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Five Gold Christmas Morning Makes

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Five Gold Christmas Morning Makes

Get that special day off to a great start with our good as gold projects. We have creative ways to gift – our Japanese knot bags are a modern take on...

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Upcycle Your Home In Time For Christmas

Upcycle Your Home In Time For Christmas

New builds can be especially difficult to decorate, with their plain walls and lack of period features providing little in the way of character. It’s therefore important to create interest in...

Turn An Old CD Rack Into Fabric Storage

Upcycling projects

Turn An Old CD Rack Into Fabric Storage

With a love of sewing comes a lot of fabric, so this upcycling project is perfect for any stitchy obsessive! Look out for an old CD tower (they’re so often in...

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Folksy Tin Mugs Project

Folksy Tin Mugs Project

The one staple item that us crafters need to get through hours of projects has got to be a trusty tea or coffee. So there’s no better way to drink your...

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Make Metallic Letter Art

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Make Metallic Letter Art

It’s so easy to make this striking, metallic letter art. Why not give it a go today and spell out your favourite word, name or phrase? You can switch up the...

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DIY Garden Chair Project

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DIY Garden Chair Project

Do you have a garden chair that’s past its best? Give it a revamp with a lick of paint! We’ve got this gorgeous project from Protek to share with you, where a variety...

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Make Chalkboard Plates

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Make Chalkboard Plates

Turn plates with pretty borders into a handy chalkboard notice set for your kitchen. It couldn’t be simpler and they’d make a really wonderful wall display in the hub of your home.

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Free Colour Your Own Monet Pages

Free Colour Your Own Monet Pages

Colour Your Own Monet & The Impressionists is part of Pavilion’s series on classic works of art transformed into colourable pages. Mimic some of the most talented artists of times gone by, or...

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Paint An Old Cabinet

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Paint An Old Cabinet

A room sometimes forgotten about, but certainly not unloved, is the kitchen. We spend hours in there, cooking, preparing and hosting. But often, we can miss it out when it...

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Tole Paint A Set Of Bowls

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Tole Paint A Set Of Bowls

These days we see new artsy projects popping up here, there and everywhere; we love learning about new crazes but can’t ditch the long-lasting crafts, and that’s where decorative painting comes in. The...

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Paint A Roller Blind

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Paint A Roller Blind

X marks the spot with this simple and modern blind upcycle. Its two contrast colours make for a timeless and striking motif; it will sit so easily with other designs...

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Stitch & Paint Your Own Tea Towels

Stitching projects

Stitch & Paint Your Own Tea Towels

These hand-painted tea towels will add a unique touch to the heart of any home. It’s a simple make that you could easily whip up in a couple of hours. A...

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Prettify Pots With Paint

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Prettify Pots With Paint

Get those pots out of the shed and into the craft room with Corinne Bradd’s colourful ombre revamp. Once painted up, old tired-looking terracotta pots are given a new lease of...

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Decorate A Knife Block

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Decorate A Knife Block

Most kitchens are home to a standard wooden knife block – they’re non-offensive to the eye, but also non-exciting. Why not transform your dowdy storage caddy by giving it a geometric...

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Make A Modern Metallic Light

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Make A Modern Metallic Light

Looking to give your room a seasonal refresh without going all out? Well, one of the most effective ways to pep up a space is to revamp key items such...

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Makeover A Wardrobe

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Makeover A Wardrobe

Turn tatty secondhand finds into gorgeous, room-transforming designs. This wardrobe has been given a complete overhaul - before, it was a broken, dark brown wardrobe that really needed some love....

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Paint Gold Dipped Vases

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Paint Gold Dipped Vases

Set the mood with these gorgeous dipped vases, featuring a perfect metallic sheen. How sweet do they look with single blooms inside?

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Build A Charming House-Shaped Shelf

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Build A Charming House-Shaped Shelf

We’re always looking for pretty storage solutions so imagine our delight when Homemaker regular Amanda Walker presented this adorable house-shaped display box to us. This whimsical little make is totally on-trend...

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Paint Up Plain Bottles

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Paint Up Plain Bottles

There are moments when we fancy really challenging ourselves and taking on a big project, or tackling a tricky technique we’ve never tried before. But there are other times when we...

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Upcycle Storage Jars

Upcycling projects

Upcycle Storage Jars

Turn ordinary lidded jars into glorious crafty storage! We’ve painted the lids and applied decorative knobs, which you can pick up from charity shops and vintage stalls. Don’t they look wonderful?

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Make Designer Candlesticks

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Make Designer Candlesticks

Join old crockery and glassware together with epoxy adhesive to make larger-than-life candlesticks for your home. We’ve coloured ours with white, metallic gold and copper paints from Plastikote. Aren’t they stunning? They have...

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Paint Your Own Annie Sloan Christmas Tree

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Paint Your Own Annie Sloan Christmas Tree

If you loved our Homemaker Icon feature on Annie Sloan in issue 37, you’ll be inspired by this easy festive project. Paint yourself a faux Christmas tree for an oh-so-stylish take on...

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