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Thrifty Wine Crate Side Table

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Thrifty Wine Crate Side Table

It’s hard to believe you can make a stylish side table from four wooden wine crates – but hey, that’s craft for you! This multifunctional upcycling idea, courtesy of Russell and Bawden, is a...

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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...

Five Ways With Rulers

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Five Ways With Rulers

Now that education is all iPads and interactive white boards, the supplies that filled our book bags way back when are officially old school and, therefore, en vogue. So haul...

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Door Knob Coat Rack DIY

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Door Knob Coat Rack DIY

Glass or ceramic, coloured or clear, round or square, we love vintage drawer and door knobs of all shapes and sizes. We’ve been substituting our boring drawer pulls for pretty handles...

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Turn An Old CD Rack Into Fabric Storage

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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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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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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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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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Cover Cork Boards With Fabric

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Cover Cork Boards With Fabric

Use a set of fat quarters and a cheap pack of standard issue cork discs to create an attractive gift for the person who likes to display her reminders and...

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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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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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Transform Stoneware Teacups Into Candles

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Transform Stoneware Teacups Into Candles

Next time your friends come round for a spot of tea and cake, delight them with these gorgeous homemade candles. Dotted about the home, they make the perfect display for...

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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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Make Vintage Look Tins

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Make Vintage Look Tins

Aren’t these vintage-looking tins wonderful? Made simply, they have the ability to add a retro touch to your kitchen - and they come up in pretty handy too! Store kitchen essentials...

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Upcycle Storage Jars

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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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Max Hearts Upcycling

Max Hearts Upcycling

Mug with 3D design

“One of the loves of my life right now is Sugru. I initially thought it was just squidgy silicon material for fixing things but once I had a play...

Take Your Upcycling To New Heights

Take Your Upcycling To New Heights

ACS: What made you decide to repurpose plane parts?

Jon: I saw work by some US companies (like MotoArt) that do this on a large scale, such as turning engine cowlings...

Turn Two Tyres Into A Patchwork Seat

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Turn Two Tyres Into A Patchwork Seat

Transform an old tyre or two into a comfy, vibrant seat for your home or garden. With a lick of paint and a patchwork of pretty Art Gallery Fabrics, you...

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Create a Boho Driftwood Wall Sconce

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Create a Boho Driftwood Wall Sconce

This month, we couldn’t stop flicking through the gorgeous book that is The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney. Here she describes how to make this fabulously hip wall sconce that will...

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