Trash 2 Treasure December 2016

Posted on December 4th, 2016 - Fiona

Trash 2 Treasure December

Welcome to a new month of Trash 2 Treasure. The nights are drawing in and Christmas is coming!  There are so many wonderful creative homemade ideas for this season and I’d love you to share yours with me. Whether you are sewing, crafting, cooking or sawing I love to see all your upcycled ideas. I have been marveling over last year’s crafts still thriving here in our fairy Gardens outdoors, while coming up with new decorations to keep the children busy on the farm this Christmas.

Trash 2 Treasure December 2016

Joining in with Trash 2 Treasure

  1. Trash 2 Treasure is all about upcycling. Posts should be about making something foraged from nature, household throw away items or low value items you have added value to.
  2. Posts can take any form, all that matters is that the item made has primarily been upcycled. Whether you cook, sew, make or create I’d love you to join me.
  3. The linky will run on the 1st Monday of every month and stay open for the full month.
  4. There is no post limit as the link up is open all month.
  5. Old posts and new posts welcome.
  6. Please comment on my host post and at least 2 others and use #Trash2Treasure in the sign off so other’s know where you came from and can pop back to see what you have made too.
  7. Do remember to pop back during the month to check on later posts linked up. I will share linked posts during the month as a reminder to pop back and as a thank you for joining in.
  8. Please add my Trash 2 Treasure badge to help others find the link up and to be in with a chance of winning the lovely Duck Tape Colours (see below). 

Most of my Trash 2 Treasure tutorials will come from fun keepsakes we have made with the children in our farm activity hour, but sometimes I share bigger upcycling projects from the farm too. I hope through the linky to acquire some new ideas from you.

A little extra from the awesome folk at Duck Tape Colours

Trash 2 Treasure sponsored by Duck Tape UK with Coombe Mill Holidays for creative fun.

Trash to Treasure is sponsored by Duck Tape Colours, makers of colourful tape to add pattern and sparkle to all your upcycling projects. My favourite upcycling post each month will receive 3 colourful rolls of tape to inspire their next project. Do check out the website for plenty of creative ideas. 

My October winner of the duck tape colours is Stephanie of Our Cheery Tree. Stephanie made a wonderful Christmas bauble out of the pages of an old book and button. Do pop over and take a look. 

December winner of Trash 2 Treasure on the Coombe Mill blog

 

Thank you to all linking up in November there were some wonderful ideas. full credit to Jill at Creating my way to success for the sheer number of  upcyling ideas, I did adore the can ring buckle on this reusable Santa card.  

Trash 2 Treasure Communities

Please use the hashtag #Trash2Treasure for your makes, I’ll find you and promote your post or picture on

  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Google Plus

If you link up below to Trash 2 Treasure December I’ll also send you an invite to pin on the Trash 2 Treasure Pinterest board 

 

 

Trash 2 Treasure

I’m giving these awards a little go,  Travel or Parenting please if you can spare me a vote?

Vote for me in the UK Blog Awards 2017

 Loading InLinkz ...


How to Make a Christmas Gift Tree Decoration

Posted on December 4th, 2016 - Fiona

I do love all the Christmas crafts around, there are so many lovely ideas for using up old packaging, making gift tags, recycling Christmas cards and turning toilet tolls into Christmas figurines. I wasn’t sure which of my ideas I wanted to share the most. In the end I settled on a very simple idea that my children adore: A Christmas gift tree decoration. A bit of a mouthful as it is two things in one, a little like a Christmas cracker but without the bang and so very simple to make.

How to Make a Cristmas Gift Tree Decoration

This will be the first year at Coombe Mill that we will have our games room to host our Christmas activities. I plan to put a Tree up in there and decorate it with a little Christmas gift tree decoration for each of the children staying this Christmas. It will be a little something extra for them to open while the adults are enjoying a glass of bubbly or two at our Christmas Eve Family Celebrations.

 

What You’ll Need

 

  • Toilet rolls 

  • Gift wrap string

  • Christmas wrapping paper (left over scraps are fine)

  • Scissors

  • Gift to fit inside your toilet roll

  • Christmas Message (optional)
What you'll need to make a Christmas Gift Tree Decoration

 

Here are the downloadable messages I used, click on the image below to get a printable version.

Christmas Greetings Printable

Method

  1.  Seal one end of the toilet roll:
a) Press one end of the toilet roll inwards to make a dent.

b) Turn the toilet roll round 180 degrees and do the same
again to form  two peaks at one end

c) Fold the Two Peaks down
How to Make a Christmas Gift Tree Decoration step 1
How to Make a Christmas Gift Tree Decoration step 2 2. Place the Gift(s) inside the toilet roll with a Christmas message.
3. Fold the toilet roll end as above to achieve your sealed parcel. How to Make a Christmas Gift Tree Decoration step 3
How to Make a Christmas Gift Tree Decoration step 4 4. Wrap the gift in Christmas paper large enough to cover the shape. 

