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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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Drawing Trees with Pastels

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July 31, 2012
Drawing Trees with Pastels

I love drawing trees and there will definitely be plenty of them on here as the site grows! However, here is a simple invitation to try out some gel oil and pastels of different sorts, blended together to produce unusual effects. This was a simple drawing done alongside several children using Djeco Gel Pastels...
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Needle Felted Christmas Tree

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July 30, 2012
Needle Felted Christmas Tree

A few years ago the girls and I had our first experience of needle felting. It’s not a craft for the fainthearted since the needles are barbed, hurt if you stab yourself and break easily. That said, it has been a craft we’ve enjoyed at various times and 3D modelling is greatly enhanced by...
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Hama Bead Autumn Trees

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July 25, 2012
Hama Bead Autumn Trees

Hama Beads are a wonderful way to make simple but very effective pictures and can be used by children and adult in a multitude of ways and means. One way is to make pictures which reflect the seasons, altering each one just slightly to suit the theme. Here is a pattern for an Autumn...
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Simple Fimo Tree Picture

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July 25, 2012
Simple Fimo Tree Picture

This was a lovely easy craft to introduce Fimo Polymer Clay to children. It can be adapted to different seasons and will be enjoyed by children of all abilities. Full instructions are available where this craft was first published at Fimo-Ideas. Fimo can be purchased at CraftMerrily. Step by step instructions for future crafts...
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Sewn Felt Tree

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July 25, 2012
Sewn Felt Tree

Creating pictures with felt, using a mixture of simple sewing, sticking and buttons as embellishments has been a great way of creating gorgeous wall art very quickly and easily. This picture was created using 3 shades of shop bought felt cut into rough circles. The circles were stitched with back stitch spirals, over stitch...
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What you will find on Simple Crafts.

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July 23, 2012
What you will find on Simple Crafts.

I'm a habitual crafter, always trying new things and new materials, but normally without the time or patience to become properly proficient at any of them! However, in my years as a mum and someone who always likes to have project on the go, I've discovered several things. One is that I have a...
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