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let’s get making this christmas! Welcome to Christmas at Hobbycraft. We’ve got everything you need to help you imagine, make and create a magical Christmas, whether you’re a beginner or an expert crafter, whether you’re making everything from scratch in intricate detail or if you’re short on time and simply want to stamp your own personality with a few special embellishments. In these pages you’ll find inspiration and

ideas for decorations and gifts to make and give… welcoming wreaths, exciting Advent calendars, merry tree hangings, jolly Get the stockings and fabulous table settings. Kids get a look-in too with ideas for festive fun for making, sharing and giving their own gifts and decorations. With Hobbycraft to help you make Christmas special you could even start brand new family traditions! Nobody does Christmas like Hobbycraft, so… let’s get making!

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What’s inside…


News, makes, inspiration, shopping, ideas, events, offers

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Wreaths, Advents, decorations, stockings, baking, table dressings

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Great ideas for things to make, give, share… and win!

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100s of original gift ideas for everyone on your list… kids, her & him

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et ’s get making… LDemonstrations All Hobbycraft stores will be running a variety of free demonstrations during the Christmas season. Learn all about making and decorating cards, wreaths, Advent calendars and stockings. Pick up some brilliant ideas for festive table settings, crackers and gift wrap. Kids are catered for too, with lots of activities to inspire them.





Festive Nutcracker

Buy him plain and decorate him! Standing at over 9” (24cm) tall, our handsome drumming nutcracker comes in plain, unadorned bare wood in a box with a clear acetate lid (so perfect to give as a special gift) for £8. Or, buy a pair of 2 mini-sized nutcrackers, 5” (13cm) tall for £5. To decorate ours, we used Daler Rowney Simply Acrylic Paint Pot (£10) – it contains 20 mini tubes of acrylic paint and is great for craft projects.


Use a soft brush to dust off any debris. Wipe over with a damp cloth and leave to dry.


Paint the whole nutcracker, except his face and the drum sticks, in white acrylic paint and leave to dry. Then, using the picture as a guide, carefully create his costume and face using your choice of single 9” nutcracker 586159-1000, pair 5” nutcrackers 586160-1000, Daler Rowney Simply Acrylic Paint Pot 581198-1000

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paints – we used red, blue, black and gold acrylic paints. For the drum, paint it all blue and, when dry, add the white and red acrylic paints. Ensure each coat of paint is dry before painting over a second colour.


Glue a small patch of fake fur to his head to create hair, and glue a small patch of gold net and a red gem to the rim of the hat.

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New Year!

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Crafting doesn’t stop just because the Christmas season’s over! There are crafting resolutions to make, new projects to start and discounts on crafting goodies to look forward to!

I really want to go to town with decorating my cards this year, but I haven’t much time to visit lots of shops. Can you help a busy mum? Maggie Carr, Hull

Date for your diary

HC: We’ve got all you need, from card blanks and festive papers to ribbons, trims, toppers and tapes, so you can make whatever you imagine. Simply pop along to your nearest store or go online.

Make greeting card bunting with string and mini pegs (£1.29/50 pk)

Check in-store or go online and bag some brilliant bargains!

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Card blanks, ready to decorate, from £2/5 pk

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Treat a friend

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Hobbycraft Gift Cards make great gifts too! Your friends and family can choose from more than 35,000 products plus they can be used online, with all the same great deals they would get in-store. What’s more, they’re easy to post!

Greetings, loved ones

I am on YouTube Hobbycraft has dozens of step-by-step videos to help you learn new skills at Wherever you see the ‘I am on YouTube’ flash in this magazine it means there’s a video showing you how to make it!

Handmade cards and tags are extra special. Each is unique and shows how much you care. Hobbycraft has thousands of readyfolded card blanks (from £2/5 pk), papers (from £2.49) and embellishments (from £1) to help you create magical Christmas greetings and tags they’ll love you for.

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warm welcome

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A wreath is an eternal symbol of Christmas… let’s get making!

