Printables

Colourful Inksplash Gift Tags DIY February 13, 2018 00:00

Gorgeous gift tags inksplat DIY from London Craft Club

Here's a quick DIY I did when I was tidying up after a Brush Lettering workshop. We use a ton of lovely colourful inks, and gorgeous water colour paper, so this is a great way to use up left over materials: Here we go: 

You will need:
- Our gift tag printable on thin plain paper (Download it here)
- Watercolour paper
- Scissors
- Three coloured inks
- painbrush with a pointed end (you get one like for free in our Brush Lettering workshops)
- ribbons
- masking tape
- you might need a little kitchen paper

Gorgeous gift tags inksplat DIY from London Craft Club


Step one: 
Roughly cut out the templates - but don't cut right up to the line

Gorgeous gift tags inksplat DIY from London Craft Club


Step Two:
Stick the template on the watercolour paper and then cut through both layers of paper

Gorgeous gift tags inksplat DIY from London Craft Club

Step Three:
Punch a hole in the top of the tag

Step Four:
Paint patches of clean water onto the gift tag

Step Five:
When the water is still very wet, dip the tip of your brush in a colour, then dip just the tip of the inky brush into the water and watch it spread

Step Six: 

Repeat with more colours. If you put too much colour in, you can dab a little water away with kitchen paper. 

Leave them to dry. If the paper curls up, lay a piece of kitchen paper over it and iron it on a medium heat with NO steam. Add your ribbons, and you're done! 


Crafty Galentine's cards and more! February 04, 2018 10:18

 

Galentines Day with London Craft Club

It's time for waffles and cocktails! Galentine's Day is on the way and we've got some lovely printable cards for the crafty gals in your life - the printable is free, just scroll down. As ever it's designed by Hannah of Utensils0, our fave paper artist. And to top it off we've got a Pinterest board with crafty Galentine's ideas

London Craft Club x Utensils0 Galentines card printable free downloadYou will need:

This pdf - download it and print onto card, at least 200gms
Scissors or a scalpel
Optional:
Bonefolder
Sewing Needle
Thread
Glitter
Glue

Print out the pdf onto card and cut along the black line to separate them 

London Craft Club x Utensils0 Galentines card printable free download

Fold the cards in half - use a bonefolder to get a really clean fold

London Craft Club x Utensils0 Galentines card printable free download

You can gift them as they are or have the option to get crafty with them! Add some glue dotted around and sprinkle on some glitter or go ahead and do some cross stitching.

To cross stitch, first make the holes you'll stitch through. To do this, push the needle through the end of each cross. 

London Craft Club x Utensils0 Galentines card printable free download
Then thread up a needle and stitch your crosses. To keep the tail hidden, start by pushing up from the back to the front (making the holes in advance makes it a lot easier!) 

Then thread up a needle and stitch your crosses. To keep the tail hidden, start by pushing up from the back to the front (making the holes in advance makes it a lot easier!) 

How cute are they!

Then thread up a needle and stitch your crosses. To keep the tail hidden, start by pushing up from the back to the front (making the holes in advance makes it a lot easier!) 

We'd love to see your versions if you make one! Tag us on Instagram @londoncraftclub


A free Puffin printable for Bird Day! January 05, 2018 00:00

It's 5th January and it's Bird Day, which makes it the perfect day to share our gorgeous free printable by Hannah of Utensils0. Hannah chose a puffin for her printable, because they are on the endangered species list and they are a reminder that we need to think carefully about how we impact the lives and habitats of the animals we share the planet with.

So what can you do today to help celebrate Bird Day? Well you could do worse than put a bit of food out for your local birds so here's some advice from the RSPB about how, what and when to feed birds. 

To make this easy printable you will need:
Scalpel/Scissors
Double Sided Tape
Washi Tape
Ribbon
Puffin printable for London Craft Club by Utensils0
1. Print the puffins onto card and cut around the edges, you'll need to use a scalpel for at least the inside of the legs. *top tip - Move the paper around while you cut rather than trying to cut at odd angels, You can cut slightly inside the lines as well to avoid white edges.

Puffin printable for London Craft Club by Utensils0

2. If you'd like to make a greetings card use double sided tape stick the two sides together.

3. If you'd like to make gift tags use either washi tape or a hole punch to attach ribbon to the birds.

Puffin printable for London Craft Club by Utensils0

4. Cut the flying puffins out for wall decorations, or add ribbon to hang them around your home.

Puffin printable for London Craft Club by Utensils0

The possibilities are endless!

 


5 ways to forage yourself a DIY Christmas December 19, 2017 18:41

This year we have all been obsessed with plants - not just the super cool succulent thing, but the good old spider plant, ivy, cheese-plants, ferns... In fact all things green and growing have been sneaking into our houses everywhere. Pantone have even made Greenery their colour of 2017. And as Christmas trends are set in July, it's no surprise that this year it's been a foliage frenzy for Yuletide. 

