Morgana Makes It Video Archive

Welcome to the Morgana Makes It Video Archive! Each week, Morgana uploads two art projects based on everyday items in your home to keep you creative during the lockdown period. New videos are uploaded every Monday and Wednesday. Contact info@escapearts.org.uk if you have any ideas for this project. If you are able, please consider supporting this project with a donation so that we are able to continue our work for many years to come. Thank you. www.paypal.me/escapearts

Dreams Come True Dreamcatchers Part 1

Morgana begins her weekly video project with Dreams Come True Dreamcatchers! For Part 1 of this project you will need:

  • Wool (or fabric of your choice), card, scissors, sticky tape, string.

Happy making!

Dreams Come True Dreamcatchers Part 2

Welcome back for the second part of Dreams Come True Dreamcatchers! For this session, you will need:

  • Wool, string, scissors, a fork.

Don’t forget to send pictures of your finished dreamcatchers to info@escapearts.org.uk!

Hanging Flower Pots

Who else has lots of plastic bottles in their house? Morgana shows us how to put them to good use by turning them into hanging flower pots! You will need:

  • One 2 litre plastic bottle, scissors, paint, q-tips, string.

Happy making and don’t forget to send photos of you creations to info@escapearts.org.uk!

Beautiful Hanging Rainbows

Inspired by the rainbow window artwork movement to say thank you to the NHS and key workers, Morgana has created these beautiful hanging rainbows. You will need:

  • Cardboard, paint, scissors, paper clips, string, and the decor of your choice !

Happy making and don’t forget to send photos of you creations to info@escapearts.org.uk!

Funky Storage Units

The lockdown has given us the opportunity of finally getting round to sorting out the areas of our homes we’ve been meaning to sort for longer than we’d like to admit! Morgana has provided us with a storage solution this week which will both help us organise and give us something lovely to look at! You will need:

  • Storage jars, paint and wall hooks.

Happy making and don’t forget to send us photos of what you’ve made to info@escapearts.org.uk!

DIY Bird Feeders Part 1

This lovely weather has got us thinking about nurturing our gardens and the wildlife who inhabit them. Morgana has created these gorgeous bird feeders for our flying friends to enjoy! You will need:

  • A 2 litre plastic bottle, paint, scissors, tape, string, PVA Glue.

Steps: 1. Cut the bottle in half and fit both pieces back together. 2. Draw out the shape of the doorway desired by cutting them out. 3. Placing them back together and taping the entire thing solid. 4. Base coat of your choice to make a solid base. 5. Design and have fun making it your own, let it dry and add a thin layer of PVA glue.

Happy making!

DIY Bird Feeders Part 2

Welcome back to DIY Bird Feeders Part 2! You will need:

  • Rolled Oats, honey, almond slices, plain flour, apples, honey, peanut butter, string

Steps: 1. One cup of all the dry ingredients in a bowl. 2. Melt the peanut butter and honey and follow by pouring the mixture into the bowl. 3. Start mixing until you get a batter ( it does take a little elbow grease, don’t be shy to use your hands) 4. Add additional milk, honey or peanut butter if needed to get the desired crumble consistency. 5. With your hands begin rolling the batter into balls and place on tray. 6. Place in fridge for 1 hr until solid !! And there you have it !!

Don’t forget to send us pictures of what you’ve made to info@escapearts.org.uk!

Marble Windmills Part 1

Another beautiful project inspired by the gorgeous weather we’re having! This week, Morgana shows us how to make marble windmills to display in your garden. You will need:

  • Plain paper, marbelling ink or another coloured ink & a plastic bowl (but a sink works just as well!)

Happy making!

Marble Windmills Part 2

Welcome back to Morgana Makes It, where Morgana talks us through the finishing steps to these beautiful marble windmills. You will need:

  • Your 2 marbelled pieces of paper from Part 1, pritt stick, scissors, glue gun/superglue, pin, paper straw

Don’t forget to send pictures of what you’ve made to info@escapearts.org.uk!

Egg Box Inspired Fish Part 1

The April Showers may have begun, but Morgana is back with a beautiful project to brighten your home! You will need:

  • Egg boxes, string, paint, scissors, googly eyes (optional)

Happy making!

Egg Box Inspired Fish Part 2

It’s time to add the finishing touches to your Hanging Egg Box Fish!

You will need: – Egg box – Scissors – Paint – String – Paper – Glue Stick

Happy making!

VE Day Decorations Part 1

This week is special as we will be celebrating history! Morgana will be making 3 separate projects  to celebrate VE Day on its 75th anniversary! In this video, you will be making mini bunting for your cake and custom flags!

You will need: – Paper (coloured or even plain) – Paper Straws – Pens/Pencils/Paint – Glue – Scissors – String

These are especially great to sit down and express in your own way what this day in history is all about! For the brave who gave us peace. Happy making!

VE Day Decorations Part 2

Two projects in one! The first being easy and effective door handle buntings!

For this you will need: – Spare Fabric ( even old clothing will do) – Scissors – Paper Clips – Tape

Using and up-cycling materials never felt better! Now for the second project where we will be making VE Day hanging flags.

For this you will need: – Fabric – Scissors – Glue – Stick – Paint or Pens (depending on how you want to decorate it) – String

Super easy and the opportunity to customise it however you desire!! Make this personal and stay tuned for another VE Day project this Friday! Be safe and keep crafting!

