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A deeper look into Mothering Sunday and What it Means to Me

I feel like there are 3 parts to Mothers Day   The love I have for my mother. The love that I have for my children as a mother. Then the strong women in my life who are like mothers to me. We tend to use the day to celebrate, give thanks to the women in our lives. For all they do and have done for us over the years. The word Mother is a powerful word in every walk of life, there is nothing quite like your mum. I... Read More

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The Crafty Arts Ultimate ‘How-To’ Easter Crafts Guide

Besides the chocolate, Easter crafts have got to be the absolute best thing about Easter. It’s the perfect opportunity to whip out your craft kits and create the cutest DIY easter decorations, gifts and cards to help you celebrate this special holiday. Here at Crafty Arts we love a good Easter craft session, so we’ve created this bumper how-to guide with some of our absolute favourite Easter craft tutorials. Let’s get started: How to Make An Easter Bunny Wreath   If you want to make something unique this Easter, it... Read More


How to create your very own D.I.Y Letter Signage in 4 different ways

How to make your own Letter Sign     Here is a short How to Video   One of the biggest trends on Pinterest and the crafting websites is signs and lettering. Now you can buy these premade at sometimes extortionate rate or can be a bit crafty and thrifty and Do It Yourself. Now all of these are pretty easy and you should be able to make yours in just one sitting. I have a real love for fonts and lettering, especially mine and HTB’s (Husband To Be) initials,... Read More


How to Make your Own Save The Date Cards

Want to make your own save the date cards? Opting for DIY save the dates is a great way to save money, so we salute you! Not sure where to start? Well, you’re in luck! Read on for some first-hand advice on everything from choosing a theme to the practicalities of DIY save the dates. How to choose your wedding theme: Save the Dates Save the dates are fairly new to the wedding industry but every wedding I have been to in the past few years has been pre-invited to... Read More

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How To Make Your Own Candles

I absolutely love candles, I have them all around my house, on the windowsills, in the bathroom, in my bedroom and a food smell neutralising one in my kitchen. There is just something about burning scented candles that relaxes me and calms me down after a long day at work and with the kids. I also just love the way they make my front room look in the evenings when it’s time to chill with no other light on just me, my partner, my candles and a good book. So... Read More


5 Easy DIY Wedding Decorations That’ll Save You Money

Wedding on a budget? No problem! DIY wedding decorations are the ultimate money-saving tactic without compromise. With a few simple materials and a spare weekend or two you can produce stunning wedding decorations that will wow your guests and earn you more than a few ‘smug points’ along the way. We’ve got five ideas for easy peasy DIY wedding decorations for you to try, plus plenty of fantastic materials to help you make them. Let’s get cracking, shall we? Framed Glass Glamour Image source:   How beautiful is this?... Read More


Acrylic Mediums: What they Do and How To use Them?

Acrylic mediums are a wonderful choice for painting. It is a fast drying and water based, which means that it is easy to clean up. You can accomplish great paintings in a smaller time frame than you would with oils. If you make an error with acrylic mediums, it is easy to let the paint dry and repaint the image. To achieve different looks, you can add different mediums to the paint. Applying too much water or too much medium to the paint can cause overthinning, this dilutes the acrylic... Read More


The Perfect DIY Wedding Planning Advice for Crafty Brides

Planning is vital when it comes to weddings and I would definitely class myself as a DIY Crafty bride. Not sure where to start planning your DIY wedding? I talked to a lot of people about weddings. Our families are great and are not expecting us to invite cousins and their friends. That we have little or no relationship with etc. Over the years I have heard horror stories of parental pressure to invite people you barely know. I am going to say it again, this is your day. If they... Read More


A New Year a New Hobby, What are you going to try?

With the start of the new year, it is always excited to try something new. Luckily, we live in a world where we can learn how to do anything from the comfort of our own home. Starting a New Year hobby is easy with the many varieties of learning opportunities available to us: Video’s –  Youtube has thousands of easy to follow instructive videos that we can learn from. Step by Steps – Blogs have How To’s, there are Art and Craft courses are available all over the world. We... Read More


Pantone Colour Of The Year 2018 : Ultra Violet

The Pantone Colour of the Year 2018 has finally been revealed as the gorgeous Ultra Violet. This may not mean much to you at the moment but you will start this colour a lot more from the clothes that you buy to the paint in your house. It will slowly infiltrate your life without you even being aware of it. Colours and Trends Trends come and go, subject matters, plants (cacti and succulents are still going strong) craft gins, craft coffees, food you name it. Pantone has a global input on... Read More


