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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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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 

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?

10 Inspiring Halloween DIY Tutorials

10 Inspiring DIY Halloween Tutorials and Projects

Welcome to todays post! First I must say a thank you to mysocalledcraftylife for creating such a marvellous halloween garland which you can see further on down this post ^_^

DIY Marquee letters for Halloween Tutorial

These halloween marquee letters are absolutely wonderful! To get the full instructions visit Lolly Jane.

A Spooky Bedroom decorated perfectly for Halloween

I love this bedroom! The black cast iron style bed frame makes the halloween decor look so very effective! View the post over at theDIYdreamer.

Boo! Embroidered Black stitched and lace embroidery hoop wall art tutorial

This embroidery hoop art is beautiful! I think it would look perfect in my home as I don’t really decorate for Halloween but I would have some of these, so very feminine little embroidery hoops! View this over at Do Small Things With Love.

Ghosts in a jar DIY

ohOohohoh ghosts in a jar! Marvellous. Like a snow globe, only not at all like a snow globe. you know what i mean! Mason Jar Crafts Love created this marvellous DIY

Spooky Illustrated Garland

My So Called Crafty Life created this beautiful garland from Alexander Henrys ghastlies fabric.

Making Fake Breath Potion for a Halloween Party

Oooh! I always dream of my home looking like a haunted house set, with all the shelves covered in apothecary jars and fake cobwebs! View the tutorial on how to make this potion.

Doily Painted Candles Tutorial

oOooh How marvellous is Martha Stewart with her stencils and glass paint! Madigan Made, made full use of these products in making these lovely candle holders.

Decoupage cup handles DIY Tutorial

I love this! All the test tubs are marvellous and the handles of these cups have been decoupaged and glitter for Halloween.

Owl Wreath Tutorial

A beaded, beautiful and simple wreath for the front of your door. More autumnal probably, I apologise! It’s still beautiful. View here.

Spider Web and Fake Spider Tutorials

oOoOo spooky spider web wreath tutorial!

Do any of you decorate for halloween?

Will you make any of the tutorials featured here today?  

15 DIY Tutorials for Autumn & Halloween

15 DIY Projects for Autumn and Halloween Gold Spooky Postcard by lovelyindeed
Welcome to this post! I hope you are feeling creative and excited about Halloween coming! I haven’t just included Halloween in here because it can be easier to add a few autumnal touches about the home as decor. Personally I don’t decorate for halloween, it’s not really a huge holiday over here. An excuse to get drunk and an excuse for kids to terrorise everyone (depending on where you live of course!) 
I absolutely LOVE how gold and sparkly these postcards look, these have been created using gold leaf, which is why the gold is so lovely and bright. Such lovely handwriting too! 
Autumn Flower Centrepieces DIY Tutorial
Flowers are one of my favourite things ever. I love how the colours change with the season and I love finding tutorials about flower arranging because I am terrible at it! The chic site has created this wonderful tutorial for creating a centrepiece for your dinner table. Beautiful! 

DIY Blood Candles Tutorial for Halloween

Aren’t these candles wonderful! I’m certain the original DIY came from Martha Stewart, but didn’t all the crafts that have ever been invented come from that woman? I saw the DIY on Ciloubidouille.

Spooky Bats In Pots Halloween Tutorial


This is a fantastic little DIY project for plant pots! I might even end up sticking bats in my regular plants. I just need to attach them to wire and poke them in the pot. I do have burlap but it’s a wide weave. I like this little display. Perfect for a kids party!

Autumn Bird and Leaf Wreath

Does your front door need to get a bit more autumnal? This wreath is a marvellous option! It’s so beautifully made. The birds and billy buttons just make it perfect!

DIY Felt WItches Hat

Delia Creates has made this beautiful witches hat! There are many more little hats on the post ^_^

Chalk Paint Tins Halloween DIY Tutorial

Sweet Paul magazine created these chalk painted tins for Halloween and I can’t believe the chalk art on those things!

DIY Spray Painted Twig Wreath for the Halloween Front Door

Spray paint the twigs! There are beads on this lovely wreath too. You can see the close up detail over at The Cards We Drew blog.

Free Harry Potter Printable for Halloween

I love this printable from Persia Lou. It’s very lovely and could be kept all year as beautiful art work.

DIY Sweater Pumpkins Tutorial

Deb Kennedy has created some fabulous tutorials for sweater pumpkins and they’re beautiful!

