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July 21, 2013

Make this weekend: Crochet a set of rainbow nesting baskets

Rainbow rochet nesting baskets tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

Here’s a great project to make this weekend: a set of crocheted rainbow nesting baskets. The step-by-step tutorial by the rather brilliant Marinke of A Creative Being for Crafttuts+ is perfect for crochet beginners and you can use them to store all sorts of knick-knacks – or they’d make a fun tactile toy for babies.

Crochet Rainbow Nesting Baskets Tutorial via Craft.tutsplus.com

Head on over to craft.tutsplus.com (my other wee baby) for the full tutorial here.


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November 29, 2011

Top 10 Clever DIY Christmas presents: Part 1

After some good crafty ideas for Christmas? So far I’ve managed to make a few pom-poms for decorations, but I wouldn’t mind having a go at some of the rather lovely projects on my Pinterest boards.

Here, I’ve picked out my top 10 DIY projects for Christmas presents. They’re all gorgeous and more than a wee bit GENIUS – and so will you be if you make them! Just click through the links to the original tutorials and how-tos. Let me know how you go?

1. DYI Friendship necklace (top) by Honestly…WTF.

2. Painted pastel glass jars by Kootut Murut.

3. Fabric-wrapped bangles (wouldn’t they look lovely in Liberty print?) by Corrieberry Pie.

4. Plant a Terrarium in a jar by Apartment Therapy (left).
5. DIY Garden Markers by Wit and Whistle (right).

6. Dip-dye cups by Design*Sponge.

7. Star Wars Chewie softie by Draw!Pilgrim.

8. Painted jars and bottles by A Creative Mint.

9. DIY hair comb by Lemon Jitters.

10. How to crochet a larksfoot blanket or an arcade blanket by Meet me at Mike’s.

All photography courtesy of the original blogger/designer/maker. Thank you to all the very clever people behind these projects.

Tell me: are you making any presents for Christmas this year?


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