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Making your own craft projects can be a fun way to experiment with materials, exercise your creativity and make something unique. This guide shows you some quick and easy crafts that you can make at home. 

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General Craft Projects Guide

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General Craft Projects Guide

Six Great Handmade Crafts You Can Make Making your own crafts can be a fun way to experiment with materials, exercise your creativity and

make something unique. In this guide, we will show you some quick and easy crafts that you can

make at home. All you need are a few materials, which you can order online via our website. On a

rainy afternoon you can have hours of fun putting together these great crafts.

Here are three great craft ideas that you can make quickly and easily:

Custom Decorated Jars These attractive glass jars can be used as wedding favours, party decorations or candle holders.

Supplies:

Lace Trim

A Piece of Thin Ribbon

A Piece of Wide Ribbon

A Glass Jar

Fabric Glue

1. The first step is to take the lace trim and glue it around the width of the glass jar. Once you

have done this, glue the wide ribbon over top of the lace.

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2. Next, tie the thinner ribbon or cord around the jar, finishing it off with a decorative bow. It’s

a simple effect, but it looks very attractive and stylish.

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Tea Lights and Decorative Holders These pretty custom made jar lids will hold your tea lights safely, so that you can add atmospheric

candlelight to your next party or just used as ambience for your home all for a minimal cost!

Supplies:

Jar lids

Tea lights

Spray paint

Washi tape

1. Start by using the spray paint to paint the lids of the jars the colour of your choice. Leave the

lids so that they can dry.

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2. Use the decorative washi tape to stick around the candles. This is a quick and easy project,

but it looks very stylish and attractive.

Do It Yourself Apothecary Jars Create a unique and exotic looking apothecary jar that you can use when decorating.

Supplies:

A Candlestick Holder

Superglue

A Glass Jar

Ribbon

Spraypaint

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1. Begin by using the spray paint to colour the candlestick holder, as well as the bottom half of

the glass jar. Leave both of them so that they can dry.

2. Add decorations to the jar, such as a pretty ribbon or some gems. Use the superglue to

attach the bottom of the jar to the top of the candlestick. Make sure that you leave them for

a while so that the glue can dry before you handle it.

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Tea Caddy Wooden Box with Glass Lid This elegant looking box is a great place to store a selection of teas, so that your guests can choose

their favourite when they visit your home.

Supplies:

A Box With a Glass Lid

Red Black Board Paint

Black Board Paint (Black)

Chalk

Masking Tape

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1. Start by painting the interior compartments of the box with the red paint, or another bright

colour.

2. Then, use the black paint on the rest of the box. Make sure that you cover the edges near

the glass with masking tape, so that you don’t smudge the paint onto the glass.

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Needle Felted Heart Decorated With Ribbon These sweet little hearts make a great decoration, whether for the Christmas tree or just hung

around the home.

Supplies:

Needle Felting Foam Pad

Felting Needles

Polystyrene Foam Heart

Carded Wool, Grey, White and Red

A Mixed Selection of Ribbons

Felting Needle Holder

Glue

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1. Start by placing the polystyrene heart on the needle felting foam pad. Put the carded wool in

small wads on top of the heart. Start by felting these into the heart by using the needle.

2. The felting needle tool contains five needles. It is safe to use with children, because it has a

safety cap that will protect you from pricking yourself.

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3. Next, use small pieces of carded wool in a different colour than the base. Roll them between

your fingers and then start felting them on the heart as decorative dots.

4. Make a small groove at the top of the heart with scissors. Use a small amount of glue and

squeeze it into the groove. Use the scissors to push one end of the decorative ribbon into

the groove.

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Fabric Belt This fun and funky fabric belt can be decorated any way that you choose so you can really be

creative with its design! Here is how it is made:

Supplies:

Various Colours of Chipboard Buttons

3MM Octagon “HotFix” Embellishments

Assorted Colours of Fabric Markers

Fabric Belt

1. Draw the grid onto the fabric belt with a disappearing pen. One corner to the other corner

should measure 8cm.

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2. Draw over the grid with your favourite colour of fabric marker.

3. Use the “Hotfix” Applicator to glue rhinestones or other decorations onto every intersection

of the grid. You can do this by covering the hole on the shaft with your finger. Press the tip

down onto the material and move your finger. The rhinestone will then be attached

securely.

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4. Use a needle and thread to sew the chipboard buttons onto all of the whole squares of the

pattern.

Have Fun Making Crafts!

These are just some fun and creative craft ideas that you can make yourself. All of the materials can

be found at your local craft shop or online for an affordable price. By making your own crafts you'll

ensure that you end up with a unique headpiece that will really stand out at your special occasion

while having fun doing it! Click the link below to visit our online shop, where all materials used are

available to purchase.

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