Make It: Snack Pantry Labels

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    Cricut evangelist and European Trainer Suzie Candlin shows you how you can make your own labels in this terrific tutorial. Check out Suzie’s organisation tips here. Make finding things in your pantry easy by labelling the containers using vinyl labels cut with the Cricut Explore ™ and its online software, Design Space™. You can Read More

Lined Drawsting Bag Tutorial

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Keep your belongings with you in style with this simple to make drawstring bag. Materials Cotton Fabric Sewing machine Thread Scissors Darning needle (Large) Ribbon   Instructions Cut 4 fabric squares that measure 11” x 9.5” Iron flat if necessary Place inside layer of fabric the right side up onto outside layer of fabric wrong Read More

Make a Washi Tape Bunting Greetings Card

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    Quick and easy to make, this washi tape bunting greetings card can be adapted for any occasion.   Materials Blank card (A6) / envelope (C6 size) Bakers Twine Washi Tape Scissors   Instructions Cut 3 lengths of bakers twine that measure 4.5” Choose your washi tape colours and cut small lengths (about 1.5”) Read More

Fabric Rose Wreath Decoration

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    Fabric roses made from torn material paired with natural jute creates a terrific shabby chic decoration for hanging or displaying on a shelf – whatever the time of year!   Materials: Styrofoam Polystyrene Ring  Jute Twine White and natural coloured linen or cotton fabric Hot glue gun and glue sticks   Instructions: Using Read More

Make a Set of Mini ‘HOME’ Pillows

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  These mini pillows make a marvellous display or an equally terrific gift for someone moving into their new home. Make a set today with our easy pattern:   Materials Cotton Fabric (Fat quarters) Sewing Machine Sewing needles Thread Scissors Stuffing Paper / pencil / ruler Printer   Instructions On a piece of paper draw Read More

Papercut Love Heart Tutorial

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  Fill your house with handmade love this Valentine’s Day with this simple papercut decoration tutorial.   Materials Thin card in your colours of choice Craft knife – I’ve used a fingertip craft knife here Pencil and rubber Needle and thread   Step 1 Draw two matching heart outlines onto your card.  I’d recommend making Read More

Crochet Hearts Cake Toppers

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  A great project for weddings, baby showers, or Valentine’s Day – in fact these cake toppers are perfect anywhere there is love!     Materials: 0.60mm crochet hook Anchor pearl cotton crochet thread Toy stuffing Sticks – either barbeque skewers or toothpicks Glue   Pattern: With your yarn choice and a 0.60mm crochet hook Read More

Felt Valentine’s Egg Cosy Pair

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  These felt egg cosies are a quick and fun project ideal for beginners with limited sewing experience – a great starter craft!   Materials: Paper / pencil Pins Red felt Pink felt Ribbon Buttons Sewing machine (if you have one) Thread Sewing needles Scissors Egg cup – if you have one   Instructions: Draw Read More

Heart Rug Crochet Pattern

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  Thank you to Hoooked for permission to feature this Heart Rug Pattern by Swedish crochet designer & blogger Bautawitch! on Make It Shabby. Don’t forget that you can get 15% off your Hoooked orders throughout February 2015 with our exclusive discount code. Simply enter the promotion code ITSHABBYHOOOKED15 at checkout.   You will need: 1 Bobbin Read More