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Egg Shell Easter Table Decoration

Egg Shell Easter Table Decoration
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Easter is around the corner but you still have time to make an Easter table decoration. Personally Easter is about spending time with family, creating new traditions, eating, crafting. My son particularly loves the rhythms of the seasons, decorating the house.  Table decorations are not my strong point but even I can manage this egg shell table decoration, its so simple to make but so effective:)

The cress takes about seven days so you do have time to make this yourself.

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Egg Shell Easter Table Decoration

You will need:

To make:

Spray the egg shells, set aside to dry (preferably not in a windy place, you don’t want to know how many egg shells I lost!)

Fill the shells with soil or cotton wool, add cress seeds and water.

Find a log, drill three holes with a wide drill piece (the one I used was marked 32).

Place eggs in drilled holes.

That’s it, one finished DIY easter eggs shell table decoration, easy to make yet stylish. Alternatives you could try, dye the eggs with onion seeds before cracking and scooping out the cooked egg, or let your children decorate the shells with sharpies? Or you could use the sharpies yourself to make intricate patterns – this would look great with white shells.

However you choose to spend Easter I hope you have a lovely time,

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DIY recycled planter – don’t throw rusty loaf tins away!

DIY recycled planter – don’t throw rusty loaf tins away!
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Wondering what to do with your rusty loaf tins? I hate throwing away old rusty baking tins when they reach the end of their baking life. But let’s face it no one wants rust on their cakes!!  This DIY recycled planter is inspired by the storage potential of the old rusty baking tins plus a love of reclaimed wood. It’s perfect for the kitchen making a great DIY herb planter:)

 

DIY Recycled Planter, DIY Herb planter

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DIY Recycled Planter

To make the DIY recycled planter you will need:-

Equipment needed:-

  • Sand paper
  • Drill
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Chalk Paint Pen

Prepare your baking tins. If they have any flaky rust sand this off. Thoroughly wash to ensure they are completely grease free, I suggest using sugar soap.

Spray the chalk paint over the outside of the baking tins. It is best to spray a light layer, allow this to dry and then spray with a second coat. The beauty of using Novasol Spray is the paint dry’s in fifteen minutes.

Prepare your piece of wood. Saw it to size. Sand to reduce the chance of splinters.

Apply a stain or wax to your wood. This will protect the wood and provide a longer lifespan for the tin shelf unit. Allow to dry. I used Ronseal woodstain satin teak –  the darker stain adds contrast to the white tins. Resand for a rustic look.

Mark on the back of your tins a straight line to use as a guideline. Drill two drill holes in the back of the tins along your pencil line. Use a drill piece suitable for wood and metal.

Measure the plank of wood and your tins. Place your tins in position ensuring they are at right angles to your plank of wood. Using a pencil mark through your drill holes into the wood. Predrill a small hole in the wood at the marked places. Screw the tins into place.

Drill two holes an inch down from the top of your plank of wood. Mark on the wall. Using a masonry drill piece drill two holes for your screws. Add raw plugs into the predrilled holes. Screw the plank of wood to the wall.

Label the tins with chalk paint stickers. Mark the tins with the contents of your shelves with a chalk paint pen, finally fill your tins and admire your handy work!

You DIY recycled planter can store anything you, not just plants!! How about as laundry/cleaning materials or packing supplies such as parcel tapes, string, scissors. I have to admit my herbs were rather quickly replaced by cacti!

This project is linked upwith DIYideacenter a website I have just discovered – its full of great ideas for your home. Why not visit and be inspired?

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DIY Mans Messenger Bag (post sponsored by Volkswagen)

DIY Mans Messenger Bag (post sponsored by Volkswagen)
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Fancy creating an alternative mans messenger bag utilising a car seat belt?? Regular readers will be familiar with my passion for bag making and recycling – this bag combines both.

