Celebrating World Book Day with Viking *

AD, GIFTED | The 5th March is World Book Day and this year Iโ€™m celebrating it with the help of Viking*, one of the largest stationery suppliers in the world. Who’ve kindly sent me a box full of stationery goodies to create some book-ish crafts with. Their challenge? To celebrate your favourite books, stories and characters, using the pages from old books. The idea is to give the books a new lease of life, rather than have them collecting dust on a bookshelf somewhere. Although I wouldn’t recommend doing this with your favourite, well-loved, books! The box included a ‘Book […]

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How to Make your own dream catcher

Sorry for the lack of pictures – I forgot to take any. ๐Ÿ™ To make your own dream catcher you will need: 2 colours of medium or heavy metallic-braid embroidery floss 30 cm (12 in.) metal hoop pony beads a shaped bead (heart, dog, flower, etc) colourful feathers ruler, scissors, glue Instructions Tightly tie one end of one colour of floss to the hoop, leaving a 20 cm (8 inch) tail. Wrap the floss all the way around the hoop, leaving 1 cm (1/2 inch) spaces. Tie the floss tightly to the first knot. Knot one end of the other […]

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Recycled Christmas cards into tags

What do you do with your Christmas cards once the holidays are over? Bin them? Store them? Why not reuse them! Mum and I have been taking old Christmas cards and making tags from them for years, it’s fun and something a bit different to store bought tags. You Will Need Greeting Card(s) Pinking Shears Embellishment(s) Glitter Method Sort through your old Christmas cards, you could also use Birthday cards. Choose ones with a nice image, pattern or design. Cut out the image so it’s small enough to be used as a tag – I used pinking shears. Add on […]

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