London Craft Club has been trying out a thrifty DIY foraged Christmas to see how the foliage trend works at Yuletide

This is brilliant news, because I have saved a ton of money! And how often do I say that about crafting? Here's how:

1 - Midnight garden raids
I'm out at night nicking the deadhead hydrangeas up and down our street. One from each garden. No-one will notice. Shabby chic wreath on it's way

2 - Saving the garden fence
Ripping a lot of that dusty, cob-webby ivy off my poor garden fence is paying off because I'm bringing it indoors to wrap round all the banisters. I don't mind spiders

3 - Rosemary is impossible to kill
Yes, Rosemary, my one and only reliably alive garden plant that isn't a weed, just keeps on giving. Smells great, looks great, and keeps growing back

4 - Visits to the park with an ulterior motive.
I actually love standing around the adventure playground in the cold! Kids, you can help me carry all the tangly brambles and weird potentially poisonous berries home. 

5 - Any old leaf will do
Yes, if it's green, red, blue or white, wrap it round an embroidery hoops with some of that not-actually-sticky florist tape and actually it's quite hard to go wrong. I happen to have a 3 foot wide metal hoop, and this took me half an hour using just bits from my garden and £2 worth of flowers.  Because at the end of the day, leaves are really beautiful.

Here's my Pinterest board of foraged Christmas inspiration

Foraged wreath made from a London garden - London Craft Club show you how.

Have you tried it? I'd love to see what you made. How did you avoid spiders and bits of bark all over the kitchen? Can you glue gun ivy? Let me know how it went or what you think! 

 


Download and make this beautiful Christmas luminary star November 24, 2017 03:54

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Every month Hannah from Utensils0 shares one of her downloadable papercraft projects for you to make at home. This month it's a beautiful Christmas luminary star:
You will need:
Template printed onto card stock (download it here)
Scissors
Scalpel
Metal Ruler
Glue
LED Tealight
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1. Print the template onto the card stock of your choice, cut around the outlines of all the shapes.
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2. Using a scalpel lightly score the lines on the rectangle shapes, follow the lines that are dotted. Tip - you only need to lightly brush across enough to mark the paper but not cut it.
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3. Bend the bottom tabs all the same way.
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4. Zig zag fold the vertical lines on the rectangle, gluing one to the other with the vertical tab.
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5. Carefully glue the horizontal tabs onto the blank star shape, lining up the best you can with the edges of the star. Any extra can be cut off to neaten up the base.
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6. Cut out the stars and moons from the other star shape. Tip - Move the star shape around rather than trying to cut at awkward angles, to get a smooth curve on the moons cut a little bit, move the star and cut a little more at a time.
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7. Lightly score the dotted lines for the tabs.
London Craft Club and Craft Work host all sorts of creative learning experiences in London
8. Lightly score all the dooted lines going through the middle of the star.
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9. Fold down all the tabs in the same direction.
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10. Fold all the long lines starting from the triangle tip to the centre point downwards.
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11. Fold all the short lines from the centre point to the convex point upwards.
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12. Once all the folding is done you can bend over the longer tabs so they can glue behind the shorter tab next to it.
London Craft Club and Craft Work host all sorts of creative learning experiences in London
London Craft Club and Craft Work host all sorts of creative learning experiences in London
London Craft Club and Craft Work host all sorts of creative learning experiences in London

Super sweet Advent Calendar by Utensils0 November 22, 2017 21:26

calendar

Download this adorable free desk calendar by Hannah from Utensils0

You will need:
PDF printed double sided onto card (Download here)
Double sided tape
Scalpel
Metal ruler
1. Print the PDF onto each side of your A4 sheet of card. How your printer does this will depend on the printer you have, you can do a test run with a piece of paper to make sure you've got the trees the right way up

2. Fold the paper in half with the colour trees on the inside

3. Unfold the paper and cut along the grey lines of the triangles using a scalpel and metal ruler.
 

4. Very lightly score the bottom of each triangle to help them open later on.

5. Stick the double sided tape around the edge on one half, fold it to stick it shut.

Each day you can watch your tree grow with each door you open!


My free printable colour tool! November 17, 2017 19:35

 

Download Sonia Bownes's free printable tool to find colours that go

If you've ever thought Colour Theory sounds a bit technical, don't worry! Here's a super easy tool I made that you can download for free. It uses different colour theories to easily throw up new and surprisingly good colour combinations. 

 Download colour tool now

 

Colours that go

 


Spooky Halloween printable by Utensils0 October 30, 2017 09:09

Halloween printables for grownups

 

October is the month where the online community is split into two groups; those that are obsessed with all things Halloween, and those who aren’t. Here at London Craft Club HQ we have been pinning Halloween inspiration, and plotting our trick or treating costumes since July, so it’s no secret which group we fall into.

