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How to Make Paper Mache: Recipe and Step-by-Step Guide

How to Make Paper Mache: Recipe and Step-by-Step Guide

Check out our simple, family-friendly paper mache recipe, and introduce the kids to a wonderful way to craft away the afternoon! Follow Charlie Mumford’s step-by-step paper mache guide below, and watch the video to ensure your paper mache making goes without a hitch! It’s great […]

DIY Wedding: Make Your Own Pocket Favours

DIY Wedding: Make Your Own Pocket Favours

No wedding is complete without wedding favours – but if you have a long guest-list, creating your own favours can seem a daunting task! Which is why we asked the lovely Sue Hardman to share some DIY wedding ideas, and show those of you who […]

Make Your Own Garden Wind Chime: Step by Step Project + Video

Make Your Own Garden Wind Chime: Step by Step Project + Video

Crafting for the home is a fantastic way to combine one of your favourite hobbies with making your home a prettier place to be! And whilst the weather’s warm and we’re all enjoying spending long summer evenings in the garden, what better craft project to get stuck into than a DIY wind chime? Our lovely jewellery-making expert Sarah Millsop has taken a little break from the usual necklaces and bracelets to show you how to create this gorgeous handmade wind chime – and we think it’s simply stunning!  You could incorporate your own leftover beads, and follow Sarah’s step-by-step tutorial video to create your very own wind chime to hang in the garden this summer!

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Hooded Unicorn Blanket: Crochet Your Own With Our Free Pattern + Tutorial

Hooded Unicorn Blanket: Crochet Your Own With Our Free Pattern + Tutorial

Love unicorns? Love crochet? Then you’re going to love this! We asked the wonderfully talented Charlie Mumford to create a crochet unicorn blanket so soft and snuggly you’d never want to get out of it… and she has not disappointed! Check out her fantastic step-by-step […]

Memory Decorations: Create a Hanging Heart For a Loved One This Christmas

Memory Decorations: Create a Hanging Heart For a Loved One This Christmas

Christmas is a time for cherishing your friends and family, and can often be one at which we reflect and remember those who are no longer with us. If you have lost a loved one, this beautiful little project will enable you to create a […]

Papercraft Christmas Wreath: Get Festive With Your ScanNCut!

Papercraft Christmas Wreath: Get Festive With Your ScanNCut!

Calling all crafters! This year we’re asking you to come together, craft together, and spread the joy of handmade. If you’ve seen our #Lonelytree campaign, you’ll be familiar with Charlie, the little boy who needs help adding colour and creativity to his tree in time for Christmas! The lovely Helen Kirkham has put together a fun and festive project to do just that. This pretty papercraft wreath is the perfect way to add colour and festivity to your tree and your home this Christmas, check out Helen’s step-by-step tutorial below, and have at go at crafting your own!

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Prepping For Christmas: Our Create and Craft Contributors Talk Us Through Their Festive Crafting Timelines

Prepping For Christmas: Our Create and Craft Contributors Talk Us Through Their Festive Crafting Timelines

“Christmas in June?!” we hear you cry! It’s a concept that may seem a little odd to some… unless of course, you’re a crafter! For the truly creative and crafty among us, preparation for the big day does indeed begin more than six months ahead […]

How to Make Santa Cutlery Holders [Debbie Shore]

How to Make Santa Cutlery Holders [Debbie Shore]

Looking for a fun way to add festive cheer to your table this Christmas? We’ve a fantastic Christmas sewing project that’s bound to leave your guets impressed, before they’ve even tucked into the turkey! Check out these adorable Santa cutlery holders from the lovely Debbie […]

DIY Santa Claus Christmas Decoration: The Ultimate Festive Pom Pom Project!

DIY Santa Claus Christmas Decoration: The Ultimate Festive Pom Pom Project!

Make your Christmas tree extra special this year with this handmade Santa Claus pom-pom decoration! Easy to craft and fun to do, this festive make is the perfect way to get youngsters involved in your seasonal crafting!

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Homemade Festive Stockings: Create Your Own Advent Bunting!

Homemade Festive Stockings: Create Your Own Advent Bunting!

  Now here’s a Christmas crafting project that’s worth its wight in gold (or certainly worth its weight in chocolate!) This gorgeous Christmas Stocking bunting will not only add a fun and festive finish to any room of the house in the run-up to Christmas, […]

Must-Have Crafts for Christmas 2018

Must-Have Crafts for Christmas 2018

Because if you’re going to start crafting for Christmas early, you want to make sure your festive projects are the most happening Christmas crafts in town, right? Say no more – we’re here with our pick of this year’s must-have Christmas crafting essentials, to see […]

Kumihimo Braiding: How To Use Your Kumihimo Disk!

Kumihimo Braiding: How To Use Your Kumihimo Disk!

Have you heard of Kumihimo braiding? In Japanese, the word ‘Kumihimo‘ means gathering threads. In jewellery-making, the art of kumihimo braiding can be combined with beads to create some truly stunning pieces of jewellery… which is exactly what Sarah Millsop does in her latest project! Check out her kumihimo tutorial below, and learn exactly how to use a kumihimo disk to create a gorgeous necklace.

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Maz Makes… Christmas Pebbles

Maz Makes… Christmas Pebbles

Over the past few years, I have developed a new festive tradition: decorating pebbles and smooth stones with festive themes to use as decorations or as small gifts.

Impress The Big Guy in Red: Create Your Own Santa Sack!

Impress The Big Guy in Red: Create Your Own Santa Sack!

There’s no denying that the most exciting part of Christmas Eve is preparing for the arrival of the big guy in red! If you fancy adding an extra touch of magic to the moment before bedtime, when Santa’s on his way, then have a go […]

Spread the Joy of Handmade This Christmas

Spread the Joy of Handmade This Christmas

Whilst Christmas is a time filled with excitement and joy for most, there are some who can find the festive period a tough one to get through. At Create and Craft, our mission is to ensure that no tree is left bare, no home is left out, and no person is left lonely this year! Have you seen our #lonelytree yet? Our mission is to add colour, fun and creativity, to spread the joy of Christmas far and wide! In the run-up to Christmas, we’re challenging crafters around the world to get creative, and share the Christmas message by making, sharing and inspiring. Don’t craft alone – invite family and friends you haven’t seen in a while to get creative with you! Why not introduce someone to the world of crafting and teach them how they too can rekindle the fun of Christmas, by making their very own cards and decorations? Do you have loved ones far away? Send them handmade gifts in the post!

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