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Author: Lisa at Create & Craft

Memory Decorations: Create a Hanging Heart For a Loved One This Christmas

Memory Decorations: Create a Hanging Heart For a Loved One This Christmas

Christmas is a time for cherishing your friends and family, and can often be one at which we reflect and remember those who are no longer with us. If you have lost a loved one, this beautiful little project will enable you to create a […]

Papercraft Christmas Wreath: Get Festive With Your ScanNCut!

Papercraft Christmas Wreath: Get Festive With Your ScanNCut!

Calling all crafters! This year we’re asking you to come together, craft together, and spread the joy of handmade. If you’ve seen our #Lonelytree campaign, you’ll be familiar with Charlie, the little boy who needs help adding colour and creativity to his tree in time […]

Prepping For Christmas: Our Create and Craft Contributors Talk Us Through Their Festive Crafting Timelines

Prepping For Christmas: Our Create and Craft Contributors Talk Us Through Their Festive Crafting Timelines

Christmas in June?!” we hear you cry! It’s a concept that may seem a little odd to some… unless of course, you’re a crafter! For the truly creative and crafty among us, preparation for the big day does indeed begin more than six months ahead of the event. Want to know exactly how our Create and Craft contributors prepare in advance? Check out their countdown to Christmas timelines below, and discover exactly how you can make the most of taking the extra time to ensure your Christmas is magical and hassle-free!

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Must-Have Crafts for Christmas 2018

Must-Have Crafts for Christmas 2018

Because if you’re going to start crafting for Christmas early, you want to make sure your festive projects are the most happening Christmas crafts in town, right? Say no more – we’re here with our pick of this year’s must-have Christmas crafting essentials, to see […]

Kumihimo Braiding: How To Use Your Kumihimo Disk!

Kumihimo Braiding: How To Use Your Kumihimo Disk!

Have you heard of Kumihimo braiding? In Japanese, the word ‘Kumihimo‘ means gathering threads. In jewellery-making, the art of kumihimo braiding can be combined with beads to create some truly stunning pieces of jewellery… which is exactly what Sarah Millsop does in her latest project! […]

Impress The Big Guy in Red: Create Your Own Santa Sack!

Impress The Big Guy in Red: Create Your Own Santa Sack!

There’s no denying that the most exciting part of Christmas Eve is preparing for the arrival of the big guy in red! If you fancy adding an extra touch of magic to the moment before bedtime, when Santa’s on his way, then have a go at our gorgeous Santa Sack project! Whether you hang them by the fireplace or leave these gorgeous Santa sacks at the foot of the bed in excited anticipation, these fabulous present bags are bound to be a hit! And who knows? Perhaps he’ll be so impressed by them when he arrives, you’ll get an extra Christmas present for your crafty efforts!

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Spread the Joy of Handmade This Christmas

Spread the Joy of Handmade This Christmas

Whilst Christmas is a time filled with excitement and joy for most, there are some who can find the festive period a tough one to get through. At Create and Craft, our mission is to ensure that no tree is left bare, no home is […]

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 humanly possible. At Create and Craft HQ, we start our crafty preparations for Christmas in June, because whilst Santa may have ditched the big red suit for a tropical shirt and a couple of weeks on the beach, we are just desperate to dive headfirst into all the glitter and fruitcake! Think it’s too soon? Read on to discover all the fabulous reasons why it’s never too early to craft for Christmas… we guarantee you’ll be reaching for the tinsel by the end of this post!

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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!

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!

In 1790, Thomas Saint, a London cabinet maker, designed the world’s first sewing machine – but it was Barthélemy Thimonnier who first put this incredible machine into action, bringing to life the exciting invention that was to transform the wonderful world of textiles!

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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 […]

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 takes you step-by-step through creating and decorating your own wedding favour boxes. You can adapt the colours and embellishments however you see fit, but these fantastic little boxes are versatile enough to hold sweets, small gifts, notes, or whatever else you’d like your guests to take home from your big day!

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