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!Download now »
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.Download now »
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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.
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!Download now »
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!Download now »