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Dress it up

Flow-dress

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

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Old chair, new look. Voila!

Chair makeover

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 pretty bag

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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

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

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Decoupage fabric onto tiles

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

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Step by step: Patchwork blanket in a jiffy

Patchwork blanket

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

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

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Create your own Venetian-style mirror

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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Decoupage fabric onto tiles

Decoupage on tiles

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

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Stitched designs

Embroidery

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

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Stamp of approval

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Use old stamps to make this gift.

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Paper birds for beautiful walls

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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

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

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How to make pot-holders

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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

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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

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

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String art

Fiets

We show you how to make this bicycle with string and nails.

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Heart decoration

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

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Scottie blackboard

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Design a kitchen for yourself that will provide culinary inspiration.

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5 clever ideas with a jar

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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Make an Advent tree

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

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Jelly-mould pendant light

Pendant

Use old jelly moulds to make these lovely lights.

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Paper proteas

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Add the finishing touch to your table with these easy-to-make paper proteas.

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Lily pendant Creativity Competition 2011

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Andrea Hopkins from Cape Town is a jewellery designer and manufacturer. She made this beautiful lily pendant for a friend. Check her out on Facebook www.facebook.com/thelovelyones or go to her website www.thelovelyones.co.za You will need sheet wax for casting wire wax for casting candle sterling silver dental tool jeweller’s torch pliers solder rubber wheels and […]