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Easter Egg and Flower Tree

Impress your friends and family this Easter with these adorable chocolate egg and flower trees. Use as place settings or as a centrepiece… they won’t last long as the tree is entirely edible! You will need: White marzipan Cooking chocolate – I used dark, but milk or white would also work Mini eggs – I used traditional Cadburys Sugar flowers Pink tissue paper A small glass vase or votive Edible glitter to finish Step 1 – break your cooking chocolate into small pieces, place in a Tupperware container and melt in the microwave. Step 2 – tear a piece of your tissue paper and place in your vase or votive Step 3 – mould your marzipan into a ball and place on the top of the vase. Step 4 – using the melted chocolate as glue, work around the marzipan ball with the eggs and flowers to create your tree. Step 5 – finish with a dusting of edible glitter. You have created a total unique pretty Egg tree. Hide them so they don’t get …

25 beautiful craft projects to blow your blossoms

Local craft designer, Hannah Read-Baldrey, is on a mission to bring Flower Power to everyone in her new book FlowerBomb!. Hannah’s love for flowers goes back as far as she can remember and her idea behind FlowerBomb! is ’to create a decorative explosion of beautiful flowers across your home and life to bring floral joy to your world’. With catwalks and high-street shops brimming with florals, it’s a timely release that will inspire new and experienced crafters alike. Hannah brings out the beauty of flowers through various crafts including papercraft, embroidery, stencilling, sugarcraft, clay craft, felting, weaving, sewing and crochet. The book features 25 projects divided into three chapters: Floral Home, Flower Fiesta and Floral Fashionista. Projects for the home range from a woven aster wall hanging and a painted flora teapot, to scented candles and flower bath bombs for relaxing nights in. In chapter two, Hannah, who is a professional stylist, shows how to add floral touches to parties and occasions with a flower garland, a giant paper peony and a showstopper cake with sugarcraft …

The Herne Hill Christmas Craft Sale

A very different early Christmas shopping opportunity is coming to Herne Hill, when seven artists and craftspeople in SE24 and SE21 will join forces to present a special Open House event over the weekend of 8th – 9th November. The Herne Hill Open House Christmas Craft Sale will showcase a wonderful range of unique, handcrafted items, from jewellery, textiles, stationery and cushions to glassware, mirrors, original art and festive decorations, in a range of styles and prices. The idea sprang from the success of this year’s Artists’ Open House event during the 2014 Dulwich Festival. Local craftsperson Catherine Potter and her neighbouring artists had such an enthusiastic response from the public – with many asking when they would be doing another event – that Catherine decided to create a local ‘art and crafts’ hub and organise a pre-Christmas sale in the relaxed surroundings of three local houses. Catherine is also a strong supporter of the local charity 4ALL-Building Community in West Dulwich and spotted an opportunity to do some much-needed fundraising on its behalf. Her entrance …