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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OCT
2015
26

6 Unique Summer Sunflower Kraft Gift Wrap Ideas

Summer always seems to be a warm, sunny glow on the horizon at this time of year, the warmth calling to us like an old friend. If you can’t quite wait until the Summer, you can bring the sunshine into your gift wrapping with these bright sunflower ideas.

Kraft and recycled paper has become a staple supply in the craft world when creating a handmade look and it’s now widely used in card-making and scrap booking. We’ve taken this paper craft staple and turned it into a funky gift wrapping idea using bags, wrapping paper and boxes. We think that sometimes all

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OCT
2015
26

How to Decopatch – An Introduction

Decopatch, which can also be known as decoupage, is extremely popular at the moment but many people are still putting off giving it a go because they aren’t quite sure how to get started.

The first thing that you will need is a shape to decorate. The most popular base material for Decopatch is paper mache due to the wide range of shapes available, but wood and styrofoam are also great bases.

Now you will need something to decopatch your shape with. The most popular choice is Decopatch paper but you can also use decopatch napkins or even some good

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How To Make Crackers

It’s a firm belief here at the littlecraftybugs company that crackers are not just for Christmas. Crackers make a great alternative to gift and party bags for any event, including Weddings and birthday parties.

They are perfect for ‘paper gifts’ such as gift cards and tickets, instead of just a plain envelope. You could make a personalised cracker to hold your gift, tying it in with the ‘theme’ of the gift. For example, if you’ve bought someone tickets to see their favourite sports team play, tie the cracker colours in with the team’s colours. If you’ve bought tickets to the

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OCT
2015
26

Deck the Halls with Handmade Baubles…

It’s easy to make your own baubles this Christmas. Just choose from our festive range of baubles to decorate and get creative! There’s something for every Christmas tree, Scandi-style wooden ornaments, our popular two-part fillable plastic ornaments, easy to decorate paper mache baubles and beautiful glass baubles.

Our two-part fillable plastic baubles are designed be filled with sweet treats, gifts or an embellishment before being hung on the Christmas tree. They’re also

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OCT
2015
21

Count Your Buttons Day – 21st October

21st October is officially ‘Count Your Buttons Day‘. Yes, you read that right, a day to count up your button collection. No-one knows who started this “event” but whoever it was obviously had a lot of spare time on his or her hands!

If you love using buttons in your crafts but don’t quite have enough time to count the ones you own, why not celebrate the day with some funky NEW buttons instead? Whether you’re looking for colourful festive buttons, funky printed designs or unusual shaped buttons, there’s a whole world of buttons

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SEP
2015
07

How to Make Your Own Word Decorations

Word art using decorated letters has never been more on trend than it is now. Pinterest and home décor sites are filled with funky patterned words, designed to jazz up your home and events. They can be expensive, so why not try making your own? Then you are able to create more personalised letters and words.

How about a hand decorated ‘Mr & Mrs’ as a gift for a newly wed couple? A simple ‘Eat’ or ‘Drink’ will add some craft to your kitchen. An initial or name is the perfect way to embellish a child’s bedroom or playroom.  An embellished number is the

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