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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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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Needle Felted Squirrel

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October 3, 2012
Needle Felted Squirrel

If you don’t fall instantly in love with this little creature, then I don’t know what to do for you! This is Maddy’s needle felted squirrel and I think he’s just divine. As usual, she had a picture in her head and far exceeded what I imagined she would do with the idea. This...
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Autumn Leaf Shapes Printable

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September 30, 2012
Autumn Leaf Shapes Printable

One of the things I always seem to want and can’t find (for free or in adequately easy to up and download form) are basic printables for nature shapes. I would use them for so many things; printing on coloured paper and cutting out from fabric to name just two. So I finally got...
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Autumn Hama Bead Coasters

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September 26, 2012
Autumn Hama Bead Coasters

Drink coasters are one of the most made things with Hama Beads and there have been loads of searches on this site recently for autumnal version of them. So Maddy made some to share with you and I think you’ll agree she did an excellent job. All three of these are made with Midi...
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Autumnal Fimo Candle Votive

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September 25, 2012
Autumnal Fimo Candle Votive

Sometimes when I’m trying out a new idea in Fimo, what I like to do is have a go at a very simple version first and then see what I like and don’t like about it before I go on to try a more complex version. Family life does tend to mean that I...
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Melted Hama Bead Leaves

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September 17, 2012
Melted Hama Bead Leaves

Recently I came across a way of melting Hama Beads in an oven to make shapes such as bowls and we had a go. We really liked the result and it got us thinking of other ways to use the beads in different ways. Since we had our palette of Autumn colours out anyway...
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Hama Bead Tree Autumn Leaves

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September 11, 2012
Hama Bead Tree Autumn Leaves

I’ve been meaning to teach my children to properly recognise British trees by their leaves for years and today we found ourselves having a look at this tree identification chart as part of a nature crafts project we want to do. That led to having a go at making some of them with Hama...
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Pom Pom Owl

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September 10, 2012
Pom Pom Owl

Last year my girls and I had fun making some spooky Halloween pom pom animals and people. One of the most effective ones was the owl we made, hooooo… (who? hoo? get diddit?) was really too cute to be anything spooky at all. Owls have been one of the great design icons of the...
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PomPom Trees for Fairies.

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August 22, 2012
PomPom Trees for Fairies.

My daughters and I had a whimsical moment the other day. We wanted to have a go at bigger versions of the tree I made for a model once, which was a Fimo base and a pom pom tree top. It occurred to us we could maybe make trunks out of all the different...
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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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