Do you know what some of the greatest minds in history all had in common? A messy desk! Apparently the likes of Albert Einstein and Mark Twain worked at desks filled with clutter… and if you have anything in common with these fantastic thinkers, then […]
This month, we asked our resident crafter, Maz, to share her top tips and expert advice on all things Mod Podge! If you’ve seen Maz’s previous crafty endeavors on the Create and Craft blog, you’ll already be well aware that the lovely Maz is a […]
If you’ve never tried your hand at quilling before, you may feel slightly intimidated about diving into a whole new craft that seemingly requires oodles of supplies! But fear not – whilst there are plenty of amazing quilling tools and accessories on the market, the truth is, you can get started with a simple quilling tool, some paper strips and a dab of glue! Check out our low-down on quilling supplies below, and if you’re looking for the perfect place to start, we’ve a magical step-by-step project you’ll love!
If you’ve been teaching yourself crochet (or you’re keen to start) and you’re getting to grips with how to hold your crochet hook… but can’t make head nor tail of a crochet pattern, then we’re here to help! Check out our handy guide on how […]
Crochet has not only experienced a big resurgence in recent years, but it’s also undergoing some what of a modern-day transformation! Whilst the old-school crochet favourites, including granny squares, blankets and winter accessories have become hugely popular once more, there is a new trend rising: […]
If sewing‘s your passion, then we’ve a DIY pincushion you’re going to LOVE! Not only is it the perfect place to keep your pins handy (obviously) but its unique shape means it will effortless hold all those handy little threads, trims, ribbons, safety pins and more – it’s the perfect sewing room assistant! Check out Debbie Shore’s pincushion pattern below and learn how to make a pincushion that will take pride of place on the sewing table. What better way to put your stash of pretty fabric scraps to good use?
This month we’re here with pockets full of glitter and fairydust to sprinkle all over your crafting table! Featuring kits filled with enchanted lands, treetop fairies and mythical creatures, August’s cardmaking sets enable you to inject your projects with magic and sparkle in every way […]
It doesn’t matter how digital the world gets – there’s nothing like putting pen to paper – which is why we know the good old notebook will never go out of fashion! So we just love sharing ways you can get creative with yours – […]
We all know we should do more to reuse and recycle. Luckily, as crafters, we are often presented with ample opportunities to do our bit for the planet by turning the old and unwanted into the beautiful once again! At Create and Craft, we just love it when you crafty lot come up with clever ways to get creative, not only with off-cuts and scraps from previous crafting projects, but also with household items most others would simply throw away!
If you’re new to the world of crafting, and you’re wondering what all the fuss about Mod Podge is – or perhaps you’ve just bought your very first tub and now you want inspiration – you’ve come to the right place! We’re here to share […]
Seasoned papercrafters are well aware that when it comes to creating intricately cut shaped toppers, tags, cards and other embellishments, the opportunities are almost limitless, thanks to die cutting machines and accessories. But what if we told you we had a die cutting machine that […]
This week, we would like to draw your attention to the fantastic jewellery-making essential that is… beads! Beading is such a beautiful and therapeutic craft – not only does it give you the time to sit and create, but at the end of an afternoon in the craft room, you’ll walk out with a stunning piece of jewellery or two! And the beauty of creating your own jewellery, is that you can create bespoke pieces to suit your style perfectly! Need a choker to go with that party dress? Create your own! Check out our gorgeous selection of beading kits below, and be inspired!
At Create and Craft, we love all things papercraft – paper itself is such a versatile medium you can do so much with! Origami is a fantastic example of this. Originating in Japanese culture, this ancient art of paper folding is widely popular today… there’s […]
Originally used by the Chinese around 2000 years ago, screen printing has become popular among artists, crafters and business owners the world over, as a fun way to create beautiful printed designs – and a super simple way to mass-produce them! Presenter and Creative Director […]
Whether you love sewing and you’re looking for your next fix, or you’re a sewing beginner who’s after a quick and easy way to get started in a new hobby, we’re pretty sure you’ll find what you’re looking for right here! We’ve had a look through our range of sewing kits for beginners, and hand-picked a pretty selection we think would make the ideal starting point for less experienced sewers, as well as fantastic little projects for the rest of you sewing enthusiasts!