1.To make our snowman wreath… Bind 2 rattan wreaths (from £1.50 each) and spray them white 2.Cut a hat from felt (50p/ sheet) and trim with ribbon (from 49p/m)

3.Hang him up and stick eyes and a ‘carrot’ nose made from card for a unique welcome! 6|

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Making Multi coloured poms Wool, card & felt

Cut out circles of felt and pinch them in the middle to make your flowers

Raffia, orange slices, pine cones & berries

Felt & ribbon

Heart pegs, ribbon & buttons


1 Start with a simple wreath base… natural green, from £2.50 556679-1000; styrofoam ring 35cm, £3.29 566376-1000; twig wreath, from £1.50 571264-1000 2 Add embellishments… felt sheets 9”x12” from 50p each • felt mistletoe, £4 586028-1000 • snowflake ribbon reel, £3/1.5m 584339-1000 • robin decoration, £2/3pk 584173-1000 • felt clip-on hearts, £2.50/6pk 584252-1000 • red Advent pegs, £4/24 584289-1000 • cinnamon sticks, £1.29 562501-1000 Go to for shopping lists and step-by-step instructions for making Christmas wreaths | 7

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Advent pegs & card

start family traditions

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1.To make our cone tree Advent calendar... Stick fancy papers to sheets of white card, cut into circles, then cut in half

Advent calendars are a thrilling countdown to Christmas time… let’s get making!

treasures 2.Roll the halves

into a cone shape and stick in place

3.Stick on ribbon (from 49p/m) to make a loop, then stick on a number

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Plain wooden house, £15, embellishments from £1.49

Making Sew this in an afternoon

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Fabric bundles, from £3.99

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make bucket bunting 1 Stick numbers on 8cm buckets (£1 each). 2 Fill with tissue paper (90p/22 sheets) and gifts. 3 Attach ribbons (reels from £2).

Christmas is the best time to get creative with children. Maggy It’s all about traditions and happy memories – which Woodley, includes a family Advent calendar. As well as sweets, I love adding little notes, such as “let’s make something today” or “let’s have a movie evening with popcorn”.

Mini mache boxes £1 each, reels of ribbon, from 79p/m, stick-on numbers, £2.50/24 pk

SHOPPING HIGHLIGHTS • stick-on numbers, £2.50/24pk 5842791000 • felt sheets, 50p each • mini buckets, £1 each (red 561524-1013, white 561524-1015, silver 561526-1000) • mini maches boxes, £1 each • reels of ribbon, from £2 • small white luggage tags, £1/25pk 5776531000 • jute twine, £1.49/50m 5696251000 • Lucy Cromwell A4 Christmas paper pack, £5.95/32 sheets 588068-1000 • fat quarter packs, from £3.99 • mini glue gun, £10 567346-1000 Go to hobbycraft. for shopping lists and step-by-step instructions for making Advent calendars

quick & easy advents Running short on time? Ready-made Advent calendars (left, from £10) are ready to embellish and fill. Small white tree, £20, red and white house set, £20/24 pieces.

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Fabric Hanging Tree decoration, plain, £1, 584284-1002

MYO Felt Deer Head decorations kit, £3/2pk 5841881000

Felt Nordic Stocking decoration, £1 584250-1001

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MYO Felt Heart decorations kit, £3/2pk 584187-1000

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Textile Fabric Hanging Heart decoration (plain), £2 584334-1002

Ma ke Embellish with festive and em buttons, £2.49/20pk bell 584163-1000 ish k eep sake deco ration s… let I am on ’s get making!


Hanging Jumper decoration, £3 584170-1001

Felt Elf decoration, £3/2pk 5841811000

Felt Owl decoration, £1.50 5846461001

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Hanging Jumper decoration, £3 584170-1000

MYO Elf decoration kit, £3/3pk 584189-1000 Hanging Canvas Owl decoration, from £1.50 584168-1000 Hanging People decoration, £5/4pk 584179-1000

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Canvas Cross Stitch hanging decoration, £4/3pk 584335-1000

Gingerbread decoration, £2/2pk 584166-1000 MYO Felt Reindeer decoration kit, £3/2pk 584186-1000

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* cheapest item free, while stocks last

