Personalise a gift by using the recipient’s initial as part of the embellishment
We found these old wooden reels at a second-hand market, but ordinary plastic reels will also look lovely
Make place cards that you can hang from your guests’ chairs
Put one angel at each guest’s place – they can take them home to use as Christmas decorations
Use a combination of decorative stamps and Letraset letters to make your own special ribbon
Play with soft colours and nostalgic details for your Christmas table
Make a beautiful bow to decorate a gift or card
Make pretty crackers with the perfect pattern
Make delightful Christmas tree decorations from scraps of fabric
Leave the plastic Christmas tree in the cupboard this year – and make this charming wooden tree
Once you have used them for your advent calendar, you will be able to reuse these little buckets year after year in many different ways
Ever wondered what you could do with all your extra buttons? Wonder no more!
Use pruning shears to transform ordinary conifers into artworks
Make your own Christmas crackers that fit with a Nutcracker theme
For window dressing with more than a hint of whimsy, make a blind from postcards and photographs
Sew fabric lanterns and group them together to create a colourful display
A fresh idea to adopt when sorting your bookshelf this weekend
Write your guests’ names or a beautiful quote on your placemats to make everyone feel special
This simple to make bookmark in an ideal handmade gift for an avid reader
Make two and fill them with something delicious, such as our pink chocolate-coated popcorn
This charming cat will keep your door open on windy days
This collar will give any dress a whole new look and, to top it all, detachable collars are right on trend in the fashion stakes
Transform a simple wooden clothes hanger into an elegant vintage-style one using a pretty embroidered cover
Here is a simple idea for making over an old lampshade.
The scalloped hem and frilly trim add a feminine touch to this pretty dress-style apron.
This is a charming way for you to say thank you to your guests.
These crates double as storage space for toys, and seating around a small table.
This project is a good way to recycle old light bulbs.
Whether you’re binding a book yourself, or just covering one, it’s always wonderful to have something beautiful to write in.
Make a pretty bookmark with a piece of ribbon and an earring or other embellishment.
Studded sandals tan, Dolce Vita (R229)
Square sunglasses in brown, Calvin Klein (R1 799)
Floral ankle-strap heels blue, Miss Black (R385)
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