Grown Up Crafts

DIY Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins

DIY Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins

With Halloween just around the corner, we are looking for some fantastic ways to spook up your home. These DIY Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins stood out.... they look fantastic (subtle yet colourful) but are also easy to make. Perfect for those rainy autumn days leading up to Halloween. Dangle them in…
Crochet Autumn Wreath

Crochet Autumn Wreath

Crochet Autumn Wreath Is it really Autumn/Fall already? Crochet is something that I finally managed to teach myself a few years ago (check out this excellent article on How to Learn to Crochet!) and since then I am always on the look out for fun and quirky projects. The key…
hula hoop rug

hula hoop rug

Oh how we LOVE the idea of a hula hoop rug! So we've explored lots of different basic weaving techniques, using twigs and leaves, and generally taking our time, enjoying weaving at its very basic. We would really like to have a go at something a little more complicated, so…
Embroidery thread lampshade

Embroidery thread lampshade

Embroidery thread lampshade SO, Embroidery thread, for a lampshade? - a wonderful and versatile craft material it turns out! Embroidery thread is easily available (also known as stranded cotton) and just look what you can make with it! It's not all about delicate embroidery, although, don't get me started, I…
Twig and string art ornaments

Twig and string art ornaments

Twig and string art ornaments With the holidays looming, we are looking to nature to inspire us for a little outdoor play - we really love to get the kids outside - and Mother Nature sure does love to inspire and furnish us with amazing free craft resources! So let's…
Light Saber Freezies Holder

Light Saber Freezies Holder

Light Saber Freezies Holder Calling all Star Wars Fans!!! Check out these hilarious "Light Saber Freezies Holders". Aren't they simply genius? Turn your Summer Freezy into a game of Star Wars and avoid getting cold hands whilst you are at it. These adorable crochet pattern would make a great quirky…
DIY Photo Wall Hanging

DIY Photo Wall Hanging

DIY Photo Wall Hanging In our house we love taking beautiful photos, capturing the memories and putting them on display but it can be hard to find new and interesting ways to display them!   We have so many ways to take photos now with cameras at the tips of…
DIY Pineapple clutch bag

DIY Pineapple clutch bag

DIY Pineapple clutch bag The weather is finally getting hotter, and with the arrival of some well needed sunshine, we’re looking forward to the summer holidays. We wanted some summer crafts to get us in a sunshine mood and found this gorgeous pineapple clutch bag DIY! This sparkly bag looks fantastic with…
Felt Banana DIY Craft

Felt Banana DIY Craft

Felt Banana DIY Craft Love this, perfect Felt Banana DIY Craft for your Cheeky Monkeys! This is SUCH a lovely craft - in fact, why not make a whole fruit bowl full of felt fruit (full of felt fruit? try saying that after a late night) This love of bananas has…
Grown up perler bead necklace DIY

Grown up perler bead necklace DIY

Grown up Perler bead necklace DIY Do you have some Hama beads (some call them Perler beads) in your house? chances are you do, particularly if you have kids! This is the type of crafty fun that really does span the ages - our teenage boys still like making Star Wars characters…