Category Archives: Creative Projects

Blow Your Own Eggs to Make An Easter Egg Tree

Here’s a lovely Easter project in readiness for the forthcoming celebrations this weekend, inspired by a visit to our friends Sam and James last Saturday. Whilst visiting we spied the most dazzling display of hand blown eggs.  Our daughter, Fleur, was … Continue reading

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How To Make a Decorative Wreath From Wisteria Strands

Earlier this week I pruned the wisteria on the south-facing wall of my home by cutting back the whippy growths, made during the summer, to two or three buds from the main stem.  I’ll prune again in July. After pruning, this left me … Continue reading

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Upcycling Old Household Objects

Spring is in the air and it’s time for a spring clean!!  Over the winter I’ve been very tempted to give two items in my home a makeover and I’ve finally taken the plunge!!! This week I’ve taken an old … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Guess What I Did With A Mirror This Weekend!

This is a really fun and easy way to make your own spectacular mirror.   I’ve used pheasant feathers, but deconstructing an old feather boa would work just as well.  For a fantastic contemporary look, monochrome or brightly coloured drinking straws of … Continue reading

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Valentine Heart-Shaped Wreath

To make a Valentine’s Day heart-shaped wreath you will need:- 1 heart-shaped oasis 50 dried or fresh rose heads in a colour of your choice ribbon to suspend the heart from Method Tie a ribbon around the centre of the wreath and … Continue reading

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Heart-Shaped Christmas Wreath

For something a little different this Christmas why not make a heart-shaped wreath.  I’ve used dried rose heads but you could substitute these for sprouts, dried fruit, holly and mistletoe or anything else you had readily available.  Materials 1 metal coat hanger                      1 old … Continue reading

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Christmas Hurricane Lamps

Every year I dream of an elegant Christmas with a tasteful tree, scented candles and swathes of cashmere, but in reality, living with my family this simply isn’t an option!  This christmas perched high on the mantlepiece, gently scenting the room … Continue reading

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