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January 21, 2014

Gift craft: Crochet Mug Hug and Rug Tutorial

In this tutorial we’ll be making a cute crochet set for your favourite mug: a cute cosy (mug hug) with a matching coaster (rug). We were inspired by coastal colours for our colour palette, but you can use any three shades of your choice. The pattern uses US terms and stitches include slip stitch (sl st); single crochet (sc); double crochet (dc); c...
January 17, 2014

Gift craft: Woven Felt Sleeve for Your iPad

I love the contrast between tech and handmade, so the idea of making a woven felt iPad sleeve appealed to me. High tech versus low tech is always a nice balance. The lovely woven texture not only looks great, but it will also do a great job safeguarding your iPad from scratches and bumps. Just make sure you pop it in a bag or satchel for extra...
November 19, 2013

Craft idea: Farm Animal Bowls Tutorial

I have an inspiration board on Pinterest where I save things that I might like to make or be inspired by some day. Clean white with a splash of color has always been a favorite of mine, and I live in the country. So I knew that inevitably this project would make it to my ...
August 14, 2013

Craft idea: Clamshell Box for Books Tutorial

Clamshell boxes are custom-fit cases made for a precious bound book or set of books. They provide a stylish and professional appearance, while offering the necessary protection against harmful light, dirt, and usual wear. Follow this tutorial to learn how to make your own cozy clamshell book box. Supplies The book you will use to go in the box Binder& ...
August 08, 2013

Craft idea: Elastic Notebook Pen and Pencil Strap Tutorial

My sister goes nowhere without her organizer, so she asked me to make this handy elastic case strap to hold her pencils and pens. If you never want to lose a pen again, just grab some fabric, a piece of elastic and some velcro tape and you can whip up your own pencil holder in an hour. Really!
August 05, 2013

Craft idea: Weather Resistant Travel Journal Tutorial

A beeswax coating makes the cover of this simply-bound book into a weather resistant wrap, letting you truly take your travel journal anywhere. Look for paper that is both beautiful and practical for the cover – a map, star chart, or field guide to trees, cloud formations, or seashells. You can also use original artwork! The beeswax will give the i...
June 28, 2013

Craft ideas Gift: Origami Favor Sunburst Box Tutorial

Origami Party Favor Candy Box! I decided to teach the kids some origami...after all, it's the best skill to have when surrounded by square sheets of paper! Here's the step by step... ...
June 21, 2013

Craft ideas: Washi Tape Bookmarks Tutorial

My 2 older children and I had a blast making Washi Tape Bookmarks! ...
May 20, 2013

The craft ideas: Button-up cup cosy Tutorial

Button-up Cup Cosy This cute and cheerful cup cosy would make a great gift, or else you might like to make a few to brighten up your tea set for when guests visit. ...
May 13, 2013

Gift craft tutorial: Graduation Cap Gift Jar

While not always, most graduation gifts involve some sort of money, whether it be cash or a check. So quite often, parents and relatives are looking for fun ways to package that monetary gift, instead of putting it in a boring white ...
April 01, 2013

Craft ideas: Word search gift wrap Tutorial

Hello to everyone. Hope you have all had a lovely Easter (that’s if you celebrate it of course!). I saw this wrapping paper a while back and thought it was pretty cool. There are loads of ‘wordsearch generators’ available online so it’s really easy to make your own personalised w ...
February 15, 2013

Gift craft tutorial: Archival Book

This tutorial will show you how to make a good quality, archival book from beginning to end. Book binding requires a lot of patience and practice, but the result is a beautiful work of art that you can give as a gift, or fill with your own drawings, notes and photos. Let’s begin! ...
February 11, 2013

Gift craft tutorial: Simple Sparkling Magnets

Ever need a quick inexpensive gift? Well, here is a simple craft idea using Epoxy Glitter Circle Stickers, 1″ Foam Circle Shapes, and just a few Accessories! Make magnets, necklaces, bottle caps, & hair accessories! ...
January 30, 2013

Gift craft tutorial: Boxed geometric heart

I really liked the 3D hearts in the gift-wrap I showed previously so I’ve been making paper versions! They make a nice alternative to a card.
January 12, 2013

Gift craft tutorial: Pram Shaped Box

Difficulty Level: Make this Pram shaped box as a gift or home decor. If you can cut a circle and glue paper then you can easily do this project! ...
October 16, 2012

Gift craft tutorial: Owl box





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