5. Take a piece of gift wrap string and create a cross design to hold the present together

finishing  at the top with a double knot and enough string left to tie onto a branch of your tree.

How to Make a Christmas Gift Tree Decoration step 5
How to Make a Christmas Gift Tree Decoration step 6 6. Add your Christmas Gift Tree Decoration to your Christmas tree.

A few Extras you could try.

  • Try filling and wrapping match boxes instead of toilet rolls  

  • Why not look up a few Christmas Jokes to put inside instead of a Christmas Message?

  • Make them rustic style with brown paper and rough string and add a sprig of holly or Ivy.

  • Why not make 25 and use them as advent calendar presents. 
Match box and Rustic Christmas Gift Tree Decorations

 

 

How to Make a Christmas gift Tree Decoration Tutorial Vlog

 

Trash 2 Treasure

Giving these awards a little go,  Travel or Parenting please if you can spare me a vote?

Vote for me in the UK Blog Awards 2017

clairejustine Marvellous Mondays badge by Hello Archie The Secret Diary of Agent Spitback Twinkly Tuesday Run Jump Scrap! Cuddle Fairy Mummy Fever - Share With Me ethannevelyn Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


Trash 2 Treasure November 16

Posted on November 6th, 2016 - Fiona

Trash 2 Treasure November

Welcome to a new month of Trash 2 Treasure. The dark nights are upon us and Remembrance Sunday is approaching followed by the merriment of Christmas. There are so many wonderful craft ideas for the season and I’d love you to share them with me. Whether you are sewing, crafting, cooking or sawing I’d love to see all your upcycled ideas. We have been Making a Poppy Wreath from a cereal box and egg boxes, which can then be reused as a Christmas Holly Wreath. A double upcycle!

Trash 2 Treasure November 16

Joining in with Trash 2 Treasure

  1. Trash 2 Treasure is all about upcycling. Posts should be about making something foraged from nature, household throw away items or low value items you have added value to.
  2. Posts can take any form, all that matters is that the item made has primarily been upcycled. Whether you cook, sew, make or create I’d love you to join me.
  3. The linky will run on the 1st Monday of every month and stay open for the full month.
  4. There is no post limit as the link up is open all month.
  5. Old posts and new posts welcome.
  6. Please comment on my host post and at least 2 others and use #Trash2Treasure in the sign off so other’s know where you came from and can pop back to see what you have made too.
  7. Do remember to pop back during the month to check on later posts linked up. I will share linked posts during the month as a reminder and a thank you for joining in.
  8. Please add my Trash 2 Treasure badge to help others find the link up and to be in with a chance of winning the lovely Duck Tape Colours (see below). 

Most of my Trash 2 Treasure tutorials will come from fun keepsakes we have made with the children in our farm activity hour, but sometimes I share bigger upcycling projects from the farm too. I hope through the linky to acquire some new ideas from you.

A little extra from the awesome folk at Duck Tape Colours

Trash 2 Treasure sponsored by Duck Tape UK with Coombe Mill Holidays for creative fun.

Trash to Treasure is sponsored by Duck Tape Colours, makers of colourful tape to add pattern and sparkle to all your upcycling projects. My favourite upcycling post each month will receive 3 colourful rolls of tape to inspire their next project. Do check out the website for plenty of creative ideas. 

  • My October winner of the duck tape colours is Vicky of Vicky Myers Creations. Vicky made a wonderful bathroom makeover with some great thrifty accessories that look so effective. Do pop over and take a look. 
Trash 2 Treasure November Winner Vicky Myers Bathroom Makeover

Trash 2 Treasure Communities

Please use the hashtag #Trash2Treasure for your makes, I’ll find you and promote your post or picture on

  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Google Plus

If you link up below to Trash 2 Treasure November I’ll also send you an invite to pin on the Trash 2 Treasure Pinterest board 

 

 

Trash 2 Treasure

Please take the code for the badge from the sidebar, we’re having some issues transferring it over to the post. 

 

 Loading InLinkz ...


How to Make a Poppy Wreath for Remembrance Sunday

Posted on November 6th, 2016 - Fiona

A no glue, easy assemble, stylish upcycled Poppy Wreath

With Remembrance Sunday fast approaching I wanted a craft I could share with the children staying on the farm which also gave me a chance to explain what Remembrance Sunday is all about. My own children still give me a sigh when I insist they attend the Remembrance Service with their scouting movement, but I feel it is an important date to mark. As kids they have enjoyed the fun of Halloween and Bonfire night, this one is a chance to step back, to reflect and to remember how we came to enjoy the freedom of our country.  A little crafting fun makes listening and comprehending easier for children. The result is a beautiful poppy wreath to show your support as well as a reminder to give generously to the poppy appeal.  

