If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that one of the biggest myths I try to dispel is that you need shed loads of cash to have a beautiful home. Even if you have a limited budget (and isn’t that most of us?), with a little creativity and letting go of the fear of a bit of DIY, you can create a gorgeous home.

How to Make Cheap Faux Plants Look More Expensive

So when Swiftcover contacted me about joining with them in their campaign called #SwiftHomeHacks to help those who are just starting out on the property ladder get stuck into some great DIYs that really make a house a home, I really just couldn’t resist.

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Here’s what Jyoti Bird, Marketing & Insight Director at Swiftcover had to say:

“We understand the struggle to furnish your home on budget, so we’ve teamed up with three award winning interior design bloggers to help you furnish your home creatively and stylishly on a budget, as part of its #SwiftHomeHacks campaign. From simple cost effective dressing ideas, to creative making projects, we’ve got step-by-step videos to guide you through lots of different ideas.”

How to Make Cheap Faux Plants Look More Expensive video

In my first video, I’m sharing how I combat the long winters here in Manchester that wreak havoc on my houseplants by supplementing my little urban jungle with really inexpensive faux plants. The best bit is how easy it is to make them look a whole lot better than those little plastic pots they come in.

Now that you’ve seen how it’s done, are you ready for a giveaway?


Swiftcover are giving you a chance to win a fabulous wall hanging planter from Urban Outfitters just like mine!

Urban Outfitters Hanging Wall Planter

For your chance to enter this free prize draw, all you need to do is:

1. Follow Swiftcover on Twitter (@swiftcover)

2. Tell them on Twitter what your favourite home hack is using the hashtag #SwiftHomeHacks – it could be a #SwiftHomeHack or your own personal favourite simple DIY.

The free prize draw opens at 10:00am (GMT) on Tuesday, 19th April 2016 and you will have until 11:59pm (GMT) on Tuesday, 26th April to get your entries in for a chance to win. Winners will be chosen at random. Please see the T&Cs here before entering!

The other two bloggers taking part are my girls Sarah Akwisombe and Anna from Don’t Cramp My Style. #squadgoals so do check out their blogs for even more #SwiftHomeHacks goodness! And stay tuned as I have three more videos for you coming soon!

What do you think of the video? Is this a simple hack you’d try? Let me know!

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Disclaimer: I’m collaborating with Swiftcover on their #SwiftHomeHacks campaign to bring you these fabulous DIY videos. As always, I only work with companies I really like and think you will too! Thanks for supporting the businesses that support Swoon Worthy!

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