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  • Crafting A Lollipop Stick Pencil Holder

    Here is a quick way to make a lollipop stick  pencil holder. At the end of the year teacher get gifts and this is a great one for your little ones to make something easy and quick they can use themselves or give to their teacher..

    Materials:
    Any old Soup Can (ring pull top)
    Lollipop Sticks
    PVA glue
    Elastic Band
    acrylic paints/glitter/ribbons for decorating (optional)

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  • Easy Roses With Satin Ribbons

    Have you often wondered how they make those beautiful roses made of silk or satin ribbons? They are becoming more and more popular now especially for special occasions such as wedding, christenings and anniversaries. The reason is simple you can keep them forever and they make a wonderful keepsake.
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  • Quick Felt Piggy Bank Craft Idea

    Do you get fed up with your pocket weighing down with loose change? we seem to accumulate it every time we go out shopping. The bottom of my purse can have at least 3 of 4 pounds worth of loose change at anyone time.

    So we have found this great Felt Piggy Bank craft idea that you can take around in your purse and keep your change in one place. A fuzzy, fat pig in the bottom of your purse will be much easier to grab a hold of than loose change.
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  • Craft Bracelet Made With Buttons

    This is a great quick and fun idea, we have lots of buttons on our website so if you dont have your own to choose from then you only need to check out the button section for all your needs.

    Pick out your favourite buttons you want to use, to balance the threaded string, use all 4 or all 2 holed buttons.
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  • Easy Craft Button Fridge Magnets

    Here is a quick and easy craft idea that is a lot of fun to create.

    Is your fridge covered in postcards, shopping lists and lovely paintings brought home from school? Well I know mine is and everything was held on with various stickers, blue tac, you name it. Then one good gust of wind from the back kitchen door and half of it would be on the kitchen floor.
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  • Button & Felt Headband Craft

    This is a quick and easy craft for mums and daughters or any female loved one in your family. You only need to be able to sew, a handful of your favourite buttons and a piece of felt and your imagination.

    What you will need to make this craft:

    Mixed buttons - matched to felt colour
    A4 Felt - any colour
    Craft cutter, or scissors
    cutting surface
    10mm wide or 20mm Black Ribbon - or colour to match felt and buttons

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  • Button Egg Carton Flower Craft

    This is a great easy craft for your children to create. It's so versatile too, you can use whatever materials you like to create this picture and any different coloured buttons or paints, just let your imagination flow.

    This is a great craft for birthday presents, anniversaries, Mothers Day, Fathers Day Etc. Change the colours to suit the occasion and a masterpiece will follow I'm sure.

    What You Will Need TO Create This Craft:

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  • Fast Easy Hair Clips

    Do you want to help your daughter make some Barbie style super stylish hairpins? Great looking hair pins can be really expensive. So, the best option is to make your own stylish hairpins. You can use colourful mixed buttons and get some great designs.

    DIY Button Hairpins Craft For Kids

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  • Crafting Short Cuts

    We have collected a few crafting short-cuts for all our customers which will give you a few "that's how they do that!!! moments. Well we hope they do anyway. We have picked a range of different things which will give you some inspiration. - Enjoy

    How to make teeny polka dots.
    This is how to make tiny poker dots on cards and pictures
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  • Fathers Day Lollipop Photo Frame

    Make an easy picture frame out of craft sticks or lollipop sticks. Find lots of creative ideas and tips to spice up this simple easy classic craft.

    What you will need

    • Lollipop sticks
    • Cardboard
    • White glue or hot glue gun
    • Poster paint
    • Paint brush
    • Scissors
    • Pencil
    • Ruler
    • Photo of Dad
    • Things to decorate your photo frame with: buttons, sequins, felt, pom poms, glitter or whatever you want

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  • Lollipop Stick Note Pad Holder

    This sticky notepad holder is useful and easy to make. Ideal for children aged 6-10.

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    Materials:
    Craft Glue
    Cardboard
    41 Lollipop Sticks
    Pen
    Post it note pad
    Felt pens
    scissors
  • Pom Pom Fathers Day Card

    Here is a great Fathers Day Craft your little ones can make.

