Christmas is the perfect time to decorate your home with lovingly handcrafted decorations. Although temporary, Christmas decorations really get you in the spirit for the most wonderful time of the year. The best part is that it’s never too early to start creating for your tree or mantelpiece. Crafting six months in advance ensures that you’ll be running on Santa’s time in anticipation of 1st December. From baubles and angels to stockings and wreaths, use these crafty ideas to get yourself into the festive spirit – even if it’s 20°C or above outside!
Perhaps one of the most wonderful things summer invites us to do is go for picnics with the family. When the skies are clear and the sun is shining, there’s nothing stopping us. Being out in nature is thought to reduce stress levels and improve our moods – and a picnic is a perfect excuse. But every pleasant experience can have its downsides. Picnics can get a little pricey. If you aren’t an avid picnicker, buying in brand new supplies can get expensive. The solution? Craft your picnic! To get you started, here are a few DIY summer picnic ideas.
We’re all guilty of owning boring mugs. It just isn’t always easy to find mugs that epitomise you as a person. So what’s the solution? You should decorate your own! Customising mugs is far simpler than you’d imagine; all you need is a plain mug, a Sharpie, and an oven. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you could use porcelain paints to create artwork. Whatever your chosen medium, customised mugs are perfect quick and easy DIY gifts!
When it comes to Father’s Day, it can be difficult to find a gift that you haven’t already given your dad. Year after year, dads are presented with socks, sweets, CDs and novelty ‘dad’ trinkets. We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with these gifts (who doesn’t love a cosy pair of socks and something sweet to munch on?), but it’s time for a change. We’ve already given you a blog full of gift ideas for Father’s Day, but we haven’t explored DIY Father’s Day gifts that are specific to his home space. Think comfy cushions, storage solutions, and frames!
It’s that time again where we reveal what’s on our current Crafty Wish List! We’ve hand-picked these 5 products exclusively for you, Crafties. Some of them are absolute classics, and others are still due to launch this month. Let us know what you think of these must-have items by leaving us a comment or getting in touch on our Social Pages.