This is a pajaki (pronounced pie-yunky) – a Polish paper chandelier. Traditionally they are hung in Polish houses during winter to represent colourful spider webs which are often seen as good luck. I’m not sure I’m up for a house full of spiders but as far as decorations go, these are perfect for Christmas, and much prettier than tinsel – I think I’ll keep it up all year.
Guess what? Christmas doesn’t need to be tacky. If you’re tinsel adverse like me (I feel itchy just looking at it!), this might be the Christmas craft project for you.
HP printers have asked me to create some easy printable Christmas decorations for their Tumblr feed.
Hey, hands up if you want to spend loads of money on wrapping paper! Not me. But I also have an aching desire to create beautiful parcels that get squeals of excitement from their recipients because I’m that weird person who actually really LOVES wrapping gifts.
I’m sure there are a lot of other people in the same predicament as me right now. You live in a flat with hardly any storage space, it’s summer, you no longer need a bulky winter duvet* but you have nowhere to put it if it’s not on your bed.
Dying and marbling easter eggs with gold nail polish. It’s really easy but not the tidiest craft project as you’ll see from the state of my hands by the end. But the results are really pretty. I’ve also shown you how to blow eggs, so if you’ve ever wondered whether it’s worth blowing an egg before you decorate it, you’ll see it’s quite easy.