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Another use for old plastic bags, weave a wall hanging

I purchased a simple frame loom from a thrift shop but the similar can be found at Hobby Craft or Tiger or you can make your own using a picture frame and some nails.  I displayed  the hanging from a broken branch I found in the garden. Materials Plastic bags in a variety of colours… Continue reading Another use for old plastic bags, weave a wall hanging

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Fringe Lampshade

 Fringed Lamp Shade Hessian, Fringing and all things textural are still going strong as an interior trend. So I thought I’d buy some fringing and upcycle an old lampshade. I am very pleased with the result. You will need Lamp Shade Glue gun and glue sticks Scissors Roll of Hessian Fringing 1.Wrap the fringed hessian… Continue reading Fringe Lampshade


Make your own bathroom shelves using Rust-Oluem paints!

You will need - Rust-Oleum Colour Wash Wooden crates Paint brush Pliers Electric screwdriver Screws Ensure the surfaces to be painted are clean, dry and free from grease and contaminants. Using pliers, remove staples from the outer edges of the boxes. Give each wine crate a light coat of Rust-Oleum Colour Wash (we used Cloud Blue and… Continue reading Make your own bathroom shelves using Rust-Oluem paints!

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Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Embroidery hoops are perfect for creating your own speedy eye catching wall art. They’re a great stash busting opportunity to use up a collection of much loved fabrics. You Will Need Old Embroidery hoops Fabric scraps for background and with motifs Plain fabric for motif Bondaweb Scissors   Instructions Step 1 Cut background fabric out… Continue reading Embroidery Hoop Wall Art


Mid Century Cushions

Make stylish cushions from original 1960's fabric You can still purchase pieces of sixties fabric on eBay and very occasionally find them in vintage shops and markets. These cushions were made from one piece of fabric that had four asymmetric circles on it. I decided to cut the fabric into four to make four cushion… Continue reading Mid Century Cushions