Our little ones absolutely delight in exploring their world through their senses. Sensory play encourages learning through exploration, curiosity, problem solving and creativity. It builds cognitive skills and influences how your child learns about their world. We've teamed up with the very talented x to bring our Holdie Animals to life in their very own sensory playscapes.
This step-by-step blog can be adapted to any playscape with a sprinkle of imagination!
What is it about a new season and a big clearout? We love multi-use storage solutions. Here are some of our best baskets to inspire you to declutter like a pro or add some statement decoration pieces to your home.
Our Dozy Dinkums love a good night's sleep just as much as we do, drifting off into a dreamy reverie whilst counting little sheep. We teamed up with our imaginative friend Katherine of @cardboardfolk to create some DIY Daydream Dinkum Beds for your little ones' new Daydream Dozy Dinkum besties. Now they can sleep side by side in a cosy bed made just for them!
Who doesn’t love a beautiful dreamy craft? We teamed up with our imaginative friend Katherine of @cardboardfolk to create some DIY Dream Mobiles for your little ones' new Daydream Dozy Dinkum besties. This DIY includes a step-by-step guide to make your own at home! ~ It’s craft time! Make your very own DIY Daydream Dinkum Dream Mobile Watch video below for extra guidance! 01Draw & TraceTrace some circles onto the Cardboard using a pencil and a small round object, you’ll need 4 larger circles and 2 or 3 smaller circles (we used a milk bottle lid and a pen lid to...
Remember when we used to be reprimanded for staring out the window in school?! Well, times have changed, and don't worry if your child has a tendency to drift off with the fairies into the occasional reverie - it's very healthy for them! Here’s why...
Like all of us, even a Dinkum Doll needs a little TLC every now and then! Being a Dinkum BFF can be a bit messy from time to time; there's dirt, paint, messy hair, and sometimes accidents happen too. Luckily, from washing to hairstyling, we're here to answer all those Dinkum Doll care tips you've ever wondered or asked about!
Who doesn’t love a beautiful rainbow craft? We teamed up with our imaginative friend Brittany of @raisingwildones to create some felt Rainbow flags for your kiddies and their Dinkum Doll besties. This DIY includes a step-by-step guide to make your own at home! ~ It’s craft time! Make your very own DIY Rainbow Dinkum Doll Flags Watch video below for extra guidance! 01Get startedWith a pencil, mark out your flag lines with a ruler on an A4 piece of felt of your choice, you will need two big triangle for front and back! (you can also use...
We are head over heels for a multipurpose Rattan Basket here at Olli Ella, and our range oftidy-uppersis all the proof you need. From the lovely Hanging Hutch to the big open Basque Basket, these new lot of baskets may just be ourfaves, not just because they’re sweet but because they are mighty handy to have around too! In need of a bit of basketinspo? Read on; we’ve gotplenty!
Who remembers playing dress-up, setting up elaborate cafes, and spending hours immersed in puppet shows and tiny little farmyards filled with toy cows, chickens, and horses for hours on end? At Olli Ella, we have never forgotten, and everything we dream up and do is based on this concept of wonder and childlike imagination! Play is at the heart and soul of the Olli Ella world, and imaginative play possibilities are what we strive to create! What is imaginative play, you ask? We would love to tell you more.
We love a bit of DIY here at Olli Ella and even more so when we get to upcycle something beautiful like our all-new and very pretty Holdie™ Dinosaur and Magical Creature boxes! All play starts with a landscape in which to dream and begin a story, and who better to team up with to create an upcycled wonderworld in a box than our good friend Kathryn of @thecardboardfolk!! Craft along with us and don’t forget to share your upcycled dioramas (AKA miniature models) !
Dive in, we’ve got a most magical DIY featuring our new Holdie™ Mermaid friends, Isla, and Marina. We teamed up with our favourite friend Kathryn of @cardboardfolk to create this upcycled Holdie Mermaid wand using the beautiful gift box all Holdie Folk arrive in! This DIY includes an easy peasy step-by-step guide and is the perfect craft for little hands to help and play with!