    How To Do It

    Print out the word  "Daddy" onto a piece of white heavy paper / card. You could also hand-write it if you don't have a printer. Any kind of paper works, but heavier card will have more durability. Make the printing or writing quite large so that if your child places pom poms over the letters you can still read the word.

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  • Button Crafts for Kids on a Rainy Afternoon

    If you've got kids, it’s always ideal to have activities in hand in cases of rainy afternoons. Weekends are supposed to be spent outside or at their friends’ house but when the weather is awful, there’s nothing you can do but to stay in the house.
    While watching TV and playing with their devices are much preferred afternoon activities for the kids of today, you can prevent your kids from doing these by preparing some craft activities that they can do with you.

    Here are 5 Simple Crafts with Buttons that you and Your Kids Can do:

    1. Button Art Greeting Cards – Prepare some cards, markers, paint, glue, and some buttons. Tell your kids to stick buttons wherever on the cards and to draw any image using the button. The buttons could be the wheels of a car, balloons, the middle of flowers, lollipops – just absolutely anything. Once you’re done making them, tell them you’ll set them aside so you’ll have cards ready to give out for special occasions such as Mother’s Day or Grandma’s birthday.
    2. Monogram – Cut out some board paper, about half of a regular A4 size. Prepare some buttons, glue, and pencils. Tell your kids to draw a monogram of the letter of their first name. Once the letter is done, glue on the buttons over the entire letter. You can put holes on the upper corners, tie some ribbon or string, and put them up on the walls of your kids’ room or on their door.
    3. Button Tree – This is perfect for a Spring activity. Prepare some illustration boards, green and brown poster colour, glue, and plenty of buttons. Ask your kids to paint huge trees with branches but without leaves. Once the paint is dry, tell your kids to glue buttons on the trees as if they were the leaves. The more colourful the buttons, the better.
    4. Animal Puppets – Put on a puppet show after making these animal puppets. Prepare brown paper bags, coloured paper, glue, paint, and a few black buttons. Tell your kids to think of an animal they’d want to be. An easy one is a bunny. Draw a circle on pink paper, cut it out and glue on the fold of the upside down brown paper bag. Create other circles to make the face of the bunny. Cut out two long ears and stick on the tip of the brown paper bag. Stick two black buttons to serve as the bunny’s eyes and paint some whiskers. Create other animals for a fun puppet show.
    5. Button Rings – This craft is ideal for girls but boys can join, too. Prepare some big plastic buttons with big holes on them and a few strings of ribbon that can pass through the holes. String a ribbon through the holes of the button, attach to a finger, and tie it by making a bow.

    There are countless crafts with buttons that you can do on a rainy day. All you need to do is prepare the materials before the rainy season arrives, and keep the digital devices away for a productive and fun afternoon at home.

  • Easy Fast Craft Idea With Our Lovely Felt

    What better way to let the kids get creative than to let them create and design their own towns? The sky is the limit to what they can get creative with for this super fun play mat that is easily folded up and stored anywhere.

    Felt Play Mat

    Here is what you will need:

    Anycraft Felt
    Scissors
    Anycraft Glue
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  • Craft Your Easter Bunny Cup

    Whilst Easter is a religious holiday one of the most iconic symbols of Easter is the Easter bunny. Though the bunny is never mentioned in the Bible as a symbol of Easter, our tradition has always included it.  Word has it that this tradition was brought to the US by the Germans, through a book that referenced the hare as the one who brings the Easter eggs to the children.
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    Ever since it was practised in the US, the Easter bunny has always become one of the best symbols of Easter.
    If you’re planning on holding an egg hunt for your children, decorating your garden or home is a great idea to make it more lively.  You don’t have to spend too much though because the eggs, the basket, the food, and the prizes already cost a fair penny.  If you have the time this weekend, you can make your very own Easter Sunday decorations with your children using very simple materials.
  • Mum You Rock! Mothers Day Craft Idea

    Another great Mothers Day Craft Idea is the Mum You Rock! Paper Weight

    This is very easy to make and with a bit of glue paper, paint and a few buttons your little ones can make you a great paperweight.

