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Spring Preparations with Baker Ross – giveaway

Today is officially the first day of spring, though you wouldn’t believe it considering the rollercoaster weather we’ve had recently. Here in our little corner of North Wales, it was 12 degrees on Friday last week, quickly followed by -2 on Saturday. A difference of 14 degrees in 24 hours! However, despite the volatile weather, we’ve been doing our best to get ready for spring with a little help from Baker Ross.

Spring Preparations with Baker Ross - blog header image

 

FOR THE PLANTS

The Bear and I have been talking a lot recently about flowers, and things growing in the garden. We have a Willow + Wild subscription to their boxes which is a great little monthly box all about nature inspired fun and learning. There are always seeds included to plant and is a great way to start getting her more interested in growing things. Add that to the fact that she is obsessed with all things little and teeny tiny – I’ve no idea where that’s come from – I thought some little flowerpots would be perfect for getting ready to move some of our seedlings over into when they’re ready.

Spring Preparations with Baker Ross - painting in progress

This craft really is as simple as it gets. All you need is the Baker Ross mini porcelain flowerpots, some porcelain paints, as well as some paintbrushes. You then just need a little person to add a lot of colour to the pots. This is the Bear’s favourite part as she loves to paint and decorate anything.

Thankfully for us, she was in the mood for more than just pink (which is very rare these days). That means we ended up with three pots that were a fabulous array of colour. Once she was happy with her creations, we just baked the pots in the oven for 35 minutes at 150C to set the paint.

Spring Preparations with Baker Ross - mini flower pots - the end result

After much discussion over the pots and who we think would like them. Two were planted with succulents ready for Grandma and Nonna for Mother’s Day, and the third – Darcie’s favourite one on the left – we have put aside ready to plant with something special from one of the many things we are growing together. If only it would stay warm enough for things to grow and plant of course!

Spring Preparations with Baker Ross - mini flowerpots

FOR THE BIRDS

However, we didn’t want to leave out the birds. The kids Grandma and Grandad have been taking part in the birdwatch campaigns recently. As a result the Bear especially has a new-found interest in birds.  Therefore, we used our porcelain paints to also decorate these wonderful ceramic bird feeders. We decorated two: one for our garden and one to give to Grandad for his birthday.

Spring Preparations with Baker Ross - bird feeder

This works in the exact same way as decorating the flower pots. Let little ones enjoy painting with porcelain paints and a paint brush until they are pleased with their creation. Once happy, bake in the oven for 35 minutes at 150C to set. Once cool, you string up the bird feeder using the string included in the pack. Fill with feed and hang in your garden.

Given the unpredictability of the weather at the moment, the birds seem to be making good use of it. We have already needed to refill ours and love seeing it in the garden.

Spring Preparations with Baker Ross - bird feeder close up

THE GIVEAWAY

The team from Baker Ross are giving away a spring bundle worth £50 to one lucky Tippytupps reader. The bundle will be put together by the team at Baker Ross and will be full of crafts, activities and craft supplies to enjoy. Just enter via Rafflecopter using the link below and follow the usual social media accounts.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to UK residents only, is powered by Rafflecopter and will close on Sunday 15th April 2018 at midnight. The winner will then be chosen at random using the tool. Please note that this giveaway is hosted by Tippytupps blog, but the prize will be distributed by the Baker Ross team. For full terms and conditions for the giveaway, please visit the Tippytupps terms and conditions page.

THE DISCOUNT

That’s not all though. As an added extra, anyone looking to build up their craft stash, then Tippytupps followers can get a whopping 25% off your basket on the Baker Ross website. Just by use discount code VICKI25 at the checkout. Enjoy!!

Spring Preparations with Baker Ross - toddler crafts - spring crafts

DISCLAIMER: I was provided with these items in return for inclusion in this post. As always though, all opinions expressed are my own.

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94 Comments

  1. Tracy Nixon says:

    Fantastic thank you – I love to make and create Easter gifts with my little ones!

