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Tutorial | The Thrifty Christmas Wreath

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Tutorial | The Thrifty Christmas Wreath

I have spent a few days looking for a wreath I could buy, I have never had one before and as this is the first year in my own home & living with my partner, I decided I would like one for my door. After looking at various shop bought ones, I came across one in Marks & Spencers that I quite liked & that was in the 'affordable' range but still expensive at £15. I was flicking through my Ideal Homes magazine - that's right I am becoming 'that' person - and there was a comparison of expensive to cheap options...

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Handmade Christmas 2013

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Handmade Christmas 2013

So during the run up to Christmas I made lots of handmade gifts for the people I love and I couldn't show them so as not to ruin the surprises. Here is a brief round up of each one! GIFTS Handmade Bag with contrasting fabrics for Charlotte my Bessie.   Baby Booties for Florence and Matilda the newbies.   Travel Changing Matt for my cousin Rach, for use with the twinnies! Hand Knitted Snoods for Cousin Nicola and Friend Carole. There is a third which I discovered someone wouldn't like so I have a spare. A beautiful stocking for a...

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Tutorial | Decoupaging Your Christmas Baubles

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Tutorial | Decoupaging Your Christmas Baubles

Hello crafters & Christmas lovers alike'Decoupage (or découpage) is the art of decorating an object by gluing coloured paper cutouts onto your object in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and so on'   I am here to tell you that you need to get crafty with your tired old baubles! Get your Christmas box/suitcase/trunk out and have a good sort out. Throw away the bits of fluff and broken tinsel and find all the bits and pieces that you think can be made into something else and pop them in a separate box for other craft projects. Find all the baubles that should be thrown away and find the things I will list, head...

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