Let’s head off on an adventure deep under the sea to a most magical underwater world where Holdie™ Mermaids Isla and Marina swim, play and enjoy their days! These adventure loving mermaids are sweet, pocket-sized, and ready to play! We can’t wait for you to meet them!! ~ Isla loves to care for the ocean and all its inhabitants! Hunting for shiny seashells, diving with dolphins and exploring underwater caves for sunken treasures are this long, plaited haired Mermaid's favourite things to do. Marina wouldn’t ever want to live anywhere besides the clear blue Holdie™ ocean! This deep-sea...
Wonder Wagons are back, stronger than ever and ready for adventures big and small, indoors or out, rain, hail or shine! The Wonder Wagon is an iconic member of the Olli Ella family; with its 100% handwoven rattan body, nostalgic feel and sense of unbridled, old-fashioned fun, the Wonder Wagon is right at home as part of the Olli Ella Classics Collection. Not just another pretty Wagon, the Wonder Wagon is built to pull, push, haul and cart on repeat because we know just how much little folk love to go, go go!
It's almost Mother's Day, our fave day to celebrate not just the mamas but all the wonderful women who mother in so many varied and loving ways. The perfect gift can be hard to find sometimes, so we've gathered up a collection of beautiful baskets, WARES, and so much more that the Mum in a million in your life is sure to love! Our Co-founders (and busy mammas of a collective eight kids!) Chloe and Olivia have also shared their picks for great gifts.
There are so many ways to show gratitude to our planet and often the simplicity is forgotten.
We are committed to creating a positive impact for our planet and are mindfully working to minimise our environmental effect. The planet sustains our business and we aim to ensure we sustain her in return!
WARES by Olli Ella are the love child of our Co-founder Chloe, dreamt up and bought to life just over three years ago, they have since become a wardrobe staple for women the world over. WARES are designed with endless versatility, practicality and forever in mind. There's a lot to love about WARES (most are breastfeeding and maternity friendly!!); read on to discover more about our comfy, effortless, and timeless WARES apparel range. We love it and hope you do too! ~ Listen to what Co-founders, Chloe & Olivia have to say about our newest Ploom Collection! All WARES...
The key to any successful Easter hunt is all in the Basket! Luckily, we’ve handpicked the best ones for the ever-important Easter egg hunt and for use long after the choccie eggs are gone! Baskets are mighty handy and perfect for everything from chocolate collecting (and stashing!) right through adventures, veggie hauling, and much more! Discover our top ten Basket picks for Easter and everyday fun!
We all know there's nothing better than nabbing the biggest egg come Easter morning, especially when it's filled with a Cozy Dinkum surprise! This Easter, we've teamed up with our amazingly crafty friend Kathryn of @cardboardfolk to create an eggcellentpapier mâché DIY hatching egg for our snuggly Cozy Dinkum friends.
We love nothing more than busting out the rolling pin, dusting a little flour about and baking up some scrumptious goodies over Easter (or anytime, to be honest!). This Easter, we teamed up with our good friends @raisingrodmans and Bunny Moppet to bake up a jam-filled, pie pop storm. Join in the fun, it's super easy, and we promise we won't tell if you lick the bowl (ssssh!)
Our 100% natural rattan products, including our Classic Collection, are designed, and made by artisan's hands with forever in mind. You can follow a few helpful hints to ensure your rattan stays in tip-top shape for many years to come. Over the past 11 years, we have learnt a lot about rattan, what it likes and doesn't like and how best to care for it to ensure it lasts for generations!
With Easter just around the corner, we've handpicked the best Baskets for this very important job. There are Baskets for everyone from tiny Easter enthusiasts right through to the adults, so no choccie egg gets left behind come Easter morning. For a not so sugary treat, we've got fluffy, snuggly Cozy Dinkum Basket fillers too!!
