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Family activity in the indoor craft room at East Riddlesden Hall, West Yorkshire
Family activity in the indoor craft room at East Riddlesden Hall, West Yorkshire | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Crafts

Looking for a fun new craft project that all the family can enjoy? Whether you’re inspired to recreate a National Trust landmark or want to help the wildlife on your doorstep, follow our step-by-step craft guides to make something new.

Crafts to try this winter

Draught excluder made with fabric printed with pictures of dogs
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Make a cosy draught excluder 

Follow our easy guide to sewing a simple draught excluder that will keep the heat this winter. Make one for your own home or gift one to friends and family.

Making a pinecone bird feeder
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How to make a bird feeder 

If you’d like to see more birds in your outdoor space, discover how you can make a simple bird feeder with just a few items and ingredients.

Volunteer mending dry stone wall, with traditional hammer placed on top of wall
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Learn how to build a dry stone wall 

Ever wanted to build your own dry stone wall? Find out how by following a step-by-step guide from one of our expert rangers.

Making seed bombs at Houghton Mill and Waterclose Meadows, Cambridgeshire
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How to make wildflower seed balls 

Discover how to make your own wildflower seed balls to add some colour to the garden with this step-by-step guide.

Making bug houses in the garden at Washington Old Hall, Tyne & Wear
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Build your own World Heritage Site 

Challenge yourself to build a World Heritage Site or historic place with whatever you have at home and discover the history and legends of your favourite landmark.

Adding the finishing touches to the bee box
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How to build a bee box 

Bee populations have been dwindling in recent years, and building homes is just one way of encouraging them to stick around. Follow these steps to build your own nesting box to attract bees to your garden.

Visitor watching wildlife at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire

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