Thrifty Thursday: Ghost lampshades


There’s many a manky lampshade to be found in our local charity shops. And until now we’ve often turned up our noses at the faded, pleated and fringed polyester offerings. But, hey, here’s how to give old lampshades a new lease of life…

Spinster's Emporium: vintage paradise


If you like your fabrics gently faded, and your buttons beautiful, you can’t have missed Spinster’s Emporium, the online treasure trove of all things vintage. And just because it’s you, Donna (Head Spinster!) is offering Mollie Makes readers an extra 15% off sale items with a special discount code…

Thrifty Thursday: Origami hearts


We love this thrifty way to make a Valentine heart. Maybe you’ve left it too late to pop out to the shops to buy a special Valentine, but these origami hearts can be made in minutes with pretty pages torn from old magazines. There’s no reason not to really…

Mini Mollie doll's house


They say location, location, location, but at Mollie Makes we say decoration, decoration, decoration! Just come and take a tour with us around this cute-as-a-button doll’s house and you’ll even spot a tiny copy of our very own mag. (Before you ask, sorry, Mini Mollie Makes was only available as a single limited edition!) Read more to discover even more crafty goodness…

Thrifty Thursday: Old case, new bed


How cool are these? Why should your pet put up with a boring basket when he could live like a king in a stylish day bed made from a thrifted vintage suitcase…

Thrifty Thursday: Bargain cushion cover


Ooh, we love a bargain on Mollie Makes… and when we saw this ditzy print cushion cover for just £1.99 we were immediately in love…

Tutorial Tuesday: a vintage book bag


How many of you have seen the fabric book covers in issue nine? Our vintage fabric covers help to keep your books looking gorgeous when you’re on the go. Well, we’re not ones to rest on our laurels so we’ve sourced another idea for you, and we’re sure you’ll like it. This time instead of covering up your book, you use the book to make a bag. Crafty, thrifty and downright ingenious, we say. We saw this on curbly and we had to share it with you… Read more to find out how to make this vintage book bag and to link to curbly’s video tutorial below.

Here’s what you need to get started…

Mollie Makes Gift Guide: 50 Top Books, Part 1


Though so much has moved online in the world of crafty inspiration, there will always be a special place in every creative’s heart for a beautifully produced magazine or book. If you’re stuck for a gift (or want to hint for yourself), these are our faves, divided into ten crafty disciplines for your shopping ease. Today, the first 25.