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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 […]

All You Need Is Love… And Cake!  – A Mich Turner Masterpiece

All You Need Is Love… And Cake! – A Mich Turner Masterpiece

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to declare your undying love with a specially baked and decorated cake. Flowers and chocolates are an easy go-to… but to make and bake your own cake shows love, devotion and commitment! So how do you create something bold, […]

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 […]

Filled With Love – Charlotte Newland’s Trendy Textile Heart [With Template]

Filled With Love – Charlotte Newland’s Trendy Textile Heart [With Template]

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we asked The great British Sewing Bee’s Charlotte Newland to get creative, in the name of love! And here’s the gorgeous alternative to giving a Valentine’s card that she came up with!  This sweet yet simple framed textile […]

Air Drying Clay: The Ultimate Crafting Hack

Air Drying Clay: The Ultimate Crafting Hack

Many of us have likely watched television series about pottery and hoped to take clay craft up as a result, but is it really achievable? Unless you have access to an expensive kiln and adequate drying space, perhaps not. But the thing is, pottery doesn’t […]

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 […]

Crafting Trends 2018: The Stag Head + Free Download

Crafting Trends 2018: The Stag Head + Free Download

Okay, okay — so the “stag head trend” isn’t anything new. In fact, it’s been a pretty significant focus of home decor for quite a few years now. Apparently, this trend began as a sort of ironic statement — a “faux taxidermy” protest — but […]

Did You Know That Screen Sensation Isn’t Just For Fabric?

Did You Know That Screen Sensation Isn’t Just For Fabric?

When I first received the Screen Sensation Kit I was filled with ideas about creating my own fabric bags… but as soon as I laid eyes on the screens, I realised just how many creative possibilities lay before me. Because the screens can be used […]

Baking Trends 2018: Velvet Illusion Succulent Cake

Baking Trends 2018: Velvet Illusion Succulent Cake

I love gold at New Year and was very tempted to have a gold cake, but I decided to just add elegant and chic gold accents. I loved creating this cake; it’s one of my favourites so far! I experimented with colour and fell in […]

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 Decorate a Snowflake-Inspired Cake

How to Decorate a Snowflake-Inspired Cake

So it’s that time of year again. The snow has been falling and you’d rather warm up inside, so there’s no better opportunity to show off your cake decorating skills to all the family! I’ve made hundreds of Christmas cakes of all shapes and sizes, but I wanted […]

How to Make a Bead Embellished Snowflake Cushion

How to Make a Bead Embellished Snowflake Cushion

This is such a fabulous home decor idea for the winter season and a wonderful way to combine some of my favourite crafts. I have embellished a section of fabric with four snowflake designs using seed beads and bugle beads and created a very simple envelope […]

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 […]

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

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 […]