Valentine’s Day gift for gals and pals: Felt squirrel brooch

Valentines Day gift ideas - Felt squirrel brooch final

Makers, let’s take over Valentine’s Day and make handmade gifts for our BFFs ’cause they deserve it. Having a GALentine’s night? Gather your scrap fabrics and felt – those Liberty remnants, too – and stitch up this cute squirrel brooch, designed by The Felted Fox, over a glass of bubbly. These brooches make great gifts… Continue reading

Hexie fabric garland DIY

We asked three bloggers to come up with their own spin on our cover gift this month. Using some or all of the materials in the patchwork needlecase kit, free with issue 49, Candy Pop, Tigerlilly Quinn and Fall for DIY made a delicate papercut bookmark, hexie fabric garland DIY and a smocked necklace respectively – what a clever bunch! Here’s blogger and… Continue reading

DIY jewellery: smocked necklace

We asked three bloggers to come up with their own spin on our cover gift this month. Using some or all of the materials in the patchwork needlecase kit, free with issue 49, Candy Pop, Tigerlilly Quinn and Fall for DIY made a delicate papercut bookmark, hexie fabric garland DIY and a smocked necklace respectively – what a clever bunch! Here’s style and… Continue reading

DIY phases of the moon garland and free printables

Inspired by the current constellation, copper and druzy trends, Mollie’s very own digi gal, Nina rustled up a DIY using denim scraps and copper thread. Follow the simple steps to create your own far-out phases of the moon garland. What’s more, we’ve included a couple of free printables. Washi tape them to the wall, stick… Continue reading

DIY patchwork papercut bookmark

We asked three bloggers to come up with their own spin on our cover gift this month. Using some or all of the materials in the patchwork needlecase kit, free with issue 49, Candy Pop, Tigerlilly Quinn and Fall for DIY made a delicate papercut bookmark, hexie fabric garland and a smocked necklace respectively – what a clever bunch! Here’s lifestyle and photography… Continue reading

How to dip dye rope baskets

Give storage an ombré update. Bianca Hall shows us how to dip dye rope baskets in one simple step

Gingerbread biscuit recipe: Mug biscuits for makers

If, like us, you love crafting with a large mug of tea and the occasional sneaky snack then this one’s for you. It’s your turn to wow the foodies with crafty biscuits perched atop the rim of their mug. This gingerbread biscuit recipe, written by Messyla, bakes in just 18 minutes so there’s lots of… Continue reading

DIY wreath for the Holidays

Ever wondered what to do with those beautiful, heartfelt Christmas cards when the festive season is over? PaperShaker, a design-led luxury cards company who personalise the memorable moments in life, has the perfect crafty solution to give your cards a second life. PaperShaker shows us how to upcycle Christmas cards and turn them into celebratory New… Continue reading

How to make a Christmas leather brooch

Remember our Love From Hetty and Dave brooch kit exclusive to Mollie Makes? Well, Zoe Larkins is back with a faux leather make that’ll give your wooly jumpers and winter coats a trendy update, 50s-style. While we’ve added a source for buying faux leather in the materials list, this little mittens brooch can be made using materials… Continue reading

DIY Origami Christmas tree

How to make an origami Christmas tree. Even the smallest of dwellings requires a Christmas tree. This one is made from pretty Japanese papers in green, silver and gold and is very straightforward to make based on a simple folded fan shape. You could just as easily make yours from giftwrap, or go for an all… Continue reading