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Decorate a Cushion with Buttons

sew buttons on a cushion

Got a plain cushion or pillow that could do with some jazzing up?  Try these simple DIY projects to decorate a cushion with buttons. Glue or sew buttons onto a plain cushion to form a shape.  Pictured here are: Snowflake button cushion (with step by step tutorial), Heart button cushion from The Robin and Sparrow […]

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Create a garden hanging basket

Geraniums can look good by themselves, or mixed in with other annual plants and are perfect for adding colour to your outdoor area or patio.  You will find geraniums at most garden centres.  The ivy geranium is a trailing plant and is perfect for hanging baskets and can tolerate some shade. Firstly start with planting your geraniums […]

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DIY Vases

DIY Vases

Spring is here are there is an abundance of beautiful flowers available.  Here are some great DIY Vases that you can try to display fresh spring flowers in your home. Create a unique vase with letter stickers and glass frosting spray.  Instructions can be found at A Beautiful Mess.  In Australia, Frosting spray is available […]

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Traditional Bath Taps

traditional bath taps

Although I appreciate modern design, I can’t help but love traditional design.  When it comes to tapware, I know it has to be functional but it needs to be pretty as well and traditional bath taps do that. 1.   Inspirational image from Sarah Richardson Design  Here she uses a traditional style tap with the convenience […]

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Planning a country style vegetable garden

When planning your vegetable garden look for a sunny spot in your backyard.  You can buy many vegetable garden kits from your local hardware store, or build a raised vegetable garden with sleepers, quality soil and some pea straw mulch over your soil to keep the weeds out and the moisture in.   Most plant […]

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Belt and Rope Mirrors

Belt Mirrors

Belt and rope mirrors are very popular at the moment and they look so great hung from a simple hook on the wall.  Here we have some great belt and rope mirrors you can buy or some DIY projects for you to try. 1.   Gubi Adnet round mirror with black leather strap from Urban […]

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Vertical Gardens

Transform any wall both inside and out with a vertical garden.  Plant, herbs, flowers or any plant you like and watch as they grow and transform your wall.  A vertical garden is a contemporary look that will soften a wall and provide a lush garden feel for your patio or small space. These Green Wall […]

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