Let Autumn into your Home by Painting Pumpkins!

October simply wouldn't be October without a pumpkin. When the kids were little it was the carved scary variety that had pride of place on the windowsill but now they're all grown up and gone, I take a refreshingly different and more adult approach to letting...

How to Guide – Prettily Packaging a Homemade Gift!

Homemade gifts are back in fashion and that's official! Over the years the home crafted market has been growing organically but add in a global pandemic and lots of people with a need to fill lots of spare time or a need to save money and...

When life Gives you Lemons (and Lemon Gift Wrap!)

It's been a difficult few months and life really has given us our fair share of lemons hasn't it? Thankfully we're a really resourceful and creative nation with our glasses half full and so throw us a lemon and we're likely to pop on...

Pretty Paper Boats

Yearning to set sail into the sunset? (Or just after keeping the kids busy while you drift off on the sofa for a bit!) Paper boats are a fun and easy to make, traditional oragami craft. And the best bit, you only need a bit of...

Gift Wrapping Art – Collage

Unleash the inner artist with some creative Gift Wrapping Collage in this months More Pretty Things Blog ...

Ode to the Daffodil…

I've always had a huge love and appreciation of Daffodils. For me, when Winters end is dragging its heels and the sky is hung over us like an oppressive grey cloak, they pop up from the ground like a cheery friend to uplift and remind...

How to make an Easter Bunny Treat Parcel

Easter is on its way and if you're looking for something to brighten up the dinner table, fill them with excitement on the egg hunt or simply give as a gift, our cute Bunny Parcels are just perfect and super simple to make! What you'll need:...

Eco-friendly Christmas Gift Wrapping for Retro Fans

Want to be more eco friendly with your Christmas Gift Wrapping but don't know how? No problem! We've teamed up this month with the fabulous Inkabilly Emporium to give you a retro wrapping blog!...

Autumn Leaf Bunting

October is here and with it, a change in the seasons and if you're anything like me, an unstoppable need to get the home (and me!) feeling cosy and filled with the beautiful Autumn Colour Palette.   I love days like this, swooping around the house picking...