The Best Crime Books To Read

There is nothing like sinking your teeth into a brand new Crime Novel. The suspense, mystery and intrigue are unmatched by any other genre, especially when paired with a satisfying ending.

The Best Adult Fiction Novels To Read

Adventure books give us the perfect escape from everyday life. Simply opening an exciting new adventure book can transport you to the peak of Mount Everest, the bottom of the ocean or throw you back hundreds of years into the past. It’s that pure unrivalled escapism that makes adventure books so popular.

Top 10 Facts About Dinosaurs

Whether you’re a dinosaur fanatic yourself or are just on the lookout for some fun dino facts to share with and impress your little ones, we’ve got 10 roarsome dinosaur facts that won’t leave you dino-snoring.

Free Heart stopper colouring sheets

You can now relive all your favorite Nick and Charlie Heartstopper moments from both the graphic novels and the Netflix series in these amazing pintables.

Make your own paper crown

This year the Queen will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, that’s 70 years on the throne! We know lots of you will be hosting your own Jubilee street parties, so why not be Queen for a day and make your own paper crown?

The Best Detective Books To Read

There is nothing better than curling up with a gripping detective novel. Whether you’re in your PJs, commuting to work or laying by the pool - everyone enjoys putting on their detective gear, pulling out the magnifying glass and trying to discover exactly whodunnit.

The 20 Best Self Help Books To Read

Self-help books provide readers with brilliant advice, new life skills and increased self-belief. With all those benefits, it is no wonder they are so popular- selling millions of copies a year! ...

The Best Adventure Books To Read

Whether your taste for adventure lies in battling alongside witches and elves or sailing the seven seas, there’s a story for everyone. That’s why we’ve pulled together a list of the 10 best adventure books, so you can quickly scan the page and pick out which one you want to read next.

The Best Animal Books For Kids To Read

Animal books are usually one of the first ways to introduce reading to your kids. That’s why it is so important to choose the right one. One that has that perfect balance of fun whilst still delivering important life lessons. That’s why we’ve pulled together a list of our favourite animal books for you and your little one. So settle down and take a look through the 10 best animal books for kids...

The Best Autobiographies To Read

We’ve pulled together a list of the best autobiographies to read. So whether you want to learn more from a public figure, your favourite celebrity or just someone with a lot of life experience, then this list will have you covered.

The Best Children's Books To Read

A passion for reading can be built from an early age as the books that shape your childhood are likely to be remembered forever. Magic is unleashed from cover to cover when a book is opened! Reading when you’re young improves imagination, creativity and unlocks doors to places you’d never think of. Instil the love of reading into your little ones with our selection of the best children’s books

The Best Humour Books To Read

We all love a good laugh, don’t we? Whether it’s a funny anecdote, a clever turn of phrase or a joke that’s a bit close to the bone - laughter truly is the best medicine! That is why humour books are a great way to relax, unwind and let loose...

Make your own Jubilee bunting

This year the Queen will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, that’s 70 years on the throne! We know lots of you will be hosting your own Jubilee street parties, so why not get creative and make some of your own decorations?

Make your own Jubilee invitations

Thinking of hosting a street party in honor of the Queens Platinum Jubilee? You’ll need to send out invitations! Don’t worry we’ve got you covered with this super simple jubilee invitation tutorial.

Make your own spring box frame with Pretty Paper By B

Join Bethan from PrettyPaperByB and create your own gorgeous box frame artwork with a spring theme.

14 Mothers Day Card Ideas for Kids

We've pulled together 14 of our favourite Mother’s Day card ideas for your little ones to create themselves.

8 Healthy Eating Tips From Our Favourite Health & Fitness Books

We've pulled together 8 super simple tips on healthy eating from some of our favourite books on the subject.

10 Best Books For Anxiety

We’ve created a list of the best books for people with anxiety. These are some of our favourite anxiety books that cover everything from tips from people who have lived it to self-help books that give you actionable coping techniques.

Cute Homemade Valentines Cards

We've pulled together two of our cutest DIY Valentine's day card ideas for a little bit of inspiration. Follow the tutorial in our latest blog.

20 Easy Homemade Valentines Gift Ideas

If you’ve not made Valentine’s gift before, don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of 20 Easy DIY Valentine's gifts they'll love, so take a scroll through our ideas and start flexing those creative muscles.

Decorate your own wooden heart wall hanging

Hey fellow crafter! Join Bethan (founder of Pretty In Paper By B), a world-leading craft influencer from Yorkshire and learn how to decorate a wooden love heart!

Hayfield Bonus DK Pattern

Make your own stunning blanket using this Hayfield Bonus DK pattern.

