Birthday Banner

My baby girl is turning 1 in a months time. we not doing a party but a family picnic. So I’m making a Name banner.

I used foam paper and cut out scalloped circles that i found here. I resized it for 2 sizes. I first printed the scalloped circles then then traced it onto the foam paper and cut.1I the glued the different colours ontop of each other. I then got wooden letters and painted them white.2Glue the letters onto the scalloped cut outs and glue it with a glue gun to the twain.3

Polka Dot plates and cups

I have been searching high and low for multi coloured polka dots plates and cups but i cant find things anywhere. So i decided to DIY some. i bought plain white cups and plates. With pencils with rubbers on the end and then the desired coloured paints.1Use a pencil eraser for each colour. Then polka dot away in random patterns till you get desired effect .23( the basket and extra cups was there to keep my little diva busy while me and my eldest did the crafts)

4once its dry it can by used. Then you can do the same for the plates

And these are mine for the party.

56Now i have polka dots plates and cups.

Bathtime fun: sponge tablets

I found these little beauties the other day at a shop. they are little sponge cut outs in the form of a pill. 4

They were 4 in a pack for R9.90. so i bought a couple of packs. there were a variety of themes to choose from. I choose water theme and fairies theme.

My diva then gets to through one in every night at bathtime.2and she eagerly wait to see what she will get. and then she loves playing with her surprise afterwards. here is her collection this far.3Just love seeing her expression when she discovers what it is.

Coconut Milk Ice Lollies

I wanted to make  healthy ice lollies for my kids and someone suggested using coconut milk. Which is brilliant because then my 10month old can also enjoy it. 1All I then needed was to add fruit. I choose blueberries. I blended a whole can of coconut milk. and blueberries (Disclaimer: using a whole can of coconut milk made it more coconutty than blueberry so next time i’ll use more blue berries and less milk.) and pour it in the cylicone ice lolly molds. I found cylicone moulds to be brilliant. could never figure out how to take an ice lollies out of those hard plastic molds 2I then let it sit in the freezer for a few hours. and tested it with my almost 4yr old.3to say it was a hit was an understatement5

Chalkboard tray

i saw this idea a while ago on pinterest and had some extra cupboard doors in our storage from cupboards my dh dismantled. So this weekend i went to buy door handles and a gel stain and got working.

First i sanded off the varnish off the door with a 200grain sandpaper. This is the hardest part of this project. Once i was finished and wiped of the dust. IMG_0056I started applying the gel stain as directed. I have dark wood furniture so wanted this to fit in with all my other furniture. IMG_9272i applied about 2 coats and the end result…IMG_9239I am using the inside of the door as the right side of my tray. Once they stain was dry i covered the edges so i can spray the inside of the tray.with this Chalkboard spray.IMG_9276the result…IMG_9313The i roped dh in to put on the handles. I went for a more modern look with the handles.1

happy valentines day

I decided to make something
special for the teachers at my girls school. I saw the chocolate spoons to make
hot chocolate idea in Child Magazine

What you need

  • Chocolate slabs (1x 180g slab makes 10 spoons)
  • Plastic or wooden spoons
  • Sprinkles
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Cream (optional)

How to

I cut up the chocolate and melted it a bowl in the microwave in 30sec increment till melted.

Pour chocolate in spoon and the let the girls decorate spoons.  231Once spoons are cooled put in fridge till hard.IMG_9816IMG_9815I used cellophane to individually wrap the spoons and made a tag and tie it with a ribbon to the spoon.45

6My diva was so excited to be giving her teacher chocolate she made.

Disclaimer

The original recipe states you just need one spoon per glass of milk. I tried it and to get a nice chocolaty taste you actually need 2-3spoons per teacup. So i  put that on the tag