• Craft

    Weekend project

    by  • Friday, November 14, 2014 • Craft, Look what I found • 0 Comments

    Upcycle, fruit crate, apple crate, fruit crate side table, simple makeHooray for the humble fruit crate. This versatile box has so many uses and is ideal for a simple upcycle job. To transform one into a side table go for a sturdy box, turn it upside down and attach four castors to the bottom so it can be moved around. Decorate the inside with old book pages, sheet music or scraps of wallpaper. It’s that simple. Try vintagecrates.co.uk for a good selection (also known as Bushel Boxes) or try your local car boot or vintage shop.

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    Bonfire night

    by  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Craft, Seasonal buys • 1 Comment

    Oooh, ahhh, wow…! I love the magic of Bonfire Night. Fireworks lighting up the night sky. Hot mulled cider, wooly hats and gloves and spelling out my name with sparklers. Hosting your own bonfire party tonight? Download our sparkler labels. All you need is a black and white printer, some plain A4 paper, a pair of scissors and a hole punch…

    bonfire night

    Click on the image above. Print off the PDF, cut out and punch a hole in the facing corners and thread the sparklers through. Pop them in a jar for guests to help themselves. (remember to take the label off before you light them)! Happy Guy Fawkes.

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    A touch of midas

    by  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Craft, Designer secrets • 2 Comments

    In our latest October issue, we ran a series of makes inspired by the big metallic trend seen this season. Using Washi tape, gold leaf and metallic paint we came up with four easy ways to bring a little bling into your home. Starting with our mood board, scroll down for our ideas and a link to step-by-step instructions…

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    metallic trend, a touch of midas, housetohome, makes, ideal home, home shopping spy

    From the top: Update a plain vase using Washi tape. Stencil a cushion with metallic paint. Make over a pendant light with spray paint and decorate a bowl with gold leaf. For step-by-step video instructions follow this link to our Craft Corner.

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