Instagram photo challenge – December shortlist

In The Moment photo challenge December finalists

Congratulations to everyone who made it through to the shortlist for our December Instagram photo challenge. Our December theme was ‘gratitude’ and we were really pleased to see the high standard of the entries – well done everyone! If you missed out on our December challenge, you can join our January Instagram challenge here. Read… Read more

Join our January Instagram photography challenge

Yellow camper van

This month’s creative Instagram photo challenge prompt is ‘yellow’ – the unofficial colour of 2018! We love spotting flashes of yellow when we’re out and about – whether it’s a pair of yellow wellies or a bunch of flowers – it just makes us feel a little happier about our day. Be creative with your… Read more

Get creative with this beautiful botanical watercolour project by Emma Mitchell

Mark making with watercolours

Emma Mitchell, author of Making Winter, writes about how mark making with watercolours can create stunning botanical art – and benefit your mental health. “When I was quite small, I had a watercolour set, and until I was about thirteen I painted fairly regularly – simple landscapes, patterns and studies of birds from photographs in… Read more

Try mindful embroidery with this free winter solstice pattern template to download

Mindful embroidery

For Danish designer Carina Envoldsen–Harris, stitching is a wonderful way to take some time out and take a step back from the worries of everyday life. “It is a great way to occupy yourself away from the glowing screen of a mobile or tablet. Of course, it is also a chance to create something beautiful… Read more

Craft your own paint-dipped pinecone garland

Paint-dipped pine cones

These beautiful paint-dipped pinecones add natural style to your festive decorations. Roll them in white acrylic paint for a stunning frosty finish! Materials and tools Small eye screws, 1 per pinecone Pinecones White acrylic craft paint Paper plate, cardboard, or something to put the paint on Thick jute twine Scissors Method Gently screw an eye… Read more

Learn how to do brush pen calligraphy and download our free worksheets

Brush pen calligraphy free download

If, like us, you’ve been admiring beautiful brush stroke calligraphy writing on Pinterest and Instagram then this is the project for you. Expert calligrapher Becki Clark shows us how it’s done in our handy video tutorial (below), plus we’re giving you some free worksheets to download. Becki says: “I love brush pen calligraphy because there’s… Read more

How to make your own Scandinavian fika mugs

Fika mugs

Materials and tools Pencil Hand-Printed Fika Mugs template  Plain white paper Scissors Masking tape or painter’s tape Plain white porcelain mugs Fine-tipped Pebeo Porcelaine 150 China paint pen in Anthracite black How to make your own hand-printed fika mugs Use a pencil to trace the backward designs from the mug template onto a sheet of… Read more

Make your own tiny clay star wall hanging for Christmas

Tiny star wall hanging

These delicate white hanging stars are easy to make in bulk, and they look beautiful clustered together in a window or hanging on the wall over a kitchen table. They’re pretty enough to keep on your wall all winter too! Materials and tools 2 packages of white oven-bake clay Rolling pin or clay roller Star-shaped… Read more

In The Moment Instagram photo challenge – December

In The Moment photo challenge

December’s a natural time to reflect on the past year and what we’re grateful for, so the theme of this month’s challenge is ‘gratitude’. It’s up to you how you interpret the theme – it can be something you enjoy and appreciate in your daily life (a hobby, cups of tea, favourite books, sunshine, etc),… Read more

Instagram photo challenge – November shortlist

In The Moment photo challenge shortlist for November

We’ve loved the happy moments you’ve shared with us for this month’s Instagram photo challenge! We’ll be announcing the winner in our January issue, which goes on sale in the UK on 9 January 2018. Keep an eye on our Instagram @inthemomentmag for the new photo challenge. Check out the November shortlist below…   #itmphotochallenge… Read more