Hayfield Baby Bonus DK Pattern

Make your own baby jumper with this amazing Hayfield Baby Bonus DK pattern.

How to make your own Christmas crackers

Add that personal touch this Christmas with our 5 step guide to making Christmas Crackers. Read the full guide on The Works blog.

How to Make a Christmas Eve Crate

This year, you can make Christmas eve extra special with a handmade, personalised Christmas eve box for the kids. Just read our latest blog post to learn how.

How To Make Christmas Wrapping Paper

The right wrapping paper can make all the difference. Discover how to make it, in our latest blog.

Make your own Christmas gnomes cards with Crafters Companion

Sprinkle some extra festive magic onto your Christmas Crafts with the Nature’s Garden Gnomes Collection from Crafter's Companion!

How To Make Your Own Book Advent Calendar

By creating a book advent calendar, you’ll create a little bit of excitement for Christmas and reading. Find out how in our latest post.

10 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas To Try This Christmas

Discover some of the best ideas for making your own advent calendars. Read the latest blog post for more details.

5 Ways To Style A Christmas Hamper

Building your own Christmas hamper is a perfect way to add a personal touch to this year's Christmas gift. Find out how in our latest post.

15 Christmas Card Ideas

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a DIY Christmas card that you’ve lovingly slaved over. Find some inspiration for your next one on The Works blog.

Best Quotes from David Walliams Books

From heart felt and inspiring to laugh out loud hilarious we’ve got a list of 25 amazing quotes from the wonderful world of Walliams!

The A-Z of Christmas

From advent to the nice list, all the way to getting your ZZZ's before Santa comes to visit, we've got everything you need for an amazing Christmas!

How to Make Clay Gift Tags

If you're looking for a super-easy craft project this Christmas, look no further than these rustic, classic-looking DIY clay tags.

Make your own Autumn blessings card with Crafter's Companion

Whether you’re celebrating a harvest festival, giving thanks or just marvelling at the splendour of the season, the Autumn Blessings Collection is perfect for creating seasonal cards.

5 Christmas Cards To Make With Kids

If you’re looking for something fun to do with kids to get them in the Christmas spirit, then making Christmas cards with your kids is the perfect activity.

Print your own retro fortune teller

To honor our big birthday bash, we’re celebrating with retro revivals and turning back time to the early 80’s when our first store opened!

Back to school checklist

Get ready for the school year with our back to school checklist. Covering all bases from primary to secondary school, our guide will ensure you are prepared.

Jane's Patisserie Lemon Posset Tart Recipe

Who knew that combining sugar, cream and lemon could lead to something SO good?

Jane's Patisserie Rhubarb And Custard Blondies Recipe

Rhubarb and custard is an iconic flavour combination. Add these delicious flavours to a blondie traybake and it wins everyone’s favourite bake!

Jane's Patisserie Salted Caramel-Stuffed NYC Cookies Recipe

These cookies have a molten caramel centre that is absolutely incredible, along with a salted cookie dough.

Top 21 Jack Reacher Quotes

Check out our list of our 21 favourite Jack Reacher quotes from Lee Child’s thrilling series and see if you can you remember which novel they came from?

Print your own garden festival

Festival season is upon us and although we might still have to miss out on some of our original plans we can still have fun! Find everything you need to throw your own amazing garden festival!

10 Father's Day Card Ideas for Kids

Father’s day is fast approaching and we already know you’re dad deserves the best this Father’s day, but today, let’s just start with making sure he has the best Father’s day card!

How to make a Father’s Day Scrapbook

Father’s day is almost here! Are you looking for something thoughtful and personal to make for your dad this Father’s day? Then a Father’s day scrapbook is the perfect way for you to show your dad just how much you care!

11 Bridgerton facts Lady Whistledown doesn’t want you to know

If you’re anything like us, then you’re still probably desperately trying to fill the ball gown shaped hole that Bridgerton series one has left in your life.

Make your own two tone scarf

Keep reading to find out how to make this amazing two-tone scarf using our brand new yarn from Deramores.

Make your own crochet blanket

Keep reading to find out how to make this amazing crochet blanket using our brand new yarn from Deramores.

Make your own mini bean stitch cushion

Keep reading to find out how to make this amazing bean stitch cushion using our brand new yarn from Deramores.

6 Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts To Try At Home

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. With more time than ever to get creative why not try out some new crafts and make personalised gifts and cards for your loved ones?

21 new things to try in 2021

From new hobbies to activities to take you out of your comfort zone we’ve got 21 brand new things for you to try in 2021!

Top 10 Self Development Books

If you’re feeling down, anxious, want to find some new ways to be more productive and mindful in your day to day life or just want to see the world through different lenses, then this list of our top 10 self-help books is perfect for you.

