Hanging garlands to make with kids

10 Nov

Making garlands is a fun and creative activity do to with children – even more so when you are collecting your own materials. Luckily, late autumn is just the right season for this – you will find plenty of pine cones, acorns and twigs in your nearest park.

You can add fluffy white pompoms, tiny bells, beads, or felt shapes for a Christmassy finish. Let your imagination run wild.

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All-natural wool from Bulgaria

8 Nov

Whether you want to try something new, or yarn is an old friend of yours, natural wool is the best material to use. Here at Slanchogled we offer a range of knitting and felting supplies, courtesy of sheep all over Bulgaria. 

The beautiful colours and textures will surely inspire you.


Twinkle, twinkle…

6 Nov

Add some shimmer to your Christmas – thin, delicate gold foil can be applied on all surfaces for a playful touch. You can choose between plain or patterned gold, silver, red and green.



Glitter paper will make the presents even more exciting – why not use it for gift wrapping this year?


White as winter

3 Nov

Our pleated decorations remind us of that favourite Christmas when all the trees outside were covered in sparkling snow.

We like how elegant and simple they look in white, and how easy they are to customize.



Make a splash with watercolour

9 Jul

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Using masking fluid, a ruling pen and your favourite summer colours, you can create a unique, bright and summery greeting card.

At Slanchogled we love to experiment and masking fluid allows you the freedom to try out a design and then quickly rub away what doesn’t work, leaving no trace.Post photos july2

Once you’ve settled on a design or message simply add your favourite colours and the message will be left beneath.

Watercolour adds a beautiful sense of freedom and lightness to your card – capturing the joy of summer for you to share with a loved one.

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Glass Jars

19 Dec

Ranging from tiny to large, our jars are a great start to a creative project. Whether it be for Christmas or general, our jars can be transformed into many crafts or be used for many purposes.

Fill them with oils, herbs, dried flowers or put small trinkets inside.

They are a great way of storing and showing off items, or even perhaps using the small jars for jewellery themselves.

Glass Jars

Drawing Models

13 Dec

At just 32 cm tall our wooden figures have the exact proportions of a human body making them the ideal present for aspiring artists. These lifelike figures are also great fun to personalise and, with the help of our felt section, would make a striking nativity scene. So whether you’re looking to create realistic observational drawings or just festive Father Christmases our drawing models are sure to add a sparkle to your Christmas.  Also look out for our petite 13cm figures a wonderful bargain at just 2.75 a piece.

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12 Dec

Music Instruments

Spark your creativity this Christmas with our beautiful collection of maracas and tambourines. Carved out of rough poplar wood our instruments serve as a blank canvas to create both art and music. Our diverse range of mediums mean that we’re perfectly equipped to help you create an instrument representative of your personality; whether you want to graffiti it with posca pens or create collages with decoupage papers.

Handmade Lampshades

12 Dec

Handmade and designed by one of our very own Slanchogled team these lampshades will be an eye-catching piece in any room. Our new designs of lamp shades – popular for Christmas gifts are easy to assemble and a pleasure to personalize.


They can be decoupaged or painted, covered in glitter or left in their natural state. They also come flat packed so they can be given as gifts or you can but them prepared so they are ready to hang as soon as you get home.


These lampshades will definitely get your guests talking and will inspire creativity.

A Krafty Delight

11 Dec

“Brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my favourite things”


Wrapped up presents carefully placed beneath the Christmas tree bring about a feeling of excitement and wonder. Have the small ones got jewellery inside, or perhaps a fluffy jumper in the larger one. What ever it may be, when we see a beautifully decorated box our imaginations are free to run wild as to what may lie inside.


At Slanchogled we have a large selection of kraft paper boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes perfect for wrapping and decorating for Christmas. With a dash of some wrapping paper, a sprinkle of raffia and a final touch of a colourful tag these boxes will stand out beneath even the biggest tree.

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They are also ideal for some winter crafts. We have pre-cut doll houses ready to decorated to your delight. Perhaps you could make Santa’s workshop? Or a Christmas house decorated with lights and snow? You could place the reindeer’s on the roof or make a magical house filled with toys and some of our charm teddy bears. The possibilities are endless to make this season filled with creativity.




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