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How to make sea glass jewelry

Today I am sharing with you some gorgeous pendant sea glass jewelry - this tutorial will show you how to ...
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DIY Doorstop with handle

If you are a regular reader you know I love working with old jeans, the fabric is hardwearing, so versatile ...
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Creative things to do with glass bottles – upcycled cacti planter

What can you make with glass bottles? Today I am sharing two creative things to do with glass bottles. Why? ...
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DIY Garden planters – upcycle your old garden shed

Today I am going to share with you how to make some DIY garden planters, ready for flowers or vegetables ...
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Succulent Planter DIY

Are you a succulent fan? I am - they seem the best option for me, I'm not particularly good at ...
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DIY Unicorn Wings

How could I resist the request for unicorn wings to match the most beautiful spirited five-year-old in her unicorn like ...
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How to recycle a Ferrero Rocher box into a herb planter

Do you treat yourself to the occasional box of chocolates? If so you may have a Ferrero Rocher box waiting ...
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Easy DIY embroidered cushion cover, upcycled sweater

Update your home with this gorgeous embroidered cushion cover. This tutorial will take your envelope cushion cover up to the ...
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How to replace the zip in a pair of jeans, and keep the original top stitching

It's January, a time of year for reflection, fresh starts and a tightening of the household budget for many. A ...
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How to make a DIY cutting board clock

Bring the beach shoreline into your home with this repurposed and upcycled coastal clock! I will show you how to ...
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How to make patch pockets, A Line Skirt pattern Hack

Do you spot clothes on others and think "I could make that?" I have been squeezing a little selfish sewing ...
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DIY upcycled Christmas decorations, 5 Great ideas for Repurposing curtain rings

We have many, many curtain pole rings, I kept them for an unknown future project. Christmas feels the appropriate time ...
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Denim DIY Mini Stocking Advent Calendar, Reusable Advent Calendar

My passion for repurposing old ripped jeans just has to be directed towards Christmas decorations - in particular, a DIY ...
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DIY Denim Oven Gloves

I have decided to make oven gloves! They are easy to make and create a great gift. It's something virtually ...
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Leather DIY Clutch Purse

A couple of weeks back I found myself panicking about my outfit to a wedding. Rather ridiculous as everyone is ...
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Rainbow Drawstring Bag

Today I am super delighted to have Julie from Sum of Their Stories guest blogging. Julie has a wide range ...
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DIY luggage tags

Now I appreciate I have mentioned the tricky to buy for men already in my 12 Days of DIY Christmas ...
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DIY Lunch Bag

I have been contemplating making my own insulated DIY Lunch Bag for some time. For my day job, I carry ...
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Easy DIY envelope cushion with pom-pom trim

Over the years I have made many envelope cushions, they are super quick and easy to make. Adding a pom-pom ...
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Reversible Cafetiere Cosy Pattern

Do you love hot drinks? I have to admit if I am going to have a hot drink I prefer ...
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#embroideryhoopart

Denim Embroidery Hoop Art Tutorial

Embroidery hoop art appears to be having a resurgence with many fun designs being shared across social media, from cacti ...
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DIY leather plant pot holder

Back in the summer, I stumbled across a full black bin bag of leather offcuts at a local car boot ...
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Design your own necklace, DIY Statement Necklace

One the aspects of fabric I love is the shapes you can make with by simply folding, from pleat tucks ...
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DIY Bicycle Tyre Wallet

DIY Wallet – upcycle a bicycle tyre

I happen to have rather a lot of men in my family, each fortunate to have disposable income. This can ...
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DIY Felt Christmas Ornament Kits for Kids

Today I am super excited to be hosting this DIY Felt Christmas Ornaments Kit post from Lisa of Cucicucioo Hey, ...
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Sashiko Super cute coin purse

Sashiko Cute Coin Purse Pattern

I am super excited to be celebrating six years of blogging with my 12 Days of DIY Christmas Gifts. For ...
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Wrapped twig bouquet

