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About Me

Hi I’m Claire,

Welcome to Pillar Box Blue

This website is all about craft and upcycling with a weekly tutorial.

My home is full of the homemade. Some of it is a bit quirky and eclectic but unique as I’ve created it myself.     I want to share with you my enthusiasm for all things crafty. Hopefully to inspire you, or at least just enjoy looking at my posts.

I love the buzz of reusing, revamping things into something more beautiful.  Many of my projects do have some sort of personal connection to me, whether it is in the materials used or inspiration from friends and family.  I also like to inject a bit of humour into my craft, as I love to make people smile.  I have hosted a craft club for many years.

claire farm 10by10

Home at the moment is in Bedford England with my husband, 3 boys, and our dog Toby.   I have a love of Asian culture due to a wonderfully colourful and exciting childhood growing up in Hong Kong.  There is also a hint of Scandi love in my crafts, from soaking up my husband’s Norwegian culture.


Pillarbox 2018 awards

Where I have been featured

Since starting Pillar Box Blue, it’s been awesome to see my tutorials and upcycles featured on many fantastic sites worldwide and some offline magazines too.

Here are some of the fantastic places I’ve been featured:


As well as the many online features, my crafts are regularly published offline in craft magazines worldwide. Here is a selection of some of the magazines Pillarboxblue has been featured in.

Pillarboxblue magazine features 2017 2018

If you have any questions or would like to find out more please email me direct

Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse

Wednesday 6th of July 2016

My favorite colour is turquoise too! I found your gorgeous marimekko stairs on dwellinggawker and I've been pinning your projects like crazy for the last twenty minutes! You have some fabulous ideas, I just love your bold decorating choices and interesting projects.

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 6th of July 2016

Thank you ! It's lovely when you find people who get your style. I'm pleased you've found projects you like.


Tuesday 1st of September 2015

the photo with the lady with the paper covered garbage can....I love the decor for the can...I would have never thought about using the paper in that way... I love the leather shoes that she is wearing...I would like to have a pair of those. I would like for this person to contact me please. Great goodies. Creat ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

Claire Armstrong

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

Thanks the wallpaper is Orla Kiely multi stem and the shoes are Clarks shoes, I think they are called Janey June.