Hanging Penguin decoration, £1.50 584171-1000

felt star toppers 584182-1000, pom-poms Christmas multi-pack 566830-1001, fabric glue 5694871000, glue dots 566652-1000, natural mini-pegs 569202-1000, small white tree 578797-1000


Stockings sold plain, all ready for you to decorate (from £2.50)

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1.Buy plain felt stockings (from £2.50), ready for you to embellish

2.Cut out holly

leaf shapes from white felt (from50p/ sheet) or buy ready-cut stars (£1.50/9 pk) & pom-poms (£2/50 pk)

stems& picks

3.Stick your embellishments on with fabric glue (£2.99/120ml ) or glue dots (£1.50/300pk) 4.Peg on a name tag so Santa knows who it’s for (mini pegs £1.29/50 pk)

Floral stems and picks are ideal for creating Christmas displays, decorating wreaths and accessorising gift wrap. Advent calendars and table centrepieces will be enhanced by the addition of foliage and leaves too. Use them as sold or pull them apart for individual elements.

Just as every wardrobe needs a little black dress, every home needs a little white tree! It will soon become a staple for life’s celebrations… Christmas, Easter, weddings, table centrepieces… you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it! (tree £20 578797-1000, small tree decorations from £2) Go to hobbycraft. for shopping lists and step-by-step instructions for making Christmas stockings

Foliage from left to right: variegated holly & berries, 40p/pick 577535-1001 • felt mistletoe, £4 586028-1000 • glitter poinsettia, £1 566032-1000 • mistletoe, £1.50 577537-1000 • mini pine cones, 40p/6pk 570272-1000 • holly, 40p each 577535-1000

bake a treat

& comfort Joy

If it’s too late to bake a Christmas cake yourself, simply buy one and add your own festive decorations

1. Christmas tree cake Cover the cake with white ready-to-roll icing(£6.79/1kg; £2/250g coloured)

Give your baking a generous helping of festive sparkle… let’s get making!

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3. Embellish with silver pearls (£1.29/45g) and a velvet ribbon (from 89p/m)

2. Decorate with

Christmas trees and snowflakes cut with cookie cutters (from £5/3pk)


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Nothing says cake fashion like cupcakes! Make yours extra special this Christmas with festive cases (from £2/75pk), toppers (from £1.50/pk) and edible glitter (from £2.79/5g). 12 |

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DECORATE A HOLLY CAKE 1 Cover cake with white icing. 2 Using coloured ready-to-roll icing, cut hollies and score leaf marks, and then roll berries. 3 Place leaves and berries on top and tie a ribbon around it.

Cake toppers, £1.50 each 5908251000

• hamper baskets, from £5 • cake boards, from £1.50 • cupcake cases, £2/75pk 585900-1000 • storage jars, from £1 • regal white icing, £6.79/1kg 5714591001 • Christmas tree cutter, £5 5905541000 • snowflake cutter, £8 5398601000 • silver cake pearls, £1.29/45g 564535-1002 • shredded tissue paper red, £1.29/42g 572162-1003 • pink raffia, £2.59/50g 565333-1000 Go to hobbycraft. for shopping lists and step-by-step instructions for baking Christmas goodies Festive cake stand, £6  585902-1000

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Melt hearts with a selection of hand-picked gifts, wrapped to perfection

Start with a basket… choose from all sorts of shapes & sizes (from £5)

Jars (from £1) & mini mache boxes (from £1) are great containers for small gifts Pack your hamper with shredded tissue paper (from £1.29) to protect – and make an exciting rustling sound! Wrap the whole hamper with cellophane (from £1.99), then pretty it up with ribbon (from 49p/m) and raffia (from £1)

Festive Fun cupcake kit, £2.50 5908231000 Cupcake cases, £2/75pk 5859051000

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Find out how to make the ‘big daddy’ of this nutcracker on page 4

MAKE A PINE CONE NAME HOLDER 1 Spray a pine cone white. 2 Snip a triangle off the end of brown card. 3 Write a name on it and stick it to the cone.

create a magical Christmas

all dressed up

Christmas dinner will be extra special with your own hand-crafted table settings… let’s get making!

