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VIDEO: How to Create a Faux Marble Shelf

You all know my obsession with marble-effect contact paper or sticky back plastic as it's known here in the UK. I have used it throughout my home for various projects - you can see my marble topped chest of drawers, the floating vanity we created for the dressing room...

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VIDEO: How to Make Soy Wax Candles with Essential Oils

As much as I love beautiful scented candles from the shop, I'm not so thrilled about how much they cost or how quickly they are gone! So when I realised how easy and inexpensive it was to create my own, a new hobby was born. I've been making my own candles for quite...

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VIDEO: How to Make Cheap Faux Plants Look More Expensive

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...

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Glam DIY Bread Bin and My New Ruffoni Jars

I know that there is no such thing as a 'glamorous' bread bin. I know this because I tried to find one and failed miserably. Perhaps bread isn't sexy enough to warrant fabulous storage - it has very rustic roots in tradition and craft. It's not the kind of thing one...

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Jonathan Adler Malachite Coasters Knockoff DIY

So I was perusing Jonathan Adler's website recently, looking at all the beautiful dreamy offerings that would entail remortgaging to afford and came across a set of fabulous black and gold malachite style coasters. At £78 for the set of four, they are definitely an...

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Christmas Wrapping and A Final Word for 2015

So first off, I just thought I'd share how I wrapped up my DIY Essential Oil Fragrance Gift Sets today. You may recall that earlier this month, I shared room fragrance spray, home made soap and soy wax candles - all with printable labels to create a matching set. I...

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DIY Christmas Candle with Essential Oils

*This post is the third of a 3-part series of making your own home made gift set using essential oils! Check out my DIY Christmas Rooms Spray and my DIY Soap with Essential Oils - all with downloadable labels to make a matching set!* So it's Black Friday if you...

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DIY Christmas Soap with Essential Oils

*This post is the second of a 3-part series of making your own home made gift set using essential oils! Check out my DIY Christmas Room Spray and my DIY Candle with Essential Oils - all with downloadable labels to make a matching set!* So, on Friday, I shared with you...

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How to Make a Christmas Room Spray with Essential Oils

*This post is the first of a 3-part series of making your own home made gift set using essential oils! Check out my DIY Soap with Essential Oils and my DIY Candle with Essential Oils - all with downloadable labels to make a matching set!* You know already that I love...

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Framing Postcards as Art

Now please know I'm not going to patronise you with a proper how-to on this one. In fact, it's not really a how-to at all, it's just me sharing because ya know, I'm a blogger and therefore am naturally AN OVERSHARER*. *It's okay, I'm not going to tell you about any...

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My new DIY Brass and Glass Kitchen Pendants!

Eeeek! Oh my god, I am so excited. As you know, I've been looking at replacing my kitchen lighting for probably - I don't even know - two years? More? It's been a while. The problem was that I kept seeing these gorgeous brass lights that were just completely out of...

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