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Yarnie Hat Stand

Recycled Items: 2 x dry branches large enough to be a hat/ coat stand (or even an old coat stand in need of an upgrade) 2 x wooden blocks Yarn/ wool in different colours and textures You will also need: Mitre saw (or a hand saw) Hammer Nails Knitting needles (I used 10mm needles) Needle… Read More Yarnie Hat Stand

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Stack it

You will need:  second-hand glass pieces  resin (make sure the brand you use does not turn yellow after drying)  ice-cream stick  used plastic cups to mix the resin  dishwashing liquid  dry and damp cloths  sandpaper 100-150 grit  pieces of Prestik To make: 1. Collect a fair number of glass pieces from second-hand shops or flea… Read More Stack it

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Gesso Bowls

This bowl is simply astonishing. Everybody picks it up, expecting it to be made of clay, and surprised to find that it is superlight, delicate and made of paper. I would be happy to display it at any recycled art exhibition. Be grand and explore. Recycled items: round balloons white paper (torn into strips ±… Read More Gesso Bowls

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Decoupaged Ostrich Eggs

I had the privilege in life not only to have a creative mother, but also a creative mother-in-law. I have learned so much from both of them and the best part is that their craft interests lie in different directions. The decoupage of ostrich eggs was one of the skills my mother-in-law passed onto me.… Read More Decoupaged Ostrich Eggs

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Golden Braid Nest

This project was inspired by a metal bird’s nest made by a local sculptor who specialises in steel. I decided to make something similar and experimented with string, wood, wire and lace. The lace version was the most glorious. From steel to lace – it is possible! Recycled materials: inflatable plastic ball (e.g. a beach… Read More Golden Braid Nest

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Gold Leaf Box

Recycled items: square wooden box leftover wrapping paper You will also need: paint stripper paintbrush plastic scraper white spirits and a cloth sandpaper (grade 200) damp cloth protective gloves protective goggles sponge brush sealant/modge podge ruler and pencil scissors double-sided tape rubber roller craft knife Kraftex Pratliglo Remove any paint from the box with paint… Read More Gold Leaf Box

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Umbrella Stand

When you live in an area with many rainy days, an umbrella stand by the door is almost a necessity. Not only does it provide neat storage, but it also serves to remind you to take your brolly when nipping out. Recycled items: old wooden or metal umbrella stand   pictures from wrapping paper, magazines or… Read More Umbrella Stand

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Leather Butler Trays

LEATHER BUTLER TRAYS I did a decorating project for an office some time ago, and kept the scraps and offcuts of the beautiful, leather wallpaper used. Always keep such treasures; you never know when they will come in handy. They were perfect for redecorating my butler’s trays, which, after being painted in colours inspired by… Read More Leather Butler Trays

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Pot of Gold

Pot of Gold When I was a child my mother had ‘pretty stuff’ and ‘ordinary stuff’; I think everybody can relate to that. The pretty things were for guests and the rest we had to use. Because times have changed and today, we generally have one living room, one set of china, one set of… Read More Pot of Gold

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Rabbit face egg holder

The following items will be needed: 24 wooden/glass beads Needle and very thin ribbon Scissors Method: Take the thin ribbon and measure and cut a piece of 45cm long. Thread the needle with the ribbon and knot it at the end. String 10 wooden beads onto the ribbon, pushing them down to the knotted end.… Read More Rabbit face egg holder