Craft Preview: January 26, 2019 Issue

This week’s craft project is bright, colourful and lots of fun!

The Technical Stuff

Pebble painting is very popular at the moment and in answer to your requests we have included this great painted parrot design.

We take you through the step-by-step instructions to paint a feathered friend. It is easy and uses basic materials.

Start with a pebble or two, some markers, paints and varnish. It doesn’t take much and they do make a lovely personal gift, too.

If you fancy trying more pebble designs, check out the book this design comes from “Pebble Pets” by Denise Scicluna, published by Search Press. We have a special post free offer for UK readers. Find out more at

Start now and by the time spring arrives, you’ll have an army of pebble pets ready to decorate your outdoor area.


Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!