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Mollie Makes - Issue 59

Welcome the festive season with a partridge in a pear tree Christmas wreath and 104 more festive ideas in Mollie Makes issue 59. This issue also comes with 2 free gifts: a 2016 calendar including 12 craft projects by Emily Quinton and a set of calligraphy stickers by Lamplighter London.

We all know a house isn’t properly prepped for Christmas until you’ve hung a gorgeously festive wreath, so spend a few cosy evenings putting together this sparkly partridge and pear Christmas wreath by stitcher Laura Howard of Bugs and Fishes. Along with this festive felt make we have two adorable felt tree decorations to match by Sabina Gibson, or eye-popping 60s-inspired table decoration for kitsch tablescapes by Danielle Thompson.

Once you’ve whipped up your Christmas decorations for the home, why not host a festive crafternoon or craft night in with your friends and start tackling the long list of handmade gifts. This issue, choose from our gift ideas including a giant pretzel cushion; DIY doily print bed linen; chunky stitch crochet cushion; gingerbread-inspired crochet heart brooches; a suits-everyone scarf; fabric playhouse for kids; upcycled mittens and 3 kinds of slippers for the whole family – not forgetting our mini jumper and crochet bone projects for the doggies, too!

Also inside this issue we have tea and a chat with chalk paint inventor Annie Sloan and tour the home of artist Rachel Oome which is filled with fun, especially during festive times.