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How to Design & Create a Kids Christmas Bedroom

How to Design & Create a Kids Christmas Bedroom

Christmas is arguably one of the most important times of the year for children. Family, food and toys as well as the chance of snow can often bring kids to fever pitch levels of excitement. The hysteria can set in anytime from around September, and seeing a child excited for Christmas and opening presents on Christmas Day are some of the most memorable moments for parents.

To help with the build up to Christmas, we stock and supply everything you need to transform your child’s room into Santa’s Grotto, allowing you to enjoy endless cosy nights whilst turning your kids’ dream into a reality. Below are some of the products which will allow you to inexpensively, theme your child’s room:

Christmas Bedding

The starting point in theming any room is to change the bedding, with the bed being such a large focal point in a bedroom, a themed duvet can quickly transform the look of a room. Here are some of our most popular options:

Elf Bedding

The Selfie Elfie Bedding Sets have been incredibly popular at Children’s Rooms over the last couple of years. This bedding has an elf on the front, and an elf hat on the pillowcase – so when your little one is in bed, it looks like they are wearing the elf outfit. The background is a snowy scene and the bottom reads ‘Have a Selfie Elfie Christmas’ Elf bedding can be bought in single, double and king size sizes.

Selfie Elfie bedding

Reindeer Bedding

It’s hard to think of a Christmas without Reindeers, as well as being topic of many Christmas Carols – how else would Father Christmas deliver presents? At Children’s Rooms, we stock and supply a wide range of Reindeer bedding, in a number of designs and sizes.

One of the best sellers within this collection is the Blitzen, Christmas Themed bedding – available in single, double and king size.

Blitzen Christmas Bedding

Father Christmas Bedding

Where would Christmas be without the man himself? One of our favourite Father Christmas Bedding Sets is the Retro Santa Duvet. This bedding set features Father Christmas with a sack full of presents, wording on the pillow and duvet says ‘Santa, please stop here’ The reverse is red with gold script and snowflakes.

Retro Santa Bedding

Christmas Bedroom Lighting

Injecting a little bit of light into a room on those dark winter nights, is easy with our range of Christmas themed lighting. The bestselling of which is our Christmas Themed Fabric Ceiling Shade. This brightly coloured shade has an all over pattern of Santa with his favourite Reindeer – Rudolph. There are also snowmen and Christmas trees for good measure.

Christmas themed light shade

Christmas Blankets & Throws

Perfect for adding another layer onto the bed, the sofa or just carrying around the house well wrapped up, we sell a number of Christmas Blankets (for children and adults alike) as well as the more traditional Christmas Blankets, one of our best sellers is our Christmas Owls Fleece Blanket. These owls boast Santa Hats and Mistletoe on their heads.

Owl Christmas Fleece Blanket

If you have any questions about any of our Christmas products, or can’t see the product you are looking for, then just get in touch and we will be happy to help. Remember, Christmas is only ever around the corner! To view the full range of Christmas Bedding & Bedroom products click here

Pirate Bedroom Ideas, Products & Tips

Pirate Bedroom Ideas, Products & Tips

As well as looking funny, talking funny and dressing funny – Pirates provide an excellent subject for kids to learn about. Playing an important role in history lessons, and also in modern films (Pirates of the Caribbean) their high seas exploits can easily be the subject of hilarity. Particularly great for kids with a love of adventures, whether Pirates are sailing the seven seas, or burying secret treasure – excitement is never far away. Below we look at some of our products you can use to easily transform your kids bedroom into cabins good enough for Blackbeard himself.

The best part of it is, creating a Pirate themed bedroom is easier and cheaper than you think.

Pirate Bedding

Pirate bedding is the starting point for any kid’s pirate bedroom. Bedding is able to very quickly and cost effectively inject a room with any theme, and the range of pirate bedding looks excellent. Single and double duvets are available, and all include a Pirate Pillowcase. One of our best sellers is the Pirates Ahoy Single Bedding.

The background of this bedding features a pirate map, with Treasure Island’s full of all of the usual hazards (as well as palm trees) Pirate Ships can be seen sailing in between these islands searching for treasure. This bedding set is reversible, and the reverse boasts portholes and similar pirate related images.