Get your skates on with ITV’s Dancing on Ice 2018 and Sequin Art

Dancing on ice and sequin art are made for one another. With the show starting this Sunday, this Ice Skate Sequin Art kit is the perfect project for you to work on while you watch the show. When is it on? This Sunday 7th Jan at 6pm and will be running for the next 10 weeks. Returning this year as presenters on the ITV show with be Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield. Before we get stuck in to our Dancing on Ice and sequin art project, here’s a peek at... Read More

storage hacks wall space 02/01/2018

5 Crafty Storage Hacks to Organise Your Creativity

How’s your craft room looking? If you’re constantly rummaging, searching and scrabbling around to find the bits and bobs you need, then you may be in need of a few good storage hacks. As keen crafters ourselves, we’ve picked up loads of great organisation hacks for storing our craft materials along the way, and we’re going to share them with you. Sharing is caring, after all. Our top 5 storage hacks: Marvellous Jars Image source: listinspired / thecoloringbook / jessicapetersonphoto Is there anything you can’t use a mason jar for?... Read More

DIY christmas crackers edible 19/12/2017
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DIY Christmas Crackers: Crafty Ideas With a Festive Snap

Hands up, who’s grown tired of supermarket Christmas crackers? Yep, us too. But there is a solution: DIY Christmas crackers. Crackers are a festive tradition that have been an integral part of Christmas dinner proceedings since, well…forever. But inside these glittering, enticing things so often lies disappointment. Every year we get sigh-worthy jokes that we’ve heard a thousand times before, plus a naff plastic item that soon finds its way into the bin or (if it’s lucky) the bottom of that ‘miscellaneous’ kitchen drawer, never to be seen again. So... Read More

hygge crafts 19/12/2017

How to Hygge: 4 Hygge Craft Ideas for a Cosy Home

Not sure how to hygge? With these four hygge craft ideas you can cosy up and enjoy the winter season in true Danish fashion, and all without ever leaving the fireside. For those who aren’t too familiar, hygge (‘hue-guh’) is a Danish word used to describe moments that are cosy, charming and special, and it’s become something of a lifestyle choice for many. Characterised by glowing firelight, warmth and delicious food and drink, it’s little wonder hygge has taken the entire world by storm. To get you started, here are... Read More


How to make your own Christmas Jumper ready for Christmas Jumper Day

Here I show you how to make your own Christmas Jumper ready for Christmas Jumper day! Well, this Christmas you don’t have to wear the same brightly coloured jumper as everyone else. You and your family can now wear matching jumpers made with your own fair hands. You can do it, choose your own colour pallet and add as much sparkle and baubles as you like, but the best thing is it is really simple.               Sweatshirt Felt Pom Pom trim Posca pens  Scissors... Read More

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How to Get the Kids involved this Christmas: Christmas Crafts

Christmas is personal to everyone and it’s important to get the kids involved. I am going to show you an easy craft for the whole family. We all have our own traditions at Christmas, from the order of the day to things we have to do (turkey sandwich no matter how full we are). Even the things we don’t do (like tinsel on the Christmas tree). People get funny about the word Xmas (which is my pet hate). The term Merry Christmas (as it should be) and Happy Christmas (no... Read More


Stuck for Christmas Gift Ideas? Here is this year’s Staff Picks for 2017

It can be so hard finding gift ideas for Christmas.  Here are a selection of potential gift ideas for your friends and family. Here at Crafty Arts we are always working hard to bring you new and exciting products, so here our team are going to talk about their favourite products. Hopefully to inspire you in your Christmas shopping this year. We are a mix of personalities from crafters, artists, stationary lovers and all those in between. Image Source: Unslash @MarkusSpiske     Caran D’ache Pencil Sharpener I asked Jon... Read More


Don’t be a Donkey is a new card game to play at Christmas

Don’t be a Donkey is a new card game to play at Christmas. This is a fast paced game for the family. It’s a carrot grabbing swapping game that will keep you on your toes.   Last week on ITV’s “How to Spend It Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield”. Don’t be a Donkey was rated as one of the top children’s games to play at Christmas. It’s a game not just to played by the children, but one for the adults to join in too.   Image Source: The Sun... Read More

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How to Make Your Own D.I.Y Glass Ornaments for Christmas

Making your own D.I.Y glass ornaments for the Christmas tree is a great D.I.Y project. The great thing about a project like this is that doesn’t take a lot of time to make the different variations of baubles and it is something fun and exciting to do. This is a quick easy project and looks great. For those of you who would like to create something personal but don’t have a lot of time then this is the craft for you!   Getting Started Make Time: 15 minutes What you... Read More

DIY Christmas gifts 24/11/2017

3 DIY Christmas Gifts People Will Actually Want

Out of ideas for gifts this Christmas? DIY Christmas gifts are the way to go. Personal, adorable and made with love, homemade gifts are the best way to show your friends and family how much you care, and you’ll get lots of creativity brownie points too. So if you love a creative project and want to make something truly unique for your loved ones this year, take a look at these three DIY Christmas gift ideas from the team here at Crafty Arts, complete with handy shopping lists for all... Read More