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Handmade Christmas Cards on a Budget by Hannah

Handmade Christmas Cards on a Budget by Hannah

Sending handmade Christmas cards is a lovely touch and can be done with minimal fuss and materials. We sell packs of 50 blank cards in various sizes in cream and white and individual coloured pens starting at £1.30 and packs of pens for as little as £2.50 for 10 colours. We have used a Tombow pen for our cards, preferring it’s dual end with a brush end and a smaller bullet nib end, however any coloured pen or pencil would…

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How to Make Gift Tags for Christmas and Special Occasions

How to Make Gift Tags for Christmas and Special Occasions

Making your own gift tags can save you money and also adds a great personal touch to your gift. The materials you will need can be as basic or fancy as you like, listed below will be the essentials and then the optional extra materials we have found useful. Basic Materials: Scissors Thick paper/card String Paints or pens to decorate Hole punch Useful extras: Coloured thread Glitter (loose or glue) Brusho paint Schmincke Aqua Bronze powders Fineliner pen Washi tape…

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Paper Candles by Hannah

Paper Candles by Hannah

Paper candles are a brilliant idea for parties, not just for children, but adults alike. You can get the spooky effect of a candle but without the safety concerns of having lots of lit candles about. They are very easy to make and use very little materials. You will simply need some card, glue or double-sided tape and some form of thick paint. Cut a rectangle out of the card and roll into a tube shape. I used double sided…

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Brusho Pumpkin Bunting by Hannah

Brusho Pumpkin Bunting by Hannah

Bunting is a really fun way of decorating your room or window and what better way to get into the spooky festivities than hanging pumpkins all around! Using Brusho is a really quick way of decorating large areas of paper and because it is made up of various different pigments you get a lovely speckled look to your pumpkin. We combined a couple of colours, including Orange and Dark Brown, however using just Orange would suffice. Draw out your pumpkin…

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How to Decorate Canvas Shoes using Alcohol Inks, Setacolor paints and Tulip paint.

How to Decorate Canvas Shoes using Alcohol Inks, Setacolor paints and Tulip paint.

by Hannah Shepherd For quite some time I have wanted to try decorating shoes with alcohol inks. After watching a few videos online where people used alcohol based Sharpie pens to draw onto the shoe and then used rubbing alcohol to blend the colours. I wanted to try out the Piῆata alcohol inks on fabric just to see if they would work in the same way. I purchased some inexpensive, plain white canvas shoes and then experimented with putting the…

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DIY Gifts | 25 Crafts of Christmas

DIY Gifts | 25 Crafts of Christmas

Give the gift that keeps on giving this Christmas with these DIY Gift Ideas from Tindalls. From making your own soap, to decorating a festive tealight holder, there’s a DIY Gift for everyone this Chrismas.  1. Soap Making Materials: House of Crafts Soap Making Kit Additional items such as essential oils, petals, herbs, oats etc are optional. Making your own soap for Christmas gifts is a fantastic way to gift someone something handmade but also practical and useful. We sell…

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Green Christmas Crafts | 25 Crafts of Christmas

Green Christmas Crafts | 25 Crafts of Christmas

We’re trying to be a little more environmentally conscious at Tindalls and therefore have been looking at DIYs that use some recycled or environmentally friendly materials. Using these materials you already have lying about the house in conjunction with a few paints you can create some unique and special DIYs. Although this blog is focusing on Christmas DIYs, all of the below can be customised to be used all year round for birthdays or other occasions. 1. Potato Stamps A…

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How to Make Your Very Own Advent Calendar

How to Make Your Very Own Advent Calendar

  We are well and truly caught up in the festive spirit at Tindalls! This year we have decided to try our hand at some Christmas DIYs and will be blogging what we get up to. Our first creation is an advent calendar that is super fun to make, especially as you can decorate it as you wish, which means you can personalise it towards specific people. You Will Need 25 Empty Toilet Roll Tubes (or kitchen roll tubes cut…

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How to Make Tassel Earrings by Shannon Adams

How to Make Tassel Earrings by Shannon Adams

  You will need: Assorted coloured embroidery thread Scissors Fish hook earrings A piece of cardboard   1.Start by wrapping your thread around your piece of cardboard. I recommend about 12 loops, but the more you do the thicker the tassel. 2. Cut off the excess thread. Get another piece of embroidery thread and separate into one string, loop it under the thread on the cardboard and tie it tightly at the top to keep all the threads together. Don’t…

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