Bring a splash of nature indoors with this fun and easy wrapped twig centrepiece, perfect for the table or mantlepiece ...
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Easy DIY gold leaf abstract painting

It has been a whirlwind of a weekend, with lots of DIY and jobs around the house. We have finished ...
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DIY Autumn Garland

The weather here remains summer-like, I love it, any extra moments of warm sunshine are gratefully received. The rest of ...
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DIY Denim Curtains – how to make lined curtains

Gradually we have been working towards my goal of a hotel style relaxing bedroom - using the denim rag quilt ...
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Update a wicker basket with chalk paint and pompom’s, quick & easy upcycle

Now the children are back at school I am attempting to tick off projects on my to-do list. I bought ...
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How to make net bags for fruit and vegetables

You know that feeling, you have a project in mind, but somehow you don't get round to it for months/years! ...
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DIY Denim Chair, seat reupholstered in denim jeans

How to reupholster a dining room chair with denim pockets

I am passionate about using what I have, making the most of available resources. Whilst making the denim curtains for our ...
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DIY Garden Table, upcycle an old shed side into a table

You don't have to be an expert DIYer to make this stunning DIY Garden Table. Upcycle an old shed to ...
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Ombre Furniture DIY, Upcycle with Fusion Mineral Paint

I am so excited to share with you my ombre sideboard - my storage solution for the sewing room. Costing ...
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Drawer Shelf DIY

I have to admit I have always fancied turning a drawer into shelves - I think they look super cool ...
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DIY Gold Leaf Necklace

I don't know about you but I go through a variety of thoughts re costume jewellery, sometimes I love it, ...
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How to make a Recycled Denim Waistband Cushion

A passion for recycling jeans often leaves me with a pile of waistbands that I am not sure what to ...
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Spring Blooms Tote Bag – Free Pattern, Wool Tote Purse

Did you see the Sapporo coat I made a couple of weeks ago? It seemed only fitting to use the ...
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Denim Peg Bag Pattern

A couple of years ago I made my lovely sister-in-law a peg bag for her flat in Amsterdam, for her ...
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How to paint over a gold mirror frame with Fusion Mineral paint

For the first time in a few years, we have a mantlepiece. The perspective of our new living room is focussed ...
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How to update your mid century furniture with fusion mineral paint

How to update your mid century furniture with fusion mineral paint

Having settled into our new home we inevitably have the odd bit of furniture to replace - to be honest, our ...
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free reversible toddler bag pattern -

Free toddler bag pattern – toddler purse

It brings me great delight to sew for my niece and nephew - they live in Amsterdam so I don't ...
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vintage sewing box makeover, DIY Sewing Box

Wooden Sewing Box With Legs Makeover

When I stumbled upon this rather cute wooden sewing box with legs in a charity shop I just knew I ...
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Boro Cross Body Bag Pattern – Free!

A couple of week ago I was fortunate to go and see the book Kite Runner as a play at ...
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How to make a reusable sandwich wrap

Learn how easy it is to make your own wax sandwich wraps. These reusable cloth sandwich wraps are perfect for ...
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How to make a fabric lampshade cover – Rust Fabric Lampshade

There is something beautiful about rust dyed fabric, the results are unique, different each time. You can create semi-regular patterns ...
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DIY Campervan Wall Art

Create your own stylish campervan embroidery hoop art, with a slogan to encourage you to follow your dreams. There is ...
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DIY Pompom Heart Wreath

Today I am sharing with you how you how easy it is to create a DIY heart wreath, using up ...
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Fabric Covered Journal DIY – Last Minute Gift Idea

Today I am delighted to be joining in a last-minute gift blog hop - its reached that point where you ...
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DIY Rustic Christmas Decorations- Transform Wood Offcuts

Welcome to the last of my DIY rustic Christmas decorations. These are inspired by bits of wood left over from ...
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How to make Denim Christmas Decorations

It is no secret that I love working with old jeans it's such a versatile fabric. Somehow over the years, I haven't made ...
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How to make Sea Glass Christmas Decorations

