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Handmade crafts are fun to make and make lovely gifts too. Here you’ll find a wide range of craft projects to try, many of them using everyday, often recycled, materials.


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Indoor Allotment Regan Hirst Image

Dementia-friendly Indoor Allotment

Part of Dementia Action Week 2024

two cream canvas drawstring bags on a brown background

Bags of hope

Part of Mindspace Week 2021

MS 21 Leaf Clay Bowls - Gemma Forde - Original Image

Leaf clay bowls

Part of Mindspace Week 2021

a pair of hands throwing clay

Treat and trinket bowls

an assortment of books

Easy paper making: Part 2

a ceramic cloud keepsake with the word dream engraved into it

Ceramic keepsakes

two pink flowers on a blue sky background

Ceramic flower stem holder

recycled glass jars filled with wire fairy lights

Wire decorated jars

a close up of multicoloured pom poms

Pompom wreath

two pillar candles lit  in the foreground with candle lighting glowing in the background

Candles and lighting

a close up of hands holding multicoloured knitted hearts

Valentine's Day crafts

two handmade concrete plant pots made by Kim Searle

Upcycled garden decorations

a decorative floral teacup on a saucer on a white background

Teacup crafts

A jewelled sun catch hanging over a vase containing lavender and a white mug on a wooden table

Sun catcher

multicoloured peg dolls made from clothes pegs and scraps of fabric by Kate Nisbet

Summer kid's crafts