Utensils0 free printable for Halloween

But today is the first day of October, which means it is officially Halloween month, and we are allowed to kick our Halloween obsession into gear at last! So to celebrate our favourite holiday of the year we have a totally FREE Halloween-themed printable to help you get into the spirit (get it, spirit?!) of things with us. Click here to download it

Halloween printable by Utensils0

Created by our resident paper artist (and fellow Halloween lover) Hannah Miles, each sheet contains a selection of hand drawn images for you to print out and use as you wish. We turned ours into spooky straws, ghoulish garlands, and wicked window decorations. But why not get creative and see what you can create. Halloween cards or party invites perhaps? The printables are the perfect beginners craft project - no crafting experience required! All you need is some white card, a printer, and a pair of scissors. Even the kids can get involved (be sure to supervise little ones when using scissors.)

 

Halloween printable free download by Utensils0

 We hope you’ll love using our free printables – if you make something using them then we’d love to see your photos. Be sure to tag us on social media (we are @londoncraftclub) so we can see what you’ve been making!

 

Halloween printable

 


What they don't tell you about carving pumpkins October 29, 2017 10:28

Carve the ultimate Halloween pumpkinHalloween just isn't the same without pumpkins! Our top tips for carving pumpkins are

1. Get your kit ready. To go pro, you need a big bowl, a big spoon for scraping, a long craft knife, a lino cutting tool, a mini drill, a whiteboard pen and some sticky back vinyl for stencilling. That will cover all eventualities but of course one sharp kitchen knife will do...

What do you need to carve the ultimate pumpkin

2. Make the hole big enough
Sounds obvious but it’s easy to make it too small and then scraping it out is a nightmare. Use a whiteboard pen to draw it on if you have one handy

London Craft Club top tips for carving amazing pumpkins

3. Scraping it out takes ages…. and ages
Scrape out the seeds, and if you’re industrious you can wash and roast them for eating. Then scrape out the pith. Scrape and scrape and scrape until you can just start to see the light of a candle through the skin. 

London Craft Club has the techniques for carving great pumpkins

4. You don’t need to cut all the way through
Lino cutting tools make the most beautiful lines in pumpkin skin. If you’ve scraped it out enough, then you won’t need to cut all the way through for the light to shine through and you can make lovely spooky designs. And if you do an “O” the middle won’t fall out

Lino cut tools on pumpkins

5. The ultimate tool is a mini drill
Draw or stencil on your design, then drill tons of tiny holes along the curves, close together. Then push the drill back into one of the holes, and push it  gently sideways towards the next hole. Use your lino tool and long knife to mix up techniques to get perfect accuracy.

6. Spray the finished pumpkin with very diluted bleach to stop it going mouldy. Don't ice or refrigerate it, it wont help. Really, there's not much you can do to stop it suddenly going mushy and stinking, sorry.

7. It does take a bit of practice!
But as an example of how accurate you can get, here's a pumpkin that we were comissioned to make for Ardell (yes, the lashes people)

Accuracy

We're not carving properly until Monday or Tuesday, so keep an eye on our Istagram and Facebook to see what we make. Are you going to be carving pumpkins? Let us see what you make, we love to see your handiwork! 


Download the free printable Halloween mask October 29, 2017 00:00


Halloween spooky mask - download the free printable todayTo make this spooky Halloween mask, designed by Hannah from Utensils0, you will need:
This pdf template printed onto A4 white paper
Black card
Masking tape
Double sided tape or glue
Invisible tread
Ribbon
Scissors or Scalpel
Optional hole punch

Halloween spooky mask - download the free printable today

1. Cut roughly around the mask and masking tape it to the black card

Halloween spooky mask - download the free printable today
2. Using scissors or a scalpel cut through both the template and the card at the same time

Halloween spooky mask - download the free printable today
3. If using scissors lightly fold it over to cut the eye holes. Use a hole punch to punch out the ribbon holes. Alternatively use a scalpel to do it all.

Halloween spooky mask - download the free printable today
4. Masking tape the bat template to the black card and cut around them.

Halloween spooky mask - download the free printable today
5. Fold and shape the wings of each bat

Halloween spooky mask - download the free printable today
6. Using double sided tape on the back of the bat you can stick them onto the mask where you like.

Halloween spooky mask - download the free printable today
7. You can also stick some invisible tread to the back of the bat and seal it in with a small piece of card, and using double sided tape where you want the bat to hang from.

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Go scare people!!! I love love love Halloween, it's the one time we can really go for it with the dressing up and the decoration. What do you do at Halloween? Are you doing a scary doorway for Trick or Treating? Got any tips or ideas to make it really spooky? Would you make this mask?

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Batty For Halloween October 21, 2017 22:10

London Craft Club halloween diy craft ideas Halloween may be our favourite time of year, but that doesn't mean it's all fun and games and fake blood. Throwing the Halloween party of the century can take up all your time (and money) if you're not careful. So we have created four speedy and thrifty craft projects using one simple Halloween shape - the classic bat. If bats aren't your thing you can choose any shape you like, just make sure it's easy to cut out so you can rope the kids/your friends/the neighbours into helping...

