Win a subscription for mum!


We're getting ready for Mother's Day! There's still time to craft a special gift - check out our free projects and Mother's Day buy one get one free offer. Here's an extra treat for UK crafters - enter our competition, and you could win a year's subscription to a craft magazine to your mum!



A subscription is the gift that keeps on giving - once you've chosen your magazine, it's delivered to your door each month so you're one of the first to see all the latest projects!

Enter our competition, and you'll win a year's subscription to one of Future's great craft and hobby magazines that you can give as a gift. There are eight mags to choose from, including Mollie MakesSimply CrochetCrossStitcher and Papercraft inspirations, so there's sure to be something your mum will love!

Click here to enter our magazine subscription competition now. This competition is open to crafters in the UK only, until Wednesday 6th March 2013. Good luck!

Make a Mother's Day card

Here's a great free tutorial from Judy Balchin - how to make a Mother's Day card. This card is simple enough for beginner papercrafters, and even children can have a go if you help them cut out the shapes. Choose card and felt in your mum's favourite colours and handwrite the greeting to make your card really personal.

Click here to find the free tutorial and printable template now. Happy crafting!

If you love this, check out more of our Mother's Day craft ideas on The Making Spot now - don't miss the fantastic freebies too!

Inspire me: Craft ideas for Mother's Day

Here in the UK, we're looking forward to Mother's Day on 10th March! Here are eight of our favourite Mother's Day craft projects, including two great freebies you'll love...

Recipe for success


Fed up with searching for recipes on tiny scraps of paper? Then look no further than Shirley Toogood’s homemade recipe album. It’s a great excuse to get scrap booking with all of your favourite dinner and dessert ideas.

The design is free to download from The Making Spot and allows you to keep all of your recipes safe. Shirley helps you to make your creation personal by adding pictures of loved ones and culinary results. It's a brilliant family activity that's well worth a go! Wow your guests with both your cooking abilities AND your organisational skills. 

Make way for cupcakes!

Cupcakes are everywhere, and nothing could look more appealing than a beautiful paper cupcake on the front of a home-made card! Papercraft Inspirations has some FREE download designs to help you make your own crafty cakes. The links include a step-by-step guide to make the perfect creation as well as printable paper designs.

Or if you’re a fan of working with fabric, how about making this lovely floral card design using interfacing. Nobody can resist these little beauties!

Tutorial: Grow easy ribbon roses

Our crafty chums in North America, Australia and New Zealand are enjoying Mother's Day today, hooray for mums! To celebrate, we wanted to share a link to one of our favourite floral-themed tutorials - easy ribbon roses. These quick blooms look great on all kinds of cards, and they're so easy to make.

10 of the best DIY gifts for mums

Crafters in the USA are getting ready for Mother's Day, but it's fun to make a gift for your mum at any time of the year! Here are 10 of our favourite handmade treats for mums.

Free printables: Retro dress-up dolls!

We're head-over-heels for these gorgeous dress-up dolls, free to download from our crafty friends at Papercraft inspirations magazine! Read on to find out more...

6 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is on the way, and there’s plenty of time to hunt out something special for our dear, long-suffering mums. So whether you’re looking for a craft project (there’s still time, guys!) or a lovely handmade gift from Etsy and co., we’ve scoured the internet for the best gift ideas. Read on to see where we found 'em ...