Pirates Ahoy bedding

Pirate Curtains

Curtains are able to project a huge image and theme into a bedroom. The added bonus is of course, they help your child sleep in! Many of our customer’s pair pirate curtains with blackout curtains, and a massive range of designs are available. A favourite in the CR office is the Patchwork Pirate Ship Curtains. This set features pirate related images, all set within the patchwork design. Images include Pirate Hats, Skulls, Crossbones and compasses. Fish & Squid are also present.

Pirate Ship curtains

Pirate Wallpaper

The ultimate in room transformation – Pirate Wallpaper. By far our most popular pirate wallpaper is the ‘Pirates Ahoy Wallpaper’ featuring a treasure map design, the islands are full of palm trees, pirates, trees and crocodiles. The ships are sailing against blue seas – with pirates looking towards the islands for treasure.

Pirates Ahoy Wallpaper

Pirate Art

If you don’t fancy wallpapering an entire room, then a dramatic pirate effect can be achieved easily with wall stickers and wall art. As well as sets of Porthole Canvas Art, the range of Pirate Bedroom Wall Stickers are loved by our customers. This set contains a massive 45 decals, and includes everything from pirates (naturally) to galleons, treasure islands, treasure, barrels, pirate flags and parrots.

Pirate Wall Stickers

Pirate Lighting

Perfect for late night reading, our Pirate Lamp Shade sheds light on whatever pirate related adventures are going down. It’s child safe and represent excellent value.

Treasure Quest Pirate Lamp Shade

Pirate Rugs

Doing an excellent job of protecting the floor against stampeding children, our pirate map rug is one of our best selling products. Perfect for playing on, the pirates have finally found their treasure island, which is surrounded by shark infested waters, schools and fish and even whales. If you think the sea is hostile, the island isn’t much better. The island is complete with skull and crossbones, parrots, volcanoes and rivers.

Pirate rug

Pirate Pop up Tent

The Pirate pop up tent provides the perfect place for adventures, whether they are in the garden or in the house. This tent features a treasure chest, a palm tree, skull and crossbones with eye patches and bandanas. It has a Velcro flap front door for easy access, which can be tied up and it’s quick and easy to fold up.

Pirate Pop Up Play Tent

The Complete Pirate Range

If you have any questions about these products, please do just get in touch. Alternatively, if you want to view our complete Pirate range – please click here.

Christmas Bedding - The Children’s Rooms 2017 Favourites

Christmas Bedding: The Children’s Rooms 2017 Favourites

Here at Children’s Rooms, Christmas is always around the corner – and we spend a lot of our time in the spring and summer months searching the market for the very best Christmas Bedding. Once we find the products we think our customers will love, we then work hard to negotiate and buy these products at the very best prices, which we pass directly onto you.

So without further ado, here are some of our favourite Christmas Bedding Sets this year:

Selfie Elfie Bedding

The Selfie Elfie Bedding is a hit every year, and we love seeing the customer photos which we receive from around October onwards! This very fun, and very festive bedding features the body of an elf on the front (in uniform!!) and a hat on the pillowcase – so when your little one jumps into bed, they are wearing the outfit. The background of this bedding is a beautiful snowy scene, completely with wrapped up presents. The slogan on the bottom of the bed reads ‘Have a Selfie Elfie Christmas’ The reverse of this bedding has a check pattern, it’s also available in double and single sizes.

Selfie Elfie Bedding

Advent Calendar Themed Bedding

This very quirky Christmas Bedding has a gift pocket at the very bottom, so when Father Christmas sneaks in on Christmas morning – he can put the gifts directly in the duvet, no need for a stocking! It’s an excellent product for Christmas morning. Don’t think this bedding set is suitable for only one night though, there is a tree on the front, which is made up from number blocks, which countdown to Christmas day. Father Christmas is shown where to deposit the products with a very helpful arrow. As fast as we stock this design it is flying off the shelves. You can view the Advent Single Bedding Set here.

Advent Christmas Bedding

Jolly Santa

If you (and your little one) get excited by the Coca Cola Christmas adverts on TV, then this bedding is perfect for you. The Jolly Santa/Father Christmas bedding is incredibly retro and classy. The front boasts an image of a very jolly Santa Claus, complete with full sack of toys and of course his rather large belly. It comes complete with matching pillowcase.

