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Glitter wine glasses make perfect gifts for birthdays, weddings, and other fancy occasions. They’re usually personalized with a decal or motif and have different patterns which are achieved with tape. Buying glitter wine glasses from individual sellers can be pricey, especially if you need a lot of them. To combat

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In our modern, waste-conscious society, some of us can have trouble parting with old items, even if they’ve seen better days. Perhaps you already have some lying around that are a bit worse for wear.  Maybe you’ve managed to find some photo frame gems in thrift shops and want to

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Canvas tote bags are perfect for carrying your groceries or gym gear in, or for taking to college. Not only do these tote bags look great, but they’re also far better for the environment. Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year, which can be detrimental for wildlife and require

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Paper quilling is a wonderfully versatile hobby. The sheer number of creative creations you can make with a few strips of paper, some glue, and a few handy quilling tools is astounding.  Quilling can be used to make beautiful Christmas cards, greetings cards, pictures, 3D models, flowers, abstract art, and

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Spending time outdoors is highly beneficial, both physically and mentally. It’s a great way to spend free time, and it’s especially great for spending time with children, as they can then enjoy and learn from the nature around them. However, with the number of gadgets and games that can be

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To glaze pottery, you’ll often require a kiln. However, this isn’t a viable option for everyone. Kilns are typically vast pieces of equipment so you’d need a large space in your home dedicated to it, but not everyone has this option. Good quality kilns can be very expensive too, making

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Pine cones are a tree’s bounty. A little gift to us from nature. We absolutely love pine cones, they look so beautiful on the trees, on the ground, and even in our homes. There is nothing quite like foraging for pine cones out in nature is there? Especially when you

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As you become more eco-conscious, you become more and more aware of just how many products are bad for the environment. Not only are lots of materials unsustainable, but they can also cause pollution. Due to the high presence of plastics in more products than you can imagine, many cause

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There is nothing quite like chilling out in a swimming pool on a warm day, especially if you are relaxing in your back garden. Not only are swimming pools relaxing, but they are a great way to keep the children entertained while you sit back and have a few hours

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Stuffed Animals If you have kids, you will know how quickly they get bored of their toys. Every day spent trying to get them to appreciate all the old things they liked yesterday instead of looking to the next thing.  By making toys out of old jeans you are not

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Interior designing is one of the most exciting and thrilling parts of having your own home. You can personally tailor everything inside to your tastes and needs.  If you are anything like us, then coffee is a crucial part of your life. Having the perfect coffee table will be an

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Renovating your home can be a stressful and difficult time, and you may find yourself relaxing upon an evening with a small glass of wine to properly unwind. But why not save your wine corks to make something unique and personal for your home? Wine corks come with their own

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Two of the most perfect accessories for transforming you into an ethereal nature fairy are daisy chains and flower crowns. What about if we combined the two?! How perfect would that be? A daisy chain flower crown is perfect for anyone who absolutely adores nature, to the point that they

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Before you start cleaning anything old you find, you should check it does not have any historical value. Objects that are incredibly old are very prone to damage, and this could be sustained through the cleaning process. There is a website called the SHA which is a catalogue of old glass

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Wooden cable spools are, as the name suggests, what long lengths of cable are wrapped around for transportation. These do not have any real purpose for the industry and as a result, are often very cheap or even free to get.  If you know what the inside of a spool

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This is a fun and stylish way to repurpose your old fabric scraps and rags. They are woven through a layer of hessian backing to create a rug or other textile decoration for your home.  This is a great way to clear out your fabric box without wasting all of

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If you’re as caught up in the plant trend of 2020 as we are, you’re sure to need design ideas. Here are some great ways to upcycle things around your home that would otherwise be garbage. They are all super cute and will make a great addition to your home. 

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Some materials are easy to recycle and it’s obvious how they can be reused. But things get a little confusing when it comes to fabrics and textiles. Many clothing items are made from a mix of materials. They can be difficult to separate so can’t be turned into something else. 

