Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Baker Ross - Hearts & Mothers Day Crafts....

I am part of the Baker Ross Blogger Network which means my girls and I get sent products every now and again to try....This time we were sent a great selection of Mothers day crafts and Heart crafts to try.....

Heart Cross Stitch Bookmark Kits.
£2.75 for a pack of 4.


Each kit contains pre-punched card template, yarn and plastic sewing needle....The girls had a great time with these although I left them for a few minutes to make them themselves so they actually didn't get the cross stitching perfect but who cares....They had fun making them and Ellie is taking one to give her teacher as she collects bookmarks.

Heart Fuse Bead Kits.
£3.49 for a pack of 6.


Each pack contains 3 heart-shaped peg boards, 1500 coloured beads. There are 7 assorted bead colours - Red, Bright Pink, Light Pink, Lilac, Purple, Blue and White...Ironing paper and silver cord....You put the beads on the board and then cover it in an ironing sheet and iron it so they all stick together.


I don't know how I feel about these kits....They were so fiddly. The beads wouldn't stay put when we were trying to place them on the boards. Ellie and I were getting quite frustrated....Becky said it's because we have sausages for finger...lol We were impressed with the end results though. There is plenty of beads left and the boards are reusable so we will be having another go....

I do have a confession to make....I don't own an iron. lol I may have used hair straighteners to melt them which is not advisable but surprising worked well...lol

Wellington Boot Ceramic Flowerpots.
£2.99 for a pack of 2.


These boots are for painting and my girls had a lovely time decorating them....They are perfect for growing herbs, cress or small plants and flowers. As a mother this is the sort of thing I like to receive on Mothers Day....Something made by my girls.

Apple Wooden Bird Feeder.
£1.99 each.


I actually took charge of making this....hehehe The girls couldn't decide on how to paint it and share the job of painting it....


Everything is already assembled and it just needs painting.....Each bird feeder comes with stainless steel rod which you put an apple on...I can't wait to get it out in the garden.



It was another great box from Baker Ross.....We still have a couple of things left to make. The Heart Wooden Keyrings and the Teapot Photo Frame Magnet Kits which the girls have said they want to do by themselves as a surprise for me for Mothers Day. How sweet.

I was sent these products free of charge in exchange for this post.....These are all my own views and opinions.

26 comments :

  1. I love the painted wellies, I could happily do one of those! #TriedTested

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    1. They are so cute and useful too...I can't wait to plant something in them.

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  2. I love the bird feeder and the book marks. I find the bead crafts are fiddly too, I can't imagine using hair straighteners to melt them!

    #triedtested

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    1. Thank you!
      It was a bit of a faff. hehehe

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  3. Think I am going to pop over to look for party bag ideas with these x

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    1. You should. They have some lovely things.

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  4. Ah that's lovely. They do look like some great gifts and I'm sure I'd love to receive something like that. My boys however, wouldn't like the hearts crafts. ;)

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  5. I love the structure of the Baker Ross kits - I struggle a bit with open ended craft sessions so these would be ideal in our house.
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

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    1. Yes! I struggle with crafts too if they are just a free for all...
      Thank you!

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  6. Ohh these look great, I remember doing the fuse kits when I was younger and yes they were very fiddly! #triedtested

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    1. They are but the end result was great x

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  7. Oh I love the bird feeders,it's the garden birdwatch event this weekend so worth popping them outside. X

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    1. They are great aren't they....We're going to varnish them, then put them out :D

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  8. These all look great fun to make. Looking at my huge pile of ironing, I do wish I could say I didn't have an iron #Triedtested

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    1. hehehe! I am usually glad not to own an iron apart from this day.

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  9. Aww these look like fun. All the things look so lovely. My daughter would love making the book marks :)

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    1. They are great kids...We loved the bookmarks and they are getting a lot of use now :)

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  10. My daughter would have hours of fun with that lot! #TriedTested

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    1. My girls love these kits. Thank you!

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  11. Those crafts look like great fun, I love the bird feeder #TriedTested

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  12. Oh we love a good craft activity here but those beads do look tricky. Good improvisation with the straighteners isn't that what being a mum is all about. Thanks so much for linking up your super activity with #FamilyFun hope to see you again next week!

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    1. Thank you! Oh yes! Us mums are awesome for improvising ;)

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  13. These look fun, though my kids would need to be older! Love the bookmarks & wellie boots! #familyfun

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