Jolly Santa Bedding

Night before Christmas

This Night before Christmas Bedding boasts a particular lovely design. The animal kingdom is represented in complete harmony, with a Polar Bear, Robins, Foxes, Mice and Squirrels gathered round decorating a wild Christmas tree. All of the animals are wearing a mixture of jumpers, scarves and hats to keep themselves warm in the snow.

Night Before Christmas Bedding

Santas Chimney

Santas Chimney is one of our most fun and vibrant Christmas bedding sets. Festive fun is literally all over this bedding and Father Christmas can be seen diving head first down chimneys, with presents, ladders and holly enhancing the scene. This bedding set is one of our double Christmas duvets.

Santa's Chimney Bedding

Highland Stag

For those looking for a more sophisticated Christmas Bedding Set, then look no further. The Highland Stag Bedding Set uses a photo image of a lone highland stag, printed with the very latest technologies to produce a beautiful, crisp and clear image of a stag in its natural habitat. The bedding is set on a backdrop of the Scottish highlands, and this bedding has been a popular choice with kids and adults alike.

Highland Stag Bedding

Christmas Bedding Sets at Children’s Rooms

Head over to our dedicated Christmas Bedding page, to view our entire collection. Here you will find the perfect Christmas bedding sets, as well as Christmas home accessories which add the perfect finishing touches to your Christmas countdown.

If you have any questions about the range, please do just get in touch and we will be happy to help.

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The Power of Pocket Money & the Pocket Money Gender Pay Gap

Forget the spare change we used to receive when we were kids, a survey carried out by RoosterMoney this year found that children aged between 4 and 14 in 2016 received on average £180 in pocket money across the year. Whilst a separate study carried out by Childwise showed that boys receive £2.20 more pocket money a month than girls do. Showing that the gender pay gap seen in the UK starts earlier than you would think.

At the Children’s Room offices we decided to look into the topic of pocket money further, discussing it amongst ourselves, and chatting about it to our customers. Below are our thoughts, ramblings and findings on the topic.

The Pocket Money Minefield

Pocket money has always been a bit of a parenting minefield, mainly because children are pretty curious creatures who are ultra-receptive to advertising and marketing. Making them permanently interested in their next acquisition and where they can spend their pocket money as quickly as possible.

Taken back to basics however, it’s easy to understand the reasons why we should choose to give pocket money. It’s also easier than you think to determine how much pocket money your child should get, and what behaviour they need to display to qualify for pocket money.

Doing chores to help out in the house.

Done right, pocket money can be a fantastic way of helping your child understand financial responsibilities, hard work and budgeting from a very young age. Furthermore, it is imperative to remember that the purpose of pocket money should be to teach your children about the value of money.

It’s important as a parent that you clearly define how your child can earn pocket money and what they can do to earn extra ‘bonus’ pocket money. As well as making it clear how they can lose pocket money through bad behaviour and messy rooms! Taking your child shopping with their money can also help them understand how to manage their own money, with higher value and more desirable items being accessible the longer your child has saved.

When to start giving pocket money?

Children are generally ready to understand the concept of pocket money when they are able to add and subtract quantities. A common age to start giving pocket money is at four years of age, where the average weekly pocket money totals £2.36 in the UK.

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What should children have to do to earn pocket money?

Whilst our warehouse at Children’s Rooms isn’t full of all the kids within the family, there are a number of jobs around the home which your child can carry out to earn their pocket money. Whether your pocket money is given on a series of weekly tasks, or tasks completed earn a ‘bonus’ is entirely up to you.

Some of the most common tasks carried out for pocket money include gardening, cleaning the car washing the dishes and hoovering. Whilst other incentives could include completing homework on time, completing extracurricular education, looking after pets and tidying rooms.

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If your child becomes a pocket money driven, hard worker, don’t worry! You can keep the amount of pocket money given small. It’s up to your child to negotiate a better deal as their awareness of money increases with age.

What do kids spend pocket money on and how much do they save?

This varies a lot from child to child, but as a sign of the times most pocket money is spent pretty quickly on apps, toys and of course sweets. Having said that, if you discuss a larger present or event which is taking place in the not too distant future, such as a toy release or a holiday – you will be surprised at your child’s saving ability.

