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Welcome to the Create and Craft Club

Welcome to the Create and Craft Club

7 Brilliant Ways to Celebrate Summer Through Crafts

Get ready for all things sunshine and flowers! The summer solstice is on 20 June, and what better way to celebrate the new season than with a load of great summery crafts? To whet your appetite, here are seven fab projects for the warm days ahead.

7 Brilliant Ways to Celebrate Summer Through Crafts

1. Paint a pair of summer cushions

Bright and colourful scatter cushions can make a huge difference to your home, and you’ll have plenty to smile about with these gorgeous summer lolly and starfish designs. To learn all about the art of fabric painting, click here. Use the techniques to repurpose an old cover that you already own, or pick up a new one, like this Threaders Cushion Cover - Lights (467798).

2. Create fab party decor

With lockdown restrictions easing, it’s now possible to have a socially distanced gathering with a few friends. Celebrate a mini reunion with some brilliant summer-themed party decor. We’ve got great projects for party invitations, bunting, place settings and food and drink decs. Click here for Sarah Jackman-Read’s tips and free downloads.

3. Party pin~ata

Turn the party feeling up a notch with this sweet bee hive pin~ata from crafter Kirsten Fields. The papier-ma^che´ hive is topped with adorable pom-pom bees, which are hot glued to the hive. For the full steps, click here.

4. Beach towel

While you may not be able to take a trip abroad this year, who says you can’t pretend you’re on holiday while lounging in the garden? If that’s you, then you’ll need a trusty towel to sit back on. This practical towel transformation includes a pillow, zip pockets and a handle so you can carry it around with ease. Find the full step-by-step instructions here.

5. Pretty poppy bouquet

The bright reds and pinks of poppies are stunning, but the flowers themselves typically only last a few weeks before they begin to fade and wilt. Luckily, creating an everlasting poppy display for your home is simple with these crepe paper beauties. And better still, you can make up a whole batch in less than an hour. For the full steps and templates, clickhere.

6. Picnic place setting

What’s a sunny summer day without a picnic outdoors? With Debbie Shore’s neat and tidy picnic set, you won’t have to worry about cutlery and napkins blowing away or losing track of your sandwich. Click here for the place setting instructions. You’ll need three fat quarters of fabric – why not try this funIn the Jungle bundle (556494)

7. Pressed flowers

If faux flowers aren’t your thing, another way to preserve your favourite blooms is to learn the art of flower pressing. Creating pressed flower artwork is so simple, and it means you get to spend some time pottering about in the garden choosing the flowers with the best petals! Try Penelope Quinn’s method here to help your blossoms hold their colour for months.