Fabulous upcycled DIY wreath ideas

June 10, 2019

 Are you thinking about how to brighten up your front door? To make your front entrance inviting and stylish? Like many in the UK we have a UPVC front door. UPVC windows and doors are great for insulation, keeping the heat in and reducing heating bills but a white door can be a little nondescript. Thankfully this is easy to change with easy DIY wreath…

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How to make a DIY beach cover up dress

June 2, 2019

My daughter loves swimming, she has been eyeing up bathing suit cover up dresses in the shop but they are expensive, flimsy and don’t seem quite long enough. Time to make her her own DIY beach cover up dress. It is super easy to do, taking less than an hour and some pretty cotton fabric. I have used an existing dress as the basis for…

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DIY Sea Glass Bowl

May 26, 2019

As a family we love roaming beaches, hunting for treasures. We particularly love looking for pieces of sea glass. But once we get it home we then wonder what to make or do with the sea glass. We have several containers of collected sea glass ready for us to have a play and experiment with. I have made some pendant jewellery (sea glass jewelry DIY).…

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How to make a doormat using old jeans

May 20, 2019

I have been experimenting with making a doormat using old jeans – I am rather fortunate in that I have a rather large stash of jeans. My kind friends always pass them my way. There are many pairs in my stash where I have already used the legs which I have kept for the waistbands and pockets. This DIY doormat makes full use of these…

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DIY handmade door stoppers

May 13, 2019

Spring is here – it is time to open our doors and let fresh air in –  DIY handmade door stoppers will stop any weight of door blowing in the wind. It is fantastic to open our patio doors and let the fresh air in, our temporary door stop of plant pots filled with pebbles have been known to blow over, scattering pebbles everywhere. It’s…

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What do you refashion men’s shirts into? Refashioning clothes into a Kamino

May 6, 2019

Did someone mention a challenge which involves refashioning clothes? I can’t resist taking part in the local social enterprise New-u‘s request to refashion men’s shirts into something suitable for the catwalk. New-U are hosting a clothing swap event, encouraging people to appreciate preloved clothing. The fashion industry is the second-biggest consumer of water, producing 20 percent of all wastewater while also generating more greenhouse gas…

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