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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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    Christmas Sloth Decoration

    This kit for a Christmas sloth decoration was a great buy and so easy to make. These kits are perfect for making with kids. There is some sewing but it is simple and quick to do. The result, as you can see, is a cute sloth to hang from your Christmas tree. 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. I bought this kit in The Works but I was in an actual store on the high street. They do not appear to have it online but there are two similar kits…

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    Gift Tags

    Well, I made some lovely gift tags for Christmas presents and I wanted to share them here. They are so simple and effective. I did not need any fancy equipment yet the results look very professional. They are completely freestyle so you could make yours with anything you like on them. You could make them with any theme for any time of year.   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 will need: Blank gift tags (or thin card to make your own) available from Amazon Hot or cold…

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    Folded Book Christmas Tree

    This folded book Christmas tree is so easy to make and you do not need to buy anything! No special skills or tools required! Once you get going it does not take long either. You can easily make a tree in less than 30 minutes. Then you can leave it as it is or, as in my case, decorate it a little. You Will Need:     A paperback book of approximately 150 pages with the pages glued together at the spine. If you want to decorate it like mine you will also need some gold spray paint.       Step 1: Take your book and remove the cover.…

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    Christmas Music Bauble

    This beautiful Christmas music bauble is so easy and inexpensive to make. You could make a lot of them and theme your tree! I have used some old music for mine as I love the effect. The whole bauble only took about 15 minutes (plus drying time). Once I had the completed bauble I decided to add some colour with some tiny red roses that I already had.  You will need: Christmas bauble (new craft bauble or old bauble you no longer want) Decorative paper (thin) Decoupage glue Brush Any further decorations you like Step 1: Cut your chosen paper into small pieces. I chose to use strips approximately 1cm…

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    Christmas Fabric Ornament

    This beautiful Christmas fabric ornament is so easy to make and requires no sewing. It is really effective and you can make them using any fabric to match your decor. You can also make them any size. You are only limited by the size of ball you can purchase. 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: Styrofoam (polystyrene) ball (mine is 8cm (3″) diameter) Fabric Ribbon Craft Knife Hot or cold melt glue (and gun) String for marking guide Step 1: Wrap the string around the…

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    Woolly Hat Ornaments

    These woolly hat ornaments are so easy to make and look fantastic hanging from a Christmas tree. You can use up all your old yarn scraps or buy yarn to match your decor. They are great for kids to make and cost so little. I will show you exactly how to make them. You Will Need: Yarn of your choice Toilet roll or kitchen roll tube Tissue paper Scissors Step 1: Cut your toilet or kitchen roll tube down to approximately 2.5cm (1″). I got 4 out of one toilet roll tube.  Cut approximately 40 lengths of yarn 30cm (12″) long. If you are doing a pattern then consider how…

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    Christmas Fabric Bauble

    In my opinion nothing improves a Christmas tree more than a homemade decoration. These fabric baubles are really simple to make and very effective. Their size is only limited by the ball you buy so you can make large decorations inexpensively. 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 Will Need: Polystyrene (styrofoam) ball from Amazon or The Works fabric – fat quarters available from Amazon scissors or pinking shears glue skewer ribbon (short piece for hanger) Step 1: Cut your fabric into approximately 5cm (2″) squares. I used pinking…

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    Doorstop – Full Tutorial

    This summer we had the doors and windows open a lot and doors were banging shut so we needed at least one doorstop. They tend to be rather ugly or boring so I had a go at making one. It was actually quite easy and looks great in my dining room. It is certainly more elegant than the temporary one it replaced (details of that later). You will need: Fabric of your choice (o.5 yard or 0.5m is plenty). I used a thick hard,wearing fabric. Wadding (optional) Filling (dried beans, pulses, rice or sand work well) Matching thread Sewing machine (optional) Scissors and ruler or rotary cutter and cutting mat…