Raising Money for GOSH with ParcelHero #PHWinterWorkshop
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Last year ParcelHero had 24 bloggers, artist and crafter’s from around the world to decorate a wooden box anyway they wanted and they were then auctioned off to raise money for Oxfam. ParcelHero are doing the #PHWinterWorkshop again this year, will all the money raised going to Great Ormond Street Hospital. I am one of the bloggers that has decorated a …
Celebrating 400 years since William Shakespeare
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When I was at school I remember having to read William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It is the only book I have read of Shakespeare and I really loved it. I remember after reading dreaming out if I had someone I loved and our parents kept us apart and just how romantic it all was. It did take me a …
Step by Step Guide on How to Create a Floral Crown
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  Did you know that floral crowns are making a comeback? Floral crowns tend to be associated with folk music and hippies from the 60’s, but they are so beautiful and easy to make that they have never really gone out of fashion. As you can imagine, flowers, bouquets and floral arrangements are essential for weddings and this is where …
Craft Studio Books – 20 Creative Products in Each One
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    Thames & Hudson have just released a new series of books : The Craft Studio. The first four book came out in the shops yesterday. The first 4 titles are : Stamping & Printing – personalise items with home-made stamps and with various printing techniques Brooches – make original and sophisticated brooches Tote Bags – create and custom tote …
Saying Goodbye to Craftseller magazine
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I while ago I became apart of the Magazine.co.uk bloggers, I got to choose a magazine I would like to read and basically write about it and share it with you. I choose Craftseller magazine. Which is filled with a range of different crafts for all ability’s. I have really been enjoying reading this magazine, but unfortunately, they have decided …
Handmade Frozen Bracelets
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I recently received loads of lovely beads from House of Gems. They have loads of wonderful beads and jewelry supply’s to choose from. Here are some of the beads I got: The first thing I decided to make with these beads were some beautiful ‘Frozen’ themed bracelets for my daughter Caitlin. She just loves the film Frozen and she has …
New Docrafts Papermaina Items + Giveaway
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I love crafting, but I haven’t had the time to do it for the last few months. So I am hoping to get back into it after Christmas. I was sent some new items out from Docrafts which I love. The items were some lovely chalkboard stickers  RRP £3.00 for 24 stickers from the chalk craft range, some gorgeous heart …
Recreating Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh with Galt
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Me and my kids was recently asked if we would like to recreate our own version of  ‘Sunflowers’ by Vincent Van Gogh. We was sent out some felt tips and art jar from Galt The art jar was very impressive and there was loads of fun stuff in it We printed the sunflowers template out and got to work making …
DIY Cupcake Stand
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Happy Monday again, everyone! It’s Dani, hopping on over from Busy Mom’s Helper. I’ve got an uber awesome tutorial for your today…. a DIY Cupcake Stand! I love cute cupcakes, don’t you? One thing that can really destroy an adorable cupcake, though….the cupcake stand! I hate how expensive they are, though. So we made our own! Super easy, super budget-friendly, …
25 Cute Penguin Things to Make and Do
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Did you know that it was National Penguin Awareness Day on 20th January? I love penguins, they are one of my favourite animals besides owls and to celebrate I’m sharing with you a round up of 25 Cute Penguin Things To Make & Do, which are perfect to make by yourself or with the kids.  Which ones will you be trying …
Twig Stars
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I’ve seen quite a few twig stars on Pinterest and thought I’d have a go at making some myself as they look really pretty in the garden. All you need to make these are 5 twigs approx the same size, or just cut some to size. Place them in a 5 point star shape and fasten the ends together with …
Handmade Twig Wreath
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I love to get all cosy in winter and just sit on my sofa with a hot chocolate under a blanket and having pretty things around my house to looks at. I like to bring nature inside the house so I decided to make a lovely wreath from things that I had found in my garden. Here’s a lovely mini …
Custom Made Wallets {guest post}
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I’m so excited to be asked to guest post for Natasha. I’ve been super busy sewing this week.  Here are 4 new wallets that I’ve made in the last few days.  These first three are up in my Etsy shop, and the last one was a gift for my daughter’s friend.    These wallets are so fun because you can …