MAKE A FELT NAME POCKET 1 Cut out 2 felt circles. 2 Blanket stitch the pieces together, leaving a 2”opening. 3 Punch out a paper star and clip it on with a mini peg (£1.29/50 pk). 14 |

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diy cracker kits

bang! bang !

Our cracker kits are easy to assemble, and include everything you need

1.Kits include barrel snap, hats, jokes & trivia… from £4 a 6-pack

2.Roll the barrel, scrunch the ends & tie with a ribbon

I am on YouTube 3.Add embellishments to make them extra special – you can even hide secret gifts inside!

Choose from 8 festive designs • make your own cracker kits, from £4/6pk • From left to right: craft poinsettia 584426-1001 • Christmas tag 584426-1000 • gold 568629-1003 • Santa/ snowman 568629-1004 • craft hat 584426-1002 • gold • silver 568629-1005. Not shown: red/gold 568629-1003 • craft star 568629-1001 (embellishments not included)


Crackers also make great Advent calendars – just make sure you pack in enough treats for everyone!

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SHOPPING HIGHLIGHTS • small plain nutcracker, £5/2pk 586160-1000 • Daler Rowney Simply Acrylic Paint Pot £10/22pk, 5811981000 • plain glass votive, 79p each 565888-1000 • red felt snowflake place mat, £5/4pk 584190-1000 • pine cone 40p/6pk 570272-1000 • red felt stars, £1.50/9pk 584182-1000 • ribbon, from 49p/m • festive paper pack 6x6, £4.99/32 sheets 584449-1000 • pillar candle, £2.49/12cm 5849421000 • tea light candles, £2.99/25pk 580892-1000 Go to hobbycraft. for shopping lists and step-by-step instructions for making festive table settings

Suzie Attaway, HOme stylist It’s easy to recreate many of the wonderful table settings seen in glossy magazines… you’ll impress family and friends with your skills, and make them feel extra special! | 15

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Make your own puppets Turn a simple paper bag into an adventure story with Christmas character puppet kits (£3/3pk reindeer, snowman, Santa 584904-1000).

Kids love Christmas and they can have tons of fun making cards, gifts and decorations… let’s get making!

Foam friends s Decorate your card and presents with bright felt star toppers £1.50/9pk 584182-1000

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Kids can make their own decorations from a kit, like this penguin (£2 585822-1000). All the foam is cut out and ready to stick – choose from more than 20 kits using felt, foam, poms and more to create everything from penguins and reindeers to Santas and stockings!

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We used Sirdar Hayfield Bonus DK £1.99/100g

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Hobbycraft card Make a Christmas card for someone you care about, take a picture of it and email it to us at Competition1001@ by 30th November, and you could win a Hobbycraft gift card worth £25! Santa’s little helpers here at Hobbycraft will choose their favourites out of four age groups: up to 4, 5-7, 8-10, 12-14. Good luck and… let’s get making! (Closing date

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It’s easy to make pa pe a kit (£2/90pk) –rchains with the pre-cut paper just stick togeth and hang it up! er

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Santa MAKES treats fun&fast

No wonder Santa has a big tummy… if all the kids in the world made yummy cookies like these he’d burst! Help bake cookies, ice them, trim the icing to shape with cookie cutters, then decorate with coloured sweets. For more baking ideas, turn to page 12.

door hangers Let Santa know how much he’s welcome! Colour in a blank door hanger with paint in Christmas colours and add a bit of glamorous glitter (£3.50 571165-1000).

festive breakfast time MAKE SNOWMAN, SANTA and rudolph EGG COSIES From a kit, £2 EACH

numbers These stick-on wooden toppers are great for making jazzy Advent calendars (£2.49/24pk 584153-1000).

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Kids Christmas

making event

badges Colour in blank badges and pin them everywhere to show the world you’re a No.1 fan of Christmas (kit, £2/10pk 584679-1000).