Decorate Wooden Items With Pyrography Tool

In this blog post we will show you how you can get started with pyrography and create your own masterpiece.

24 Of The Best Books To Teach Kids To Read

Raising a reader starts from day one, from reading to your tummy to storytime before bed reading is a lifelong journey. So whether you’ve just started on your learning to read journey or just need some extra ideas, we’ve got 24 of the best books to help you teach your child to not only read but to love reading.

How to solve a jigsaw puzzle like an expert

If you’ve recently picked up a particularly hard puzzle, or, you’re looking for a new one then stick around, we’ve got brand new jigsaws you’re going to love and some top tips for completing them.

Make Your Own Geometric Jewellery box

Looking for an easy at home craft? Find out how to make this colourful geometric jewellery box!

Welcome To Our New Blog

Welcome to our new blog! There are lots of fun things for you to enjoy and get involved with so stick around to find out more!

Print off your own amazing animal masks

Get ready to fill your home with outrageous owls, marvellous monkeys and many more amazing animals.

Hold Your Own 75th VE Day Stay At Home ‘Street Party’

Now it might not be the bank holiday or VE Day party you planned but you can still have fun and Mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day from home, with a stay at home ‘street party’.

Let's learn to draw

Always wanted to be amazing at drawing but never knew where to start? Well, we've got 10 amazing drawing tutorials to help you become a pro illustrator in no time!

Make Your Own Peg Pals

Looking for something crafty? We’ve got pegs, pom-poms and googly eyes so stay right here and discover how to make your very own peg pals in just 3 easy steps.

10 Printable Activities You Can Do At Home

In this blog you’ll find lots of printable activities to keep you and the kids entertained while you’re at home.

Make Your Own Easter Bonnets With Little Button Diaries

We’ve teamed up with Laura and Tia from Little button Diaries to make these amazing Easter bonnets.

Make Your Own Personalised Clay Gift Tag

we’ve got you covered for valentine's day with this super easy personalised clay tag. which will add a personal touch to any gift the moment they receive it.

Make Your Own Festive Wooden Village In 4 Simple Steps

To us, Christmas means craft and any keen crafter will tell you that it’s never start too early to start your Christmas crafting.

Where in The Works can you get our new helium balloons?

If you’re reading this then you’ve found out about our amazing new helium balloons and want to know where you can get them!

Make Your Own Toy Story 4 Forky

If you’ve seen Toy Story 4 then this little guy needs no introduction, of course it’s Forky. And if you’re anything like us then you’ll be desperate to get your hands on one, but, if you want to stay authentic you’ll really be wanting to make your own.

Embossing masterclass with Crafter’s Companion

Hey there paper craft fans, did you know we’ve joined forces with Crafter’s Companion?

20 Memorable Game Of Thrones Quotes

We’ve got 20 memorable Game of Thrones quotes to look back on while we prepare ourselves for the end of season 8 and the end of GOT.

Our Top 5 revision tips

Whether this is your first exam season or your third, we can all use some revision tips now and again to help get us back on track.So whether you’re just starting to make a revision time table or you’re coming to the end and need a little extra support, we’ve got a tip for you.

Dirty Vegan Seitan

From the ex presenter of the cult TV show Dirty Sanchez, Matt Pritchard, comes the BBC’s first ever vegan cookery programme, you can now find all his easy vegan recipes in this accompanying book.

Make Your Own Mother’s Day Paper Craft Card

What says thank you more than taking the time to make her a card? You know she misses you coming home from school with your latest paper creations for the fridge

Feed Me Vegan – Vegan Sausage rolls

if you’ve got a space that only a vegan sausage roll can fill then keep reading to find out how you can make your own in just 45 minutes.

How To Beat Blue Monday

Now we know your January blues might have already kicked in on January 1st, but don’t be fooled, the 21st is pegged as the most miserable day of the year for a reason. So you’ll still need to be prepared.

Games To Play On Christmas Day

Check out our top 6 board games to play on Christmas Day 2018.

Hilarious Elf On The Shelf Scenes | Grown Ups Only

The Elf on the Shelf phenomenon that is becoming more and more popular in the UK originated in the US as a fun way of keeping kids on their best behaviour in the run up to Christmas.

5 Book Advent Calendar Ideas

Book advent calendars are a thing and we couldn’t be more excited!

Budget University Essentials

So you’re about to fly the nest and you’re not really sure what else you’ll be needing. Well now you can relax, we’ve got it all sorted.

5 Best Baby Shower Games

Congratulations! You’ve been chosen to host a baby shower, or, even better, you’re the mum to be. What a perfect excuse to get all your friends and family round to celebrate!

