Join us for #primaveracrowns on 20th March!

Flower crown inspiration on Pinterest from Decorator's Notebook

Here’s a bit of fun Michelle and I dreamed up… join us to celebrate the start of spring on 20th March by making a flower crown and posting a photo of yourself wearing it on your blog, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram using the hashtag #primaveracrowns. Please share the photo above to help us spread the… 

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Homemade Christmas wreath with a contemporary twist


{© Decorator’s Notebook} I absolutely LOVE Christmas – not so much for the day itself but for those leading up to it. The little rituals mean so much to me: choosing the tree, making the cake, planning how I’ll decorate the table and waiting excitedly for everyone to arrive. And now this year I have… 

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Cute and quick homemade thank you cards


I’ve had it drummed into me since I was little that it’s essential to send thank you cards to relatives who’ve given you presents. In recent years I’ve always tried to make them myself, partly because I think handmade cards are that little bit more special and partly to make up for the fact I… 

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Print any photo as a polaroid: free template!

DIY Polaroid

When my brother Joe came up with this simple method to print any photo as a Polaroid for the backdrop of our Showcase stand, I knew you’d love to get your hands on the free template. So, I’ve invited him to do his first guest post here and share the DIY – over to you… 

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15-minute make: magnetic storage tins


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: porcelain pen plates


Here’s a simple DIY using just two ingredients… a porcelain pen and a plain white plate. You could try out any design you want, but I really love the simplicity of this graphic pattern. It looks great and there’s no particular drawing skill needed to recreate it – just the kind of crafting I like!… 

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How to hang a display of vintage mirrors

How to hang frameless mirror display wall

At last, the forest green walls in my bathroom have been transformed into a nice cool grey. Time to finally hang the 1930s mirror collection I’ve had in the cupboard under the stairs for the last five years! Creating a frameless mirror display is harder than it looks so I thought I’d put together a… 

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