Tuesday, 17 June 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Recently the Bloesem Team helped with decorating a birthday party for a very sweet little girl who was turning 3. We had all these ideas, as you do when one spends too much time trolling around on pinterest, and this is how it all turned out in the end.
It was a floral and garden themed party. So there was alot of flowers, both real and fake present, for decoration and activities for the children. The kids got to decorate bottles with washi tape and then fill it with fresh flowers to give to their moms. The fake flowers were also great for decorating hair bands and clips which we saw many of the party guests donning during the party.
We also put up multi-colored streamers on the ceiling, made of crepe paper, for a festive touch! Very affordable and very beautiful.
There was also a pinata for decoration, which was pretty simple to recreate yourself. Because we are rushed for time, we bought a diamond shaped box (it came flat packed and your just needed to fold it together) and glued on rows and rows of gold crepe paper that we had snipped to create a fringe effect. It was our first time making one but it turned out pretty nice!
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Here are some snaps we got on our phones from the party which was held in the Bloesem class space (if you were wondering why the wooden boxes on the walls seemed so familiar).
And you know it's Singapore, so there has to be some good food.
More snaps of the party details. We also had confetti-filled balloons dangling from the ceiling. Easy as pie to put together. Just keep confetti scraps from your other crafts or cut up crepe paper into tiny pieces and put them into a balloon, then blow up the balloon and watch the confetti magic!
We displayed the flowers in different sized and colored pots on a planter rack we found at a nursery. It looked like a mini flower store perfect for the little princesses at the party.
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Tuesday, 10 June 2014 by Irene Hoofs
I remember loving these memory games as a kid, but of course now everything has been digitized and if it's not the TV, it's the ipad or the iphone. We love how this DIY memory game, contributed by the sweet Yuliya, is something the kids can take a break from all the screens with. The game itself is a ton of fun but getting the tots to create their own characters and cards will be a blast too!
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Thursday, 5 June 2014 by Irene Hoofs
This Father's Day we wanted to do something different in the Bloesem store to celebrate, and as usual the ever-energetic and inspired Anouk from Make History came up with the idea of a Father's Day photobooth! All the props are inspired by space and the sentence " Dad, I love you to the moon and back! ".
Anouk made all the props by hand, using sharpies and cardboard and judging by how quickly she did it, we can only conclude that she is very talented, but also that the props are do-able! We love how they are all outlines, your kids could color them in if they would like too. Or if you aren't one for drawing, we have a link at the end of the post where you can download the printables! Either print them on some thicker paper or print them on paper, stick them on a cardboard and cut them out.
If you are in Singapore, we would love if you came down to the Bloesem store on 59 Eng Hoon Street and get some shots of your children at the photobooth we have set up! The photobooth will be running from today till Sunday 8 June 2014 from 3 to 5pm and it's 100% free. Totally complimentary! We just want to spread the joy..
We did a test run last weekend and we had a ball of a time, here are just some of the results. If you don't live in Singapore, we encourage you to have some photobooth fun at home too! Make sure you tag us on instagram, @bloesemblogs, if you do try out the photobooth.
More space fun after the cut.. and maybe an alien or 2..
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Well, it's crafty Wednesday over at Bloesem! Okay technically we don't always have crafts on Wednesday but this week we are feeling particular ready to craft and we thought before we really get into it, we'd share a diy project we saw over at Cakies. Rubyellen made an adorable house block pillow that popped straight out of Henri’s Walk to Paris.
For more crafts from Rubyellen, we suggest you head over to her blog or come and join us for Rubyellen's Felt flower making class! We are gosh darn happy she'll be heading over to Singapore in the last week of June to teach a few Bloesem classes. Before that though, we invite you to join us in trekking down her diy post memory lane. We were so inspired, we set up our sewing machine!
To make your very own House Block Pillow..
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Tuesday, 13 May 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Terrariums have burst on to the scene recently and when Yuliya shared this craft project with us we had to share it. Not only is it a very on trend terrarium, it also has the most adorable gnome hanging out in there. Thank you Yuliya! We hope some of you try this out with your kids, we are sure it will be a hit with them.
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Tuesday, 6 May 2014 by Irene Hoofs
You might remember that a few weeks ago we announced that we were looking for craft contributors (we can't get enough of crafts) and we had an overwhelming response from fellow crafters all willing to share the joy of crafting with us! This week we have Chiara from Molasses Candy, her kids and her spent some much needed mommy-kids time making their very own DIY stuffed animals. This is how it went and how you can make them yourselves! Thank you for sharing Chiara!
- How to DIY Your Very Own Stuffed Animal -
.. Molasses Candy
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