Homemade Christmas wreath with a contemporary twist

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{© 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

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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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15-minute make: autumn wreath DIY

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Autumn is the most beautiful and intriguing time to live in the countryside. It’s when I get my strongest cavegirl tendencies and I love gathering nuts, berries and mushrooms to cook and preserve. Inspired by the return of Nature in the Home this week I decided to get crafty with my autumn gatherings (instead of… 

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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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Print any photo as a polaroid: free template!

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When my brother Joe came up with this simple method to print any photo as a Polaroid for the backdrop of our Showcase stand, I knew you’d love to get your hands on the free template. So, I’ve invited him to do his first guest post here and share the DIY – over to you… 

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15-minute make: magnetic storage tins

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I’ve posted before about my tendency to buy foods just because I like the packaging. My kitchen cupboards are full of decanted jam, biscuits and spices – some labelled, others not. Sometimes fun / disastrous at mealtimes! This (slightly belated) 15-minute make will require you to shop around for pretty tins and find another home… 

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15-minute make: nail polish marbled Easter eggs

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How fun do these look?! There are loads of Easter egg decorating ideas about but I picked this one from Camille Styles to share because it doesn’t involve anything you won’t already have around the house. Can’t wait to try it this weekend! Marbled Easter Eggs Blown eggs (instructions here) Nail polish (2-3 in a… 

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