Tuesday, 7 May 2013

DIY: Branch display

A while ago I found a gorgeous picture from pinterest, of drifted wood photo display by Erlend. He has a lot of great and unique DIY's and tutorials (including the drifted wood photo display) here: http://www.morningcreativity.com

I didn't have time to go to the beach and collect drifted wood, but the idea just didn't leave me alone. So this morning I saw a branch under a tree, and took it home with me. I wanted my display to be wider than Erlends, so I modified the "design" a bit.
I cleaned the branch,  saw it to the size I wanted, and spray painted it (with white). After the paint had dried, I drilled  holes to the branch for the string. The holes are about 7 cm apart from each other.
Then I thread the string through the holes, tied a knot to the other end and let the other end hang loose. And that's it! You can hang anything you want to this: kids art, photos, small decorations or a mix of things, like I did.


And here's the display with autumn leaves.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Tissuepaper flowers

This craft project is perfect for small crafters - from 3 years and up. A great gift for mothers day, for teacher or for birthday. Gorgeous flower that never wither!
In case you want excatly the same materials I have used in this project, please visit at my webshop: www.rainydaysjoy.com.au/materials.html . 4 pcs of A5 cardboard 1,50 aud and a bag of circle tissue paper shapes 2,00 aud (these make 4 flowers).

You'll need:

Some cardboard (A5 is enough)
Circle shapes (use circle punch or cut with scissors using a coin as a template) from tissue paper.

And this is how: