10 ways to make russian dolls

From crochet patterns to felt friends, glass-painted-papercrafts and funky fabric - we've rounded up 10 of the best craft ideas for making your own Matryoshka magic! Read on to see our top 10 craft projects, inspired by the humble russian doll.Crochet russian doll animaguri

New Papercraft projects for August

Check out our all-new card making projects, fresh from issue 103 of Papercraft inspirations! Read on for more info plus links to each project...

Summer wedding makes

Hooray, wedding season is in full swing! Whether you're a guest or a busy bride, there's still time to craft quick gifts, cards and finishing touches for the big day. Here are 8 of our favourite projects...

WIN a year of craft supplies

What would you do with a year of yarn, stitching stash or paper to play with? Well now's your chance to find out. We're giving you the chance to win 12 months of supplies for your favourite craft. Enter today and you could enjoy a year of free stash to craft up a storm with! 

Win a year of craft supplies

Tutorial: Make paper windmills!

The sun is finally shining on The Making Spot HQ, and we're in the mood for easy, breezy windmills! Make them for birthday greetings, fun party favours, or just to dress up the garden for a special occasion - if you're all bunting-ed out, windmills are a great alternative.

Craft country kitchen looks

Treat your kitchen to sweet homemade accessories with a touch of trendy rustic style. Read on to discover eight of our favourite country kitchen makes.

Free downloads from Angela Poole

If you love Angela Poole's cross stitch and papercraft designs on The Making Spot, be sure to visit her new website. Angela's all ready to welcome you with her free fancy pants bunting downloads!

This adorable bunting looks like lots of fancy frilly pants hanging on a washing line! Craft from your favourite papers and it's sure to raise a smile at parties and summer barbecues.

12 bright craft ideas

Get your sunglasses ready! We've gathered up 12 of our brightest craft projects, including rainbow cards, funky slippers and this eye-popping flamingo hanger! Read on to see more...

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With thousands of projects and tutorials to browse on The Making Spot, the newsletter is a great way to see the best new patterns at a glance! Read on and see how to sign up...

Mostly making: Nintendo craft!

When I realised not one but two of my nephews are celebrating birthdays this week, I knew I'd get the chance to have some fun making them cards. All my nephews are mad about computer gaming - especially Mario - and I'm a bit of a fan of 'geek craft' ideas - so I did a bit of online scouring for Nintdo craft ideas, and came up with the below. First up - here's Yoshi in cross stitch... read on to find out where to get the free chart - and how to make a paper Mario! Read more...

Yoshi cross stitch pattern