Welcome to my first recycled and rustic DIY Christmas decorations for this year. I love Christmas, the build up, the ...
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How to make a Denim Floor Cushion

Experiments in shibori dying lead me to contemplate treating dark jeans with bleach. My rather large denim stash was due ...
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Large Recessed Zippered Tote Tutorial, Free Bag Pattern #largezippertote #largetotebag

Large Zippered Tote Bag, free PDF pattern

After some deliberation between a large shoulder bag or a small messenger bag I have made a large recessed zippered ...
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How to make old sweaters into scrap fabric coasters

Today's theme for zero waste week is upcycling, in case you missed it here is a bit more information about ...
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Are your towels looking a little tired, frayed around the edges? Learn how to update them with scrap fabric bias binding. #biasbindingtutorial #scrapfabricbiasbinding

Update old towels with scrap fabric bias binding

Today I am super excited to share with you how I have updated my scrappy towels, giving them a new ...
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Easy DIY Headboard, transform old planks of wood into stylish headboard, tutorial

How to make an easy DIY Headboard

This project has been brewing for quite some time, initially put off by a lack of woodwork skills I was ...
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Tutorial for easy striped crochet cushion, DIY Crochet cushion for garden chair, Tutorial

Easy Crochet Cushion- for the none crochetter

For some time I have been contemplating attempting making a crochet cushion, however, I am far from confident at crochet ...
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How to make a shibori scarf

As a child tie dye was fashionable, bright coloured t shirts hand dyed. recently there has been a resurgence in interest in shibori ...
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Box Bag Tutorial, lined box bags with both written step by step instructions and video. Great DIY gift. Storage

DIY Denim Box Bag – Box Bag Tutorial

I love working with old jeans, worn denim has a such a lovey feel to it and it is so ...
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UPcycled denim chair DIY Upcycle

Denim Upcycled Bedroom Chair

For some time I have been a fan of Kelly Swallow who sells the most beautiful bright patchwork chairs. Last ...
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T Towel Tote bags Tutorial

Quick and easy tote bag, transform an old t towel

Here in the UK the summer term is coming to an end, the children have three weeks left at school ...
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Large Beach Bag Pattern

Free large beach bag pattern with pockets

I don't know about you but a trip to the beach always contains a little anxiety - I dread the ...
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DIY Denim Cushion – Chevron

One of my go to fabrics is denim - it is so versatile and strong. Old jeans have endless possibilities ...
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T shirt Refashion

Update your wardrobe with a quick t shirt refashion. Playing with former clothes, having a go at adapting them doesn't ...
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Cutlery bag DIY Sewing tutorial

DIY Cutlery Bag

Today I am going to share with you a great handy cutlery bag, perfect for picnics or taking to work ...
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Upcycled Dining Room Chair, waxed stain resistant seats

Upcycle Dining Room Chairs – Stain resistant seats

I love mismatched chalk painted, applique covered dining room chairs. Upcycle dining room chairs to add personality to your dining ...
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What to make with fabric scraps?? Free fabric scraps clutch tutorial

Do you have endless piles of fabric scraps?? I know I do ... over the years I have had a ...
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Rust fabric – Create beautiful patterns on fabric with rust

Love collecting pieces of rusty metal off the beach? Wonder what to do with them once home?! My eye has ...
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DIY Tyre Bug Hotel

How to make a recycled tyre bug hotel (post sponsored by Volkswagen)

Bug hotels are all the rage, its not hard to see why. Building a bug hotel is a great activity ...
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Egg Shell Easter Table Decoration

Easter is around the corner but you still have time to make an Easter table decoration. Personally Easter is about ...
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DIY recycled planter - loaft tins transformed into herb planter for kitchen

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

Wondering what to do with your rusty loaf tins? I hate throwing away old rusty baking tins when they reach ...
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DIY Mans Messenger Bag (post sponsored by Volkswagen)

Fancy creating an alternative mans messenger bag utilising a car seat belt?? Regular readers will be familiar with my passion ...
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DIY drawstring car play mat (post sponsored by Volkswagen)

