Archive of ‘DIY’ category

Easy Paper Hedghog Craft for Autumn

I love decorating our house for the different seasons, and it’s even more fun when you make the decorations yourself. So today I’ve got a cute Autumn craft for you – learn how to make a paper hedgehog decoration in my easy DIY tutorial. It’s a perfect to do together with kids, and if you […] Read more…

Our Wedding Part 3: DIY Notebook Wedding Favours

If you’ve been following along on the blog this week, you’ll know I’m blogging about our wedding in honour of our 10th wedding anniversary. So far, I’ve shared our garden themed decorations and our crowdsourced buffet. Today, I’m going to talk about the favours we had at our wedding reception. Since we did not have […] Read more…

How to make a shark themed ‘Schultüte’

The countdown is on – there’s less than ten days to go until the new school term and year starts, and one of the final tasks I still had to do was make a ‘Schultüte’ for my little school starter. A ‘Schultüte’ is a large cardboard cone filled with treats, that all German children receive […] Read more…

DIY ‘Rechenkette’ – Mini Abacus for Kids

Today I have a fairly easy DIY to share with you, which would make a cute little ‘back to school’ or starting school gift. These so-called ‘Rechenketten’ are very popular in Germany, but I’ve never seen them in the UK before. They would translate roughly as ‘counting chains’ and are basically like a mini abacus […] Read more…

‘Back to School’ Bunting

We’re half way through our summer holidays already here in Edinburgh and starting to think about the new term head. As mentioned before, my youngest will be starting Primary 1, something that is celebrated big style in German tradition. Three years ago, when my eldest started school, I made some pencil bunting for our celebrations […] Read more…

Gift Idea for Dads: Joke Jar

We have Father’s Day coming up in the UK in a few weeks time, so I thought I would share a great DIY gift idea that kids can easily make themselves (this would obviously also make a great gift for mums who like jokes). Oskar actually made this for his dad last Christmas, so we […] Read more…

Painting Eggs with Little Brian Paint Sticks [AD]

With Easter only a week away, let’s talk some more about decorating eggs. In Germany, decorating hard boiled Easter eggs is pretty much a national obsession. You wouldn’t believe the amount of different kinds of egg dying and egg decorating kits available in the shops. Here’s just a small selection of what was available in […] Read more…

Easter Bunny Treat Bags

Today I have a really cute and easy Easter craft for you. We are having some friends over on Easter Sunday, so I wanted to make some little treats for everyone. These could also double up as table decorations, or would also work great as prizes in an Easter egg hunt. Here’s what you’ll need: […] Read more…

Easter Egg Tree

It’s less than a month to go until Easter, time to get decorating! In the last years we’ve often been away over Easter, so haven’t gone to that much effort, but after our big trip in February we’re having Easter at home for a change. In Germany, people like to decorate the trees and bushes […] Read more…

Easy-peasy Origami Cat Tutorial

Konnichiwa! We’ve got a very exciting trip coming up. My husband is working in Tokyo for three months, so I’m taking the boys over to see him in a couple of weeks, over February half term break. It will be my fourth trip to Japan (my husband and I actually met in Japanese night class, […] Read more…

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