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Urban Chic Cowl

Knitting projects

Urban Chic Cowl

Why not have a change from two-needle knitting, and try your hand at knitting on a loom. With clear instructions for basic cast-on techniques and a beautiful variety of patterns,...

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Crochet Vases

Crochet Vases

Crocheted doilies are a common find when hunting for vintage textiles. Hours of fine needlework goes into making them so it seems fitting to show them off around a beautiful...

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Basic Toe-Up Sock Pattern Project

Knitting downloads

Basic Toe-Up Sock Pattern Project

Use this project to keep those toes wrapped up warm this winter.Excerpted from How to Knit Socks That Fit by Donna Druchunas, illustrations by Alison Kolesar, used with permission...

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Cactus Wall Hanging

Stitching projects

Cactus Wall Hanging

If you know us here at Homemaker, you’ll know we love anything cactus related. So when Chloe Hailwood’s vibrant wall hanging arrived in the office we couldn’t...

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Let’s Stay Home And Hygge Printable

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Let’s Stay Home And Hygge Printable

Download and print off our ‘let’s stay home and hygge’ printable - it’s free! Featured in the January 2017 issue of Homemaker, it’s amidst other gorgeous hygge-inspired crafts,...

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Stylish Leather Keyrings

Crafts projects

Stylish Leather Keyrings

If you’re anything like us, losing your keys is a daily occurrence. We blame it on all the crafty goodies we have stashed in our bag! However, if you...

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Thrifty Wine Crate Side Table

Upcycling projects

Thrifty Wine Crate Side Table

It’s hard to believe you can make a stylish side table from four wooden wine crates – but hey, that’s craft for you! This multifunctional upcycling idea, courtesy of...

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Ribbon Cone Baubles DIY

Crafts downloads

Ribbon Cone Baubles DIY

We love offering you easy solutions, so we couldn’t help but be attracted to a whole heap of Christmas dec kits from Springwood House Designs. Available in a range...

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Five Gold Christmas Morning Makes

Crafts downloads

Five Gold Christmas Morning Makes

Get that special day off to a great start with our good as gold projects. We have creative ways to gift – our Japanese knot bags are a modern take on...

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Origami Fox Printable

Papercraft downloads

Origami Fox Printable

In Asian folklore, foxes were seen as magical beings, able to shape-shift into human form. They could be faithful guardians and friends, and at times could be tricksters. Whether naughty...

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Light-Up Christmas Slogan Tutorial

Home decor downloads

Light-Up Christmas Slogan Tutorial

Make a decoration with a difference and try this gorgeously bright illuminated canvas – great if you’re looking for a more contemporary look this Crimbo. Lucy Pass’ fresh and festive...

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Cactus Christmas Tree Project

Stitching downloads

Cactus Christmas Tree Project

“Rockin’ around the cactus tree, at the Christmas party hop.” That’s how the song goes, isn’t it? Maybe not. But it doesn’t stop us from singing it...

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Five Ways With Rulers

Home decor downloads

Five Ways With Rulers

Now that education is all iPads and interactive white boards, the supplies that filled our book bags way back when are officially old school and, therefore, en vogue. So haul...

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Easy Marble Notebooks

Papercraft projects

Easy Marble Notebooks

We love stationery. Who doesn’t? You can end up having stacks upon stacks of notebooks, diaries and journals, which can end up breaking the bank - especially if your...

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9 Hot Chocolate Craft Projects

Papercraft downloads

9 Hot Chocolate Craft Projects

Homemakers, we have a confession to make… whilst everyone else is mourning summer coming to an end, we are secretly clapping our hands in glee, images of cosy nights in,...

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Chevron Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Crochet downloads

Chevron Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Using only the simple chain and double crochet stitch, the simplicity of this fun zig zag blanket means it’s an easy project to dip in and out of at...

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Gold Leaf Vase Project

Home decor downloads

Gold Leaf Vase Project

While we love the elegance of a crystal clear vase, sometimes we need to show off our blooms in a container that makes more of a statement. That’s why...

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Sew A Comfy Chevron Quilt

Stitching projects

Sew A Comfy Chevron Quilt

Chevron quilts might bring to mind modern prints and a geometric finish, but this throw mixes the block with warm, floral fabrics for a real juxtaposition. Isn’t it gorgeous?...

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Paper House Lantern How-To

Papercraft downloads

Paper House Lantern How-To

Get your festive-themed decoration makes done in good time this year by whipping up a little store of them in quick and easy bursts. We promise you’ll be all...

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Turn An Old CD Rack Into Fabric Storage

Upcycling projects

Turn An Old CD Rack Into Fabric Storage

With a love of sewing comes a lot of fabric, so this upcycling project is perfect for any stitchy obsessive! Look out for an old CD tower (they’re so...

