How to Make a Sailboat

Posted on May 1st, 2016 - Fiona

Trash 2 Treasure: Milk bottle Sailboat

I do like to mix up the crafts we make here for activity hour on the farm.  Each week I try to find something age appropriate and fun for the children staying.  I have learned through time that anything involving water is always appreciated.  I know how popular our mini raft race is each year but wanted to find something a little different for the following week.  Seeing how well milk bottles floated as rafts I worked on a design of sailboat using them too. It had to be simple enough for the children to follow but challenging enough to keep them busy.  Instead of racing our boats down the river we let them gently sail across the lake. The finished result was so successful I’m sharing how to make one here on Trash 2 Treasure.

How to Make a Sailboat. Upcycling fun from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays. Cornrwall

What you’ll need

  • Crepe paper
  • 2 x 4litre milk bottles or one 6 litre bottle
  • Scissors
  • Duck tape colours
  • String
  • Stapler
  • Hole punch
  • 2 sticks, one fatter and one thinner
  • Your choice of things from nature like leaves and flowers.

 

What You'll Need to make a Sailboats at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays. Cornwall

Method

  1. Pierce the milk bottle with the scissor tip and cut into two. Discard the handle end for the 4 litre bottles, or use both halves for the 6 litre bottle. Make sure both halves are an even height.
Cut the Milk Carton in Half: Step 1 to making a sailboat at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays. Cornwall
Cut Duck Tape Colours and Staple the boat together Step 2 of making a sailboat at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays. Cornwall
  1. Cut a piece of Duck tape colours or masking tape and stick the longer stick to the centre of one half of the milk bottle to form the mast. Staple the two halves together with the stick in the middle.
  1. You are now ready to add some rigging. Use a hole punch to make 4 holes at each corner of the boat.
Punch 4 Holes: Step 3 of making a sailboat at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays. Cornwall
Cut and Tie one end of the string. Step 4 of making a sailboat at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays. Cornwall
  1. Cut 4 pieces of string to equal lengths that reach from the newly punched holes to the tip of the mast. Tie one end of the string through the holes. 
  1. Thread your chosen nature bunting through the rigging. (we found using a scissor end or a fingernail did the trick). 
Threading the Leaves on the String. Step 5 of making a sailboat at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays. Cornwall
Tie the Rigging to the Top of the Mast. Step 6 of making a sailboat at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays. Cornwall
  1. Tie all 4 pieces of rigging to the top of the mast and secure with tape if needed.
  1. Cut a square of crepe paper for your sail. Lay the smaller stick across one edge and staple over to make the boom.
Creating the Sail. Step 7 of making a sailboat at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays. Cornwall
Fold the Sail. Step 8 of making a sailboat at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays. Cornwall
  1. Fold your sail to make a triangle
  1. Feed it through the string rigging securing to the top of the mast with tape.
Attaching the sail. Step 9 of making a sailboat at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays. Cornwall
Decorating and weighting the sail boat. Step 10 of making a sailboat at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays. Cornwall
  1. Decorate your boat with leaves and petals and add a stone weight to each side and find a pond or lake to test your sailboat.

A few Extras you could try

Try swapping crepe paper for thin fabric like muslin for the sail

Make a peg man or animal to ride in your boat

Attach a piece of string to the back of your boat in case it gets caught and you need to pull it in

Create an egg man challenge.  We drew faces on eggs and challenged the children to successfully sail their egg person across the lake. We added a stone to counterbalance the weight on the other side of the boat.

Let the children use their imaginations and create their own games and stories with their sailboat

 

Building the Rafts and Designing Egg Men at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays. Cornwall

How to make a milk bottle Sailboat : Tutorial Vlog

 

Joining in with Trash 2 Treasure

If you have post about something you have made with something from nature or something you would have otherwise have thrown away please come and share on Trash 2 Treasure. The linky will run on the 1st Monday of every month and stay open for the full month. Posts can take any form, all that matters is that the item made has primarily been upcycled from something of little value or found in nature. Leaves and loo rolls, sticks and staples, there are so many throw away items which, with a little imagination, can be turned into something of value. Most of my something from nothing craft tutorials will come from fun keepsakes we have made with the children in our farm activity hour but sometimes I will share bigger upcycling projects from Farmer Nick too. I hope through the linky to acquire some new ideas and I welcome all posts old and new.  

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 your next project. Do check out their website for plenty of creative ideas. 

