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    Country craft: framed seed packets

    by  • 20/04/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    Create a pretty picture with seed packets as seen on Country Homes and Interiors blog.

    Create a pretty picture with seed packets. Frames from a selection at Next.

    Sometimes seed packets are just too pretty to throw away so why not frame them and make a lovely display of your favourites as seen here in the latest issue of Country Homes and Interiors. Source vintage packets online or at antique gardenalia stores or frame up new ones by simply neatening off any packet edges and mount on card before inserting into your chosen frame.

    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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    Country craft: roman blind

    by  • 09/03/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    Roman blind craft Country Homes and Interiors blog

    Roman blind made with Fancy Flower, CH2723/080, £74.90 m, Chivasso at Jab Anstoetz

    Bring a stylish look to a window with an elegant roman blind – so easy to make by following Country Homes & Interiors instructions. Handsome to look at and whether embellished with trimming details or left plain and simple, roman blinds are a great way to introduce a block of pattern or colour into a room such as this floral design. Recreate this look or discover how to create a roman blind with your favourite fabric.

    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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    Country Christmas…

    by  • 02/11/2013 • Country moment • 2 Comments

    It’s a little over seven weeks to Christmas but fear not – the December issue of Country Homes & Interiors is on sale now!

    Packed with festive inspiration galore from seasonal baking and lazy brunches to cheery decorations and hand-picked gifts. Find out about Country Homes & Interiors reader workshops too; create your own pine wreath and luxury crackers with the Darling Collective, or savour the delights of a Christmas cookery day with Rosemary Shrager in Tunbridge Wells.

    There’s so much more to browse, dip in to discover the most beautiful Christmas ever…

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    Country craft: Floral bag

    by  • 22/09/2013 • Country craft • 1 Comment

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    This pretty decorated bag is perfect for brightening up the mood whilst out and about on rainy days. To make follow these simple instructions from the Country Homes & Interiors team.

    To make the floral bag you will need
    A plain shopping bag
    Felt (optional)
    Pre-cut felt flowers
    Fabric glue
    Buttons
    Scissors

    To make the floral bag, first cut out large flower shapes from the felt. We cut ours by freehand but there are lots of free flower templates available on the Internet. Position and glue these all over the bag. Glue a layer of pre-cut felt flowers on top of these then glue buttons in the centre of each flower. For an even easier floral bag design, but equally as impressive, just use lots of pre-cut flowers – the more the merrier!

    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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    Country craft: ribbon cushion

    by  • 18/08/2013 • Country craft • 1 Comment

    Ribbon cushion

    Create a stylish striped cushion with pretty ribbons. Trims and readymade cushion cover from Hobbycraft.

    Make stylish striped cushions in minutes with ribbons and trims.

    You will need
    Cushion cover (ours measured 40 x 40cm)
    Ribbons and trims
    Iron on fabric bonding tape
    Pins
    Iron

    To make, decide the size of square shape that is to feature on the front of the cushion – ours measures 30x30cm, leaving a border of 5cm all around. Measure and cut the ribbons to the required width of the shape. Lay out the cushion cover, front facing, and evenly position the ribbons and trims to where the shape is to feature. Lift each one separately and pin back in place sandwiching a length of fabric bonding tape between each length and the cushion. Repeat with all the ribbons and trims. Follow the manufacturers instructions and iron to secure them in place, removing the pins gradually.

    Designer tip – we used tonally coloured ribbons and trims, but this cushion would look very jolly using lots of different shades.

    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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    Country craft: Flower garland

    by  • 11/08/2013 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    Flower Garland

    Paper flower garland made with Papermania Capsule Big Bloomers from Hobbycraft and garden twine.

    Looking for summer party decoration ideas? Create this cute flower garland made with paper flowers and garden twine and hang up at home or in the garden.

    You will need
    Paper flowers with central hole (we used Papermania Capsule Big Bloomers from Hobbycraft).
    Garden twine
    Blunt tapestry needle

    To make  cut a length of garden twine to the desired length. Position the flowers at intervals along the twine pushing the twine through the central hole from back to front using a blunt tapestry needle to create a small loop at the front. Separate the twine threads out at the front with the needle to secure the flowers in place. Continue this process along the garland until desired finish is reached. We chose a variety of patterned flowers for a jolly look or try one design for a more co-ordinated style.

    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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    Country craft: Food covers

    by  • 04/08/2013 • Country craft, Country food • 0 Comments

    Food Covers

    Simple food covers made with napkins and buttons. Napkins from a selection at Dunelm Mill. Buttons from a selection at Hobbycraft.

    Keep food fresh when eating outdoors with simple button trimmed napkin covers.

    You will need
    Napkins
    Matching cotton
    Buttons

    To make sew the buttons around the edge of the napkin. Use enough to add weight to the napkin sides. Positioning in the corners and midpoints should do the trick. Style tip – choose matching buttons for a simple look or mix it up a bit for a colourful and jolly look.

    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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    Country craft: Simple vases

    by  • 14/07/2013 • Country craft, Country moment • 0 Comments

    Simple vases

    Jam jars bring effortless style to freshly picked flowers

    Arrange freshly cut flowers in collected jam jars for easy summer styling. Either group the jars together or place in a line with single blooms or a jolly mix of pretty posies.

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

     

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    Country crafts: Lavender bags

    by  • 07/07/2013 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    Lavender bags

    Make pretty lavender bags from your favourite fabrics. We used a selection from The Silk Gallery, Hobbycraft, Lorient Decor at Voyage, Sanderson, Prestigious Textiles and Casemance. Lavender from Hobbycraft. Velvet ribbon, for similar try Josyrose.

    Fragrance linens and clothes with these delightful strawberry shaped lavender bags. Simply made using favourite fabrics, they make a lovely gift idea.

    You will need
    Paper
    Pen
    Scissors
    Pinking sheers
    Coloured fabrics
    Green ribbon
    Pins
    Cotton thread
    Lavender

    To make  draw a template in a small cone shape with the pointed end snipped off – use the above photograph as guide. Fold the fabric in half, right side facing. Place the template next to the folded edge. Pin in place, then draw and cut around the shape using the pinking sheers. Remove the template and pin along the longer side edge to make a 1/2 cm hem and sew together.  Turn out the fabric. Fill with lavender. Tack around the top of the cone, push the fabric along the thread to tighten and enclose the lavender and secure in to place. Using the ribbon, make a series of loops and sew into place to make a leafy shape to disguise the top of the strawberry.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects http://www.housetohome.co.uk/crafts for you to try. And for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not buy our  Country Home Ideas app? http://search.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZContentLink.woa/wa/link?path=apps%2fcountryhomeideas

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    Country days: Summer reading…

    by  • 06/07/2013 • Country moment • 0 Comments

    With guaranteed sunshine this weekend, we’re all set to head outdoors and enjoy those lazy hazy days of summer – with a copy of the latest issue in hand of course!

    Enjoy the August issue of Country Homes & Interiors in print or download the lightweight digital edition online and browse from the comfort of your deckchair…

    Inside you’ll find inspiring features from crafty makes for garden parties to French country style and scrumptious summer recipes. Enjoy…

     

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