How to make ribbon pom-poms

How to make pom poms

Deck out your home with red, white and blue colours for your Jubilee Street party with some pretty ribbon pom-poms! We'll show you how with this free tutorial. These pom poms have been created by Hazel Ball - of home accessories website Velvet Brown. Read on to find out how it's done!

Adventures in scraplifting

Congralations to my new cousins Cassie & Dale on the arrival of baby Malachi! New babies are always a lovely excuse to reach for my card making kit, and I really enjoyed making this new baby card to welcome Malachi into the world. This shaped baby card was inspired by word-shaped-mini books – it’s also my first attempt at scraplifting – taking someone else’s layout I love and making it my own.

I got the idea for this new baby card after spying a ‘FAMILY’ word-mini album by Jane Dean in an old issue of Papercraft inspirations magazine. I loved the design and the idea of using it as inspiration - and converting a card front into four layers of letters to spell out a word appealed to me. (I’ve become a bit hooked on making cards with fun shapes or apertures lately.) So I sketeched out the word ‘BABY’ on to a card blank – then used this as my template to reach for my patterned papers.

Giveaway: ribbon jars

We've linked up with Sew Mama Sew to join in with their May giveway day. We're giving away a set of ribbon-filled jam jars - aka crafter's eye candy!

Tutorial: How to make shabby chic drinks decorations

Reasons to be happy today... here in England we're all having a day off work for the royal wedding. Which means the perfect excuse to get crafting! To celebrate we've got some friends visiting and are going to a picnic in the park. I wanted to craft some party supplies for the occasion, so here's my 'how to' guide to dressing up glasses with shabby chic decorations...

Video tutorial: how to make ribbon tulips

3 cheers for How Does She Make's nifty tutorial for how to make ribbon tulips! They're the perfect way to get more from my out-of-control ribbon stash.

5 ways with ric rac

Lately I've been ever so slightly obsessed with ric-rac. Whether I'm using it on my cards or sewing up beautiful borders it truly is top of the trims! Here are five favourite ideas for how to play with it

Easter craft ideas

With the first crocuses and daffodils springing up on my walk to The Making Spot HQ this morning, I'm in the mood for a spot of spring crafting. I'm a bit of an Easter addict, and top of my spring craft wish list are these easy Easter Egg hunt bags from Purl Soho.

How to make: fairground cards

This week was Mardi Gras, so I've been on the look out for carnival crafting to celebrate. Try these bright ideas to add a little fairground attraction to your card making...