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Personally I think this bag is a great gift for a dad with a toddler, beyond the nappy bag stage but still needing to carry endless “stuff” around!

 

To make you will need:

Main bag fabric
12 1/2″ by 11″ three times
12 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ twice
3 1/2″ by 11″ once

Lining fabric
12 1/2″ by 11″ three times
12 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ twice
3 1/2″ by 11″ once

7 by 61/2″ pocket piece

Fusible fleece:
11 1/2″ by 10″ twice
11 1/2″ by 2 1/2″ twice
2 1/2″ by 10″ once

Iron on interfacing:
11 1/2″ by 10″ three times
11 1/2″ by 2 1/2″ twice
2 1/2″ by 10″ once

Car seat belt 2 metres

Bias binding 1 metre

Fabric glue

Fabric paint

Paint brush

Strap
Strap fixtures

To make:-

Paint the car design onto the lining fabric. You could create a print with lino. Or use a cookie cutter to print a line image of the car. Paint the edge of the cookie cutter and simply print onto the fabric. Use the cookie cutter to cut out a car design on a potato then potato print a solid car design on the pocket.

Iron fusible fleece to the back of the main fabric, leaving one piece of the main fabric with no fusible fleece on it (this is the flap of the bag).

Iron the interfacing to the back of the lining fabric.

Body of the bag

Pin the side panels to the front of the bag, right sides together. Stitch from the top of the bag down to the bottom of the fusible fleece. Stopping the seam here helps form the base of the bag easily.

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Place the base of the bag along the bottom of the front panel and stitch along the edge of the fusible fleece. Stitch the base of the bag and side panels together along the fusible fleece line.

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Pin and stitch the back of the bag panel to the sides and bag base.

Lining

Create the slip pocket. Fold over twice the top of the pocket and stitch. Press the sides and base of the pocket in half an inch. Pin centrally on one of the front/back panels of lining.

 

Double stitch round the sides and bottom of the pocket.

 

Flap of the bag

Cut seat belt fabric into five strips 12″ long. Using fabric adhesive carefully place down the flap panel, making sure they butt up as closely as possible.

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Weight down with a heavy book until the glue is dry.

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Once the glue is dry top stitch down the edge of each strap to ensure they are fully secured.

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Place the lining of the flap right sides down, place the front of the flap on top right side facing you.

Curve the corners if you wish. Mark with tailors chalk a curve (I used a cup as a template) and trim the layers.

flap

Pin your bias binding round the sides and bottom of the flap. Stitch in place.

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Fold the bias binding over to the back, pin from the front ensuring you capture the back neatly, then top stitch in place.

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Bag assembly

Strap handles – cut two pieces of strap 71/2″ long. Thread on metal loop. Place the strap in a loop on the side panel. Stitch in place securely, ensuring the join of the loop is beneath the stitches.

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Place the flap onto the back of the bag. Work out the central point just in from the bottom of the flap and insert magnetic snap  into the lining. Work out corresponding point on the front of the bag and insert the other half of the magnetic snap.

Pin then baste the flap along the back edge of the bag (right sides together).

Place the main bag inside the lining so the right sides are together. Pin in place.

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Stitch around leaving a turning gap along the front of the bag.

Turn right side out. Turn in the raw edges along the turning gap and pin in place. Top stitch right round this seam (this secures the turning gap and provides a little extra strength to the bag)

 

Lastly add strap 60″ long using a slider for adjustable cross body strap.

diy-mans-messenger-bag-using-seat-belt-strapI’m loving this fun car themed bag.

 This post is sponsored by Volkswagen – check out other recycled and or car related tutorials by fellow bloggers on the Volkswagen collaborative Pinterest board “DIY Bloggers for Volkswagen“.

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I am inspired by our wonderful world, creation is constant and yet changing. I feel it is important to respect the environment and where possible to upcycle/recycle. Blessed with creativity I try to appreciate it and develop it:) Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, please do sign up to follow my journey:)

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