How to get the vintage look (part 10): Table

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.

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. 

How to make a kitsch Christmas wreath

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

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.