Q I’d like to try something a bit different with my Christmas cards this year. There’s so much fantastic stash out there, I don’t know where to start! Rachel Murthy, by email A It’s amazing how the big brands come up with new ideas for Christmas ranges each year, and 2017 hasn’t failed to disappoint (discover some of the latest products on page 8!) But to be truly unique, make your own embellishments with polymer clay (Fimo). This way, you have complete control over colours, size and design, such as the above embellishments by designer Charlotte Stowell. Visit our YouTube channel to watch a helpful video on how to make the baubles: bit.ly/pi_clay.
Papercrafted Christmas trees will look great on your mantelpiece!