Sensational Six – Monochrome

Monochrome is such a versatile style choice and all these Australian handmade gifts would work with any colour combination.

Curated by Karyn of KBS Designs


Toiletry bag by One Busy Sloth
Pregnancy milestone cards by Deer Little Designs
Deer table lamp by KBS Designs
Ice cream banner by My Paper Planet
Father’s Day card by the little card boutique
Fake feathers by kaetoo


KBS Designs

KBS Designs creates beautiful handmade homewares. I love to work with bright bold colours that bring happiness into peoples homes and encourage children’s imaginations when it comes to play and bed time. I make durable mermaid, dinosaur and dragon tails that kids love to dress in, creating a new reality. When I create kids decor, I look for fabrics that kids can look at to create bed time stories of their own. I have been in business for eight years and am ever evolving. One thing that hasn’t changed is my love for making.

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Watercolour Paper Doily Bunting 1

Finished Bunting

Spring is almost here and it’s the perfect time to think up some fun crafts for the kids. Crafts to get them playing outside and enjoying the warmer weather (don’t you feel like you’ve been cooped up inside too much this winter?)

This paper bunting craft idea is a fun and colourful activity for the kids- it’s easy to do and doesn’t require too many supplies and they will love to see it hanging up once it’s finished.


Supplied needed:

  • Paper doilies (which you can find at most discount stores)
  • Watercolour paint palette, liquid watercolour paints or water mixed with food colouring
  • Paint brushes
  • Container with fresh water to clean brushes
  • String, twine or ribbon
  • Glue or double sided sticky tape


Let’s get crafting:

  • Firstly, find a safe place to paint. Watercolours can be a bit messing to work with (but lots of fun)
  • Lay your doilies on paper towel or cardboard to help soak up the drips
  • Start painting! Be creative, have fun and splash away.


  • Lay your doilies out to dry completely


  • Once dry, fold them in half ready to hang along your bunting line (string, twine or thread)


  • You can make the bunting as long or as short as you like depending on where you would like to hang it
  • A little bit of double sided tape between the two halves helps to hold the doilies in place
  • Now you are done! Now, where to hang it?


Why not hang it up in your craft corner, above your desk, in the kids’ bedroom, on the mantel piece or pride of place in the family kitchen.

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Shopping Guide – Story Time

Story time is always the favourite time of day at our house – is it at yours? Our latest shopping guide of handmade gifts for kids has everything you need to recreate your child’s favourite stories.


Cinderella finger puppets by Ebony Shae Designs
Castle greeting card by My Paper Planet
Butterfly fairy wings by Dream For Girls
Book and story set by Creative Wishes
Unicorn horn flower crown by Puddle Ducklings
Silver glitter crown by Schooza
Three little pigs finger puppets by Ina Sudjana



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