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15 Easy Valentines DIY Projects

 Knit hearts for valentines

How fabulous are these crochet and knit hearts?! They would make a marvellous garland. From Flax and Twine.

Crochet heart sachets - DIY Valentine Projects

These little crochet hearts are easy enough that an advanced beginner would master it and it’s a little sachet! Via Petals to Picots

 DIY XL Cupids Arrow wall art

This is a fabulous DIY project that makes use of big cardboard tubes that come at the end of gift wrap. You need a little foresight from the christmas season I think but if you have some left over then get making! Via for the love of

 Hot glue and sprinkles Valentines DIY Project

How simple is this heart!? It’s made using hot glue and confetti! Not suitable for children unless you can ensure they won’t touch the hot glue but I don’t think it’s worth the risk of them burning their wee fingers. via Elizabeth Banks

 Valentines treat bags from Cosmo Cricket

These glitter goodie bags are very pretty! via Cosmo Cricket

 3d Fringe Heart DIY Project for Valentines

A 3d fringed heart from Minted blog 

 Heart Tea bags from Coco Mingo

These little heart tea bags are so pretty! From Coco Mingo

 Sew Sweet Upcycled sweaters to heart pillows

Upcycled sweater cushions in the shape of hearts are perfect for Valentines! Sew Sweet Vintage

Je Taime banner for Valentines

I LOVE this banner! I think it’s my favourite of all the Valentines day crafts I’ve seen ^_^ via View from the fridge

 Tissue Paper heart wreath wall art

A lovely, tissue paper heart is a great craft to do with the children this valentines day. via Crafts by Courtney

 Heart shaped washi tape frame for Valentines

I love washi tape crafts so this is a great idea for valentines! A washi tape photo frame is great for Valentines on a budget (hoping you have the tape already) from modpodgerocks

 Valentines Bedroom! Balloons for Valentines

This bed looks so lovely! If I wasn’t terrified of balloons I would love this lol. It’s just so OTT and a lot of thought went into it. That’s why I like it ^_^ Via Pink Pistachio

 Printable treat box for Valentines day

Printable gift box from Design Eat Repeat

 Light up marquee heart

I love this marquee light! It’s fabulous! via Tatertots and Jello

 Upcycled baby food jars
Courtney of Crafts by Courtney, did a marvellous job of repurposing baby food jars! I love the colour of these!
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A Tilda Filled Craft Space

How absolutely beautiful is this armoire full of craft projects?! Chihiro Kubota (one of my favourite stylists and photographers) has introduced me to this new craft superstar Hotta Yuriko via her KLAStyling blog. This room is FULL of handmade items using some old Tilda patterns (available via panduro hobby
I am really crazy about this patchwork tablecloth, even though I don’t think it’s a tablecloth, just a quilt top. I also am in love with the Sewing doll; one of my favourite tilda collections! 

These little canvas type decorations are made up using tilda fabrics, ribbons and scrapbook cut outs which are usually available with each collection.

Almost everything on these shelves was made up using the Tilda scrapbook paper or fabric.

This is a little peek into how the canvas art was made.

LOOK at that frame! We don’t get little wreath things like that over here in the UK do we?!  I want some of those vintage style gold handled scissors too. *Want want want* Change the record Claire!

I really do like these wreath’s and I’m really feeling inspired by those lovely wire bases that are available. You could create something simple and beautiful with one of those!

The tilda sewing doll used to be available as a kit and I think they’re still available in some places or already made up via somewhere like DaWanda where Tilda is very popular (in europe).

A little scrapbook paper basket and a fabric rosette! Simple ideas for using some pretty scrapbook patterned paper and/or fabric.

I would give anything to look at that scrapbook/photo album! I’m obsessed with the pink and yellow colour combination :p

Ok first I have to say… LOOK AT THAT PINK CASE! and then… using scrapbook paper to cover toilet rolls is a unique idea huh? Perfect for a guest bathroom I think.

The original tutorials were created and written by Hotta Yuriko, who owns the blog Favourite Carefree Yurimamma

Romantic Updates for Your Home

I love these ideas for adding little romantic touches to your home!

1. Line your cupboards with wallpaper or gift wrap to give an instant update; including drawers and doors.

2. Cover some storage tins in your pantry to add to the look.

3. Cut up old cereal boxes and cling film boxes to the correct dept of your drawers and cover using wallpaper or gift wrap that compliments the other you used. This will make beautiful drawer organisers!

4. Paint some old wooden boxes or plain boxes you can purchase at craft stores to store old photos, mail or documents.

5. Store toiletries and accessories in matching pretty jars and put on display

6. Store toiletries that are pink, mauve, cream and other such romantic colours in a rustic looking, wire basket and put on display or in the guest bedroom.

These are some beautiful ideas and all simple to create!
Image sources el mueble 

Air Dry Clay Gift Tags Tutorial

 air dry clay gift tags tutorial

Today we have a little snippet from Merry Makings magazine and a fabulous DIY project from Ayda of Cafenohut! Aren’t they wonderful?

