AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE - SIMPLE CROCHET CARDIGAN.

AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE - SIMPLE CROCHET CARDIGAN.

Hello and welcome to the final oldie but goodie. I hope you've enjoyed this stroll down memory lane. It's been so fun to look back at everything I've made over the last four and a half years and share it again here with you. Since we started the series with one of the most popular and all time favourite it seemed only right to end with the other one.

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AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE - DIY SWEET FILLED CHOCOLATE COKE BOTTLE.

AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE - DIY SWEET FILLED CHOCOLATE COKE BOTTLE.

If you've been following along this Summer you'll know that I've decided to rescue some of the most popular past projects from the archives and re-share them with you in a series I'm calling 'An oldie but goodie.' So for those of you that are new to the blog or perhaps missed it the first time around I present to you my diy sweet filled chocolate coke bottle.

I first saw a version of this sweet filled chocolate bottle on YouTube a couple of years ago and it still blows my mind. It took a few attempts to get right so I do have a few tips for you.

1. Use all the chocolate! This was my first mistake and I can't stress this enough. The thicker the chocolate the easier it is to get out of the mould. Don't be tempted to stop halfway through and think 'hhmm, that should be enough,' trust me, it won't.

2. The refrigerator is your friend. I made the mistake of making this on a particularly hot week and had so many problems with the chocolate melting as I cut away the mould. If you start to have any problems pop it back in the fridge for 10-15 minutes and try again.

3. And finally, be careful when cutting away the bottle. It's fiddlier than it looks in the original video and is how I lost my second attempt. I pressed too hard and the knife went right through the bottle and the chocolate.

Check it out here and let me know if you try making one yourself. I'd love to know how you get on. 

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE - DIY MINI MILK CARTON GIFT BOXES.

AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE - DIY MINI MILK CARTON GIFT BOXES.

I'm back with another 'oldie but a goodie' and another of my favourites. If you're looking for a unique box for your next gift then look no further, these diy mini milk carton boxes are the answer. You can use them as party favours or as an extra special way of wrapping those homemade sweet treats. I made these ones from scratch using scrapbook paper and a scoring board but if you're not feeling quite so confident I have a slightly larger version here with a free template for you to download. Either way all you need to do is score, fold and cut to make your own unique gift boxes. You can find the mini milk cartons here and the printable template here.

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE - DIY RECTANGULAR ORIGAMI BOXES.

AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE - DIY RECTANGULAR ORIGAMI BOXES.

Today's oldie but a goodie is my diy rectangular origami boxes. A little bit more complicated than my original origami boxes but well worth the effort. They're made from a single piece of paper and open up to reveal a smaller square box inside. A gift box with a difference. If you missed it, it's a great little project you can do in an afternoon.

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.