Monday, 1 September 2014

How To Create A Unique Bowl Out Of Buttons

It’s that time of month again where we share our handy tips and tricks on how to create cute craft projects. This month we’re taking a look at what you can create for the home and we have come up with this super easy tutorial on how to create a unique bowl out of buttons.

 All you’ll need is this:

•    Flat buttons – try experimenting with colours to create your desired look
•    Balloons
•    White PVA glue
•    Large paint brush
•    Scissors
•    News paper
•    Cup or can to balance balloon on while it dries

Step 1


Firstly, you will need to take one balloon and blow it up to the size you want your bowl to be as you will create your bowl shape using the curve of the balloon.

Step 2


Hold the balloon at the end with the knot and take your paint brush, dip it into your glue and cover the other end and sides (to the point where you want the bowl to end) in glue.

Step 3


Let the glue dry completely, to do this place the knot end of the balloon in a cup or can to balance the balloon.

Step 4


When the first layer is completely dry, apply a second coat of glue using your brush. Start at the top of the balloon and work your way down toward the knot. Attach buttons to this layer as close together as you can fit them.

Step 5


When you are finished attaching all of your desired buttons turn your button covered balloon upside down in your cup or can so that the knot is in the air and the buttons are balanced on the cup.

Step 6


When the second layer of glue and buttons is completely dry you will need to coat the buttons again with a third layer of glue.

Step 7


When your bowl is completely dry use yours scissors to cut the knot on the balloon to slowly let the air out. Use your scissor to snip any unwanted glue bits away from the button edge and there you go, your very own button bowl!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Summer Hero - Craft Kits For Kids And Adults


The summer holidays are still going strong but we know coming up with holiday activities can become a little bit stressful to keep the kids occupied.

At JosyRose we have come up with a solution to all your holiday frustrations, just call us your summer time hero!

Introducing our craft kits perfect for making a range of funky craft projects to keep you and the little one(s) happy, these kits are perfect when the summer showers hit which are bound to happen with the weather in the UK!

On our online store we have a range of fantastic kits including sewing, card and even a tool box to help you get crafting. All our kits are perfect for making and practising various craft projects, if you’re looking for some craft-spiration (see what we did there) then take a look through our blog, each month we give you DIY craft tips for you to try at home.

Have a great summer guys and don’t forget to share with us your craft projects on our Facebook, just search JosyRose.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

How to make a DIY festival lace crown

What you’ll need:

  • Fabric stiffener
  • Lace Fashion trim
  • Glue
  • Gloves
  • Circular container big enough to wrap your crown around
  •  Peg
  • Embellishments

Oh hello summer festivals, we’ve been waiting for you! Whether it’s a music, beer or vintage festival we all know it’s time to break out the sunglasses and funky hair accessories.

With loads of brands jumping on the bandwagon selling floral and lace crowns, we’ve decided to avoid the crowd and do something a little different and create our own.

Here’s how to do it:

Step one


Measure around the crown of your head in order to get the measurements to trim down your lace.

Step 2


Trim your lace, make sure to leave an extra few CM’s because you will need to glue the two ends together.

Step 3


Put your gloves on, cover your trim in fabric stiffener. This will help your trim stay in shape so you can wear it time and time again. Make sure to squeeze out any excess.

Step 4


Whist your lace is still wet you need to wrap it round a circular container so the lace can take shape to form a crown. For now you can join the two ends up using a peg.

Step 5


Once the lace has dried and taken shape you can now stick both the ends together using glue.

Step 6


Now it’s time to embellish your crown you can do this however you wish we suggest maybe adding some gems for a sparkly effect or go all punk rocker with some studs.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our tutorial, don’t forget to check out our range of fashion lace trims to get some inspiration.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Summer Craft Ideas – DIY Funky Sunglasses

Summer is on the horizon which means it’s time to unleash that summer wardrobe! We don’t know what it is but we can’t help but getting all creative when the sun is out, so we think we’ve found the perfect DIY tutorial tip to make your summer that little bit more funky.

Fashionably funky sunglasses are all over the catwalk and the high street, but who wants to pay £15+ for some accessorised glasses when you can have fun doing them yourself for a cheaper price!

All you need to do this tutorial is:
A pair of cheap sunglasses
Glue (we recommend Craft Quick Hold Adhesive)
Craft accessories to cover your glasses in, e.g buttons, studs, and sequins.

1. Firstly, place the glasses you wish to style on a piece of old newspaper or a cover to ensure you don’t get glue on any of your surfaces.

2. Arrange your craft accessories in order of how you’re going to apply them to your glasses.

3. Take your glue and apply it to the part of your glasses where you want to attach your craft piece. Either with your fingers or craft tweezers attach your craft piece on top of the glue, make sure the piece is fully dry before you add another.