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Ways With Fabric Scraps Project

Stitching downloads

Ways With Fabric Scraps Project

As we’re sure you already know, we do love a good stash buster project − they’re a great chance to use up any bits you’ve got lying around....

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Festive Fairy Templates

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Festive Fairy Templates

Be inspired by illustrator Rebecca Jones in issue 49 of Homemaker. She’s designed this exclusive project for us, featuring festive fairies in luxurious Liberty fabric skirts. Aren’t they wonderful?...

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Folksy Tin Mugs Project

Folksy Tin Mugs Project

The one staple item that us crafters need to get through hours of projects has got to be a trusty tea or coffee. So there’s no better way to...

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Make Metallic Letter Art

Home decor projects

Make Metallic Letter Art

It’s so easy to make this striking, metallic letter art. Why not give it a go today and spell out your favourite word, name or phrase? You can switch...

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Origami Vase: Your Step-By-Step Image Guide

Papercraft downloads

Origami Vase: Your Step-By-Step Image Guide

We hope you spotted the utterly gorgeous origami vase in issue 47, taken from Paper Home by Esther Thorpe (£16.99, Pavilion). Here you’ll find a visual step-by-step guide to accompany the...

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Make Chalkboard Plates

Upcycling projects

Make Chalkboard Plates

Turn plates with pretty borders into a handy chalkboard notice set for your kitchen. It couldn’t be simpler and they’d make a really wonderful wall display in the...

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Create Bicycle-Themed Desk Tidies

Papercraft projects

Create Bicycle-Themed Desk Tidies

An uninspirational desk will lead to uninspirational ideas. Ensure yours is positively dripping with creativity by whipping up a few desk tidies; find a few shallow boxes (with lids, preferably),...

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Stitch A Retro Bean Bag

Stitching projects

Stitch A Retro Bean Bag

Seating comes in a plethora of different guises, none more relaxed than the bean bag. Squidgy and pliable, it’s an ideal solution to seating issues as you can easily...

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Tole Paint A Set Of Bowls

Crafts projects

Tole Paint A Set Of Bowls

These days we see new artsy projects popping up here, there and everywhere; we love learning about new crazes but can’t ditch the long-lasting crafts, and that’s where...

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Paint A Roller Blind

Crafts projects

Paint A Roller Blind

X marks the spot with this simple and modern blind upcycle. Its two contrast colours make for a timeless and striking motif; it will sit so easily with other designs...

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Decoupage Metal Trays

Papercraft projects

Decoupage Metal Trays

Give your home a bohemian touch with these decoupaged metal trays. Our designer Corinne Bradd picked them up from a carboot sale for next to nothing, then simply used decoupage...

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Stitch & Paint Your Own Tea Towels

Stitching projects

Stitch & Paint Your Own Tea Towels

These hand-painted tea towels will add a unique touch to the heart of any home. It’s a simple make that you could easily whip up in a couple of...

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Cover Cork Boards With Fabric

Upcycling projects

Cover Cork Boards With Fabric

Use a set of fat quarters and a cheap pack of standard issue cork discs to create an attractive gift for the person who likes to display her reminders and...

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Decorate A Knife Block

Upcycling projects

Decorate A Knife Block

Most kitchens are home to a standard wooden knife block – they’re non-offensive to the eye, but also non-exciting. Why not transform your dowdy storage caddy by giving it a...

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Make A Modern Metallic Light

Home decor projects

Make A Modern Metallic Light

Looking to give your room a seasonal refresh without going all out? Well, one of the most effective ways to pep up a space is to revamp key items such...

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Create A Thread Art Heart

Stitching projects

Create A Thread Art Heart

We all remember thread art from school. With the premise of teaching us about angles we punched a few holes in some card and stabbed our clumsy fingertips with needles!...

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Stitch Cat Pincushions

Stitching projects

Stitch Cat Pincushions

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a cat lover or more of a dog person, you’re going to love making these beautiful kitties. Use them as pincushions to...

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Fashion A Fabric Fruit Bowl

Stitching projects

Fashion A Fabric Fruit Bowl

Keep your fruit organised in the prettiest of ways with our fabric basket. Made from a patchwork of Dashwood Studio prints, it’ll add serious style points to your kitchen.

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Make A Hello Hanging

Home decor projects

Make A Hello Hanging

Design your own range of custom stamps with the nifty Silhouette Mint. The machine works by thermal printing your image onto the sheet, and you can then ink it up...

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Crochet Flower Favours

Crochet projects

Crochet Flower Favours

Make these dinky crochet flowers and give them to those you love. They don’t take much time at all to make, and are such a sweet thing to have...

