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Make Dad a key holder

Dad will love nothing more than a handmade present on Father’s Day! Have some fun making a cool and handy Father’s Day gift by creating an easy DIY key holder which dad can hang in the house, office or shed. Remember to write a special message to dad on it! Tools Pencil Paintbrush Scissors Stapler Materials Grunt 300mm Jute Twine (F/L – 4310542) Balsawood Sheet Boyle 915 x 75 x 25mm cut this into 6 x 15cm blocks (F/L 1660738) TIC 25mm Brass Plated Cup Hooks – 25 Pack (F/L 3930142) Coloured paint (F/L 1662251, 1662252, 1662255 and 1662258)...

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Make Mum a Rock Cactus

Give mum a gift straight from the heart by creating a homemade rock cactus garden for her this Mother’s Day. This easy DIY project will look great in the garden or home and what’s more, mum  will love this low maintenance garden as no watering is required! Tools Paint brushes Materials Terracotta pot and saucer Rocks House paint in green, yellow and white Sand Steps Step 1: Paint your rocks Paint each of your rocks with a coat of green paint. If your first coat isn’t bright enough, wait for your rocks to dry and paint a second coat of green. Tip: Add your own flair by choosing some of mum’s favourite colours to paint your cactus rocks. Step 2: Decorate your rocks Once the paint has dried, add details to your cactus by using white paint to draw on veins and yellow paint to create small flowers. Create a different design for each rock to give it a personal touch that mum will love. Step 3: Prep your pot Place your pot in the saucer and fill it half way up with sand. The sand will support your cactus rocks. Tip: A fun idea is to paint your pot so that it looks extra special for mum. Step 4: Arrange your cacti Once all your rocks are dry, simply arrange them in your pot to make them look like a...

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Make Mum a Chalkboard

Mother’s love nothing more than a hand-made present on Mother’s Day! Help your kids create a personalised Mother’s Day gift, straight from the heart, by putting together an easy D.I.Y. chalkboard – which they can decorate themselves and add a special message for mum. Tools Paint brush Materials MDF Board Chalkboard paint Decorations Glue Masking tape Chalk Steps Step 1: Tape up the frame Masking tape makes it easy to create a straight border to frame your chalkboard. Step 2: Paint on the chalkboard Coat the board with chalkboard paint using a paint brush.Tip: use top to bottom brush...

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Make Mum a Peg Pot Plant

Create a thoughtful gift for mum and add a touch of nature to your home, with these fun peg pot plants. Using only a few household items, these pots can house tasty herbs for cooking or colourful flowers that will brighten any room. Tools Scissors Marker pen Gardening gloves Materials Yoghurt container Wood or coloured plastic pegs Coloured paper Pot plant Steps Step 1: Prep your container Wash and dry your yoghurt container thoroughly. Then poke a hole in the container, about one third of the way up from the bottom, using a sharp pair of scissors. Step 2: Create the pot Using the hole as a guide, simply cut the bottom section of the container off with your scissors. Be sure to take care as the container may have sharp edges! Step 3: Decorate the pot Now simply attach your pegs around the rim of your container. Customise your pot plant with pegs you think mum would like, such as colourful plastic pegs or wooden pegs. Tip: Personalise your pegs by decorating them with paint, glitter or diamantes. Step 4: Add a personal touch Add a personal touch to your pot by cutting some fun shapes out of cardboard and inserting them between the pegs as decoration. Make your pot extra special by writing little notes to mum on the cardboard cut-outs. Step 5: Pop in your plant...

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How to make a paintbrush puppet

Create a paintbrush puppet that is fun to make and looks great when you put on show! Tools Bowl of craft glue Pencil Scissors Matchsticks Materials  Paintbrush Foam Bright paint Decorations – googly eyes, pompoms, sequins Glitter Pipe cleaner Step 1: Making the mouth First, get a piece of coloured foam and draw a mouth shape on it. You mouth can be happy sad or however you like it. Glue the mouth on your paintbrush at the bottom of the metal piece. Handy hint: Draw your mouth nice and big so it’s easy to cut out Step 2:...

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