  2. Ahh what lovely little craft ideas. I’ve got two little boys who planted out sunflowers last year and lover it. But planting their own seeds in their own creative pots we’ll definitely be trying this year

  3. Rachel Craig says:

    Great prize, as arts and crafts are such enjoyable activities for all ages.

  4. This would be amazing for my childminding children.

  5. Claire glace says:

    Would be a delight for Easter/Spring with my grandchildren many thanks

  6. Helen Tovell says:

    Lovely giveaway thank you

  7. christine shelley says:

    Lovely easter pressie, we always used to ordar from Baker Ross when my kids were at primary school

  8. Sarah Mackay says:

    Brilliant giveaway

  9. Martina Pichova says:

    I love watching my kids doing something creative – makes change from watching TV etc…

  10. Katy Malkin says:

    This is fantastic. We love nature, walks, bug hunting, collecting leaves and planting.

  11. CAROLYN HEYWORTH says:

    Will have fun with my grandson making things

  12. Louise Smith says:

    My daughter would love this

  13. Samantha Tosdevin says:

    I absolutely love crafting and would love to introduce my little grandson to crafting as I think its a really good building tool to have behind you xxx

  14. Solange says:

    My kids would love this.

  15. Karen Barrett says:

    Thank you, perfect for my grandchildren

  16. john prendergast says:

    Fantastic giveaway

  17. Rich Tyler says:

    Yes Please!

  18. Heidi Borchardt says:

    Looks fun.
    Love the Paint-Your-Own Bird-Feeder.

  19. I adore these! I love the bird feeder!

  20. Hayley Atkins says:

    I love the flowerpot painting…as soon as the weather improves I am going to brighten up some of my old pots.

  21. kris mc says:

    Fab easter holiday activity

  22. Love these ideas! Can’t wait to try them with Tilly

  23. Rebecca says:

    Great post. Thank you for the giveaway

  24. Jo Carroll says:

    Fun post…I love creative things like this.

  25. I had a look on Baker Ross and they do have some great things! I ended up going to The Works for easter stuff though.

  26. Clare says:

    That little bird feeder is lovely and wants fab activity!

  27. These look great!!

  28. charlotte says:

    sound great! we love crafting in out house

  29. LAURA MILTON says:

    Great ideas – love crafts

  30. ADEINNE TONNER says:

    This is such an amazing giveaway i always like to update my decor when it it comes to Spring.

  31. Alana Walker says:

    I love Baker Ross, they have such great craft items for kids. Fingers crossed.x

  32. Tee Simpson says:

    This would be great to keep my kids entertained

  33. Natalie Gillham says:

    Lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance to win x

  34. These are such a great idea for easter projects!! I love the one for the birds!!

  35. Georgina Prince was davies says:

    some great fun to have over Easter xx

  36. Love doing arts and crafts. I do not enjoy the mess though!

  37. Andrea Upton says:

    Some lovely ideas here, perfect for the Easter holidays

  38. Nicola Marshall says:

    Fab, we love arts & crafts.

  39. claire woods says:

    I would love to win

  40. Kelly Hirst says:

    THis is the perfect rainy day prize, we do love a bit of arts & crafts!

  41. cheryl hadfield says:

    I love to make easter cards with my children and arts and crafts for messy play in the school holidays

  42. Tracy Hanley says:

    Love doing crafts with my grandkids

  43. I so admire your craftiness with the kids! I should really do something like this with J and baby M.

  44. Sarah says:

    I love Baker Ross! Favourite website for crafty bits for sure!

  45. Alice Gilkes says:

    Nice giveaway.

  46. Susan Smith says:

    Fabulous Spring giveaway, thank you for the chance

  47. Those ideas are so cute and fun!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

  48. claire griffiths says:

    we love doing crafts in this house e have just done some decoupage easter egg decs and making an easter basket later my sons would love this prize

  49. Ruth Harwood says:

    this is just the kind of prize that’ll have my kids hopping with joy!