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A postage stamp quilt is a perfect way to utilize your old fabric scraps. You can turn them into something not only beautiful but functional too. The first postage stamp quilt was made in 1935 by a woman from North Carolina named Mamie Dameron. During the Great Depression, people did not

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If you love the idea of crafting and being creative with fabrics but don’t have the dexterity or the skills for sewing, there is still so much you can do. Crafting and sewing do take a lot of skill and you may spend time scrolling through Pinterest projects thinking “How

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Unless you have been hiding under a rock, then you would know all about the current trend of upcycling old pallets into funky and unique furniture pieces for your outdoor patio. At first, you may think that this would not be a good look! However trust us, by following some

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You may never have heard of fabric stiffeners before, but if you are an avid crafter this will change your life. You can buy commercial fabric stiffeners from most craft stores, but they are so cheap and simple to make at home. Plus, if you want to stiffen something for your

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Everyone has a pile of old magazines gathering dust that we just can’t seem to part with. To avoid throwing them in the garbage where they will eventually end up on a landfill pile, we suggest repurposing them. It is super simple to make a handcrafted envelope and you will

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One pair of jeans takes around 1,800 gallons of water to produce. Where you can, you should try to upcycle and repurpose your jeans rather than throwing them in the trash. They can take 1-5 years to decompose, so upcycling them is a perfect way to avoid damaging the environment!

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Denim cut-offs, or jean shorts, or jorts (if you like) are a classic warm-weather wardrobe staple. They are comfortable and go with anything. They are also super easy to make yourself. Don’t throw away that damaged pair of jeans thinking you can’t wear them anymore. You can easily turn those jeans

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Transforming old t-shirts into yarn is a great way to recycle them all by yourself. When you send items away to be recycled, especially textiles, you can’t always guarantee that they will actually be reused. Some t-shirts, if they are a complex weave, have a plastic or painted logo, or

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We have all seen these macrame chandeliers taking over Instagram and Pinterest. With the increased popularity of upcycled furnishings, there has never been a better time to try your hand at macrame.  Macrame chandeliers can set up back upwards of $70 to buy online. They are so much cheaper to

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What will I need?StringScissors2 ringsNeedle ThreadHow do I make it?To make the handleFirst, work out the length of strap (or handle) you wish the bag to have. The strap will be made in two halves. You will need to cut 4 strings that are 8 times the length of the total

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With everything going on in the world at the moment, facemasks have become more important than ever. We rarely leave the house without one and they have become just as essential to carry around as our keys, driving license, and wallet!Single-use facemasks can quickly become expensive and are not fantastic

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Face masks are the new must-have accessory (quite literally!) for people around the world. Kids and toddlers are included in this one, so they need to be bringing their masks with them everywhere they go too. However, kids face masks aren’t as commonly found as adult masks, so how are

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We have all seen the woven wall hangings that are in vogue on social media at the moment. Most designs require the use of a loom, which is not a common household device for most of us.  We have listed the methods for making a wall hanging both with and

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Bucket hats began their life as a simple and practical head covering for fishermen to wear out at sea. Irish farmers and fishermen wore them commonly in the early 1900s to protect them from the weather. It is a simple hat, with a wide and down-slanting brim, affording effective protection for

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Everyone loves Jenga, and it’s suitable for any number of players at any age. If you’re getting bored of regular-sized Jenga or simply want a more interactive gaming experience, giant Jenga is the way forward. Played the same way as the traditional game, the only real difference is that the blocks

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With everybody becoming a bit more conscious about the effect that we have on the environment, upcycling and DIY is becoming a lot more popular. It is so much more environmentally friendly to construct something new out of bits and pieces you already have than it is to buy a

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Repurposing or upcycling furniture is the latest craze to take the home decor world by storm, and what is not to love? You can reuse, recycle and redesign any old furniture that you find to fit your tastes.  Upcycling or repurposing furniture can save you a lot of money in

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