CRAFTIDEAS

From making memories with the kids to teaching yourself some new tricks, we have plenty of craft projects to try your hand at.

Tips for up-cycled wall hangings

Turn everyday objects into attractive wall hangings with these clever tips from Wool Couture

THAT HAND-MADE TOUCH

Turn everyday objects into attractive wall hangings with these clever tips from Wool Couture.

Claire Gelder, founder of Wool Couture, aims to inspire others to take up the pastimes of macramé, knitting, weaving, and crochet by giving these timeless hobbies a 21st-century makeover.

Hang up your plants

Easy-to-make macramé plant holders

Hang up your plants

A knotted plant hanger is easy to make and looks great. Once planted up, it will help your home’s air quality too.

Kate has been hosting workshops at our flagship John Lewis store for 10 years and has more recently taken her expertise online as The Makery, so you can learn how to craft from the comfort of your own home.

Make some new friends

Make cheery little characters from staple crafting materials

MAKE SOME NEW FRIENDS

Children love making cheery little characters from staple crafting materials – check these tips from Button Bag.

Sara Duchars and Sarah Marks graduated from a stall at London’s Greenwich in 2007 to start a brand that 'creates time' for families through crafting. All Button Bag's craft is designed in the UK, with children and their families in mind.

No needles required

Easy-to-follow- instructions for finger knitting

No needles required

Create time with your family. Get your kids finger knitting with this simple how-to guide from Button Bag – all you need is some wool and some fingers!

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Handmade jumper monkeys lined up on a sofa

OLD JUMPER - NEW MONKEY!

If you have a tatty old jumper languishing in a drawer, turn it into a delightful cuddly toy - kids love making them, and they’ll be firm friends for life.

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Bunting hanging over a beach - dog running in the background

A REAL FAMILY FAVOURITE

Fabric bunting looks so much better than plastic. If your house is home to old shirts in need of retiring, you have the ideal material to hand…

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Create some cute and fluffy pom-pom bunnies

Create some cute and fluffy pom-pom bunnies

CRAFT SOME CUTENESS

Rustle up an adorable pom-pom bunny or two, or four – an ideal craft activity just in time for Easter time.

Kate has been hosting workhops at our flagship John Lewis store for 10 years and has more rectly taken her expertise online so you can learn how to craft from the comfort of your own home.

Time to hone your drawing skills

Time to hone your drawing skills

Improve your drawing skills

Drawing is a wonderfully calming activity. Whether a total beginner or just a bit rusty, these tips will help.

Jake Spicer is a drawing tutor based in Brighton, UK where he is head tutor of the drawing organisation 'Draw'. Focusing on making drawing accessible to everybody, and how to improve your drawing skills.

Easy-to-make paper roses

Easy-to-make paper roses

TAKE A BREAK FOR SOMETHING SWEET

If you have crepe paper, you can easily make a decorative rose, a Polish tradition that will add colour to your home.

Karolina has travelled extensively in Poland to unearth and understand the history of the pajaki, to meet the makers, hone her techniques and to help regenerate Polish folk arts.

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