The Top 10 Craft ranking was last updated 13/12/2016.
1. Red Ted Art
Authored by Maggy Woodley, Red Ted Art was created to teach children and adults how to make fun and easy artwork and crafts for numerous seasonal occasions. Maggy uses the blog to post how to make beautiful craft designs with kids and also personalised gift ideas. As well as posting her own creative ideas, Red Ted Art also features ideas from different sources which have influenced Maggy. Craft tutorials include pop up Christmas cards, winter ice ornaments, origami cats, and knitted love hearts – all created with the help of her kids Red Ted and Pip Squeak.
Barbara Gray’s Blog is filled with a collection of beautiful stencil and stamp designs and tutorials on how to use them to create delicate cards, coasters, canvas’ and decorations. Besides blogging, Barbara also appears on craft channel HOCHANDA, where she also demonstrates how to replicate her art. Her humorous tone and informative yet simple tutorials help readers experiment with different types of materials and Barbara Gray’s Blog certainly oozes with creativity and personality.
Crafts on Sea is a hub for informative advice and inspiration to get both grown-ups and kids creating out of the box crafts, including story stones, tree sun catchers, and even learning how to create headbands and accessories out of old clothes. Along with her two small children, author Kate Williams demonstrates how to get stuck into handmade projects and posts achievable ideas to try with kids. Kate also shares fun family activities, free colouring pages, and other useful resources on Crafts on Sea.
The Nurture Store blog was created by Cathy James to encourage children to learn through arts, crafts and play. With experience working with ‘babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, elementary and high school students and adults’, Cathy uses her skills to create engaging activities and workshops that you can follow at home. Nurture Store features exciting sensory game ideas, educational letter and number games, and promotes resources to help children with creative writing through numerous activities.
Mother of two Jenny Kearney started writing The Gingerbread House in 2005 as a space to share the things that make her happy – including her love of crafts, DIY home projects, and family adventures. Jenny focuses on activities that can easily be achieved at home, to keep the kids busy. Her posts include baking and decorating treats, paper cutting ideas for adults, and her own home projects. The Gingerbread House also stores gift ideas, supplier recommendations, book reviews, and feedback on her children’s toys and family adventures.
The concept of ZingZingTree grew out of a love for making things with her three young children. Through her blog, Anthea Barton offers creative ideas for parents to try with their kids, as well as tutorials to try on their own. Using a range of materials such as felt, paper, card, and pipe cleaners, Anthea’s achievable creations provide the perfect present ideas. Whether you want to create something new for the home, interested in taking up craft, or want to find something to keep the kids busy – ZingZingTree allows readers to let their imagination run wild.
Emma Smith is the ‘paint splattered’ mother of three behind Kids Craft Room. As a teacher, the idea to create the blog stemmed from Emma’s belief that the value of creative activities is hands-on exploration. Along with her passion of sharing inspirational art and craft ideas that can be enjoyed throughout the year, Kids Craft Room explores different types of play and materials including outdoor, sensory, and edible paints – to engage, entertain, and educate.
With a specialism in design, sewing and crochet, Ali knows her stuff when it comes to patchwork and crafts. Very Berry Handmade showcases Ali’s work, giving her audience the chance to learn how to stitch and crotchet homeware and accessories. Some of her tutorials include make-up bags, patchwork quilts, shopping bags, and knitted brooches. Ali encourages readers to experiment with different fabrics and patterns, provides gift inspiration, food and drink recipes, and more.
9. Torie Jayne
Former fashion designer turned craft and interiors creative Torie Jayne has a love of calm, pastel colours and a flair for craft and design. Her blog, Torie Jayne, is an assortment of trendy Pinterest-worthy homeware gems which are either stylish and on-trend finds, or handmade crafts with simple step-by-step tutorials. Torie posts a variety of different fabrics she likes, beautiful sets and collections from high street and online retailers, and gluten-free baking recipes. Homeware accessories range across chic reindeer cushions, tote shopping bags, curtains, iPad cases, and bedheads.
After accidentally discovering the craft world while at university, Claire Donovan fell in love. Heart Handmade UK is a destination for craft and DIY ideas, creative home decor inspiration, blogging tips, and other useful resources for making crafts and creating a successful blog. Focusing on seasonal trends, Claire teaches readers how to create beautiful accessories with vintage doilies, how to improve their handwriting and learn the perfect lettering, and provides inspirational gift and décor ideas.
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