Baker Ross have produced a great colourful summertime range of products, and I was impressed by the range of things there were to colour and personalise as well. 3D items and flat decorations. I was sent:
Ceramic Seaside Hanging Decorations - £3.95 for 5
Glass Tealight Holders - £4.50 for 6
Large White Porcelain Mugs - £4.48 for 4
My first impressions were good, for me I think the value is there and you get quite a lot for your money, especially with the tealights, but they all looked sturdy and good quality. Having ready glazed mugs was great as well.
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I was a little wary of painting the 3D items, but I am so chuffed with my first attempts. The paint wipes off when it's not heat set, brilliant when you want to make sure a drawing has a passing resemblance to an animal etc. Heat setting was easier second time round, although what appeared a smooth deep layer of colour didn't come out quite the same after a trip to the oven.
The mug is sitting pretty upstairs, but the tealight went off to a good friend as a birthday gift. The glass is thick and sturdy so it survived posting, and was pretty light to post as well. I'd definitely consider painting up some more to send as gifts, although I might do one or two for the house first! The feedback I got from my friend and her other half was amazing too. One happy crafter!!
* I was kindly sent these products as a member of the Baker Ross Blogger Network, but as always all opinions are my own. If you've used these products or have some other crafty stories to share, I'd love to hear from you. Just post below.