No party is complete without decorations, so we whipped up some spooky garlands to hang around the house. Cut bat shapes (or whichever shape you've chosen) from sheets of coloured or patterned card. We chose silver glitter card because who doesn't love an excuse to make everything glittery? Punch holes in your card shapes, and string together with thread, ribbon, or anything you have handy!

London Craft Club DIY craft ideas of Halloween parties or Trick or Treat

Forgotten the party favours? Don't worry, we've got you covered with these DIY felt bat wands. Cut two bat shapes from your felt and glue together with a wooden stick and lengths of ribbon sandwiched between them. Remember, bats don't just have to be black - we love using pastel colours for Halloween to mix things up a bit.

London Craft Club DIY craft ideas of Halloween parties or Trick or Treat

The devil is in the detail (too many Halloween puns?!) when it comes to throwing an epic party, so make sure even your drinks are scary with these easy peasy decorated cups. Grab some plain glasses or glass bottles, and decorate with mini bat shapes cut from self adhesive vinyl. Add a coloured straw and it's ready to fill with your potion of choice.

London Craft Club DIY craft ideas of Halloween parties or Trick or Treat

And finally, it wouldn't be Halloween without a spot of trick or treating, so make sure your little monsters have something to carry their swag home in. Our DIY treat bags are decorated with bat shapes cut from iron on vinyl - cut out and use your iron to stick them to the fabric. You could even personalise with their names!

London Craft Club DIY craft ideas of Halloween parties or Trick or Treat

So there you have it - four super quick Halloween DIYs to save your sanity, that are easy on the old bank balance too. If you make any of them we'd love to see your photos - tag us @londoncraftclub and we will share some of our favourites. Happy Halloween and Happy Craftoween everyone!


Hack Alert - add a terazzo pattern to anything fabric! October 15, 2017 10:17

 

Here's a quick cheat for adding a terazzo pattern to anything fabric. 

You will need

  • Iron-on vinyl
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Fabric item
Terazzo fabric hack for craft DIY afternoons - make a terazzo pattern purse

Step One

Cut thin strips of your iron-on vinyl

Terazzo fabric hack for craft DIY afternoons - make a terazzo pattern purse

Step 2

Cut little shapes from the strips. The key to the terazzo look is to change direction half way through each cut, giving jerky irregular-shaped pieces 

Terazzo fabric hack for craft DIY afternoons - make a terazzo pattern purse

Step Three

Put your fabric item on an ironable surface first! Then lay the little pieces in a random pattern. Be sure to have the sticky side of the vinyl down,  you can usually tell from the finish which side is which. The very even side with no marks is usually the side that should be facing up. 

Terazzo fabric hack for craft DIY afternoons - make a terazzo pattern purse

Step Four

Iron the shapes on. Press with the iron but don't move it about. Check the instructions for how long as different brands needs different timings. But do press hard, it helps the bond to form

Terazzo fabric hack for craft DIY afternoons - make a terazzo pattern purse

Step Five

Peel off all the protective transparent layer on top of the shapes, and you're done!

Terazzo fabric hack for craft DIY afternoons - make a terazzo pattern purse

You can use this hack on any fabric at all, I'm doing t-shirts next! Here's the not very full Pinterest board 

Terazzo fabric hack DIY that's super easy - iron-on vinyl transfer


Pleather necklace DIY September 09, 2017 13:32

Recently I did an Instagram Story about a necklace I made with some leftovers I had from a workshop we'd done. It got lovely feedback I decided to make it into a proper DIY. Here's the original pic

London Craft Club pleather or leather metallic DIY statement necklace

And here is the tutorial. You will need:

  • Pleather or leather scraps
  • Rigid sticky-back vinyl. This is the stuff we use to make lampshades, but you could exchange the vinyl for sticky back foam or felt
  • Scissors or a scalpel and cutting mat
  • A holepunch 
  • Chain and jumprings
  • Doublesided tape, I like stix2anything

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

 

1. Stick the scraps of leather or pleather onto the sticky side of vinyl or whatever you're using, to give it a bit of rigidity and thickness

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

2. Plan a design based on the shape of the scraps you have

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

 

3. Trim the pieces with scissors, or for a neater effect scalpel and ruler, to match the shapes in your design

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

 

4. Peel off the the backing paper from your vinyl/felt and stick the pieces, face up, on the sticky side. Make sure they butt up neatly against each other 

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

 

5. Trim away the excess vinyl/felt so that only your front pieces are showing. 

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

 

6. I adding these extra bits made from the trimmed scraps using double-sided tape. They did the added job of hiding the not- so-perfect joins (this wont be a problem if you use a ruler and scalpel)

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

 

7. Punch a hole in the top two corners. You can pierce a hole with a spike but the holepunch gives such a satisfyingly clean and neat hole 

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

 

8. Add a chain

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

 


