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In the Garden – Upcycled Candle Jars

How to Brighten Up Your Garden When You Rent (Part 3)

When I started on my mission to brighten up the garden last year; I knew I wanted to include handmade and upcycled elements, but this is sometimes easier said than done. This week I share some easy upcycled candle Jars!

In the garden

Because our outside space is somewhat limited; our garden is mostly grass, with some unruly hedges on one side, bordered by high fences. We have essentially a smallish square of decking, where we can actually sit. Therefore anything I do, is mostly to make this small space, more pleasant to sit in!

While I was already working on ideas; I knew I wanted to do something a little different…

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Getting to Know the Cricut EasyPress 2 *

Want to work with iron-on vinyl, making your own t-shirts, home accessories and more? You should try the Cricut EasyPress 2.

This is a sponsored conversation; written by me on behalf of Cricut. The following opinions and text are all my own.

Getting to know the Cricut EasyPress 2

I will be completely honest, I have never given much thought to iron-on projects. This isn’t to say I’ve never had the idea; I was under the impression; that Iron-on projects are too complex. As well as something at risk of being a bit of a fad, that I’d pay out for; before becoming bored with it; not using it or getting distracted with something else. 

This being the case, I haven’t really been aware of products to do this at home, though of course I know you can do certain projects at home with an iron. I don’t know the first thing about materials or methods…

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Getting to Know the Cricut Maker *

If there is any single craft item on my ultimate wish list; it is the Cricut Maker. The ultimate smart cutting machine! For someone that does as varied a selection of crafts as I do, it is truly a craft room must-have, for so many reasons.

This is a sponsored conversation; written by me on behalf of Cricut. All of The following opinions and text are my own.

Getting to know the Cricut Maker

The hard thing for me, is that it doesn’t come cheap, so is it something I could make the best use of? Is it right for me? What does it do? I’m sure there are others out there who feel the same way. If that’s you, read on!

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Shadow Box Frame Gift *

For Valentines day yesterday, Stu and I didn’t really have much planned. Neither of us really buy into the day; though we use it as an excuse to give each other a little present. And some chocolate (because any time is a good time for chocolate!). This year I decided I was going to make Stu something I’d promised a while ago; a shadow box frame gift!

Feel the Love

I was very kindly gifted a product within this post from Hobbycraft, the gifted item has been clearly marked with an *

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#CraftBlogClub Secret Santa 2018

It’s time to reveal the wonderful gifts from the #CraftBlogClub Secret Santa 2018!

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Though I arrange #CraftBlogClub now; I have been a part of it for so much longer. The annual Secret Santa is one of my favourite of the regular challenges and events throughout the #CraftBlogClub year.

I really like giving and receiving handmade gifts; and the wide range of crafts, and talents in #CraftBlogClub means it’s always a varied and fun activity at Christmas!

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Posted in Crafts, Cross-Stitch, Home, Home Decor, Other Craft, Seasonal Content

Blogmas 2018 – Handmade Decorations – Past Projects

Christmas crafting is something I have done for quite a long time, and I thought now would be a great time to share some older handmade decorations. Projects previously featured here on the blog, for those who haven’t seen them before.

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My “main” craft for a very long time, was cross-stitch, something I have plans to get back into more next year. A lot of my handmade decorations feature cross-stitching, so here are some posts I thought I would share from last year…

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Blogmas 2018 – Quick Handmade Christmas Projects

So there’s not long to go, but maybe you’re looking for some last minute gift ideas, here are some quick handmade Christmas projects that you can do, with things you can pick up affordably, or may even have around the house!

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We’ve all been there, where we’ve needed a quick last-minute gift idea, and if you have some time on your hands, you can make something yourself for that added handmade touch!

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Blogmas 2018 – Handmade Decorations – Bauble Wreath

For the first post in my Blogmas 2018 series I will be sharing how I made my gorgeous bauble wreath! This was so fun to make, and looks SO good hanging in my hallway.

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This was a really fun piece to make, and so simple too. They are so versatile and it is possible to make them using all kinds of Christmas decorations. I used simple spherical baubles, and some a beaded strand to make the one in this post.

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My Upcycled Craft Room – Statement Notice Board *

My craft room has possibly been my longest running work-in-progress and may never be finished! But that is life as a creative person right? In this post I share a fun, quick upcycled notice board project!

This post contains a gifted product in return for an honest review*

My Upcycled Craft Room

The craft room room is a blend of repurposed and upcycled furniture; as well as handmade doors for my craft cupboard, and a variety of handmade decorative pieces.

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12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Sock Snowmen – Tutorial

This year I was looking for some fun festive craft projects, and today I thought I’d share a tutorial for these cute sock snowmen!

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I’ve seen a few sock snowman projects over the last couple of years, and really wanted to make them, but never got around to it. Part of it was the thought that these things aren’t as easy as they look! I’m sure we’ve all been there, right?

These are EASY! I made these two in one evening. They’re incredibly cute, and extremely versatile, I’m sure you can find many alternatives with a simple Google search, but I stuck with the traditional snowman.

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