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DIY See Through Ghost decorations for Halloween - Easy Halloween crafts - Cricut crafts - Click for more
in Cricut, DIY + Crafts, Halloween, Halloween

Try this: Easy Transparent Ghost Decorations for Halloween

Yep, it’s that time of year… Halloween decorating season! With less than a month until the scariest day of the year, it’s now (finally) acceptable to deck your space from floor to ceiling with pumpkins and kitsch-cool Halloween decorations. I used my Cricut machine to make these oh-so-simple transparent ghost decorations (although you can use a craft knife or scissors, instead). They took less than 15 minutes to make, but look great when strung together in the corner of a…

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DIY spider web t-shirt | easy halloween costume for men | Click for more
in DIY + Crafts, Halloween, Halloween, Mens Fashion

Easy Halloween Costume Idea: DIY Spider Web T-Shirt

Back in my teens, fancy dress was a big deal. I used to spend hours making elaborate DIY Halloween costumes from scratch (yeah, I was pretty cool 😉 ). In fact, this obsession with making was how I developed many of the sewing skills I still use today! However, I’m now a fully-fledged adult – complete with a mortgage, a job, bills, taxes, responsibilities… and a serious lack of free time. So any fancy dress costumes I now make have…

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How to make a DIY wooden Sudoku game - Handmade games - Gift ideas for men - Easy woodwork projects for beginners
in DIY + Crafts, Wood

DIY Wooden Sudoku Game

I make looooads of different things. I’ll try pretty much any craft I can get my hands on, and love exploring new techniques. However, I can fit pretty much all of my makes into one of two boxes. They’re either decorative (like this and this), or functional (like this or this). But you know where the real magic is? Something that ticks both boxes at the same time! That’s the ultimate craft project. And this DIY wooden Sudoku game does just that. As well…

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Sew a DIY wrist pincushion that sharpens your needles with wire wool, as you use it | Click for full tutorial #crafts #sewing
in DIY + Crafts, Sewing

How to sew a Wrist Pincushion (that sharpens your pins as you use it!)

This DIY wrist pincushion post is sponsored by Singer, as part of my brand ambassadorship with them. However, all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me blogging! If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from over a decade of sewing, it’s that sewing is messy. As much as I like to think I’m super organised, that all goes downhill when the sewing machine comes out. Loose threads and fabric scraps fly everywhere, pins…

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DIY Decoupage Blue Colour-Block Pine Cones - Autumn crafts and decor - DIY and craft blog
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Paper

DIY Decoupage Colour-Block Pine Cones

This post is sponsored by Bostik, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me blogging! Autumn is just around the corner and I’m so ready for it! Sure, the recent UK heatwave has been nice… but I’m now ready for some chunky knitwear, golden-brown leaves and cosy nights in. Who’s with me?! In my eagerness for the new season, I’ve already started making new decorations for my home. It took me a couple of evenings…

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Tropical Garden 3D wall art DIY with Bostik
in DIY + Crafts, Garden, Interiors, Paper

Easy Tropical Garden Wall Art DIY

This post is sponsored by Bostik. The UK heatwave might be coming to an end, but it doesn’t mean the summer is over just yet! In fact, this time of year is one of my favourites – when the evenings are long and balmy and the garden is bursting with sun-ripened fruit and veg. (Speaking of which, my tomatoes have gone CRAZY lately… I’ll be eating them for weeks haha!). I’m a big fan of decorating my home for the…

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Learn how to make a DIY plush toy in any shape - Click through for easy tutorial
in Cricut, DIY + Crafts, Sewing

How To Easily Make Plush Toys In ANY Shape

With a baby nephew who’s only 6 months old, I have a feeling that I’ll be sewing a lot of plush toys over the next few years. I’m talking: dinosaurs, aliens, robots… I’m basically making all the cool stuff that I fear is too childish to go in my own home! 🙂 But that’s what being an uncle is all about, right? Doing the fun stuff and spoiling my nephew with handmade gifts! This is where my Cricut Maker is…

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DIY Sewing Needle Wallet Tutorial | DIY and Craft blog | Click through for more
in Leather, Sewing

DIY Sewing Needle Wallet tutorial

It seems to be a common curse with any crafter, that our homes are overflowing with craft supplies. Am I right?! If I’m not drowning in yarn and cotton off-cuts, then I’m tripping over packs of paper and card. Gahh! Therefore, any additional way to keep our craft supplies neat and organised is very welcome. One of the things I’m most guilty of not organising very well are sewing needles. I usually keep them in a small tin, inside a…

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