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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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DIY Flower Girl Gifts

With wedding season’s arrival, I thought it would be fun to share one of the craftier things I did for my wedding.  I didn’t DIY a whole lot, but one thing I really wanted to make was the flower girl’s gift.  It’s a bundle of flower petals from the big day that she can keep […]

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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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DIY Pirate Treasure Chest

I have a preschooler and its certainly the age of princesses and pirates in this house and everyone we visit so when we were invited to a friends party Little Miss said she wanted to give him a pirate chest. Here is the quick and cheap one we made for him the day before the […]

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Recipe in a jar

It’s school fair time again here and my sons class has been given the ‘Recipe in a jar’ stall. I’m helping organise it and it seems that while everyone loves the idea of getting one a lot of people aren’t sure how to go about making one. There are recipes all over the net for […]

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Easy Book Cake Tutorial

My son is a bookworm, a major bookworm. He devours books like they are air. We got him the Harry Potter series for Christmas and within 2 weeks this 6yr old had finished them all, with that in mind we thought it would be a good idea to let him literally eat books for his […]

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DIY Chocolate Bouquet

Have you ever seen the chocolate bouquet pots and thought they looked wonderful but didn’t want to pay the advertised price? Well for the cost of the chocolates and a few things most people have at home you can create your own. What you need: Chocolates Skewers Tape Styrofoam ball Tissue paper Bucket or jar […]

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Grandpa Cupcakes

For some reason each year we manage to forget Grandpas birthday, it’s in my calendar but always sneaks up on us. This year we remembered the night before and as he was coming in the morning the kids and I whipped up a batch of Grandpa Cupcakes to make him feel special. We tried our […]

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