Here’s to the mamas, daughters, sisters, aunties & all the wonderful women in our lives! In celebration of International Women's Day, we want to say thank you to all the women that make Olli Ella possible, from our makers to our sellers to all of you! PLUS ~ read what our founders and retailers have to say about this year's International Women’s Day theme #BREAKTHEBIAS
Sure, we love having a tidy home but what we love even more is a good shortcut! We’re sharing a few of our fave basket hacks that are sure to make you look organised even when you're not! Read on to unlock the secret stashing powers of our handy baskets.
The Olli Ella Classics are our 100% Handwoven Rattan collection made for play, adventure and to be treasured forever! They are at the heart of the Olli Ella world, and they live in bedrooms, homes and cubby houses all around the World! All Olli Ella Classics are made by hand in Vietnam by our amazingly talented makers. The Classics are our family, and we would love you to meet and get to know them all!
The Holidays are almost upon us & the magic of this season can be found everywhere you turn. At Olli Ella, we’ve always loved a decoration (& had a weak spot for wrapping paper), so we teamed up with our clever friend Calley of @raisingrodmans on this fun & festive upcycled Playpawrapping paper & decoration DIY! It’s the perfect activity to keep little hands VERY busy, get the house decorated & the presents wrapped all at the same time - WIN!
Deck the halls and the letterboxes of those you love with our Holiday card colouring DIY! The perfect craft to keep little (and big!) hands busy. All your Olli Ella faves have been given a festive makeover; there’s a Holdie World snow globe, Holiday Dozy Dinkums Pudding & Pie and plenty of Rattan goodies waiting under the tree to be coloured ! Simply print, fold, colour, write a cute little note and deliver them far and wide for plenty of Holiday cheer!
We recently spoke with artist, mother & WARES Aurora model Sarah Darling about women in the arts, her current daily inspiration, and painting practice. Sarah is part of our WARES series that profiles women within the Olli Ella community that captivate us with their day to day. Based in Byron Bay Australia, her beautiful works are a dance of colour and composition, a true exploration of abstraction! We are honoured to share her paintings and words with you!!
The countdown to the Holidays is on & what better way to do it than with your very own DIY advent calendar. We’ve teamed up with our friend Kathryn of @cardboardfolk to create a cardboard advent village filled with sweet daily notes & few magical Olli Ella friends!
Introducing Sarah Glover, WILD chef, inspiring hunter-gatherer & global adventurer who prefers cooking in the great outdoors to a kitchen anytime! This Thanksgiving & Holidays we’ve teamed up with Sarah & her group of little helpers to bring you a most delicious recipe & picnic set up that’s sure to have you whisking your blanket & basket to your fave spot stat.
It’s World Kindness Day, a day to highlight the little things and remind us all that simple acts of kindness have power and that together, we can all work to create a kinder world. To celebrate this important day we chatted to Ally Strain, the founder of Byron Bays, The Kindness Project, a community initiative-based group that helps vulnerable members within our community.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo! We have some magical craft for you! We have teamed up with our crafty friend Jenni of @myweebuddy to create some whimsical, upcycled, DIY treasures inspired by the new, fantastical Holdie Folk Fairies! Let’s make some magic with a cardboard box!
We are absolutely thrilled to share with you the newest members of Holdie World! We cannot wait to see your little ones bring the magical adventures of these new Holdie Fairies and Magical Creatures to life. And that’s not all! We’re also welcoming a new basket to the family. Meet our new heart-shaped beauty, the Luvya Bag. ~ Meet the new collectable Holdie Fairies Tulip the Tooth Fairy Tulip is always on the hunt for more pearly whites to add to her collection which she carries carefully in a special sparkly pouch she wears around her wrist! She...
We are absolutely thrilled to share our first ever collaboration! We’ve teamed up with imaginative play specialists, Rose and Rex, to welcome the two newest members of our basket family:LemonLuggyandLemonMiniChari. Say hello to the loveliest, lemoniest baskets you ever did see.