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Mod Podge Uses: Advice From Our Expert!

Mod Podge Uses: Advice From Our Expert!

This month, we asked our resident crafter, Maz, to share her top tips and expert advice on all things Mod Podge! If you’ve seen Maz’s previous crafty endeavors on the Create and Craft blog, you’ll already be well aware that the lovely Maz is a […]

Jam Jar Crafts: 10 Crafty Ideas For Jazzing Up Old Jam Jars!

Jam Jar Crafts: 10 Crafty Ideas For Jazzing Up Old Jam 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. So we gave Wendy a challenge… we asked […]

Steampunk Art: A Mixed Media Take On This Stylish Craft Trend!

Steampunk Art: A Mixed Media Take On This Stylish Craft Trend!

What is steampunk? Well this stunning trend was born in the 1970s, where it began life as a science-fiction sub-genre, incorporating technology and designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Merely an idea of an alternative history that was explored in fantasy literature, steampunk quickly took on a life of its own, evolving into an art movement, a fashion statement, and even a way of life!

And when you look at the bold and stylised imagery and designs associated with the steampunk trend, it’s not hard to see why! For those entirely new to the movement, steampunk is best be described as how someone from the Victorian era might have imagined the future world would be – a combination of old-school industrial gadgetry with a modern twist!

Crafty contributor, Hannah Oxberry, explored the steampunk trend in her latest project, and the results are stunning! Want to learn how you too can create a stunning mixed media project like this one? Check out Hannah’s step-by-step tutorial below!

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Maz Makes… Falls in Love With Mackenzie Childs!

Maz Makes… Falls in Love With Mackenzie Childs!

We have big news this week! Crafters, Maz has fallen in love! But it’s not quite what you think… Read on to discover exactly what has captivated Maz, and the exciting new upcycling project she’s started as a result!

Weave Got Something Special In Store For You…

Weave Got Something Special In Store For You…

At Create and Craft, we know that home is very much where the heart is.  It’s where you relax, where you spend time with your family… and of course, it’s where you craft! So we’re always on the look-out for fun ways you can craft […]

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 a wealth of lighting options available to buy, making your own night lights allows you to uniquely personalise them. Crafty lights are a lot of fun to make — and you’ll have something to proudly display after!

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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 […]

Keeping Family in the Frame [Julie Peasgood]

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 […]

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 doesn’t love a cosy pair of socks and something sweet to munch on?), but it’s time for a change. We’ve already given you a blog full of gift ideas for Father’s Day, but we haven’t explored DIY Father’s Day gifts that are specific to his home space. Think comfy cushions, storage solutions, and frames!

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Why is Vintage Home Decor So Popular? [Projects]

Why is Vintage Home Decor So Popular? [Projects]

Vintage home decor is at the top of trends at the moment. In fact, it has been for quite some time. But why is it so popular? If you have a Pinterest addiction like us, this will likely be the root of the obsession. We can […]