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Puzzle Your Way to Relaxation: The Therapeutic Benefits of Puzzling

Let me tell you about the joys of taking time out with a puzzle. It’s not just a pastime but a therapeutic experience that helps you unwind and relax. The art of puzzles is not just about putting the pieces together but also about experiencing the satisfaction of a job well done. The feeling of accomplishment that comes with completing a puzzle is unbeatable. The benefits of puzzles are not just limited to mental stimulation but also have physical benefits. Puzzles have been known to improve memory, cognitive function, and... Read More


Embrace the Joys of Camping: Experience the Great Outdoors in 2023!

As camping season is upon us, it’s time to lace up those hiking boots, breathe in the fresh air, and embrace the wonders of the great outdoors. Camping offers an exhilarating escape from our busy lives, providing a perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature, bond with loved ones, and create lasting memories. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or a first-timer, there’s something magical about immersing yourself in the beauty of nature. In this blog post, we will delve into the joys of camping, explore exciting camping festivals in the UK... Read More


Colour Your World: How Tie Dyeing Can Brighten Up Your Wardrobe and Your Life

Are you looking for a fun and easy way to spice up your wardrobe? Well, look no further than the wonderful world of tie-dyeing! In this blog, we’ll go over some of the basics of tie-dyeing and give you some tips on how to get started on your own colourful creations. So, grab your rubber bands and let’s get started! Firstly, let’s talk about how easy tie-dyeing can be. With a few simple materials and some creativity, you can turn plain white clothes into a colourful masterpiece in no time.... Read More


Beginner’s Guide to Origami: Top Tips and Tricks for Mastering the Art

Origami is one of the easiest crafts to start with. It’s a wonderful way to create beautiful paper creations using just your hands and a few basic folds. If you’re a beginner looking to try your hand at origami, here are some top tips to get you started: Start with simple designs: It’s important to start with simple designs, such as a paper crane or a frog, to get a feel for the folding techniques. Once you’ve mastered these basic designs, you can move on to more complex ones. Choose... Read More


Beyond the Brush: Embrace the Delicate Beauty of Soft Pastels

Unleash your creativity with Derwent’s vibrant soft pastels! In this blog post, we’ll delve into the captivating world of these versatile mediums, exploring their vibrant colours, exceptional range, and providing tips for working with them. Whether you’re a beginner eager to embark on a new artistic journey or an experienced artist looking to elevate your skills, Derwent’s soft pastels are the perfect medium to ignite your imagination and bring your artistic visions to life. Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich pigments and endless possibilities of Derwent’s soft pastels!... Read More


Relax and Unwind with Painting by Numbers: A Beginner’s Guide

Painting by numbers is one of the most therapeutic and enjoyable hobbies out there. It’s a delightful hobby that provides a sense of accomplishment while also promoting mental well-being. Not only is it easy to get started, but the range of designs available ensures that there is something for everyone to enjoy. When it comes to mental health benefits, painting by numbers can work wonders. Focusing on the task at hand can help reduce stress and anxiety, while the sense of accomplishment from completing a painting can boost self-esteem and... Read More


Pigma Micron Fineliners – Why they are a Must-Have for Artists

Why Pigma Micron Fineliners are a Must-Have If you’re reading this, chances are you’re on the hunt for the perfect fineliner. Well, look no further than the Pigma Micron Fineliners – the crème de la crème of the fineliner world. But first, let’s start with the basics. Fineliners are a type of pen with a fine, precise tip that is perfect for detail work, outlining, and technical drawing. They come in a variety of tip sizes, colours, and ink types, making them a versatile tool for any artist. Now, onto... Read More


Top Easter Craft Projects

Who doesn’t love an Easter craft project? We certainly do at Crafty Arts! We’ve rounded up some of best Easter craft projects from Pinterest to inspire ourselves, and hopefully you, to get creative. The following tutorials and projects are all easy to do with small hands as well as big hands using materials that you can may already have at home (and we can certainly help out with the last few things you may need) Tissue Paper Easter Eggs All you need is tissue paper, water, eggs and some newspaper... Read More


Gingerbread House Tutorial

Here at Crafty Arts, you know we love anything that is handmade. We have already shown you how to create some unique naming tags for your gifts this year, so we thought we would also share with you how to make some adorable gingerbread houses, out of cardboard and other items you might already have around the house. Items needed: Step 1 Once you have printed out the gingerbread template provided, trace or plot out the same design onto your cardboard, here is where you can adjust the size to... Read More


Finding the perfect Advent Calendar

Need the perfect Advent Calendar? Now the jingle bells are slowly starting to creep up on us, we show case some of our favourite ways to count down to the big day… First up for the puzzle lover, we have this amazing advent calendar from Gibsons puzzles. Start your Christmas countdown with the stunning Christmas Adventures Puzzle advent calendar. With 24 doors, you can unbox a puzzle surprise every single day. Illustrated by Claire McElfatrick, this show stopping box is filled to the brim with 24 festive adventures as each... Read More


Introducing Rosa Fine Art Materials

Rosa is one of the leading manufacturers in Ukraine for production and creation of professional art supplies, hobby and decorating materials too. With 26 years of experience in art production, they carefully study market trends, and customer feedback to truly refine their products to be the best that they can be. Combining time-honoured traditions with modern techniques, deep attention to detail and challenging ideas to make their products to satisfy the highest of requirements, and help people of all ages and artistic levels open and realize their creative potential. Here... Read More


Our new website is live!