VE Day Decorations Part 3

Happy VE Day to you all! Today I have for you another two VE Day projects to make at home! The first being 3D poppies for your wall!

You will need: – Red Paper – Black Paper – Scissors – Glue

Secondly I’ll also be showing how to make tooth pick decorations!

You will be need: – Toothpicks – Paper – Glue – Scissors

These are super simple and easy to make yet really effective! Happy making!

Happy Happy Project!

This project will help you make those special occasions during quarantine extra special! We are making custom party hats that are so much fun to make!

For this you will need: – Paper or Card – Feathers – Scissors – Glue – Tissue Paper  – Pens, Crayons, Pencils or Paint (a few options but it really is up to you how you want to decorate them)

You can personalise it as to however design, theme or coming to a specific celebration. This is so personal and will always turn out different every time! Happy making!

Dreamy Mini Dreamcatchers

Today we will be making mini dream catchers, they are so dainty and fun to make!

For this you will need: – Feathers – Threads – Paper Clips(the bigger the better!) – Scissors – Glue Gun

This was a very therapeutic project and its definitely the king of project you can take your time with! We really hope it inspires you, happy making!

Positivity Spirals

This project we will be focusing on mental health and reflecting on what makes us all special and unique!

For this project you will need: – Paper Pens/Pencils or even Paint – Scissors – String

This is super simple but definitely a boost of positivity! For yourself and everyone out there, please spread the love and remember everyone is going through something. Happy making!

Mental Positivity

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week & we want to create projects reflecting and building ourselves positive vibes and ideas especially during this difficult time!

For making this project you will need: – Circular Card – Paint – Fabric – Scissors – String

This was super simple but truly is an opportunity to reflect your own personal journey and what it is that keeps you going strong! Mental wellbeing is so important, keep smiling and spread a little special uplift to your loved ones! Happy making!

Happy Days

In this project we will be making personalised signs to decorate your home!

To make this you will need:- Fabric – Stick – Glue – Scissors – Paint – Pens – String

This is so easy to make but really effective and an opportunity to personalise it however you desire. Happy making!

Personalised Pillows

For this project we will be making personalised pillows for our loved ones so they will always be with us in these difficult times!

For this you will need: – Fabric of your choice – Scissors – Glue or Needle and Thread – Paint or Pens – Pillow Fluff

This is your chance to make it extra special and personal to you! And a chance to stay positive as to when we will get to see our dearest. Happy making!

You Are Kind Cards

Another project spreading kindness and positivity in these unusual times!

To make this you will need: – Card Decorating Pens or Paints of your choice! – String – Fabric – Scissors – Glue

This is a great way to make it personal and making it your own but most of all a reminder of the positive things we hold! Spread some joy and share your results! Happy making!

With All My Heart Cards

Welcome back to another quirky project to make at home.

You will need: – Paper or Card of your choice – Scissors – Glue – Decorative – Pens or Pencils – Pom-Pom’s or even Buttons

This is a great and personal touch to spread kindness and positivity to those closest to us in these sometimes difficult times! Happy making!

Memories & the Little Things in Life

This project is personal and so simple to make!

For the first book project you will need: – A Book or Magazine – Scissors – Glue Gun

This is a great way to reflect and keep all of those memories big or small, for me it reminds me of the little things in life!

For making the envelopes you will need: – Paper of your choice – Pens /Paints/Pencils – Glue Gun – Scissors – Glue

These custom cards are a great way to make any special message that extra bit meaningful! Whether it is for your self or someone special to you. Reflecting how you feel and how far you have come! Happy making!

Flower Power

We often give loved ones flowers as an act of kindness and letting them know we are with them always, so today we will be making hand made paper wreaths!

For this you will need: – Paper – Card – Glue – Scissors

Happy making!

Remember Me Cards

For this project we will be making a card made gift with a twist for our loved ones!

For this project you will need: – Glue Gun – Glue Stick – Card of your choice – Scissors – Memories – Pens/Pencils

This project is a surprise within a surprise! A great way to making a regular card extra special. It is so important to remind ourselves of the kindness out there during these difficult times. Happy making!

Close Memories

For this project, we will be showing you how to make two things to decorate your home with so you can reflect on all those happy memories.

For this you will need: – String – Nails – Hammer – Scissors – Paper – Pens – Memories

These are so simple and so effective to make and a great way to always be reminded of those moments that have shaped us. Happy making!

Origami Birds

Today we will be making these origami birds!

For this you will need: – Paper of your choice – that’s it, so simple!

This is definitely a learning journey when making these cute paper cranes! Happy making!

We Can Fly!

Today, we will be developing my previous origami bird project!

For this you will need: – A Ring – String – Paper – Fabric – Scissors

This is a simple make with stunning results. Happy making!

Mandalas

This project was inspired by an activity in our ONE Project. Find out how you can get involved in the ONE Project here.

For this you will need: – Pen – Colouring Pencils – Ruler – Paper

This is such a great way to make easy guidelines for any mandala pattern! It is effective and easy to follow, why not give it a go?

It's all an Illusion!

Want to create an easy illusion? For this you will need:

  • Paper
  • Pens

That simple! Tips and tricks to confuse the eye, I hope this has inspired you!

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