Category: Crafts

My adventures in craft, including tutorials

Budget Bench Makeovers: DIY Colourful Picnic Bench

Budget Bench Makeovers: DIY Colourful Picnic Bench

Spruce up your aging garden picnic bench with this budget friendly picnic bench upcycling idea.

If you have a young family, it is highly likely your garden has faced neglect over those first few years. I vaguely remember the days when we had short lawns, borders, and trees that didn’t eclipse the sun entirely from view (well, that’s what Facebook memories tells me anyway). It’s only now we have found the energy to start tackling it again, as we are now emerging from what we have named “the baby cave” phase. Aside from tackling the jungle, I want to make the best of what we already have, so this picnic bench upcycle idea really appealed to me.

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Beeswax Wood Polish Tutorial

Beeswax Wood Polish Tutorial

Natural, Long-lasting, Eco-friendly furniture polish

For the last year or so, there’s a gap in the living room that’s annoyed me somewhat. We purchased IKEA units to form a bookcase/glass cabinet, but there was a gap of about 380mm leftover; too small for another IKEA shelf, but too big to not do anything with. I took the plunge and decided to design my own shelves for the space, with a view to create a designated charging area for the never-ending queue of electronics that need charging.

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How to Make Funky Beeswax Food Wraps

How to Make Funky Beeswax Food Wraps

Ditch the once use cling films and cellophanes. Save the environment and your pennies with this tutorial for funky, unique, reusable beeswax food wraps.

A huge part of my kitchen cost saving revolves around meal prepping. Lunches, brekkies, dinners – cooking everything in bulk saves time and effort and makes it easier to stick to a diet (it’s so much less tempting to have a takeaway if there’s something ready to nuke in the fridge). Navigating the shop (or any outing) with a toddler is a gauntlet of bribery, so packing snacks is essential.

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