Welcome to Simple Crafts. Here you will find free resources to make seasonal and themed craft projects from very easy, to pretty tricky! We use Hama Beads, Polymer Clay, Yarn, Pom Poms, Sewing felt and fabric, paper and pen, buttons and beads and anything else we fancy to make crafting accessible!
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Felt Easter Egg Decorations

March 21, 2014
Felt Easter Egg Decorations

A year ago my girls spent a happy afternoon making these banners to decorate the house for Easter – such is life with a small person in the house, I’ve only just got round to blogging them. The template for the eggs was just a Hama Bead Egg board, something we can always find...
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What to do with a Polystyrene egg?

March 20, 2014
What to do with a Polystyrene egg?

We recently used a crafting kit from our website that included lots of bits and bobs of different craft materials, not least 3 different sizes of polystyrene egg. I was hoping to get to decorate one myself but the girls used them all up before I got a chance! I was rather pleased to...
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Easter Pom Pom Creatures

March 25, 2013
Easter Pom Pom Creatures

Maddy twizzled up a window display in pom poms and foam sheets this week to cheer up the frankly unimpressive winter weather and make it feel a little more spring like at home. Our trusty pom pom makers (coming soon to a brand new online craft shop near here are favourites with us and...
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Easter Jar Basket in Felt & Fimo

March 8, 2013
Easter Jar Basket in Felt & Fimo

Hello there! Maddy here, and I’m going to update you on my latest craft! most of the crafts we put on here are all Fimo or all felt or other crafting materials, but this one uses both felt and Fimo, oh, and a jar. Here it is, a pretty Easter basket (to put pretty...
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Foam & Felt Mother’s Day Card

March 18, 2014
Foam & Felt Mother’s Day Card

I’m not always very good at mixing my crafting media; I tend to make something out of all felt, or all Fimo etc But I happened to find myself playing with a Spring craft pack the other day that had been created in our shop for a set of bloggers and it pulled together...
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Simple Pipecleaner Daffodil.

March 9, 2014
Simple Pipecleaner Daffodil.

If you read our other blog, the one about out family, you’ll know it is now nearly 4 years since our little boy fdied at 11 days old. He was an April baby and daffodils are the flower that we most associate with him. This year though, the mild winter means they are already...
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Pom Pom Flowers

September 2, 2013
Pom Pom Flowers

It’s been a bit quiet here lately; I took some time out to enjoy my little boy, since he’s growing up all too fast and needed lots of mummy attention but I also found myself (as I’m wont to do) setting up a new shop for all the beautiful craft supplies that I like...
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Remembrance Day Poppy in Felt

November 6, 2012
Remembrance Day Poppy in Felt

We’ve done some great Remembrance Day crafts before, using the opportunity to talk through the significance of the day and read some war poetry, marking the 2 minute silence with our crafty friends as we went. Today we thought we would have a go at making our own poppies, since we’ve not yet been...
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Hand Sewn Butterfly & Flower Felt Picture

September 4, 2012
Hand Sewn Butterfly & Flower Felt Picture

Summer is nearly over and all those crafts are nearly ready to be put to bed for another year…. flowers, butterflies, rainbows and blossoming trees will soon give way to harvest, russet leaves, Halloween and fireworks. Even the glimmer of snow and Christmas doesn’t seem so very far away. I’ve got a few more...
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Butterflies

Butterfly Shapes & Symmetry

Butterfly Shapes & Symmetry

Over the summer we had a lot of fun with some felt pieces cut into the shape of butterflies, exploring different shapes, patterns and so on. One theme that came up a lot was symmetry, a concept my eldest has a disproportionate amount of difficulty with and which was new to my youngest girl....

Easy Crochet Butterflies

Easy Crochet Butterflies

The internet is full of ideas for crocheting and knitting insects and goodness knows they are all better at it than me but one of the great things about crochet is that once you have hold of a basic stitch (a double crochet in the UK, a single crochet if you are in the...

Button Butterfly Card Toppers

A year or so ago, I sat my then 6 year old with a tray full of buttons and left her to play. To my surprise, she was still there, hours later, making pictures as happily as Larry :) (Who is this Larry, I ask myself?)

I liked all her efforts so much that I started a Pinterest board to collect other ideas and since then, buttons seem to have just taken off as the latest craft fad.

Hand Sewn Butterfly & Flower Felt Picture

Hand Sewn Butterfly & Flower Felt Picture

Summer is nearly over and all those crafts are nearly ready to be put to bed for another year…. flowers, butterflies, rainbows and blossoming trees will soon give way to harvest, russet leaves, Halloween and fireworks. Even the glimmer of snow and Christmas doesn’t seem so very far away. I’ve got a few more...

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