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Make A Llama Collage

Papercraft downloads

Make A Llama Collage

Listen up llama lovers! We’ve got a really fun collage for you to enjoy with this fab free download, which has been taken from Collage Carnival by Lizzie Lees (£12.99,...

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Fold Origami Hearts

Papercraft projects

Fold Origami Hearts

The ancient art of origami can produce some beautiful, captivating creations, many of which begin with an identical sequence of folds. These folds are known as bases and they are...

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Paint Gold Dipped Vases

Home decor projects

Paint Gold Dipped Vases

Set the mood with these gorgeous dipped vases, featuring a perfect metallic sheen. How sweet do they look with single blooms inside?

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Make A Lost Sock Board

Home decor projects

Make A Lost Sock Board

Create this adorable peg board for your laundry room or space - it’ll make finding those elusive socks far less infuriating!

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Build A Charming House-Shaped Shelf

Home decor projects

Build A Charming House-Shaped Shelf

We’re always looking for pretty storage solutions so imagine our delight when Homemaker regular Amanda Walker presented this adorable house-shaped display box to us. This whimsical little make is...

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Stitch Retro Tassel Cushions

Stitching projects

Stitch Retro Tassel Cushions

The spirit of the seventies is alive and well this season, and there’s no better way to add some retro styling to your home than with these cushions by...

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Transform Stoneware Teacups Into Candles

Upcycling projects

Transform Stoneware Teacups Into Candles

Next time your friends come round for a spot of tea and cake, delight them with these gorgeous homemade candles. Dotted about the home, they make the perfect display for...

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String Up A Picture Frame

Home decor projects

String Up A Picture Frame

It’s a shame to hide treasured memories out of sight - put yours on display with this quirky bunting style frame.

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Paint Up Plain Bottles

Home decor projects

Paint Up Plain Bottles

There are moments when we fancy really challenging ourselves and taking on a big project, or tackling a tricky technique we’ve never tried before. But there are other times...

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Illuminate Your Initial

Home decor projects

Illuminate Your Initial

Know what it’s like to have your name in lights with our wonderful initial project. It’s been made from scratch, so there’s really a great opportunity to...

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Knit Bobble Hat Egg Cosies

Knitting projects

Knit Bobble Hat Egg Cosies

Inspired by the fashion for brightly coloured bobble hats over the winter, Nicki Trench has made a pattern for some little egg cosies for you to pop over the top...

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Create Easter Cupcake Accessories

Papercraft projects

Create Easter Cupcake Accessories

Add delight to your Easter table with our bunny cupcake toppers and baskets, easily crafted from pretty papers.

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Make Vintage Look Tins

Upcycling projects

Make Vintage Look Tins

Aren’t these vintage-looking tins wonderful? Made simply, they have the ability to add a retro touch to your kitchen - and they come up in pretty handy too! Store...

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Weave A Wall Hanging

Home decor projects

Weave A Wall Hanging

Use a loom to create a tactile wall hanging for your home. Chloe Medway shows us how with her helpful tutorial…

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Sew A Colourful Rag Rug

Stitching projects

Sew A Colourful Rag Rug

If you’re anything like us you’ll have a good stock pile of fabric scraps that you’ve been putting to one side not wanting to be wasteful and...

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Stitch A Fabric iPad Stand

Stitching projects

Stitch A Fabric iPad Stand

We crafters take pride in our multi-tasking abilities, but sometimes we need a bit of a helping hand. Not only is this funky tablet stand the ultimate tech accessory, it...

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Make Designer Candlesticks

Upcycling projects

Make Designer Candlesticks

Join old crockery and glassware together with epoxy adhesive to make larger-than-life candlesticks for your home. We’ve coloured ours with white, metallic gold and copper paints from Plastikote. Aren’...

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Get Organised: Decoupage a Sorting Frame

Get Organised: Decoupage a Sorting Frame

With the arrival of a new year, we are excited for a fresh start and the chance to de-clutter and organise our living and working spaces. This sorting frame is...

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Love The Great Pottery Throw Down? Make FIMO Clay Homewares

Crafts projects

Love The Great Pottery Throw Down? Make FIMO Clay Homewares

Are you hooked on The Great Pottery Throw Down already? Well, now you can follow our easy instructions to make a coaster set from the best beginner-friendly modelling medium there...

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Make Alpine Christmas Bonus Projects

Crafts projects

Make Alpine Christmas Bonus Projects

If you spotted our gorgeous alpine stag motif plate in our Winter Wonderland, you’ve come to the right place to make your own. Follow these easy instructions and delight...

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Knit a Rockin’ Robin Bauble

Home decor projects

Knit a Rockin’ Robin Bauble

Complete your set of cute characters from issue 37 and whip up Mr Robin tonight. Knitting intarsia needn’t be bothersome either, which is why we’ve got exclusive tips from...

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