I used to buy kids presents in advance and have a little ‘present box’ so that i wasn’t dashing to the shops every time my kids got an invite to a party. As I’ve moved towards Zero Waste I’ve given up on this. I no longer feel comfortable supporting the production of non-recyclable plastic toys […]
How can it be Fathers Day again? I tell you the years are going quicker and quicker! Here are some uber cute ideas for homemade Father’s Day cards and crafts. I love this brown paper card from Angel Street Mom, who very kindly provides printable templates and instructions on how to make it.
I was a huge fan of Miffy when i was younger so i couldn’t resist including the uber cute Miffy inspired bunny garland from Mini Eco. They even include a template so you can make your own.
It’s mother’s day in Ireland this weekend and in an effort to avoid that awful plastic wrapping you get with most shop bought mothers day cards I’m making my own. Personally I wouldn’t mind not getting a card as long as there was some gesture of appreciation, but I think my mum would be heartbroken […]
I was thrilled with how my son’s birthday cake turned out this year. I’ve been making cakes for my kids birthdays for the past 5 years and I think I’m beginning to get the hang of it now. I adore the How to Cook that videos by Ann Reardon, who is a complete cake and […]
I’m chuffed to bits with my homemade bauble wreath, which I finished yesterday. I’ve coveted one since I saw them in a shop a few years ago but couldn’t justify putting more plastic into the world. So I set about scouring charity shops for plastic baubles and this year I managed to collect enough. It’s […]
This is my last Hallowe’en post, i promise! As you can probably tell by now I looooovvvveee Hallowe’en. I think it’s because it’s the only time I dress up and because I’m on a low-waste buzz i like to use make-up i already own to create my costume. This year I’m loving this create this […]
Last year i made this cat mask from card for Hallowe’en. Seemed like a good idea, until i was 2 hours in covered in glue. Anyhow i managed to complete it in 3 hours and now it’s a very attractive (in my opinion) feature in our dining room. The template for the cat mask cost […]
Not up to the effort of making an entire Hallowe’en costume? Well paper masks are a great way low-waste way to create a costume. These cute ones are available to download for free for personal use from Mr Printable
I try to repurpose clothes for the kids Hallowe’en costumes, or swap with other parents or buy second-hand but some years these avenues come up short and this is one of these years. It’s a real struggle to find ideas for spooky low-waste Hallowe’en costumes but I did come across this stylish paper skeleton by […]