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May 29, 2018

Today I've uploaded a video tutorial showing how to make this gorgeous lantern holder. The one I make in the video is perfectly sized for a Bon Maman preserve jar, which could hold a battery tea light or fairy lights or a real tea light or even be filled with wax and wicked. Just be careful of where you are hanging it if you are using real flame and also make sure that the handle is longer so that the flame is further away from the branch that the whole thing is suspended from.

I used a 3.5mm hook and Drops 100% recycle...

January 16, 2018

I had a real blitz of paper craft projects to bring in the new year which I blogged about on my paper craft blog at and also shared as tutorials on the Crafty Little Things UK You Tube Channel. I've embedded my favourite project here and included a gallery of the other projects below.

I thought I'd do a round up here as some of them will be used to package Crafty Little Things products in 2018 and some may even make it into our store as products so you might want to take a look. This week I'm sh...

August 4, 2017

I think I've shared a version of this lovely bunting with  you before but here's another one for you. Sometimes it's nice to expand on what you see as product descriptions in our store with a blog post. It gives our customer more information and lets other crafters in on how we did it so they can give it a go too maybe.

So this one is gorgeous and comes as a standard set of 4 x 3 inch cards which are backed with strong kraft card for strength and durability and then topped with a slightly smaller white card. The edges o...

July 29, 2017

Over in our online store (eventually) you will find these cute little button wax melts which come in a range of colours and fragrances to suit your tastes. We present them in small, medium or large boxes or bags as standard but if you want us to make something special for you to gift a friend or family member then we can do that for you.

This cute little handbag gift bag held  60gms of white fruit fragranced buttons for a lucky sister's birthday. A fab little easy gift for anybody who loves candles/wax melts and great t...

July 10, 2017

What do you do with your left over fragranced melted wax or your production mishaps? 

One of the best things about candle making is that there is usually very little waste as mistakes can be remelted and repoured...taking care with the reheating and its effect on wax and fragrance and colouring of course. Our 'repours' are never sold but given to charity or burned off around the office as are some of our imperfects. However, this is hand made, we're not a factory, so imperfect as long as it's not unsafe or unsightly is...

July 9, 2017

Over in our store you can order a range of container candles and wax melts in core fragrance collections which we carefully put together. We also offer a bespoke special occasion candle making service where we customise labelling on the container be it metal or glass and we also customise packaging to suit your occasion if that is what you would like us to do. 

All of our candles and wax melts come with handmade gift packaging included in the retail price but if the customer wants something a little more special we...

July 9, 2017

Now and then I'll review a product on my blog especially if I'm strongly for or against it, as a recommendation or warning. I'm not paid to review products, if ever I was to be then I would still give my honest opinion and would let my readers know I was being paid. So for this I'm not, I bought these of my own free will, paid the same as anyone else for them and have found them to be one of the best things I've ever bought as a crafter and as a homemaker.


So who doesn't like an item that has several uses? Saves money,...

July 2, 2017

Just a heads up if you're not a subscriber that our monthly newsletter is now available to download and have a read of in the documents section of the website or simply by CLICKING HERE.

If you've not subscribed then sign up to get a copy hot off the press each month in your inbox and we do have some subscriber only discount coupons coming soon which will be exclusive to those who are signed up to our newsletter. So don't miss out on some money off whatever is in our shop when it opens REALLY SOON!

What the newsletter do...

June 24, 2017

I decided it was time to give my candle making a bit of a revamp which is another reason the shop is slow to open. I figured I may as well launch new product designs and collections at the same time as I open the store so a little longer and it will be officially open for business.

So I toyed with a few ideas and eventually came up with this gorgeous little belly band design which uses a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and pre-printed Very Vanilla cardstock which is then punched out using the fab new Pretty Label punch....

February 4, 2017

It's taken a while to get right and even then it's disputable that I have but one thing we do around here is follow through on ideas. This is the first post on the brand new look website. Not only can you read regular posts here but you can take a look at products and shop for them by clicking on the Crafty Little Things shop button at the top of the page. 

I'm also delighted to have recently become an official Stampin Up! demonstrator so now we can show you how to make wonderful handcrafted items using t...

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