DIY Upcycled Pallet Christmas Tree

Are you still trimming up? We finished yesterday – the final touched an upcycled pallet Christmas tree for the front porch. Our porch is often neglected, and not very welcoming. I was determined to give it a little personality for the Christmas season. We have an old pallet waiting to be transformed, so this is the … Read more

DIY Christmas Decoration Light Up Star

I Are you busy trimming up for Christmas? In our home we have a conflict in Christmas decoration styles. The children and my husband would love to have a house and garden filled with bright lights, I’m more for natural homemade decorations. So when Go Cable Ties contacted me offering the kit to make a Christmas decoration light … Read more

Gift wrapping ideas using recycled materials

It’s that time of year – I love the idea of beautifully wrapped gifts but confess it’s not my natural forte. Did you know that experts estimate that paper waste over Christmas is equivalent to 5-12 million litres of biofuel – enough to power a bus to go to the moon 20 times (source – friends of … Read more

Scrappy Matt Giveaway

Hi, if you are visiting from Sew Mama Sew my name is Vicky. I regularly blog about sewing, crafting and upcycling. Passionate about using what we have, sewing does not have to be expensive! Some of my favourite recent projects include: This cable tidy really does work – my draw of messy jumbled up cables … Read more

4 DIY Christmas Jumper Ideas, Homemade Ugly Christmas Sweater

Homemade Ugly Christmas Sweater Ideas, DIY Christmas Jumpers

I love Christmas, the decorating, luscious food, time with family and friends. I can be a bit of a bah humbug about things such as Christmas Jumpers, viewing them as a waste of money… That’s where the homemade ugly Christmas sweater ideas come in. It’s time to recycle an old sweater with these DIY Christmas Jumper … Read more

Quilted Notebook Cover

I am delighted to join Radiant Home Studio 2 year blog celebration. Sara has  an inspiring sewing blog… Plus beautiful photographs (good photographs on a blog are always a great plus). Today I am sharing with you one of her tutorials ” Quilted Sketchbook Cover”. As an avid fan of upcycling I naturally turned to my … Read more