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Fun Things to do with Glass Bottles and Jars

Fun Things to do with Glass Bottles and Jars

Last year we taught you a bunch of fun things that you could do with mason jars. Today we thought it would be fun to show you some of the really fun … [Read more...]

A Guide to Making Your Own Cool Leather Jewellery

DIY leather jewellery bracelet

Leather jewellery can cost a fair bit of money, but by simply putting in a little effort and taking the time to spend a little on supplies you can … [Read more...]

Craft Crazy: 3 New Uses for Jewelry Wire

wire name wine glass charms

Jewelry wire is an incredibly versatile material that can be used to create hundreds of different craft projects from personalized gifts to decorative … [Read more...]

How to make a Bingo Machine

DIY Bingo Machine Instructions

The tradition of bingo stretches back many years. In that time, the game has evolved from a simple game played at home, to a highly advanced game … [Read more...]

10 of the Best Mason Jars DIY Ideas

mason jar storage idea

Mason jars were first invented in 1858, by John Landis Mason. These glass jars with a screw-on lid revolutionised the way that food could be stored … [Read more...]

Festive Fun: Making your Own Christmas Decorations

Handmade Christmas Gifts Card

Few would dispute the fact that Christmas is a time for family. If you have children, the home becomes awash with excitement ahead of the big day. … [Read more...]

How much you could save when you do it yourself this Christmas!

diy christmas decorations

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Stuck for ideas? Are you on a budget? If you want to give something truly unique and personal without … [Read more...]

8 Cool Paper Crafts You Can Make With Kids

8 Cool Paper Crafts You Can Make With Kids

Think crafts are just for rainy days? Recycle that junk mail and pull out that craft drawer! Perhaps a trip to the local craft shop may be in order. … [Read more...]

Tin-tie Coffee Bags: Perfect for Storing Everything from Cookies to Candy…and of Course, Coffee!

tin-tie coffee bag gift wrap

Tin-tie coffee bags can be used in more situations than one may expect, and they can be purchased most inexpensively. Although they’re great for use … [Read more...]

Holiday Craft Ideas for Kids

Cotton Ball Snowmen Christmas Craft

The Ho-Ho-Holidays are fast approaching and that means it’s time to bust out the hot glue gun and googly eyes and get crafting! From wreaths to … [Read more...]

Turn Your Old TV into a Toy

old TV turned into an aquarium

When you have old appliances sitting around gathering dust, don't feel that you have to throw them away. They can be sold for parts or recycled. If … [Read more...]

How Crafting Can Reduce Household Waste and Spending

upcycling old boots

Each year households spend hundreds of pounds on items that it turns out they have no use for. Magazine and newspaper subscriptions, boxes of cards … [Read more...]

Christmas Crafts Your Little Ones will Love

christmas crafts for children

Whether you’re adverse to reams of sparkly tinsel or just can’t face forking out for not-so-cheap and cheerful decorations, home-made Christmas crafts … [Read more...]

Ghost Tree with Owl – Free Pumpkin Carving Stencil

ghost tree with owl pumpkin carving pattern

Gnarly, leafless trees that carry within them the spirits, have spooked many a horror movie or book buff. Carve this spooky scene that would fit right … [Read more...]

How tough is it to make your own Christmas presents?

How tough is it to make your own Christmas presents?

We’re always looking for ways to make Christmas a little different than the year. Whether that’s because you want to find something that will leave a … [Read more...]

Cross Stitch Patterns For New Born Babies

Cross Stitch Patterns For New Born Babies

Creating a great cross stitch present for a new baby is dependent on what you want to make. There are many different themes and types of cross stitch … [Read more...]

Five Creative Upcycle Projects

upcycled drawers

When clutter starts to mount up at home, a good clear out is the only way to tackle those surplus possessions you no longer need. But, decluttering … [Read more...]

Witch and Cat Sitting on a Tree – Halloween Pumpkin Carving Stencil

Witch and Cat Sitting on a Tree - Halloween Pumpkin Carving Stencil

Our scary witch pumpkin carving stencils are very popular, but we decided to give the scary ones a break. Literally - a break! This witch calls down … [Read more...]

Scary Jack O Lantern Tree Pumpkin Stencil

Scary Jack O Lantern Tree Pumpkin Stencil

A spooky tree with Jack-O-Lanterns smiling their sinister smiles sitting atop and around the tree, makes for a beautifully scary pumpkin stencil to … [Read more...]

10 Fun Fall Crafting Ideas

Fall crafts handprint tree

There's something about fall that makes us all feel warm, cozy, and creative. Fortunately, there's no shortage of fun and inspired craft ideas for … [Read more...]

Flying Witch on Broom – Halloween Pumpkin Carving Stencil

Witch Flying on Broom Halloween Pumpkin Stencil

It is the night of Halloween When all the witches may be seen Some are fat Some are lean And some are as tall as a castor bean! Carve the … [Read more...]

Great Hobby Ideas for Single Mums


Being a single mum might just be the most stressful occupation in the world, of all time. Not only are you solely in charge of the most precious yet … [Read more...]

DIY Jean Diaper Cake Tutorial for Baby Boy


Jean Diapers, with their blue denim look, are ideal to create a Diaper Cake for a baby boy. Although the diapers are pant-style which are used only … [Read more...]

Cupcake Wrapper Flower Bouquets

Cupcake Wrapper Flowers - Kids Craft Idea

A quick and easy, last minute mother's day gift ideas for kids would be to raid mom's baking supplies, find some colorful cupcake wrappers and make a … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin Carving Pattern

Pumpkins in a pumpkin! Carve a pretty pumpkin patch around a fence on a full moon Halloween night with our easy pumpkin carving pattern. A … [Read more...]

Audrey Hepburn Pumpkin Carving Pattern

Make a Style Statement this Halloween! Audrey Hepburn fans can go really creative and carve the most stylish woman that ever was, on their Halloween … [Read more...]

Masked Pumpkin – Halloween Pumpkin Carving Pattern

Carve the coolest pumpkin on the block this year! Give your pumpkin a super-hero mask by carving this spooktacular design on to your pumpkin. This … [Read more...]

Halloween Cat Face Pumpkin Carving Stencil

The Cat is one of the significant symbols of Halloween. Instead of the regular scaredy cat designs, try carving a glowing cat face on your Halloween … [Read more...]

‘Skull on Flames’ Halloween Pumpkin Carving Pattern

Looking for a scary, devilish pumpkin carving pattern for Halloween? Give your average 'Skull and Cross Bones' a twist. This devil's skull is all … [Read more...]

How to Recycle an Old Sweater into (at least) 5 New Garments!

Guest post by Julie Anne Eason of One $5 thrift store find gets a makeover from stretched out sweater to a cowl (neckwarmer), a … [Read more...]

Ephemera: A Glimpse of the Past

One’s trash may be another’s treasure. How is it possible that the bus tickets, promo stubs and even paper bags that we so readily throw into the bin … [Read more...]

The Pleasures of Collecting Vintage Buttons

Have you ever considered taking up vintage button collecting? No, this does not mean the sort wherein you keep stray buttons in a cookie jar. Vintage … [Read more...]