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  • Simple Mother’s Day Crafts with Paper Flowers

    Mothers are the light of the family, and it’s only fitting that they are given a special day every year where they are celebrated.  But it’s not only actual mothers who receive special attention on this special occasion.

     Sons, daughters, and grandchildren hold the privilege of making this day special for the mothers in their lives.  It is common to give gifts and cake, but the more heartwarming gifts of all are ones that are made from the heart.  This is why home-made cards and DIY gifts are much more appreciated by mothers – as you simply did not just buy them from a store.  DIY gifts show that you took the extra special time to make something that you know will bring a smile to your mum or gran.

    Here are two simple Mother’s Day crafts that will surely brighten your mum’s face.  The first one is a paper flower arrangement that your mum can place in the living room of your house or on her desk at the office.  The second one is a quirky paper weight craft that will surely make your mum laugh.

    Simple Paper Flower Arrangement.

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    The materials that you need are:
    5 paper boards of different colors

    1 piece of drinking glass or vase
    Scotch tape
    Glue Gun and Glue Stick
    4-6 plastic buttons of different colors and sizes
    Satin Ribbon
    Pencil
    White Glue
    Workable Wire (easily cut with scissors)
    A Pair of Scissors
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  • Valentine Button Heart

     

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    The Materials that you need are:
    1 wooden flat frame about 6” x 6” in size
    Red cloth double the size of your frame
    1 dozen each of 4 Different sizes of white buttons
    Glue Stick
    Glue Gun
    Pencil

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  • Valentine Heart-Shaped Paper Banner

    Valentine Heart Button Banner for your party. Simple and easy to make craft idea to keep your children busy crafting.
  • Felt Ribbon Heart Pillow Case

    Here are the materials that you need:
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    Grey Felt Pillow Case (12” x 12”)
    Grey Felt 12” x 6” in size
    2 meters of  10mm red satin ribbon
    2 meters of  10mm pink satin ribbon
    2 meters of  light pink satin ribbon
    Glue Stick
    Glue Gun
    Pencil
    Scissors

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    Step 1:  Draw a heart in the middle of the pillow case and set aside.
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    Step 2:  Cut the ribbon into strips of 10” in size.
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  • Button Christmas Tree Decorations

    These simple to make decorations will give your little ones plenty to do over the break this Christmas time.

    You can use any old buttons you can find but green and brown are a good combination.
    Then you only need some floristry or binding wire.

    Thread three or four small buttons to make the base by looping the wire in a U shape. Then start with a large button for the base of the tree and work up with small buttons changing colours as you go until you have a nice tree shape.

    You can then add a star shape button to the top and give it a few twists to hold the buttons in place.
    Then make a small loop and cut to size to hang from the tree.

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    Great prices on mixed buttons only £2.99 for 100g with free delivery in the UK

  • Christmas Crafty Pom Pom Cones

    Here is a super fast super simple mini Christmas tree table decoration for you or your children to enjoy this Christmas time.

    All you need are some pine cones, some pva glue and some pom poms. You can sprinkle with glitter if you like to add a little extra sparkle but that is it. Get our mixed coloured bags of pom poms so you can do different or multi coloured decorations.

    Simple lightly glue the inside of the open pine cones and leave for 30 seconds for the glue to become slightly tacky.

    Then just take your favourite coloured pom poms and glue to the open parts of the pine cones and that is it!!!!

    Merrry Christmas crafting

     

     

  • Tasty Christmas Olive Pingu Penguins!

    This is a great way to spice up the olive bowl on Christmas day with Pingu Penguins
    The party food is very simple to make and will really wow your guests and family whilst delivering a north pole feel to your display.
    For all the olive and cheese fans in your family get ready to wow them with this simple fast idea.
    The quantities can vary depending on the number of guests you are expecting so you decide but here is what you need.