April Showers printable April 09, 2017 08:16

Welcome to April! Here's a raindrop mobile project for you to try if you find yourself stuck in doors on a rainy day, designed for us by Hannah from Utensils0
London Craft Club free printable April showers with Utensils0You will need:
This pdf template printed onto coloured paper
Glue
Scissors
Invisible string or thread
A hoop (eg. embroidery or bangle)
A smaller hoop for hanging (eg. keyring)
London Craft Club free printable April showers with Utensils0
1. Cut out all the rain drop shapes that you want and fold them in half. Tip - with thicker paper or card you can score a line lightly down the middle to help you get a straight fold.
London Craft Club free printable April showers with Utensils0
2. Glue down the fold to stick it to the fold in another rain drop. Repeat this as many times as you like, use at least 4 shapes for each rain drop.
London Craft Club free printable April showers with Utensils0
3. Using one of the folds glue down the centre of your collection of rain drops to affix the invisible thread or glue inside.
London Craft Club free printable April showers with Utensils0
4. Tie your thread first to the large hoop, adjust the lengths of the thread to make the drops look like they're falling. Once it's tied tightly to the larger hoop continue with the thread to your smaller hanging hoop and tie it on to there. Repeat this till all your raindrops are in position.
London Craft Club free printable April showers with Utensils0
Be as ambitious as you like, your April shower could be as small as a bangle or as big as a lampshade!

OOOh, a free printable Mother's Day card by Hannah from Utensils0 February 25, 2017 20:05

As ever, we're on it for Mother's Day! Hannah from Utensils0 has produced this gorgeous free downloadable card for you to print, cut and construct at home. What better card for your awesome Mum than this Beyonce inspired design!

You will need to download this pdf 

Print the PDF on lightweight card
Scissors
Double sided tape
Foam Squares (optional)

Hannah from Utensils0 has designed this gorgeous free printable Mother's Day card for you to download. Print the PDF onto light A4 card. If you don't have a blank card you can use the blank half as the card folded in half.

Cut around the quote and flowers you want to use.
1. Print the PDF onto light card, you can use the right half as the card if you don't have a blank one. 2. Cut around the quote and flowers you want to use. 3. Cut strips of card and concertina it, stick this on the back of your quote or flowers with double sided tape. 4. Use a mix of foam squares and concertina card to make the elements stand out from the card.  Now you're ready to celebrate!
Cut strips of card and fold it in to a concertina. Stick this on the back of your quote or flowers with double sided tape.
1. Print the PDF onto light card, you can use the right half as the card if you don't have a blank one. 2. Cut around the quote and flowers you want to use. 3. Cut strips of card and concertina it, stick this on the back of your quote or flowers with double sided tape. 4. Use a mix of foam squares and concertina card to make the elements stand out from the card.  Now you're ready to celebrate!
Use a mix of foam squares and concertina card to make the elements stand out from the card to make a 3D design.
1. Print the PDF onto light card, you can use the right half as the card if you don't have a blank one. 2. Cut around the quote and flowers you want to use. 3. Cut strips of card and concertina it, stick this on the back of your quote or flowers with double sided tape. 4. Use a mix of foam squares and concertina card to make the elements stand out from the card.  Now you're ready to celebrate!
Now you're ready to celebrate!

Download this free printable feather headpiece from Utensils0 January 29, 2017 10:24 101 Comments

Free download - beautiful printable headpiece of pheasant feathers from Untensils0

This February we're thinking about all the hen parties and wedding coming up, so Hannah made this gorgeous paper printable headpiece. Just remember this page when you suddenly realise you're supposed to have a hat...

Download the pdf here and print it out, then cut out the feathers

 Free download - beautiful printable headpiece of pheasant feathers from Untensils0

 Snip into the tops and some of the sides of the feathers to give them texture

Free download - beautiful printable headpiece of pheasant feathers from Untensils0

 Once you’ve decided on your layout glue the feathers on top of each otherFree download - beautiful printable headpiece of pheasant feathers from Untensils0

Check the angle you want the slide to sit on your feathers to make it lie the way you want it to - Glue the flat side of the hair slide and stick it to the back

Free download - beautiful printable headpiece of pheasant feathers from Untensils0

Free download - beautiful printable headpiece of pheasant feathers from Untensils0

 

Wait for the glue to dry and wear it out with pride


Christmas Tree free printable by Hannah from Utensils0 December 16, 2016 14:59

This Christmas if you're looking a little extra detail, what about this sweet, modern Christmas tree printable by botanical paper artists Hannah Miles of Utensils0?

Christmas crafty paper art downloadable printable by Hannah Miles of Utensils0 is the perfect decoration for you Christmas table

Click here to download the free template! 


Autumn Leaves Printable Garland November 20, 2016 06:44

A lovely free downloadable printable for you by Hannah of Utensils0. 



London Craft Club printable free downloadable Autumn Leaf Garland by Utensils0You will need:
This PDF printed onto coloured paper
Scissors
Tape
Scissors

London Craft Club printable free downloadable Autumn Leaf Garland by Utensils0

Print out the leaves template on coloured paper. Cut out the shapes London Craft Club printable free downloadable Autumn Leaf Garland by Utensils0

Once you have lots of leaves, use the tape to stick them onto string to hang up as bunting!