 Supplies needed for clay gift tags tutorial

You will need:

•Air Dry Clay
•Scissors
•Rolling Pin
•Gold Pen or Paint
•Cookie Cutters
•Gold Thread or Twine
•Awl or Sharp Object to make small holes
•Little beads for added decorative interest

 Roll out your clay for gift tags


Cut off a lump of clay from your packet and knead until it can be easily rolled out. Be sure not to knead too much as the clay can become quite sticky and will more than likely stick to your surface.
Use any choice of cookie cutter to cut your shape and carefully remove. Poke a little hole and set aside to dry. It’s quite common with air dry clay for the edges to be a little rough, you can smooth those with sand paper after it dries.

 Doodle clay gift tags for christmas

Allow your tags to dry fully before you attempt to paint or you will destroy the nibs of your pen or your paint brush. Trust me! Once dry, decorate and doodle. Once paint or ink has dried you can use your gold thread to string up and add your little decorative bead.

black and gold christmas gift wrap ideas
 Black and gold gift wrap and clay tags tutorial
 clay gift tags
 Black and gold gift wrap tutorial

This is a little collage I created for you to pin as I know people a love a collage on pinterest ^_^

 painted air dry clay gift tags tutorial

If any of you make any of the crafts in the magazine don’t forget to add them to the heart handmade uk flickr group 


Free Christmas ‘Merry Makings’ Magazine

Craft Room Wall for Christmas in Merry makings magazine
I have to tell you, I have been working my butt off trying to get this christmas magazine set up for all of you to enjoy! I have had so much help and I hope you enjoy reading it ^_^
Christmas Scents in the free magazine - Merry Makings

The magazine has advice on filling your home with gorgeous scents for the holiday season ^_^

Handmade christmas gift ideas in merry makings magazine

Darling handmade christmas gifts!

Free christmas photo guide from merry makings magazine

New years eve table decor ideas from merry makings magazine

beaded snowflake tutorial in merry makings magazine
Christmas scrapbooking and memory keeping in merry makings magazine
Merry makings magazine contributors
Merry makings magazine contributors

And meet my gorgeous contributors to the magazine. This is all my lovely help and they’ve done such a wonderful job with their own crafts and articles. A huge thank you to them all!
Ayda Algin of CafenoHut
Janna Werner – scrapbooker extraordinaire!
Jordan Clarke of Stellaire Blog
Silvia Curti of Ghirlanda di popcorn
and Super Steph! Thank you so much guys ^_^
and now the magazine! —>

If any of you make any of the crafts in the magazine don’t forget to add them to the heart handmade uk flickr group 

Printable DIY Halloween Decor

How fabulous is this DIY halloween decor from Korean Crafter J Lee of LemonTree?! I’m not sure how she managed to get her table runner as a continuous roll but you could even make A4 paper placemats from your computer and if you happen to own a laminator then you could wipe clean and save again for next year! Check out this post from the graphics fairy for lots of halloween clip art you can print. 
I’m not sure where these printables are from or if they were stock images and printed at a professional printers. 
Don’t they look great?! I would love to know how to make the floating candles! I love those black candles, they’re so effective and you could easily make your own! 

You would want a dry night for halloween if you were to make these foam board head stones and little paper bag brooms.

Don’t they look fabulous for your front door ^_^

This is an easy DIY project and if you had foam board or paper for crafts you could easily make some quickly for tomorrow night! 

Seen via Living Joins

10 Easy Last Minute Halloween DIY Projects


I like this little cut paper letter banner but I LOVE the little bandit animals and the ghost zebra! oOooooo so today’s post is all about last minute decorating. I’m the queen of last minute DIY projects ^_^ these adorable little bandit masked animals are from the Merry Thought

This fabulous little painted pumpkin decor idea is from ‘it all started with paint’. 

This made me laugh. Because number 1, it’s adorable and number 2, good luck with that! You might be safer turning them into ghosts by just putting some sheets of white tissue paper over the top of the cat. My cat loves that. I’m constantly being haunted. Especially if something I’ve ordered has been wrapped in white tissue paper! This adorable DIY is from My White Idea.

The Amsterdam sky line on a lantern! Fabulous! I love all of the houses in Amsterdam, they’re so high and slim. From ‘Look What I Made‘ blog.

I love this hanging paper bats mobile, it’s an excellent idea! View the tutorial at Sweet Society.

ooh a ghost catcher! I love it! View the tutorial for the ghost catcher over at Pretty Prudent

This may not be such a super simple and really easy tutorial for last minute crafting but it was fantastic so I had to include it, from In My Own Style.

These posters are absolutely incredible! Templates and instructions are included in the post over at Say Yes To Hoboken.

Lynn and Lou created this fabulous halloween door mat tutorial.

Black yarn pom poms! Yay! What a great easy DIY project. View this over at House of Earnest.

Are you prepared for halloween?

Will you be making any Halloween DIY projects with your kids?