OCT
2016
12

Bauble Upcycling Ideas and Inspiration

Upcycling is a great way to make use of well loved pieces of old costume jewellery and transform them into something new.

Using old beads, chains and charms as embellishments, plastic, paper mache or polystyrene baubles can be crafted into beautiful eye catching ornaments ideal for an opulent Christmas decoration, home ornament or unique gift.

Local charity stores or secondhand shops are a good place to find extra jewellery and can also provide inspiration for your craft idea.

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4 Christmas Cracker Craft Ideas

Crackers bring joy to people of all ages and can be a fun addition at all dinner parties and celebrations.

Christmas crackers are a British tradition which dates back to the early 1850s in Victorian London. London confectioner Tom Smith began the tradition by adding a motto to his sugared almond bon-bons, he then sold them wrapped in a twisted paper package.

From these modest beginnings Tom Smith went on to establish a thriving cracker business selling the more recognisable modern cracker, complete with snap, hat and gift.

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OCT
2016
04

Crafty Chalkboard Bauble Ideas and Inspiration

We love these chalkboard baubles, great for creating unique personalised crafts for Christmas and all other occasions. They add a lovely touch to your Christmas tree or can bring delight as a gift!

Easy to decorate, so suitable for everyone, they can be a quick an easy way to add a touch of craft to your celebrations.

You can add sentiments, names or seasonal greetings using chalkboard markers or a liquid chalk pen, making them a wonderful personalised gift.

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SEP
2016
21

8 Spooky Spider Crafts

Spider crafts can be fun!

With Halloween fast approaching we have put together 8 creepy crawly spider crafts, great for Halloween decorations, tricks or even treats!
Whether you’re making a pom pom spider, a springy spider bauble or a spider Halloween cracker, you can create decorative creepy crafts that can inspire laughter and screams of delight!

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10 Awesome Glass Bauble Craft Ideas

Glass baubles are great way to craft beautiful unique decorations or ornaments. They are available in so many different shapes and sizes and ideal for creating unique and charming crafts.
They are perfect as a decorative wedding piece or adorning a Christmas tree; even as a gift for someone special or a commemorative memento.
We have put together 10 glass bauble craft ideas for you to take a look at and be inspired to create your own glass bauble masterpiece!

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AUG
2016
12

DIY Tissue Paper Pom Poms

Add some fun decorations to your party celebrations with these easy to make tissue paper pom poms.

Paper pom poms are quite easy to craft, although the technique may need a little practice, but the results can be stunning. You can craft them in any colour, don’t be afraid to experiment, or even adapt them to suit a theme. Add embellishments, like self adhesive jewels for a bit of glamour or mix up all the colours and sizes for a great visual effect.

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JUL
2016
28

Fun Ghostbusters Craft Projects for All Ages

With the new Ghostbusters movie being released tomorrow, we can’t wait to see the new version (even though the original will always hold a special place in our hearts). Take a trip down memory lane with this cool Ghostbusters themed craft ideas and projects for crafters of all ages that we have collected from across the web.

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JUL
2016
22

Make an Origami Crane String for Weddings and Events

Origami is a popular papercraft. The magic of turning a simple piece of paper into a creature or object by simply folding is magical for Origami makers around the world.

The word Origami is derived from two Japanese words – Ori (folded) and Kami (paper). Origami (originally Orikata meaning folded shape) is an ancient art, recognisable back to the time of the Samurai who gave each other gifts known as noshi.  Paper was folded with a strip of fish inside, this was then considered to be a good luck token.

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MAY
2016
06

5 DIY Graduation Party Ideas to Make

Are you graduating from school or university this year? Or do you have a friend or family member that is? Are you looking for graduation themed craft ideas to make?

Our designer, Maria, has created these unique graduation craft ideas that are perfect for a graduation party or event. From graduation card ideas to mortar board themed gift boxes; this collection of ideas features something to make for every graduate. Follow our ideas step by step or use them for inspiration.

Why not personalise these ideas with the university or school colours, name of the graduate or even photos of the

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MAY
2016
04

6 Patriotic Red, White & Blue Adults Craft Ideas

2016 brings us a whole host of reasons be patriotic and celebrate in red, white and blue. There are events for Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday throughout April, May and June. The Rio Olympics kicks off in August (5th to 21st), the FA Cup Final (amongst others) and of course the Eurovision song contest (14th May) for the nostalgic among us.

Maria, our designer, created these colourful Union Jack themed ideas for Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday but they can be made for any patriotic event. Her Majesty’s actual birthday falls on 21st April but celebrations are also planned over a long weekend

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