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11
APR
2017
Spring themed cake by Lily Vanilli

Easter decorating with food and flowers

If you’re hosting a festive party over the Easter weekend, you might be wondering how best to create a sense of occasion. A perpetual quandary for the conscious consumer is finding ways to get into the spirit of things, without purchasing single use items that will end up... Read More →
18
DEC
2016
Gifts wrapped in magazine pages with twine and berries

Eco and alternative gift wrapping ideas

We hear a lot about the amount of waste that’s generated around Christmas, with one of the biggest problems being the vast amounts of wrapping paper that ends up straight in the trash. During the festive period, enough wrapping paper is thrown away to go around the equator... Read More →
23
OCT
2016
Plastic toys wearing witches hats

Creative and plastic free Halloween party ideas for kids

If you’ve just arrived here out of nowhere, first of all – WELCOME! and second of all, I should mention that this post actually follows on from a previous one on ‘grown up’ Halloween party inspiration, and you can read that here. So, what do yo... Read More →
19
OCT
2016
Woman wearing white fox mask made of feathers

Hauntingly crafty and elegant Halloween party ideas

The run up to the 31st October is that splendid time of year when our supermarket shelves suddenly fill up with a LOT of black and orange plastic. With Halloween paraphernalia, there is a multitude of choice – and it no longer stops at witches hats and freaky masks.... Read More →
20
SEP
2016
Upcycled chairs for kids bedrooms made from old jeans by Jeanbag

10 Brilliant Upcycled Chairs for Kids Bedrooms

One of the best things about kids is their shamelessly weird and whimsical tastes. A chair that looks like a bunny rabbit? Yes please! Perhaps this is why creative furniture upcycling is so perfect for kids bedrooms – they’re guaranteed to love the quirky stuff. From... Read More →
30
SEP
2013

Creating the Vintage Look book by Ellie Laycock

Out this month is a book by Ellie Laycock, Creating the Vintage Look: 35 ways to upcycle for a stylish home.  There are some great projects to experiment with at home, some of which are really very easy.  A few favourites include the silk scarf cushion, vintage tin clock and... Read More →
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06
AUG
2013

Inspiration for upcycling wooden pallets

The brilliant website 1001pallets.com is entirely dedicated to creative projects that reuse, repurpose and upcycle wooden pallets.  The site allows you submit your own personal projects which means there are dozens of inspirational ideas to browse though.  They say “an... Read More →
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03
JAN
2013

Wood pallet garden

If you have a new year’s resolutions to be more green-fingered, you might be interested in making a pallet garden – ideal for small outdoor spaces.  Find out how to make one on a lovely blog called Life on the Balcony. Images via Life on the Balcony Read More →
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07
APR
2012

Annie Sloan Chalk Paints

If you’re inspired to upcycle some old pieces of furniture this Easter weekend,  be sure to check out Annie Sloan‘s Chalk Paints.  This is a beautiful collection of 24 colours that have a matt, velvety finish.  They are specially designed for furniture but can also be... Read More →
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20
OCT
2011

The Shirt off his Back

Out this month is The Shirt off his Back – 30 projects for transforming everyday shirts into a range of home accessories by Juliet Bawden, a great read for crafty folk looking for a thrifty project.  You’ll find some brilliant ideas for turning old shirts into... Read More →
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