Reader favourites – 5 most beautiful craft ideas
This blog post is to make it easy for you to discover our most-loved craft ideas. I know that many of you come to us from Pinterest and you’ll get cracking with whatever creative idea brought you here. Maybe that was a baby bunny knitting pattern, dried flower embroidery tutorial, a Tilda fabric doll pattern, DIY felted slippers, rose petal jam recipe, willow piglet to weave… Or masses of other ideas. Whatever it was that brought you here, I LOVE that you have found inspiration in the creative craft ideas we share. But… I suspect that many of you don’t go on to discover the other beautiful craft ideas you’d love. If you knew they were there.
So… that’s why I decided to a round-up of 5 of our reader favourites. Hope you enjoy!
Top 5 most beautiful craft ideas
Craft idea No 1 Dried flower embroidery
This idea received over a million views over on Pinterest in just one week, so I know how much you love Olga Prinku’s dried flower embroidery ideas!
Olga has shared simple step by steps to mastering the art of embroidering with dried flowers with our readers. Click through to find out more and to see loads more beautiful ideas to inspire you.
How to make embroidery hoop art with dried flowers
There’s A LOT of love out there for the colourful beautiful world of Tilda fabrics and patterns too! If you’d like to make this angel doll or 4 other pretty fabric dolls, click through and choose from 5 free doll patterns. As well as this Autumn Angel doll, there are free patterns to make: a basic Fia doll, Bon Voyage, Beach Belle, Christmas Angel and Kitschy Friends dolls too. There are links to buy all the fabrics and supplies you need too.
Tilda doll patterns 5 free downloads
Craft idea No 3: knit a cuddly toy
Whether you fall in love with this little bear pattern or it’s these cute kittens that steal your heart, these two projects are sure to be treasured – and cuddled – for years.
Little bear: Adorable teddy bear patterns you’ll love to knit
Kittens: How to knit a cat or kitten – knitting patterns & tutorial
Craft idea No 4: make dried flower wreaths & decorations
Dried flowers are definitely having a moment right now! If you’re wanting to grow your own, or simply try out some beautiful dried flower craft ideas, you will love Everlastings by Bex Partridge. It’s a beautiful book packed with expert tips and inspiration, including this beautiful hanging dried flower decoration. It uses a vintage riddle, dried flowers and fine thread. Bex has shared other totally beautiful dried flower ideas with our readers too – including a mini wreath to gift wrap decoration and a seasonal hanging bough. Click through to find out more and to get all the info you need.
How to make a dried flower wreath
Craft idea No 5: DIY Eco cleaning recipes
I wish I had a pound for every time I received a message from a reader thanking me for the eco DIY cleaning recipes by Jen Chillingworth that we shared. The recipes do, as I know myself, really work and smell totally divine. Jen is author of brilliant book Clean Green and has kindly shared a few of her favourites with us. Discover her expert DIY recipes and the secrets of her own eco cleaning cupboard.
Click through to get simple recipes to make your own Lavender Cream Cleaner (above) as well as glass cleaner, bathroom cleaner, all-purpose spray and more.