How to Make a Poppy Wreath

What You’ll Need

  • 2 x 6 egg plastic egg box
  • Red, green and black poster paint
  • Scissors
  • Black wool
  • A large cereal box
  • Pencil
  • Paint brush
  • Floristry ribbon (optional)
  • Green leaves (optional)
things you need to make a poppy wreath

How to Make your Poppy Wreath

To make the wreath base

  1. Draw a circle on a cereal box (use a plate or something to draw around) and cut out. Use both long side of the box.
How to Make a Poppy Wreath Step 1
how-to-make-a-poppy-wreath-step-2
  1. Make a hole in the centre of both pieces with scissors and cut out a smaller circle within the first.
  1. Paint your remaining rings with green paint and set aside to dry.
how-to-make-a-poppy-wreath-step-3
How to Make a Poppy Wreath Step 1
  1. Take the black wool and tie a knot around both pieces of card to hold them together then wind the wool round the card leaving a length of wool free at the end. Set aside

To make the poppies

  1. Cut the egg shapes from the egg box.
How to Make a Poppy for a Poppy Wreath Step 1
How to Make a Poppy for a Poppy Wreath Step
  1. Use the lid of the egg box as a paint tray, and then dip the outside of each cut out egg holder in the red paint and leave to dry. (This will take several hours)
  1. Take the dried red egg holders and paint the inside circle black to form your poppy; then leave to dry.
How to Make a Poppy for a Poppy Wreath Step 3
How to Make a Poppy for a Poppy Wreath Step 4
  1. Make scissor cuts down opposite sides of your poppies from the tip of the petals to the start of the black middle.
  1. Returning to your wreath weave another layer of wool adding a poppy via the scissor cuts as you go round.
How to Make a Poppy for a Poppy Wreath Step
How to Make a Poppy for a Poppy Wreath Step 6
  1. When you have finished leave a length of wool for a handle to hang your wreath.

 

A few extra’s you could try

  • Add a little floristry ribbon to the base of your wreath curled with scissors
  • Thread green leaves into the wool behind the poppies.
  • Try PVA glue coating your finished poppy wreath to help it withstand the outdoors.
  • Try using holly and mistletoe for a Christmas Wreath

Variations on how to make a poppy wreath

Vlog tutorial on how to make a Poppy Wreath

Trash 2 Treasure


Trash 2 Treasure October 16

Posted on October 2nd, 2016 - Fiona

Trash 2 Treasure October

Welcome to a new month of Trash 2 Treasure. Autumn is truly with us now and with the season comes a whole host of lovely nature craft ideas. Those autumn leaves, ripe fruits and fallen sticks are great for upcycling. Added to this is the upcoming excitement of Halloween and Bonfire night. We have been busy on the farm making nature frames and blackberry prints this past month month and are now looking forward to decorating the farm for Halloween.  

trash-2-treasure-october

Joining in with Trash 2 Treasure

  1. Trash 2 Treasure is all about upcycling. Posts should be about making something foraged from nature, household throw away items or low value items you have added value to.

  2. Posts can take any form, all that matters is that the item made has primarily been upcycled. Whether you cook, sew, make or create I’d love you to join me.

  3. The linky will run on the 1st Monday of every month and stay open for the full month.

  4. There is no post limit as the link up is open all month.

  5. Old posts and new posts welcome.

  6. Please comment on my host post and at least 2 others and use #Trash2Treasure in the sign off so other’s know where you came from and can pop back to see what you have made too. 

  7. Do remember to pop back during the month to check on later posts linked up. I will share linked posts during the month as a reminder and a thank you for joining in.

  8. Please add my Trash 2 Treasure badge to help others find the link up and to be in with a chance of winning the lovely Duck Tape Colours (see below). 

Most of my Trash 2 Treasure tutorials will come from fun keepsakes we have made with the children in our farm activity hour, but sometimes I share bigger upcycling projects from the farm too. I hope through the linky to acquire some new ideas from you.

A little extra from the awesome folk at Duck Tape Colours

Trash 2 Treasure sponsored by Duck Tape UK with Coombe Mill Holidays for creative fun.

 

Trash to Treasure is sponsored by Duck Tape Colours, makers of colourful tape to add pattern and sparkle to all your upcycling projects. My favourite upcycling post each month will receive 3 colourful rolls of tape to inspire their next project. Do check out the website for plenty of creative ideas. 

My September winner of the duck tape colours is Jill from Creating my way to success. Jill upcycles some amazing things from fabric scraps. I particularly liked this bear from an old school sports kit. He would make a great mascot.  winner of Treash 2 Treasure with Coombe Mill September

 

Trash 2 Treasure Communities

If please use the hashtag #Trash2Treasure for your makes, I’ll find you and promote your post or picture on

  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Google Plus

If you link up below to Trash 2 Treasure October I’ll also send you an invite to pin on my Trash 2 Treasure Pinterest board 

 

 Loading InLinkz ...


Page 1 of 612345...Last »