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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Easy Beaded Christmas Elves

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November 26, 2012
Easy Beaded Christmas Elves

Last year we had fun making these little beaded elves from pipe cleaners and wooden beads. With some creativity, bits of fabric and ribbon we ended up making lots of fairies too and strayed into Fimo heads and faces too; the possibilities are pretty endless. First of all we bought some assorted wooden beads...
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Bead & Button & Bell Xmas Decorations

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November 11, 2012
Bead & Button & Bell Xmas Decorations

A really quick and easy make last year was these  bead and button decorations made with memory wire, beads, buttons, bells, ribbons and yarn. eBay proved a good source of all of these bits and bobs, though they have inspired me to maybe add some of those things to our own shop next year....
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Butterfly Shapes & Symmetry

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October 15, 2012
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....
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Autumn Button Bracelet

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October 12, 2012
Autumn Button Bracelet

A couple of years ago, I started collecting button pictures on Pinterest. Something about them appealed to me after giving a tray of them to my littlest girl to entertain herself one day. Initially there were very few pictures on there but then suddenly a raft of them began to appear and before I...
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Button Butterfly Card Toppers

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September 5, 2012

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. Read more »

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