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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DIY: how to make a spring flower crown

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It all started with a Friday afternoon twitter chat. You know the sort: when everyone’s an hour or so away from pouring their first G&T and avoiding the last few tasks they should be finishing for the week. The conversation turned to having pictures of ourselves on our blogs. If you’ve been reading for a… 

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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: 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: twiggy plant markers

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Here’s a lemon squeezy little craft project for you to try out over the weekend. Spring is just around the corner so I’ll be adding a few green-fingered ideas over the coming months in celebration (anticipation). Twig Plant Markers Twigs about 20cm long and a little thicker than a pencil Sharp craft knife and cutting… 

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Sweetly reminiscent, something mother used to bake

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I love how a particular recipe can remind you of a particular person. My Great Nanny Bessie’s Welsh Cakes, Granny’s Lemonade and my Nanny’s Coffee Kisses have worked their way into my own repertoire and I think of them every time I prepare them. I’ve often thought how lovely it would be to compile all… 

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S is for Snail Mail

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When I was growing up, I had several pen friends and I think it’s a shame that children today are pretty unlikely to exchange letters with a friend overseas or from an old school. A text message, email or BBM just doesn’t have the excitement of a hand-decorated envelope with foreign stamps dropping through the… 

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The Fabulous Scavenger

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It’s been a while since I shared a blog crush, but two lovely posts about Decorator’s Notebook this week at Tea For Joy and Furnish reminded me how nice it is to celebrate fellow bloggers. The Fabulous Scavenger has only been going for a few months but it’s already full of clever projects for upcycling… 

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