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NOVELS LAMPSTAND

HOW TO MAKE IT: 1. This craft item depends on finding an old lamp stand made of a thin metal pipe which screws into a base plate. I scoured couple of car boot sales and recycling centres before getting hold of the right one. 2. Unscrew and remove the base plate from the metal pipe.… Read More NOVELS LAMPSTAND

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MESH DOMES

HOW TO MAKE IT: To cover a hanging basket with chicken wire sounds like hard work but it is not, with some patience you will be rewarded. 1. Lay the chicken wire flat on your working surface and place a hanging basket on its base in the centre of the wire. 2. Wearing garden gloves… Read More MESH DOMES

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WHITE GESSO BOWL

HOW TO MAKE IT: 1. Inflate balloons to three different sizes. Place the balloons in bowls to keep them steady. 2. Tear the newspaper into pieces of approximately 4cmx2cm, coat both sides of the paper strips with PVA glue using a brush or simply dipping the paper into the glue and cover the upper half… Read More WHITE GESSO BOWL

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WIRE BOWL WITH LACE

1. Cover a stainless steel bowl with two layers of cling film then place its base down in the centre of a chicken wire (mesh) square. Bend the chicken wire around the outside of the bowl. There is no need to fold it over the rim or neaten it at this stage as you are… Read More WIRE BOWL WITH LACE

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VINTAGE LANTERN

HOW TO MAKE IT: 1. Glue two hanging baskets (with a small circle in the centre of the base, these circles will form the opening of the lantern on the top and the bottom) together on top of each other with a glue gun to form a sphere. 2. Place the sphere in the middle… Read More VINTAGE LANTERN

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MILK MAN’S BASKET

HOW TO MAKE IT: 1. Weave a piece of webbing from left to right through the length of a window box’s framework to form a handle on either end. Fold the end of the webbing back and glue it together with some fabric glue. 2. Place the window box in the centre of the chicken… Read More MILK MAN’S BASKET

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LAUNDRY BASKETS

Method: 1. Cover the hanging basket in the same way as the mesh domes with chicken wire. 2. To make space for the handles, cut away the mesh from two squares facing each other, near the basket rim. 3. Use the bent nose pliers to pull back and tuck the wire around the openings. Neatly… Read More LAUNDRY BASKETS