    Jar Of Black Olives
    Tub Of Cream Cheese
    Cocktail sticks
    A Few Carrots

    Two small round Camembert to make your Polar display
    Start by cutting one olive in half for the wings and get one whole one for the head
    Trim the carrots and cut into small round discs 1cm wide 5mm thick
    Cut a quarter out of the carrot base to make the feet and use the quarter for the beak
    Place the quarter in the whole olive and leave a little bit poking out to make a beak
    Place a blob of cream cheese on the remainder piece carrot base disk - use a tea spoon to get a round shape
    Now place the split in half olive on either side of the blob of cream cheese to make the wings
    Now push a cocktail stick through the head and place through the remainder of the body and secure into the carrot base for the feet.
    Then make as many as you need for your guests

    Make your display and your away! - Merry Christmas

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  • Christmas Gingerbread Reindeer

    We posted this image we found online for decorating a gingerbread men for the Christmas party. So we included the image and a recipe for making gingerbread men Reindeer!!! Reindeer Gingerbread

    When you are having your crafting parties over the Christmas period you can make a batch of these gingerbread men and then turn them into Reindeer's!

    Yes very easy just turn them upside down and decorate with icing to create these wonderful reindeer characters.

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  • Ribbon Halloween Glowing Mummy Light

    Download your own copy to keep and share  Halloween Download

    Halloween Glowing Mummy Light.  This craft project makes use of a recycled jar and a few meters of satin ribbon.  You can make several mummy lamps and place it right outside your front garden, lighting a pathway to your front door for trick or treaters.  Or, if you have an outdoor party on Halloween, you can place them on tables as centrepieces.

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    The materials that you need are:

    1 empty jar
    2 black buttons
    6 yards of white satin ribbon
    1 candle / tea light (or battery powered tea light)
    (Adult supervision required if using a candles)
    Glue Stick
    Glue Gun

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  • Felt Witch Can Table Decoration

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    This Halloween craft project is easy to make and it’s called the Felt Witch Can.  The witch has long been a popular symbol for Halloween, as they are often depicted as evil, old, and scary looking.  They have straw like wild hair, big noses, yellow teeth – and don't forget the green skin.  Create your iconic witch by using a recycled can and some felt cloth

    The materials that you will need are:

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    A small empty can
    Scissors
    Pencil
    Glue Gun
    Glue Stick
    Ruler
    3 meters of purple satin ribbon
    Black Felt
    Green Felt
    Yellow Felt

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  • Harvest Festival Apple Wreath

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    Another great children’s craft project is the apple wreath. This is great for decorating blank walls or on your main door as a welcome décor for your guests as they enter your house or class room.
    Adult help supervision required if you going to be doing this with your children

    The materials that you need are:

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    3" x 8" Coloured Felt – Yellow, Red, Green
    2" x 3" Brown Felt
    8" x 12" Cardboard Paper
    3" x 3" Cardboard Paper
    1 yard of Red Ribbon
    Any Circle Flat Object that fits into a 3" x 3" space
    1 Glue Stick
    Glue Gun
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  • Harvest Festival Felt & Button Corn Pencil Holder

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    One of the year's most family-oriented celebrations, the September Harvest Festival is a great time to celebrate and give thanks to the hard work of farmers and the bountiful produce of the earth. Though in today's modern times the actual harvesting is limited to those who actually own farms, this celebration is still a great time to get together with friends and family to serve as a thanksgiving to every blessing that one receives.

    To get in tune with the festivities, it's a fantastic idea to sprinkle your house with one or two decorations to celebrate this wonderful time of the year. Decorations will get your kids excited about activities that are about to take place, and if you're having a celebration at your house, will definitely add that Harvest Festival spirit to your party. Continue reading

  • Using Sequins For Crafting

    There are so many things that you can do with sequins. Those shiny little discs that come in all colours  shapes, and sizes can add sparkle to any object and craft project available there is. They are especially much in demand for holiday and Christmas craft projects that brighten any room. Here are four craft projects that you can do with sequins.

