6 ideas for Valentine’s that’ll cost you nothing but love

I had grand plans of a post full of brand spanking new crafts for Valentine’s this year, but I’m poorly (turns out having shingles really sucks. Who knew?), so instead I’ve delved into the Growing Spaces archive to pull together six ideas for Valentine’s Day that’ll cost you nothing (pretty much) but love. These are all quick and easy DIYs that don’t require any expensive materials but will show someone that you care. Whether you’re planning to celebrate Valentine’s or Galentines Day on 14 Feb, I think these ideas for gifts work as tokens of love and friendship for whoever’s lucky…

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16 imaginative gifts for creative kids

Today I’m handing over to my lovely friend Victoria (follow her on IG @justordinaryfolk, and she’ll hopefully have an awesome new blog up and running in the new year), because I know she’s full of absolutely brilliant ideas for imaginative gifts for creative kids that will stand the test of time. Victoria has four gorgeous children, ranging in age from eight (nearly) to one, so she knows what works and what doesn’t in terms of keeping kids happy and entertained. She’s also very creative herself, and she finds great ways to engage and encourage her kids’ imaginations. I’m kicking myself for being…

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5 easy seaside gift wrap ideas for summer birthdays

I’m fully in summer mode (even if the weather isn’t quite playing ball yet), so I wanted to do some super-easy gift wrap ideas that are perfect for special occasions over the summer months. We’re big beach fans, so I thought a seaside theme would be perfect. These are quick wrap solutions for if you get caught on the hop without a roll of gorgeous gift wrap to hand (as is often the case in our house). All you need to nail these seaside wrap projects is a roll of brown paper and a black Sharpie. Colourful paper is a…

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How to make air-drying clay trinket dishes

Now that Christmas is over, I can finally share some of the crafts I worked on in the weeks leading up to the big day. This year I made a pledge to make as many presents as I could myself – work was quiet and the upside of this was that I had some free time  it also meant that we needed to be as thrifty as possible with our gift choices). I browsed family members’ Christmas wish-lists and when I spotted some trinket dishes my mother-in-law wanted, I immediately thought I’d have a go at making using white air-drying…

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