Grab the kids and head to your local Hobbycraft store for some fun-filled Christmas crafting on 13th November. From 3pm until closing, there’ll be something to keep the whole family entertained and join in the Christmas cheer: Name the Teddy competition, Christmas raffle, as well as lots of making to help you start some family traditions! Find out more on your local store page in November at And don’t worry if you can’t make it – visit the Ideas Library at for hundreds of free step-by-step projects to make at home! Let’s get making…

Find events at your local store at or ask in-store

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Please can I have a BIG basket filled with toys, games and craft goodies? All you have to do is get me my favourite presents, pack them in a hamper basket with shredded tissue paper and put a label with my name on it! Love from me xxx

let ’s make…

an Advent calendar 1.Cut out two

3.Stick on a

baskets from £5, shredded tissue paper £1.29, ribbon & trim from 49p

circles of coloured felt (try tracing round a glass)

circle of card, write a number and fill the pocket with a surprise

mini pegs £1.29/50pk 569202-1000

Dear Santa,

2.Make a pocket

more or f 3 1 p See inspiration hamper

Gifts for teacher There are loads of crafty things kids can make that teachers will adore! Make a photo frame with our kit (£3/2pk 5849061000), paint a ceramic penguin kit (£4 584667-1000), or bake them a batch of cookies (grippy gingerbread cutter, £1 552605-1000). Let’s get making…


by blanket stitching the two circles together, but leave a 5cm gap

Get great ideas for projects


There are loads of fab project ideas on our website for you to enjoy making with kids. Go to hobbycraft. and get making today! Remember to share what they make at hobbycraftuk


SAFETY FIRST! Remember to supervise young children when using craft products and

utensils that could potentially be a choking or cutting or other hazard. You may want to cut and glue things for them. And remember to keep small objects away from children under 36 months.

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For the kids

Craft Activity Kits, £10 each 1500 Activities 592170-1000 Dinosaurs Painting 592171-1000 Sand Art 592169-1000

Kitchen Playset, £10 590940-1000

Make Your Own Felt Doll Kit, £10 each Blonde 589697-1000

Finger Puppet, £3 each Dog 585042-1000 Princess 585042-1002 Monkey 585041-1006 Long John Silver 585041-1001

Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad, £12.50 (rrp £25) 584703-1000 Remote Controlled Tarantula, £20 590856-1000

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My First Kit, £20 each Crochet 590827-1000 Knitting 590826-1000 Knitted Doll 590828-1000

Rivetz Dragon Kit, £15 578885-1000

Battery Operated Dinosaur, £20 587560-1000

Playset Pirate Ship, 50x44x20cm, £10 590939-1000

Shark infested custard not included!

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Available November! Hobbycraft Dolls House (with furniture), £50 590217-1000

Lego Stationery Box Set, £15 each (rrp £25) Classic 589246-1000 Friends 589247-1000

Paint Your Own Teddy Bear Tea Party Set, £12 585845-1000

Play-Doh Ultimate Rainbow Pack, £7.50 (rrp £15) 590581-1000

plaster Build a skeleton , roar! it and paint it… Craft Activity Kit, £10 each (was £16) Sock Puppets 572529-1000 T-Rex Plaster-A-Saurus 573525-1000 Scrapbook Kit 567641-1000

Create a Bear, £12 each Bear 585831-1000 Bunny 585829-1000 Panda 585830-1000 (excludes clothes and shoes)

Giant Soft Dinosaur, £10 each Styracosaurus (75cmL x 35cmW x 65cmH) 590199-1000; T-Rex (86cmL x 40cmW x 50cmH) 590200-1000

Soda Can Robug, £14 564666-1000 Dynamo Torch, £14 564730-1000

Crafty Monkey Kit, from £5 each Animal Dough 582363-1000 Paper Bag Puppets 582369-1000

Craft Activity Kit, £5 each Crown Jewels 592166-1000 Soap Factory 592172-1000 365 Activities 592167-1000

Tabletop Easel, £20 each Barbie 590129-1000 Hello Kitty 590128-1000

Wild Science Lab, £10 each Magic Nail 589542-1000 Volcano Factory 589546-1000 | 21


Thread Ted Cross Stitch Christmas Bear, £20 5883521000

For the girls EXPERT TIP To scent gifts and greetings… crush a stick of cinnamon & sprinkle it in the box or envelope

