Looking for something a little bit different for your Christmas decor this year? Try this brilliant Christmas macrame star, created by Isabella Strambio for Simply Christmas magazine. It’s one of the great projects you’ll find in this festive magazine special, packed with all the joy the festive season can bring! Everything has been hand-picked to inspire and help you to have a memorable Christmas, from decorating and gift-buying, to crafting, cooking and baking. We’ve picked out the five top trends for décor this year and teamed up with BBC Good Food, celebrity chefs Tom Kerridge, James Martin and Kim-Joy and more with a host of tasty and celebratory dishes for everyone. We’ve got gifts ideas covered too, with over 150 picks for what to buy friends and family this year.
And when you do get the chance for a nice cup of glögg and a sit down, read our many fascinating features – go behind the scenes at Blenheim Palace at Christmas, try our 10 ways to use flowers in your home this winter, find out why the robin is a seasonal favourite, get some tips on picking the right tree for you, have a more sustainable Christmas and enjoy Radio Times’ pick of magical festive family films. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
Your BONUS GIFT this year is a 5-piece cookie cutter set for making your own Gingerbread House, complete with cute embossed details and recipe and decoration ideas inside the magazine.
Get ready for a very Merry Christmas!
Our 2020 issue is available from Thursday 10 Sept in-store at WHSmith, Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Co-op and independents. Hi-resolution digital editions are available to download from Zinio.com, Amazon Kindle, Apple & Google Newsstands. Click to order a copy of the magazine delivered to your door
Designer Isabella Strambio features knot tutorials on her website at www.twome.co.uk/macrame-knots