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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MAR
2016
17

Why Does Curling Ribbon Curl?

Have you ever looked at a beautifully wrapped gift and wondered… ‘How does that curling ribbon stay so curly?’ Well, you’re probably thinking ‘I can’t wait to see what’s inside!’ but if you have ever debated this idea, have no fear!

A group of UK based scientists have crossed over into the crafting world and have explored the Physics of ribbon curling… (Bear with us! It’s better than it sounds.)

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MAR
2016
17

Why Do We Wear Green on St Patrick’s Day?

St Patrick’s Day falls on 17th of March each year. Up and down the country and across the world, floods of people dressed in green will fill the streets. Irish themed pubs and clubs will be crowded with people out to celebrate St Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. The 17th March is thought to be the date of St Patrick’s death in 461 AD, which is why the celebration takes place on this day.

Wearing green has now become associated with St Patrick’s Day, even though the saint was originally associated with the colour blue. It is thought that

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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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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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