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5 New Christmas Craft Ideas for 2014

If you’re a little bit crafty or just fancy the idea of DIY, Christmas is the perfect time to practice your skills. Get your kids involved if they’re already on school holidays, or have a Christmas crafternoon with your friends and deck your halls with boughs of stuff you’ve made yourself. There is plethora of […]

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Make: Chanel-Inspired Embellished Top

DIY Chanel-inspired top, via Tuts+. Photography by Mette Jakobsen. In my other job as editor of Crafts & DIY at Tuts+, I was inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s  Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 collection to commission a DIY top. One of the pieces in the collection, a rolled-neck loose jumper, caught my eye. Featuring a scattering of confetti-like […]

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Make it: Vintage floral Hama bead coasters

Do you love making things with Hama (or Perler) beads? You might like to try this easy tutorial I created for Crafttuts+. I was inspired by big, bold vintage florals, the kind you’d find on domestic bed linen from the ’60s and ’70s. What do you think? Head over to Crafttuts+ for the full step-by-step […]

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7 Beautiful DIY Christmas Decorations

It’s less than a week ’til Christmas, but there is still plenty of time to get hands-on and make some really special and unique decorations for your place. I’ve gathered together seven gorgeous Christmas projects from Crafttuts+, the awesome new craft tutorials website (which I also happen to edit – quick, pop over there now […]

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How to make Beci Orpin’s giant confetti wall

How amazing does this giant confetti wall look? It’s just one of the superb DIY projects you’ll find in Beci Orpin‘s fabulous new book, Find & Keep. Published by the super-cool Hardie Grant peeps (also publishers of Meet Me at Mike’s books), this book is definitely a find – and a keeper. Check out the […]

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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 […]

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