Dried orange slices are lovely to use in Christmas crafts and décor such as wreaths, table decorations and garlands. Although they are available in the shops to buy, they are super simple to make at home. Not only does it work out way cheaper making them yourself, they will also make your home smell divine while you do!
A beautifully wrapped gift is always a delight to receive. But pretty packaging comes at a cost to both our pocket and the environment. As awareness grows of the impact our waste is having on our planet, many of us are looking for more environmentally friendly forms of packaging this holiday season. Our colourful, recycled gift bows are one small way to cut the cost of packaging this Christmas. Made from junk mail and old magazines they are super simple to make but look just as fabulous as anything you might buy in the shops.
We love to make homemade gifts for family and friends and think these pretty little fabric covered flowerpots fit the bill perfectly. They are simple and cheap to make but look fabulous paired with a lovely plant as a thoughtful gift.
This simple recipe for Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub ticks every box. It is super quick, super easy and super cheap to make. In fact, you probably already have all the ingredients you will need at home.Peppermint foot scrub is both cooling and invigorating making it a real treat that will be appreciated and used. After all, everyone’s feet benefit from a little tender loving care, and if you do know someone with perfect feet, you can be sure they are spending plenty of time (and money) keeping them in that condition!
Glass gems, with their beautiful jewel-like finish, are a wonderful material to craft with. They are useful in many projects, but adding light to the mix really brings them alive. In this tutorial, we show you how to make your own beautiful glass gem lantern that is perfect to hold a candle or LED lights. You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to make.
Did you know that air plants are powerful air purifiers? Or that they take up water and nutrients through their leaves? These fascinating plants are found growing on trees and rocks in their native habitats, opening up some wonderfully creative ways to display them in your homes.
Have you heard of a spring bulb lasagna? It’s an easy way to create a beautiful spring bulb potted display that will reward you with flowers from late winter through the whole spring season. The concept is simple. Planting in layers allows bulbs that flower at different times to share the same pot meaning that as one finishes blooming another is ready to take its place. It’s the ultimate space-saving gardening hack! We have just planted two bulb lasagna pots to sit either side of our front door. Here’s what we did if you’d like to make your own.
Soap making is great fun and makes a lovely homemade gift. However, it’s so easy to fall into the trap of buying loads of supplies just to try out a craft. Why not start out by upcycling a couple of bars of store-bought soap before you take the plunge and fill yet another cupboard full of supplies. In this upcycled soap tutorial we show you how you can try out soap making at home with just a couple of items from the supermarket – you may even have them in your cupboard at home already!
Have you seen the price of cute stationery these days? My daughter really wanted a pretty academic diary for the start of her new school year and I really didn’t want to pay for it – so we made our own! In this tutorial we show you how to make fabric covered books quickly and cheaply at home with gorgeous results.
Learn how to make an adorable Teasel Hedgehog out of a teasel seed head in our super easy tutorial. We love to craft with things that we find in the garden, or while out on a walk. Getting the kids foraging for natural materials is a great way to occupy them. It also encourages them to look more closely at the wildlife around them.