Sewing Box, £30 each Red 590573-1001 Blue 590573-1000

House of Crafts Kit Soap, £15.99 569765-1000 Candle, £18.99 567366-1000 Glass Painting, £5.99 567357-1000

Singer Sewing Machine, £99 5859921000

Sirdar Knit Kit, from £10 each Four-in-one, £15 592192-1001 Teddy, £10 592188-1000 Monkey, £10 592189-1000

Portable Lamp, £20 591523-1000

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Personalised Lap Tray, £14.99 570212-1000

Paint by Numbers, £2.99 each Three Buddies 571231-1001 Balloons 571400-1003

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Brother LS14 Sewing Machine, £79 5613441000

Giving Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit, £99.99 584439-1000

Vintage Storage Tin, £2 each 590620-1000

Boodles Kit, £20 591491-1000

Wooden Stamp Set, £10 each Vintage Wooden Stamp Set 584457-1000 Typewriter 584456-1000 Pop Stamps 584456-1001

Latch Hook Kit, £10 each Spaniel 587557-1000 Bird 587556-1000 Sunflower 587558-1000

Patons Knit Kit, £15 each Stegosaurus 592986-1000 Cat and Hat to Match 592984-1000

perfect for jigsaw fans Deluxe Portapuzzle, £20 (rrp £32) 563891-1000

Portapuzzle Professional, £20 (rrp £30) 5898891000 | 23

gifts gifts

For the boys

Airfix Jet Engine, £19.99 (was £29.99) 559814-1000

For the family Downton Abbey Jigsaw, £10 591788-1000

The Eve of Christmas Jigsaw, £10 591621-1000

Festive Wasgij Xmas 9 Puzzle, £10 591620-1000

3D Puzzle, £15 each Big Ben 561040-1000 Empire State 590960-1000

Ravensburger Disney Princess 4 x puzzles in a box, £6 584958-1003

Paul Lamond Games, MOG 24-piece Floor puzzle, £9 585001-1000

Mega Construction 2-in-1

Internal Combustion Engine, £19.99 (was £29.99) 567561-1000

Mega Construction Robot & Helicopter, £25 590589-1000

Hornby West Coast Highlander Train Set, £64.99 (rrp £129.99) 590738-1000

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Ravensburger Monsters Inc 3 x puzzles, £6 584959-1000


They’re fun for all the family and we have 100s to choose from, including favourite brands like Disney, Gibsons, Galt, Ravensburger, Jumbo and more!

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For the artist A3 Coloured Folio, £20 each Blue 591190-1000 White 591191-1000 Pink 591192-1000

Hobbycraft Wooden Sketching Easel, £18.49 (was £36.99) 566869-1000

Creative Paint Pot, £10 each Acrylic 591194-1000 Oil 591195-1000 Watercolour 591196-1000

Sketch on the Go Set, £5 each Faces 591185-1000 Pastels 591186-1000

Wooden Box Set, £20 each Drawing 591198-1000 Mixed Media 591197-1000

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HOBBYCRAFT Jan Goodchild, Claire Douglas, photography by Photoworks FUTUREPLUS Editor Jenny May Forsyth Senior Art Editor Emma Swift Contributors Emma Ingrey-Counter, Dave Montrose, Bruce Mytton, Steve Roberts MANAGEMENT Managing Director (UK) Jayne Caple Editorial Director Mark Donald Senior Account Manager Debbie Blackman PRODUCTION Production & Procurement Manager Matt Eglinton Production Co-ordinator Tracy Nugent

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merry christmas, deer! Create a stir with a decorated reindeer head… made by you! Let’s get making!

1.Paint plain mache reindeer head (£15, 569925) white, and leave to dry 2.Select your papers, £3.79/pk (stripes 578399, reindeers 578398, hearts 578400), and cut into small pieces

3.Glue in place with decopatch varnish glue (£7.99/300g 563849) and leave to dry… simple!

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Hobbycraft Christmas edition 2013  

100's of great gifts and ideas for all the family this Christmas

Hobbycraft Christmas edition 2013  

100's of great gifts and ideas for all the family this Christmas