Get Crafty

For some, crafting is a calling. Which is why in our art blog, we’ve compiled all the best craft ideas, products and inspiration so that you can get crafty. From bullet journaling to card making, origami to decoupage, there’s plenty to discover. And once you’re done, why not check out our selection of crafting products?

Getting Creative with Polymer Clay

May 26, 2021

Most people think that polymer clay is just a children’s craft putty, but to us it’s an entire art form. You can use polymer clay for an entire range of applications, and it’s exceptionally easy to work with.  What is polymer clay? Polymer clay is an art medium that is well known for its incredible […]

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A Beginner's Guide to Gouache Painting

April 28, 2021

Gouache paint (pronounced gw-ash) is similar to both watercolour and acrylic paint mediums. Much like watercolour, it’s a pigment that has to be mixed with water to allow it to spread across paper, canvas or any other surface. Gouache painting dates back to the 18th century, and at the time was used to create historically […]

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15 Fun Easter Craft Ideas

March 16, 2021

Looking to get creative this Easter? We’ve created a list of our favourite Easter craft ideas for all the family to enjoy. We have something for everyone – from painting Easter eggs to creating paper plate Easter bunnies. Read on and discover our top picks for some easy Easter fun for all the family this […]

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How to Make an Abstract Collage

February 16, 2021

Collage is a form of visual art that’s all about assembling multiple textures, materials, colours and anything else to make a unified piece of work. Collage is a flexible medium, and through layering techniques you’re able to create new and reworked pieces. There are several techniques to try when it comes to creating an abstract […]

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How To Make Your Own Christmas Crackers

December 09, 2020

Are you tired of shop-bought Christmas crackers and want to give making your own a go? You’ve come to the right place. Our simple yet impressive tips will guide you through the process of making your very own Christmas crackers, ready for all of the family to enjoy this festive season. Traditional crackers Christmas crackers […]

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Creative Pumpkin Painting Ideas For Halloween

October 23, 2020

Halloween is nearly upon us, and that has many people considering how to decorate this year’s Jack O’Lantern. The Irish tradition of carving turnips for the ancient feast of Samhain has evolved over generations into what we now enjoy today as pumpkin carving for Halloween. The Irish took their traditions of carving a turnip with […]

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Bullet Journaling Ideas for 2020

January 02, 2020

What is bullet journaling? Bullet journaling is a freeform way to help keep yourself organised and motivated. A bullet journal is equal parts day planner, diary and written meditation. Think of it as a system to streamline your productivity, helping you to reach your personal and professional goals. A typical journal may include sections to […]

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DIY Christmas Card Ideas

December 23, 2019

Release your inner creativity this Christmas! We have some of the best last minute DIY Christmas card ideas to give your greetings that extra special flair for the ones you love… Handprint Turkey This technique is simple but effective – creates a fun and festive turkey design in just a few simple steps! To create […]

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Lino Printing for Beginners

November 21, 2019

Lino printing, also known as lino cutting, is a printmaking technique that goes back to the early 20th century. It’s an effective method for creating multiple prints of an artistic piece using linoleum. Other printmaking techniques, such as etching and lithographs, use a similar technique. Lino printing, however, is an excellent introduction to the world […]

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