How to dip dye curtains

dip dye curtains how to guide DIY

A couple of weekends ago we decided to make the most of this spell of sunny weather and have a day of crafting and DIY in our new little garden. Since we moved in, I’d set myself the task of bringing a splash of colour into our room by dip dying the plain white cotton… 

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DIY: hanging bedside table

HangingTable DIY

There’s something incredibly pleasing about natural wood against a fresh white wall. This idea for turning a slice of tree into a hanging bedside table by Caitlin from Merrythought is so simply brilliant I had to share it. She used a piece of black walnut wood that was hanging around in her uncle’s barn, but… 

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DIY: concrete planters

DIY concrete planter Growing Spaces blog

I have a little nugget of good news today – I’m soon moving house again and this time I’m going to have a garden! Maybe it’s the spring sunshine, but I’m getting super excited about this prospect. Until now, a few disasterous months of allotmenteering and three window boxes are the closest I’ve ever come… 

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Homemade Christmas wreath with a contemporary twist

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{© 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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DIY: air drying clay Christmas tree decorations

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I just love DAS clay… a couple of years ago I used it to make these simple air drying clay Christmas tree decorations and this week we had a go at some more using different rubber stamps to create an embossed effect. {Decorator’s Notebook} For those who haven’t used it before, DAS air-drying clay can… 

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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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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

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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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