5 crafty techniques to try in the new year

22 Dec, 2016

With 2017 just around the corner, why not revamp your craft mojo and try something new? Try a completely different type of project and see what you can create. Here's our top five techniques to begin the new year with a creative bang!

DIY flower garland

Brighten up any room with this spring flower garland, adding instant colour to any space. Xcut has such a fantastic range of floral dies, so why not have a go yourself? Simply die cut flowers, or create your own using nesting dies! Use a glue gun to attach to a piece of twine, and you're away!

Project originally published in the June issue (71) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

Origami planters

If you've never tried origami before, we have the perfect starter project for you. Simply download the template, choose your favourite papers, and voila! Why spend money on expensive pots and bases when you can create your own?

Project originally published in the July issue (72) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

Book folding

Upcycling is all the rage, and this make revolves around something everyone has in their homes… books! This project is perfect for a home-made gift, or even as a home decor piece. Simply fold the pages following this template,and you'll be a paper-folding expert in no time.

Project originally published in the February issue (67) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

 

 

Hessian organiser

New year, tidy craft room! This DIY storage solution is a great way to organise all of your buttons, stamps, dies and other little embellishments that hiding under your craft table. For this project, you'll be dusting off the sewing machine/needle as you stitch each pocket. It's amazing what a piece of hessian can do.

Project originally published in the December issue (65) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

Ever tried your hand at plaster of Paris? It's easier than you think, and the possibilities of what you can create with just a little mix and water are endless. It may take a few attempts to create your acetate mould, but once you've sussed it you'll be making moulds for everything! These pen pots are so handy, and look great in whatever colour palette you choose.

Project originally published in the January issue (66) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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