This tutorial was first featured on our blog way back in 2012 and is still one of my favourites – a fairly simple design and a great way to brighten up any old candles that you have lying around. You will need: a candle some cinnamon sticks decorative wire ribbon hot glue Start by wrapping the decorative wire around the bottom half of the candle, … Continue reading Cinnamon Candle Tutorial
This is a really pretty garland to make and fairly easy as well if you want to get the children involved. It can be hung in a window, on a mantelpiece or even draped on the branches of your Christmas tree. You will need: a selection of dried fruit slices – oranges, apples, etc (see our tutorial on how to dry your own!) bay or … Continue reading Scented Christmas Garland
We use bags and bags of dried fruit in our Christmas arrangements – sliced apples, oranges, limes, lemons and grapefruit, as well as whole dried oranges and limes. I have to admit that I do buy them from our wholesaler as I simply don’t have enough time to dry the quantity we use myself, but it is really easy to do and your house will smell … Continue reading Dried Fruit Tutorial
Here is a simple and effective way to wrap your Christmas presents – making them look so stylish you would hardly want to open them! What you need: Brown or plain paper Twine or ribbon Small fir cones or seed pods Small piece of Christmas tree greenery or evergreen foliage Decorated luggage label Strong glue or glue gun. Any other bits of pretty embellishments! Wrap your … Continue reading Rustic Gift Wrap Tutorial
I admit it, I am a hoarder of all things pretty and if you are the same then this is a great way to use up any little bits and bobs that have collected at the bottom of your craft box or cupboard! The pretty labels will look just as beautiful as your wrapped presents and can make a lovely keepsake. You could also use … Continue reading Decorated Christmas Gift Labels
It is now less than seven weeks until Christmas Day so I have put together a series of posts to hopefully inspire and help you get ready for a beautiful and handmade festive season! From wrapping presents, to creating your own decorations for your home and Christmas table, I can guarantee that there will be something for everyone to have a go at even if … Continue reading The Christmas Countdown!
When I first had to create a hanging ball of flowers for a wedding a few years ago, I was so nervous – “will the flowers stay in?”, “will the water leak everywhere?”, “will it fall on someone’s head during the reception?” All sorts of crazy thoughts were going through my head! But now we are well practised at creating these hanging beauties and can … Continue reading Behind the Scenes – Hanging Flowers