Craft Trend: Hygge

craft trend hygge

Hygge (pronounced hue-gah. We’ve been rhyming it with ‘piggie’ and now we feel stoopid) is the new buzz word for Autumn and Winter. It’s come from Denmark and originates from this book. Think warm, fuzzy, happy and cosy! And who wouldn’t want to have all those things (and a big tin of Quality Street) at this time of year. As a nod to Hygge, we’ve put together our six favourite warm and cosy craft projects for you to try this weekend! (top left to bottom right)

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Craft Trends: Bonfire Night


We love this time of year. All the autumnal colours. We love sparklers, toffee apples, warm scarfs and mugs of hot chocolate stuffed with marshmallows. Bring on the cold! Here are our favourite things to make and bake with your little buttons when you’re tucked up inside together this weekend:

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Craft Trends #18: Pom Poms

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Okay, so we may be a teensy bit behind on this one – we know that pom poms aren’t an emerging trend, they’ve been cool for ages. But we love them so much we had to include them in our round up of all things awesome. There isn’t a single thing that can’t be improved by the addition of a fluffy ball. Towels, cushions, curtains, hats, jewellery – everything looks better with a pom pom. Everything. 

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Craft Trend #17: Unicorns

unicorn craft trends

Like the rest of the craft and fashion world we are channeling our inner four year old and loving unicorns at the moment. We’ve made a few projects using theses lovely creatures and after having a nose around the internet it’s clear unicorns are the next big trend. We’ve found the best unicorn DIYs for you to try this weekend!

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Craft Trends #16: Tie Dye & Shibori

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When we grew up, we swore we would never wear tie dye again. Tie dye and shell suits. We looked back at pictures of us in neon ripples of colour and wondered how we could possibly put it on. And yet here we are – it’s officially trendy again – tie dye that is (shell suits still no. But it’s a matter of time). We find ourselves drawn back in and wishing we hadn’t chucked it all out the first time round.

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Craft Trends #15: Easter

Easter craft trends

Hooray it’s nearly Easter weekend! That means we can legitimately eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner and not feel like we’re the only ones doing it! To get you in the Easter mood we’ve picked two of our favourite Easter makes and four we’re dying to try from other lovely blogs. Happy crafting.

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Craft Trend #14: Feathers

little button diaries craft trend watch feathers

Happy Saturday all! Our latest craft trend is feathers. We’re a little bit obsessed with them and it seems that everyone else is too. Here are our favourite feathery crafts for you to try this weekend.

1. Feather Earrings by Lia Griffith

2. Potato print blanket featured in The Guardian

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Craft Trend #13: Love

Hooray for Friday which means it’s time for another craft trend from us. It’s hard to ignore the love and hearts themed makes and bakes that have been filling up our Pinterest and Instagram feed this week so we’re embracing Valentine’s Day with six of our favourite love crafts for you to try in time for the big day itself.

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Craft Trends #12: Monochrome

It’s our first craft trend of 2016 and we don’t know if it’s because we’re in a dark and gloomy month but we were drawn to monochrome to kick off the trends for this year. Doesn’t everything just look that much cooler in monochrome? Even the word is cool! We’re big fans of black and white crafts and we’ve seen heaps of them flash by recently – so we’ve picked our faves for you to try this weekend:

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Craft Trends #11: Christmas

craft trend christmas

Hooray for the most wonderful time of the year! Of course, Christmas crafts are bang on trend right now, so here is our round up of the best festive makes and bakes for you to try. Ho Ho Hope you like them…

1. Christmas Tree Cake by A Beautiful Mess

2. Potato Print Stocking for Hobbycraft

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Craft Trend #9: Cement

Whoever would have thought that something so industrial and lumpy as concrete would become so sought after? Suddenly we find ourselves standing in the cement aisle at B&Q feeling completely out of our depth and a bit ridiculous asking for ‘the best concrete for jewellery pendants…’. We want everything we own to be made from the stuff. Plant pots, stools, frames… We’re even contemplating a concrete kitchen! Here’s our collection of the best concrete makes for you to try this weekend.

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Craft Trends #8: Halloween

craft trend halloween

We’re getting ready for a a spookily good Halloween next week! To get us in the mood for fright night we’ve found the spookily best craft and baking tutorials to try before next week.

1. Halloween Yarn Garland by Growing Up Gabel

2. Trick or Treat Cookies by Not Martha

3. Our Pumpkin Piñata Party Cake from a few years ago

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Cement and Copper Plant Pots

cement and copper plant pot DIY

It seems like everyone I know is moving house and away from Brighton at the moment. All those lovely neighbours I have come to call friends and who I rely on for last-minute play dates, parenting solidarity, and cups of tea are all moving on to pastures new. It’s sad to see so many people move on at once, but if there is an upside, it’s that I can make lots of nice ‘new home’ gifts for them all! What I like about these cement and copper plant pots is that they’re easy to make, and suitable for use indoors or outside.

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Craft Trends #7: Geometric

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Geometric interiors, jewellery and crafts are all over Pinterest at the moment – and we LOVE them (especially when paired with neon!). Have a look at our round-up of the top geometric crafts from across the web. We found it hard to just pick 6 as there were so many lovely projects out there. We want to try them all this weekend! 

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Craft Trends #6: Neon

neon craft trend watch

Hooray for another Friday Craft Trend! Maybe it’s because the nights are getting longer, and the days a little darker, but this week we’ve gone for something really bright: Neon! We’re found the brightest DIYs and inspirational ideas for you to try this weekend – we hope they bring a little pizazz into your crafting.

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