This is a very easy and practical way of using up old envelopes to create a notepad. Useful for writing shopping lists and phone messages. I would love to say this is my idea but I must be honest and admit to having seen similar elsewhere. I have one friend who creates wonderful works of… Continue reading Mini Makes – Envelope back notepad
Customized seed storage jars
As we are having such glorious weather I thought it would be fun to create some interesting storage jars for any seeds you have hanging around. I searched for small toy animals in a charity shop, where I found these wooden bunnies that I thought would be perfect for this project. I then discovered Rustoleum’s… Continue reading Customized seed storage jars
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
Another recycling easy to make idea, reuse old plastic bags to make Pom-poms
Photographs by Antonia Attwood Being very aware of all the plastic and rubbish that lands up on many of our beaches, and in our parks and roadsides, I thought I would come up with a project that could put some of that plastic to good use. The result is pom-poms created from plastic bags. I… Continue reading Another recycling easy to make idea, reuse old plastic bags to make Pom-poms
Quick and easy chair transformation. A fun project for an adult to do with a ‘well covered’ child.
The made over chair in Annie Sloan Antibes green The before shot looks quite nice, but believe me, the chair was not in a good state. Recently a friend was throwing out a very old wooden child’s chair. It had been left in a shed for the last fifteen years and the seat was lifting… Continue reading Quick and easy chair transformation. A fun project for an adult to do with a ‘well covered’ child.