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Fun Paper Plate Jellyfish Decoration - jelly fish hanging in the garden

Paper Plate Jelly Fish DecorationFun 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.

 

Mini Meat Loaf finished meatloaf

Mini MeatloafExceptionally 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.

 

framed book page with watercolor artwork

Book Page ArtYou 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.

 

Amber and Pearl two red rescue chickens

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.

 

arrangement in vase

Autumn Arrangement in Twig Wrapped JarIf 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

 

Post-it Note For Cleaning Keyboard - cleaning under keys on keyboard with Post-it Note

Post-it Note For Cleaning KeyboardBefore 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.

 

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Paper Bead Bracelet

Paper Bead BraceletThis 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.

 

Simple Pennant Cake Topper

Simple Pennant Cake TopperSo 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.

 

Growing Tomato Slices

Growing Tomato SlicesI 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.

 

pink and white flowered recycled pendant

Recycled Paper PendantThese 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.

 

Make your Own Wrapping Paper - paper wrapped box

Make Your Own Wrapping PaperTake 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

 

button hair tie in hair

Button Hair TiesThis 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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Fabric Covered Specimen or Bud Vase - closeup of finished vase with yellow daisy like flower

Fabric Covered Specimen VaseThis is an easy and pretty way to make a unique vase using scraps of colourful fabric and a glass bottle. This one was a soft drink bottle, but a beer bottle, sauce bottle, or similar style will do just fine.

 

Lace Wristband - lace bracelet

Lace WristbandHere is a really cute and simple to make boho style lace wristband. Use oddments of lace trim for the one shown in the photograph, or experiment with ribbons, string, cord, or strips of fabric.

 

Paper and Drinking Straw Rockets - paper rockets

Paper and Drinking Straw RocketsThey are easy to make and fun to play with. Kids will love this simple toy which is similar to the old fashioned pea shooter, but a lot safer! Pop a rocket on the end of a drinking straw and blow. You'll be surprised how far they travel.

 

Egg Carton Miniature Furniture - table and two chairs

Egg Carton Miniature FurnitureThis is a super easy and fun way to make tables and chairs for small dolls or for a doll house. Children will not only love to play with these, but can boast that they made or helped make them themselves.

 

Felt Heart Hair Clip - closeup of heart hairclip

Felt Heart Hair ClipTransform a basic hair clip into a pretty hair ornament using just felt and thread. You can make your hair clip as plain or as fancy as you like.

 

Wood and Yarn Centipede - cute centipede

Wood and Yarn CentipedeUse a wooden Popsicle/ice lolly stick and scraps of yarn to make this cute centipede. It's a fun rainy day project for children.

 

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