  50. Maria Blythin says:

    thanks for the lovely giveaway x

  51. Melissa Lee says:

    What a lovely prize – perfect for spring time

  52. Lynn Neal says:

    We enjoy making things because then they are unique to us!

  53. janine atkin says:

    id love this 🙂

  54. Michelle Ferguson says:

    My sister loves doing craft projects with my nephews so this would be perfect for them

  55. amy bondoc says:

    we love doing arts and crafts in this house x

  56. Danielle Cresswell says:

    Love these ideas my son loves all things nature x

  57. Clare Hubbard says:

    Fantastic prize, thank you

  58. Victoria Prince says:

    Those flowerpots look great! I particularly like the green and purple one

  59. Simone Griffin says:

    What a lovely prize – thank you x

  60. C Parkin says:

    Really lovely ideas that I will use!

  61. Fab prize! We do love Baker Ross here x

  62. Niki Marie Wardle says:

    We would love this, we love doing crafty keepsakes and at the moment we’re working to bring more birds to our garden so this prize really would be perfect!

  63. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    This would be great for family crafting sessions

  64. Christina Palmer says:

    Wonderfulgiveaway. When my grandchildren come to stay they love to sit at the kitchen table and spend time being creative

  65. Kate Davies says:

    Oh fab prize, thanks for the chance.

  66. Sarah Ballantyne says:

    We love Baker Ross sets. I do a big order at christmas and easter as they are fab to do with my girls over the holidays. We have made ornaments, necklaces, keyrings and decorated t-shirts.

  67. Faye Reed says:

    Very cute, would keep my kids busy for hours x

  68. Kim Neville says:

    My kids would enjoy making one of these to put in our home and decorative

  69. jamie banks says:

    fab giveaway

  70. Amanda Gregory says:

    What a lovely giveaway. Thank you so much. My great-niece and I would have great fun together if I won.

  71. Jeanette Leighton says:

    Would love to try these with my daughter Sheriah

  72. Jenny Rogers says:

    Great giveaway – a lovely activity to do with my god children.

  73. Kim Styles says:

    I love the pots! very unique and stylish

  74. sheri Darby says:

    What a brilliant giveaway

  75. paula cheadle says:

    my grandkids love doing craft, more so the little ones

  76. ellie spider says:

    sounds lovely we all enjoy doing crafts

  77. Sarah Parker says:

    lovely 🙂

  78. These look a great idea, art and nature go hand in hand and I love the colours you have used : ))

  79. Rachael Sexey says:

    This looks fantastic

  80. Susan B says:

    Aaaw! I love the artwork. Thanks for the super giveaway.

  81. Claire Appleton says:

    Lovely giveaway! I love getting crafty with my 3 children 🙂

  82. Laura Avery says:

    Baker Ross is amazing isn’t it..try not to go on to much as I spend too much lol,t hanks x

  83. Anna Brown says:

    Thank you for the chance of this great giveaway

  84. Ashley Phillips says:

    Love that it’s something I can do with both my girls

  85. Deborah Clarke says:

    Ooh what a great idea. Thanks for the chance to be your lucky winner.

  86. jo liddement says:

    Fab giveaway. I love making things with my son and we often make gifts for friends and family.

  87. Hayley F says:

    How lovely. This would be fab to do with my nephews. Thankyou x

  88. Anthea Holloway says:

    What a lovely prize. I so enjoy doing craft projects with my grandchildren and this would be ideal for us.

  89. Sheila Docherty says:

    Kids just love doing crafts. I love these spring craft ideas x

  90. michelle o'neill says:

    lovely giveaway x

  91. Emma Gough says:

    My 2 & 1/2 year old has found a huge passion in creating and crafting – she would definitely benefit from a bundle of craft materials – what a brilliant blog post

  92. Nancy y Bradford says:

    What a nice prize. I would definitely find something great from their site.

  93. Natalie Crossan says:

    Such a great prize – fingers crossed 🙂 xxx

  94. Diana says:

    Lovely bundle 🙂

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