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DIY Succulent Warmer Tutorial

The weather is changing with Easter approaching once again. It's the time of year when there is a silent victim, suffering sadly with neglect. Sure they are hardy and don't need much attention to survive, but succulents deserve love and warmth just as much as your ferns and creepers do, don't they? I challenge you to STAND up for succulents' rights and make a statement. Give your little green friend's the love they deserve this coming winter and make them their own woolly weather warmers. Junior Homely Creature 'Eve' has put together this adorable DIY succulent warmer tutorial just for you. The perfect project for your Easter break! Design One: Succulent Bag with Knitted panelling (L.H.S of image above) Medium...

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Tutorial and Free Printable Cross-stitch Heart Valentine's Card

Valentine's Day is nearly here and for those of you who celebrate it or just celebrate craft in general we have a very special tutorial and free printable download created by junior Homely Creature Amy!! I'm sure you will agree that Amy has done a fabulous job with this DIY cross-stitch heart card. It's the cutest thing ever!! Not sure I am willing to part with mine. Lovers and craft-lovers enjoy! To get started, Download your FREE printable Valentine's Day card here. You will need.. - A sheet of A4 card (and colour you like!) - A printer - Scissors - Some red cross-stitch thread (or a colour to contrast your card) - A needle - A pin for poking...

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Restoring a lounge chair - Part 3

I am proud as punch to say that I have finished 'restoring' an old lounge chair I found in a garage sale. I am so happy with the final result! If you want to be less impressed, you can read about how I did it in Part 1 and Part 2. Considering I had no idea what I was doing and attempted to re-invent the wheel while doing it, I think that the end result has made it all worthwhile. Sewing the covers for the pre-cut foam I found in Spotlight was rather tricky.. but I took my time and having a geometric pattern really helped me line everything up nicely. I decided to make the covers removable with Velcro...

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Restoring a lounge chair - Part 1

Okay, so I'm going to restore a chair that I picked up at a garage sale many months ago. I am totally new to furniture restoration, so please don't take these particular blog posts as instructional because I have no idea what I'm doing and there is a very good chance that I will totally fail at this. So far, I have stripped off all of the existing upholstery cause it was old and gross and am left with this frame. The wood needs some attention and I have picked up some cheap pre-cut foam cushions from Spotlight along with some black felt to cover the metal part and some lovely black and cream patterned fabric to cover the cushioning...

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DIY Terrarium Tutorial

A few years ago I developed an unhealthy obsession with terrariums. A grass and mushroom addiction of a different kind, I couldn’t get enough of creating these mini green worlds, complete with hand-crafted clay mushrooms or garden gnomes for decoration. I knew I had a problem when I had to wade through a sea of collected glass jars to get to get out of my bedroom, and friends were starting to notice the mud under my fingernails. My friends would mock me as I demanded they pull over so I could harvest the moss I had just spotted on the side of the road. (Yes, I would carry a plastic take-away container and paint scraper around with me everywhere. So...

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