Category Archives: Crafts

Willow Fruit Basket

Willow Fruit Basket

This quick and simple project uses brown willow to make a frame basket. The basket is woven around the cardboard former which holds the basket in shape while you concentrate on the weaving. once you’ve mastered the basic weave you can enjoy watching the piece takes shape. This basket makes a great basket or looks good as a sculptural piece hung on a wall.

Making Evening Clutch

Making Evening Clutch

Transform an assortment of pretty satin ribbons into a chic evening clutch. Use a selection of different coloured ribbons in a variety of widths to create an interesting and balanced piece of woven ribbon fabric. Use a medium interfacing that will support the weight of the ribbons, ironing a second layer on top of the first if you want a firmer, more structured design.

Set of Coasters

Set of Coasters

Make this fun set of fruit-themed coasters using plain white ceramic bathroom or kitchen tiles. All four coasters require the same techniques – it is just the design that changes. You can always add more designs if you like to have a set of six or eight coasters, but we can advise you to stick to simple shapes and designs or just repeat those shown in this article.

Plaster-dipped silk flowers and plastic fruit

Plaster-dipped silk flowers and plastic fruit

This project is very interesting for adults as much as for children. Dipping silk flowers and plastic fruit in fine plaster results in very unusual and unique home decoration. Make your own arrangements of the all elements of the project and you will get an excellent piece of art on the end, though the result may be unexpected.

Wire Sculptures of Benedetta Mori Ubaldini

Wire Sculptures of Benedetta Mori Ubaldini

Take a look at these magical sculptures by Italian artist Benedetta Mori Ubaldini! Having trained as a picture restorer and  conservator, she realized she was not satisfied in terms of creativity. In 1994, she decided to study the fine arts and she has enrolled at Middlesex University in London.

How to Make a 3-D Globes?

How to Make a 3-D Globes?

It is a slightly sad that in the age of Google maps, GPS systems and navigation tools that can pinpoint your exact location at any given time, good old globes are becoming obsolete. Back in time, every school child was growing up with a desktop globe. It was a great help at school but also a great fun – spin it as fast as could, close the eyes and stop it with the finger. Wherever the finger landed was where the child is going to travel when grew up. What an exotic places would be on your bucket list.

Christmas Essentials

Christmas Essentials

Have a fabulous festive season with our selection of the best crackers, stockings and decorations. Use the affordable materials and dress your home for Christmas in a palette of vintage brights. Here we giving you a few suggestions how to make your Christmas a very special. With a personal finishing touches you will have a great fun creating your own Christmas essentials – crackers, stockings and small decorations.

Eva Behar’s Pottery

Eva Behar’s Pottery

In 1991 Eve Behar took her first ceramics class and, like a lot of people who work in clay, got hooked. She continued to take classes in college and then at adult education centers while starting a career in television production. Ceramics as a hobby proved not to be enough for Eve, so in 1995 she took a break from working and went to Florence for a year to study at the Studio Art Center International.

Homemade Christmas Decorations

Homemade Christmas Decorations

Think creatively and you will soon realise that your Christmas decorations do not have to be restricted to the tree alone. Seasonal embellishments, such as various garlands, cards, table decor and so on, are a simple and effective way of adding a bit of festive cheer all around your home. Drape over picture frames, dressers, doors and bookshelves. Enjoy making a small decoration details that will make your home cosy and unique for the holiday season.

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

In eager anticipation of the big day, children love opening these mini versions of Father Christmas’s sack. Find an old frame, stretch some twine across it and peg out the little sacks for all to see. make one large bag to keep the sacks in so that they can be safely stowed away for future festivities, while the frame can be used as a noticeboard for the rest of the year.