Category Archives: craft

Making Christmas crackers from scratch

I’ve been filling my own crackers for years, after I finally got tired of sweeping the Christmas lunch table clear of unwanted (no matter how ‘luxury’) cracker gifts, but this year I decided to take it a step further and make the crackers from scratch. Even empty crackers cost nearly £1 each and although I…

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DIY Countdown to Christmas board

I thought I’d share a little festive DIY that I produced for the team at Pinty Plus UK. It’s a very satisfying quick upcycle which I really enjoyed putting together and which I’m pretty confident will become a memorable part of our family Christmas routine. To make this countdown to Christmas blackboard you need the…

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Zero waste party tins for a 6 year-old’s birthday

Every year when Theo’s birthday approaches I worry a little about waste. I try to think about the kind of food we can cook at his party that won’t be nibbled and cast aside, I try (and nearly always fail) to think about how to keep a handle on incoming toys and for the last…

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Spray chalk paint bunting tutorial

On Sunday I finished a four day stint at the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair at Alexandra Palace in London. I was working with Novasol Spray UK a brand you will previously have seem me collaborate with who sell (amongst other things) spray chalk paint. I stayed up in London for the whole four days…

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String art sign for my studio

If you’ve been following me on Instagram you may have spotted that a few weeks ago I attempted my first piece of string art. String art has been around since the 70s and can be either incredibly simple or extremely complex. Once you start browsing Pinterest and looking at how people have used the concept…

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