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DIY festive decorating – Festive foliage wreaths & lantern making kits

In this week’s post we’ve two easy DIY projects for your try – our Festive foliage wreath tutorial and bespoke Lantern making kits – that are quick and cheap to make, look super professional and will add a special handmade touch to your Christmas decorations.

Meet the maker – Jo Hill

On this week’s blog we meet artist and designer Jo Hill of www.johilltextiles.co.uk, who’s talented creative eye translates her love of the British Countryside and wildlife into beautiful stitched homewares, including lampshades.

Top tips for selling at Craft Fairs

With Christmas approaching fast here’s our top tips and advice from our Facebook Lampshade Makers forum members on how to get the best from your next Craft Fair.

Quick make Halloween lantern kits

Carving a frightening face in a pumpkin is an essential part of Halloween preparations but why not add a few handmade lanterns …

Eco friendly lighting – New LED Cork lights

Cosy nights are calling, as the nights draw in – we’re thinking roaring fires, snuggly blankets and a twinkly light or two. …

5 creative lampshade ideas for Halloween

The back to school chaos has finally subsided and as the autumn weather rolls in it can only mean that Halloween is …

How to apply Vinyl Covering to a lampshade

If you’ve made lampshades before or even if you’re just starting out as a lampshade maker, it’s easy to see that the …

Craft Focus Magazine feature with Dannells

At Dannells we’re proud of our story and we’re super pleased to have been featured in the August/ September Issue 74 of …

Top 5 household tools for making lampshades

Although our Needcraft lampshade making kits contain everything you need to make a super professional looking shade, we’ve rounded up five useful …