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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Up-cycled : Onesie Into A Dressing Gown...


As the early mornings are started to get cooler it had me thinking of going into town to buy a new dressing gown. Mollie the Collie, ripped both mine last year when she was a pup by jumping up me first thing in a morning so I need to invest in a new one.

I was moving somethings around in the garage when I found my sons Onesie that he did not want anymore. I looked at it for a while, thinking of what to do with it? Cut it up to make a teddy for my daughter? Make a blanket for Mollie? No, nothing exciting sprang to mind so I chucked it on the charity or tip pile and left it.


The next morning I was having my extra five minutes snooze as I did not want to get got of bed early as it felt a little chilly. I diffed off into a little sleep Zzz.. I started dreaming I was up-cycling my son's Onesie into a dressing gown to keep me warm!! I woke up in a hurry and thought, what a great idea! It would also save me money having to buy a dressing gown. Bonus!!
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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Up-cycled Whisky Bottle : Wednesday Blog Hop..


I got an lovely bunch of flowers on Sunday as an early birthday present. I up cycled an old Jack Daniels bottle, into a flower vase and love how it turned out.


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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Betta Living Design Hacks...


For the last few years, I have been planning a brand new and glitzy kitchen makeover.


The big picture is to have all my kitchen cupboards knocked out and brand new ones put in. A big American fridge, double oven, the works. I can picture it now. It will look amazing.

In reality it's not going to happen for a few more years yet.
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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Recycled Into Art : Wednesday Blog Hop...


Need an idea to recycle your old cutlery?

How cool is this giraffe made from old cutlery and recycled into art!?
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Monday, 2 November 2015

Upcycled Halloween Costume : Creative Mondays Blog Hop..

Happy Monday everyone.Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.


Also be great if you leave a comment and I will hop over and see what you have been up to. Most importantly link up and have fun hoping around!!

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Monday, 5 October 2015

Jack Daniels Soap Dispenser : Creative Mondays Blog Hop...



Happy Monday everyone.

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas :)

Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post and leave a comment if you like the blog hop.

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Monday, 15 June 2015

Creative Mondays Blog Hop: Upcycled Hair Accessories Box...


Happy Monday everyone. Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas :)

Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post and leave a comment if you like the blog hop.
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Monday, 25 May 2015

Creative Mondays: Up Cycled!


Happy Bank holiday Monday everyone. How you all having a lovely long weekend?
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Thursday, 15 January 2015

Kitchen Makeover : Pasta Vase...


I picked this vase up from Ikea £1.00 what a bargain!?! Use and old vase, new vase or a recycled large jar.

You will need

  • Glass vase
  • Candles
  • Dried pasta
  • Fake leaves
  • Glue

What to do
  • Grab your vase.
  • Placed some candles in the middle for display.
  • Fill the jar with some dried pasta around the candles.
  • Stick the leaves on with a glue on each leave.
  • Then tie some garden twine around.
*Leaves and glue was gifted to me for review on my other blog clairejustineoxox.
*I was not paid for this post.
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Saturday, 20 December 2014

D.I.Y Bottle Light...


This Bacardi bottle was just too nice to throw away. I tried to throw it. But thought. What can I do to keep it? I thought of making it into a cake stand bottom!?! it was just a bit to tall. A vase!?! Yes nice idea. Just not wide enough for many flowers. A candle holder. Yes i can see this. Not got the rights size candles in to fit.

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Up-Cycled Jewellery/Trinket Box..


This has to be my favourite upcycled/recycled/crafty project to date. A box I had some scarf's delivered in. Cover in some Cath Kidson red polka dot material, ribbon, sticky pretend diamond jewels some paper flowers, red buttons and glue.
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Autumn With Tots 100 And Bostik Family Craft Bloggers Pack ...


Thanks to 'Tots 100 And Bostik' for our Family Craft Bloggers Pack this month. We have been getting very Autumn style, crafty this week.We were lost for ideas with this months parcel and then the ideas just kept flowing in from nowhere!! Well I actually dreamt of one idea, then that lead to another one..

I am in the middle of a kitchen make over for Christmas, so we decided to get our some things ready for our Autumn table. 
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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Up-cycled Girls Shorts, A Necklace And What To Do With A Pinchy Bracelet...


With this months crafty parcel challenge from Bostik and Tots 100 we have gone all girly. 

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Up-cycled Jeans Into Re-fashioned Skirts ...


I have mentioned on my blog before, that my mum is amazing at sewing and up-cycling things.
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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Re-fashioned : Maxi Skirt...


Now I really have the sewing and recycling bug here is my old unused dress and skirt turned into a new maxi skirt.

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Pimp Up Your Reebok :Upcycled


Pimp up you Reeboks!!


These stick on crystal jewels I picked up from the Pound shop are my new favourite crafty thing. I will be sticking them onto everything. For this recycle project all I used was half a pack (50p's worth) some glitter, glue and modge podge...
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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Rock Top Got More Rockier : Up-cycled....


Rock Top Got More Rockier...


After- above..
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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Stars Are Coming Out Tonight : Up-cycled!!


Another up cycle project ... love these and I am so proud of designing them, haha! 
Who in the world has a pair of jeans like this eh?

 Original idea I made up along the way. 

My son gave me a pair of jeans, I picked him these up from Jack and Jones a few years ago in the sale, The colour was just not for him so he never wore them. 

He told me to put them in the charity bag but a brand new pair of jeans that had never been wore, was just a waste... Yes!?

With my son being over 6 foot tall, the were to long for me. I love the colour, so I thought they would look good as 3/4 jeans.

Cutting them down I came up with an idea, that lead to another...
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Thursday, 27 March 2014

I Want To Ride My Bicycle...



I really do not feel like running at the minute. Since tiring myself out with a 14 miles run a week and half ago, I've not ran. This marathon I am training up for is really playing with my mind. Only 2 weeks on Sunday until the big day. I will be glad when it is over!!
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