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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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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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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Pom Pom Flowers

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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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Guest Post: Owl Cut Out Craft

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March 27, 2013
Guest Post: Owl Cut Out Craft

Owls seem to be very popular at the moment and my daughters are always asking me to draw some owls to colour in. I’ve drawn or coloured quite a few owls recently and have worked out some basic shapes (and variations) to use to form the owl. I even made a colouring sheet, so...
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Easter Jar Basket in Felt & Fimo

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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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Fimo Heart Name Charms

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February 16, 2013
Fimo Heart Name Charms

I finally got round to finishing these little love hearts last night; rather late as a Valentine craft so I think I might start my Mother's Day crafting with them instead! At Christmas I was given mica powders to play with; these are cheap to buy on eBay, a scrapbooking material that seems to...
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Chinese New Year Hama Beads

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January 13, 2013
Chinese New Year Hama Beads

This week my kids and I are going to spend some time revisiting Chinese New Year  and seeing what we can remember from previous times we’ve explored it. The Hama Bead patterns are old ones and have previously featured on our family blog but I thought I would pop them over here too. The...
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Easy Handsewn Christmas Ornaments

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November 21, 2012
Easy Handsewn Christmas Ornaments

We wanted to make some pretty traditional ornaments to go on our light up twigs this Christmas. Since we are currently sewing-machine-less due to an accident with an over-zealous daughter and a large wedge of material, it is handsewing all the way. This time we thought we would add some festive fabrics to our...
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