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Posted December 15th, 2011 17:32

You may not be able to afford the latest games console but there's loads of great gifts you can craft for boys:

  1. Knitted Bear is the perfect bedtime companion.
  2. Comic Box makes for handy and cool storage.
  3. He'll never lose his place with a Giraffe Book Page Holder.
  4. Monster Guard Spray keeps scary monsters at bay.
  5. Keep his gadgets protected with an iPod Sandwich Cover.
  6. Make Homemade Gummy Bears in all kinds of shapes.
  7. Bring computer games to life with an Angry Bird Plushie.
  8. Let him draw rainbows everywhere with a Rainbow Crayon.
  9. Brain Cupcakes will freak out his friends and taste delicious.
  10. Keep his cash safe with a Retro Nintendo Controller Wallet.






Posted December 15th, 2011 16:51

Don't forget your pets this Christmas. Here's our top ten crafts to make them:

  1. Dress your cat up with a Kitty Cat Pirate Hat.
  2. Rodent Hammock makes for a cosy bed for small animals.
  3. Treat your doggy with Cheese, Carrot & Parsley Dog Biscuits.
  4. Make sure your kitty doesn't get lost with a Simple & Easy Cat Collar.
  5. Groovy Pet Bow will look cute on any animals.
  6. Your cat or dog will love a Suitcase Pet Bed.
  7. Kitschy Cardboard Box Cat House is the purrfect new play home for your kitty.
  8. Haute Couture Dog Lead & Collar is exactly what every posh pooch needs.
  9. Watch your kitty go wild over a Cat Nip Mouse.
  10. Terra Cotta Birdbath is an essential gift for any bird.




Posted December 15th, 2011 16:28

Yum, carry these around in your bag and you'll be everyones best friend.

Check out the recipe from Not So Humble Pie »







Posted December 15th, 2011 16:12

Grandad can be even tricker than Dad to find gifts for, so here's our top ten things to make him:

  1. Pencil Keychain is sure to come in handy.
  2. Keep him organized in the garden with a Easy Peasy Gardening Apron.
  3. Loose Leaf Tea Bag Envelope is perfect to send him in the mail.
  4. Keep the cold out with a Doggy Draft Excluder.
  5. An Owl Matchstick Holder will keep those matchsticks handy.
  6. Tell him to note down all his favourite stories in a Leather Journal.
  7. Antique Spoon Plant Markers are a great way to remember what's planted where.
  8. Fill up a Wellington Boot Christmas Stocking with lots of lovely little presents.
  9. No Bake Fudge is sure to please any sweet tooth.
  10. If your Grandad's a bird spotter, keep them in his garden with a Pine Cone Bird Feeder.




Posted December 15th, 2011 16:01

Keep Grandma happy this Christmas with our top ten DIY gifts:

  1. DIY Envelopes are perfect for the letters she sends.
  2. Brighten up her outfit with a Ribbon Rosette Brooch.
  3. 10 Minute Pillowcase Apron will keep her flour-free in the kitchen.
  4. Christmas Pudding Chocolates are a perfect Christmas trea.
  5. Knit a Corgi Plushie to keep her company.
  6. Vegan Lip Butter will keep her lips soft throughout the cold winter.
  7. Squirrel Brooch is sure to make her smile.
  8. Help her get crafty in the kitchen with a Cookie Mix Jar.
  9. Pocket Birthday Calendar will keep her organized all year long.
  10. Cath Kidston House Cushions look great in any room.




Posted December 15th, 2011 14:41

Another day, another adorable wreath!

Check out the how-to from Crate Paper Blog »





Posted December 15th, 2011 14:34

Dads can be tricky to pick for, so we've had a good think and come up with our top ten crafty gifts for your Dad:

  1. Keep his gadgets safe with a unique Tie Pod Cosy.
  2. Cork Coasters will protect your Mum's tables from Dad's coffee.
  3. No other Dad will have a Paper Cup Pendant Light Shade.
  4. Help him show up his pub buddies with a Real Ale Keyring.
  5. Induldge his sweet tooth with Easy Peppermint Creams.
  6. Business Card Holder will keep his cards looking professional.
  7. Make sure he's always on time with a LP Record Clock.
  8. He'll never lose a bill with a Record Mail Organizer.
  9. Gnome Terrarium will brighten up his desk.
  10. Help him travel in style with a Vinyl Passport Case.




Posted December 15th, 2011 14:08

We've scowered through the site and picked out our ten top Christmas gift ideas for your mum:

  1. Make her say yum with a Pie On A Stick.
  2. Sakura Blossom Lamp Shade will brighten up any room.
  3. Star Notebook Cover is great for taking down to-do's.
  4. Help her get her bag in order with a Bag Organizer.
  5. Any Mum would love a cute Owl Brooch.
  6. Cath Kidston Peg Bag will cheer up the weekly wash.
  7. Rosemary Lavendar Shampoo Bars smell great and last longer than normal shampoo.
  8. Keep clutter in check with a Magazine Bowl.
  9. Ice Cube Candles are great for relaxing evenings and long baths.
  10. Give her fashionable feet with The Elle Tie On Slipper.



It doesn't take a lot of money to acheive Emma Watson's designer style, just lots of DIY and here's how:

  1. Give yourself Cat Morley style cat eye make-up.
  2. Style your hair with some hair twists like cassiae.
  3. Give your mac a Burberry makeover with Charley H.
  4. Sew a gorgeous open backed dress with PinkWeeds.
  5. Sew a Chanel style quilted shoulder bag like Cat Morley.
  6. Hide one of sigrunelise's Harry Potter style wands in your bag.
  7. Accessorize with Sweet Autumn's chained pearl bracelet.
  8. DIY your own pair of Stella McCartney Asymmetrical Shoes with Matter Of Style.

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