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Handmade Christmas Crackers

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A festive dinner table just wouldn’t be complete without the crackers, so why not make Helen Fitzjohn’s simple Scandi-inspired set in red and blue this year? Use our free designs on craft foam to create little handmade stamps to decorate them, then fill with treats and paper hats for your guests – and don’t forget the groan-worthy jokes!

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Handmade 3-D Advent Calendar

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Handmade advent calendars are so popular at the moment; you can create them to suit your Christmas decor and fill them with little goodies each year. Designer Colette Smith fell in love with a 3-D advent calendar on the Silhouette Store which is made up of tiny little milk cartons and there’s also an optional tray to stand them in. Each box has a numbered tag made up from two layers, the first having the numeral cut out and the second is a background layer which makes the number stand out.

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Ultimate DIY Wedding Pack

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2018 is set to be the year of weddings, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials in May, and Princess Eugenie tying the knot in Autumn. It’s certainly going to be a great time for a royal occasion. But it’s not all about the royals; if you’re reading this with a wedding to plan, we’ve got you sorted with our Ultimate DIY Wedding Pack to give you a headstart on being thrifty. Packed with tons of inspiration and unique ideas, we show you how to craft special handmade decorations, place cards, invitations and save the dates.If you’re not getting married yourself, there’s a gorgeous wedding card to gift to the happy couple on their big day.

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Patchwork Pencil Case

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Keep your pens and pencils safe with this creative and colourful pouch

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Love Cheques for Valentine’s Day

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Put a spin on Valentine's Day with these fun, personalised love cheques by Keren Baker

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Leather Baby Bootees

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Stitch a pair of bootees for a baby from gorgeously soft leather

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Chalkboard Plant Pots

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Keep your plants and herbs organised with these chalkboard plant pots

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Quilled Haberdashery Essentials

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Create Claire Willis’ knitting must-haves using spiral and peg techniques

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Winter Warmer Cards

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Cuddle up with the comforts of Christmas and give your loved ones their own winter warmer cards

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Painted Sun Catchers

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Make the most of daylight with these gorgeous painted sun catchers

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Pillow Box Advent Calendar

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Make your own papercraft advent calendar with our easy how-to

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Handmade Wedding Stationery

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Show your wedding guests just how happy and loved up you are by creating these beautiful pieces. Getting your save the dates and wedding invites out nice and early is crucial to making sure everyone you want to turn up can, so these easy ones should be your first point of call. Once they’re signed, sealed and delivered, complete your stationery collection with beautiful place cards that will add the finishing touch to well thought out table decorations. And if you want your family and friends to have something to take away with them to remember the happy occasion, why not create matching gift boxes to surprise them as they are seated for the reception? Fantastic!

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Handmade Wedding Corsage

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Re-purpose pre-loved treasures and pretty fabrics for Lisa Steed Davey’s luxe collar set

Work up a matching bracelet using the same methods and materials

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A Beautiful Hand-Stiched Heart-Shaped Gift

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Follow Helen Philipps’ steps to stitch a beautifully handcrafted gift to give to a friend or loved one

This gorgeous shabby chic decorated heart can be made especially for Valentine’s Day or at any time of year to give to the one you love. You can have fun embellishing it, using up odd bits of fabric, cross-stitching a tiny rose and adding a selection of buttons, ribbons and sequins. Minimum effort but maximum impact:­ the ideal situation!

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Scandi Christmas Gift Box Tutorial with Tartan Paper Flower

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Follow our craft tutorial to learn how to make a gift box for Christmas

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