Crafts

Our Fairy Garden 2014 | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I’s that time again! Magic Onions is hosting their annual Fairy Garden Contest. Our garden is the same fairy garden that we had last year, but with some modifications. One major change that we made was the plants. Of the plants that we started with last year, only the thrift and the thyme made it through the year. […]

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How to Make a Flower Fairy | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

This week, Sola’s Girl Scout troop is having an Easter/Spring celebration and the troop leader asked us parents to try to come up with some crafts for the girls to do. The troop is an all-ages Girl Scout troop, which I really like, but it does make coming up with a craft that is appropriate […]

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Crystal Egg Geodes from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Note: Please see my new updated post with thorough instructions for making these Easter egg geodes. This was a post from my previous blog that did not get transferred over when I switched to Blue Bells and Cockle Shells. We did this project two years ago and the results are so stunning, I think we […]

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The cherry trees are starting to bloom like crazy here, but for those of you in areas where winter is dragging on, we did this faux cherry blossom craft a couple of years ago to bring a bit of spring cheer into our house during some gloomy days. We just cut a small branch from […]

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Making Autumn Nature Fairies | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

One consideration that has been coming to mind for me lately is the crap that goes into a lot of craft projects (excuse my French). Over the years, I’ve done a lot of traditional craft projects with my children that use plastic cups, acrylic paints, store-bought pom poms, plastic beads, polymer clay, etc. Recently, I […]

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