Thursday, 20 October 2016

Bonfire Night Photo Frame # Bostik Challenge

Its again time of the month when the lovely people at Bostik send their arts and crafts box. This month the theme is Bonfire. The box had lots of sparkly stars, colourful lolly sticks, glitter card , foliage and pipe cleaners. I always save the box so that Little M  my niece and I can create the craft together, so this weekend she came over on Sunday afternoon and we had our usual cake and smoothie.

This week I had lots of apples and pears that I had picked from my neighbours garden so we set about making an apple and pear smoothie and I added a handful of baby spinach just to make it a little more healthy. Little M did not complain and in fact she liked it so much she asked for a second helping. We played in the garden for a while and Little M collected some pretty leaves,but it started to rain so we went indoors only to realise that the box of leaves were still outside in the rain. Little M was a little upset so I let her look through the bostik craft box to see what she wanted to make.



She really liked the leaves and foliage in the box (thank god they were in there as it made her forget about the leaves we had collected in the garden which were now drenched). We decided to create a collage with them. Whilst I was looking for some card, I found an old picture frame that was sitting in one of the drawers so I gave it to little M and we decided to stick the leaves and stars to the photo frame to make a little Bonfire night theme present.

The frame turned out really pretty and we wrote a message and put the card in where the photo goes to create a perfect photo frame. Little M said that the lolly sticks with the stars looked like fire works.


To create your own Bonfire night photo frame you will need:

  • A photo frame with a wide edging (minimum 1 inch wide)
  • Bostil spray glue
  • Foliage, leaves in different colours, 
  • Coloured lolly sticks
  • Silver stars and sequins
  • Black card and silver pen to write message.
  • Scissors
How to make:

1. Remove the back from the photo frame and take the card out. using this card as the template cut a piece of the same size in black card.
2. Write your desired message on the black card with a silver pen and then place the black card inside the frame and fit the back on again.


3. Spray some bostik glue on the right side of the picture frame very carefully as not to spray the glass.


4. Arrange the lolly sticks and leaves on the frame as you like and then using either the bostik glue or bostik glue dots stick stars at the end of the lolly sticks to make them look like fire works.



5. Leave to dry and the photo frame is ready.






























Little M is thrilled with her frame and proudly took it home to gift to her parents. This would be the perfect gift to make during half term with youngsters as its really simple to make.

Being part of the Bostik 2016 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.

28 comments:

  1. WOW! These look amazing! and so simple to do! My 2 are too old for this but I might just do some on my own haha!! Great job!!

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  2. I love the frame. It is so creative and looks fantastic. I'm not do arty but more of a writer but wish I could come up with ideas like that!

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  3. Wow these frames look brilliant. Your little miss is right to feel proud!

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  4. I love crafts and I'm sure kids of all ages would enjoy this.

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  5. I like the sound of a Bostik arts and crafts box - how fun! I love the frame that you made with the goodies too - especially using the leaves as it really does feel autumnal looking at it. I bet your little one had fun working on it too. (perfect as the days get a bit cooler too)

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  6. I love the finished product, what a great craft idea x

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  7. What a lovely idea and a great way to get creative with the kids - thanks for sharing x

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  8. How sweet! I'll try do this with my son as he is really into crafts and loves using glue.

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  9. This is such a beautiful frame, nicely done DIY. Cant believe bonfire will be upon us soon.

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  10. Now that is an awesome looking photo frame - I love how it has incorporated all different parts of the season into it. x

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  11. Oh wow I absolutely adore this! What a fab idea xx

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  12. This is brilliant, what a fantastic idea and what little artists you have!

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  13. This is so cool, I will have to try and pick up the supplies and make them with my sister as she's off this week x

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  14. These look so good! What a fun activity! I don't have children but I'd probably like to do one of these now haha!

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  15. this is a great idea. can definitely use this idea for any occasion

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  16. What a great idea for an arts and crafts day. My niece would love doing something like this.

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  17. Oh this is super cute! I have no idea what I'm going to do for bonfire night this year

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  18. The frame looks lovely, very Autumnal. Love the look of the smoothie x

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  19. I absolutely love the frame, it looks wonderful! She was definitely right about the lolly sticks and the stars looking like fireworks :) xx

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  20. I love the look of this! Im a huge fan of faux leaves in Autumn :)

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  21. These look amazing! Love the sparkle and the leaves xx We might try and do this at home too!

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  22. I love that! Unfortunately, I'm always in France during Bonfire night so I never got to see it by myself. Must be brilliant!

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  23. What a fantastic craft to do, and perfect for the up and coming half term week!

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  24. This looks So effective, you've done a great job with it. I love seasonally themed accessories for the home xxx

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  25. I love this, it looks great, perfect for keeping that a precious fireworks photo!

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  26. What a great craft idea! The end result looks fab. :D

    Ashton x
    ashtonjade.co.uk

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  27. Such a creative idea. I really love what you've done with your photo frame.

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  28. Bostik arts and crafts boxes sound like such good fun! This is such a lovely activity to do and the frame looks lovely, perfect for a family photo from from bonfire night.

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