My April winner of the duck tape colours is Cheryl from Time to Craft with an amazing paper mache Lighthouse Upcycled Lighthouse from time to craft  joining Trash2Treasure with Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays


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Sailboats and Egg Men on an Epic Adventure

Posted on April 29th, 2016 - Fiona

  CountryKids from Coombe Mill

For activity hour I always like to come up with an adventure, a challenge or something creative. If I can add nature, education, imagination I will. After the success of raft racing a couple of weeks ago I was keen for a new water based activity. Instead of rafts on the river I decided on sailboats on the lake. I searched Pinterest for ideas but drew a blank on something substantial enough for the size of our lake. Thankfully I have Farmer Nick, my DIY guru, who enjoys a spot of sailing when the chance arises. Together we worked up a milk bottle prototype. Nick had rigging and a boom on the sail to which I added a touch of nature and an Egg Man challenge which gave a sense of adventure and the weight in the boat we needed.  

Sailboats and Egg Men on an Epic Adventure at coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall

I was really excited to try this out and took my prototype sailboat out to the start of the morning feed run as a reminder to everyone on timings and to set expectations for the afternoon activity.

The Sailboat Challenge

“Imagine Egg Men have landed from a foreign planet, you have to create their identity and return them home across the Coombe Mill Lake in sailboats. For every Egg Man that completes the journey there will be a treat sent back to Coombe Mill for you to keep.”

Making and Creating Sailboats and Egg Men

There followed a flurry of excitement as the children from tots to parents embraced the challenge. There were sticks, flowers and leaves to be collected

Collecting Sticks and Flowers

Bottles were cut and masks and rigging added with plenty of Duck Tape Colours, staples and string. The floral decorations made each raft bespoke along with the children’s choice of Raffia sail colours.

Making sail boats for activity hour. #imagination #upcycling #sailing #sailboat #kids #creative #kidsplay #Craft #kudscrafts #holidays

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Egg men were designed and added to petal and leaf beds in the well of the boat.

Building the Rafts and Designing Egg Men at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

Finally we were ready for the sailboats to take their challenge. It was quite a trek from the games room round to the lake but even the youngest managed it complete with sailboats and egg men and all lined their boats up on the slipway. We added a stone to the side of the boat without Egg Man to give balance and were ready to set sail.

Walking to the lake and Lining up the rafts at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

Ready to Race our Sailboats and save the Egg Men

Guy was out in HMS Bath Tub for us ready to scoop up and boats in trouble and we had what looked like a successful launch

Launching our sail boat race on the lake today. #sailing #sailboat #kidsplay #Craft #creative #adventure #lake

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However just a couple of feet out what little wind there was dropped and the boats drifting back towards the slipway! It was time for plan B and Guy gathered all the boats out of the water and rowed them to the middle of the lake where he released them once again. We agreed the challenge was now for the Egg men to make it in their sailboats back to shore at any point. There was just enough breeze to do this and the kids raced round the lake to see where their boat would hit land.

Setting the boats sailing from the middle of the lake

It was almost a full house with only one overturned sailboat and one child slipping into the lake (only knee deep). Back at the games room I collected the adventurous Egg Men to send home and as promised they left chocolate golden eggs and a Coombe Mill badge for the children.

Rafts over the finish line and Rewards at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

It was such a fun afternoon and a challenge that really appealed to the children. I think this is an activity I’ll be repeating again in the summer. If you are interested in trying this one yourself I’ll be adding a tutorial for making these sailboats on Trash2Treasure next Monday.

Joining in with Country Kids

I’d love you to come and share your outdoor fun with me here on the linky. All posts are welcome from playing in the garden to days out. All I ask is that the post is predominantly outside, away from screens and enjoying some fresh air. I’d be delighted if you would take my badge or link back here and please remember to check out some of the other posts, it might just be the inspiration for your next adventure.

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Two chances to Win with Rockfish & Country Kids

Win a pair of wellies from Rockfish Monthly

A Chance To Win with Rockfish Wellies from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK. 

I am delighted to announce that Rockfish have joined with Coombe Mill to sponsor the Country Kids link up. Rockfish are a local Cornish company specializing in stylish Wellingtons for all the family. We have been offering their country wellies in our borrow room here on the farm for over a year and they are always popular for their style, comfort and durability.

Each week my favourite #CountryKids posts, which include my badge or a link back here,  will be considered for a free pair of Rockfish Wellies at the end of the month; the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather throws your way. The wellies we offer may change each month but are always high quality, comfy and stylish so keep an eye out here on Country Kids to see which designs are up each month.

