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Turning washers into a statement necklace DIY

What do you like about crafting? For me, I love the challenge of turning something into something totally different. (Which is why I love my collaborative projects with other bloggers in which we pick a common theme, such as rainbow jewelry, and then independently create a DIY for it. It’s soooo fascinating to see how… Read more »

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How to turn ribbon into statement earrings

Ribbons are so versatile! You can upcycle them from shopping bags into designer pieces- here I show you how to recreate Lanvin earrings– a festival arm cuff, and even no sew clutches! After all those DIYs, I still had some leftover, so I thought, why not make earrings?!   What you need 2 printed ribbons… Read more »

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How to turn stickers into real (long wearing) 3D earrings

Let me tell you a secret. I took a long, hard look at myself and realised I’m a bit of a DIY snob. Even though I love a good upcycling tutorial such as these Tom Binns earrings I made from packaging foam, I usually avoid making jewelry from stickers, paper or plastic because (I think)… Read more »

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Fabric yarn tinsel trim cum necklace

When I was up in Edinburgh for the Makers & Friends pop-up, it was a (fun!) challenge to decorate a store located in a city which I was visiting (no access to most of my tools and materials). One thing I did have was fabric yarn, and since it was Christmas, I started using it… Read more »

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Chopsticks into earring stand upcycle

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve crafted with? I think mine would be old chopsticks- unused of course!!! So far, I’ve made a trivet and a toilet roll holder with chopsticks.  Due to my renewed commitment to blogging (6 times a week, Mon- Sat!), I now have an excess of jewelry to hang up, so I thought,… Read more »

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Eye wall art from leftover yarn DIY

Have you ever made pom poms? Or knitted? If you do, you’ll probably have a TON of leftover bits and bobs of yarn- too small to use again, but when you add it up, it makes quite a big pile. I’m working on a pom pom bag- which I CANT WAIT to share with all… Read more »

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Bohemian jewelry holder DIY

What’s the best thing that happened to you lately? Marlene from Idle Hands Awake kindly featured my gold eye paperclips DIY in her latest DIY round up which made my week! When you are a blogger, little things like that make you jump for joy 🙂 THANK YOU MARLENE!   So I popped over to… Read more »

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Thrifty Thursday: upcycled denim home interiors

Reading other DIY blogs is one of my favourite ways to spend a lazy afternoon. I can’t remember how I found Sheri of Confessions of a Refashionista but her blog made me laugh and I really liked her focus on eco-fashion so I decided to get in touch and suggest that we do an upcycling project- I… Read more »