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How to make a flower crown for the birthday girl!

As a kid, the best part of your birthday was wearing a crown for the whole day and we can’t see why that should stop when you grow up. We made some flower crowns and the birthday girls loved it. We also added a big bunch of flowers because we couldn’t get enough of these yellow roses. We’re having a yellow week, but you can, of course, choose use any colour you like. These crowns work well for fairies, princesses and adults who prefer unicorns.Yellow flower crown

What you will need for a flower crown:

Olive branches

Small, transparent elastic bands

Rosemary twigs

Yellow roses


Yellow flower crown

Follow these steps to make your flower crown:

  1. Shape the crown by twisting the branches into a circle shape. Measure the size of the crown on your head if need be.
  2. Tie the branches together with the elastic bands.
  3. Make a small arrangement with the roses and rosemary twigs. Tie it with the elastic bands.
  4. Attached the arrangement to the wreath.
  5. Add the ribbons.
  6. Sing ‘Happy Birthday’.

We made another crown, using the same method, but using longer rosemary twigs, instead of the olive branches.

We used the rest of the roses to make a big bunch of flowers.

Yellow flower crown

For the bunch of flowers we used:

Yellow roses

Lemon Verbena


Yellow tissue paper

A big sheet of white paper

Broad yellow ribbon

Narrow yellow ribbon


Plastic bag

Elastic bands

How to tie your bunch of flowers:

  1. Arrange the roses, lemon verbena and rosemary.
  2. Tie it with an elastic band.
  3. Layer the yellow tissue over the white paper and wrap the flowers.
  4. Fill the plastic bag with water.
  5. Tie the bag over the base of the flowers.
  6. Put the brown paper bag over the plastic bag.
  7. Tie the ribbon.
  8. Add the card.
  9. Ta-da!

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Happy wrapping!

Mia & Blair

Yellow flower crown

Minions – The most despicable wrapping ever

It is safe to assume, that we all agree, that there is nothing on earth cooler, cuter, funnier and sweeter than minions. Seriously, they make you want to yell, ‘banana’ every time you walk past a banana in the grocery store.


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We had some fun in our wrapping studio this week making our own minion gift wrap and we can’t get enough of these little guys. We made a minion with one eye, like Kevin or Stuart, but if your gift is big enough you can make one with two eyes, like Dave or Phil. Again, depending on the size of the gift you can tailor the wrapping to resemble a specific minion, for example, Phil, who is taller.


What you need for your minions:


A gift in a box

Yellow tissue paper

Black cardboard

White cardboard

Outer ring of a Consol lid

Denim duct tape, or denim fabric or paper with a denim print, if you don’t have the tape.Denim Duck Tape Sticky tape


Double sided tape

How to make your minions:

  1. Wrap the gift in yellow tissue paper.
  2. Stick the denim duct tape in the shape a dungaree.
  3. Trace the Consol lid to make a white circle and cut it out.
  4. Cut two smaller black circles. One for the eye and a slightly bigger one for the mouth.
  5. Position the white circle and stick it down.
  6. Stick down the black circle to make the pupil.Minion
  7. Position the second black circle and stick the mouth.
  8. Apply double sided to the bottom of the Consol ring and stick it on the edge of the white circle.
  9. Cut the black cardboard to look like hair. We choose Stuart because his hair is neatly combed.
  10. Stick it down with double-sided tape.
  11. Ta-da!


If you are in any doubt as to the suitably of minions as birthday accompaniments, please watch the video below:

Enjoy the minions.

Minions Gift Wrap

Yoghurt & Lemon Ice Lollies

Last week we promised to give you an idea of what to do with your left over lemon curd. This is an idea for yoghurt and lemon ice lollies. Ice lollies are delicious and easy to make. Winter is creeping up on us in the southern hemisphere, but it should be nice and balmy everywhere else. Save this one for the appropriate season.

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What you’ll need:


Passion fruit


Lemon curd

Ice lolly mould

Ice cream sticks

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  1. Cut the mango into tiny cubes.
  2. Mix with passion fruit.
  3. Add the lemon curd to the yoghurt and mix.lemon curd mango passion fruit yogurt ice lollies
  4. Fill the mould halfway with the yoghurt and lemon curd mixture.
  5. Add a small teaspoon of fruit.
  6. Fill the rest of the mould with the yoghurt.
  7. Freeze.
  8. Ta-da!lemon curd passion fruit ice lollieslemon curd mango passion fruit ice lollyIce Lollies Shopping List

Have a happy day,

Mia & Blair