Hand Painted Plates Ikea Hack £1 each

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hand painted Plates Ikea Hack

Hand Painted Plates Ikea Hack £1 each I’ve become a little bit obsessed with making these hand painted plates.  My only constraint is the cupboard space to store them.  I was confined to barracks last month, as the kids were on study leave.  They are pretty self sufficient, but I need to be on hand to give some gentle (and … Read More

DianaHand Painted Plates Ikea Hack £1 each

Easy Striped Birthday Banner

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Easy Striped Birthday Banner

Easy Striped Birthday Banner My oldest turned 15 earlier last month. A huge cliche, but where have those years gone? For each birthday, I like to make decorations (despite no encouragement from the boy) to mark the occasion. This year had a bit of a Manchester United theme. His main present is a trip to Old Trafford for the last game of the … Read More

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Easy DIY Art Work from a Photo – Instructions

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Easy DIY art work

Easy DIY Art Work from a Photo This easy DIY art work project is perfect for even the most artistically challenged.  Choose a photo, and using tracing paper, transfer to a canvas, before filling in the lines with blackboard paint.  So easy. Materials: Photograph Scanner & Printer Tracing paper Blank Canvas Paint & Brushes Method: First choose a cute picture – … Read More

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Photo Christmas Ornaments DIY

DianaChristmas, Crafts, Decoration, Seasons

Photo Christmas Ornaments DIY

Photo Christmas Ornaments DIY This photo christmas ornaments DIY is a great 5-10 minute craft for decorating a minimal tree, or where you haven’t got much storage space. Materials Digital Photos Mini bulldog clips Silver embroidery thread photo editing software (or powerpoint) Method Choose your favourite pictures and transfer them to your favourite photo editing software on one sheet.  Reduce … Read More

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DIY Reusable Advent Calendar

DianaChristmas, Crafts, Projects, Wall Art

DIY reusable advent calendar

DIY Reusable Advent Calendar As soon as halloween is dispensed with in Paint Sew Glue Chew Towers, Abbi turns her attention to Christmas.  And her favourite part of the Christmas preparation is the advent calendar.  Each year we make a couple of versions for different friends, but this DIY reusable advent calendar is our favourite.  The calendar is a decorated … Read More

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