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DIY Flower Press

DIY Flower Press

Pressing botanicals is an incredibly simple way of preserving the beautiful flora we see around us. As a child I was given a small flower press, I remember fossicking around outside looking for the perfect specimen to press and the anticipation of revealing the outcome of my pressed treasures. I still love all these things about flower pressing especially getting outside and foraging for new plant materials, enjoy slowing down and getting amongst nature with this great little project. What…

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Crystal Stud Earrings

Crystal Stud Earrings

This crafty little DIY is so easy peasy, you can create these bad boys in just two simple steps! Whip up some of these sweet earrings for yourself or as a gift for a friend. What you will need: Crystals of your choice Flat pad stud earrings Two part multi purpose epoxy glue Hammer Step 1 First things first take you hammer an smash up your crystals until you have pieces the right size for the pads of your earrings…

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DIY Oven Mitts & Tea Towels

DIY Oven Mitts & Tea Towels

These oven mitts and tea towels are super quick and easy to make, and lets be honest, in my house hold tea towels have a rather short life span from being caught on fire to mysterious stains, so the more the merrier! These guys are a fantastic way to use up left over bits and pieces of fabric you have been squirreling away and make great gifts! What you will need: Access to a printer Sellotape Fabric(s) for your mitts…

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DIY Cat Cactus Planter

DIY Cat Cactus Planter

These cuties take your cactus game to a whole new level, make these sweet planters to zhuzh up your little cactus friends for your own abode or as sweet house warming gift for a pal! – cats and cacti is there really a better match? What you will need: Air Dry Clay Plastic Bottles Cling Wrap Rolling Pin Craft Knife Modelling Tools Acrylic Paints & Paint Brush Glaze – I just used some left over Polymer glaze I had lying…

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Polymer Clay Beads

Polymer Clay Beads

So you have some left over Polymer clay lying around? Here is the perfect little DIY to use up those leftover tid bits. Have fun mixing colours, creating patterns and textures to make unique bead necklaces to treat yourself and your friends! What you will need: A few different colours Polymer Clay – I used some leftover Sculpey clay from making these earrings Modelling tools – I used a scalpel and a skewer Baking tray lined with baking paper Paintbrush…

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Make Your Own Notebooks

Make Your Own Notebooks

These notebooks are super easy to create and make a fantastic one of a kind gift! You can use any imagery you like however I like to feature some of my own illustrations and repeat patterns to make these notebooks truly original and special. You can learn how to create a seamless repeat pattern HERE.   What you will need: Repeat pattern design – you can learn how to create one HERE Computer with Photoshop USB to take your file(s)…

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Polymer Clay Earrings

Polymer Clay Earrings

Polymer clay is a pliable and easy to use modelling clay which hardens after being heated in an oven. It is easily found at craft or art stores and comes in a wide variety of colours, once baked you can also apply a glaze to your finished pretties. Hand making original jewellery out of polymer clay is easy and fun, a perfect project for a rainy day inside with a couple of pals. These little beauties are fantastic as gifts…

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