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Knit a jersey for a light

Knit a jersey for a light

Here is a simple idea for making over an old lampshade.

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Make a dress-style apron

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The scalloped hem and frilly trim add a feminine touch to this pretty dress-style apron.

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Cat doorstop

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This charming cat will keep your door open on windy days.

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Dream wedding: Gift boxes

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This is a charming way for you to say thank you to your guests.

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Multipurpose crates

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These crates double as storage space for toys, and seating around a small table.

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Magnetic bookmarks

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A simple bookmark you can make at home.

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Light bulb wreath

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This project is a good way to recycle old light bulbs.

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White wooden tree

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Leave the plastic Christmas tree in the cupboard this year and make one of these lovely wooden trees for your home.

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Angel decorations

Angel decorations

Put one angel at each guest’s place – they can take them home to use as Christmas decorations.

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Baubles with buttons

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Ever wondered what you could do with all your extra buttons? Now you can turn them into colourful Christmas baubles.

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Decorate plain ribbon

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Use a combination of decorative stamps and Letraset letters to make your own special ribbon.

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Vintage-style clothes hanger

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Transform a simple wooden clothes hanger into an elegant vintage-style one using a pretty embroidered cover.

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Book binding ideas

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Whether you’re binding a book yourself, or just covering one, it’s always wonderful to have something beautiful to write in.

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Ribbon bookmark

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Make a pretty bookmark with a piece of ribbon and an earring or other embellishment.

Recipes

Brandy snaps

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These brandy snaps are delicious served piped with whipped cream.

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Make your own loose collars: Peter Pan collar

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This collar will give any dress a whole new look.

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Seafood pizza with tomato and mozzarella

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Settle for a red wine with personality to enjoy with this dish.

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Transform an old cupboard: Cleaning cupboard

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There’s enough space inside this cupboard for all your cleaning requirements.

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Transform an old cupboard: Bathroom cupboard

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With this cupboard you can store everything from extra towels to bath products and perfumes in one place.

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Gift idea: Embroidered gift tag

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This tag can also hang on the recipient’s wall so it has more than one purpose.

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Chocolate bauble Advent calendar

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These chocolate baubles will bring joy to children and adults alike.

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Advent calendar envelopes

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Place a small treat in each bright fabric envelope of this Advent calendar.

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Key and notebook clock

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A one-stop place where you can plan your day.

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Popcorn-filled shoes

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Perfect for your shoe-loving friend.

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Chalkboard placemats and menu board

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Write your guests’ names or a beautiful quote on your placemats to make everyone feel special.

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Pastel marshmallow shapes

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Try these delicate home-made marshmallows with delicious mint, strawberry and caramel flavours.

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Dream wedding: Paper chandeliers

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Make large and small chandeliers, as you prefer, and hang them above the tables.

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Paper wreath

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You need very little to put together this striking paper wreath.

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Gift idea: Building blocks

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Make personalised building blocks for the little guy in your family.

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Fabric lanterns

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Sew fabric lanterns and group them together to create a colourful display.