Party ideas: A crafternoon tea

Inspired by the cover of Mollie Makes 42 (featuring the most gorgeous of all knitted tea cosies) we’re planning an afternoon of craft delights. Here’s a look at our top picks and party ideas, plus free tutorials to make to share with your guests! 

There’s nothing quite like getting together for an afternoon of crafting with friends. Whether we’re all making the same thing, or getting on with our long-term projects, group craft is a real motivator for completing WIPs. So the next time you find yourself hopping from one project to the next with zero enthusiasm for either, ring up your besties and host a crafternoon tea. Here’s a list of our top picks for entertaining the masses outdoors, plus free tutorials you can make in a day. Happy crafting!

Craft party ideas | H&M chair cushion

Take a pew on H&M’s comfy seat cushions.

Craft party ideas | Honeycomb decorations

Adorn the garden tree with assorted honeycomb party decorations from Little Baby Company.

Anthropologie Owl jar

Store your teatime treats in a real hoot owl jar from Anthropologie.

Craft party ideas | Outdoor garland lighting

String up a garland of weatherproof lights so you’ll always have a good light source for whipping up handmade creations.

Ceramic cup by Lamal conttenta

A crafternoon without tea is like crochet hooks without yarn – you won’t achieve anything! Get a fancy set of ceramic cups from LaMalconttenta in which to serve the finest brew.


Dip into our selection of DIYs, tutes and project ideas starting with this show-stopping knitted tea cosy pattern by Loani Prior in Mollie Makes 42, out now.

Dipped marshmallows recipe2

Need to make something tastey, and quick? Serve up a bowl of yummy chocolate dipped marshmallows.

Free craft projects [clockwise from top left]: pom pom bouquet, macramé plant hanger, fabric origami butterfly, hand-printed tea towel.

Free craft projects