Bag Making

How to upcycle a sideboard

December 29, 2019
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I am super excited to share with you how to upcycle a sideboard, this is my upcycled sideboard before and after. There’s nothing quite like using what you have and giving your room a whole new look with some upcycling.  The sideboard sits in the corner of the living room, a bit of a dead space where “stuff” tends to accumulate on the top for…

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Vintage Doilies Christmas Decorations

December 17, 2019
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Do you have inherited vintage doilies that you would love to preserve and find a use for?  Today I am sharing a super quick tutorial with you for vintage doilies Christmas decorations. Vintage doilies are beautiful, for me, they evoke hours of crafting. It’s a real shame when they frequently sit in a drawer rather than finding a way to incorporate them into everyday life. …

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Pallet Wood Christmas Tree

December 16, 2019
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This DIY triangular Christmas tree is made from an old pallet and a string of Christmas lights, simple yet effective Christmas decor suitable for your sideboard, mantlepiece or even your porch. We have made one – but if you are going to decorate your porch three in varying sizes could look lovely. Do you look at Christmas decorations in shops and wonder how to make…

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DIY Angel Ornaments for Christmas

December 11, 2019
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Have you crafted with modroc before? It is fabulous for creating sculptural forms when combined with cardboard. These DIY Angle ornaments are made from a former cereal box, a polystyrene ball, mod rock, acrylic paint and silver leaf. My children enjoyed making these DIY Angel decorations with me – there is something very relaxing about working with mod rock, it is amazing just how solid…

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DIY Christmas Decorations with Tree Branches

December 7, 2019
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This year we have gone to town to come up with a variety of DIY Christmas decorations with tree branches. There is something so satisfying about making decorations using the materials to hand, in particular, tree branches saved from autumn prunings. The cost is minimal, you are saving resources by not buying new, the materials are plentiful…. there’s no need for me to go on!…

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Pebble Christmas Tree Decoration

November 29, 2019
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Today I am sharing with you a Christmas decoration made of beach finds, pebbles and driftwood. this pebble Christmas decoration is perfect as a Christmas table decoration, mantlepiece decoration or on the sideboard. Sunday was a bit of a grey drizzly day, with children happy to be absorbed by screens. As winter draws in I find myself craving daylight and fresh air. It’s time to…

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