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New Year, New You: 7 Makes To Refresh Your Home

We’re midway through winter, now, with spring on the horizon, and there’s no better time for thinking about new beginnings. You might fancy learning a new craft, treating yourself to those goodies you’ve always wanted, or making a difference in the world by crafting for charity – whatever you decide, make sure to have fun and be the best you can be! Here are seven crafts for the home that will encourage you to achieve your new beginning...

New Year, New You: 7 Makes To Refresh Your Home

1 Interesting Artwork

Nothing changes the whole aesthetic of a room better than a painting or canvas, and it’s always something special when that artwork was created by you. Diamond Dotz’s Painting Kits feature interesting pictures that are fun and easy to put together, even if you’re not artistically inclined, as the specially designed fabric will indicate where each gem should go. Have a go at the Leopard Look Kit to add an exotic atmosphere to your home.

2 Flower-ready Pots

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It’ll soon be time to plant all of those brilliant blooms and vegetables. To make sure that you’re ready for a beautiful spring, why not decorate your pots and containers ahead of time? Get creative with paint, stick on small mosaic pieces or experiment with embellishments – whatever you choose, the results are guaranteed to be amazing. Plus, if you buy a set like our Extra Large Red Terracotta Flower Pots you’ll have 24 pots to play with.

3 Everlasting Flowers

If you don’t have much of a green finger, though, or fancy some beautiful flowers that won’t ever wilt, you can craft your very own fake yet gorgeous bouquet. Craft Buddy has a number of realistic-looking flower kits that are fun and easy to build, but for those lovely spring vibes, why not try assembling the fabulous yellow flowers in the Begonia Flower Arranging Kit?

4 Custom Candles

While we wait for warmer weather, sweet-smelling candles are a delight we should absolutely indulge in, and what better way to find your favourite than by making it yourself? Eazi Candle offers a number of different fragrances and colours, meaning it’s super simple to craft the candle of your dreams. If you’re overwhelmed by the choices, though, why not pick up a complete kit like Eazi Candle Starter Kit in Chocolate Orange?

5 Eye-catching Decorations

There’s nothing quite as fantastic as gemstones catching the sun and sparkling brilliantly, and Totallybeads’ gemstone trees turn the delightful stones into a lovely spring-inspired decoration. If you’re unsure which style is your favourite, pick up a complete kit like Totallybeads’ Gem Stone Home Decor Kit – it includes everything you need for nine beautiful trees made from Amazonite, Indian Agate and Mookaite, plus glass domes and ceramic pots to display them in all their grandeur.

6 Uplifting Sentiments

Uplifting messages are great for motivating you to complete all of the positive goals you’ve made for the new year, and with a printing screen like Screen Sensations’ “Don't Be Afraid To Be Great” 12in x 12in Screen, you can ink that uplifting message on all sorts of mediums. For instance, you could design a shirt for the gym, where the sentiment will motivate you to exercise, or a pretty wall hanging for the kitchen, where it’ll encourage you to try those new and experimental recipes you’ve always wanted to.

7 New Tableware

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Even if you don’t change the furniture or walls, simply updating small things like a tablecloth, coasters and mats can give your dining area a fresh new look. Plus, thanks to their simple shape, there are so many different ways you can get creative with customising coasters. Pick up a collection like our MDF Set Of Coasters, which has 50 pieces, and experiment with paint pouring, marbling, masking, and all the other fun art forms that you might not have tried before.