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Oh hi there! Sorry, we just got distracted by these crazy can robots!
All you need to do is hunt around your home for bits and pieces that would normally go into the trash. What’s even better is that by attaching your items to magnets, your robots are completely customisable. Check out how to create your own friendly robot.
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Let’s be honest here. Despite the popularity of taking a Sharpie to a mug, this fun and easy DIY project continues to exude awesomeness. Here are a few tutorials to get you inspired to create your own kitchen masterpieces.
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What you need:
1 piece of A3 card stock
White paper for the journal pages, if you’re creating a blank journal
1 piece of material, 35cm by 25cm
Can of colourless spray adhesive – I used Arbee
Long-reach hole punch – I used a McGill punch
Pack of 5mm metal eyelets
1m of ribbon, roughly 5mm wide
Rubber mallet or other hammering instrument – I used an old can of shoe polish!
How you do it:
Cut the card stock into a 32cm by 22cm rectangle.
Iron the material to ensure it’s completely free of creases then trim the edges with pinking shears, which gives it a lovely decorative zigzag look but also helps prevent fraying.
Leave the material sitting wrong-side up, then take the card outside and give it a thorough spray with the adhesive.
Carefully place the card sticky-side down on the fabric, getting it as centred as possible. Trim the edges with pinking shears again if things got a little crooked.
Fold the material corners over onto the card and iron them in place. I gave mine a little spray with adhesive, which helped keep things in place when it came time to sew.
Fold in the fabric on the short and long sides of the card, ironing as you go.
Start in a corner that will be at the back of the journal and run all the way around the edges of the cover. If you leave the needle down at each corner then lift the presser foot and swing the material to the new direction, you’ll end up with sharp 90-degree corners. Tie the threads off neatly.
This project was submitted by Koren Helbig from The Little Green House
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Ok, so you might see a few cool things to do with succulents appear on the blog over the next few months – because I have to say I am a little obsessed with them at the moment!
Succulents make the great indoor and desk plants because they don’t need a lot of soil and they don’t need a lot of water so you can put them in pots that wouldn’t work for other plants.
Here are a few cute ideas for what to do with succulents. Click the images to find out the details.