HGK shop 1st Birthday {guest post}
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Hi! I’m Audrey from HGK and this is my very first guest post, right here on Serenity You, so I’m thrilled (and a little nervous) to be here. Thank you Natasha! Have you heard of DaWanda? If not, you should really go and take a look. It’s an international marketplace for handmade items and supplies. A bit like the european …
Crafting with Leather
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Have you ever crafted with leather? I haven’t. But just look at this beautiful box.It doesn’t even look like it’s made with leather but wood. It’s just stunning! and I love these brown leather handmade bags. I would love to be able to make one of these. But as I have never worked with leather before I thought I would …
Polo to Girl’s Dress: Tutorial {guest post}
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Hi Serenity You readers! I’m MammaNene, the italian mum behind SergerPepper. I love to write about my sewing adventures and I share often clothes refashions, tutorials and free patterns. First of all I have to thank Natasha for the opportunity she’s giving me: I love her blog that I’m reading (and following) from a while, now, so it’s an honor …
Designed Comb {guest post}
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Today I have Khadija from www.creativekhadija.com guest posting and showing us how to make a plain wooden comb gorgeous!! ************************* Simple is boring sometimes..Agree? well a few simple things are usually boring near me,(while crafting specially) this wooden comb is also among one of those things.. when I saw this plain wooden hair comb I thought I should be designing …
How to Make a Peter Pan Collar {guest Post}
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Hi, What’s up all you Serenity You fans! Today on this guest post, I decided to show you guys how to make my FAVOURITE accessory. Peter Pan Collars look so good I just love them. If you don’t know what Peter Pan Collars are I’ll show you a picture. The Picture: This is from Dolly Bow Bow. I’m going to be showing …
Take Fine Art Classes with Craftsy
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With the launch of six art classes, Craftsy is proud to announce a new category – Fine Art! Let our world-class art instructors teach you professional techniques to elevate your art, regardless of your skill level or preferred media. From landscape drawing to portraiture, watercolors to acrylics, these classes allow you to learn on your own time, at your convenience …
FREE Mini Courses on Craftsy
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Craftsy have some great Free mini courses running through out June, take a look below and sign up for one. You have nothing to lose as they are all completely FREE Know Your Wool: Do you wonder where your yarn comes from? Learn about different types of wool and the individual characteristics of each. The Hand-Painted Cake: Elevate your cake …
14 Valentine’s Crafts
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Valentine’s heart to love wreath from Two Succulent Sisters Sweetheart Glitter Cottage from Sew Can Do Valentine Topiary from The NY Melrose Family Flower Heart Wreath from Bliss Bloom Blog Love Letters Art from One Tough Mom Paper Heart Valentines Wreath from Delicate Construction DIY Valentine Art from Sew Fantastic Valentine Heart Candle from Crafty Journal Valentine Washi tape Bottles from Vixen Made Valentine Mail Boxes from A Bowl Full …
The Surprising Health Benefits of Arts and Crafts Activities {guest post}
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source The Surprising Health Benefits of Arts and Crafts Activities   Taking part in arts and crafts activities is both rewarding and relaxing. It is challenging but not to the extent that it leaves you mentally exhausted, which makes it perfect for de-stressing. It is therefore unlikely to come as a surprise that it possesses a number of health benefits. …
Mini Yarn Christmas Trees
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I’ve seen loads of these yarn Christmas trees around, so I thought I’d make some myself. All you need is a paper plate, yarn, hot glue and some sequins. First get your paper plate and cut it in half. Roll it up into a cone shape and hold it together with some tape. Then starting from the top hot glue …
Mini Box Advent Calendar {Tutorial}
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This year I made another advent calendar for my 7 year old. Last year I made a Toilet Roll Advent Calendar, this year I’ve gone for mini boxes filled with treats. All you need to make this is scrap paper, scissors and a paper cutter I used 6×6 inch paper and cut each piece into four, so that they were …
Last Year’s Advent Calendar
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This is the advent calendar that I made last year My Toilet Roll Advent Calendar This is also one of my most viewed postsTake a look here to see how I made it And check back tomorrow to see my advent I made for this year Linking to some of these great parties