London Craft Club printable free downloadable Autumn Leaf Garland by Utensils0


Free Autumn leaves lantern printable from Utensils0! September 25, 2016 00:29

Download this free autumn (fall) leaves lantern printable by Utensils0. It’s the perfect quick DIY craft to decorate your hall or home whether it’s for Halloween or just the longer evenings. It’s a quick craft that anyone can doTo make this gorgeous Autumn lantern by Utensils0 you will need:
This PDF printed onto card
Scalpel
Cutting Mat
Metal Ruler
Battery powered tea light or fairy lights
1. Print the PDF onto card. If you'd like to use a dark coloured card, print the template off onto white printer paper and  tape it over the top of the dark card. Then cut through both at the same time and discard the white paper when you're done

Download this free autumn (fall) leaves lantern printable by Utensils0. It’s the perfect quick DIY craft to decorate your hall or home whether it’s for Halloween or just the longer evenings. It’s a quick craft that anyone can do

2. Cut around all the black lines of the leaves

Download this free autumn (fall) leaves lantern printable by Utensils0. It’s the perfect quick DIY craft to decorate your hall or home whether it’s for Halloween or just the longer evenings. It’s a quick craft that anyone can do

3. Cut out the slots and around the lantern shape

Download this free autumn (fall) leaves lantern printable by Utensils0. It’s the perfect quick DIY craft to decorate your hall or home whether it’s for Halloween or just the longer evenings. It’s a quick craft that anyone can do

4. Curve the lantern around putting the tab shapes into the slots to hold it in place

Download this free autumn (fall) leaves lantern printable by Utensils0. It’s the perfect quick DIY craft to decorate your hall or home whether it’s for Halloween or just the longer evenings. It’s a quick craft that anyone can do

5. Pop the battery powered light in the centre. You'll have the perfect seasonal light to brighten your autumnal evenings!

Download this free autumn (fall) leaves lantern printable by Utensils0. It’s the perfect quick DIY craft to decorate your hall or home whether it’s for Halloween or just the longer evenings. It’s a quick craft that anyone can do

5. Pop the battery powered light in the centre. You'll have the perfect seasonal light to brighten your autumnal evenings!
Download this free autumn (fall) leaves lantern printable by Utensils0. It’s the perfect quick DIY craft to decorate your hall or home whether it’s for Halloween or just the longer evenings. It’s a quick craft that anyone can do

August's High Summer Printable August 26, 2016 01:16

Here's our latest printable from Utensils0! We thought we'd leave it up to you what you wanted to do with our selection of watercolour goodies but here's what we did...

.... click to download for free... 

Free downloadable printable - Summer cactus tropical fruit and flamingo

Free downloadable printable - Summer cactus tropical fruit and flamingo

Free downloadable printable - Summer cactus tropical fruit and flamingo


Download our gorgeous baby shower invite by Utensils0 July 09, 2016 13:08

This month's free printable is a super cute baby shower invite, designed by Hannah of Utensils0. And if you're organising a baby shower, check out our top 5 tips here!
You will need:
Plain white A4 Card, ideally 180 gsm or more
Scalpel
Metal Ruler
Cutting Mat
Glue
Printable Babyshower DIY Invite with palm leaves and yellow stripes
Cut the print out in half
Printable Babyshower DIY Invite with palm leaves and yellow stripes
Fold the front of the card in half
Printable Babyshower DIY Invite with palm leaves and yellow stripes
Using your scalpel and ruler cut down either side of the blocks along the grey solid lines
Printable Babyshower DIY Invite with palm leaves and yellow stripes
Very lightly score the dotted lines across the centre of the blocks
Printable Babyshower DIY Invite with palm leaves and yellow stripes
Turn the card over and score lines on the top and bottom of the blocks.
Printable Babyshower DIY Invite with palm leaves and yellow stripes
Fold the blocks in half and pop them out folding along the lines you made at the top and bottom
Printable Babyshower DIY Invite with palm leaves and yellow stripesGlue the back of one side, and stick it down on the inside of the front half of the card (make sure you have the colourful lines and the Baby blocks on the same sides, so it reads right when you open it)
Printable Babyshower DIY Invite with palm leaves and yellow stripes
Repeat with the other side sticking down from the fold outwards
Printable Babyshower DIY Invite with palm leaves and yellow stripes
Now you're ready to customise with your own message on the front and all the information of your big bash on the inside!
Printable Babyshower DIY Invite with palm leaves and yellow stripes
Printable Babyshower DIY Invite with palm leaves and yellow stripes

If you need to say thank you, you need this! May 13, 2016 15:28 1 Comment

May's printable from Utensils0 is a gorgeous tropical thank you card - keep it handy on your desktop ready to print out when you need it, or make up a few to keep in a drawer.

