Craft Ideas & How To's from OASIS® Home and Hobby

Featured Craft Guide

Fancy Favours

Difficulty: Beginner
Time Required: 5 Minutes Each Piece

Wedding favours are always a treat for guests as a thank you for sharing your special day. Our range of Clear Plastic Hobby Shapes are a great way to add your own personal homemade touch and are so cost effective.  Each shape comes in two halves which fit together once filled with delicious goodies or sweet surprises.  Why not finish each one off with a pretty ribbon or bow in your very own wedding colours!

how-to: Ghoulish Tricks and Tempting Treats

These spooky, sensory baskets make Trick or Treat more fun than ever. There are two designs to make here, and you can use them in two ways. Present your sweets to Halloween callers and they will love reaching through the dangling ghosts or into th

how-to: Wriggling Wreath

What better way to welcome Trick Or Treat callers to your door than with a Halloween wreath? This one is made using our gorgeous Ophir willow wreath, and is both a trick and a treat; from a distance, passers-by will see a stylish (if somewhat spooky

how-to: Leaf Lantern

It's that time of year again when we get to witness one of nature's most enchanting transformations - the changing colours of the autumn leaves. With a stunning array of ruby reds, ochre yellows and sunset oranges falling all around us, it's hard

how-to: Lace and Burlap Napkin Holders

Combining rustic hessian or burlap with pretty white lace has been a popular choice for wedding decor this year, and these charming napkin holders are just the ticket to bring the trend to your tables. Our gorgeous Lace & Burlap Ribbon gives you th

how-to: Birds and Bottles Hanging Decorations

These cute little bird and bottle hangers are super easy to make and can be used to create a dreamy and delicate display for your wedding. There are so many options too as you can fill the bottles with whichever flowers, greenery or accessories wil

how-to: Blooming Buttonholes

Give the gents in your wedding party a floral touch of their own with these crafty buttonholes which can easily be customized to your own wedding colours and flowers. Ideal for that hand picked out the garden look, these blooming buttonholes are an

how-to: Whimsical Wedding Posy

Pretty whimsical posy bouquets are so easy to create for a DIY wedding.  With a touch of decorative lace ribbon you can really create a simply beautiful vintage flower posy that will suit flower girls and bridesmaids alike. Give this super quick de

how-to: Summertime Basket

Pretty florals look gorgeous this time of year around the house or as a centerpiece for on outdoor event. The range of Balmoral Baskets couldn’t make things easier to create a perfect table display at a function or as a gift for a party hostess. M

how-to: Spring Fever

It's that time of year when pretty pastel shades are everywhere and Spring fever is in the air.  This pretty tinware design is the perfect arrangement to decorate the home or to give as a seasonal gift. Why not pick some spring blooms fresh from

how-to: Suitably Spring

These pretty pastel suitcases are a great addition to the home or for craft projects. Even better add flowers and give as a gift this Mother's Day. The vintage print of flowers and birds gives a traditional feel whilst the pop of pastel colours prov

how-to: Twiggy Tree

This twiggy tree and foliage ring create the perfect centerpiece for your Christmas Dinner table.  A dusting of artificial snow and glitter add the ideal festive touch to this winter wonderland tree. This design is so simple and effective, why not

how-to: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

Dressing the home for Christmas is a time honoured tradition and one of the perfect ways to get into the Christmas spirit!  These great ideas are so quick and easy and are sure to bring lots of sparkle into your home.   You’ll also need: A

how-to: Bonfire Night Basics

Autumn is a great time of the year.  All of the rustic colours and earthy scents create the perfect excuse for having lots of fun. Whether cosying up by a log fire or exploring the outdoors whilst gathering conkers and watching the leaves turn, th

how-to: Cosy Up and Get Creative

Cosy up and get creative with this winter warmer of a design.  Our new Fur Lined Bags give a hint of luxury to seasonal craft creations. Try your hand at this simple, yet effective design.   You’ll also need: Red Roses Holly Wood Sticks

how-to: Warming Gingerbread Man Festive Flowers

The festive favourite Gingerbread Man brings a smile to all faces at Christmas. Make this fun floral design using this new Hessian Bag. In fact make several to give as seasonal gifts for family and friends. You’ll also need: Red Gerbera Red Ros

how-to: Witching Hour Door Wreath

This fun stripy door wreath is a great way to greet your Halloween visitors during the witching hours.   You’ll also need: 4mm Black Diamante Pins Purple Tissue Paper Orange Tissue Paper Black Tissue Paper Light Green Tissue Paper 30cm S

