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Book Page Art
You don't have to be a brilliant artist to produce pleasing artwork to display around your home. This is just one quick simple idea that anyone can do.
Post-it Note For Cleaning Keyboard
Before you throw out a Post-it Note, use the sticky side to clean around small hard to access places such as under the keys of your keyboard.
Autumn Arrangement in Twig Wrapped Jar
If you are fortunate to have a tree lined or wooded area in your vicinity, then on the next bright autumn day that you come across, take a walk of gratitude and collect some twigs, preferably straight ones. When you get home you can then make this lovely autumn vase and fill it with beautiful things
Exceptionally quick to make and so tasty. Have 1-2 each for a lunchtime snack, or 3 or more for a main meal. Eat with a salad or make it into a roast dinner with potatoes, vegetables, gravy, and Yorkshire pudding.
Simple Pennant Cake Topper
So pretty and easy to make and you can use recycled fabric from pre-loved garments to make these delightful cake toppers. Older children can join in making these for a tea party. You can cut out the fabric and they can get busy glueing them onto the sticks.
Amber and Pearl (Chickens)
My daughter bought the chickens for us from a rescue centre a few weeks ago. These ladies are only just starting to learn how to have fun after being kept in tiny cages. They like to hide under bushes and come out to eat grass and scratch around in the autumn leaves.
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Paper Plate Jelly Fish Decoration
Fun for children and adults to make. These look pretty hanging in the house, or even better on a sunny day blowing in a gentle breeze in the garden.
Growing Tomato Slices
I don't mean you can get ready sliced tomatoes off a plant that would be silly. However, rather than pay for an expensive pack of seeds, or go to the trouble of picking seeds out of a tomato and drying them, you can actually plant slices of tomatoes.
Paper Bead Bracelet
This simple bracelet is made from colourful pages taken out of glossy magazines. It is easy to make and needs only a few materials. You could also add glitter, ribbons, or sticky jewels at the end to bling it up a bit if you like.
Recycled Paper Pendant
These pendants are easy to make out of old envelopes, magazines, or gift wrap. They are sturdy, solid, and very pretty. If you love to construct beaded jewelry you can make a stash of them to incorporate into your designs or simply thread one onto a chain or cord for a dainty necklace.
Paper Fortune Cookies
These paper fortune cookies are quick and easy to make and a fun feature of any party or gathering.
Button Hair Ties
This is such a simple idea and lots of fun for little girls to make their own. Have a good search through your button box and see what you can find to make these super easy hair ties.
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Happy Sad Beanbag
This is a simple fun toy to make with a happy face on one side and a sad face on the other. If you are no good with a needle and thread, that's OK, just use a marker pen to draw the mouth instead of stitching it. The rest is just tying knots, so no sewing involved.
Patchwork Greetings Card
This is a simple and pretty card to make for any occasion using mostly decorative sticky tape put together to look like patchwork. If you don't have any pre-printed banner greetings you can print one off yourself.
Floral Art Greetings Card
This is a simple floral picture, drawn with pens and coloured with watercolour paint, that can be framed or made into a greetings card. It's a lot easier than it looks.
Felt Ear Bud Pod
You know how those wires get tangled with each other and with other things and get lost in the bottom of your handbag. Make this handy earbud pouch and you will always have them to hand.
Tulip Art for Kids
Children will be thrilled to bits when they see how easy it is to draw and colour in pictures of tulips. Any child who can write the letters of the alphabet can do this, and turn it into a picture to hang on the wall or a pretty greetings card
Make Your Own Wrapping Paper
Take some plain brown parcel paper and make it into a sheet of cool fashionable decorative gift wrap. You don't have to be an artist. Take a look at the example paper I have decorated below and be inspired to design and make your own
Toilet Paper Tubes for Seedlings
Red Admiral Butterfly
How to Make Heart and Flower Gift Cards
Crazy Wiggle Eye Greetings Card
Making a Woolly Monster
Fancy Tea Lights
Hot Air Balloon Decoration
Flamingos (Chester Zoo, UK)
Pleated Ribbon Brooch
Easy Bird Feeder
Handcrafted Greeting Card with Stickers and Tape
Eyes for You Greetings Card
Ribbon and Button Flower Brooch
Recycled Metal Lid Ladybird (Ladybug) Wall Decoration
Drinking Straw Candleholder
Button and Seed Bead Earrings or Pendant
Regrow Vegetables on Your Windowsill
Felt Flower Brooch
Using Tough Overgrown Green Beans
Bead and Ribbon Bookmarks
Shirt and Tie Bookmark for Dad
Beaded Key Ring
Hanging Baubles Greetings Card
Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot
Paper Doily Envelope
Heart Balloons Greetings Card
Paper Flower Bouquet
Recycled Envelope Corner Page Bookmarks
Heart Shaped Paper Chain
Newspaper Gift Bag
Button and Bead Knotted Bracelet
Paddlesocks and Rosie (Aylesbury Ducks)
Mating Common Red Soldier Beetles
Ballet Dress Brooch
Paper Flower Decorations
Using Vinegar from a Pickle Jar
Shaggy Bow Hair Clip
DIY Outdoor Plastic Bottle Handwashing Station
Dragonfly Fridge Magnet
Help Your Dishwasher to Dry Dishes Properly
Surfer Dude Wrist Band
Sticky Tape for Aphids
Ribbon and Cord Brooch
Drying Laundry More Quickly
Wild Flower Wrist Corsage
Plastic Lids for Key Fobs
Paper Plate Fan
Bunting Greetings Card
New Baby Greetings Card
Easy Elegant Paper Party Favours
Paper Plate Cookie Gift Basket
Use Muffin Tins for Stuffed Peppers
Beddgelert Wales and its Medieval Legend
Makeshift Cookbook Holder
Keep Wires Tidy With Hair Clips
Use Elastic Bands in the Freezer
Reheating Evenly in a Microwave Oven
Greetings Card With Stickers
One Eyed Monster Badge
Essential Oils to Freshen the Bathroom
Revamp an Old Headband with Ribbon
Use Nail Varnish to Mark Keys
Use Old Toothbrushes in Your Craft Box
Paper Plate Flower
Punched Paper Bookmark
Obliterating Hand Written Messages
How to Make a Matching Curly Gift Bow
Birthday Parcel Card
Card and Lace Bookmark
Candle Birthday Card
Easy Lace Bookmark
Statement Pendant Necklace
Paperclip and Bead Wrapped Earrings
Dog Toy from Old Dish Towels
Popsicle Stick Toy Harmonica
Pleated Paper Butterfly
Beaded Pipe Cleaner Bracelets
Elasticated Ribbon Bookmark
Spray Cleaning on a Budget
Hairy Monster Bookmarks
Beautiful Crockery on a Budget
Plastic Food Containers for Seedlings
Fastening a Bracelet
Fairy Tale Moon
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