Thank you card by Utensils0

You will need:
This PDF
White or pale coloured card folded in half or a prefolded blank card
Scissors or a scalpel
Glue or double-sided tape

Printable for thank you card from Utensils0

Pick which type, flowers and leaves you'd like to use and cut them out with scissors, or use a scalpel to cut out more detail

Cut out your leaves and words
To give them a 3D effect, bend and curl the petals and leaves between your fingers

Bend the petals and leaves
Cut 1cm strips out of card and fold them into a concertina like this

Concertina
Glue or double sided tape the concertinas to the flowers and leaves and text you've picked. The bigger the concertina the more your items will pop out from the card.

Glue them down
Arrange them onto your blank card and glue or double sided tape them into place.

Your card!

Now you're ready to say thank you for your wedding or birthday gifts or just send your thanks to someone special!


Our April printable is this cute cloud by Utensils0 April 06, 2016 18:57

April printable
You will need:
This pdf printed onto white card (the thicker the card the more stable the cloud)
Scissors or Scalpel
Glue
If you want to mount it on the wall you will also need:
Invisible or white thread
Coloured card
Clear Tape
Double Sided Tape
April printable 1
1. Print the template onto white card (you can use a strong card or mount it onto cardboard if you want to store heavier items) and cut around the shapes.
April
2. Score the lines on the long thin template on the opposite side to the black lines to hide them inside the shape and bend them. If you are making a cloud with a hole in the top to use as a caddy, all is well. If you're doing the wall version without the hole, glue on the extra section to one end of your long strip.
April
3. Starting with the flat section, glue the long strip onto the bottom of one of your cloud shapes, making sure you have the tabs the right way round for the bumps. The side with the dividing folds is for the smaller two bumps.
April
4. Glue the triangle tabs and shape the paper to follow the curve of the bump as you hold them together, do this on both sides.
April
5. Once you have it all stuck down, fold down and glue all the exposed tabs on the other side, and stick your remaining cloud shape to it.
April
6. Pop nice things in your cloud caddy. Hannah from Utensils9 has put her wooden knitting pins in, excellent choice!
April
6.If you're closing the cloud for decoration now you can cut out raindrops from coloured card and glue them onto your invisible tread, use some clear tape to affix them behind your cloud. Pop it up on your wall with some double sided tape wherever you like!

Our latest printable is this pair of papercut gift boxes February 29, 2016 23:16

A big thanks to Hannah of Utensils0 for this months gorgeous gift boxes.
Printable trinket or gift box craft DIY project by Utensils0To make them you will need:
This pdf printed onto A4 white card - we suggest 120gsm or heavier
Scissors
Scalpel
Glue
7.5 cm square of coloured paper
Cut out the base and lid, using a scalpel cut out around the grey design shapes. Fold along the dotted lines; for thicker card you may need to score along the lines to help you fold it neatly.
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Glue the tabs of the base to join it together. Glue or blue tack (if you want it to be changeable) the 7.5 cm square behind your cut out lid design.
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Glue the tabs of the lid in the same way as the base. Now you have your box to gift or store pretty things!
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Celebrate the Pantone Colour of the Year with our free Printable mobile February 09, 2016 13:20

Pantone have for many years been at the front of colour trends and their Colour of the Year is always super influential. Last year's Marsala, a sort of reddy earthy winey brown nailed the trend for richer, colours, particularly in interiors. This year they've embraced the pastel trend that has been a firm crafty favourite from some time ... in fact they liked it so much they couldn't pick just one colour. For the first time ever they've gone for two colours - Serenity and Rose Quartz 

Pantone Colour of the Year 2016

We rather love this combination so we've made you a downloadable diamond mobile to celebrate. Get the printable here.... sadly we can't guarantee your printer will get the colour just right, so if you want to splash out a bit use a Matt Photo Paper for the best effect. Here's a tutorial on how to assemble it

Serenity and Rose Quartz mobile

Thanks to Hannah Miles from Utensils0 for putting the mobile together for us! 


Top picks and tips for printable Christmas gift tags December 22, 2015 18:19

Yes we do love a printable! Having whiled away a good few hours looking through the Christmas gift tags on offer, we've put together a Pinterest board of our favourite free printables. And scroll down for a few tips on making best use of them.

our pick of the Christmas gift tag printables

1 - use card rather than paper if you can, it doesn't curl with the ink moisture and obvs is less likely to tear off. If you need to use paper, chose a mostly white design and you wont get so much curl. 

2 - you can print onto brown paper for a nice effect, just cut it into A4 sheets

3 - also choose mostly white desings if you don't want to muller your ink cartridges!

4 - some of the designs  have heavy outlines - try to cut inside the lines so avoid a tatty uneven line showing around the edge

5 - if they aren't in an easy-to-print .pfd file format, right click and save the image direct from the webpage, then insert it into a Word doc so you can choose how big it will print out.

6 - check for alternative colourways, often there are a few on offer if you dig about. 

