If you’re a parent in the UK with a kid at school, you’ll probably already know this but school kids in this country have gone totally crazy for fidget spinners. We’re slightly behind the curve with this DIY but it took us a few attempts to perfect it and we’re very happy with the result. This is a super easy craft requiring only a few supplies – unlike a lot of the other fidget spinners tutorials we found!
We’re totally in love with air dry and polymer clay and it seem the rest of the craft world is too at the moment with loads of amaaaaaaazing clay trends popping up all over the internet. We’ve put together our favourite DIYs for you to try this weekend. It was hard to just pick 6! Thse are our favourites from our and other blogs:
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)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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.