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Top 10 Craft Videos

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Sometimes a video tutorial can be the best way to get to grips with a craft. This week we're sharing with you our top 10 crafty videos, from knitting and rag-rugging to paper and kids craft, so there's a video for everyone kind of crafter to enjoy!

Arm Knitted Infinity Scarf by Laura Strutt

This infinity scarf is a perfect quick project for beginner knitters, using no needles, just your arms and your favourite wool to make this chunky scarf!

Find more arm and finger knitting projects in Laura's book Arm and Finger Knitting.

 

Cardboard Telescope for Kids

All trainee pirates need a telescope in their dress-up box...with this simple cardboard craft project for kids, even the littlest hands can get crafty with cardboard and paint! This project involves NO GLUE and is a great way to recycle cardboard tubes/empty toilet rolls.

Find more kid's craft projects in Let's Get Crafty with Cardboard and Paint.

 

Origami Swans Mobile by Clare Youngs

We love how simple and yet how effective this project is...just one simple origami shape made in bright-coloured paper and duplicated many times can make a stunning mobile. This looks fabulous in a child's bedroom, or any room that you think could do with a pop of fluttering colour!

Find more mobile projects in Clare's book Mobile Art.

 

Rainbow Coloured Double Cross Loom Band by Lucy Hopping

We have to admit, we did love the loom-band craze! They're fun and simple to make and a great way to keep little fingers busy. Plus you can wear them when you're done or give them to friends, what's not to love?!

Learn to make all sorts of loom bands in Lucy's book Rubber Band Bracelets.

 

Origami Sweet Treats Gift Boxes by Mari Ono

These origami gift boxes are a lovely idea for children to make for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Easter or any time that they want to surprise friends or family with a homemade gift!

 

Find more origami projects in Mari's book The Simple Art of Origami.

 

Upcycled Vintage Plates

We adore the vintage look going on in this project. All you need are some old patterned paints and some spray paint of your choice to upcycle your old plates and add a splash of colour to your home or the glamping scene!

Christmas Stocking Card by Emma Hardy

It's  never too early to start thinking about Christmas! These stocking cards are a great festive project for kids to make and give to friends and family or just hang around the home as decoration.

Find more fun card designs in Emma's book Hand Crafted Cards.

 

Sock Caterpillar for Kids

If you're anything like us you'll end up with odd socks no matter how hard you try! Put them to good use to make this no-sew, cute little caterpillar.

Find more project's for kids in Let's Get Crafty with Fabric and Felt.

 

Tissue Paper Daffodil by Juliet Carr

These fabulous tissue paper daffodils are easier to make than you think. You could use them for parties or weddings or just to bring a bit of spring sunshine into your home.

Find more paper projects in Juliet's book Paper Pom-Poms and other Party Decorations.

 

Rag Rug Letters by Elspeth Jackson

Another great upcycling project to turn old bits of fabric into rag-rug letters, perfect to hang on children's bedroom doors, to display on shelves in your home or to give as a gift.

Find more rag-rugging projects in Elspeth's book Rag Rugs, Pillows & More.

 

Head over to our Youtube Channel, MAKEetc Books for more crafty videos.

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