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Be the (Pine)Apple of His Eye This Father’s Day!

Be the (Pine)Apple of His Eye This Father’s Day!

Socks, ties and aftershave. Tired of giving him the same old gifts every Father’s Day? then read on to discover exactly where Wendy Turner-Webster got her inspiration for this fabulous handmade gift, and see how thinking outside the box can take your crafting to exciting new […]

Father’s Day Crafting: A handmade Gift for Him

Father’s Day Crafting: A handmade Gift for Him

This month, we tasked the lovely Julie Peasgood of the Crafty Beggars to create a handmade gift just perfect for Father’s Day. Julie loves making something from nothing (or in this case, from very little!) and is renowned for her talent in thinking outside the […]

Summer Seashell Crafting – What To Do With Your Beach Treasures

Summer Seashell Crafting – What To Do With Your Beach Treasures

Forget about getting beach body ready… are you beach crafting ready?! With summer fast-approaching, now’s the perfect time to go hunting for beach treasures that you can incorporate into your crafting, to give your projects a colourful summer vibe! We tasked the lovely Julie Peasgood […]

How To Upcycle Anything: Free-Wheeling Flowers By Wendy Turner Webster

How To Upcycle Anything: Free-Wheeling Flowers By Wendy Turner Webster

What is upcycling? In short, it’s an enjoyable and cost-effective way to turn something old and unloved into something fresh-faced and fabulous. And the lovely Wendy Turner-Webster knows all about that! This week she’s been unleashing her Crafty Beggars‘ creativity once again to create eye-catching […]

Jam Jar Crafts: 10 Crafty Ideas For Jazzing Up Old Jam Jars!

Jam Jar Crafts: 10 Crafty Ideas For Jazzing Up Old Jam Jars!

Wendy Turner Webster, of the Crafty Beggars, is renowned for her ability to reuse and upcycle old items found in the home. With the motto ‘Don’t bin it!’, she transforms old pieces of furniture, packaging, and accessories into something beautiful. So we gave Wendy a challenge… we asked […]

15 Crafty Birthday Party Ideas

15 Crafty Birthday Party Ideas

In celebration of our 15th birthday, we’re sharing 15 crafty ways you can ensure your own bash is a roaring success! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a wedding anniversary, or you’re just planning a garden get-together (who needs an excuse?) we think it’s the perfect […]

Wendy Turner Webster’s Stunning Spring Planter: The Perfect Way To Give Flowers This Mother’s Day!

Wendy Turner Webster’s Stunning Spring Planter: The Perfect Way To Give Flowers This Mother’s Day!

Despite the recent return of incredibly wintry weather, spring is – believe it or not – definitely still on its way! And with it, our gardens will soon be springing back into action… which is why Wendy Turner Webster’s Mother’s Day project couldn’t be more […]

How To Make A Handmade Notebook – Julie Peasgood

How To Make A Handmade Notebook – Julie Peasgood

Compulsive list-maker and Crafty Beggar, Julie Peasgood, takes you through how to make your own notebook in this fantastic tutorial. A great gift idea for Mother’s Day, you could select a bold print fabric you know she’d love, and make it the perfect size to […]

Lighthearted Love Tokens – A Crafty Beggars’ How-To

Lighthearted Love Tokens – A Crafty Beggars’ How-To

Home decor projects are soaring in popularity right now – and it’s no wonder, when making such beautifully impressive projects – like these incredible hanging hearts – can be so easy! Three-dimensional base shapes such as hearts, plaques, baubles, trinket boxes and more are available […]

Reflections on Love: Wendy Turner Webster’s Heart Motif Mirror Frame

Reflections on Love: Wendy Turner Webster’s Heart Motif Mirror Frame

    Crafty Beggars’ Wendy Turner Webster loves a mirror as much as the next girl – and she loves upcycling too! Check out how she transforms an old wooden mirror frame into a dazzling heart-themed masterpiece… what an easy home decor hack! Over to […]

Crafts That Take the Biscuit: An Upcycling Adventure

Crafts That Take the Biscuit: An Upcycling Adventure

You know how it is after the festive season has come to an end. Boxes, wrapping paper, broken decorations, countless bottles, crackers tins, biscuit tins… all needed to be got rid of OR turned into a crafty project or two! In my case, it’s not […]

How to Make Bunting from Paint Samples

How to Make Bunting from Paint Samples

Our lovely Create & Craft Blog Editor, Ciara McAuley, recently came up with the suggestion of doing a project using paint sample charts. I immediately loved her idea as one of my favourite pastimes is poring over colour swatches in my endless quest to get […]

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

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

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 […]