Do you have children, nephews, friends who love playing with cars? Why not create a DIY drawstring car play mat, ...
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Create your own shibori book marks

Have I ever shared how I love to read? I am a massive fan of my local library service, visiting ...
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UPcycle Keys into Heart Picture

DIY Valentines heart and key picture

Remember the large box of keys my husband brought home for me to upcycle?? It prompted some thoughts about keys, ...
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Shibori Trend – DIY Denim Heart Pencil Case

Who doesn't love a new pencil case? As a child I used to love the ritual of shopping for stationary ...
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How to sew a doorstep, use your own home as inspiration

DIY house doorstop tutorial

I love sewing for friends and family when it involves creativity (shortening trousers is not quite so interesting!). A recent ...
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Upcycling Old Keys, have fun making creations/animals with keys

Ideas for upcycling old keys

My husband surprised me with a gift of a rather large collection of old keys. My kind of present... It ...
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DIY Sweater Hot Water Bottle Cover

Today I finished all Christmas makes.. a bit overdue. A friend asked me to make her a sweater hot water ...
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Large fabric scrap pom pom. DIY upcycled christmas decoration

Large Fabric Pompom Tutorial – Upcycled Christmas Decoration

Today I am sharing with you a tutorial for making fabric pompoms - strung together they make beautiful garlands, they ...
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DIY Cereal Packet Gift Tags, chalk paint gift tags

How to make chalk paint gift tags

This is my annual gift tag plea... there's nothing worse than trying to remember who gave you which gift in ...
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How to make rustic Christmas decorations

Handsewn Christmas decorations

Today we finished trimming up, adding lights to the pallet Christmas tree I created last year. I love the addition ...
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How to line a picnic hamper (post sponsored by Volkswagen)

Lining a picnic hamper adds a splash of personality, modernising the hamper. I picked up this old picnic hamper in ...
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Recycle Plastic Cotton Reels – Upcycled Christmas Decoration

I've finally hit upon an idea for recycling cotton reels... upcycled Christmas decorations. I hate throwing cotton reels away, but generate ...
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DIY advent calendar from toilet rolls

The last couple of years the kids have been truly spoilt with expensive toy advent calendars, creating an entire Christmas ...
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Recycle sweet tins into gift boxes

Dare I confess we have become quite attached to the boxes of sweets available at this time of year?! Our ...
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Make your own family naughty and nice Christmas game

What to do on a wet weather sleepover? We recently had our friends children to stay for 22 hrs, it ...
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Upcycle your old stained t shirts into necklaces

For the first time, I am holding an upcycling workshop #eek. The challenge is to come up with a project ...
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Use your fabric stash to create a Christmas table runner

Today is challenge 12 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges. I have to admit I am rather sad to reach the end. I've had ...
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Create a fox pencil case, a perfect stocking filler gift

Today is challenge 10 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The challenge - Make a small stocking filler gift from your fabric scraps. I have ...
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Transform your ribbons into Christmas earrings

Today is challenge 9 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The challenge - Make something to wear for Christmas using what you have in your ...
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DIY Christmas decorations with crisp packets

Today is challenge 8 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The challenge - Use up those old chip packets instead of throwing them away – ...
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Rustic Christmas decoration with items from the garden

Today is challenge 7 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The challenge - Take a walk around your garden or the park and find ...
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Fabric scraps as gift wrap – drawstring bag tutorial

Do you love projects which can make the most of fabric scraps? Then this fabric scrap drawstring bag is for ...
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Garden Shed Christmas Decoration

Today is challenge 5 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The challenge - What do you have in your garden shed or outhouse? Find something ...
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Turn cereal boxes into Christmas cards

Welcome to day 4 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The challenge - Use old cereal or other boxes and supplies you find ...
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Upcycled Denim Apron – DIY Gift

Welcome to Day 2 of #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The video for today's challenge stars yours truly, be kind, I'm not a natural!! The challenge ...
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Recycled jumper transformed into Christmas decorations #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges

For 12 days starting on November 2nd we will set a challenge a day to create something for Christmas using ...
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