10 Of The Best Grown-Up Colouring Books.

10 Of The Best Grown-Up Colouring Books

Colouring books aren't just for kids any more. There's a huge range of colouring books aimed at adults as well. I've bought a few as gifts but so far none for myself. There's so many to choose from that it's hard to pick just one. I love the beautifully intricate drawings in Lost Ocean and vintage inspired botanical prints in The Art of Nature not to mention all the different types of typography in The Typography Colouring Book.

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Hey. Happy Friday. I just wanted to pop in and let you know that Creativebug have a fantastic offer on at the moment for a months free trial for new members. If you've been on the fence about whether or not to try it now is a great time to sign-up.

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It normally costs $4.95 a month but if you click on the link below and use the code COZYCRAFTS when you sign-up new members can get a months free trial.

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Happy crafting.

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Diy Origami Box Advent Calendar.

It's that time of year again. Time to start thinking about counting down to Christmas and what better way is there to countdown than with this diy origami box advent calendar.

Normally I end up with one of those store bought chocolate filled calendars but last year my Mum made me one complete with glittery snow scene. I loved having a homemade advent calendar so this year I decided to step up my game and make one as well.

Do you remember my diy origami gift boxes? Well, I decided smaller versions would be perfect for holding some chocolate coins.

Each finished box measures 2x2 inches square and is 1 inch high so if you don't want to use chocolate coins they're still big enough to hold a small gift or treat. To make each box you need a piece of paper measuring 6x6 inches for the lid and a piece measuring 5.5x.5.5 inches for the base. If you're using scrapbook paper like I did you can get 2 out of each 12x12 piece with only minimal waste. I used the American Crafts Maggie Holmes 12 x 12 Paper Pad.

You can find a full tutorial for how I made the origami boxes here.

I filled each box with a couple of chocolate coins and decorated them using stickers and bakers twine.

I didn't have any number stickers so I wrote the numbers 1-24 on the bottom of the origami boxes using a gold gel pen.

Once decorated all you need to do is arrange the boxes in a Christmas tree shape. I used yellow patterned paper with a silver star sticker for the tree topper. You can leave your boxes as they are but if you're short on space you can glue the back of each box to a piece of card so you can stand your advent up instead.

You can find more Christmas craft ideas over on my Pinterest board.

Follow Emma // Gathering Beauty's board Christmas Crafts on Pinterest.

3 Diy's I'd Love To Make.

3 Diy's I'd Love To Make - Crochet // Weaving // Clay

I love putting together these love to make posts. There's so many fantastically creative people out there making and sharing awesome things that it feels wrong to keep them to myself.

Today's round-up includes not only 3 diy's I'd love to make but also 3 of my all time favourite crafts, clay, weaving and crochet.

1. As you know I've only recently started crocheting but I'm already hooked, ha, hooked! Get it? ;) I don't if I'm quite ready to attempt this crochet market tote from Delia Creates just yet but I'll definitely be bookmarking it for a future date.

2. How cute is this mini diy woven keychain from Entralling Gumption? I love the addition of the wooden beads. I think my keys would love to be hanging off one of these.

2. I think we all know how much I like making things out of air dry clay so there was no way I wasn't going to love this diy plaited planter from Fall For Diy. Such a clever idea.

What about you? Any diy's you'd love to make?

I Like Blogs Magazine Feature.

Yey! I've been featured in I Like Blogs magazine.

I Like Blogs is a German magazine with all the content being made exclusively by bloggers. I'm so excited to have my diy embossed clay stars included in their third issue dedicated to all things Christmas. It's packed full of diy projects, recipes and holiday decorating tips from a whole bunch of fantastic bloggers.

I don't know any German but with a little help from Google translate I was able to read the kind things they said about this blog and my Pinterest boards. Thanks so much I Like Blogs, I love you too.

P.S. You can find my diy embossed clay stars on page 19.