There are loads of different ways to accessorise your sunglasses. Here are a few of our suggestions:

Acrylic stones or Diamantes for a sparkling design
Go for a rock chic look with studs, whether they be heart shaped or square.
Add different shaped sequins for a snazzy design

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

How To Make Button Jewellery

If you’re looking for a fun, quick and fashionable craft project, look no further than Josy Rose. The sun is shining and we know there is nothing better than sitting out in the sun with a crafty little project to hand, this month we’re taking a look at how to make button jewellery.

This project is great for children to do as long as there is an adult present and only take 30 minutes to do.

All you’ll need is:

•    Buttons
•    Elastic thread or stretch cotton
•    Scissors

1.    Measure your thread or cotton around either your wrist, neck or finger depending on what jewellery you’re making. You will need to cut the piece 6 inches longer than your measurement.

2.    Tie a button 3 inches from the end.

3.    Next thread your buttons on to form your necklace, make sure your thread or cotton goes through both button holes so that your button lies flat.

4.    Once you have enough buttons on your thread or cotton you will need to tie both ends to form your button jewellery.

And that's it your all done!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Five Christmas Craft Ideas For Your Home

Last month we blogged about our surprise that Christmas was fast approaching, and this month we can’t believe we’re even closer! Ignoring the fact that we still feel that it was only yesterday we were wearing shorts in the warm weather, we need to get our act together and think about Christmas.

With just over a month to go until the big day, we’ve started to crack on with our Christmas craft ideas. Now, at JosyRose we understand you guys have a lot on your plate so we thought we would share our five Christmas craft ideas which you can do to decorate your home.

1.    Make a Christmas tree

At first we understand this maybe an odd idea, but it’s not as crazy as you think! Create your own tree decorations or use leftover ones to create a pin-up Christmas tree on you wall. Ideal for people with little space or for bedrooms.

2.    Make your own tree decorations

Making your own Christmas tree decorations is simple, fun, and you can even get your kids involved! You can make your own Christmas decorations out of anything, we like using our festive motifs and our trimmings to make little decorations.

3.    Homemade Christmas crackers

Making your own Christmas crackers is ideal for avoiding those cringe worthy jokes. You will need wrapping paper, sturdy card or an empty loo roll, and some trimmings. You can fill your crackers with little tiny gifts which your friends and family can share.

4.    Make a homemade garland

Have some leftover tinsel which is screaming to be used? We have the solution, why not make a homemade garland? Simply make little Christmas themed shapes using felt, this will require you to cut out two identical shapes, stitch your two identical shapes together leaving a gap at the top, stuff your shape up with cotton wool and stitch up the gap. When your shape is complete you can attach it to your tinsel using some trimming.

5.    Pine cone place cards

Now we admit there is not much creativity involved in this craft idea, but we couldn’t resist sharing this cute little idea. Whilst on your winter walk pick up some pine cones which have already opened up, spray them lightly using a fake snow spray, when they’re dry you can use them as place cards by writing the name of your guests on cards and inserting the card into the top of the pine cone.

So, there you go, five Christmas craft ideas for your home. If you are looking for more inspiration or looking for craft supplies, we have a large collection of buttons, sequins, ribbons, trimmings in our haberdashery craft shop.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Five Josyrose Christmas Products Which Should Be On Your Wish List

What! Where did summer go? Yes we’re asking ourselves the very same question here at JosyRose HQ, and to be honest we’re not too sure where it went either. However, what we can’t deny is the sudden excitement for Christmas! Being surrounded by glitter, sequins and of course fake snow, is it any wonder we’re counting down to the big day?

So if you’re like us and you’re planning ahead then you’re going to love this handy guide to the five JosyRose products which should be on your wish list for Christmas.

1.    Santa Snow Spray

Do we really need to say any more? Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without snow - fake or real. So, as we can’t promise real snow on the day we can promise you fake with this handy spray. Add highlights to the tops of your Christmas trees, wreaths, centre-pieces and windows.

2.    Felt

Classic craft felt is ideal for Christmas time, design or download templates from the internet to make personalised tree decorations or gifts.

3.    Christmas ribbon

Add a personal creative touch to your wrapped presents with our endless selection of Christmas ribbon. Or, if you’re feeling particularly creative why not take an old table cover and breathe some new life into it by adding a Christmas trim to it.

4.    Christmas card

At JosyRose we believe that homemade or personalised cards are simply the best, which is why we have a plethora of different customisable Christmas cards. From metallic card to Christmas card packs, there is plenty to choose from.

5.    Festive Motifs

Why buy a Christmas jumper when you can create your own one from an old jumper you’ve got lying around. How you ask? Well it’s easy - We have a large collection of festive motifs which you can easily iron on to your clothing.

And there you have it, five JosyRose Christmas products which should be on your wish list. Now what are you waiting for, view our large collection of buttons, sequins and ribbons online at our haberdashery craft shop.

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JosyRose is an online boutique, catering for all your contemporary fashion, interior and crafty needs! We sell all the essential sparkling finishing touches you just can't seem to source on the high street. On-trend fashion motifs to funky feather trims. The perfect place to customise any hand-made project. Our collection covers haberdashery classics, craft, fashion, soft furnishings, scrapbooking, stage and jewellery making! x