DIY & Craft

Buy or DIY: Leather Strap Shelves

DIY Leather Strap Shelves

Have you noticed the trend for leather strap shelves?  They’re great – a simple timber shelf suspended on the wall with leather straps.  They can be a bot expensive, so should you buy or DIY?  We take a  look at the options: Buy Leather Strap Shelves Assemblages double leather shelves from Lightly are available with […]

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How to Change the Colour of your Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas would have to be one of my favourite flowering shrubs, they are one of the things I really love about summer.  I have planted six hydrangeas along the back of my house, and they are thriving, they must really love the spot they are planted in.  Have you ever wondered how to keep that […]

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Made It My Own with Annie Sloan

We all know how simple it is to transform something with a little Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™.  No sanding and no priming makes it quick and easy.  Would you like to share your great creation with the world?  Well now you can simply by sharing your photo with the hash tag #MadeItMyOwn with Annie Sloan. Image: […]

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Easy DIY Pretty Paperclips

Pretty Paperclips diamante

Add a little sparkle to your office desk with these pretty paperclips made with diamante buttons.  It’s as simple as gluing a button onto a paperclip, but it adds some pretty to your workspace.  These paperclips would make a great gift for a teacher or work colleague. How to Make Pretty Paperclips You Will Need: […]

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DIY Easy to Sew Napkins

Today I’m going to show you how to sew some very easy dinner napkins with mitered corners and finishing off with a simple stitch around the edging of the napkin.  This is a very easy sewing tutorial to make your table setting look beautiful for entertaining at home.     1. To start your napkin […]

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DIY Gold Tray

Spray paint has got to be a DIY’ers best friend.  With just a simple spray of a can you can completely transform an object.  I bought an inexpensive white tray from Kmart, and with some brilliant shine gold paint, transformed it into a beautiful DIY gold tray.  See how easy it was. What You Need: […]

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How to make a Felt Rose

Felt Rose Tutorial

I love this simple felt rose tutorial, so easy to make and you can use them to decorate your presents, pin to your cushions, in a group of different colours or use just the one colour.  A quick and effective project, perfect for a weekend activitiy.   1.  The items you will need for this […]

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