How to crochet rainbow shoe laces for the #RainbowLaces campaign

Whip up a pair of crochet rainbow shoe laces and show your support for the Rainbow Laces campaign – challenging homophobia in football. The movement (backed by the charity Stonewall, Paddy Power, Metro and the Premier League) kicks off this weekend as footballers across England sport rainbow-coloured laces as part of their second annual anti-homophobia… Continue reading

How to make an origami heart bookmark

Bookmark those must-try craft projects with these fancy origami hearts. We reckon your bookworm bestie will love ’em, too

How to make shrink plastic earrings

Shrink plastic is back! Design your own gems with our shrink plastic jewellery tutorial and free printable

Crochet bag pattern: How to make a crochet market shopper

Up your fruit and veg intake with this gorgeous crochet bag pattern perfect for Saturday morning trips to the market. It’s designed with a strong base and wide strap that won’t dig in, no matter how laden with goods you are! You will need: • 2 x 100g balls of white cotton yarn (Patons DK… Continue reading

Giant poppies: How to make paper flowers

If you’re looking for a party decoration that has maximum impact with minimum effort, follow this giant paper flower tutorial by Emma for Ladyland

Free knitting patterns: How to make a washcloth

Add a touch of handmade to your beauty regime with our free knitting patterns. Use up the last of your favourite yarn to make a stack of simple knitted washcloths

How to make fruity paper pom poms

Make fruit-shaped paper pom poms with Karen Hsu of Pom Pom Factory. Find the strawberry tutorial in our World Pomination mini booklet in Mollie Makes 42, plus 7 more fashion and home DIYs

How to make a terrarium: fabric succulent tutorial

Become a mini botanist, and stitch a tiny terrarium – no green fingers necessary (well, only if you get paint on them). Forget water and sunlight, the only thing this sweet succulent plant needs is a place to show it off.

Revamp summer tees with fabric pockets

Pump new life into an old, plain tee with a funky pocket. It’s easy to do and a great way to rejuvenate your wardrobe. 

Video: How to weave a macramé chair

Give your patio a summer-ready makeover with a colourful macrame folding chair tutorial