Valentine Pillow Boxes + Free Template

Valentine Pillow Boxes

Love is in the air today! These cute pillow boxes are perfect for packaging sweet treats or party favours on Valentine’s Day. A single box would also be a lovely way to present your Valentine with a special romantic gift such as jewellery. I used red glitter cardstock to make these pillow boxes (I had some leftover from making these DIY Christmas Crackers) and then decorated each one simply with … Continue reading

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DIY Christmas Crackers

DIY Christmas Crackers

These crackers were a pretty simple and quick last minute Christmas craft project. I found a leftover cracker from a past Christmas, which I deconstructed to create a cardboard template. I traced the template onto a sheet of A4 180gsm red glitter cardstock from Hobbycraft. I cut out the template by hand using a craft knife and then attached a cracker snap at either end on the inside. (I already … Continue reading

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My First Reduction Linocut Print

Starfish Lino Print

At the end of the summer, I attended a printmaking workshop at the Art on the Prom event in Felixstowe. The workshop was taught by Al Smyth, from The Tower Street Print Project in Ipswich, and was an introduction to reduction linocutting. I did some linocutting in my art college days, but I only ever produced one colour prints. Reduction linocutting is a technique in which multi-coloured prints are produced … Continue reading

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DIY Halloween Treat Bags

DIY Halloween Treat Bags

These cute little Halloween treat bags are simple to make using black felt. Felt is one of my favourite materials for crafting, as it is easy to cut and sew and best of all it doesn’t fray! Only basic sewing skills are required to make these felt bags and you don’t even need a sewing machine. I stitched these two little bags by hand, as I was just too lazy … Continue reading

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Crochet Flower Garland

Crochet flower garland

I like to dabble in lots of different crafts, but crochet has to be one of my favourites. It needs very little equipment, just a crochet hook and some yarn, which makes it easily portable and I find it most relaxing to do. I prefer projects that are quick to complete and that only use quite small amounts of yarn. I have been crocheting in the garden a lot during … Continue reading

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