When it comes to spending your child’s pocket money, it can be a good idea to have the child carry out the transaction themselves with your assistance. Most retail staff will enjoy this, and by ‘exchanging’ pocket money for items your child wants, valuable lessons are learnt.

Taking this idea further, you can always create a shop environment at home. Where you exchange goods with your child, helping them understand the process of buying.

What about birthday and Christmas money?

When children receive pocket money, suddenly money given at Christmas and Birthdays makes much more sense. In our opinion, children who get pocket money on a regular basis are more likely to save ‘special occasion’ money, not rush out and spend it. If your child takes to saving well, it’s well worth opening up a children’s saving account with them. Knowing that when they are 18, they will have a lump of money to help them with life’s expenses, such as buying and running a car.

What do we think?

We are in agreement that pocket money is a great way to give your child a sense of purpose and aspiration. Through teaching them that they can have anything they want in life, if they put the hard work in, you can instil a strong work ethic from a young age.

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More importantly, what do you think of pocket money and if you do use it, how do you use it? If you don’t give your child pocket money, we would also love to hear your opinions on the matter.

Here at Children’s Rooms our aim is simple. To provide children and their parents with the largest range of top quality children’s bedding, children’s bedroom furniture and children’s bedroom accessories online, at unbeatable prices. In the process we also like to think that we are playing our part in helping ensure that your child’s bedroom is a place in which they feel both relaxed and inspired in, ready for both work and play. Children’s bedrooms are something we understand.

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2017 Children’s Bedroom Trends

A child’s bedroom is a room in which both parents and children place huge demands upon. It must be tough enough to be able to withstand vigorous and dare we say it, destructive playing. It should also feel both comfortable and secure, which are crucial elements that allows a room to act not only as a playroom but also as a place of rest and relaxation. The room must also be versatile in its design, not only should the room grow with your child as they mature, it should also allow your child to easily keep up with the latest trends and characters from their favourite films and TV shows, with a range of simple to make changes.

The above is a huge ask of any room, that’s why we have written this article, to help you navigate not only how your child’s bedroom should look, but also to encourage you to think how it should function. So whether you are decorating a nursery for a baby which is making an appearance soon, updating a nursery for a toddler, or are just looking to update your existing child’s bedroom, we have got the design and decorating inspiration you need, to help you achieve the perfect room.

Nature & Animals

Whether its safari bedding, butterfly curtains, bird’s bedroom accessories or high definition daisies, we are seeing a huge increase in sales of all things involving nature. It’s possible that these sales represent an increasing effort from parents to get their children interested into the great outdoors! Our predicted best sellers in this category are farm themes, jungle themes as well as forest & flower themes.

Kids bedding in a variety of themes

Storage

There are a few things which are just timeless, and a clutter free bedroom has to be one of them. To this end, we stock and supply a wide range of children’s storage options, meaning that you (hopefully) never have to stand on another piece of Lego again. The range includes storage bins, storage boxes, toy boxes and bookends, everything your child needs to keep their bedroom in great condition.

Often purchased as part of a full bedroom theme, a number of these kids’ bedroom storage products enhance the aesthetics of a room, as well as serving an important function. One of our favourites has to be our camouflage storage box, the irony of hiding clutter in a camouflage box isn’t lost on us!

Kids toy storage

Feature Walls

A feature wall is certainly nothing new with regards to interior design, they are however becoming increasingly popular in children’s rooms, creating a fantastic centrepiece which children love.

There are a wide range of wallpapers which can be used as feature walls – some customers choose colourful stripes and more neutral themes, whilst others dive head first into the amazing array of cartoons and characters from hits such as Frozen, Disney and Marvel. One of our favourites, and a paper which has already proven itself to be a bestseller this year is the Marvel Avengers Breakout Wallpaper:

With a number of Marvel films due out in 2017 & 2018 including Spider-man Homecoming 2017 Thor Ragnarok and Avengers Infinity War – we are confident in this paper continuing to be a popular choice.