Free Printable Skull Silouhettes

Another lovely printable from Persia Lou blog. I love that Edgar Alan Poe book! Sorry, I just noticed it while typing haha! A Mr and Mrs Skull Silouhette printable.

DIY Cinnamon Mulling Sticks for homemade apple cider tutorial

These DIY cinnamon mulling sticks are going to be perfect up until the new year! For homemade apple cider and anything you want to put a cinnamon stick in. I love these smells in autumn ^_^ Don’t eat the stick though! Your whole face will turn inside out. These would do well with the old mulled wine on christmas day.

DIY Sweater Pumpkin Tutorials

I do love pumpkins, in all forms! White Sweater Pumpkins will make gorgeous decor in your home. You could do the same with velvet too.

Halloween Style Lace Earring Holder from Tattooed Martha

Recently I featured a lace earring tutorial, so I had to feature this spider web lace tutorial! I think I have some old tights from a halloween long past that I could try this with if they’re fish net.

Easy Yarn Pumpkin Tutorial for Halloween

A lovely yarn and string pumpkin! How marvellous!

Will you be making any of these Halloween DIY projects? 

10 Easy DIY Projects for Autumn

Easy Cork Coasters - 10 Simple DIY projects for Autumn/Fall
If you’re new around here, the first thing you need to know is that I am super lazy. If there’s a super easy craft or simple DIY project I am all over it! This first diy and featured a little later on in this post, it was from a cork board that was destined for the recycling center. I drew some leaves and made a template and simply cut them out of the cork to use as coasters. Done and done!
Glitter Fairy Cupcake Toppers for Fall/Autumn featured on @hearthandmadeuk

I love vintage fairy cupcake toppers. I LOVE them! I also love all the beautiful, warm and rich colours that autumn provides. Movita Beaucoup (or Rachael!) did a great job in painting these beautiful little fairies and adding glitter and decorative flowers as tutus!

Leaf Lanterns by Craft and Creativity for Autumn/Fall featured on Hearthandmadeuk

Of course Helena of Craft and Creativity did a wonderful job with these autumn leaf lanterns. So beautiful and festive ^_^

Autumn Necklace Tutorial from Ruche Magazine 2011 featured on @hearthandmadeuk

This necklace full of felt, cut up crochet doilies, vintage buttons and love! You can view the tutorial for this necklace in the autumn edition of Ruche Magazine from 2011.

DIY Burlap and Acorn Candle Holders Autumn DIY Project

Anyone got some jars lying around? Find yourself some burlap, glue and acorns and you can make these beautiful candle holders! Victoria did a great job with these ^_^

Crochet Doily Pumpkin DIY Project for Fall/Autumn

I love this image of a pumpkin covered in crochet doilies! It epitomises autumn for me. Allyson used a corn flour/starch mix so the ‘glue’ is only temporary and can be washed off. I find it an awful shame that people don’t eat all the pumpkins! Pumpkin pie and vanilla ice cream is one of my favourites at this time of year!

Beaded Fabric Leaves Autumn/Fall DIY Tutorial

One of the reasons I chose this garland tutorial/diy idea was the tartan fabric used in one of the leaves! It reminds me of autumn; when I was growing up we had a red scratchy (wool), tartan blanket that came out at this time of year. Now I love tartan and herringbone fabrics this time of year and they are PERFECT for autumn crafts. View this lovely DIY over at Bobbi Levin’s blog and if you have a moment, take some time to donate to the Fistula Project in Uganda. Read all about the Fistula Project here.

Painted Gold Acorn Napkin Rings Simple DIY for Autumn

Parties for pennies blog did a marvellous job with these painted acorn napkin rings! It’s super simple, super cheap and a really smart idea! Perfect for a thanksgiving table, don’t you think? I know it’s a while away yet but it’s just pretty for this time of year!

DIY Coasters and Polka Dot Glass Tutorial for Autumn

The diy mentioned at the top of this post! I also made a polka dot glass using ring binder protective stickers and a gold oil based paint marker. Simple. So simple it doesn’t really need photo instructions.

Scrap Fabric Acorn Garland by Jessica Peck featured on hearthandmadeuk

A scrap fabric, acorn garland is a great DIY project idea and a great little decorative touch that you can create in any colour. Jessica made a fabulous garland for her little girls room.

Book page and autumn leaf DIY Project for Fall

I really like this book page and leaf banner tutorial from Simple as that blog.

Will you be making any of these DIY projects?