Category Archives: Tutorial

Tutorial: Upcycled paper bags

I’ve made gift bags similar to this from old sheet music, but they are great made from old magazines. Once a week, I help out at The Emporium, Nene Court; it’s a shop full of locally made things (including mine!) and upcycling old craft magazines to use as little paper bags in the shop just […]

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Spring Papercraft Make: Feather & Tassel Garland

Spring is the time of year for new growth and new life- so it’s the perfect time for a new craft idea! This seasonal papercraft project will brighten up your home. Tassel and Feather Garland These are simple and cheap to make, and look great using pastel shades or bright colours. You could even use […]

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Coffee.Cake.Create – a new crafting experience in Northamptonshire

Coffee.Cake.Create

Heads up, Northamptonshire! There’s a brand new craft experience in town. Every Thursday (10:30-15:00), the mezzanine floor of The Emporium at Nene Court is the home to Coffee.Cake.Create. So, what’s it all about? Basically, it’s a regular event where you can turn up, make something and enjoy a delicious cake and a hot drink. There’s […]

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Origami heart tutorial

A while back, I shared this tutorial for origami heart cards as part of a DIY wedding post – here it is again, on it’s own! If you’re looking for something simple to make with inexpensive materials, I’ve got a tutorial here for you – origami heart cards. They’re very quick to fold once you […]

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New week, new skills: Origami butterfly tutorial

This pretty origami butterfly doesn’t have many steps to it, but it can be quite tricky to get right first time. This picture tutorial will guide you through the process. First of all, you’ll be creasing some guideline folds. Start with the square of paper sat so it looks like a diamond: Fold in half […]

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2018: Workshops & Wedding Fairs

Large origami bouquet

Happy 2018! I hope you all had a fantastic festive season. I certainly did; despite being thwarted by the weather a couple of times, we managed to get all the family visits in. For the past week I’ve been getting The Craft Fantastic HQ sorted for the year ahead, plus writing lots of lovely lists […]

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Friday folding: Origami Samurai helmet tutorial

The first origami I remember seeing was something my mum folded. She’d been going to Japanese classes in the evenings and brought me back a gold paper samurai helmet one time. I kept it for ages; in fact it’s probably still around somewhere. It’s something that’s really simple and fun to fold – plus you […]

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Friday Folding: Simple origami tulip tutorial

Spring is just around the corner – even if it doesn’t feel like it. Storm Doris may have blown over but it’s still quite chilly out there, so stay in, get cosy, grab some paper and get folding! These origami tulip flowers¬†are simple and fun. Make them out of bright colourful paper to distract from […]

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DIY Halloween decor

Crafters around the world have been busy working on their Christmas stock for quite some time already – but hold up! We have Halloween to go first! If you have enough time on your hands, it’s really easy to put together these simple ideas for a seasonally spooky home. I’ve been scouring the web for […]

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The Wedding Season – DIY finds and alternative ideas

I love a handmade wedding, I really do – ¬†and I know I’m not alone! So many people are now realising that they can contribute to their own weddings to make them unique and personal. The great thing is you can do as much or as little as you can; it’s still just as satisfying. […]

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