Kinetic Flow Rings

Set to be one of 2018’s hottest trends, the Flow Rings are 2018’s version of the fidget spinner… and if we really want to do a throwback, I guess we could say it’s a modern day slinky.

Take Our New Harry Potter House Quiz Now!

Have you ever wondered which Hogwarts house you would be in from Harry Potter’s wonderful, magical world? Well it’s time to find out with our Harry Potter house quiz.

Mary Berry’s Eggs Benedict Recipe From Mary Berry’s Cookery Course | The Works

This collection of all time favourite recipes are given the Mary Berry treatment.  Mary guides you through a course of master recipes that give you all the key skills needed to be a great cook.

Wasgij – That’s Jigsaws to You and Me!

Everybody loves a good jigsaw, whether you’re looking for a personal challenge, a way to relax & unwind, or a fun activity with friends and family, the Wasgij puzzle range has it all!

Best Disney Princesses Reimagined

We're massive Disney fans here at The Works.So, you can probably guess how excited we are when we see Disney Princesses reimagined

Which Mr Men Book Is Most Like Your Life?

We’ve all wondered who would play us in the film of our life at least once or twice, but have you ever thought about what book would represent your time on earth?

Davina McCall’s Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

The classic Shepherd’s Pie recipe has been transformed with a sweet potato topping as an alternative to mash and a sprinkle of home-made ketchup to add an interesting sweetness.

Decoupage for Absolute Beginners (like me)

We've compiled top tips on decoupage for absolute beginners so if you have questions, we have answers.

5 Reasons To Read Enid Blyton Books To Your Kids

Enid Blyton books are experiencing a comeback. This prolific author wrote some of the best-loved children’s book series. We take a look at some of our favourites and why you should read Enid Blyton books to your children.

The Best ‘Art Attacks’ We Wish We Had Made

Put on your overalls and get stuck in as we remind you of the best Art Attacks we all wish we had made!

9 of the Worst Baking Fails EVER!

Ever had a baking fail? Not as bad as these, surely? Check out the worst baking fails of all time. These are hilarious. The peoplw who made these cakes certainly need to check out startabakery.in to get some lessons in baking!!

How To Have Your Own D-Day Party

With the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day celebrations this year, June 6th is the perfect time to host your own garden party to pay tribute to our country! Party like it’s your last day on earth with some of these top tips to ensure you have the best Blitz celebration!

Fairy Doors – Trends and Inspiration for 2017

If you’re good at drawing you can imagine what might be on the other side of your fairy door…

Ice Cream Truck Quiet Book Page FREE Template

Quiet books are a great way of getting fidgety children to sit still when there’s not really an opportunity for them to run riot!

Disney Craft You Can Do Yourself

We know that you love Disney almost as much as we do. Perhaps more? And we also know a lot of you are sooo into crafts! So what better than Disney crafts that you can do today, with minimal products to buy.

8 Updated Mr Men Characters We’d Like To See

Did you know that there are 85 Little Miss and Mr Men characters featured in 49 different books.

Mary Berry Cooks The Perfect Kedgeree Recipe

Mary Berry (CBE), beloved cook, star of the Great British Bake Off has captured the nations hearts and stomachs

6 Crafty Children’s Party Ideas For Indoor Birthdays

We’re aiming to bring joy to the indoor birthday parties by helping you discover great ways to keep your children and their friends entertained inside this year. Rainy days don’t have to mean cancelled parties – there’s plenty of stuff to do indoors and we’re going to show you how to do it!

GBBO Mary Berry’s 17 Funniest Moments

Our favourite Mary Berry funny moments are all here

Awesome Party Bag Fillers You Can Do Yourself

Kids birthday parties can be a real pain in the backside to plan and organise but party bags don't have to be.

Mary Berry’s Mexican Buffet Party – Recipes Included | The Works

Everything you need to create the ultimate Mexican feast is here – the recipes for steaks, enchiladas, bean salad, guacamole and more…

5 Easy Christmas Gifts you can make yourself

There are tonnes of reasons why making your own Christmas gifts is better than buying them. Read our blog for 5 easy gifts you can make yourself.

5 tips to clear your mind

Struggling to clear your mind, got a worry you just can’t shake?

10 Easy Scrapbooking Layouts For Beginners

Although it’s not modern, scrapbooking is a traditional way to capture your memories, and a scrapbook doesn’t need to have an iOS update, and it won’t get lost in the Cloud either. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together some easy Scrapbooking ideas to get you started. We have a collection of scrapbook layouts in the below list that are perfect for cataloguing those special moments.