Sunday, 21 August 2011

Handmade Monday 30

I've been busy trying to get to grips with facebook this week. You can see my efforts at Mias Craft Ideas on facebook

I have managed to do some quick crafts and have put up a few new tutorials on my website.
How to make a pom pom
Drinking straw bracelet

Pasta necklace

 Making the pom poms were great and really took me back to when I was a kid. My mum has always loved knitting so there was always odd balls of yarn around. She taught us how to make pom poms so we made loads. The drinking straw bracelet and pasta necklace were crafts I discovered when my own kids were small. It's amazing how versatile a bag of macaroni can be. My kids all used painted pasta as counting beans to help with their maths. These are all really quick and easy crafts that are really cheap and make great finished products.

I'm going to pop over to Wendy's blog at  1st Unique Gifts to see what everyone else has been up to this week. I hope you will join me as there are loads of very talented people joining in every week.

16 comments:

  1. You've really taken me back in time with this blog post! I spent hours upon hours making pom poms - and I had forgotten all about them! My mum was also a knitter and it was a way of using her bits up. I also remember a lot of pasta crafts with my own children - so versatile x

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  2. Funtastic ideas Maria. Have liked you on FB

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  3. Lovely ideas there, the pasta necklace is great.

    Lynda x

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  4. I love your work. Using materials that we use day to day on jewellery is very creative. Well done.

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  5. Huzzah - finally something good to make with macaroni :) I still love pompoms too.

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  6. I love the pom poms and definately need to make some!

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  7. The pom poms are great, have you ever tried HUGE ones using cut up t.shirts or even old sheets!!

    Glad you got around to FB

    Jan x

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  8. Thanks for all your lovely comments and the facebook likes.
    OMG i forgot about it! We made a huge one out of rags when my kids were little they used it as a cushion. I've probably still got it somewhere. Making little ones using ribbon or embroidery threads make great xmas tree ornaments.

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  9. Loads of fun. I remember making a bear out of pom poms. Actually you've made me want to make one now :)

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  10. Fun stuff! Now that I've found out I'm going to be a Grandma, I need to collect all the fun kid stuff! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  11. Great fun - lovely ideas. Did you use a pom pom maker - they're SO quick!

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  12. I will never get tired of making pom poms, and they make the cutest tails for my bunnies!
    Jennie x

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  13. The macaroni necklace looks really good. Loved making pom poms as a child. All our hats and mittens had to have on. Hugs Mrs A.

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  14. you have good crafty ideas for kids :) i should refer mine from the school art club to your website :)

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  15. LOVE pompoms! I have an amazing gadget which makes them without the cardboard and left alone could work my way through my entire wool stash! Great meet you via Handmade Monday!

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  16. Had not thought of making pom poms with anything other than wool, thanks for those ideas :) i have made pasta necklaces with my eldest daughter - great fun!

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