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Hair Ties and Hair Elastics – for Sport and School

Nylon hair ties bands

No matter your hair type or hair style Sarah Lauren has the best hair bands around. Hair Ties & Hair Elastics Throw your hair up in a quick pony tail or using a hair elastic for a craft project our hair ties are just what you need. There are so many names for the humble […]

Ribbon Scandinavian Star Ornament

Scandinavian Star with Ribbon Title Pic

I have seen these pretty stars made with fabric and thought why can’t we make them with ribbon! You will need 22mm width grosgrain ribbon (we used glitter grosgrain ribbon) 4 pieces 28cm long Scissors Tealight Candle or wood burner Hot glue Ribbon or cord to hang How to make a Scandinavian Star Ornament with […]

Military Braid Bookmark – Easy Ribbon Bookmark

How to make a Miliary Braid Bookmark

This Military Braid Bookmark is very easy to make. I have a soft spot for this type of braid. I taught my girls how to do it when they were young. They could whip up a few of these in no time. My youngest made one from scraps at school. The teacher thought she had […]

Printed Seasonal Ribbon – Christmas, Easter & Halloween

Christmas Trees & Presents 22mm

There are different times of the year when solid colour ribbon is just not enough. Thank goodness for Printed Seasonal ribbon. Printed Seasonal Ribbon Whether you are looking for printed Christmas ribbon, Easter Ribbon or Halloween Ribbon we can help. Christmas Ribbon Our range of Christmas ribbon includes the conventional Holly and Ivy Ribbon and […]

Learn how to make a Military Braid Barrette

How to make a Military Braid Barrette Instructions

These cute little grosgrain ribbon barrettes are an easy DIY craft project. All you need is some ribbon, glue and a barrette. We shared our tutorial with Tonya on The Crafty Mummy blog. How to make a Military Braid Barrette Click the link below for the tutorial:- Military Braid Barrette Tutorial Find more Ribbon crafts […]

Craft activities for children can give YOUR child the head start they need at school!

Craft activities for children

We’ve found a strong link between the Early Years Learning Curriculum Framework and craft activities for children. Could this benefit your child too? Laying the foundation blocks for success Picture this – your child having success in a prep classroom. They are confident, capable and eager to explore the learning opportunities offered to them. They […]

Pointed Loop Bow Tutorial – Free Bow Making Instructions

Pointed Loop Bow Tutorial Model Title

This funky looking pointed loop bow tutorial looks impressive. Finding a tutorial on how to make it was another matter. A picture of this bow has been floating around Pinterest for some time but there does not seem to be any instructions around for it. I called it the Pointed Loop Bow as it seems […]

Amelia Flower Ribbon Tutorial

Amelia Flower Ribbon Tutorial

I love flowers made from ribbon. This Amelia Flower Ribbon tutorial can be made with satin or grosgrain ribbon – they simply look stunning. Once made they can be used as hair accessories, decorations on presents or embellishments for cards. Add a clip to the back and it will double as decoration and fashion accessory. […]

How to make a Fabric Covered Headband

Fabric Covered Headband - Final

Fabric Covered Plastic Headbands Fabric covered headbands are a quick and easy project to whip up. There are many hair accessories that can be made from your fabric offcuts. Whether they are unique pieces, to match an outfit or attach to a project there is something for everyone. Fabric covered headbands and a quick and […]

Easter Egg Hair Clip Tutorial – No Chocolate Easter Gift

Easter Egg Hair Clip kit

Each Easter I like to give gifts that do not involve chocolate. Chocolate is a great gift but an Easter Egg Hair Clip will make a lovely addition to the chocolate haul. They would also look great on an Easter Card. What you will need to make the Easter Egg Hair Clip 6 different colours […]