    The first project is the Christmas ball. If you're tired of your previous holiday's decorations, making your very own customized sequinned balls is as easy as one-two-three. All you need are styro balls in sizes of your preference; glue; ribbon; and plenty of small round sequins in many colours  If you don't like the white background colour of the styro balls, you can paint them with acrylic paint or even spray paint them gold or silver. Once the paint dries, tie a ribbon around the ball so you can easily hang it from your Christmas tree or anywhere you want to place it. You can cover the ball with glue all at once or stick the sequins one by one. You can place a stick in the middle of the ball so your hands won't be able to touch the glue as you fill it with sequins. Start gluing one colour of sequins all around the ball. For a customized appeal, you can form the name of a loved one using another colour of sequins to make it more personal. Continue reading

  • White Feathers For Craft Projects

    White feathers are fun arts and crafts materials that add depth and texture to any craft project. They're also very easy to use especially for children since all you have to do with them is to glue them on surfaces. There are many craft projects that can be done with white feathers and here are three simple projects that your children can do during those boring afternoons or for their fashion and costume needs.

    The first project can easily be done by smaller children. Kids as young as two years old can easily do this art project, with the supervision of an adult of course. White feathers are good materials when you want to introduce your child to animals, and in this project, you will be making the face of a chicken on cardboard paper. All you need are: one 8" x 10" cardboard paper in any colour  a pencil; a compass or small plate; one pack of small white feathers; glue; buttons; scissors; and one orange or yellow coloured paper. Continue reading

  • Satin Ribbon Crafting Ideas

    Four Simple and Easy-to-Do Crafting Ideas With Satin Ribbon

    Introduction

    Crafting can be enjoyed by anyone and it is very popular with creative individuals. Some do it as a hobby and others actually create crafts professionally. Whether making beautiful things is something that you do for fun or as a living, one trimming that is never absent in any person's craft box is satin ribbon.

    Satin Ribbons are the most versatile trimming that you can find. They come in varying sizes and colours and you can absolutely use them on almost any craft project imaginable. Satin ribbons have ornamental and symbolic functions. Many social awareness projects or organizations use satin ribbons to symbolize support--like the pink satin ribbon for breast cancer awareness and the red one for AIDS. You can find satin ribbons being used for many campaigns and corporate branding. Continue reading

  • Easter Chick Hair Clip

    One of the favorite things when it comes to the Easter holidays is to indulge one’s self in the presence of creating different types of craft ideas. The Easter break is not just about chocolate, ok well maybe it is but there are lovely craft things you can do too!! As we know that finding things to do with your little ones is always on the agenda.  Here at Anycraft we are constantly looking for craft ideas for children and adults too.

    Every Easter, Crafty parents are always looking and searching out for some new craft designs that either they can do or will be suitable for activities over the break. We have created a simple easy to do Easter hair clip that is fun to make and your little daughters will love it. You can use any sort of ribbon really but yellow is best and we do have a selection on the site here Continue reading

  • Mixed Button Craft Ideas

    Mixed buttons make an amazing craft item whether they are new, vintage or salvaged from clothing before it is cut into rags. They can be used as an embellishment or design. Use mixed buttons to make a beautiful button dish. It is ever so simple to make a button dish; all that is required are buttons and glue. Continue reading

  • Button Easter Eggs

    Button Easter Eggs

    The use of buttons as a setting for craft ideas has never really failed to amaze most crafters and we have a great craft idea for Easter that can let you create amazing looking eggs to wow your friends and family.
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  • Decorative Button Hanging

    Create a heart shaped template, similar to the one in the picture at the required size. Cut out two hearts from pink felt and one from pink card.

    Use all-purpose glue to stick the three hearts together, sandwiching the card heart between the two felt hearts.

    Cut a 22cm length of 3mm pink ribbon, fold to form a hanging loop and stitch to the centre of the heart. Continue reading

  • Christmas Button Wreath

    Button wreaths are easy and fun ornament for kids to make for the Christmas tree. These cute crafts also are great to use as decorations on wreaths, make as garland, or place on a doorknob.

    Supplies that you will need:
    • Various colored buttons of different shapes (or can be the same shape as well)
    • Thin craft wire
    • Ribbon
    • Scissors
    • Needle nose pliers

    Cut a piece of thin craft wire with scissors, roughly 6 to 8 inches long.

    Form the cut craft wire into the shape of a circle (just to shape the wire so that the buttons do not fall off).

    Thread the buttons through craft wire (any of the four circles, if you have buttons made like this). Keep threading the buttons onto the craft wire until it is almost completely full when you form it into a circle. Continue reading

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