15 minute make: tasseled bag charm with quick mini pom poms

How to make a tassel bag charm with pom pom - Decorator's Notebook blog

Last week we were invited to pop-up next to the ethical clothing company Nomads at their new season press launch at Hart’s Bakery in Bristol. While Joe showed off the new Decorator’s Notebook shop collection, I ran a little workshop teaching the lovely bloggers and journalists who attended how to make a colourful tasseled bag charm… 

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How to dip dye curtains

dip dye curtains how to guide DIY

A couple of weekends ago we decided to make the most of this spell of sunny weather and have a day of crafting and DIY in our new little garden. Since we moved in, I’d set myself the task of bringing a splash of colour into our room by dip dying the plain white cotton… 

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Homemade Christmas wreath with a contemporary twist


{© Decorator’s Notebook} I absolutely LOVE Christmas – not so much for the day itself but for those leading up to it. The little rituals mean so much to me: choosing the tree, making the cake, planning how I’ll decorate the table and waiting excitedly for everyone to arrive. And now this year I have… 

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DIY: air drying clay Christmas tree decorations

Air drying clay Christmas decorations LR

I just love DAS clay… a couple of years ago I used it to make these simple air drying clay Christmas tree decorations and this week we had a go at some more using different rubber stamps to create an embossed effect. {Decorator’s Notebook} For those who haven’t used it before, DAS air-drying clay can… 

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Free printable! Illustrated holiday gift tags


This is the first time I’ve reblogged an archive post (I won’t be making a habit of it) but I thought it would be good to share our free printable gift tags with you a second time because we posted them a bit too late last year and I know a lot of you missed… 

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15-minute make: vintage cigarette card garland


Caroline from Patchwork Harmony came up with this sweet and simple craft idea for the latest Crafty Fox Box and has been kind enough to let me share it for today’s 15-minute make. Cigarette card garland Vintage cigarette cards (try car boot sales and eBay) Sewing machine Thread 1) Sort your cards into the order… 

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15-minute make: graphic painted tablecloth


If you can paint a straight line, you can paint this tablecloth. Now that’s my kind of DIY! {Photograph and project adapted from Tina Fussell for A Subtle Revelry} Graphic painted tablecloth Cotton tablecloth or flat sheet, washed without fabric softener and dried Black fabric paint (eg: Dylon) Paintbrush Iron 1) Iron the tablecloth, lay… 

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Cute and quick homemade thank you cards


I’ve had it drummed into me since I was little that it’s essential to send thank you cards to relatives who’ve given you presents. In recent years I’ve always tried to make them myself, partly because I think handmade cards are that little bit more special and partly to make up for the fact I… 

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