Mollie Makes issue 60

It’s time. If you pick up issue 60 on the on-sale day (12 November), you’ll have 42 days left before Santa catches up with you. Don’t fret – that’s a good few weeks to craft the quick, easy ideas we’ve brought together in this issue for your nearest and dearest. We’ve even got your gift wrap covered with our paper section (festive bunting thrown in for good measure) and, for the more adventurous, we have a whole present-presenting special with Lia Griffith, A Alicia, and Zeena Shah.

Mollie Makes issue 60 with free felt pine cone Christmas decorations and 8 pull-out papers
Pine cones felt Christmas decorations

But first, grab a cuppa and start at the very beginning: free this month, we’ve packed two DIY Christmas tree decorations inside every copy of Mollie Makes 60. And since these felt pine cone decorations are quick, simple makes, we foresee felty pine cone clusters making their debut on the tree this season.

Once your space is perfectly crafty sew future heirloom stockings, plus adorable mini owl mascots with Julia Staite. Have fun personalising this one by making the owl in different colours to match each stocking’s owner. Then fill them with handmade gifts! Pick from the host of craft projects inside:

Christmas gifts for her | Handmade gifts | Mollie Makes 60

For Her: 
• Fabric hydrangeas by Bugs and Fishes
• Clay floral impressions pot by A Alicia
• Pomegranate cushion by Kelly Feltcher
• Snowflake crochet table runner by Agrarian Artisan
• Christmas apron by Made Peachy

Christmas gifts for men | Handmade gifts | Mollie Makes 60

For Him:

• Speedy knitted beanie by Elen Angharad
• Camera strap by Ebony Bizys of Hello Sandwich
• Wash bag by Bluebird Chic (plus shaving cream recipe)
• Embossed book cover by Amy Tangerine

projects shot in the studio

For Kids:

• Superhero mask and cape by Wild Things Dresses, plus a cat mask and tail costume
• Danish cookies recipe by Kit and Nancy
• DIY transfer tattoos by Lana Red

There’s also Kawaii-style embroidery designs by Wild Olive to feed your stitchy cravings, and we try to get to the bottom of why us crafters love to make, have take tea with US papercraft queen Lia Griffith, and blogger/designer Marij Hessel shows us how to blend vintage and contemporary at home.

From all of us at Mollie Makes, have a very merry Christmas!

Whether you’re making the latest Mollie projects or one from the archive we’d love to see! Show and tell using #molliemakers on Instagram and Twitter or post it on ourFacebook wall. Want to know what we’re up to? Check out our Pinterest page to see what’s inspiring us.

Mollie Makes issue 60 coverMollie Makes 60 is on sale 12 November 2015. Available from all good newsagents, supermarkets and our official online store. Sold out? Download it from ZinioGoogle Play or Apple Newsstand. Don’t forget your project templates for this issue.