Creating a New Home Wreath from cleaning supplies

housewarming wreath from cleaning supplies

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A friend moved house recently and I wanted to bring her a gift that didn’t require eating, or a […]

Hama bead brooch and pendant tutorial

how to make a hama bead pendant or brooch

I haven’t broken out the Hama beads for a while but I’ve seen the fabulous necklaces on the Chelsea Doll website and, as I don’t have time to order and receive one between now and BritMums Live, I thought I’d have a go at making one myself.

There seems to be a trend at the […]

Papier-mâché Hen Challenge

paper mache hen

A while ago Molly Moo published a picture of the most fabulous Papier-mâché Hen that she had made at her Papier-mâché course. This precipitated a Hen Craft Challenge which I agreed to take part in, although frankly I was never going to match up to Her Craftyness’s high standards.

I used a cereal packet to do […]

Handmade Christmas: Ring Bowls

handmade clay ring bowl



This winter I wanted to make something pretty but very simple, that I could give to my mother and mother-in-law for Christmas. To make these little ring bowls, you will need:

air drying clay

rolling pin

doily of piece of lace

acrylic paint

Mod Podge (or clear varnish)


Firstly, […]

Coloured melting bead Diwas: Diwali craft

hama fusible bead diwas

We were very lucky to be introduced to Hama Beads recently. We’ve made dogs and princesses and pumpkins but wanted to branch out a little. Diwali fills the post-Halloween Pumpkinfest void perfectly, so it seemed a good idea to use the melting beads to make Diwas. LBG really enjoyed making our saltdough Diwas last year.


How to give a Cut Glass bowl a new look with Mod Podge and Spray Paint

spray painted cut glass bowl

You know how it is: you see an idea for milk glass using spray paint on one site,

Source: via Jennifer on Pinterest


then a post on how to colour glass using Mod Podge on another site


Source: via Ashley on Pinterest



Fairtrade Big Fair Bake Challenge

coffee almond streusel cake recipe



I’m joining in the Big Fair Bake, which is working this year with Tots100. This idea is that you bake something using Fairtrade ingredients and use it to spread the Fairtrade message. It’s about getting a fair price for goods at source, rather than exploiting farmers and growers so that we can get things […]