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 Sew Felt Purse

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April 25, 2014
Easy Sew Felt Purse

Over the years sewing with felt and comforting embroidery cottons has proved a hit with my girls again and again. This quick purse was made up from scraps of acrylic felt and oddments from a craft pack and was really easy to put together but a very pleasing finished product. You will need: Felt;...
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Felt Easter Egg Decorations

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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?

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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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Foam & Felt Mother’s Day Card

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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.

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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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Hama Bead Shamrock Patterns

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March 1, 2014
Hama Bead Shamrock Patterns

If you are gearing up for some St Patrick’s Day crafting, you might like these free hama bead patterns. Made with Green, Mint Green, Translucent Green and Pastel Green, they cheered up my day enormously. You can also strengthen them around the stalk with clear and make a mobile from them. I sorted the...
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St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Jar

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February 23, 2014
St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Jar

St Patrick’s Day seems the perfect time to bring out two of my favourite crafts again; Fimo and glass jar decorating! This is an easy craft which would be great as a sweetie jar (smarties arranged in rainbow layers perhaps?) or a candle jar or a place to collect you very own gold coins....
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Fabric Bag with Cat Motif

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October 22, 2013
Fabric Bag with Cat Motif

Over the Summer, Maddy wanted to experiment with using our new sewing machine and decided to have another  go at a bag she had tried once before and hadn’t been so pleased with. This time she put a little more thought into how to build up her pattern and layer the seams so it...
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Scruffy Cats in Pom Poms & Felt.

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October 21, 2013
Scruffy Cats in Pom Poms & Felt.

We love pom poms here but they’ve not been out for a while. Long autumn nights and evenings watching Strictly are here though, which means some winding of pom poms can happen and some cute crafts too. I’m still busy experimenting with making realistic patterns from different wool winding techniques but here are our...
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Hama Bead Cat Pattern

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October 20, 2013
Hama Bead Cat Pattern

Continuing on a cheerful theme of cat related crafts (I’ve not quite got to grips with Halloween yet this year, so I thought cats might be better!) Maddy has produced her signature cat in Hama Beads. Many years ago, though she doesn’t remember, they used to have a Willo the Wisp video and I...
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