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Saturday, 15 February 2014  |  Vicky

Random Acts of Kindness Week

This week is the official Random Acts of Kindness Week; seven days when we’re all encouraged to step out of our comfort zones and spread a little love to the people around us. From a kind word to a surprise gift, RAK week is the perfect time to make others feel good – so we’ve come up with a few great crafty ideas for projects that will almost certainly put a smile on anyone’s face.

Bring Someone in from the Cold

The weather lately has been awful; cold, rainy and generally just horrible. To brighten up someone’s day, knit or crochet a simple scarf or wrap, and leave it in a public place with a gift tag declaring that it’s there for the taking.

Make Someone a Quirky Badge

There’s nothing nicer than receiving an unexpected surprise; from a bunch of flowers to something more eclectic, it can really brighten up an otherwise ordinary day. A colourful FIMO badge is a great little gift, and couldn’t be easier to make – simply choose your colours and shapes from our huge selection, assemble your design and fire in the oven at the given temperature. Once cooled, attach your pin-back using strong glue and leave to dry – then place safely in a small envelope or box, add a gift tag and either leave in public somewhere unexpected, or give it to one of your nearest and dearest.

Sew a Soft Toy

Perfect for both the young and young-at-heart, a small quirkily decorated soft toy is a great way to bring a smile to someone’s face. A StickyTiger 2D stuffed animal is the ideal starting point - sold as a complete blank canvas, choose from a cat, bunny or owl, and then decorate with paint, inks, ribbons and vintage fabrics to give an eclectic and personal finish.

Decorate a Tote Bag

Tote bags make great gifts, and our long handle student style bag makes a great base for your creativity. Add trims, braiding and appliqués, or use a variety of stamps and fabric ink pads to decorate with; we love the Yellow Owl Workshop City and Owl in Tree sets for quirky images, or the Mini Alphabet Sets in case you want to write a memorable message.

To celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, we've hidden a few freebies* throughout the StickyTiger shop until the end of Monday 17th February to help your crafting get off to a great start - call it our gift to you!

* You pay postage. Discount will show you when you add it to your basket. Please choose only one free item so others can benefit too :)