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DIY autumn dried fruit wall hanging
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DIY dried fruit hanging (happy autumn!)

AUTUMN IS HERE! I blooming love autumn, especially the start of it. We’ve got the lingering warmth of summer, but the excitement of Halloween and, dare I say it, Christmas (!) starting to appear on the horizon. It’s definitely a special time of year. It’s also that time of year when the pumpkin spiced lattes start appearing… With this in mind, I was inspired to bring a bit of that autumn spice into my home, with a DIY dried fruit…

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DIY clay car hanging
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Car lover? Make this DIY car hanging

I remember getting my first car – an electric blue Nissan Micra (don’t laugh), 8 years old, 70,000+ miles on the meter, with no electric windows or AC and lacking in horsepower to the extent that I sometimes struggled to get up steep hills. I loved it. I drove it with such pride and kept it spotlessly clean, I was just so happy to have my very own car! I’ve since outgrown my little Micra and have worked my way through a…

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DIY Photo Display
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DIY photo display with Wayfair

It’s probably no surprise that I love photography; I take photos literally every day! However, I think most of us are guilty of only ever looking at our photos through a screen. It’s kinda sad really. So, when Wayfair contacted me recently and challenged me to make a fun DIY for the home, I jumped on the chance to create an unusual display for my summer holiday snaps! I used one of their wooden photo frames and some wire mesh to…

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DIY tinted gradient Mason jar
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How to add a gradient tint to a Mason jar

Over the years, I seem to have amassed a pretty sizeable collection of Mason jars, Kilner jars and a whole assortment of other quirky glassware. I’m not entirely sure where it’s all come from… but I’m not complaining, glass jars are SO USEFUL. I’ll admit, I do tend to use them mostly for storing dry goods in the kitchen, like pasta or rice – boring I know, especially when you look at the multitude of things you can do with…

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DIY Washi Tape Coaster
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Try this: Washi Tape DIY Coasters

I’m juuust about finished with my house move, woohoo! I’ve spent the past few weeks with boxes everywhere and taking about 20 minutes to find anything. This has slowly been driving me crazy – but my flat is finally starting to look like an actual habitual home with a semblance of organisation (!). Anyway, despite this domestic turbulence, I managed to sneak in a quick décor DIY at the weekend – because, let’s face it, decorating is the best thing about…

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Tips on how to draw
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Simple tips on how to draw (and digitise your sketches)

Not many people know this about me, but I love drawing. I practically spent my whole childhood churning out drawing after drawing; anything from dinosaurs and monsters, to animals and buildings. I even remember a few cringe-worthy attempts at a self portrait (!). I still have most of my drawings stored somewhere in the depths of my Mum’s loft – it’s nice having a look through them from time to time. Sadly, as I’ve grown up and the responsibilities of adult…

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DIY Rustic Candle in a Mason Jar
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Rustic Candle in a Mason Jar

Okay okay, I know this isn’t the most original DIY I’ve ever posted. The mason jar craze started a good few years ago and I’m hardly the first to turn one into a candle! However, I was in a cool little restaurant the other day (Bills in Nottingham, England, incase you were curious) and I just loved the rustic simplicity of their mason jar candle decor. So, naturally, I decided to replicate it for myself. I’m definitely planning on making…

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DIY Hair Pomade

I’ve had the idea of creating my own hair pomade in the back of my mind for a while now… and I’ve finally found a chance to give it a go! Traditionally, hair pomade differs from hair wax in that it gives a more slick and shiny appearance. Just think of the classic slicked back hair styles of the 1950s (or the somewhat more wacky ducktail, pompadour and quiff!) – these looks were commonly achieved with hair pomade brands such…

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