Mollie Makes issue 58

Make a felt Christmas tree fairy and other Christmas decorations with the first festive issue of Mollie Makes. This issue also comes with a Winter Homestyle magazine with 38 quick and easy ways to update your home for Christmas, 8 festive pull-out papers to wrap Christmas advent presents, plus a mini wooden loom so you… 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

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

DIY Christmas decorations: Origami star tutorial

It’s time to put up the tree and make DIY Christmas decorations! Here’s a simple origami star tutorial for the whole family that you can whip up using paper scraps or last year’s Christmas gift wrap.

Christmas wrapping: gift tags ideas

When it comes to Christmas gift tags, we’ve all done it – for want of a creative solution (and time), we’ve hastily scribbled our recipient’s name on our lovingly wrapped gift just as we head out the door. If only we’d found these guys first!

The Crush Catalogue: Pink Christmas

Why stick to the traditional red, green and gold palette? This year we’re experimenting with mixing up candy brights and sugar-sweet pastels for a tasty twist on festive decorating. Throw in a few splashes of metallics and you’ve got the ideal recipe for a merry and bright home.

Christmas origami decoration

Vintage papers come into their own with this sweet and delicate demo. Today’s guest-blogger, Sarah Fielke is primarily a quilter, teacher and fabric designer with three books to her name including Material Obsession, but like most of us, she dabbles in a few crafts. This one makes the most of old books – or you could even use Christmas wrapping paper.

DIY Scandinavian inspired star garland

More red, blue and white love for you, Scandi fans! Here’s a little extra tutorial to accompany your issue 8, in shops now. The fabulous Ez from Creature Comforts is here today to share this gorgeous take on a Christmas garland with us. Over to you, Ez.

 
This project was inspired by the sweet simplicity of Scandinavian holiday decor and I really love how it turned out. You can hang these vertically, drape them horizontally, or even use them to adorn gifts! I hope you’ll have as much fun making these as I did (maybe you’ll even make extras to give as presents).

Christmas star garland