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Rooms Which Grow

Alongside neutral colour schemes, we are seeing our customers relying on accessories to quickly and easily change the design of a room over time. This method allows a children’s bedroom to be almost continually updated with products such as Wall Stickers, Bean Bags, Rugs, Curtains and Bedding at a low price point, avoiding the need for total decoration and theme change from age restrictive themes which children very quickly outgrow.

An example of this would be a boy’s bedroom, painted in pastille shades of blues which provides the perfect platform for easy customisation with bedroom accessories.

Kids bedding in a variety of themes

Miniature Seating

Another range which is increasingly being discovered by parents is ‘miniature seating’. This range typically includes everything your child needs to sit, lounge and relax in their room, either with friends or alone.

Popular seating options include bean bags, as well as inflatable and non-inflatable sofas and chairs. The inflatable options are perfect for smaller rooms, which struggle holding permanent large pieces of furniture. Bean Bags also represent another very flexible option, bright, comfortable and easily stored, they are a popular choice.

kids bean bags

Children’s Rooms provide children and their parents with the largest range of top quality children’s bedding, children’s bedroom furniture and children’s bedroom accessories online, at unbeatable prices. You can visit their website here: www.childrens-rooms.co.uk.

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6 Recipes Using Strawberries In Celebration Of Wimbledon Fortnight

6 Recipes Using Strawberries In Celebration Of Wimbledon Fortnight

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Wimbledon fortnight is upon us and we’re all enjoying our strawberries.

There’s nothing wrong with a bowl of strawberries and cream but I thought I’d have a look and see what else you could do with a strawberry … other than Eton Mess of course.

How do you feel about savoury strawberry recipes? Well our collection of six includes two chicken dishes so you can challenge the boundaries and see what you think …

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Strawberry And Coconut Swirls
STRAWBERRY AND COCONUT SWIRLS
from Delicious Magazine
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

This recipe uses fresh strawberries
but if you want to use jam then feel free to use it.

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Strawberry Icepops
STRAWBERRY ICEPOPS
from Allrecipes
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

Quick and easy
Plus a sneaky way to get some fruit in to a picky eater.

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Balsamic Strawberry And Chicken Pizza
BALSAMIC STRAWBERRY AND CHICKEN PIZZA
from Closet Cooking
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

Chicken and strawberries … not the obvious choice!
But I have to admit this looks absolutely gorgeous and I’m going to give this recipe a go.
My little one will definitely love it.

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Strawberry And Almond Tray Bake
STRAWBERRY AND ALMOND TRAYBAKE
from Red Online
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

Easy to whiz up with a mixer.
Just remember that cakes with fresh fruit in only keep for a couple of days …
not that it will be hanging around for that long!

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Almond Crusted Chicken With Strawberry Balsamic Sauce
ALMOND CHICKEN WITH STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC SAUCE
from Cheese Please By Jess
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

There must be something to the idea of chicken and strawberries
because here is another recipe that looks yummy.

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Non Alcoholic Strawberry Daiquiri
NON ALCOHOLIC STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI
from Food.com
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

This is perfect for your friends that don’t want alcohol
or for the kids so they’ve got a special drink to have at the party too.

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8 Clever Ways To Re Use Plastic Bottles

12 Fun Things To Do With Cardboard Boxes

12 Fun Things To Do With Cardboard Boxes

This week’s feature is inspired by my brother in law’s recent cardboard box castle,
made with my niece for her school project.
Of course being in the business that we are we have access to plenty of waste boxes but if you are stuck you can call at local shops and ask if they have any used ones going spare …
DIY stores are a good place to try.

8 Clever Ways To Re Use Plastic Bottles

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We go through so many plastic bottles of water, juice, cooking oil and the like
these days and hopefully we are thoughtful enough to put them in to a recycling bin
when we’re finished with them but what else can you do with an empty plastic bottle?

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Jewellery Stand from Epbot
JEWELLERY STAND
from Epbot
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

This example has been left plain but you could use acrylic paint
and add embellishments to match your bedroom

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Transform A Plastic Bottle In To A Butterlfy from DIY Cozy Home
TRANSFORM A PLASTIC BOTTLE INTO A BUTTERFLY
from DIY Cozy Home
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

Alternatively use a permanent ink pad (for example Stazon) and a rubber
stamp to create your butterfly outline then use the nail varnish to fill it in.

