Thursday 31 October 2013

Tutorial Thursdays: How To Create a Festive Gift Box

christmas gift box

Welcome back to Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party at the beginning of a new month of fun!

Today I am going to get the party going by showing you how to create this box:

festive gift box crafters companion

For this Craft you will need:

crafters companion

2 Pieces of Cardstock 21 x 24cm
1 Piece of aperture covering 11 x 14cm
Ultimate Pro Crafters Companion 
Tacky Glue
Double-sided tape
Paper clips

Start by making the base of the box.

1. Score along the 2nd groove line on the "Base" side, along all four sides.

Crafters Companion

fold for box base

Turn your Crafters Companion around so that you are working on the "Box Lid" side. Score the same four lines on the lid of the box, then score one groove up for a decorative edge, and then another groove up to show you where to cut out the aperture.

box lid score lines

Once the box and lid lines are scored, glue the edges of the box. First cut triangles into all 4 corners. Add a dab of glue to each corner and stick together.

Before gluing the lid corners, attach the aperture by cutting out the middle of the lid. Stick double-sided tape inside the lid, attach the aperture cover/image.
Continue to finish the lid as with the base.
Embellish the lid and there you have it :)

crafters companion box making

box making, lid with aperture

This is a great way to create a unique individual gift box. You can make your box any size you desire.
For more info on the Ultimate Pro go HERE

 Here is my how-to video so you can see the steps again:

And now it is your turn :)

This month the tutorial party has a theme - isn't that fun? :)

To be featured at the end of this month you will need to link up all your well-laid out festive tutorials

Your tutorials can be creative, handwork, recipe or any other tutorial that you feel fits the bill. 

The theme is Festive and I will be featuring all tutorials that fit that description - so anything to do with the festive season.

(For a tutorial to be featured it needs to be photo-rich and laid out in a step-by-step format)

Of course you can also link up all your other crafts and creations, I love to visit each of your lovely posts, but if you are looking for a feature this month you need to stay in the category :)


If I feature 3 or more of your posts at the end of this month you will receive your own Featured post (Please note: this only applies if you have not had a featured post on Marigolds' Loft already. If you have been featured before, you will still receive a spot on my sidebar as a Tutorial Whiz for the month of December)

Wednesday 30 October 2013

Wednesday Already?

 hiya hiya sock
I still have only the one project to share with you today, but it is a project that I am really enjoying knitting.
This is my Hiya Hiya Sock which I am knitting in a KAL taking place on Ravelry at the moment. I am so enjoying this pattern, it is just the right bit of challenging that I am looking for right now, and I am also quite happy to just have the one knitting project on the go.

instep hiya hiya
The Instep pattern

heel hiya hiya
The Heel pattern

I am really busy behind the scenes with so many great new things and will be sharing them with you all over the next while. 


Craftsy is having a flashsale today and tomorrow - I managed to grab myself a new course too - can you ever have enough Craftsy courses? I wonder... LOL :D
I have signed up for the course - Custom Cabled Pullovers - doesn't that sound neat? 

Yes, I admit it, I am having a bit of a Craftsy fling right now - but who can blame me!

They have loads of classes on discount today and it is definitely worth a visit!


Anyway, back to the subject.....

How do you find this time of year? Is it stressful, exciting, motivating?

I always find that from November my year really starts to blossom and I get to see a glimpse of the hard work and dedication which I have invested into the year which is slowly fading, and it definitely is a time for giving thanks :)

We were planning to have a great Halloween Party this weekend for the girls so that I could use all my great Snapsterprint goodies that I received earlier this year, but we have had to cancel it as we are busy at the school bazaar which is a real pity as I was looking forward to showing them off! 

Oh well, we have put them aside for next year and plan to have our party a week before Halloween next year so as not to clash again with the dates!

Waldorf school parents: I know it is already over by a month but did you or your children take part in the WOW day this year?
What did you make or do?

Kay and her class made bags which they will be selling this weekend at the bazaar, and Jas and her class did a lot of social work, cleaning gardens, cars etc.


Tomorrow I will be showing you how I created this box in Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party and do hope you will come by and share your creative posts from the past week. The theme for November's Linky Party is Festive, and I can't wait to see all the great tutorials that I will be able to feature at the end of the month :)

crafters box

See you tomorrow

I will be sharing this with my usual Wednesday Lovelies :) 

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October Linky Handcrafts Round Up

Handcraft Tutorial Round Up

This week I have been sharing with you all the amazing tutorials which I found linked up to this month's Tutorial Thursdays Linky party

On Monday I shared the super Craft Tutorials, and yesterday I shared the yummy Recipe Tutorials which I had the pleasure of visiting.

Today I want to show you the last of this month's round-ups, by sharing with you all the great handcraft tutorials which I found linked throughout October.