7 - using a scapel and metal ruler is best for neatness

8 - practise with the hole punch or you could ruin your lovely printable with a wonky placed hole! 

9 - if you have a wobbly hand, try decorative edging scissors; they cut pretty shaped edges and you can get them cheap as chips from Hobbycraft or Amazon. They can hide a world of unevenness! 

10 - now you know why you keep all those tiny bits of ribbon each year! Use them to attach the labels to the gifts. If you didn't save ribbon scraps then try jute string or kitchen string. 

Check out our DIY wrapping board while you're there, we all know the wrapping is one of the best bits of a crafty Christmas! Enjoy 

 

 

 


Quick paper decorations for Christmas December 05, 2015 10:15

Here's a quick tutorial for some super easy and simple paper decorations.

Download here....

tutorial by Utensils0


One way to keep your resolutions front of mind! December 01, 2015 20:53

This year the trend has been to move away from goals (run 26 miles, lose 26lb, save £26k etc) towards positive behaviour changes (use running rather than shopping or eating to combat stress!) 
For those of you who made a slew of New Year's resolutions, that dreary second week back at work can be a tough time to keep on track. Continuing our love affair with printables, we've put together a downloadable banner to help you keep your plans front of mind. It's a proven technique to help you succeed. 
Click here to download the printable - be warned, we didn't want it to fade into the background it so  it's BRIGHT!!!!
Download London Craft Club's free printable banner

Meet Hannah from Utensils0 and make a paper pineapple August 27, 2015 16:24

We're really excited to be teaming up with Hannah Miles, the paper illustrator behind Utensils0.

Hannah Miles of Utensils0

Hannah's going to be passing on some of her amazing paper skills in our Christmas card workshop in December, but to whet your appetite try out this fab paper pineapple tutorial.

You will need
•    Scalpel or scissors
•    Paper (200gsm or less) printout of the pineapple template Download it here
•    Glue or double-sided tape
•    Ruler
 
Print out your pineapple template and cut around the shapes. Don’t cut off the white tabs, you’ll need them to assemble your pineapple.

TIP: Standard printer paper will give a thinner but easier to fold pineapple. Lightweight card will give you a sturdier fruit. We recommend you use paper or card that is below 200gsm
Fold all lines on the pineapple – make sure the colour is on the outside!  You can use a ruler to guide you as you fold the paper. It helps you fold straighter lines especially if you are using  thicker paper
Glue or tape the white tabs, and stick them to the back of yellow tabs to create the curved sections at the top and bottom. Don’t tape up the long side of the pineapple yet
Carefully glue or tape the tabs on the hexagon base and stick it on – tuck the white tabs inside the body of the pineapple.
To close the pineapple body glue or tape last tabs. Tuck them inside and stick them in position. TIP: This will be a bit fiddly, it’s best to put your hand in from the top so you can start at the bottom and work your way back up to the top
To make the leaves, glue along the bottom of the leaves. Then start at the largest end and roll the leaves, so that they stick as you go.
TIP: Roll the leaves so that the bottom gets slighter lower with each roll, so it looks nice and like the pictures. Once the leaves are stuck you can curl each leaf between your fingers giving them a nice spiky shape.
Pop the leaves inside the hole at the top of your pineapple to complete the look!

Free Paper Flower Tutorial and Template June 07, 2015 22:28

Today we hosted a  Making Paper Flowers workshop at the Duckpond Market. Click here to download the full tutorial and the templates you need. Enjoy!

Press to shape your petals      Add the stamen      

Paper blossom branch

 


Quick denim pouch bag tutorial March 08, 2015 00:00

A fifteen minute pouch bag tutorial for you.

15 minute pouch bag made from old jeans

This denim pouch-bag is minimal, practical and very fast to make. You need an old pair of jeans, a pair of scissors (or ideally pinking shears) a skinny belt, a rubber band, and a pair of extra large rivets. Superglue is optional.
Pick one leg of your jeans! Pinking shears are those scissors with the zig zag blades. Cutting with them stops fraying, but if you don't have pinking shears, use normal scissors and stick your bag in the wash before you put the belt on. You'll get a shaggy soft finish on the edge. NB this only works on denim!
Chop of the hem, and then lop off a 10" (that's 25cm) section of leg, leaving you with a denim tube.
Turn your tube inside out, and wrap a hefty rubber band round one end, about 3cm from the end.
Turn the tube back the right way out to form a pouch, and squish it into a nice shape. Arrange the plainer of two seams up the centre of the pouch

Set two 14mm eyelets through both layers of fabric at the open end of your tube. I wont give instructions because they come on the packet, which you buy here http://amzn.to/1x7qsGk. You want this one with the tool.

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It should look like this, with the eyelets going through both layers of denim
Thread your skinny belt through the eyelts like this, and do up the belt.
If you want your pouch to keep it's shape, use superglue to glue the belt to the back of the bag. Make sure you're happy with the position of the buckle before you glue!
Ta da! This is a silver belt from COS, in case you wondered.
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