June 1, 2011

Serviette Holder

If you are a South African reader and enjoy crafts, you may have noticed the Hooked On Crafts range at your local craft store. There is a wide range of fun kits available and they are all very reasonably priced - most kits are R20 or less.

For Mother's day, I decided that we would make the serviette holder and give it to one of the Grannies. I had spotted this kit awhile back and was drawn to the pretty picket fence and the nice embellishments. The packet comes with a lovely clear photograph on the front, so I was expecting it to be fairly straightforward. But, it was not to be so. I could just not figure out how to glue it all together to make an upright holder. Hee hee...I think visual spatial reasoning has never really been a strength of mine. Anyway, I was not to be deterred and came up with a plan to use a Lipton tea box - I always keep these boxes in recycling. I covered it with some wrapping paper and stuck the completed picket fences on to it. VoilĂ !

If you are an international reader and cannot get these kits, this craft could very easily be duplicated with craft sticks and other bits and pieces from a craft shop.

Picket fences - thicker and thinner craft sticks
Flowers - wooden cut-outs glued together
Butterfly - two pipe cleaners
Ladybird - pom poms, black stickers, pipe cleaner , googly eyes

All in all, I think that the kit is great value for money and would certainly keep the kids busy for awhile. I must mention that there is lots of gluing involved and I found the gluing to be quite tricky. I would recommend this craft for older kids (7 years plus) and adult assistance would probably still be required. What is fun, is that there are lots of different things to make, so a few children could each do a part of the project.

If you are interested in seeing the range and live in the Northern Suburbs (Cape Region), you should definitely contact Isabel. She's a lovely lady who sells the most wonderful selection of toys, including almost all of the Hooked On Crafts kits. You can chat to her at play2learn(at)mweb(dot)co(dot)za.

By the way, did you spot the rather strange cut up card in the top picture? That was Little One's Mother's Day card for his Granny :).

Till next time - Happy crafting!

PS. I'm linking this to Fun for Kids Friday


Km said...

What a lovely way to spruce up the kitchen table. I think it is so special to have bit of creativity reflected all around the house!

Michelle Paige said...

Cute idea and what a fun blog you have. Thanks for checking out michellepaige.blogspot.com
The LEGO mold in the mini-figure post can be purchased through the LEGO website/store. Good luck! I'd love to hear how it goes for you and your kids!

Erin said...

These are so cute! Love them!!!

Thanks for visiting my little blog! Elmers glue is a washable craft glue. I think any kind of white glue that is washable will work. Hope you can find it so you can make the super balls! =o)

Layla said...


Just wanted to let you know that we loved your serviette holder idea and used it to inspire us for a 4th July one.I did not post your picture of it as I didn't have your permission but I did give you credit and added your blog address.
It is under Napkins and Cutlery on our blog.


Your blog is lovely and I enjoy reading it.

Happy Day!

Layla DeLeon-Osweiler
Minneapolis, MN USA

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