Fox brooch

Shrink plastic fox brooch

I only discovered shrink plastic fairly recently but you can do a lot with it. Plus, it’s very satisfying to watch it shrink (unless it goes wrong, that is). Here’s a quick run through making brooches with it.

You’ll need:

– Sheet of shrink plastic (Mine are clear translucent, but you can get them completely clear or solid colours)
– Marker pen
– Colouring pencils
– Brooch pin (or safety pin)
– Glue Continue reading

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DIY Paper Cup String Lights

DIY Paper Cup String Lights

This is just an easy way of dressing up a plain string of fairy lights. It takes less than 5 minutes. You’ll need: Continue reading

DIY Radiator Cat Bed Cover

DIY cat bed cover
(yes, believe it or not, that’s a cat on the picture, not a squirrel)

I’m sure I’m not the only one who got one of those radiator cat beds and the cat has destroyed the fabric. My cat is particularly keen on “kneading” the bed before he sleeps on it, so one of the corners is so worn off the fabric has come apart. I needed a new cover, but didn’t want to buy a new bed just for that as the metal frame is still perfect, so I thought of making one with an old blanket. Continue reading

Tiny Clothes Hangers

Tiny clothes hangers

This is a pretty useless craft project, but by now you’ve probably realised I quite like useless things if they look nice. They could be used as dolls clothes hangers, or just for decoration. It only takes a couple of minutes to make them, which is quite good if you’re as impatient as I am. Continue reading

Things To Do With Your Rubbish (2) – Bathroom

More ideas to reuse/upcycle stuff.

Glass bottles to keep your shower gel, shampoo, mouthwash, etc. They look much nicer than the plastic bottles they come in and it’s free.

Upcycled glass bottles Continue reading