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Bottle Bottom Snowflakes from Artesan
BOTTLE BOTTOM SNOWFLAKES
from Artesan
CLICK HERE to visit the original site – PLEASE NOTE it is not in English

Although it is not Christmas and the website that features this project is not in English
it is such an effective idea that we have included it any way.

You can buy the small metal jump rings from craft shops and also hardware stores like B&Q.
Use metallic acrylic paint to do your snowflake detail on the plastic bottle.

Take care if you have children as the edge where you have cut the bottom away
from the bottle may have sharp bits.

Garden centres sell metal trees at Christmas time that would look fabulous with these
snowflakes hanging from them but I particularly love the wooden version in the picture.

I really must make the effort to make this for Christmas.

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Plastic Bottle Broom from Wonder How To
SODA BOTTLE BROOM
from Wonder How To
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

Here’s a clever idea.
I wonder if the brush would be quite static and attract more dust?
I will have to try it and find out.

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Wedding Dress by Michelle Brand from Ecouterre
WEDDING DRESS by MICHELLE BRAND
from Ecouterre
CLICK HERE to see more photos

Just when you think you’ve seen everything …
Although this picture doesn’t really do this wonderful creation justice.

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Fairy House from Filth Wizardry
FAIRY HOUSE
from Filth Wizardry
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

This is a really sweet idea.

Make sure you get rid of any sharp edges before you give them to the kids.

*BONUS* Find out how to make fairy wings for mini dolls too.

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Phone Charger Station from Make It Love It
PHONE CHARGER STATION
from Make It Love It
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

This is a brilliant idea but use common sense here
DO NOT leave your phone in this over night or when you leave the house
as a charging phone can get hot.

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Hanging Storage Area from Make It Love It
HANGING STORAGE AREA
from Make It Love It
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

The same lady has expanded on the phone charger station idea
and come up with this useful hanging storage area.

I quite fancy one of these for my craft room.

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Vases Made By Erika Gadd
VASES made by ERIKA GADD
from Planting Happiness
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

This is quite simply on another level!

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12 Fun Things To Do With Cardboard Boxes

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Giant Castle
GIANT CASTLE – For Princesses Or Knights
from The Busy Budgeting Mama
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Super Hero Car
SUPER HERO CAR
from So You Think You’re Crafty
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Princess Bed
PRINCESS BED
from The Pursuit Of Craft
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Pirate Ship
PIRATE SHIP
from ikatbag
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Collapsible Play House
COLLAPSIBLE PLAY HOUSE
from Bambino Goodies
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Cardboard Train
CARDBOARD TRAIN
from Apartment Therapy
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Icecream Shop
ICECREAM SHOP
from Childhood 101
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Aeroplane
AEROPLANE – With Video Tutorial
from Salsa Pie
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Car
CAR
from Craftulate
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Play Kitchen
PLAY KITCHEN
from Willary Blogspot
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Rocket Kitchen
ROCKET
from Cardboard Rocket
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Dinosaur
DINOSAUR
from Rainy Day Mum
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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12 Hand Made Gift Ideas For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is almost up on us here in the Uk and so today we’re taking a look at some ideas
for hand made gifts that the kids can create to make dad’s day.

12 Hand Made Gift Ideas For Father's Day

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Foot Print Key Ring
FOOTPRINT KEY RING
from No Time For Flash Cards
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Decorate A Mug
DECORATE A MUG
from Not Quite Susie
CLICK HERE to find out how to do this
Visit Yellow Moon to buy mugs
and for the porcelain pens to decorate them

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Simple Margherita Pizza
SIMPLE MARGHERITA PIZZA
from BBC Good Food
CLICK HERE to find out how to make this
Add your own toppings to make dad’s favourite

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Memory Jar
MEMORY JAR
from Sugar Bean Bakers
CLICK HERE to find out how to make this
Include a mini jotter pad and pen with the jar to get dad started
He can write down the things he does with his kids
or all the memories he wants to look back and remember

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Tie Shaped Biscuits
TIE SHAPED BISCUITS
from Some What Simple
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Father's Day Questionnaire
FATHER’S DAY QUESTIONNAIRE
from Daffodil Designs
CLICK HERE to find out how to make this
Use the prompts suggested by Daffodil Designs
or use questions relevant to your own dad

