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The Ultimate Guide to Crafty Night Lights

The Ultimate Guide to Crafty Night Lights

Night lights can be used in a variety of ways. From a comforting tinge of brightness in a child’s bedroom to a soothing ambience in the garden during a warm summer’s night, there isn’t really a bad time to bring them out! Although there are […]

Seashell Chic: How to Transform Your Keepsakes

Seashell Chic: How to Transform Your Keepsakes

“We all do it, don’t we? Every time, we come home from the beach with a pocket full of shells, sea glass, sand, and lots more! I don’t think we can help but be drawn to the sandy beach and feel compelled to pick up […]

Julie Peasgood’s Doggy Wish Candle

Julie Peasgood’s Doggy Wish Candle

“I wanted to celebrate National Dog Day with a ‘Wish Candle’ that I made using a brilliant technique that Debbi Moore taught me. I’m very dog-broody! I reckon that the more doggy images I have around me, the more conducive it will be that a […]

Wendy Turner Webster’s Beach Cleanup + Poem

Wendy Turner Webster’s Beach Cleanup + Poem

As a ‘Crafty Beggar’ I’m up for recycling anything, but it’s not often I resort to using dirty rubbish in an effort to produce a work of art! The idea for this seahorse canvas came to me when I was walking along the beach with […]

Which Type of Crafter Are You? Flow Chart Fun [Infographic]

Which Type of Crafter Are You? Flow Chart Fun [Infographic]

Crafties! Ever wondered what type of crafter you are? Well take our easy flow chart to find out! Drop us a comment on the blog below and let us know which crafter you are, and if you agree! For more fun like this remember to […]

Keeping Family in the Frame [Julie Peasgood]

I made this memory board from an ADORNit kit that I ordered from Create & Craft in the US, and I am so pleased that the ADORNit family are bringing more of their products to Create & Craft UK too! There are so many shadowbox […]

Even More Fabulous Foils from Julie Peasgood

To foil my projects, I used wonderful Christine Adolph adhesive rub-ons and Prima rub-on foils, but Cricut adhesive foils and Midas touch transfer foils are just as effective here. My inner magpie had a shiny field day! – Crafty Beggar, Julie Peasgood.

Crafty Beggar Wendy Turner Webster’s Pompoms

Crafty Beggar Wendy Turner Webster’s Pompoms

I was a ‘Pompom Virgin’ until we were asked to do a whole show on them for Create and Craft. Although, I’d seen a lot of them on our first TV series of Crafty Beggars when some of our contestants worked through the night to […]

Crafty Beggar Julie Peasgood’s Pompom Party

Crafty Beggar Julie Peasgood’s Pompom Party

Having realised that pompoms are all-year-round items (not just good for gracing hats and scarves in winter) I went to town with them for one of our recent shows. They are satisfyingly easy to make, especially if you use the pompom makers that Create & […]

5 Christmas Decoration Ideas to Craft

Christmas is the perfect time to decorate your home with lovingly handcrafted decorations. Although temporary, Christmas decorations really get you in the spirit for the most wonderful time of the year. The best part is that it’s never too early to start creating for your tree […]

Have You Tried These DIY Summer Picnic Ideas?

Have You Tried These DIY Summer Picnic Ideas?

Perhaps one of the most wonderful things summer invites us to do is go for picnics with the family. When the skies are clear and the sun is shining, there’s nothing stopping us. Being out in nature is thought to reduce stress levels and improve […]

DIY Gifts: Quick & Easy Customised Mugs

DIY Gifts: Quick & Easy Customised Mugs

We’re all guilty of owning boring mugs. It just isn’t always easy to find mugs that epitomise you as a person. So what’s the solution? You should decorate your own! Customising mugs is far simpler than you’d imagine; all you need is a plain mug, […]

Father’s Day: DIY Gifts He’ll Love!

Father’s Day: DIY Gifts He’ll Love!

When it comes to Father’s Day, it can be difficult to find a gift that you haven’t already given your dad. Year after year, dads are presented with socks, sweets, CDs and novelty ‘dad’ trinkets. We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with these gifts (who […]

Crafty Wish List

It’s that time again where we reveal what’s on our current Crafty Wish List! We’ve hand-picked these 5 products exclusively for you, Crafties. Some of them are absolute classics, and others are still due to launch this month. Let us know what you think of […]

10 Ways to Jazz Up Old Glass 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. That’s why we gave Wendy a challenge. […]