Prepping for Christmas – 7 alternative advent calendar ideas

alternative advent calendar by Mary-Anne Aveline

December is quickly creeping up on us and it’s time to start prepping presents, decs and general life for the big event. We’re starting a new ‘prepping for Christmas’ series here on the blog so you can feel confident and a little smug this Christmas. For our first blog post in the series, we’ve collected 7 of… Continue reading

Prepping for Christmas: 3 ways to jazz up your Christmas wrapping

Becki Clarke's 3 way printing Christmas wrapping paper

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it before, a handmade Christmas is the best kind of Christmas. The handmade touches don’t have to stop at presents though – for a more thoughtful touch, why not try making your own wrapping paper? The lovely Becki Clark shows you three different ways to jazz up your… Continue reading

Prepping for Christmas: The top 6 crafting tools

Magnetic Beech Block by Beyond Measure

*This post is sponsored by Beyond Measure  Christmas time is about crafting. Whether you’re making gifts, prepping decorations or looking for a present for your crafty pals, there’s no denying we all get our make on during the festive period. So let’s go back to the basics of what you need to make all these… Continue reading

Prepping for Christmas – 6 kids’ Christmas Eve box ideas

Mollie Makes 6 Christmas Eve Boxes

Christmas Eve boxes are one of those things that make Christmas extra special but they can be pricey. We’re all about making Christmas affordable, plus the DIY approach is not only more thoughtful, but can also save you a few pennies. Wrapping an old shoebox in some Christmassy paper (we’ve got a whole bunch in issue… Continue reading

Prepping for Christmas: The complete Etsy Christmas market list

Etsy Local Handmade Fair Poster

Image credit @EtsyUK You all know how much we love Etsy for their support of the handmade community. But what’s even what’s better than Etsy? A Christmas Etsy collab that’s what. From 30 November to 2 December 2018, the Etsy Christmas markets can be found all over the country, displaying the very best handmade gifts,… Continue reading

Prepping for Christmas – Getting the table ready

Becki Clarke's Tablescape from Mollie Makes issue 99

We’re back with another prepping for Christmas blog post and this one’s all about the dinner table. It’s a chance for you to show off your creative skills and impress guests with some Christmas magic. We’ve collected a bunch of tutorials for you to try so you can make this year a truly handmade Christmas. Check… Continue reading

Prepping for Christmas – Going to the market: A checklist for makers

I Am Acrylic - Mountain backdrop

Selling your wares at a stall this season? We’ve got the experts to put together the ultimate checklist to make sure you’re market-ready this Christmas… More blog posts in the series: 5 DIY Christmas tree decorations  7 Alternative advent calendars