December 18, 2011

How to make Christmas decorations

Here you can find a list of some of the christmas projects that we have published.
These are tutorials, instructions and videos that will show you how to make christmas decorations for your house or to use as a gift. We hope you enjoy making these crafts!

Christmas decorations with paper and origami

Other Christmas decorations
Christmas cards to make yourself
Wrapping ideas 

December 16, 2011

How to make christmas decorations with crochet

You can use crochet to make great christmas decorations.
Here is a simple tutorial where you can learn how to make a chrochet snowflake, this can be a beautiful decoration for your christmas tree or to hang in your house during the season.
This crochet project is not difficult and is easy to make.
Follow the steps in the tutorial below to make this crochet decoration.


September 21, 2011

how to make crochet flowers

In this tutorial you can learn to make a flower with crochet step by step. 
This is an easy to make crochet craft and it will only take a few minutes to have your flower ready.

Start by making one of the petals as explained in the video below.
You can finish your flower with a buttom in the center or a nice bead to give it your personal touch.


August 12, 2011

How to make a gift box with card

Here is a tutorial where you can learn how to make a small gift box from a piece of card.
This card box is very easy to make and with a bit of decoration it will be a perfect wrapping for small gifts.

card gift box


To make the card box you will need:
A standard piece of card (size A4), choose a nice colour.
A ruler
Scissors and glue
Some decorations, like ribbon, stickes or similar.
Something to help create the bending lines, like a pen or a specific tool.

Steps to make the gift box:
See all the steps in the video below. 
Mark lines in the card at 7 centimeters 14, 21 and 28 cm like shown in the video below.
Repeat this marking lines in the card every 7 cm but now lenghtways.
Cut out the border sections remaining after the 28 cm line, leaving the central part.
On the sides of the papet cut along the lines up to the central 7cm squares.
Now if you try to fold the card you will see the shape of the box.
Now you can decorate the outter sides of the box using glitter, stickers, ribbons, or any other element.
If you have a puntcher you can use it to shape the corners of the lids making them a bit rounder.
Apply glue or use double faced sticking tape to bring together the sides of the box and create the box shape
Then fold the bottom of the box and use glue.
In the top part, fold two of the lids and bring together the other two. To close the box make two holes in each top lead and pass a ribbon through.

February 25, 2011

How to make a crochet bracelet

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a simple and nice bracelet with crochet and some beads to give it an special touch.
This is a tutorial for beginners so if you have never done crochet before you can try this and learn how to make a nice bracelet quickly.
To make the bracelet you will need some wool, choose the colour you prefer, and a crochet needle.
You can add some beads or charms to your bracelet.
Enjoy this tutorial!

February 22, 2011

How to make an origami box

In this tutorial you will learn to make an origami gift box.
This box is made using decorated origami paper but you can use normal paper too.
To make the box start with a squared piece of paper and fold it to the center like you will see in the video.
Follow the steps explained below and you will have your own origami box in just a few minutes.



Find more origami instructions here.

February 19, 2011

How to make an origami butterfly

Learn to make this origami butterfly with paper following the instructions below.

The origami butterfly requires some practice with origami but you can learn to make the model from 0 with the steps explained in the following tutorial.
Use a piece of coloured paper or origami paper to make the butterfly.



More origami tutorials here

February 12, 2011

How to make a ribbon rose

This is another easy tutorial for making a rose with ribbon.

You can make a rose like this simply using a piece of ribbon and bending it following the instructions of the video tutorial below. It will only take you a few minutes to make this rose.

You can use this rose as a Valentine's decoration, to decorate a gift, in a card or as an accesory for your hair or clothing.

You can also see our tutorial for how to make paper roses.

Have fun with this ribbon rose tutorial!


February 8, 2011

How to make flowers with ribbon

This is an easy sewing technique for making beautiful flowers using a ribbon and with some simple stiches.

To make this flower you will need a piece of ribon, needles and some trhead in the same colour as the ribbon.

The following tutorial shows all the steps top sew the ribbon creating the flower shape.

You can use this flowers to decorate and embellish cards, gifts, in hair pins or in your clothes.

February 5, 2011

How to make cards for Valentine's day

Make your own Valentine's day cards with the help of this tutorials and printable patterns.


Valentine's Card to print: This is a great Valentine's card with a stream of hearts ready to print. It will only take you a few minutes to make this card. You can add some extra decorations like glitter or ribons to make it unique.

Pop out heart card: A ready to print pattern for making a Valentine's card with a pop out heart. 

Valentine's Card with movement: A funny card in the shape of a heart with a strip to add movement-


February 1, 2011

How to make a ring with felt

We've loved this tutorial for making a felt ring with a vintage style.

Felt wool is a great material for crafts, I specially enjoy making brooches and pins, keyrings and earings with felted wool in different shapes and colours.

This beautiful ring is made with a felt ball and some decorations like embroidery, beads or tiny pieces of felt in different colours.

You will need a blank ring to which you will glue your decorated felt ball.

Find the tutorial and all the steps to make this felt ring here:
Felt ring tutorial

January 25, 2011

How to make a handbag without sewing

This is an incredible craft where you will learn to make yourself a fabric handbag like this in a few minutes and without sewing!


This handbag is made using a piece of fabric and some knots with a technique similar to the origami paper bending.
The next video explains how to create your own handbag step by step.

To make this handbag you will need a rectangular piece of fabric of aproximatedly 1.5 meter long. Choose a piece of soft fabric with a nice pattern.

At the end of the tutorial you will see other designs of handbags made with the same technique and also really easy.  Enjoy this tutorial!


January 19, 2011

How to make a venetian mask easy-to-make

Get ready for the carnival with this easy and fun craft project! 
Learn how to make a really easy venetian mask using some card paper and decoration materials.

To create your own carnival paper mask start cutting a mask shape in a piece of card.
Choose some nice paper to decorate your mask like gift wrapping paper. Cut the paper into the shape of your mask and paste it to the mask.

Here comes the best part of this craft, which is the decoration of the mask.
Choose some ribbons and laces that you will glue to the mask. You can also add some beads or crystal gems, feathers and maybe paper decorations like tiny flowers or butterflies.

Anything is possible to make a carnival mask in your own style. Have a look at this video to see all the steps to make the carnival mask.

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