Congratulations to Diary of the Evans Crittens who has won the April Rockfish Wellies with a lovely post about a day at Haverford West 

My May winner will be able to choose any welly form the online range. For more more information on the Rockfish Wellies on offer with us and terms and conditions to win see here

A few of my favourites in with a chance of the May Rockfish Boots:

Bikes and scooters can transform walking for kids. Buba blue and me found them a great help exploring Eastbourne

This is a  great resource for a minibeast hunt from Creative Star  and a fun first hunt in action from Digital Motherhood 

Finally this DIY garden play caught my eye for being resourceful and with learning qualitites from Play at home Teacher 

Win 25% off weekly with Rockfish

On top of the monthly free wellies, Rockfish has kindly offered everyone who enters #CountryKids this week a chance to win 25% off at their online store, a little extra incentive for some affordable outdoor fun

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Annual Upcycled Raft Race

Posted on April 15th, 2016 - Fiona

 Country Kids from Coombe Mill

It has become an Easter tradition here at Coombe Mill to have a Spring raft race during the Easter Holidays. This is a great activity to bring together children of different age groups as we tend to have over the Easter break. From teens to tots everyone can get involved and the enthusiasm and competitive spirit it generates is infectious.

Annual Upcycled Raft Race at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

A Test Raft

We began by making our rafts. I always like to remake an example raft and check it floats before, then hand materials and tips out to everyone else at Activity Hour.

Testing my raft floats ahead of activity hour and raft racing this afternoon

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Raft Making

There followed a hive of activity and creative thinking as milk bottles, sticks and plastic cartons  are lashed together with string and masking tape. Flowers, petals and ferns gave each unique design their own recognisable finish.

Building the Rafts at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

When everyone has finished crafting, we headed upstream to the Coombe Mill footbridge. The excitement was already building and it was all I could do to contain the older ones who had ran on ahead eager to start. When everyone had caught up I managed a quick photo on the footbridge steps.

Posing at the steps at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

Let the Raft Race Begin

Then it was time to line up over the edge of the bridge, we have had a few false starts in previous years but I think my ‘shouty’ voice must be improving as everyone held their raft tight and waiting for the grand countdown before letting go.

Raft Race Drop at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holiday, Cornwall, England, UK.

The above clip is thanks to the Go Pro strapped to the front of my raft; however the drop managed to quickly send it upside down so most of the rest of the recording is of the bottom of the river bed! There are a few fun clips in the video at the end.

The children raced along the riverbank cheering on their rafts while some of the older ones waded after them through the river with Guy freeing any that became stuck on rocks at the water’s edge. The wifi is patchy along the river so the quality isn’t great from the periscope recording but you can hear the shrieks of excitement.

Following the Rafts down the river at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

The river was running quite fast this year and it was a struggle to beat the rafts to the finish line. Everyone crowded on the bridge to cheer them through while our brave water boys worked swiftly to collect the rafts as they came under the bridge.

Swimming and Collecting Rafts at the End of the Raft Race at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

The rafts were somewhat bedraggled after the river had played with them but there were still a few children taking their ones home as a memento of their day at the raft race.

I think holding a raft race is a tradition that will live on for a few years yet or at least for as long as I can persuade Guy to brave the water for me and save our rafts from sailing out to sea at Padstow!

Raft Racing at Coombe Mill 2016

 

Joining in with Country Kids

 

I’d love you to come and share your outdoor fun with me here on the linky. All posts are welcome from playing in the garden to days out. All I ask is that the post is predominantly outside, away from screens and enjoying some fresh air. I’d be delighted if you would take my badge or link back here and please remember to check out some of the other posts, it might just be the inspiration for your next adventure.

 

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Pin on the Pinterest Board Just ask for an invite to pin and include Country Kids on your pins for me to stop by on your boards too

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Join the Google Plus community page for Country Kids and add #CountryKids to your tag elsewhere for a +1 from me

Share your posts on Instagram and Twitter with #CountryKids for a like or a re-tweet

Two chances to Win with Rockfish & Country Kids

Win a pair of wellies from Rockfish Monthly

A Chance To Win with Rockfish Wellies from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK. 

I am delighted to announce that Rockfish have joined with Coombe Mill to sponsor the Country Kids link up. Rockfish are a local Cornish company specializing in stylish Wellingtons for all the family. We have been offering their country wellies in our borrow room here on the farm for over a year and they are always popular for their style, comfort and durability.

