Welcome to the last Fresh Five before we take a little break over the summer holidays. As we’ve got at least six weeks of the kids being off school we thought we’d make this week’s Fresh Five a special crafty edition.
Bringing us her choice of five brilliant craft blogs we’ve got Jemma from List of Lovely Things. There you’ll find Jemma blogging about life with her family of five. Jemma is a real crafting queen, with a business selling handmade craft and messy play boxes for children at Thimble and Twig. So who better to bring us her pick of the top five craft blogs, packed with ideas to help keep the kids busy this summer?!
Five Blogs to Make You Craft:
Anyone else a little daunted by the summer holidays? Like me, are you longing for quality time with your little ones but nervous about the potential of melt-downs, boredom and hair loss?! Never fear! There is a whole Pinterest and blog-filled world of magical ideas to keep your little people spellbound!
This is a blog by mum of 4 Claire all about living creatively, family life and craft. It’s an interestingly styled blog featuring some lovely photos. They cook together, make together and have lovely adventures. Her crafts focus on upcycling and there are a range of easy crafts for the beginner too.
This is perfect for a good rummage for older children – you’ll need to set aside a cup of tea and some time as it’s jam-packed! It’s full of helpful tutorials like ‘How to make fabric bangles’ and ‘No sew bunting’. This a great blog to find ideas for things children can make for friends and relatives.
The Imagination Tree is one of the most inspiring and beautifully organised blogs for children of all ages. This blog is jam packed with original ideas that are also cheap and easy to source. It’s the brain child of mum of three Anna, who is an early years educator. This really shines through as her ideas focus on the development of young children. It’s a completely fantabulous find and my favourite little idea is her gorgeous ocean in an egg box!
Carin is a mixed media artist and a mum of two. I am inspired by her innovative memory making ideas and regularly follow her blog to drool over her beautiful gratitude journal. I have been inspired to create my own monthly highlights and more recently my older children have been using her mixed media techniques to make their own.
OK, so I might get in trouble for including this one, but Seeds and Stitches is one of my favourite UK craft blogs so I’m sneaking it in! It’s a blog by writer Hannah Bullivant and maker Davina Drummond about living creatively within the seasons, adventures, family life and craft. It’s a beautifully styled blog featuring some gorgeous photos. They cook together, make together and have lovely adventures. Their crafts are a little more original such as their memory slides, but they create some beautiful pieces you’d be proud to display!
Have you read any great new craft blogs recently? Tell us about them in the comments!