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Craft Collage montage featuring colourful Cacti Planters, indoor Bunting, and Homemade Soap
Craft Collage montage featuring colourful Cacti Planters, indoor Bunting, and Homemade Soap

These 12 Craft Projects Will Keep You Busy All Year Round

These 12 Craft Projects Will Keep You Busy All Year Round

If your New Year's resolution is to try something new in 2016, then we've got the list for you. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or new to the crafting trend, you'll find something to inspire you in 2016 with The Crafter's YearPacked with 80 seasonal craft projects and recipes from beach bags to bunting, you're sure to find something beautiful! We've selected a seasonal project for each month of the year to keep you crafting all year long.

January

Tartan Dog Jacket

Small westie dog wearing a handmade Tartan Dog Jacket

This adorable homemade tartan dog jacket will keep your pooch warm all winter long. Easy-to-make and with a cosy fleece lining, it's the perfect seasonal craft to prepare for those winter morning walks. 

February

Paper Flowers 

Pink and purple paper flowers arranged in a jar

There's no need to wait for springtime crocuses to bloom when you can make these beautiful paper flowers. The delicate crepe paper used in this paper craft makes them indistinguishable from the real thing - and they'll last all year round. 

March

Mosaic Flowerpots

Blue and white mosaic flowerpots

Start getting ready for spring and bring an extra splash of colour to your garden with these handmade mosaic flowerpots. Use broken china and unglazed ceramic ready and you'll be ready to get planting when the warm weather comes.

April

Tin Can Planters

Cactus Planters made from colourful food tins

Bring a touch of summer to your garden with small cacti and succulents. This summer craft project is easy - simply group your plants together in colourful food tins for a true holiday feel with summer right around the corner. 

May

Glass Terranium

Multiple small glass terraniums arranged on a white table

A glass terranium is a summery and eye-catching display, bringing the beauty of the garden indoors. May is the perfect time to create a terranium, as these mini gardens require indirect sunlight and warmth to flourish.

June

Stencilled Beach Bags

Hand printed beach bags with colourful patterns

Get ready for the beach by transforming plain canvas bags into unique and personal fashion statements and the perfect beach bag. Once you've mastered stencilling, why not move onto t shirts or cushion covers?

July

Fluttery Bunting

Brightly coloured bunting laid on a table

With the Bake-Off right around the corner, July is the perfect time to create some homemade bunting and get into the British summer spirit. Brighten up a summer garden party or celebration with this customisable and colourful project. 

August

Tin Can Lanterns

Multicoloured tin can lanterns arranged together

Parepare for the warm August evenings with a selection of homemade tin can lanterns. Create your own unique patterns and insert tealights to create a relaxed atmosphere for those outdoor evenings.

September

Decorated Ceramics

Decorated ceramic mug with tea and biscuits

Winter is rolling in, so prepare for those cosy nights with some personalised mugs. Create a matching mug set with ceramic paint or pens and you'll be ready to put the kettle on by the time it gets chilly.

October

Luxury Handmade Soap

Luxury handmade soaps in a grid

Handmade soaps make indulgent gifts, and these luxury soaps are no exception. Create naturally scented and coloured soaps using spices, dried fruit and flowers. With essential oils and beautiful scents, they're so good that you might have to keep some for yourself.

November

Chunky Home Knits

Chunky knitted blanket on a white bed

Snuggle up as the temperature falls with this knitted winter craft project. Make a colourful knitted blanket and matching cushion to keep your home looking and feeling toasty all winter.

December

Fabric Christmas Garland

Christmas garland made from fabric featuring a candy cane and gingerbread man

Channel your Christmas spirit into this easy craft project. This festive garland is versatile and can be hung on the tree, mantlepiece, or in doorways. As the end of the year approaches, maybe think about what you'll be making next year!

Get inspired every month of the year with The Crafter's Year, a charming craft book packed with 80 seasonal projects. From painting to planting and macaroons to mosaics, there's a craft for every occasion. 

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