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

Valentine’s Day

Today is Valentine’s day (a high point for florists and card sellers everywhere) so here’s a bit about the history of the day of love…… The earliest references I could find date back to ancient Rome where 13-15th February were celebrated as a pagan fertility festival called Lupercalia. This seems to be the origin for the celebration of love however traditions then  were somewhat different … Continue reading Valentine’s Day

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