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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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! ...
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.
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...
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.
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
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...
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?
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.
Join Bethan from PrettyPaperByB and create your own gorgeous box frame artwork with a spring theme.
We've pulled together 14 of our favourite Mother’s Day card ideas for your little ones to create themselves.
We've pulled together 8 super simple tips on healthy eating from some of our favourite books on the subject.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Make your own baby jumper with this amazing Hayfield Baby Bonus DK pattern.
Add that personal touch this Christmas with our 5 step guide to making Christmas Crackers. Read the full guide on The Works blog.
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.
The right wrapping paper can make all the difference. Discover how to make it, in our latest blog.
Sprinkle some extra festive magic onto your Christmas Crafts with the Nature’s Garden Gnomes Collection from Crafter's Companion!
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.
Discover some of the best ideas for making your own advent calendars. Read the latest blog post for more details.
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.
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.
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!
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!
If you're looking for a super-easy craft project this Christmas, look no further than these rustic, classic-looking DIY clay tags.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Who knew that combining sugar, cream and lemon could lead to something SO good?
Rhubarb and custard is an iconic flavour combination. Add these delicious flavours to a blondie traybake and it wins everyone’s favourite bake!
These cookies have a molten caramel centre that is absolutely incredible, along with a salted cookie dough.
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?
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!
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!
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!
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.
Keep reading to find out how to make this amazing two-tone scarf using our brand new yarn from Deramores.
Keep reading to find out how to make this amazing crochet blanket using our brand new yarn from Deramores.
Keep reading to find out how to make this amazing bean stitch cushion using our brand new yarn from Deramores.
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?
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!
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.
In this blog post we will show you how you can get started with pyrography and create your own masterpiece.
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.
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.
Looking for an easy at home craft? Find out how to make this colourful geometric jewellery box!
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!
Get ready to fill your home with outrageous owls, marvellous monkeys and many more amazing animals.
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’.
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!
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.
In this blog you’ll find lots of printable activities to keep you and the kids entertained while you’re at home.
We’ve teamed up with Laura and Tia from Little button Diaries to make these amazing Easter bonnets.
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.
To us, Christmas means craft and any keen crafter will tell you that it’s never start too early to start your Christmas crafting.
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!
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.
Hey there paper craft fans, did you know we’ve joined forces with Crafter’s Companion?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
We're massive Disney fans here at The Works.So, you can probably guess how excited we are when we see Disney Princesses reimagined
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?
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.
We've compiled top tips on decoupage for absolute beginners so if you have questions, we have answers.
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.
Put on your overalls and get stuck in as we remind you of the best Art Attacks we all wish we had made!
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!!
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!
If you’re good at drawing you can imagine what might be on the other side of your fairy door…
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!
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.
Did you know that there are 85 Little Miss and Mr Men characters featured in 49 different books.
Mary Berry (CBE), beloved cook, star of the Great British Bake Off has captured the nations hearts and stomachs
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!
Kids birthday parties can be a real pain in the backside to plan and organise but party bags don't have to be.
Everything you need to create the ultimate Mexican feast is here – the recipes for steaks, enchiladas, bean salad, guacamole and more…
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.
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.