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Craft Projects Inspired By Kirstie’s Keep Crafting And Carry On: PART ONE

 

One incredible positive of the lockdown situation we find ourselves in is that crafting has entered a golden age. You can’t turn left or right without being showered by news of people crafting for the NHS, or simply doing it to raise smiles at a difficult time. So with more makers around the world than ever before, Kirstie Allsopp’s Keep Crafting And Carry On almost feels like a national service. We’re tuning in to Channel 4 at 5pm every day – and we’re sure you are too – to craft along with Kirstie, but also to keep updating the list below of projects and materials inspired by the must-see program.

Credit for blog image goes to Channel 4

1 Die-Cut Wall Hanging

Craft Projects Inspired By Kirstie’s Keep Crafting And Carry On: PART ONE
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A home décor project sprinkled with die-cut hot air balloons? Up, up and away indeed…

2 Hot Air Balloon Template

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This free downloadable template ensures you can embellish your card fronts with hot air balloon motifs to your heart’s content. It also includes a rainbow, sunshine and cloud motifs to guarantee your greeting is a bright one.

3 Crocheted Hot Air Balloon

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These crocheted hot air balloons have quite simply stolen our hearts. Perfect for hanging in your kid’s bedroom… or yours too, if you make a few!

4 Quilled Flower card

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The type of project to make guests stop and stare, you’ll utilise the magic of quilling to bring this gorgeous arrangement to life.

5 Crepe Paper Flowers

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Crepe paper is a wonderful material for making flower shapes because it is so soft and malleable – it has a texture that almost mimics real petals. We’re obsessed with these versions from Amanda Walker.

6 Butterfly Ranunculus project

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The instructions for this brilliantly named flower come from Build A Flower by Julia Balcazar. Bring a 3D flower to life with the clear instructions provided.

7 Queen Bee papers

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Pay homage to the black and yellow pollen lovers with these adorable papers.

8 Amigurumi Insects

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Crochet your own cute insects with these heartwarming projects.

9 Garden Papers

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A selection of eight bright papers packed with garden dwellers.

10 Tropical Digi Stamps

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PaperCrafter

Get inspired by Kirstie’s terrarium project and put your spin on bringing the outside in – these free digi stamps make for easy, tropical-themed cards at the touch of a button

11 Free SVG Files

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PaperCrafter

Dust off your digital cutting machine and create a tropical scene with these wonderful SVG files; why not play around with them and make your own papercraft terrarium instead?

12 Cactus Garland

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Sticking with the terrarium and succulent theme, we love this crochet cactus garland, and we think it’s the perfect summer accessory to start making during the lockdown!

13 Knitted Cactus

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Let's Knit

Create your own soft terrarium with this easy-to-follow knitting pattern

14 Cactus Pincushion

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We adore this set of cacti – the small size means that you can stitch a whole terrarium in no time at all! These also use basic craft supplies you might already have to hand

15 Malcolm the Dog

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We loved Kirstie’s upcycled tin can dog, and we’ve got plenty of dog-themed goodies for you, including our beloved Malcolm, a firm CB favourite! Get the pattern and templates here

16 Dog & Cat Digi Toppers

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Whip up a whole stack of cards to send out to loved ones using these adorable free toppers. Simply download, print, colour and voila!

17 Stripy Dog

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Top Crochet Patters

How cute is this crochet pooch?! Personalise him by using your favourite yarn colour combinations, or make one as a gift to cheer up a loved one

18 Sausage Dog

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If you’re looking for a small scale project to get you started on your sewing journey, this nifty little pattern is ideal for you

19 Papercraft Dogs

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This gift set is the ultimate handmade set to gift to the dog lover in your life! There’s a whole host of different card designs for you to try

20 Marble Effect Tealight Holder

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Brighten up your home with Jill Alblas’ decorated tabletop set and magical marble effects

21 Painted Crockery

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Transform plain crockery and personalise your tableware with these easy painting techniques

22 Acrylic Paint Pouring

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The art of acrylic paint pouring is fascinating! There are many different techniques, but Amanda Walker’s project features a simple method that is great for achieving a marble effect

23 Autumnal Triangle Cushions

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Give your home a stylish, vintage look with fun and fashionable embroidered tweed cushions

24 Floral Leaf Cushion

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Capture the colours of autumn with this gorgeous leafy cushion – download your free template now!

25 Woodland Cushions

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Snuggle down with our charming appliqué cushions featuring cute woodland animals. Each pillow is made from half a metre of tweed fabric, and the appliqué sections can be easily pieced together from small remnants left over in the sewing box

26 Dried Flower Keepsake Set

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As well as using pretty bits from the garden to make flower arrangments and reverse dyed pillow patches, you can also create lovely artwork by drying and pressing the flowers and leaves.

27 Cardboard Tube Piñatas

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Kirtie’s loo roll owls were certainly cute and easy to make, but why not try turning your cardboard tubes into a fun game for your little ones?

28 Toy Owls

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These owls might be a little more complicated than Kirstie’s loo roll birds, but they’re easier than you think. Plus, they’re super fun to customise, and can become a lovely cuddle buddy for little tykes.

29 Beehive Cushion

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In today’s episode, Kirstie is getting in the fiesta spirit with a beehive-themed piñata. We’re bringing you our favourite projects on this topic, starting with this cushion which combines two of this week’s makes on the show into one!

30 Bumble Bee Card

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PaperCrafter

Send a loved one a greeting with this design, and what’s more, you can even get the papers needed to create it for free here!

31 Sunny Bee

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How cute is this little fella? We adore the patterns used to create him so it’s time to dust off the sewing machine and get stitchy!

32 Knitted Insects

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Let's Knit

If the bug hotel from earlier in the week inspired you, then this set of knitting patterns is just for you – combine today’s bee-themed ideas too!

33 Embossed Card

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This embossed card creates maximum impact with minimal effort! Find out how to make it and make someone smile

34 Queen Bee

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Create a stunning gift set for the queen in your family! With a card and hand decorated mug, this is sure to be a present to remember

35 Papercraft Party

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Want to make the piñata? PaperCrafter has just the project for you!

36 Handprinted Gift Wrap

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Adding that extra personalised touch to a gift makes all the difference, and this super simple wrapping is just the ticket, and our favourite printing project

37 Cushions Galore

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There’s nothing quite like being in the comfort of your own home, and that’s why we love Kirstie’s four-seasons cushion idea. We’ve got plenty of plushy delights for you, including this cross-stitch idea

38 Home Letters

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Honour your safe haven with handmade letters in vivid fabrics and eyecatching florals

Catch Kirstie’s Keep Crafting And Carry On on Mondays at 5pm on Channel 4.

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