I had a great weekend last weekend; crafting with adults and kids, showing that crafting really can be for everyone…But before I tell you about the workshops I hosted in collaboration with Homebase, can I just take a moment to show off these fun Mother’s Day how-to videos? Here, I demonstrate simple steps on how to make a coaster, wall art, macramé plant hanger and even a breakfast tray for mum using Homebase products. You can make these projects from home and each project costs less than £15. The videos are short and snappy, perfect if you are busy or just eager to start!
Click here if you would like to learn how to create a Macrame plant hanger
Click here if you would like to learn how to create a stunning personalised piece of wall art
Click here if you would like to learn how to create some cute personalised coasters with your child’s drawing (we also give you tips for a more adult contemporary look too) and finally
Click here if you would like to learn how to create a wooden breakfast tray using no nails
Here are some snippets from the weekends workshops at Homebase London Finchley and Birmingham Sellyoak where I demonstrated how to make a tile coaster and macramé plant hanger.
Check out little Kiera (Mama Geek’s little girl), only 3, painting away. She sat there good as gold drawing and the spreading the paint and PVA glue over the top of the tiles.The tiles were a massive success and each child left with their own homemade coaster for mum.
We also had some crafty bloggers attend, such as Mike from A Crafty Gentleman. I loved Mike’s mixture of the tissue paper and paint – geometric prints are so on trend and he turned his 16p tile into a work of contemporary art (but will he give it to his mum? I’m not so sure. They looked too good to give away).
Whilst the paint was drying we made our macramé plant hangers, using sash window cord rope. The cord worked well as it’s made from polycotton so incredibly soft. Everyone loved this. It was an easy DIY and the result so effective. We had some VERY proud little kids and happy adults!>Later that day, I saw on @mummymatters Instagram stories that Lilly had gone home to make another one. Stuff like this gives me incredible joy – we passed on an easy craft for Lilly and everyone to enjoy at home.
On Sunday we set up camp at Homebase London Finchley. This event was open to the public and there was a face painter there too. It wasn’t long before shoppers joined in the crafting fun too and we even had a dad and son duo craft for mum whilst she shopped! And a mum and her son who enjoyed making macramé plant hangers for their home together. Lots of families took part and they enjoyed making the tile coasters. And while their tiles dried, they got their faces painted too!
Don’t forget you can still have a go at making the crafting projects yourself and if you do please tag #HomebaseMothers. I would love to see your makes.
Love Alex’s (from Better Together Home blog) coaster with the little red heart! So simple and effective. Even though the glue hasn’t dried the gold sheen still shows though.
Don’t ‘forget to check out Homebase on Instagram and Pinterest for even more inspiration: