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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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

How to Make Reindeer Food Parcels for Christmas Eve

Kids love the build up to Christmas, often more than the day itself! Part of this build up is the preparation for Christmas Eve and the arrival of Father Christmas and Rudolph. They’ll love making and then sprinkling the food for Rudolph and the other reindeer. They’ll be in awe when they come down the next morning to find the food is gone and the magic stars remain! This idea is great for a kids craft session. Of course, you could make these in advance as an alternative to party bags or to give as little Christmas gifts too. If you’re

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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

Filling Two Part Plastic Eggs for Easter

Approximately 80 million Easter Eggs are sold in the UK each year, that’s a lot of chocolate! Well, seeing as sales at Easter time make up 10% of UK chocolate spending for the whole year, it’s not surprising.

A large number of these chocolate eggs will be used as part of an Easter egg hunt and the most popular way to present them is in two part plastic eggs. We are frequently asked to give advice on the sizes of the two part fillable plastic Easter eggs that we sell and which chocolate eggs & treats will fit inside them, so

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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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OCT
2015
26

How To Make Your Own Wool Pom Poms

Wool pom poms are a fun craft for adults and kids alike. Make them just as they are  or use them to accessorise sewing projects and home décor projects. We made our pom poms using pre-cut rug wool (latch hook yarn), which is much easier when you need to make lots of them for a craft project. One pack of rug wool will make two decently sized pom poms. If you’re making them as a craft project with kids, you may want to use the traditional method instead as it makes more of a substantial craft.

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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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