Mind’s Christmas Crafternoon: Crafting for Good

Mind Crafternoon | 6 December 2015 | Mollie Makes

Mind launch their Christmas Crafternoon aimed at bringing friends, family or colleagues together through craft for an afternoon of festive making to raise money for mental health. Kate O’Sullivan of A Playful Day talks to Kat Goldin, Fran Stone, Joanne Scrace, Emma Mitchell and Sarah Knight about the meaning of craft, plus they share feel-good project ideas.

#WhyIMake: a new hashtag for crafters

An ode to craft | Why I Make #whyimake Instagram hashtag | Mollie Makes.

Why do you make? Join our investigation into why we love making SO much. Share your craft story on Instagram using #whyimake.

How to make a kitsch Christmas wreaths

DIY Christmas wreaths | Kitsch wreath tutorial

We all know the house isn’t properly prepped for Christmas until you’ve hung a gorgeously festive wreath on the door to welcome guests, or to catch the eye of passers-by. So grab your ribbon, yarn and things that sparkle and spend a few cosy evenings putting together this kitsch Christmas wreath. Santa’s got nothing on… Continue reading

How to get the vintage look (part 9): Gifts


Finding the perfect Christmas gift for the vintage lover can be tricky – even if you know their favourite style and era, there’s no guarantee even the best vintage store will have exactly what you’re after. Check out our no-fail vintage-inspired gifts below – and our favourite DIY retro wrapping ideas…

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Mollie Makes digital edition

We’re having a 99p/99c sale on digital editions of Mollie Makes magazine! Stack your virtual shelves and complete your collection of Mollie Makes for just 99p each. Hurry, this offer is only available until 30 November on Apple Newsstand and Google Play. Get an instant craft fix by downloading the digital edition today. Enjoy xx

12 craft kits they’ll actually want for Christmas

12 craft kits they will want for Christmas | Mollie Makes

12 sewing, knitting, crochet and stitching craft kits to buy for the modern crafter in your life

Customise Christmas gifts with Zazzle

Zazzle custom personalised Christmas stocking

What happens to Christmas gifts when you put your stamp on them? They Zazzle! Customise gifts and wrap handmade pressies in paper, stickers, gift bags & tags all designed by you. Here’s how…

How to get the vintage look (part 8): Christmas

Christmas decorating ideas -  tinsel and baubles and fawn and gnome kitsch christmas wreath

Vintage and Christmas go together like sleigh bells and snow. There’s something special about digging out the boxes of old decorations for the tree or crafting something pretty for the festive season. And at this time of year, the sparklier the better…

How to sew a cat tail

Cat costumes sewing pattern | Playtime costume | Stocking fillers | Halloween costume | Mollie Makes

Put some real sparkle into playtime by making cute cat costumes for kids. Get the sewing pattern for the tail and download the mask template free!

How to get the vintage look (part 7): Fashion


Dreamy vintage style is the best – there’s nothing like finding the perfect skirt in a charity shop or raiding your local vintage store for a unique sparkly something to wear to the Christmas party. And adding a vintage twist to your everyday outfit is the perfect way to perk up the clothes you already… Continue reading