how-to: The Spell Tree Table Centre

A Halloween centrepiece that would look great as a table centre or room decoration. The Mitsumata Branches are the perfect base to create such a unique design. You'll also need: Black Mitsumata Branches 6cm Mini Glass Bottles 6cm Flower Glitte

how-to: Halloween Sparkles Table Decoration

Two really basic, effective fun design’s. Ideal to make with children and fantastic for Halloween fun. You'll also need: Flower Glitter Black 150ml Flower Glitter Gold 150ml Flower Glitter Silver 150ml Flower Glitter Purple 150ml Mirrored

how-to: Mummy Candle Jars

A really effective fun design, ideal to make with children and fantastic for Halloween fun. Can be used to decorate a porch, a display for the home or a table centre. You will need: Burlap Ribbon Natural 5cm x 9m Honey Jar 780ml 9cm x 9cm x 14.

how-to: Floral Chair Back/Table Centre

Add a splash of colour to a dour chair back with this easy to create decoration. The same decoration can also be used as a table centre or to decorate venues and party rooms. You'll need: Tissue Paper White 76cm x 51cm Tissue Paper Light Green

how-to: Daisy Bunting

Bunting is great for draping and decorating venues, lining gazebos or dressing the edge of a buffet or dining table. Quick and easy to make the theme can be changed to suit any occasion using the wide range of Printed Film Roll Designs available fro

how-to: Delicious Sweet Treats

A party would not be complete without sweets, with a little time and some imagination you can present them in a fun exciting way. You'll need: Printed Film Roll Daisy White/Yellow 38 micron 80cm x 100m Milk Bottle Clear 250ml 6cm x 6cm x 14cm

how-to: Perfect Party Pom Poms

Based on an idea for a garden party, but the theme can be changed to suit any occasion using the wide range of Tissue Paper colours and Printed Film Roll Designs available from OASIS® Home and Hobby. You'll need: Tissue Paper White 76cm x 51cm

how-to: Surrounded by the nature

Create a lovely arrangement for Spring in a Woodland Round Pot to decorate your home, you can add more detail with the Feather Butterflies. You'll also need: Gerbera Ivy Alchemilla mollis

how-to: Get ready for Spring!

Make your home bright this with a floral creation using a Matt Cream Milk Churn, Wooden Picks and Rose Cotton Ribbon and your favorite variety of flowers. Our Spring Collection will bring you a wide range of Glass and Tinware containers you can use

how-to: Wish you a Merry Christmas!

We have the perfect creation to celebrate on Christmas using some of our new products. It was made in a Red Romance Round Tin Pot and the red roses will contrast with the frosty pine cones and the Christmas printed motif ribbon. You will need: R

how-to: Christmas present using a Winter Berry Hessian Star Container

Create a lovely arrangement for Christmas to give your loved ones. The new Winter Berry Hessian Star Container can be used as a center piece in a Christmas party, to decorate home, office or any other place. You will need: Red Carnations Brassi

how-to: Wedding reception using a 12 cm OASIS® Floral Cupcake

This romantic OASIS® Floral Cupcake is a lovely creation as a center piece of your wedding reception. Available in 2 sizes (8cm and 12cm), each OASIS® Floral Cupcake comes with its own decorative skirt or the plastic container you can change into

how-to: In the Pink using an Acrylic Designer Cube

This is the perfect floral design for a gift or for decorating the home. Lovely pastel flowers complement the pink Acrylic Designer Cube and decorative accessories to create a really stylish design. Phalaenopsis Orchids provide a touch of luxury, wh

how-to: Ring Of Roses

Pretty as a picture this fragrant pomander of Roses and Gypsophila will delight a little bridesmaid at a summer wedding. Carry the theme through by hanging clusters of the OASIS® Netted Spheres above the wedding table and then decorate the backs of

how-to: Summer Fun with our Artevasi Range

Flower arranging in the summer is great fun. There is so much choice in terms of variety and colour that creating a floral arrangement for a party or for the home is so easy to do. It's a great time of year to mix up colours and create a style which

how-to: Put the Icing on the Cake with our OASIS® Mini Deco Cake Top

Fresh flowers make a cake come alive and creating your own floral cake top design has never been easier with the help of the OASIS® Mini Deco Cake Top. With one or two blooms left over from the bridal bouquet a wedding cake can be transformed to co

how-to: Thank You Teacher using the 8cm OASIS® Floral Cupcakes

As the school term is coming to an end and the summer holidays begin, creating a sweet thank you for your teacher could not be easier. Try using one of our small or large cupcakes to add a flourish of flowers which will create a unique and memorable

