Typography gifts

These chic makes are inspired by metallics and typography Both are big this season for homeware and on stationery. It gives you the opportunity to personalise gifts – a lovely…

Handbag charm duo

Looking for a quick way to jazz up any outfit? We suggest making yourself a sophisticated handbag charm featuring a tassel or pom-pom. The tassel key takes 20-30 minutes to…

How to paint a lampshade

We’ll show you how to paint a lampshade with this cheerful bird motif. You could also use the design to decorate cushions and other items in your home. Tested by…

Pinecone planter bird feeder

Coconut perches These eye-catching coconut shells make perfect pecking perches for hungry birds Skill level: Intermediate Time to make: 1-2 hours For this bird feeder, you will need: ✤ Whole…

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 ✤…

Tea light craft idea

Frosted jars This project will take you around 24 hour, including drying time. Skill level: A bit more tricky You will need: ✤ 3 jars ✤ Sticky-back plastic vinyl ✤…

Snowman wreath

Skill level: Easy-peasy Measurements Wreath: Approximately 30cm/11¾in in diameter Snowman: Approximately 9cm/3¼in long Materials 3 x 100g (280m) balls of Hayfield Bonus DK (100% acrylic) in White (961)* 30cm polystyrene…

Paper wreath

Create this eye-catching wreath, which will last and last, simply by cutting leaves and berries from scraps of paper. It’s a great project to entertain the kids over the Christmas…

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…