Homemade Modge Podge

Modge Podge is really expensive. Like most things, you are paying for the brand name, marketing, packaging etc etc. If you are big into up cycling and crafting, chances are you are going to need to use it at some stage, so why not make your own. It is purely glue and water mixed together….

Shoe makeover

When a pair of shoes gets a bit shabby why not recover them with new fabric for a brand new pair? I have two such pairs lurking in my cupboard as we speak, and I really need to give this a try. Alternatively, Lauren Romano took her old pair, covered them in Modge Podge (see…

Coasters made from plastic bags

Plastic bags – the root of all evil! I found an article on how to up cycle them to make drink coasters. Seems like a good gift idea too – and presumably they can be recycled once the coasters have seen their day.   You can find an example of  up cycled coasters for sale…

Spoon Fish Wind Chimes

Who can resist the gentle tinkle of wind chimes? Look at this wind chime made from up cycling old antique silver spoons dating back as early as 1837! nevastar uses old silver utensils to make the most beautiful rust proof pieces. You can find more of her stunning creations on Etsy.          nevastar…

Autumn Leaf Lantern

In Scotland, autumn is most definitely upon us! Kiddles so enjoy the preparation and decorating that goes into holidays and special occasions. We try and decorate the house for each season. It makes the changes of the seasons exciting, and connects me to nature.   This is the easiest lantern ever – and perfect for…

Chemical free citrus cleaner

I try as far as possible to use only natural cleaning products in the house (chemicals are bad for the environment, get into the water system, are harmful to people and animals in the house – not to mention many brands test on animals which is unacceptable) Most of my cleaning I do with bicarb,…

Driftwood frame

Driftwood is such a beautiful material to use to make your own decor. This mirror looks so pretty, doesn’t it? And can’t be all that difficult to do. When I went to source this, I couldn’t find it on the artists site, but I ended up being sidetracked for ages looking at all Angelina’s beautiful…

Sweet sweaters

Who would have thought to take an old thrift shop sweater and turn it into a little girls dress? Ashley did exactly that to make a dress for one of her little wigglies. Such a great idea and one I would never have thought of. If you want to see the whole tutorial, as well…

Sleep on pallets?

I just LOVE this pallet bed! I have been collecting pallets for ages in an attempt to make one for myself (you must see the inside of my garage – pallets along with a thousand other things for every OTHER craft project I want to do!) – who knew there were so many different sizes…

Fabulous flower pots

So much can be done with old terracotta (or any old solid) flowerpots. I saw this yesterday and thought it was a great idea. It comes from a blog called Show Me Cute. But you could also glue a small pot to a larger base, spraypaint your colour of choice and use as a cake…

Recycling driftwood

I just love the way Kimberley used this beautiful piece of driftwood to make a candle holder. She also has such a light, airy looking home that just draws you in. If you want to see some more of her good ideas, you can look at her blog Restoration House.

Woollen Gifts

I saw this and thought it was such a good idea. It comes from Martha Stewart’s website, where she tells you how to transform your old, outgrown or stained knitted jumpers and jerseys into felt in the washing machine. She has a whole range of projects including the stitch patterns that you can use to…