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Handmade Button Heart Decoration

My friend bought me this cute heart decoration for my birthday which gave me the idea to attempt to make my own. I also had some cream buttons that were perfect for this project.
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I started by feeding the buttons onto thin wire. Feeding the wire through the holes or through the loop depending on the button type.
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I then fed a strip of galvanised wire through the back of the looped buttons to give structure to the decoration and make it easier to bend into a sturdy shape.
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I then attached the two ends of the galvanised wire by twisting the ends together. Once the wires were secured I bent the wire into a heart shape.

To make the decoration even sturdier I took some of the thinner wire and wrapped it between each button to secure them further to the galvanised wire. To finish I attached some beige ribbon to the back of the heart decoration and completed with a bow.

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Free Crochet Jewellery Patterns

I was searching on Twitter yesterday and came across a cute free crochet design for a Peter Pan collar. This also lead me to a great website called The Making Spot which contains lots of fantastic craft designers, ideas, free crochet patterns and lots more.

I thought I’d share with you a couple of free crochet jewellery designs that I came across today, I’m definitely going to start by making this cute peter Pan collar designed by Carol Meldrum.

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Crochet Pattern: Crazy Ruffle Ring

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Paper Clip Bookmark – Free Printable

paperclip bookmarksI discovered these Free Luxury Best of British Papers in my Craft Beautiful magazine a few weeks ago and decided today I would make something with them!

I’m forever using post it notes as bookmarks so I thought I’d create something a bit more fun! I downloaded the free printable and created the bookmarks in Photoshop but they could also be made by simply printing the papers and then cutting and sticking them together??

I cut a slit in the middle of the design and simply pushed a paper clip through.

If anybody fancies making some bookmarks or needs any free papers check out Craft Beautiful’s archive, they have a nice collection.
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handmade paper clip bookmarks

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Handmade Lantern made from a Glass Jar….

handmade lantern made from glass jarsIt’s been a while since my last post but I’ve been busy making these cute handmade lanterns. Made from glass jars, spray paint and garden string they are really easy and inexpensive to make. With summer not to far away I think these would look great scattered around the garden with tea lights…..what do you think???
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Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas…

Mothers day is only a few days away so I thought id share with you some handmade mother’s day gift ideas I’ve found.My favourite is No8 Oh happy day’s free printable mother’s day breakfast flags and messages. I’ve included my very own handmade string heart, let me know what your favourite handmade mother’s day gift is….
handmade mothers day gift ideas
1.Mother’s day cupcake topper
2.Pretty fabric covered plant pots.
3.Handmade 3D letter – Spell out MUM or Mothers initial?
4.A photo bookmark for mum
5.Upcycled tin can vase/plant pot.
6.Scented draw liners – Free template
7.Hand painted “I Love U” pebbles
8.Mothers day breakfast – Free printable
9. I love you this much cute card
10. Handmade string love heart

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Eat Me Cake and Food Toppers – Free Template

I’ve been busy this week making and designing all sorts of things for a Mad Hatters Tea Party I’m attending in April (I’ll keep you posted on everything we make!!). Today I’ve made some Eat Me Cake and Food Toppers so I though I’d share them with you and include some free templates if anyone fancied having a go (templates attached at the bottom of this blog). If anyone has any Mad Hatter Tea Party ideas I’d love to hear them, you can also take a look at my pinterest board to see where I’ve been getting my inspiration!

I managed to get the swirl shape of the flag by using doubled sided tape and rolling the cocktail stick along the flag.

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Origami Fortune Cookie in a Mini Take Out Box

origami fortune cookies and mini take out boxWell here is my very own handmade valentine gift….An Origami Fortune Cookie in a Mini Take Out Box!! I’m using mine as a valentine gift with a personal message but I think it could be used and decorated for all sorts of occasions such as weddings, birthdays, new year or it can even be used as a mini jewellery gift box. I found a template for the take out box at Mirkwood Designs, you will find lots of box templates that you can use for all your handmade crafting needs on there. I was going to create a tutorial to make an origami fortune cookie but I’ve found two great examples that helped me: 1. HP Fortune Cookie Tutorial 2.Origami Fortune Cookies from The Pretty Blog, both come with free templates you can use!!

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Mini Take Out Box

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origami fortune cookie

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Valentine’s Day Handmade Gift Ideas…

Valentine’s day is fast approaching so I’ve been searching for some handmade gifts and ideas which I can make over the weekend! I’ve pinned some ideas to my pinterest board but here are my favourite diy valentine gifts so far…

handmade valentine gifts

1. Antique style valentine puzzle purse.

2. Valentine love heart candle lanterns.

3.Tiny love heart garland.

4. Doilie love heart sweets.

5. Arrow cupcakes.

6. Love heart paper clips.

7. Small love hearts framed.

8. Heart wreath.

9. Love heart bookmarks.

10. Button love heart framed.

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Easy Peasy Bird Clips

Its been a while since I published my last post! I’ve been busy making and creating which i will update you on very soon. But in the mean time I though I’d share with you these easy peasy Bird clips I made way before Christmas. I used mine to hang my Christmas Cards up with. I Tied garden string around the banister and attached my Christmas Cards using these. Since then I’ve been using them to organise my scrap fabrics and papers together and I’m sure you can find a million other uses for them so they don’t need to go into the loft with all the other Christmas decorations.  They are really simple, so simple in fact  you probably don’t need a tutorial to show you how to make them………but I made one anyway! Hope you like it…..

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How to make a Cushioned Love Heart Decoration!

I’ve been wanting to make one of these for some time I’d just not got round to it. I’ve used mine as a keyring for one of my cupboards but it could be used as a Christmas decoration, hung on a door handle or draw knob. I know I say this every time but its really simple to make, I’m a complete novice but this is how did it…