• Posts Tagged ‘gift’

    Craft a treat-filled favour bag

    by  • 15/02/2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Ready_5141064There’s nothing like a handmade token to show friends and loved ones how much you care. Make them feel extra special this Valentine’s Day by handing out treats in these cute, personalised goodie bags. They also add a cheery touch to country tables all year round – perfect as little party tokens or wedding favours.

    Easy to make, simply stamp the initial of your Valentine onto plain tags – we like Stomp Stamps’ miniature alphabet stamp set, £7.99. Fill polka-dot paper bags (Peach Blossom have a good selection) with sweets and fold over at the top. Glue the underside of your tag and secure in place, sealing the bag shut. Clip on a rustic wooden peg, to finish.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    The Little Knit Kit Company

    by  • 19/10/2012 • Country craft, Country style • 1 Comment

    We’ve had our woolly thinking caps on this week at Country Homes & Interiors, celebrating national Wool Week. It’s the ideal opportunity to share with you the delights of The Little Knit Kit Company, a small Welsh company who have created a range of easy to do knitting kits – all made with British wool.

    Available in a variety of beautiful nostalgic designs, the kits aim to bring a fresh and fun approach to the traditional craft of knitting.  With super easy to follow instructions they are ideal for children or adult beginners – great idea for people like me who love the craft but lack the expert skills. I’d like to have a go at making my very own Sleep barn owl (below) – I just love his cute stripes!

    Sleepy Owl learn to knit kit, £18.50, The Little Knit Kit Company.

    Sleepy Owl learn to knit kit, £18.50, The Little Knit Kit Company.

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    Beautiful paper roses

    by  • 25/05/2012 • Country style • 0 Comments

    With flowers being the hot topic of the week, thanks to the delights at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, it was great timing when a gorgeous single stem rose appeared on my desk. However this rose was not like those you’ll be used to seeing in the garden, it’s from a company called Bookish and the clue is in the title, it’s made entirely by hand from old books.

    What a lovely idea to have a rose that will last forever, it always saddens me when real cut flowers wilt away. You could be creative with a few individual roses and create your own country-style display. They would also make an ideal gift for a wedding or an anniversary.

    Paper rose, £8, Bookish.

    Paper rose, £8, Bookish.

    Dozen paper roses bouquet, £75, Bookish.

    Dozen paper roses bouquet, £75, Bookish.

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    Hector & Haddock

    by  • 18/11/2011 • Country craft, Country style • 1 Comment

    This week we’ve been admiring online boutique Hector & Haddock, where designer Justine combines her love of whimsical craftwork with a passion for all things paper – resulting in a delightful selection of hand crafted treats, from framed artwork to playful bunting.

    Each piece is lovingly made using recycled papers sourced from an eclectic mix of vintage postcards, cherished certificates, treasured letters and old maps. These bespoke keepsakes would add the perfect personal touch to your home or, with Christmas shopping in mind, they’d also make an ideal and thoughtful gift for loved ones.

     paper bunting &  framed hearts by Hector & Haddock.

    'Happy' brown paper bunting & Triple hearts of Hampshire, by Hector & Haddock.

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    Bespoke Cornishware

    by  • 15/10/2010 • Country craft, Country style • 0 Comments

    The distinctive blue and white banded pottery is a highly regarded British design classic. ‘Type on a stripe’ is a novel idea where Cornishware are offering a bespoke lettering service on their mugs and storage jars. Such a great gift idea! Or tailor your kitchen storage to meet your exact needs. All can be done online, simply choose up to 12 letters and write whatever you like!

    Mugs from £16 plus £1 per letter

    Mugs from £16 plus £1 per letter

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