New Christmas Baubles for 2015

Just a few Christmas baubles and accessories photos to inspire on putting up your tree week ! 

November Workshops Open for Bookings

Weds. November 18th        Decorating with Decopatch               6.30 – 8.30pm      €25
During the evening you will learn all the techniques required to cover anything with Decopatch. Your new skills will impress all your friends! We will cover a wooden Tissue Holder with different Decopatch papers adding embellishments and effects if you wish. 

Thurs. November 19th        An Introduction to Acrylics                                6.30 – 8.30pm      €25
Artist John Carpenter will guide you through an evening of painting. You will learn beginner acrylic techniques as well as many tips while you create a finished piece to take home.

Weds. November 25th        Needle Felting for Beginners            6.30 – 8.30pm     €25
                                 You will learn to use wool fibres and specialist tools to make  a beautiful flower corsage

Thurs. November 26th       Beginners Watercolours           6.30 – 8.30pm     €25
                                             Join John Carpenter for a two hour class in starting Watercolours. You will complete a  painting  in during the evening learning lots of techniques and picking up expert tips along the way

Ring the shop on 01 8219277 or call in to book 

Octobers Events

JUNIOR IDEAS Craft Workshops for Kids

No need to book - just drop in and join a session. Each workshop cost €5 per child ( 4 years+)  and last approximatly 25 minutes. Workshops run through out the day from 11am - 4pm. Last entry is at 3.30pm

A parent / guardian must stay instore during the workshops

Saturday, October 17th
11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm

Saturday, October 24th
starts 1pm and takes place approximatly every 30 minutes
See how to paint a great face !
Arrive early if you want your face painted !

Tutorial: Create a Fun Vest with Fabric Spray

You Will Need : 
vest or t-shirt,
2 colours of fabric spray by Marabu
fabric line by Marabu
newspaper, plastic bag
stencil or mask

Place your vest on a large sheet of newspaper.
Place a non porous material such as a plastic bag or tinfoil
in between the front and back
Gently scrunch the fabric, the more scrunched it is the more original
fabric colour will show

spray gently over the fabric

Spread out the fabric and leave to dry

place a stencil or mask on the fabric

gently spray over the mask with a different colour

add in any detail with a fabric liner

Leave to dry and cure for 24 hours.
Iron on a cotton setting to seal the paint
Your clothing can now be washed at 40degrees

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Instore Events for July

SATURDAY  JULY 18th   11am—4pm  FREE EVENT
Try out the new range of moulds from Plaid and see how you can create easy yet stunning embellishments

SAT. 25th      Junior Ideas—€5 per child 11am – 4pm

Workshop for the over 5’s .Workshops start every 45 minutes so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Workshops last approximately 25 minutes. All materials supplied.


Come along for inspiration and ideas and see the great new products from Do Crafts

How To Make a Wedding Wishes Sign

Theres a real buzz around Wedding Wishes this year - If you havent seen them yet its basically a new style of guest book. You leave tags, a pen and a big jar on a table where everyone can see it. Your guest can then write you wedding wishes on the tag and drop it in the jar. So when youre back from honey moon you can relax and read all the lovely messages left for you.

Below is easy to follow instructions on how to make a pretty sign to put on the table

Take a blank wooden sign and paint it cream - we used Sheepskin by Plaid

Using a alcohol marker  lightly trace it over the edges to create a worn look -  we used Spectrum Noirs Brown Set

Attach a rose, piece of lace and a scrap of hessian with a glue gun

Trace you chosen phrase onto the wood using transfer paper or spray and paint carefully with acrylic paint. Grey is a good choice as black can be too harsh

A wooden plate holder is ideal to hold the sign through out the day

Enjoy making your sign & dont forget to send us pics of yours when its made!

June Events Instore

Instore Events  June 2015
SATURDAY 13th  Creating with Fimo™ 11am – 4pm
Free Polymer Clay demonstration with special guest, world renowned Bonnie Mc Geough

SUNDAY 14th Make a Fun, Beanie Lizard Key Ring  11.30am – 4.30pm
Junior Ideas Children’s’ Workshop - €5 per child - Sessions last approximately 25 minutes, 5 years +
Inspiring Ideas for Weddings & Celebrations  
Let us show you what you can do yourself to make your occasion extra special and unique to you!
Monday 15th  Call in and see what amazing cards you can create yourself at home – saving money while creating a unique invitation!
Tuesday 16th What accessories do you need? See our full range of favours, albums, guest books and more
Wednesday 17th  Everything you ever wanted to know about Sweet Trees
Thursday 18th Make your occasion extra special by adding a personalized touch to candles, tables etc.
Friday 19th  Questions & Answers Day… come along and ask us anything about creating a unique and special day and we’ll do our best to help you

SATURDAY 20th  Green Angel Skincare 11am – 4pm
Meet the Green Angel skincare team and experience an amazing hand massage
SUNDAY 21st  Create a Magical Fairy Wand. Suitable for boys and girls.  ongoing 11.30am – 1.30pm
Junior Ideas Children’s Workshop - €5 per child Join in the Fairy Fun

Meet Special Guest Fairy Clodagh from the Irish Fairy Door Company  2pm – 4pm

Inspiring Ideas for Home Décor   
If you want to add a little flourish and flair to your home make sure to call in this week to see what you can do
Monday 22nd  See what unusual  projects you can create using Mod Podge ™
Tuesday 23rd Everything you need to know about stencilling
Wednesday 24th Repaint anything with Home Décor Chalk Paint by Plaid ™
Thursday 25th Have a go at the decoupage technique so you can revive any item at home
Friday 19th  Questions & Answers Day… come along and ask us anything about decorating walls, boxes, cupboards

SATURDAY 27th  Creative Paper Crafting  11am – 4pm
Free Card Making Demonstration with Special Guest Ruth Hamilton
SUNDAY 28th  Get Creative with Foam Clay ™ ongoing 11.30am – 4.30pm
Junior Ideas Children’s’ Workshop -  €5 per child – 5 Years +  
*  All events are free unless otherwise stated
*  For full details please visit our website

New Coordinated Wedding Accessories

You can carry your wedding theme across everything ...albums, favours etc

We used Vintage Pink Rose by Club Green, Dusty Rose Ribbon by Berisford and oddments of hessian and lace.

May Instore Events


Saturday May 9th 11am - 5pm FREE
Card Making with DoCrafts

Learn new techniques and tips in card making using the new products from Do Crafts

Saturday May 16th 11am - 4pm FREE
3D Origami
Demonstrations all day in creating amazing 3D animals with a simple origami technique

Saturday May 23rd 11am - 4pm
Junior Ideas - Childrens Workshops €5 per child ( over 5's)

Workshops start every 45 minutes and last approximatly 25 minutes


Book your spot now on our Spring workshops -
including Decopatch, Acrylic Painting &
How to Colour with Alcohol Pens 

Full Details Here

Button Art

Our new favourite craft ! All you need is buttons, board and a bit of glue