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Six ways to make fun decorations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

IF you need inspiration for your next craft project, why not make some decorations for the Platinum Jubilee?

Whether you want something easy to keep the kids busy or something more advanced, I’ve got lots of cheap ideas.

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Make decorations for the Platinum Jubilee with these tips

So pick up your knitting needles, or loo rolls, and follow these tips . . . 

PET PROJECT: Try making a crochet corgi in honour of the royal pooch.

You can find Beardie and Blondie Crafts’ Amigurumi Corgi pattern for free at hobbycraft.co.uk.

Or pick up a corgi needle felting kit for £12.47, down from £15.59 at littlecraftybugs.co.uk.

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BEAR NECESSITIES: Download a free Jubilee teddy bear knitting pattern from lovecrafts.com.

You can buy the items you’ll need to make it for £9.36.

ROYAL FLUSH: Young kids will love making royal characters out of loo rolls.

Paint on faces, stick on googly eyes and use scraps of fabric to create robes.

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CROWNING GLORY: Little ones can make and decorate paper crowns so that they can swan around like royalty.

Find easy instructions on the Hobbycraft website and all you need is some gold cardboard, purple crepe paper for the velvet, and stick-on acrylic jewels.

Or pick up a packet of eight blank tiara cut-outs to decorate for £5.95, down from £7.95 at online craft supply shop Baker Ross.

PRINTS CHARMING: Download free Jubilee-themed printable sheets for kids to colour in from Baker Ross.

Once they’re all done, hang them around your house or in your garden.

WOODEN IT BE NICE: For an easy decorating project, Baker Ross also has a pack of four wooden tealight holders that are simple to assemble.

The set includes a crown, Union Jack, royal carriage and castle and costs £4.95 down from £8.95.

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