The best gifts are handmade and this one’s an easy one for anyone to make. You’ll need a plain mug which you can pick up from most homeware shops, a few coloured sharpie pens and a packet of alphabet stickers, both can be purchased from Hobbycraft or a general Craft Store. If you’re gifting this … Continue reading A Handmade Cuppa Tea Gift Idea
I created this fancy number to give to the husband as my 2nd wedding anniversary gift. I secretly knew I would appreciate this much more than he would, I also knew my hallway would look that lil' bit cuter coz of it too! The husband of course is blissfully unaware of my crafty tactics! 2nd … Continue reading Spooning since – gift idea
I had one of those decisions to make last week; to finish some of the crafty projects I’ve already begun or make that list longer and start a new one… I chose the latter. It’s just too excitingly easy to start something new 🙂 I kept all the corks from our wedding day and they … Continue reading More wine?!
I've been up to some creative mischief recently, I wanted to make something that reminds me of when all my buddy's birthdays are. Had a lil google for ideas and found the perfect solution which now proudly hangs in my hallway! I went to a timber shop to get some MDF cut, a long rectangle … Continue reading Handy birthday reminder
Today's prezzie idea is simple but a thoughtful one. Find your favourite verse or quote that applies to the person you're giving it to, then fill up a frame with it using alphabet stickers. I found some decorative paper in the depths of my craft box, cut it to match the shape of the frame … Continue reading Gift idea – Personalised Frame
Bring back letter writing and make this little kit filled with lots of love and decorative letter paper for a loved one. You'll need 2 sheets of A4 card, take one and lightly score 2 parallel lines where the cover of your book will fold. I made it to have a spine of about 1 … Continue reading Gift idea – Letter Writing Kit
This gift is great for chocolate lovers everywhere! Homemade chocolate spread or Nutella as some know it ! Homemade gifts always show a value you just can't get in shops - time. I personally love receiving homemade gifts! For this one I found a gorgeous recipe at http://www.ohnuts.com/blog/homemade-nutella-recipe It's fairly simple to make and yummy … Continue reading Gift idea – Homemade Nutella
A great gift for families is a personalised frame filled with all their names scrabble style! Firstly draw out your design on paper to check all the families names link up and then buy all the letters you need. My trusty friend eBay has many sellers with wooden scrabble letters available either as single letters … Continue reading Gift idea – Personalised Scrabble Name Boards
We're so happy with our Advent Calendar Tree - the daily treats taste yummy, its added some Christmas decor to the room and our crafty paws were in their element making it! We made mini cocoa gingerbread biscuits, decorated them with the numbers and wrapped each one in cellophane. We bought the tree from hobbycraft.co.uk … Continue reading Advent calendar tree
Why not try out a creative gift for the next baby shower or birthday party you go to? The chances these days of turning up to a party with the same gift as someone else is highly likely. This handmade gift will be pretty unique and incredibly useful! I saw these nappy cakes (of the … Continue reading Gift for a baby – Nappy cake
I've been busy with a few homemade projects this week. My latest crafty adventure... Homemade hopscotch! Do you remember playing that game in the playground?! Well I'm recreating an inside version for my niece's birthday - British weather is far too unreliable to play this game outside! I was inspired by the http://www.tipjunkie.com blog (which … Continue reading Homemade hopscotch – for playing inside 🙂
If you love travelling this one's for you - a crafty way to capture all the holidays you've treated yourself to in a glance! I bought a cheapy canvas and covered it in a shabby wallpaper to give it the effect of a wooden fence post. I then sourced a cork map of the world, … Continue reading Capturing your travel memories
The perfect handmade gift for any chocolate fan! A mini parcel filled with all the ingredients you need to make the best hot chocolate known to man! First I melted my fav chocolate into a heart shaped ice cube tray, once it started to set, I pushed a disposable wooden teaspoon into each cube and … Continue reading Gift idea time! – A hug in a mug bundle
Here's a gift I've made for a few of the ladies in my life! Skittle flavoured vodka! I bought a few 250ml Kilner clip top bottles, filled them with vodka and popped in about 20 of their favourite coloured skittle. It's best to stick to one colour of skittle type in each bottle as it … Continue reading Gift idea time – skittle flavoured vodka!
It was my 6 month wedding anniversary this week... on top of reminiscing about the lovey slushy stuff.... I was taken back to the moment when I asked the girls if they fancied a mission.... 'Will you be my bridesmaid?!' Being the creative soul that I am, this question involved some scissors, decorative paper and … Continue reading Will you be my bridesmaid??
Today Macmillan held the World's biggest coffee morning. And what an excuse to bake some cupcakes to take with. Was in the mood for a bit lemon lovin' so had lemon cupcakes with vanilla cream mmmm I hope the coffee mornings all over the world raised lots of pennies all for a great cause 🙂
There are lots of times in the year when I just want to tell my bestie's I love them, Just because! So I bought a few 7 day pill boxes from ebay and filled them with my chummys favourite sweeties and stuck alphabet letters on top! Pop it in the post and heyyyy, you've helped … Continue reading Love you lots like jelly tots
The time had come to get up to some crafty mischief again. My bank of homemade cards was running extremely low so instead of panicking about this major crisis, I came up with a genius solution to make some more! I have a few people to thank and send some 'thinking of you' cards to … Continue reading Thank you cards
I made a gift for my husband explaining the reasons why i love him. To be honest though I think I probably appreciated the gift more than he did! (He's not a handmade gift kinda guy shall we say!) I ordered a pack of playing cards which I had personalised with a photo of the … Continue reading 52 reasons why I love you
You may have seen from my previous posts, I'm a sucker for homemade cards. I saw this idea and thought I gotta try this one... I managed to create a mini envelope template out of paper and drew around it to make 6 mini envelopes out of cream coloured card. I folded the mini envelopes … Continue reading 6 reasons why I love you