Candy corn doll dress
First up: This cute Candy Corn Dress shared by Diana @ Diana Rambles

Recycled jean purse
What to do with hubby's old jeans? Recycle them of course into this great bag which Millie @ 2 Crochet Hooks shared with us all

upcycled bottle bag
Vicky @ Vicky Myers Creations shared an original way to gift a bottle with this Upcycled Bottle Bag

create pompoms fast DIY
Regula @ Babjezas Wundert├╝te shared an amazing, quick way to create pompoms

welcome fall scrap pillow DIY
Joy @ Joy's Jots, Shots and Whatnots showed us how to create this wonderful Welcome Scrap pillow, perfect for autumn

Movember moustaches DIY
Hannah @ Sew Lah Tea Dough shared these awesome Movember Moustache clips.

Thank you so much to you all for sharing your great tutorials with us all.
If you haven't already, please feel free to grab your featured button below.

And that my friends is the end of this month's amazing tutorial round-up, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed visiting each and every one of your links that you shared with us all.
Three lovely ladies who linked up had 3 or more of their links featured and will each be introduced and featured here next week in their own individual posts. 
Watch this space for more!
I hope you will be joining in again tomorrow for a new month of Tutorial Linky Challenges :)
See you then

Tuesday 29 October 2013

October Linky Recipe Round-Up

  recipe tutorial round up

Yesterday I shared the great Craft tutorials that were shared with us all throughout the month of October on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party.

Today I want to share the yummy looking recipe tutorials that I found linked to the party this month.

make a blizzard at home DIY
Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker shared this amazing looking Blizzard!

pumpkin cookies tutorial
Katie also shared these awesome looking Pumpkin Cookies - ideal for trick or treaters :)

cherry bakewell
Hannah @ Sew Lah Tea Dough shared this wonderful recipe for Cherry Bakewell

choir cupcakes
She also shared these awesome Choir Cupcakes

......and this awesome Peach Bundt cake :)

Painted Maple Glaze Cookies how to
.......and these amazing looking Maple Glaze Cookies

Strawberry Cream Cake
This yummy looking Strawberry Cream Cake was shared by Diana @ Diana Rambles

dry apples creatively
This creative way to dry apples was shared by E Strea Chikitu

make your own pumpkin pie spice
Jessica @ Living Chic on the Cheap shared a great pumpkin pie spice recipe that you can almost smell!

Thank you so much to you all for sharing your great tutorials with us all.
If you haven't already, please feel free to grab your featured button below.

Don't forget to come and link up your crafts from this week on Thursday.

Tomorrow I will be sharing with you all the wonderful handcraft tutorials I found linked to Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party in October.
See you then

Monday 28 October 2013

October Linky Crafts Round Up

Wow, so many awesome tutorials were linked through the month by all of you lovely crafters out there. It was wonderful to visit each and every link that I found linked to the party :)
I will be featuring the great tutorials I found linked there through out this week.

Today I am starting with the great crafts I found.

Halloween/Fall craft ideas:

pumpkin craft elegant
This elegant pumpkin craft by Stefanie @ Simply Dream and Create

chalkboard tombstone DIY
What an awesome Tombstone craft by Kim @ Made in a Day!

Grapevine Garland Pumpkin Wreath DIY
Look at this amazing Grapevine Garland Pumpkin Wreath created by Gail @ Purple Hues and Me

Spider Headband DIY
This cute Spider Headband made by Crystal @ Make it Easy Crafts

no sew Chalkboard Fabric Reversible Table Runner tutorial
This creative no sew Chalkboard Fabric Reversible Table Runner by Gail @ Purple Hues and Me

A Beaded Spider Tutorial
A Beaded Spider Tutorial by Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker

Cards and Card Embelishments

Bows with Printed Ribbon DIY
Bows with Printed Ribbon by Bonnie @ Make Time 2 Craft

A Gift Bow Card
A Gift Bow Card by Linda @ Stamping With Linda

Autumn Birthday Card Idea by Joanna @ Be Creative Mommy

swag idea
A swag idea by Georgie Lee @ Geogie Lee

How to Chevron Border Punch
How to Chevron Border Punch with Jenny @ Lakeshore Stamping

Other Great Craft Tutorials

Dry Erase Cubes
Dry Erase Cubes - Such a great idea! This was shared by Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker

Floral Painted Wine Glass Tutorial
Floral Painted Wine Glass Tutorial by Crystal @ Make it Easy Crafts

Breast Cancer Awareness Earrings
Breast Cancer Awareness Earrings by Crystal @ Make it Easy Crafts

Recycling Crayons
Recycling Crayons by Kristina @ 2 Crochet Hooks

DIY Lip Scrub
DIY Lip Scrub by Bella @ Healthy Living Awaits

Thank you so much to you all for sharing your great tutorials with us all.
If you haven't already, please feel free to grab your featured button below.

Tomorrow I will be sharing all the amazing recipes that I found linked here throughout the month of October, so do come back for those yummy treats :)
See you tomorrow

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