Each week my favourite #CountryKids posts, which include my badge or a link back here,  will be considered for a free pair of Rockfish Wellies at the end of the month; the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather throws your way. The wellies we offer may change each month but are always high quality, comfy and stylish so keep an eye out here on Country Kids to see which designs are up each month. My April winner will be able to choose any welly form the online range. For more more information on the Rockfish Wellies on offer with us and terms and conditions to win see here

A few of my favourites in with a chance of the April Rockfish Boots:

For me spring is all about farming and baby animals. Those of you out at farms this week were clearly in for a treat like this post from Wild about here and this one from Life at Cook's Cabin

Getting out with little ones isn't always easy but Two tiny Hands managed bikes on the train for a lovely estuary adventure

Being up close with owl poo made Chelsea Mamma 's kids into real forensic scientists

 

Win 25% off weekly with Rockfish

On top of the monthly free wellies, Rockfish has kindly offered everyone who enters #CountryKids this week a chance to win 25% off at their online store, a little extra incentive for some affordable outdoor fun

25% Off Rockfish Wellies Week 11

 

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Easter Crafts and Activities on Good Friday

Posted on April 1st, 2016 - Fiona

 

Country Kids from Coombe Mill

I love Easter, it comes at my favourite time of year on the farm. There is new life everywhere with baby animals being born and the hedgerows budding. Traditionally spring is when the wet winter weather takes a turn for the better too. It certainly was the case for those staying with us the week of Good Friday, days were chilly but dry and by Good Friday itself there was even a little warmth in the sun. So much so I took Activity Hour with our Easter crafts outside.

Easter Crafts and Activities on Good Friday at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

Easter Crafts Outdoors

We began by painting egg box chicks which came to life with googley eyes. Then the children took their creative painting skills to my cereal box cut out Easter Eggs. I had a plan for both while the paint dried.

Paiting Chicks and Eggs at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

Nature inspired Easter Craft nests

Leaving our paint work we headed up into the hedgerows to make nests for our chicks. We found weaving a circle of willow or Ivy worked really well as a base for our nests with cut crass as a bed for our chicks to sit on. As a finishing touch I added a couple of golden chocolate mini eggs to each nest.

 

Making the Nests at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

Bunny and Chick Easter Crafts

The afternoon sun had moved over the valley so while our egg painting continued to dry we moved into the warmth of the games room to make toilet roll chicks and rabbits sitting on a kitchen roll log for our next Easter craft. The children needed help with the cutting but enjoyed colouring in the faces and ears.

 

Making the Chicks and Rabbits at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

Meanwhile we had cut each painted cardboard egg into 3 pieces and hidden each piece in the Fairy Gardens. The children now had to search amongst the fairies for the 3 pieces to put their cracked egg back together. It was lovely watching them race over and hunt around. There were squeals of joy when they found their pieces. It was a really simple idea that worked so well I think I will adapt the concept for use again.

 

Hunting for the Egg Puzzles

Choo choo the last ride of the week

For those still eager we skipped, quite literally, over to the train to catch up with Guy for a last train ride leaving parents weighed down with crafts.

 

Last train of the week at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

Joining in with Country Kids

I’d love you to come and share your outdoor fun with me here on the linky. All posts are welcome from playing in the garden to days out. All I ask is that the post is predominantly outside, away from screens and enjoying some fresh air. I’d be delighted if you would take my badge or link back here and please remember to check out some of the other posts, it might just be the inspiration for your next adventure.

Country Kids is around in these communities, I’d love you to join me: 

Pin on the Pinterest Board Just ask for an invite to pin and include Country Kids on your pins for me to stop by on your boards too

 

Follow Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays’s board Country Kids  from Coombe Mill on Pinterest.

Join the Google Plus community page for Country Kids and add #CountryKids to your tag elsewhere for a +1 from me

Share your posts on Instagram and Twitter with #CountryKids for a like or a re-tweet

Two chances to Win with Rockfish & Country Kids

Win a pair of wellies from Rockfish Monthly

A Chance To Win with Rockfish Wellies from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK. 

 

I am delighted to announce that Rockfish have joined with Coombe Mill to sponsor the Country Kids link up. Rockfish are a local Cornish company specializing in stylish Wellingtons for all the family. We have been offering their country wellies in our borrow room here on the farm for over a year and they are always popular for their style, comfort and durability.

Each week my favourite #CountryKids posts, which include my badge or a link back here,  will be considered for a free pair of Rockfish Wellies at the end of the month; the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather throws your way. The wellies we offer may change each month but are always high quality, comfy and stylish so keep an eye out here on Country Kids to see which designs are up each month. My April winner will be able to choose any welly form the online range. For more more information on the Rockfish Wellies on offer with us and terms and conditions to win see here

Congratulations to Bubba Blue and Me who is my March Rockfish Welly winner with a lovely Roman villa visit.

