How to make fabric origami pine cones

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

How to make a crochet octopus

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…

DIY Christmas crackers

Make your own Christmas crackers to pull at the dinner table this year with our DIY Christmas crackers tutorial by Lara Messer. 

Mind’s Christmas Crafternoon: Crafting for Good

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.

How to make a kitsch Christmas wreaths

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

Customise Christmas gifts with Zazzle

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…

Christmas craft, stocking fillers and gift wrap ideas

Christmas stocking filler, decorations and craft ideas

Whether you’re on the hunt for stocking fillers, decorations, or gift wrap inspiration, avoid panic buying and head to our Christmas pinboards for ideas. You’ll find what you need there. If you’re in danger of gifting half-knitted mitts fixed to IOU tags or buying gift bags but no tissue paper for Christmas charm because you’re… Continue reading

Christmas gift ideas for crafties

Ahhh, Christmas. One of the busiest (and best) times of year if you’re a crafter, as it means you have a perfect excuse to rummage through your yarn, dig about in your fabric stash, and sift through your favourite papers you’ve been saving for just this occasion to make the perfect gift for your loved… Continue reading

Your month in pictures: November 2014

A gathering of your month in pictures, plus handmade projects and WIPs from #molliemakes magazine

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!