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Cheap Winter School Holiday Activities

School holidays… are you ready? As wonderful as children are, as much as we love them, it can easily get expensive entertaining them in the school holidays. Here are some free and cheap school holiday activities for winter. 1.) Head to the Museum Some are completely free, others you can get an annual pass for […]

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DIY cardboard coffin for Halloween or any spooky party

Each year our family heads to a trunk or treat for Halloween. Last time we went our trunk was a little lacking in the Halloween spirit so this year we are trying a little harder by making our own decorations. We looked in the stores but found the selection here in Australia very lacking. One thing […]

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How to etch glass

I’ve been wanting to try glass etching for a while now. I love the frosted look and liked the idea of doing it at home. I finally got some etching cream at a reasonable price and decided to start small with a jar. It was very easy and took 20min total. The more complicated your […]

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DIY Fathers Day Trophy

Fathers Day is only a few weeks away so now is a great time to start getting the kids to make a few presents. This year my husband is getting a couple of ‘Best Dad’ trophies. The kids had such a good time making them and they don’t cost much at all. What you need: […]

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How to make a Draculaura Cushion

I have a niece who loves Monster High. I didn’t even know what it was until she told me about it and it was quite an eye opener! Her birthday was last month and so I wanted to make her a Monster High something. She already has a lot of the merchandise and a costume […]

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DIY Ariel (aka The Little Mermaid) inspired ruffle apron

My daughter was invited to a Little Mermaid party a few weeks ago and the birthday girl loves to cook so we decided to make her a special apron inspired by Ariel. It was fairly simple to make and looked stunning when finished. I want to make one for myself! What you need: Purple fabric […]

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DIY – Sew your own reversible apron

This week I looked after a couple of my daughters friends. My daughter wanted to ice cupcakes with them so we baked them the day before and had all the supplies ready to go for when her friends arrived. I didn’t want them to get their clothes stained with food dye so I made reversible […]

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Reupholster chairs yourself!

I decided a while ago I was going to embark on some DIY… re-cover the kids mini-recliners with some matching fabric so they fit into our home décor better. Whilst the project really didn’t take more than about 10 hours to complete, it really did take me about a month to do it (around school […]

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How to hide a stain with an iron on decal

My kids have an incredibly hard time keeping tops stain free. I’m sure they think they are towels, face washers, tissues and goodness knows what else. Often the only thing wrong with the top is a stain on the front and the rest of it is in great nick. I want to keep the clothes […]

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DIY Prince Charming Costume

  Over the summer, I had a good friend give me a Cinderella princess dress from the Disney store for my daughter. It is absolutely gorgeous and glittery. She had ordered one for her granddaughter, and they accidentally sent her two. She called them, and they told her to keep it. I’m so grateful for the […]

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