A few of my favourites in with a chance of the April Rockfish Boots:

A great outdoors meeting of minds from right from the start 

A wedding was a great excuse for a first caravanning trip of the season for Tin box Traveller 

The National Trust have had some great Easter Hunts up last weekend, I loved this trail from Lakes Single Mum

I have to hand it to Potty Adventures for making festivals with a toddler and a bump look so much fun.

Newstead Abbey looks a great place to explore for a train day out as visited by Claire Justine 

 

 

Win 25% off weekly with Rockfish

On top of the monthly free wellies, Rockfish has kindly offered everyone who enters #CountryKids this week a chance to win 25% off at their online store, a little extra incentive for some affordable outdoor fun

25% Off Rockfish Wellies Week 9

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How to Make Tin Can Flowers

Posted on March 6th, 2016 - Fiona

Trash 2 Treasure – March

Last summer whilst on holiday in France, I found a street seller in Montpellier selling 1 euro flower ashtrays. On closer inspection it was clear they were made out of tin cans and I was intrigued as to how he made them. Parting with my euro and choosing a colourful Fanta tin can flower I asked in my best limited French for a demonstration on how to make them. He showed me and made it look so easy I couldn’t wait to get back and give it a go.

Tin Can Flowers in France inspiration for Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

I have to confess it actually took me a few goes to get the hang of it, but with an ample supply of beer cans from Farmer Nick I didn’t need to worry about using up all my resources! We have no use for ashtrays in our house, or at least not that my teens are owning up to, so decided to use them just as fun flowers for the garden or tea light holders indoors.

Tin Can Flowers Tutorial from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

What you’ll need

  • Tin drinks can

  • Scissors

  • ruler and pen 

  • Tea light candle for a candle holder or string to hang in the garden

What you'll need for Tin Can Flowers from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

Method

  1. Measure 8 cm into your can from the base from a garden flower and from the top for a tea light holder. Mark with a line all the way round. If you have a tall beer can this will be half the can and will make both flowers using either end.

  2. Pierce the tin can along your line with the tip of a pair of scissors for a garden flower or from the can pull end for a tea light (the base is rounded and will not hold the tea light)

  3. Cut around the tin to separate into 2 halves

  4. Trim any rough edges

  5. Draw a line 1 cm from the base of you half can

  6. Use your pen to mark 1.5 cm even spaces around the can judging by eye to end up back at the start.

  7. Cut down from your pen marks to the line.

  8. Bend down the cut sections to make the leaves

  9. Now begin folding on an angle so the right hand top edge of a leaf tucks behind the bottom left corner of the leaf in front.

  10. Keep working round till you come back to the start.

Step by Step Can Flowers from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.


Tip

  • I was worried that cutting the metal cans would risk cuts to my fingers and was very reluctant to let the children try, however it is surprisingly hard to cut yourself so I would say safe for children to have a go supervised and ordinary kitchen scissors work well.

  • The tin is very pliable so you can refold any leaves you are not quite happy with, though too much tinkering and they will snap!

A Few Additions you could try   

  • We nailed a few of ours to stakes and placed them in welly planters to have a little flower display before the spring daffodils came through

  • Why not thread small flowers like daisies through as a cute upcycled mother’s day present

  • Hang a few close together from a coat hanger and hang from a branch or post in the garden to make a wind chime.

Other Ideas for Tin Can Flowers from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays


A vlog tutorial on how to make tin can flowers

Joining in with Trash 2 Treasure

If you have post about something you have made with something from nature or something you would have otherwise have thrown away please come and share on Trash 2 Treasure. The linky will run on the 1st Monday of every month and stay open for the full month. Posts can take any form, all that matters is that the item made has primarily been upcycled from something of little value or found in nature. Leaves and loo rolls, sticks and staples, there are so many throw away items which, with a little imagination, can be turned into something of value. Most of my something from nothing craft tutorials will come from fun keepsakes we have made with the children in our farm activity hour but sometimes I will share bigger upcycling projects from Farmer Nick too. I hope through the linky to acquire some new ideas and I welcome all posts old and new.  

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. Our favourite upcycling post each month will receive 3 colourful rolls of tape to inspire your next project. Do check out their website for plenty of creative ideas. 

 

My February Duck Tape Colours winner is Patchwork Parent with a easy to follow tutorial on how to make an egg box bluebird in a tree; a great craft to use for Easter. Easter Tree Patchwork Parent Feb 16 at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall, England, UK.

 

As always there were some wonderful upcycled ideas again this month, here are 3 more that really caught my eye:

The Gingerbread House made peg characters inspired by The Gingerbread Man book.

Tea and a Sewing Machine personalised their diary with a homemade fabric cover.

The Real Lara Shoe was inspired by her son’s love of weather to create some weather bangles.

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