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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 »

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Thrifty Thursday: using old shells

Am I being too thrifty by using these shells out of my seafood soup?! If you’ve been following my blog :), you’ll have heard all about my love for soondubujjigae and how I ate it 7 times last week. The 7th time, my soup came with this awesome looking clam shell and the DIY-er in… Read more »

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DIY: 3 ways Sharpie can refresh your craft collection

There are a number of craft hacks out there. E6000 is one and Sharpies are another. I’d previously held off buying Sharpie markers till I found some income but recently caved. And they’ve been amazing! Here are 4 easy yet stylish projects you can use these amazing pens. I held off from buying 1- now I… Read more »