DIY Fabric gift bags – Sustainable gift wrapping

Learn how to make reusable fabric gift bags within fifteen minutes. These easy fabric gift bags are so stylish the receiver will want to use them again and again! Why make your own reusable gift bags? There are so many reasons! Firstly there is the environmental impact of throwing away single-use wrapping paper – often … Read more

Christmas Star Crafts – stylish air clay stars

Look no further for a relaxing all age Christmas star craft activity.   These craft stars are perfect for hanging on your Christmas tree or strung like a garland across your mantlepiece.   My son and I had an absorbing hour or two making these stylish air clay stars. There is something so relaxing about … Read more

Making Cards using Fabric Scraps

Combine textile collage with some hand stitching to create unique individual cards. The process of making fabric scraps cards is relaxing and creative. Let’s face it all sewers have piles of fabric scraps… It is almost as though it is sacrilege to part with even the smallest of pieces. Over time the fabric scraps can … Read more

Vintage Doilies Christmas Decorations

Do you have inherited vintage doilies that you would love to preserve and find a use for?  Today I am sharing a super quick tutorial with you for vintage doilies Christmas decorations. Vintage doilies are beautiful, for me, they evoke hours of crafting. It’s a real shame when they frequently sit in a drawer rather … Read more

Pallet Wood Christmas Tree

This DIY triangular Christmas tree is made from an old pallet and a string of Christmas lights, simple yet effective Christmas decor suitable for your sideboard, mantlepiece or even your porch. We have made one – but if you are going to decorate your porch three in varying sizes could look lovely. Do you look … Read more

DIY Angel Ornaments for Christmas

Have you crafted with modroc before? It is fabulous for creating sculptural forms when combined with cardboard. These DIY Angle ornaments are made from a former cereal box, a polystyrene ball, mod rock, acrylic paint and silver leaf. My children enjoyed making these DIY Angel decorations with me – there is something very relaxing about … Read more

DIY Christmas Decorations with Tree Branches

This year we have gone to town to come up with a variety of DIY Christmas decorations with tree branches. There is something so satisfying about making decorations using the materials to hand, in particular, tree branches saved from autumn prunings. The cost is minimal, you are saving resources by not buying new, the materials … Read more

Pebble Christmas Tree Decoration

Today I am sharing with you a Christmas decoration made of beach finds, pebbles and driftwood. this pebble Christmas decoration is perfect as a Christmas table decoration, mantlepiece decoration or on the sideboard. Sunday was a bit of a grey drizzly day, with children happy to be absorbed by screens. As winter draws in I … Read more

Quick and easy Christmas decorations

If you too love making Christmas decorations then you are going to love these great handmade decorations. They are super quick and easy to make, perfect for this time of year. It is far too easy to become a little overwhelmed with a long to-do list on the run-up to Christmas. Take a moment to … Read more

How to make a Christmas wreath

As the nights draw in our minds have turned to DIY Christmas decorations – or at least decorations that can be used for both autumn and Christmas! My husband is busy pruning back the garden ready for winter, so we are busy making the most of the free prunings to make new Christmas decorations. This … Read more

How to make a Christmas pudding decoration

Learn just how easy it is to make a Christmas pudding decoration with this quick sew project. The finished Christmas pudding decoration is perfect to hang on your tree, or add to the front of a Christmas card, doubling as a card and a mini gift. I appreciate not everywhere in the world has the … Read more