how-to: Hit the Hot Spots with OASIS® RAINBOW® Foam

We love Wimbledon and with the sun shining what better way to celebrate than with a tennis inspired party. Plus what party would be complete without a flower arrangement for the party or buffet table and in Wimbledon colours this design is sure to b

how-to: Perfect Pew Ends using the OASIS® NAYLORBASE® Le Klip

For this craft guide the spotlight falls on the OASIS® NAYLORBASE® Le Klip designed to ensure hanging designs are stable and easy to fix. Its versatility and the ability to adjust its length means pew end arrangements are simple to do. Pew end de

how-to: Beautiful Brides Bouquet using an OASIS® Heart Bouquet Holder

Beautiful brides require beautiful bouquets that really stand out from the crowd. The OASIS® Heart Bouquet Holder really hits the spot when it comes to creating something different for your wedding day. Why not try this how-to idea and create a lov

how-to: Fancy Flower Wand

Create some magic with this beautiful flower wand. It couldn't be more simple to create a dainty wand for a flower girl or party princess using our heart and star wands. This easy, yet effective design gives an element of added glamour to whoever ca

how-to: Create this vintage design using the Cream Tin Pot with Butterfly motif

Beautiful butterflies make this popular pot all of a flutter for spring and summer plant and floral designs. Complete with a plastic liner, this cream container comes in a range of shapes and sizes with pink or lilac butterflies. Add some vintage fl

how-to: Sizzling Arrangement using the OASIS® Table Design Viva

This red hot flower design is sure to hit the spot this summer as a gift or decoration for the home.  The fantastic use of wool felt and cord creates high impact whilst being a quick and easy way to decorate the container element of the OASIS® Tab

how-to: Dainty Daisy Flower Pot

These Cream tinware pots are bang on trend for spring and summer. With a pretty daisy design circling the rim they are perfect for flower arrangements or house plants, plus they make a great addition to any wedding as part of a table centrepiece. Th

how-to: Favourite Favours using 8cm OASIS® Floral Cupcakes

These quirky OASIS® Floral Cupcakes are so versatile and are the perfect addition to any wedding. Each OASIS® Floral Cupcake comes with it's own decorative skirt or the plastic container can be easily decorated to match your wedding theme. Availab

how-to: Creative Confetti

Confetti is a great addition to any wedding celebration and our acid free tissue paper allows you to easily and cost effectively create your own version to perfectly match your wedding theme and colours. This confetti is so simple and fun to make wh

how-to: Mirror Images

Long top tables at wedding receptions can need special treatment, and the repetition of creating several matching designs along the centre of the table gives a much greater impact. Depending on how long the table is you can just keep going adding m

how-to: Spring is in the Air with this Bark Handled Bowl Basket

This beautiful Spring basket will make anyone smile. Made using a large Bark Handled Bowl Basket and OASIS® Ideal Floral Foam Maxlife, add some seasonal coloured flowers in yellow, white and purple to make your design really bloom! Foil wrapped ch

how-to: Easter Basket Nest using a 12cm OASIS® Floral Cupcake

Easter is the perfect time of year to practice and show off your crafting skills. There are so many fun and creative things to make and be inspired by at this time of year, plus Spring colours are so cheerful that they are bound to bring a smile to

how-to: To Mum...With Love

Cook up a storm this Mother's Day with the OASIS® Floral Cupcakes. Cute and versatile with a filling of OASIS® Ideal Floral Foam Maxlife and a sturdy plastic container, they come in a variety of different colours, sizes and patterns. It’s easy

how-to: Spring Blossom Design Using an OASIS® Table Design Neo

Spring is in the air and with such gorgeous flowers available in an array of colours making a small floral design as a gift or home arrangement provides instant cheer.  The OASIS® Table Design Neo and Viva are the perfect solution to creating smal

how-to: Quick and Easy Floral Design Using an Artevasi Cubo Container

For a modern Christmas design that can be made in minutes look no further than this easy design. With luxury festive favourite Roses and a splash of glitter this design has all of the trimmings to make any Christmas table sparkle. Try this quick how

how-to: 'Tis the Season for creating table designs using the OASIS® Floral Cracker

Here’s a popping new idea to go crackers about this Christmas. The new OASIS® Floral Creations Christmas Crackers in red, silver and gold are real winners. Ideal for gifts, functions or table arrangements they come complete with OASIS® Ideal Flo