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How to make a personalised hot water bottle

Give someone the gift of a personalised hot water bottle with our how-to tutorial. We’ve made ours with the cosiest of wool felts in a mustard and white colour combo.…

Paper quilling for beginners

Paper quilling is so easy for beginners with our step-by-step tutorial. If you’ve never tried paper quilling before, this is the perfect beginner papercraft project to give it a go.…

Cushion piping

You can buy ready covered cord, but with our simple guide you can learn how to make piping in any colour you want. Once you’ve made your piping, have a…

How to make appliqué coasters

Set down your cuppa on one of these pretty appliqué coaster designs. They’re so easy to make with a few fabric scraps so, if you have a free afternoon to…

How to make an elephant cushion

Making our cross-stitch elephant cushion is so easy with these simple instructions. If you’re a fan of embroidery and cross-stitch, then this is the sewing project for you. Stitch three…

Dog doorstop

Follow our instructions and you’ll have a cute dog doorstop for your home in 3-4 hours. You will need: ✤ Access to a photocopier ✤ Tracing paper and pencil ✤…

These fish bags with drawstring fastening make  ideal laundry holders and are fun for all the family Materials: how to make a fish bag   Fish template   ½m of…

How To: Transfer a photo onto fabric

Make sure you never forget those holiday snaps with our clever how-to guide on how to make your favourite photos into stunning cushions.   You won’t believe how easy it is, once…

How to make a cushion cover: Making a cushion cover is easier than you think. Our simple step-by-step video will have you wizzing up your own creations in no time.

Wall hanging storage solution

This pretty wall hanging is a wonderfully stylish storage solution for your home. You will need: ✤ 56 x 68cm floral cotton ✤ 36 x 54cm hessian fabric ✤ 60cm…

Transform a tray

Woman’s Weekly craft and home editor Esme Clemo demonstrates how to turn a plain tray into a decorative accessory for the bedroom with your favourite colour paint and paper. It’s…

Needle felting a toy dog

What is Needle-felting? By stabbing a barbed felting needle into wool fibres, the fibres will start to interlock to form a more condensed material. Once you have mastered the simple…

Spray paint bathroom utensils

Give your bathroom some sparkle by upcycling your accessories with some metallic spray paint. This is a great project for anyone who’s following our Waste Not Want Not campaign which…

How to make pompoms

Our fun how to make pompoms project is perfect for our ‘Waste Not Want Not’ campaign which has previously seen us turn an old jar into a mini spa and…