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Venetian-style mirror

Create Your Own Venetian-Style Mirror

Create your own Venetian-style mirror with hardboard and paint. It may keep you busy for a while, but it will cost you a lot less than the real thing

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Water In A Wine Barrel

A hollow container that can be waterproofed is perfect for a portable water garden that you can move around at will. We used an old wine barrel

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Porcelain-apron

Porcelain Apron

Transfer pictures of pretty vintage porcelain on to a plain apron

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Milk-bottle

Recycle Project: Milk Bottle Lampshade

Taryn McIntosh from Cape Town made this pendant lampshade by recycling plastic milk bottles

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String art

Step by Step: String Art

String art was a popular craft in the ’60s and ’70s, and now, it has a new lease of life

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Butterfly lampshade

Make a kaleidoscope of butterflies to flutter across a lampshade

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Spring cardigan

Crochet this beautiful cardigan for that in-between spring weather

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Flower

Step by step: Paper flowers

Cut a leaf from green cardboard and attach it to the flower stem to use as a place card for your table setting

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Scotty

Scottie blackboard

Design a kitchen for yourself that will provide culinary inspiration

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Dress-on-bed

Dress on bed

Using a digital photo and transfer technique, we gave our duvet cover a touch of Delft

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Flow-dress

Dress it up

Give a plain white dress a new look by transferring floral images onto it

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Chair makeover

Old chair, new look. Voila!

We used the same piece of fabric to make over this old dining-room chair’s seat and backrest

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Quilt-a-bag

Quilt a pretty bag

To achieve this patchwork effect, squares and rectangles of fabrics are joined with strips to create framed blocks

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Bird against a wall

Scrapbooking paper with a bright floral design was the inspiration for this project

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Decoupage fabric

Decoupage fabric onto tiles

We show you how easy it is to decorate tiles yourself, using pieces of fabric

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Patchwork blanket

Step by step: Patchwork blanket in a jiffy

We all grew up with crocheted blankets. Our version is a modern interpretation of a traditional fave

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Make your own paper

Make your own paper

Using this technique to make new paper from old is ideal for creating decorative paper – perfect for gorgeous bookmarks, cards, envelopes and gift tags.

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Embroider a bag

Embroider a bag

Store your bread in this pretty yet practical embroidered bag.

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Fabric-covered recipe book

This recipe book cover makes a very special gift for a mother or daughter.

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Decoupage on tiles

Decoupage fabric onto tiles

We show you how easy it is to decorate tiles yourself, using pieces of fabric.

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Embroidery

Stitched designs

Use these templates designed by Kelly Fletcher to do beautiful embroidery.

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Stamp of approval

Use old stamps to make this gift.

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Paper birds for beautiful walls

This decoration is quick and easy to do. Place it above your bed, or in your entrance hall.

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Paper rose lampshade

A plain Chinese paper lantern is transformed when covered with beautiful paper roses.

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How to make pot-holders

Give gorgeous fabric cutoffs a second chance by turning them into cute and quirky potholders.

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Colourful projects with paper: Flower mobile

This project will keep your baby enthralled, but it’s equally suited to adding flair to your home or patio.

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Paper shoe holder

If you never have enough storage space for your shoes, you will love this!

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Heart decoration

We have a clever way for you to reuse your milk bottles.

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Jar

5 clever ideas with a jar

We asked our Ideas magazine’s creative team to come up with inspired ways to decorate a jar. Here are some of their ideas.

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advent-boom

Make an Advent tree

Count down the days to Christmas with this lovely Advent calendar.