Christmas DIY Gift Ideas: DIY Mala Necklace

Have you been looking for an item of jewellery to give to a loved one for Christmas but can’t seem to find anything that resonates? Then maybe it’s time to make your own to give as a gift. Mala bracelets and necklaces are simple and easy to make, and make perfect gifts for both men and women. All you need is a few crafts tools and … Continue reading Christmas DIY Gift Ideas: DIY Mala Necklace

DIY Christmas Wreath ideas

If your artificial Christmas tree is knackered, don’t throw it out – instead get craftsy and use its parts to create a DIY wreath. These videos from MadeByFate show you how to create a stunning wreaths from old Christmas decorations and items you can find around the house. The first video shows how you can make a wreath using an upcycled Christmas tree, silver foil … Continue reading DIY Christmas Wreath ideas

DIY Natural Disinfectant and Deodoriser for Chopping Board

The chopping board is quite possibly the most used item in the kitchen and is often exposed to a myriad of foodstuffs – from meat, fruits, vegetables to herbs. It is essential to keep your chopping board throroughly cleansed in between uses, not just because of strong and pungent odours from foods such as garlic and onion which can linger, but also in order to … Continue reading DIY Natural Disinfectant and Deodoriser for Chopping Board

Kintsugi: The ancient Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with “liquid gold”

The traditional Japanese art of Kintsugi gives broken pottery a new lease of life and teaches one to be mindful of waste. When a ceramic object breaks, the kintsugi technique involves using gold dust and resin (or lacquer) to reattach the broken pieces. The technique consists in joining fragments and giving them a new, more refined aspect. Built upon the principles of the Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy – which celebrates … Continue reading Kintsugi: The ancient Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with “liquid gold”

Make your own Terrarium

With the cooler months upon us, be sure to spruce up your home with indoor plants to help maintain your connection to nature. And what better way to do that than with a terrarium, which is essentially a collection of small, decorative plants which are grown in a transparent container with an opening big enough for you to access the plants inside. Terrariums are easy … Continue reading Make your own Terrarium

DIY Horse Chestnut Laundry Detergent

If you’ve gathered a few Conkers or Horse Chestnuts this Autumn, you may or may not be surprised to know that nature’s little autumnal beauties can actually be used as a laundry detergent. Horse chestnuts work particularly well as laundry soap as they contain saponins, like soap nuts, which are the more common, eco-friendly laundry detergent that can be bought in specialist shops. Saponins is a … Continue reading DIY Horse Chestnut Laundry Detergent

DIY Repurposed Tyre Rope Ottoman

Christmas is coming up and before you start to make a list – that’s if you haven’t done so already or haven’t already bought gifts – why not get craftsy instead and upcycle things around the house, garden shed or garage that are no longer being used. Ottomans made from old tyres and rope make a stunning feature in any house, and is likely to … Continue reading DIY Repurposed Tyre Rope Ottoman

DIY Homemade Kitchen Trash Can Deodorisers

The heat of the summer brings with it an array of smells, some of them not so pleasant. If you’ve noticed a whiff coming from your kitchen trash can even though you’ve recently changed the bag, there’s a number of natural solutions to absorb and naturally remove these odours. So before you head off to the stores to buy a pricey chemical odour solution, think … Continue reading DIY Homemade Kitchen Trash Can Deodorisers