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Guest Curator: Tiger Wallman Hellström

Jan 22, 2014

by HELLOTIGER handmade and vintage goods

Tiger Wallman Hellström is a Stockholm based design blogger and has been running her blog, DIY or DIE since 2009 for Swedish ELLE Decor. She also blogs about DIY and design for kids in the blog Hello Kiddo

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“I’m pretty sure we’re happier the more we create with our hands. It can be tricky starting off your own projects so here’s a guide to some of my favourite DIY kits and patterns on Etsy to get your creativity going. Let’s make 2014 the year of DIY!”



DIY needlecraft

1) DIY Cross Stitch Necklace Kit by RedGateStitchery 2) DIY x-stitch pattern & materials kit by ChezSucreChez 3) DIY Embroidery Wood Clock Kit by CuriousDoodles 4) DIY Cross Stitch Cushion Kit by Minicreature 


1) Royal DIY Paper Craft World Tour Calendar of the Month – Download by FotoCrush 2) Yellow Owl Workshop Carve-A-Stamp Kit by OHMYBUY 3) Pouch for your DIY Stamp Project by MissHoneyBird 4) DIY Alphabet Letter Stamps by kidsdiyshop 5) DIY Embroidery Kit: In Whe Woods – set of 2 Pocket Notebooks by CuriousDoodles

DIY jewellery

1) DIY Necklace made of Bookpages & Paper by PaperStatement 2) Miniature DIY Embroidery Hoop Necklace 3) DIY Kit Canvas Tote Bag by Brooklyn Assembley 4)  Glass Dome DIY Kit for making Adjustable Ring by XercesArt


1) DIY Kit Raccoon Pillow by FluffedAnimals 2) DIY Blank Russian Dolls by ShopSwellGoods 3) DIY Craft Kit Monster Blocks by pukaca 4) Colour your own Toy – Personalised Gift by JoyfulRiver 5) DIY Baby Mobile Kit by ButtonFaceCo


  • thisislullaby

    Vicky Brown from ThisisLullaby said 6 years ago

    Can't wait till my own daughter is old enough for a lot of these kids DIY kits. Great to inspire creativity :-)

  • BuckleyandBlythe

    Lydia Blythe from BuckleyandBlythe said 6 years ago

    There are some fantastic ideas here! Think I might start broadening my crafty horizons!

  • Agasart

    Aga from AgasJourney said 6 years ago

    very crafty and creative ideas. Thanks for sharing

  • stileskelly

    Kelly Stiles said 6 years ago

    is there info on that super cute sea otter needle work at the top of the page?

  • cb80085

    Clara Belle from ClarasHandMade said 6 years ago

    Great ideas!

  • cb80085

    Clara Belle from ClarasHandMade said 6 years ago

    Kelly Stiles at the bottom right of that sea otter pic is the makers name in blue. Click on it and it will take you straight to her page.

  • anniethwaytes

    Annie Thwaytes from AnnieThwaytes said 6 years ago

    Loads of lovely ideas, really loved the dome ring, cabbages and swaledale sheep. The variety of creative projects available nowadays is amazing.

  • OncleHope

    Oncle Hope from OncleHope said 6 years ago

    Really great selection - I have favorite some new shops I didn't knew about. Yes let's make 2014 become the DIY year even if it is for a lot of us here selling at Etsy :)

  • rachelarichards1

    Rachel Richards from RachelsRopework said 6 years ago

    Colour your own teddy?!! Must get mine one of those!

  • lauraaftermidnight

    Laura After Midnight from LauraAfterMidnight said 6 years ago

    Don't forget all the wonderful Sewing Kits out there (inc. my own!) for adults too!! I adore that embroidered clock... x

  • jizbasusan

    Susan Jizba from TheWeaverOfWords said 5 years ago

    There is something about the process of making things by hand. The energy of the handmade item is natural and organic and has the feel of the unique touch of each individual artisan.

  • tapestrybarn

    tapestrybarn from TapestryBarn said 3 years ago

    Hi, I've just come across this blog and wanted to point out that the animals cushion in the top collection (number 4) is actually an original design produced be me, Tapestry Barn and not by Minicreature as stated! I had to contact this Etsy seller a year or so ago and ask them to take down this listing as they were passing off my design as their own. If you like this cushion kit, please come and visit my shop and not Minicreature! Many thanks.

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