Sensational Six – Ahoy Pirates

Aaaarrrrhhhhgggg! Join in a merry band of pirates with these fantastic pirate handmade gifts for kids – it’s a treasure trove for all would be pirates and pirate wannabe’s. It’s a pirate’s life for me now!

– Curated by Dionie of pleatsandtreats

Ahoy Pirates

Finger puppet patterns by Ebony Shae Designs
Book set by Creative Wishes
Wall clock by Nest Accessories
Baby pillow by Hero Huggers
Colour me pirate by Love From Annie
Gift tags by My Paper Planet



With summer almost here, pleatsandtreats has so many summer hats to choose from. From pirates and unicorns to fire trucks and florals- there is a hat for all ages, from babies to ladies.

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Halloween Craft Stick Spider Web


This is a fun and easy kids craft activity perfect for Halloween. Craft sticks (or ice-cream sticks) are such a versatile craft supply and lots of fun playing with. Add in some paint and a creepy spider and you have the perfect Halloween decoration.

Supplies needed:

  • Craft sticks (we used small and large sticks)
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue gun
  • String, yarn, thread or twine
  • Plastic spiders

How to make your spider webs:

  1. Create a safe place to paint.
  2. Lay out your craft sticks ready to paint – each web needs three sticks.
  3. Decide what paint colours you would like to use- we used black, white, red and orange.
  4. Paint both sides of your sticks and leave them to dry.
  5. Glue three sticks together to create your web.
  6. Cut a long length of yarn and tie and knot onto one of the craft sticks.
  7. Wrap the yarn around your sticks in a web-like pattern.
  8. Knot off the end and leave a long length so you can hang up your webs.
  9. Stick on your spooky spiders and you are done!


Happy Halloween


Handmade Kids

Guest post by Handmade Kids.

Handmade Kids is a blog FULL of amazing Australian handmade products for kids, the family and the home. Follow along for a great crafty fix of craft tutorials & DIYs, product reviews, themed gift guides, sewing tips, and the latest new season products.

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Shopping Guide – Blue

Blue is the colour of water and sky. Refreshing and calming, it’s the perfect colour for Australian handmade gifts. Let us introduce to you a beautiful range of blue finds.


Cat rattle by Love From Annie
Dream catcher pendant by Curly Jo Design
Sling bag by One Busy Sloth
Storage basket by Vicki Elle
Beach bag by Ruby’s Quilts & More
Bag charm by Ina Sudjana
Travel quilt by myTravelTot
Ribbon wand by Puddle Ducklings



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