Craft Blog
A selection of newly added craft blog posts in date order.

The first of hopefully many... Fabulous

The first of hopefully many... Fabulous

Ringwood, Hampshire

Two Daft Birds set out on our fist Craft Fair. It took place in Romsey Town Hall on Saturday ...

Wedding decorations

Wedding decorations

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

The ChArming Piece has a new product range, rustic wood burned wedding decorations. I ...

I am taking part in Cambridge Open Studios 2021

I am taking part in Cambridge Open Studios 2021

Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

I’m joining many artists across Cambridgeshire for the 2021 Open Studios. You can drop ...

Don’t be scared to experiment

Don’t be scared to experiment

Sherborne, Dorset

I recently visited the local wood yard where there were several offcuts in a bin. I brought ...

Double Chocolate Crunchie Brownies

Double Chocolate Crunchie Brownies

Southampton, Hampshire

Wow! If I told you these were gluten free you wouldn’t believe me! Packed full of rich ...

Scratching the Surface of my Business

Scratching the Surface of my Business

Earls Colne, Essex

Starting out my business has been a steep learning curve which I imagine lots of small ...

The Little Wax Bakery

The Little Wax Bakery

Ilford, London

The Little Wax Bakery is a small family business. Its something my brother and I started ...

Change of direction

Change of direction

Boston, Lincolnshire

Having had plenty of time to consider in the past year Ive decided to change direction. ...

New Crafter advice please

New Crafter advice please

Whitefield, Greater Manchester

Hi. I’m completely new to this site and have recently started creating quirky Planters ...

River scribbles

River scribbles

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

We are lucky to live near the River Severn, the somewhat famous bend in the River called ...

New crafter new products

New crafter new products

Lowestoft, Suffolk

I Am a new craftsman in jewellery and I love working with a certain gemstone called Labradorite. ...

My Velvet Collection is Here

My Velvet Collection is Here

Ware, Hertfordshire

My Velvet Collections are a contemporary interpretation of some of the colours and textures ...

Time to Spring Clean and Declutter

Time to Spring Clean and Declutter

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Now we have officially entered Spring - it is time to declutter your candles and wax ...

Get to know us

Get to know us

Camberley, Surrey

Hi everyone, My name is Josh, I am the owner of Anscombes handmade soaps, A bit about ...

Crafting and wellbeing

Crafting and wellbeing

Edenbridge, Kent

I havent actively put time aside for craft in a long time, and so something that has ...

Beautiful Things

Beautiful Things

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Hi my name is Rebecca Finch and live in Newcastle and i am new to Ukcraftfairs. I hope ...

New designs

New designs

Lowestoft, Suffolk

Hi Guys and girls crafters and shoppers, I was looking for some inspiration or some ...

All about Amethyst Gem of Fire

All about Amethyst Gem of Fire

East Grinstead, West Sussex

Whilst waiting for physical craft fairs to resume, Ive written this short blog to give ...

Win a Free Beer Cap Opener for a Christmas gift

Win a Free Beer Cap Opener for a Christmas gift

Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire

checkout the nowthatsgood.store and lookout to see what the wood is made of in the Beer ...

Behind the idea

Behind the idea

Farningham, Kent

Here is our little business. It all started a year ago. We were thinking “we’d come up ...

Moving on Web Page news

Moving on Web Page news

Brightlingsea, Essex

At the end of September I started an online training course for creative businesses with ...

Anyone else feel like their spinning plates

Anyone else feel like their spinning plates

Derby, Derbyshire

So, this is my very first blog having just joined this site and already I am impressed ...

New to UK Craft Fairs

New to UK Craft Fairs

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

I’m a UK Craft Fair novice! Enjoyed setting up my profile and added a few listings to ...

Is it Christmas yet

Is it Christmas yet

Redditch, Worcestershire

The end of another week. I have completed some gorgeous advent calendars for a customer ...

Where Japanese and Ukrainian culture merge

Where Japanese and Ukrainian culture merge

Worthing, West Sussex

How did it all begin? Everything was started by my daughter :) To be more precise, ...

Revisiting Pictures in Lockdown

Revisiting Pictures in Lockdown

Crawley, West Sussex

Ive learned a new skill in lockdown - needlefelting. Up until now Ive just been a wet-felter. ...

Vintage is a timeless beauty

Vintage is a timeless beauty

Paisley, Renfrewshire

Theres just something about old vintage items from days gone - from the sophisticated ...

Personalise your candle for a gift

Personalise your candle for a gift

Bromley, Kent

At Ciao Candles we can personalise your candle with a wooden initial free of charge. ...

Latest catalogue available

Latest catalogue available

Braintree, Essex

LewisPendants is expanding by offering bespoke pendants. The other day someone asked ...

Perfect Artisan Soy Wax Candles

Perfect Artisan Soy Wax Candles

Little Braxted, Essex

Finding gifts for friends is made simple at The Soy Wax Candle Company. We will also ...

Were Back

Were Back

Reading, Berkshire

OH HEY THERE, WELCOME TO A NEW AND EMERGING LITTLE BUSINESS CREATED BY 2 ENVIRONMENTAL ...

Online craft fairs the new normal

Online craft fairs the new normal

Colsterworth, Lincolnshire

With the Government imposed lockdowns and new social distancing measures shaking up entire ...

Whats new

Whats new

Macclesfield, Cheshire

We have some new bags added to the shop and in the making. Miss messenger bags. Across ...

Designing your arts and crafts stall

Designing your arts and crafts stall

Ferndown, Dorset

You have booked a space at a local arts and crafts fair and your attention turns to designing ...

Watch on YouTube - Blog posts UKCraftFairs

Populated with members posts, these blogs focuses on all aspects of the craft community in the UK. We hope that you will find the posts both informative and inspirational.

Nine ways to improve your craft blog

It is not easy to write a good craft blog post, but it is worth spending a little extra time to make a good impression.

Write what you know about

Posts are related to a members listing on the site, so it make sense to write about what you do. This will keep your listing relevant for visitors and may improve your pages position in user searches.

Create a draft blog post

Create a draft post in a word processor, checking spelling and grammar. Use key words sparingly as people do not like reading repetitive posts. Use a thesaurus and expand the vocabulary of your posts, whilst keeping them easy to read.

Title creation

Once your draft is ready, think about the title. Just a few words that will encapsulate the meaning of your post and get people interested.

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Making your blog posts even more engaging

  1. Motivation: First and foremost, enjoy writing for yourself, so that you find it a pleasure rather than a chore, seeing it as chance for you to gather and express your thoughts, in addition to promoting your work to a wider audience
  2. Title: Giving each blog post a short catchy relevant title can prompt people to begin reading what you have written
  3. Opening: An amusing, intriguing or informative first line can encourage people to read the rest of what you have written
  4. Content: Write about what you know, think about your audience, share useful information and include appropriate calls to action, ensuring that what you write is your own original text and not copied from elsewhere
  5. Objective: It can help if you have a single clear theme or purpose with each blog post, using well organised and clearly expressed thoughts and including supporting information where appropriate
  6. Style: Try to develop a relaxed natural voice of your own, that effectively expresses your passion for what you do, such as the processes involved in creating a piece of work
  7. Starting: When struggling to begin writing or choose a topic, think about people, places or events that have inspired you, and recall interesting conversations or questions
  8. Notebook: When you think of ideas or questions for future blog posts, before forgetting them, you could jot them down in a notebook for future reference
  9. Frequency: Writing a regular weekly or monthly blog could attract a loyal readership, who look forward to each of your blog posts