Make a pretty floral wreath from wallpaper scraps

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I loved creating my flower crown from garden blooms and blossoms last week but was a little sad to find it didn’t last more than a few hours. Today I came across this beautifully simple craft project by The House That Lars Built and thought my fellow floral craft fans might be keen to try… 

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15-minute make: autumn wreath DIY

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Autumn is the most beautiful and intriguing time to live in the countryside. It’s when I get my strongest cavegirl tendencies and I love gathering nuts, berries and mushrooms to cook and preserve. Inspired by the return of Nature in the Home this week I decided to get crafty with my autumn gatherings (instead of… 

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15-minute make: rhubarb mojito

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I love rhubarb. I love mojitos. No further explanation needed. Rhubarb Mojito for each glass 65 ml  white rum 4 tablespoons rhubarb syrup (recipe below) 5 mint leaves 1 tablespoon lime juice ½ teaspoon lime zest pinch nutmeg lots of crushed ice thinly sliced rhubarb and mint sprigs to garnish   1) Pop the nutmeg,… 

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15-minute make: vintage cigarette card garland

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Caroline from Patchwork Harmony came up with this sweet and simple craft idea for the latest Crafty Fox Box and has been kind enough to let me share it for today’s 15-minute make. Cigarette card garland Vintage cigarette cards (try car boot sales and eBay) Sewing machine Thread 1) Sort your cards into the order… 

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15-minute make: graphic painted tablecloth

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If you can paint a straight line, you can paint this tablecloth. Now that’s my kind of DIY! {Photograph and project adapted from Tina Fussell for A Subtle Revelry} Graphic painted tablecloth Cotton tablecloth or flat sheet, washed without fabric softener and dried Black fabric paint (eg: Dylon) Paintbrush Iron 1) Iron the tablecloth, lay… 

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15-minute make: garlic, rosemary and chilli almonds

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With the bank holiday weekend approaching and drinks with friends (or if we’re lucky, a picnic) on the horizon, these spicy nibbles are perfect for today’s quick recipe. And yes, clock-watching readers – you’ll be well shy of 15 minutes on this one. Let’s just say I’ve given you five minutes to collect the rosemary… 

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15-minute make: magnetic storage tins

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I’ve posted before about my tendency to buy foods just because I like the packaging. My kitchen cupboards are full of decanted jam, biscuits and spices – some labelled, others not. Sometimes fun / disastrous at mealtimes! This (slightly belated) 15-minute make will require you to shop around for pretty tins and find another home… 

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15-minute make: nail polish marbled Easter eggs

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How fun do these look?! There are loads of Easter egg decorating ideas about but I picked this one from Camille Styles to share because it doesn’t involve anything you won’t already have around the house. Can’t wait to try it this weekend! Marbled Easter Eggs Blown eggs (instructions here) Nail polish (2-3 in a… 

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