We're making a nice early start to our Halloween planning this year. New house, we've got some cool ideas. First job we ticked off - a spooky monster eye for the front door. So super easy to make, perfect if you have a round glass panel like us but it will still work on other style doors too.
All you need is paper and glue. A big sheet of white paper, some black and a colour. We went with green, but you could do red or yellow etc. Just cut a big circle of white paper to a size big enough to cover your round window or fit the width of your front door. Next circle a bit smaller is your colour, smaller again for the black and a little circle of white to look light the light bouncing off. SO EASY! Glue together with some stick glue and for longevity have it laminated!
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Seriously, forget pink for girls and blue for boys. These black and white bedroom ideas for kids are perfect with cute pops of colour.
Above: Our adorable little penguin poster on the wall, looking super cute here with the colourful pompoms and black and white soft furnishings!
Below: A cool space for older kids. White walls and black furniture, the perfect backdrop to make your favourite things stand out.
Polka dot walls and a mix of geometric cushions, then make things interesting with a fun pop of colour with a hero artwork like this octonaut (octopus astronaut).
Chalk boards and chalk walls are a fantastic way to incorporate bold black and white in the nursery or playroom and provide the perfect space for some creativity.
But black and white doesn't have to be the main focus of the rooms decor. Below and as shown in some of the ideas above, black and white pattern can add visual interest to a room. Here a beautiful black and white chevron tee pee still stands out surrounded by colour including our rainbow born to be wild print.
Our new collection is here and it's magical! Unicorns and beautiful matching designs to add a pop of magical colour to the nursery or playroom.
I love the colours, shapes and sparkle of a geode. So we thought we'd try making our own with whatever art supplies we felt like - watercolours, pens (markers) and a bit of bling!
How to make geode art:
* You'll need a large piece of thickish paper to start Any sort of watercolour or heavier drawing paper will do.
* Get some scraps of paper in colours that work well together.
(This can be a good opportunity to talk to kids about the colour wheel, complementary and harmonious colours if you like - colours on opposite sides of the wheel are called a complementary. Colours adjacent to each other are harmonious. A harmonious colour scheme works really well for this project.)
* Rip the scraps of paper into a few different sized circle/oval shapes. These will form the centre of the geode so you want them to be increasingly bigger. Three or four pieces is enough.
* Stick your ripped paper onto the large piece of paper right in the middle.
* Using pens draw around the outline of the largest piece of ripped paper and repeat as much as you like.
* You can add watercolour paint the same way (don't be afraid to wet the pen lines that adds to the effect)
* We added glitter paint, some sparkling sequins and paint dabs to finish!
Etsy's trend report is out for the next season and something a lot of people have been looking for lately is bedroom decor for teens. So here are a few of our favourite print ideas for teens from our range...
Taking some inspiration from this cute kids bedroom, adding rainbow colours in a spotty way is great for creating a fun, gender neutral nursery.
Geometric, playful shapes are perfect for a nursery and a great way to add a pop of colour. Left, Looking Good Geometric Print and right, Phases of the Moon.
An amazing spotty chandelier from sazeracstitches is an great focal point in this kids room along with some fun spot wall decals in rainbow colours.
Add some original art with Beach Bubble Study a small work on paper, left. Right, colourful mixing of colours creates the bright Colour Study II print.
The school holidays certainly seem to have come round quick this time. Well I guess in Queensland they kind of did, we had a later start to term here due to covid concerns = a shorter term. Here are a few of our favourite ideas to keep the kids busy these school holidays.
We've got a stack of FREE DOWNLOADS including the very popular emu template for kids to colour in. The blog also has some other fun ideas like this half face portrait idea, just search the Kids art and craft category. There's also our cut and sew fabric panels for kids to make their own cute animals cushions!
If you follow the blog or our social media regularly you might have noticed we're big fans of the the rainbow cake, well, rainbows in general are pretty cool - but a rainbows and a cake! Perfection!
So here are the ten absolute favourites we've come across to make your next party full of rainbow goodness.
Instead of different layers of sponge in the colours, this cake uses the icing as well to create the rainbow shades.
International dog day? Whatever. Dogs are dumb, cats are better. Check out the cool cat stuff on the website (not the dumb dog stuff).
Beautiful floral bouquet prints are now available from the website. These stunning vintage botanical illustrations have been given a little modern twist with an added pop of colour. Six pretty pints to choose from, great for a gallery wall or perfect individually.
Printed onto quality fine art matte photo paper, also available on wrapped polycotton canvas ready to hang.
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