• Craft

    Bring Autumn into your home with a DIY fall leaf bowl / basket

    The best thing about autumn (or fall) is the fabulous colours on the leaves. This autumn /fall leaf bowl brings those fabulous colours into the home with very little effort. If you love fall / autumn then you will love this leaf bowl in your home. Complete the bowl in less than 30 minutes and then just wait for it to dry. It really brings some seasonal joy into the home. It is quite delicate (that is part of its charm) but it would easily hold some pot-pourri. This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only…

  • Craft,  Xmas

    Christmas Music Bauble

    This beautiful Christmas music bauble is so easy and inexpensive to make. You could make a lot of them and theme your tree! I have used some old music for mine as I love the effect. The whole bauble only took about 15 minutes (plus drying time). Once I had the completed bauble I decided to add some colour with some tiny red roses that I already had.  You will need: Christmas bauble (new craft bauble or old bauble you no longer want) Decorative paper (thin) Decoupage glue Brush Any further decorations you like Step 1: Cut your chosen paper into small pieces. I chose to use strips approximately 1cm…

  • Craft,  Gardening

    Upcycle a broken garden table

    Last summer I treated myself to a small round glass garden table to put next to my swing seat. It was to hold my cold drinks in the glorious summer weather (if we got any). This Amazon table is very similar to it. It was lovely and then disaster struck. I got the hosepipe caught round it and pulled it over. The glass smashed and that was that! However I kept thinking that I could re-use the frame and make  a new table. I decided to upcycle it! This spring I got on with it. It was all Royal Wedding fever so I took a patriotic theme. I will share…

  • Craft

    docrafts decoupage greeting cards – how to make

    I like to have a go at making my own greeting cards and often ‘have a go’. I picked up some docrafts foiled decoupage sheets from The Works and decided to have a go with them. The sheets I selected contained some pretty scenes that would be suitable for any occasion and some new baby pictures. I am saving the new baby ones until I want them. If you want to have a go you will need: blank cards and envelopes – available from Amazon foiled decoupage sheet – available from Amazon glue (eg PVA glue) small foam squares that are sticky on both sides   Instructions: Select your sheet…

  • Craft

    Decoupage Tutorial and Project Ideas

    This tutorial will show you how to decoupage your life and make it a little bit prettier – no great skill required! I am sure that you have seen lots of items that have been decoupaged but are you aware how easy it is to do. I have decoupaged quite  a few items and there are pictures of some of them at the end of this post. It is a very relaxing craft.  So, I am going to show you a step by step tutorial to master decoupage (or at least have a go!). This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links at no…

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