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Letter to Santa: A Crafty Christmas Project To Get You In The Spirit!

Letter to Santa: A Crafty Christmas Project To Get You In The Spirit!

Have you even thought about your Christmas wish list yet? No? Well now’s the time! At Create and Craft HQ, we believe that preparing for Christmas is one of the most exciting endeavors for crafting enthusiasts – not least because Christmas itself is so full […]

Six Reasons Why It’s Never Too Early To Start Crafting For Christmas!

Six Reasons Why It’s Never Too Early To Start Crafting For Christmas!

“It’s the most wonderful tiiime, of the year!” That’s how the song goes, right? Which is why we wholeheartedly believe that we should make the most of all the fun, and excitement (and the excuse to get creative and crafty!) for as long as is […]

How To Make Fluffy Slime: A Borax-Free Recipe

How To Make Fluffy Slime: A Borax-Free Recipe

Looking for an easy, safe slime recipe that does not contain borax? Follow our quick slime tutorial and discover how to make fluffy slime in minutes!

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How To Use Chameleon Pens and Color Tones: Louise Dunbar’s Colouring Tutorial

How To Use Chameleon Pens and Color Tones: Louise Dunbar’s Colouring Tutorial

Looking for advice and top tips on how to get the most out of your Chameleon Pens and Color Tops? Then you’ve come to the right place! We asked the creative Louise Dunbar to have a go with a brand new set of Chameleon Pens […]

National Sewing Machine Day: Be Inspired!

National Sewing Machine Day: Be Inspired!

June 13th might not mean much to you (yet!) but here at Create and Craft we know it as National Sewing Machine Day! That’s right, there is a whole day dedicated to the invention of these ingenious machines that have been around for 228 years! […]

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 places!

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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 […]

DIY Wedding: Floral Wedding Favours

DIY Wedding: Floral Wedding Favours

Wedding favours are a long-standing tradition when it comes to getting hitched, and if you’re crafting for your own wedding, they provide the perfect opportunity for you to get creative, and complement your chosen theme or colourscheme! This fantastic project from the lovely Sue Hardman […]

Upcycled Furniture Tutorial: Maz Makes… Something For The Corner!

Upcycled Furniture Tutorial: Maz Makes… Something For The Corner!

The lovely Maz is back with another fantastic upcycling project! This month, Maz shows exactly how you can breathe new life into an outdated piece of furniture with a fresh lick of paint and some clever fabric choices. With so many creative options available these days when it comes to repainting and reupholstering, there’s no need for you to throw out and replace things… simply take the old and unloved and turn it into something new and fabulous! Check out exactly how Maz transforms an old chair into something stylish and modern, in her project below.

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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 Make Crepe Paper Roses: Step-by-Step Tutorial + Video

How To Make Crepe Paper Roses: Step-by-Step Tutorial + Video

Roses are a fantastic way to add colour to a room, style to a bride’s bouquet, or just a smile to someone special’s face! But a bunch of roses can be terribly costly, especially for something that won’t last very long. Which is why we […]

DIY Macrame Bracelet: Sarah Millsop’s Quick and Easy Tutorial!

DIY Macrame Bracelet: Sarah Millsop’s Quick and Easy Tutorial!

Macrame bracelets – they’re gorgeous to look at, make fantastic gifts and friendship bracelets, and can be personalised to suit a range of looks and styles. What you may not know about these pretty jewellery must-haves, is that they’re super quick and simple to make, too! Once you’ve mastered the ever-so-easy square knot technique, you can create yourself bracelet after bracelet with ease – and these gorgeous macrame bracelets certainly do look fabulous when stacked up on your wrist! Check out jewellery expert, Sarah Millsop‘s macrame bracelet tutorial below, and discover just how easy it is to create these gorgeous pieces!

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Father’s Day Crafting: A Wallet Full of Memories

Father’s Day Crafting: A Wallet Full of Memories

Looking for creative ideas you can craft for Father’s Day this year? Sure, making a Father’s Day card is a fabulous idea… but if you’re after something a little more unique, then we have the perfect project for you! We tasked the lovely Louise Dunbar […]

Father’s Day Handprint Craft Ideas: Sarah Cawood Creates Something Gorgeous!

Father’s Day Handprint Craft Ideas: Sarah Cawood Creates Something Gorgeous!

Looking for Father’s Day craft ideas you can create with your little munchkins that are guaranteed to melt his heart? Look no further! We tasked the fabulous Sarah Cawood (and her two creative kids!)  to get handy with their craft supplies and come up with […]

10 Best Sewing Machines: Hand-Picked by Create and Craft!

10 Best Sewing Machines: Hand-Picked by Create and Craft!

Owning a reliable sewing machine helps you to discover an exciting new hobby, unlocking your creative potential, and enabling you to achieve results you never thought you could. Sewing machines aren’t just craft items; they’re cherished companions that help you to create your own clothing, make quilts, enhance your home decor and more! That’s why it’s essential that you find your perfect match… and we know how tricky it can be to choose! Which is why we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 sewing machines available to buy right now, along with plenty of helpful sewing machine reviews from the people who’ve bought them! To help you find your ideal partner, check out 10 of the best sewing machines on the market right now, and take yourself one step closer to the sewing machine of your dreams!

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