Homemade gifts


How to Make a Popsicle Stick Pencil Cup

Popsicle Stick Pencil Cup – Upcycled Tin Can Craft is a paid collaborative craft with Bostik. Long-term readers will know that I am a big fan of Bostik products. They are part of my craft material armoury and perfect for using with children. This DIY pencil holder is a way to upcycle a tin can and use craft sticks (lolly sticks) that come in every craft kit!


10 Family Friendly Essential Oil Crafts 1

I am a big fan of essential oils and use them at home all the time, so I thought I would round up some family-friendly essential oil crafts that are safe and fun to make. You can do so much with essential oils; personally, I prefer them to artificial fragrances in candles, cleaning products and homemade bath soaks, etc. It is always important when you shop essential oils that you check out what essential oils are safe to use with children (not under 3’s) before you use them and also what dosage to use. I love that there are so many more ways than just an oil diffuser to use your […]


Great DIY Photo Gifts for Grandparents

Great DIY Photo Gifts for Grandparents is a paid collaborative post with Snappy Snaps photo printing. During these last few years being apart from the people that really matter has really helped me focus on the moments that matter. The things that have made a real impact in our lives are often small moments and so much of the joy comes from sharing those moments with people that they will bring joy to aswell.


DIY Hand Sanitiser Label on My Cricut 1

I love using brown glass bottles in my home, they are chic, simple and brilliant to personalise which is how this DIY Hand Sanitiser Label came to be made. It seems that hand sanitiser is here for the long term and instead of buying small bottles and being left with lots of plastic wastage, we have moved on to buying a large bottle and decanting it into brown glass jars and small handheld bottles for individuals.


DIY knot headband (Alice band)

I kept seeing knot headbands or Alice bands everywhere, but they are so expensive and I kept thinking I could make my own. The trend for knot headbands was with us last year and I think that it is here to stay for a while and will look fabulous with chunky knitted jumpers and is perfect for keeping your hair out of your face on windy days.


DIY Bath Oil that Foams 3

Our DIY bath oil is made with moisturising rice bran oil which is known for its ability to cleanse, soften, moisturise, soothe, nourish, and smooth the skin. Pour our DIY Foaming Bath Oil into a hot bath and enjoy a fragrant, foaming and skin-softening bath fragranced with essential oils or emulsify by using a scrunchie or sponge in the shower or bath. I made our latest batch with sweet orange essential oil and it is delicious.


Candle Making for Beginners 1

I love candles, they bring so much warmth and glowing light especially over our dark winters. However due to my candle addiction I was left with a lot of empty candle jars and rather than keep buying more candles, I decided to have a go at candle making and making my own container jar candles.


How to make a foldable Cardboard Box Tractor with Free Printables 3

How to make a foldable tractor out of a cardboard box with free printables is a paid collaboration with Halfords #ImaginationStation. One of my best ever gifts was a bike and this is the same for lots of children, but also kids LOVE cardboard boxes. So why not reuse the cardboard box that comes with your child bike and make a brilliant cardboard tractor, even better this cardboard box tractor folds flat for storage.


Tissue Confetti DIY Decorated Photo Frame 2

Tissue Confetti DIY Decorated Photo Frame wa a paid collaborative post with Bostik. This is a super simple craft DIY that is a perfect group craft for tweens and teens. Just imagine doing this as a birthday party craft or with a group of beavers or cubs. Alternatively, you could make this for the birthday boy/girl and pop a picture of them in it.


DIY Applique Monstera Leaf Cushions using The Cricut Maker

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. These DIY Applique Monstera Leaf Cushions were cut out using my Cricut Maker and its rotary cutter blade. The game changer for me between the Cricket Maker and previous Cricut cutting machines is its ability to cut fabric unstabilised with ease, accuracy and speed.


DIY Painted Terracotta Plant Pots – with Herb Puns 2

DIY Painted Terracotta Plant Pots – with Herb Puns is a paid collaboration with Bostik. If you are anything like me then you will have some of those supermarket herbs on your windowsill and these DIY painted plant pots are a great way to keep them, rather than in their sad black plastic pots with cellophane wrappers.


DIY Customised Umbrella using iron-on vinyl 2

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. This Iron on Umbrella DIY is a quick project and a great way to put a happy slant on a rainy day. I have always been a fan of personalised items and love how easy and quick it is to make my own customised umbrella using iron on vinyl with the Cricut Maker and The Cricut EasyPress 2.