Making: Upcycled jeans runner

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Give an al fresco meal the stylish setting it deserves. Turn a picnic into an occasion with our upcycled jeans runner project.

Love to Craft? Try Gathered by Mollie Makes

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Gathered by Mollie Makes is your weekly fix of quick craft ideas to make and enjoy available on the iPad – and now the iPhone too! Each week inside the magazine you can expect: • Two exclusive craft projects • Interviews with designer-makers • A roundup of our favourite things, including vintage treats, our book… Continue reading

Lolly stick plant labels

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If you tried Monday’s strawberry lolly recipe, you’ll probably have a little pile of used lolly sticks by now. In the spirit of upcycling, we’ll be trying out this cute DIY idea from Lil Blue Boo, and turning ours into plant labels. Blogger Ashley’s used transfer paper to achieve a typewriter effect for the lettering… Continue reading

Five things for the weekend: bottles

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Five DIYs to try this weekend that make better use of an empty bottle. 1. Plastic bottle terraniums | 2. DIY geode bottle tops, Cupcakes and Cashmere | 3. Wine bottle bird feeder | 4. Bracelet stands | 5. Bottle chime from creationdesigns

Capturing Childhood with Kat Goldin

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Blogger extraordinaire, whiz with the hook and needles, and camera pro Kat Goldin (of Slugs on the Refrigerator fame) has stopped by to tell us a little about her new book ‘Crochet At Play’ and share some insider tips on how to take great outdoor photos this spring. Tell us about your new book… Crochet… Continue reading

Get the look: mimic the style of the Fat Radish in your home

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In this month’s issue of The Simple Things Alice Gao visits the Fat Radish in New York for lunch and picks up some of her favourite recipes to share with us (found in the mag on pages 34-39). Just as Alice did on her first visit we instantly fell in love with the restaurant’s charming… Continue reading

Pallet furniture – upcyling at its best! Download two free DIY projects by Studiomama…

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Wooden pallets are everywhere, and there’s a growing movement to recycle them into pallet furniture – it’s green, easy and here are two projects that you can make yourself. Click on for amazing facts, fun and inspiration!

5 things for the weekend: wood

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We’ve put together five simple DIYs for you to try over the weekend, using one of our favourite materials: wood.

Two Thirsty Gardeners: introducing Rich and Nick

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We’re pleased as punch that Rich and Nick will be sharing their adventure with us! You can look forward to practical tips, tricks and cooking ideas galore – from collecting seeds and planting, to soil care, home brewing, delicious recipes and ways of preserving surplus vegetables and fruits…

Hand warmer DIY

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Brrr… there’s a definite chill in the air these days! Craft your own home-made heat pack to keep you cosy. Fellow Fellow has come up with the perfect solution to stop our fingers getting chilly in the nippy autumn air. This super simple heat pack DIY will tuck into your coat pocket to warm you up… Continue reading