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!…

With sewing solutions and expert tips from our dressmaking expert, learning how to make a dress is so simple. Follow our video guides every step of the way as you…

For cold winter days make a cover for your hot-water bottle, then snuggle up You will need * 60 x 32cm pink floral fabric * 50 x 22cm blue floral…

Looking to get crafty one a quiet afternoon? Painted teacups, saucers or mugs make the perfect gift for friends and family If the thought of jostling for space in crowded…

Transform your home or bring a sense of celebration to any occasion by experimenting with colourful paper Do you have a special occasion coming up or are you simply looking…

Christmas Presents

Using brown paper as the basis, you can create wonderful wrappings with just a few ribbons, twine, jingle bells and foliage You will need: * Brown paper * 12in pack…

Stitch floral and dotty printed fabric together to make a frilly vintage apron from 1978 – perfect for cooking that special family dinner To make a dainty pinny with this…

Nordic Xmas Card

Handcraft these beautiful Christmas cards for your loved ones by using some felt, coloured card and a little imagination To make Christmas cards you will need: Card blanks Felt in…