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Fast Food Cupcakes
FAST FOOD CUPCAKES
from Bakerella
CLICK HERE to find out how to make this
Eagle eyed readers will spot that we featured this in our
12 Eye Catching Cup Cake Designs To Try At Home article
but we think they would make a fun treat for Father’s Day too

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Origami Shirt And Tie
ORIGAMI SHIRT AND TIE
from She Knows
CLICK HERE to find out how to make this

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BBQ Cupcakes
BBQ CUPCAKES
from Two Busy Blondes
CLICK HERE to find out how to make these

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I Love You This Much
I LOVE YOU THIS MUCH
from All Parenting
CLICK HERE to find out how to make this
Customise the message to suit your dad
“Here’s a Father’s Day Hug”
“Daddy I love you this much”

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Make A Money Box
MAKE A MONEY BOX
from My Kid Craft
CLICK HERE to find out how to make this
You can use gravy granule tubs
or the tubs Pringle style crisps come in
and use paint, glitter and stickers to jazz it up

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Child's Footprint Inside Dad's Footprint
CHILD’S FOOTPRINT INSIDE DAD’S
This is such a lovely idea but I can’t find the original source
If you originally posted this idea please contact us and we will credit you

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12 Eye Catching Cup Cake Designs To Try At Home

We love making cupcakes in our house but to be honest we don’t get round to icing them very often … the temptation to munch them straight from the oven is usually too much! So I thought it would be fun to have a look for some ideas to do with your children or for them.

The days of running yourself in to the ground trying to be super mum are long gone so if you don’t have time to bake your own cakes (or you don’t really like baking) don’t stress about it just pop to your local supermarket and buy a pack of inexpensive fairy cakes then enjoy the fun part … icing them.

12 Eye Catching Cup Cake Designs To Try At Home

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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
STRAWBERRY LEMONADE CUPCAKES
from Easy Baked
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Colourful Caterpillar
COLOURFUL CATERILLAR
from The Two Savvy Sisters
Sadly this blog has been taken down but the idea is
a good one so we haven’t removed it from our post.

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Honey Cupcakes
HONEY CUPCAKES
from UK TV Good Food Channel
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Fast Food Cupcake
FAST FOOD CUPCAKES
from Bakerella
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Gruffalo Cupcakes
GRUFFALO CUPCAKES
from Sun Hats And Wellie Boots
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Apple And Worm Cupcakes
APPLE AND WORM CUPCAKES
from All The Small Things
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Rubber Ducks Cupcakes
RUBBER DUCK CUPCAKES
from Saucy Sprinkles
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Cupcakes On Cupcakes
CUPCAKES ON CUPCAKES
from Baked perfection
Research suggests that Asda, Morrisons and Tesco stock Reese mini cups
CLICK HERE for instructions

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Sunflower Cupcakes
SUNFLOWER CUPCAKES
from Baked Bree
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Hootie Cupcakes
HOOTIE CUPCAKES
from A Thrifty Mom
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Ladybird Cupcakes
LADYBIRD CUPCAKES
from Cupcake Blog
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

You don’t have to pipe grass
simply smooth your green icing over the top of the cup cake

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Cookie Monster Cupcakes
COOKIE MONSTER CUPCAKES
from My Chocolate
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Making Sugar Roses
MAKING SUGAR ROSES
from Party Animal Online
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Bows Silicone Icing Mould
BOWS SILICONE ICING MOULD
from Katy Sue Designs
CLICK HERE to find out more about them
To watch a tutorial on how to use them CLICK HERE

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Roses Silicone Icing Mould By Blossom Sugar Art
ROSES SILICONE ICING MOULD BY BLOSSOM SUGAR ART
from Windsor Cake Craft
CLICK HERE to find out more about them
To watch a tutorial on how to use them CLICK HERE

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Leaf Cutters
LEAF CUTTERS
from Lakeland
CLICK HERE to find out more about them

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Woodland Cupcakes
WOODLAND CUPCAKES
from Cake Central
There are no instructions on how to make these
but they are lovely to look at for inspiration
CLICK HERE to visit the site to see more of their designs

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