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Get a Head Start on 2018 Crafting with Hunkydory Birth Flowers!

Get a Head Start on 2018 Crafting with Hunkydory Birth Flowers!

Hi, it’s Anne-Marie here from Hunkydory Crafts! I just thought I’d drop by and let you know about our exciting final launch of 2017! ‘Birth Flowers’ is an absolutely stunning collection featuring a beautiful flower for each of the 12 months of the year. Alongside each […]

Sarah Millsop’s Necklaces 101: Lengths, Names & History [Infographics]

Sarah Millsop’s Necklaces 101: Lengths, Names & History [Infographics]

There are certain names given to necklaces of each length, and these have varied in popularity over the years as fashion and materials that have been used have changed with the times. I thought it might be nice for us to take a quick look […]

Trimcraft DIY Wonderland Wreath Tutorial [Video]

Trimcraft DIY Wonderland Wreath Tutorial [Video]

Christmas and wreaths go hand-in-hand; they’re the perfect decoration for your front door. Traditionally, they’re made using flowers, leaves, twigs and berries, but these ornaments won’t last forever. So instead, many crafters decide to make reusable wreaths using polystyrene rings! Today we’re bringing you Trimcraft‘s take on a DIY wreath, made using Helz Cuppleditch Wonderland papers, frames, and decoupage. Watch the video tutorial below to see Kathy Hodson decorate her polystyrene ring wreath from scratch; it’s so easy to recreate at home!

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Top 10 Fat Quarters December 2017

Top 10 Fat Quarters December 2017

Isn’t it amazing to think about all the sewers across the world that transform simple fat quarters into functional and decorative items? The sheer amount of effort and love you all put into sewing projects is truly remarkable. That’s why we ensure that we stock a […]

Last-Minute Stocking Filler: 30 Minute Pencil Roll

Last-Minute Stocking Filler: 30 Minute Pencil Roll

This quick and easy pencil roll is a perfect stocking filler for the kids, and is so simple to sew! You could even fill it with double-pointed knitting needles as a special gift for a sock knitter! — Charlotte Newland

Disney Inspiration by Mel Heaton

Disney Inspiration by Mel Heaton

Our incredible guest and crafting expert Mel Heaton has created these jaw-dropping Disney projects to help inspire you with your makes. Just look at all the fantastic things you could be making with your Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and Dumbo collections! Have you got any Disney collections yourself yet? Shop the exclusive Disney crafting range here and let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

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How to Make a Festive Bear Christmas Cake [Mich Turner MBE]

How to Make a Festive Bear Christmas Cake [Mich Turner MBE]

I have been hosting my annual Christmas Masterclasses in London for over 15 years and every year comes the challenge of designing the Christmas Cake for the class to recreate. The Masterclass is a highlight of the year with many of my attendees coming back […]

Behind The Scenes: Christmas Bake Off for Sue Ryder

Behind The Scenes: Christmas Bake Off for Sue Ryder

We just loooove an excuse to eat cake here at HQ, and a snowy Monday felt like the perfect time to indulge! From simple bakes to extravagant cakes, our star bakers have made a real effort to make some extra pennies for the Sue Ryder […]

How to Make Christmas Jar Toppers in 6 Simple Steps

How to Make Christmas Jar Toppers in 6 Simple Steps

These Christmas jar toppers are a great last-minute gift or lovely addition to your festive decor. This is a project that a child would especially enjoy making (with only a little help!). — Julie Peasgood

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Quick & Crafty Xmas Gift: Decoupage Candle Holder

Quick & Crafty Xmas Gift: Decoupage Candle Holder

This Christmas gift idea is quick, easy, and very cheap to make — which pretty much ticks all the important boxes! My creative candle holder is great for last-minute decorations or personalised presents. — Wendy Turner Webster

2 Ways to Use Up Scraps from Christmas Card Kits

2 Ways to Use Up Scraps from Christmas Card Kits

Card kits are great for making up batches of cards, especially at times like Christmas. But at the end, I’m always left with bits I’m not sure what to do with. So today, I’m giving you a little inspiration to use up those last scraps […]

Crafty Beggars Are Launching a New Range of Dies!

Crafty Beggars Are Launching a New Range of Dies!

After the excitement of the Crafty Beggars‘ first range of Christmas dies, they’re back with another helping. This time the duo has opted for a cottage theme — launching at 12pm on Saturday 9th December 2017. ‘Crafty Cottage’ is a comprehensive pack of dies featuring all the components needed to create the original Crafty Cottage. In addition, the kit comes with a selection of doors and windows, flowers, leaves, bunting, a window box, a chimney, brickwork, hearts, an engagement ring, and a pair of wedding rings. Also included is the alphabet in both upper and lowercase!

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Maz Makes… Christmas Pebbles

Maz Makes… Christmas Pebbles

Suddenly the nights are pulling in, Halloween has come and gone, the nip in the air has turned chillier, and yes, Christmas is definitely on the horizon! Over the past few years, I have developed a new festive tradition: decorating pebbles and smooth stones with […]

How to Make a Christmas Eve Box [Video]

How to Make a Christmas Eve Box [Video]

Christmas Eve is perhaps the most exciting day in a young child’s life; their anticipation for festivities is at its highest. Nearly all families spend this evening putting out carrots, mince pies and a glass of milk (or beer…) for Santa and his reindeer. But […]

COMING SOON: Disney The Muppets Craft Collection

COMING SOON: Disney The Muppets Craft Collection

Crafties! Want to get the first glimpse of the NEW The Muppets collection? Check out our Pinterest here now! Following the highly successful launches of Disney craft collections since June 2016 including Disney Frozen, Disney Beauty and the Beast, Disney Winnie-the-Pooh and Disney The Lion King, Create and Craft TV has once again teamed up with Character World for a new craft collection. Launching 11th December 2017, this latest range of Disney crafting products features the much-loved characters from Disney The Muppets.

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