Create a little festive magic with Mollie Makes issue 47. Make marbled crackers, woven Christmas stockings, knitted pom pom scarves and crocheted animal portraits. You also get pull-out papers and bunting designed by Lucky Dip Club, plus a DIY Christmas decoration kit free with this issue.
It’s the Christmas issue of Mollie Makes and this year we’ve outdone ourselves. We got gifts and more ideas than time! And that’s great news for you, dear reader. Take your pick of the 21 Christmas present DIYs we’ve gathered from our community’s finest weavers, papercrafters, knitters, upcyclists, jewellery-makers, soap-makers, sewists, milliners, crocheters and stylists. Phew! And set aside a crafternoon to make the pom pom festooned stocking for yourself too, an exclusive from designer-du-jour, Maryanne Moodie.
Warm up the making digits with our retro bauble kit (free in Mollie Makes issue 47), then flick forward to your pull-out papers and grab a pair of scissors – we’ve sneaked in an extra gift! Among other Christmas crafts (hand-marbled crackers are a must-make!), in this issue we learn how to make colour block soaps with Sof McVeigh. Have you tried soap-making before? Give it a go! We have a hunch that this year Christmas smellies will be homemade.
For interior inspo, take a tour round Nienke Landman’s home in the Netherlands. With the help of handmade decorations, Nienke creates a cosy Crimbo atmosphere – get ideas!
For something out of the ordinary (and less Christmassy) read our Q & A with Louise Walker, the kitsch-loving designer-maker who tells us how she’s brought her passion for knitting together with the creepy craft of taxidermy. To make your own quirky, crocheted animals turn to page 53 where you’ll meet Bertie and Beatrice, a most hospitable pair. There’s also One Sheepish Girl‘s monochrome crochet collar and matching clutch or Holly Young’s fabric flower crown for DIY fashionistas. Projects for all makers. Enjoy!