It’s been just over a week that we have had our new website. Thank you for all of your lovely feedback we really appreciate it. We would not have been able to do this without the help of Visualsoft. It was a very long process, but it has paid off and looks great. So we thank you! We have been working with Visualsoft for almost ten years, and they have helped us every step of the way from website changes, to even our massive product uploads. They are such an... Read More


Happy Father’s Day

To all the wonderful Dads, step-Dad’s and father figures there, we celebrate you. From the times you held us when we cried, or fixed our favourite toy, celebrated our acheivements with us or picked us up and dusted us off when life threw curveballs at us, we want to say thank you. To celebrate our dads this Father’s Day we wanted to share some our favourite memories, accidents and just general times our Dad’s were our heros! Breaking Vases and Breaking Down Barriers Hanna: I have been lucky enough in... Read More


Cute FIMO Easter bunnies

Tutorial by STAEDTLER Easter is just around the corner and what better way to get into the Easter spirit than by crafting Easter themed projects. We’re starting this week with Easter bunnies made with Fimo Clay. These bunnies can be made in 3 easy steps and are ideal for little hands. What you need: Fimo Soft – White Fimo Soft – Pale Pink Fimo Soft – Sahara Lumocolour Pemanent Pen (optional – any marker is fine) Fimo Bead Piercing Needles Fimo Blades (adult supervision needed) Baking Paper Ovenproof Glass String... Read More


Celebrating 30 years of creativity & Our Competition Winners

WE’RE 30!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!! First off, let us start with a massive THANK YOU to all our customers. Without you and your support, we never would have made it here and what an incredible journey it has been. Through recessions to pandemics, our passion for arts and crafts has never wavered and we’ve weathered every storm with the loyalty and hard work of our customers and our team. I know a lot of our customers know our story, but for those that don’t, Crafty Arts was born in... Read More


Getting Creative at Christmas with Creativ

This year we have some great creative Christmas craft boxes from Creativ, one of our best crafting suppliers. The boxes are packed with goodies, more than enough to keep you and the kids busy over the festive period. Traditional Christmas Box This creative box contains: silk clay, foam clay, sticky base, self-adhesive googly eyes, assorted colours chenille stems, assorted colours pom poms, silk ribbon, metalic chenille stems, bells,, pine cones, assorted sizes wooden beads, cotton thread, giant polyacrylic yarn, assorted colours craft felt sheets, artificial snow and assorted sizes wooden... Read More


Best Homemade Christmas Gifts on Pinterest 2020

Christmas is just round the corner, 6 weeks away to be exact. Which is great because it gives us enough time to make some homemade Christmas gifts on a budget. 1.Make your own lip balm by I really like this gift as it is has three simple ingredients that you need to make the lip balm. It’s children friendly, so it is also something that you can make with the kids. 2. Candy Sleigh by This is a great stocking filler for the kids, these instructions are using... Read More

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Get your advent calendar in time for Christmas

The advent calendar has been around for centuries, they started off with a piece of candy behind each window and the progressed to chocolate over the years. Fast forward to now, there are so many types of advent calendars to the point that we are spoilt for choice. The last couple of years I have been receiving a makeup advent calendar, which is full of goodies and something nice to look forward to for every day in the month of December. This year we are excited to be introducing the... Read More

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Plaid FolkArt Outdoor Acrylic Paint

FolkArt by Plaid knows it’s Acrylic paints, this brand is well known for its craft paint and is one of our most popular ranges for indoor and outdoor crafts. The FolkArt Outdoor Acrylic Colours suits all types of artists and crafters. Working on all types of surfaces from wooden signs, fences, stone fountains as well as metal, tin, terracotta, wood and other outdoor craft surfaces to add a touch of colour and shine The paint can be used outside because it has specially formulated protective finish. We sell a FolkArt... Read More


Surfaces & Mediums and which to choose by Murray Marvel

Surfaces, where do we start? I have been asked to write a blog on what different surfaces do for all mediums. Hopefully, I will break down each surface. I have used a lot of different papers and different mediums as an artist but I am always still learning. Experimenting and finding my own journey through art. As a multi-media artist, I use a vast array of different surfaces, some for multiple different mediums. Not just to suit the medium I may be using, but also it depends on what effects... Read More