DIY Terrazzo Coasters


Word on the street (ok, Pinterest really!) is that Terrazzo is back, baby! The 70s tile print is set to be everywhere and not just under your feet this year. There are a few ways to make your own Terrazzo pattern which we’ve given a go. This first way, using polymer clay is SO easy. If I can do it, a kid could definitely do it too. I turned mine into coasters using cooking cutters. They add a fleck of brightness to a table and the colour possibilities are endless.

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DIY Fidget Spinners

DIY fidget spinner

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!

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Craft Trend #19: Clay Makes

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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:

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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

craft trends pom poms little button diaries

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

craft trends shibori tie dye Little Button Diaries

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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