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    Bracelets to make in under 30 minutes

    These beautiful bracelets are so easy to make and really inexpensive. They make great gifts and are really enjoyable to make. You do not need jewellery making skills or training. Older kids can get involved too. This is a full tutorial to show you how to make great bracelets for very little expense. This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. You will need: Memory bracelet wire (available from Amazon) Beads of your choice (many available from Amazon) Round nosed pliers and wire cutters (starter set from Amazon) If you…

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    Silk Ball Flowers – Make Your Own

    These adorable little silk ball flowers are ideal for accessorising so many items. They can be sewn or glued onto bags, hairslides, clips and many more. They are quick and easy to make and I have really enjoyed making them. It is quite relaxing, not too fiddly! This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. You will need: Silk fabric (or you could make these with other soft, thin fabrics) Embroidery thread (matching or contrasting) Toy filling/stuffing (really small amount) Small bead Needle Scissors Air erasable pen (or similar) A…

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    Fabric Greeting Cards

    These fabric greeting cards are great for using up fabric scraps and you can let your creativity run wild. You could design cards for particular events or holidays. I have made general greetings cards to send to friends ‘just because’. I must confess to loving old fashioned ‘snail mail’. It is so nice to receive a card! This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. You will need: Fabric scraps Plain cards or card stock (and envelopes) Sewing machine and thread NOTE: you will need a sewing machine needle specifically…

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    Patchwork Bag

    Patchwork bags are adorable and never go out of fashion. You could make one to store your latest craft project in, to do the shopping or take your packed lunch to work. You could even make a small one as a gift bag. I have made them all different sizes. This tutorial shows you how to make a simple, fully lined patchwork bag. I use a technique called strip quilting which makes the patchwork bag quick to make. The small pink and blue gift bag used strips 7cm (2.75″) wide and the large shopping bag used strips 17cm (6.7″) wide. You could, of course, add more strips or perhaps a…

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    Gorgeous Flowers from Magazines

    Who doesn’t like flowers around the house? But fresh flowers do not last long. This tutorial will show you how to make gorgeous flowers from your old magazines. Magazine flowers are a great recycling project! They are quick and easy to make so you can easily make a bunch of flowers in one session. You can use any magazines but remember that the colour of your magazine flowers will depend on what is on the pages of your magazine. Great magazines to use are National Geographic, Vogue and bridal magazines. I also used a children’s book that had pink and lilac pages! This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a…

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    Washcloth Roses

    It is really nice to give gifts that look gorgeous. Washcloth roses achieve that gorgeous look.  I wanted to give some homemade bath bombs, lip balms, etc in gift bags to friends. What they needed were some gorgeous flowers made from washcloths (flannels) to complete the kits. You could also use them for a different Valentine’s Day gift. I thought they might be difficult but despite one fiddly bit they are actually rather easy and quick to do (after the first one). This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. You…

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    Hanging Hearts made from Paper

    These hanging paper hearts are so easy and quick to make that you can do them in less than 10 minutes. They are really pretty and you could make lots of them and hang them on a garland to decorate a room for Valentine’s Day. You only need materials that you already have at home and you can be as creative as you like with the papers that you use. Further down I will show you how I experimented and how it can go a bit less than heart shaped! This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you.…

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    Woven Heart Baskets

    Hearts are great at any time of year but how about these beautiful woven heart baskets that are so easy to make. You do not need to do any sewing (but I did a little) and you can make one in about 15 minutes! You can use any material you like but I recommend felt or paper. Felt works really well and makes a more robust basket but paper is really inexpensive if you want to do this craft with a group (eg Brownies or Guides). This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands…

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    Iris Paper Folding

    This eye-catching effect is incredibly easy to achieve using iris paper folding. It is, as the name suggests, a way of producing an iris effect using folded paper. I have produced a Christmas card in this tutorial but you can make any shape you like. There are so many patterns available!   This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. You will need: Pattern (plenty available online, google ‘iris folding patterns’) Card (like this from Amazon) Paper ( not too thick, printer paper is ideal) Scissors Tape Masking tape Double-sided…

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    Fabric Hexagons

    This tutorial shows you exactly how to make gorgeous fabric hexagons with very little sewing. In fact, you could glue the completed hexagon together and do no sewing at all! I have made them in various sizes and used them for a couple of different uses. They could be used as a brooch or to decorate just about anything. How about a cushion cover made from them? You Will Need: Fabric of your choice (fat quarters are ideal) A circular template (I used kitchen plates) Fabric Scissors Iron Needle & thread or fabric glue    Step 1: Place your template onto the fabric. Mark the circle. I use an…