Giant Wire Heart

Picking up the valentine’s theme here’s a great idea for creating an inexpensive piece of art for the garden this giant heart costs about £7 to make. All you need to get started is some garden wire, thin craft wire and some clippers and ideally wire curler/tweezers. You start by forming the basic shape in garden wire – be careful this stuff scratches your hands … Continue reading Giant Wire Heart

Heart Shaped Key Ring

Create a Heart Keyring

As valentine’s is tomorrow here’s an idea for a valentine’s gift or just a gift in general is a handmade key ring. All you need are some scraps of material and a metal ring which you can usually pick up from a craft store relatively cheaply in packs. Start by cutting your material to size. Then sew – either by machine or hand and you’re … Continue reading Create a Heart Keyring

National Umbrella Day

10th February is apparently National Umbrella day, a day where we are supposed to recognise and celebrate the invention of the umbrella. As the weather at the moment  is pretty miserable and very wet I thought I’d theme my blog today around rain. To celebrate the occasion I thought I’d have a go at a bit of embroidery     And here’s a few facts … Continue reading National Umbrella Day

Personalised Board Games

This is a great little craft project to do with children – create your own personalised board game. You can select any game, I opted for traditional snakes and ladders board and made one for my nephews using family photos of them and their parents. You start by marking up a board on some sturdy board – 100 squares. Next paint the board with colours … Continue reading Personalised Board Games