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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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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 […]

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 crafters have the upper hand when it comes to presenting people with such a gorgeous gift… we simple make our own! That’s right, you can create incredible life-like roses in any colour you wish, using some crepe paper of your choice, a few crafting essentials, and a little know-how… Check out the talented Charlie Mumford’s crepe paper rose tutorial below, and discover exactly how to make crepe paper roses yourself that will amaze your friends and family! A fantastic skill to have up your sleeve for Mother’s Day, DIY weddings, birthdays and more, these simple crepe paper roses are sure to impress.

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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, […]

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 a gorgeous handprint design for Father’s Day. Check out their beautiful project below… and all the fun they had making it!

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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 […]

Looking For Washi Tape Crafts? Check Out This Gorgeous Washi Tape Journal Cover!

Looking For Washi Tape Crafts? Check Out This Gorgeous Washi Tape Journal Cover!

Journals and planners are rising in popularity in a big way – and if you’re one of the thousands of stationery addicts out there, you’ll know just how fabulous it feels to treat yourself to a new notebook! Some notebook covers can be less than […]

A Creative New Storage Solution from Stamps Away!

A Creative New Storage Solution from Stamps Away!

Apparently, a messy desk is a sign of genius! So if you’re a bit of a genius at work when it comes to crafting, this fantastic little kit from Stamps Away might be just the thing you’re after to restore a little order to your otherwise chaotic craft desk! The bonus? It’s a fabulously fun craft project in its own right! And the perfect excuse to create plenty of mess BEFORE you knuckle down to getting organised…

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