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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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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

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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.

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I thought while we are all stuck at home and need something to do I would repost some of my easy to make projects. Why not up cycle an old jumper to create a new cushion? Here I show how I re-loved a giddy goat sweater to create a cushion.

I loved this "Joseph" sweater, I bought it second hand  when my daughter was a baby. I had worn it to death and washed and washed it. In the end it was so felted I got a very talented lady to knit me a new one and I made a cushion out of the original.… Continue reading I thought while we are all stuck at home and need something to do I would repost some of my easy to make projects. Why not up cycle an old jumper to create a new cushion? Here I show how I re-loved a giddy goat sweater to create a cushion.

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Need somewhere to stack the Christmas presents? Make a coffee table from a wooden pallet.

This is such an inexpensive, quick and easy project to make. It would make a great Christmas present too. All you need is a wooden pallet, sandpaper, 4 castors, screw driver, paint brush, white primer/undercoat, top colour in emulsion or satinwood. Step 1 Sand off any rough bits from the pallet. Step 2 Paint onto… Continue reading Need somewhere to stack the Christmas presents? Make a coffee table from a wooden pallet.