The wreath is up, the halls are decked, now it’s just your gadgets that need a festive transformation. We have a set of four extra Old English Co Christmas paper designs that we couldn’t cram into the Christmas issue this year. We asked if it was okay to give them away for free as Christmassy… Continue reading
Time to wrap the pressies! In this gift wrapping tutorial we show you how to make a stack of fluffy pom poms, quick! We still dig making pom poms the traditional way, but when you’re facing a whole evening of wrapping presents, you’ll appreciate a zippy pom pom gadget. Here’s how to put a pom on… Continue reading
Give the welcoming door wreath, that traditional festive decoration, a bright, modern look. The ruffles are easily made from folded circles of felt pinned in place on a polystyrene base, and then decorated with a machine-stitched mistletoe embellishment. Easy to make ribbon bows add a luxurious touch.
The family has gathered, the presents have been opened and the turkey is perfect… it’s time to relax. Enjoy all your hard work with a Christmas dinner to remember – set out on a vintage-style table of course.
Turn fabric scraps into Christmas decorations with a Japanese twist. This version of the woody fruit takes a little while longer to make than the free pine cones Christmas decorations kit in Mollie Makes 60, but they’re well worth the make. Craft the origami pine cone beauties using silk organza or raid your stash to find other festive fabrics. For pine… Continue reading
New to crochet? This one’s for you. Stretch your crochet skills with our simple octopus plushie crochet pattern by Leanne Garrity. Hook this little sea creature in nine steps using basic crochet stitches. Here’s how…
Make your own Christmas crackers to pull at the dinner table this year with our DIY Christmas crackers tutorial by Lara Messer.
Mind launch their Christmas Crafternoon aimed at bringing friends, family or colleagues together through craft for an afternoon of festive making to raise money for mental health. Kate O’Sullivan of A Playful Day talks to Kat Goldin, Fran Stone, Joanne Scrace, Emma Mitchell and Sarah Knight about the meaning of craft, plus they share feel-good project ideas.
We all know the house isn’t properly prepped for Christmas until you’ve hung a gorgeously festive wreath on the door to welcome guests, or to catch the eye of passers-by. So grab your ribbon, yarn and things that sparkle and spend a few cosy evenings putting together this kitsch Christmas wreath. Santa’s got nothing on… Continue reading
What happens to Christmas gifts when you put your stamp on them? They Zazzle! Customise gifts and wrap handmade pressies in paper, stickers, gift bags & tags all designed by you. Here’s how…