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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15-minute make: Mother’s Day brunch flower vases

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Here’s a super-simple DIY idea to make your Mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day. I’ve made one each for Mum and Granny and will pop them in their places on the table for Sunday Brunch. You will need: Mustard jars or small jam jars Dymo machine and tape Ribbon A handful of garden flowers… 

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How to dip dye curtains

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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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DIY: air drying clay Christmas tree decorations

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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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Getting creative at Art in Action

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This weekend I spent a brilliant two days exploring Art in Action, an annual festival of art and crafts in the grounds of Waterperry House near Oxford. Artists were there demonstrating everything from oil painting and printmaking to pottery and metalwork – plus we signed up for a couple of practical classes to try our… 

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15-minute make: vintage cigarette card garland

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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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Cute and quick homemade thank you cards

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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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52 Forms of Funghi (aka: a year of knitted mushrooms)

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There’s only one thing I like more than a good photo project. And that’s a knitted photo project! Fibre artist Leigh Martin from Oklahoma is on a mission to yarn bomb trees with knitted mushrooms. One species every week for a year. Brilliant right!? {Bromeleighad via The Jealous Curator} I’m definitely going to be following… 

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