Craft ideas for homemade gifts the family will love. See our craft projects and how to guides to make it yourself

Stationery decorated with marbled paper

To prepare surfaces before you marble You will need: ✤ Alum powder ✤ Shallow rectangular tray ✤ Paintbrush ✤ Acrylic gesso ✤ Acrylic paint ✤ Masking tape ✤ Pencil For…

Materials Cotton fabric Child’s coat hanger Matching ribbon Matching sewing thread Paper for the template Pencil Scissors To make the template for the peg bag Note: Use 1cm seam allowances…

Make a memo board with an embroidery hoop

Organise your home in style with this gorgeouse homemade memo board. Try experimenting with different coloured paints, patterned fabrics and button push pins to give our memo board project a…

How to make paper quilling cards

What is quilling? Quilling has been practised for centuries, but it’s only in recent years that a choice of narrow paper strips have been readily available for use in this…

Give an old unloved sweater a new lease of life with one of our two easy-to-make festive designs. Home Editor Emily Dawe and Knitting Assistant Freddie Patmore had a go…

How to make a personalised candle

You will need A pillar candle Letter stamps Christmas stamps Ink pads White tissue paper Heat gun or hairdryer Wax paper Pillar candles, from £1, Hema; red stars, from a…

How to make a personalised pot for planting

You will need Small tree or plant Hessian Ribbon or twine Thin card Rubber stamps Scissors Chalk Bay and citrus trees, rosemary and cyclamens, from a selection at Wyevale Ribbons,…

How to make a personalised craft box

Finished size: 25 x 23cm, excluding loop You will need Tracing paper and a sharp HB pencil 40cm of 90cm-wide plain red felt 40cm of 112cm-wide turquoise patterned cotton fabric…

How to make a personalised necklace

Pendant size: 3.5 x 2.7cm You will need A photograph Access to a laser printer Cutting mat 25mm-diameter clear domed glass cabochon Pencil Craft knife or scissors Matte or glossy…

Fun ways to wrap gifts

You will need: ✤ Selection of wrapping papers ✤ Brown paper ✤ Jute drawstring bag ✤ Baker’s twine ✤ Brown string ✤ Bells ✤ Selection of ribbons – plain, gingham…

Get crafty with your little ones this holiday with our fun makes using washi tape These fun projects are so simple, they’re a great way to get creative with the…

Tiling continue second row

We teamed up with B&Q’s own handyman ‘Project Pete’ who showed our Home Editor Emily how easy it is to learn how to tile. You will need Tiles Tape measure…

This is a charming project to work on with children. They’ll love working with the bright colours and fun shapes. To make a selection of sweet animal cards you will…

How to make an elephant pull along toy

Finished size: Baby elephant toy, 24 x 18cm, mummy elephant toy, 30.5 x 22cm. Note: Mummy elephant pull along toy measurements are shown in brackets. For each elephant, you will…

How to make a garden kneeler

If you’re green fingered then you’ll know the trials of kneeling by the flower beds in your garden for hour upon hour, and how sore it is on the knees!…