Craft ideas and projects

Fancy a bit of crafting? Take a look at our crafts projects you can do yourself.

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by Emily Gilbert |

There's something lovely about getting to work on something crafty that has your own stamp on it and if you're looking for your next project to get started on, we've got lots of ideas for you to take a look at below.

Paper-flowers

DIY paper flowers

While there are plenty of brilliant faux flower options available to buy, if you love crafts and DIY projects, you might want to have a go at making your own out of paper. From colourful bouquets to showstopping flower walls, you can let your imagination and creativity run wild when it comes to paper flowers.

Face masks
Face masks

DIY Face mask

If you're in need of a face mask but want something a little different, why not try making your very own reusable one? They're very easy to make and can be easily washed after each wear, so you'll also be doing your bit for the environment too!

flower pot people

Make your own flower pot people

Whether you're looking for a way to entertain your grandchildren or simply want a quick and easy craft to do one afternoon, this flower pot lady is the ideal solution. A sweet addition to any garden, don't be surprised if you soon have a full up line of flower pot people!

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Beeswax wrap

Reusable DIY beeswax wraps

Beeswax wraps are perfect for all sorts of storage, from wrapping up sandwiches, cakes or fruit to covering bowls of oats or cereal and pasta. And while there are plenty of beeswax wraps on the market to buy, if you're feeling creative, you can have a go at making your very own beeswax wrap at home with our handy guide.

peg bag

Make your own peg bag

Do you want to make your own peg bag, but not sure where to start? Well, luckily for you we've found the perfect step-by-step guide to help you out. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, here's a fantastic place to start when it comes to creating your own peg bag.

Macrame planter

How to make a macrame plant hanger

Hanging pots are a big trend right now with many high street stores featuring them in their current ranges. But it's really easy to create your own with this simple project.

women crafting together

Easter crafts

There are plenty of reasons to get excited about Easter. Not only do you get to feast on lots of chocolate and hot cross buns but we get some beautiful spring weather and, best of all, there’s a four-day weekend to enjoy it all.

If you’re looking to get into the Easter spirit, or perhaps you’re looking for a fun way to pass the time, there are lots of exciting arts and crafts you can get up to.

teacup feeder in plant pot

Make a teacup bird feeder

Feeding the birds is a good way to attract them into your garden, and we've found an easy handmade feeder anyone can make. All it takes is a rummage around in your dresser – or at your local charity shop – for an old teacup.

knitted dachshund dog

Crochet a dachshund dog

We love sausage dogs and this crochet version is an adorable version that will make a lovely gift or a sweet companion for your shelf or sideboard.

Make a syringe driver bag

A syringe driver is a small portable battery-powered machine, about the size of a pencil case, which administers a continuous dose of painkiller or other medication. Making a brightly coloured washable bag to hold the driver is a great way to allow patients to move about easier and to cover the clinical-looking drivers with cheerful fabric.

baby play mat

DIY baby play mat

Know someone who is expecting a baby? Why not have a go at making this adorable DIY baby play mat, made up of remnants of felt and fabric. It's a great chance to make a really personal gift for a gorgeous bundle of joy.

Sew a glasses case

This neat case is ideal for your sunglasses or reading glasses and will slip easily into your handbag. The padded fabric will protect your eyewear when you are out and about.

glasses case

Have a go at block printing

Fancy having a go at something new? Block printing is great for printing your own wrapping paper or even making artistic and creative prints to frame and the best bit - it's easier than you think! We've put together all the things and instructions you need to get started with woodblock printing and lino printing.

block printing

Try Ikebana - the art of Japanese flower arranging

If you find flower arranging a calming and creative experience where you can be mindful while getting closer to nature, Japanese flower arranging could be just the hobby for you.

While most florists arrange flowers by what looks most aesthetically pleasing to the eye, traditional Japanese flower arranging follows ancient principles, meaning branches and flowers are placed at different angles to represent heaven (ten), Earth (chi) and man (jin).

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