DIY TEA TOWEL ART

This is very best kind of DIY: easy and cheap! Such fantastic designs are now available as the humble tea towel. You can even get your favourite artist in linen form. Here are my favourite local options: DICK FRIZZELL TEAM BRAYBURN FROM MR VINTAGE BUNNY FROM WILD HONEY ART For the rugby lovers, this option is…

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Refurbishing kids furniture

In the House of Ralph, there’s a rule. Ask my kids “What’s the most important thing in the house”?  and they will answer back like little robots: “It’s the people mum, not the things”. I want the kids to grow up with a healthy respect for home decor, but I never want to live in a…

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Ugly art re-do for less than $10

I got an OK mark in School C art, but I am by no means an artist. My sister totally snapped up those genes. That’s probably why I’m proud as punch of this re-do. It’s got a lop-sided smile and is hardly earth-shattering for originality, but my daughter thought she was pretty special getting her…

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String Letters

WORDS AS DECOR: We have an “EAT” sign in the kitchen which is more parenting-driven than décor-driven. If the kids are trying to squirm out of eating a proper dinner, I don’t even say anything: I just point to the sign. They know that when I do that there’s no point even trying to argue….

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Fabric Covered Light Switch

This is one of those fantastic craft projects that offers maximum smug factor, minimum effort (as in less than 30 minutes effort). So unnecessary, but so pretty. The only thing that you need to be careful about with this project is choosing your fabric: you don’t want material that’s too thick, otherwise you’ll end up…

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Paint Dipped Wooden Spoons

Yes. You could definitely live your life without the need for glam cooking utensils. Sometimes it’s the simple things that make a room special though, and these make me smile whilst I’m whipping up gourmet treats for the family (ok, or spag bol).  You are faking the paint dipped look by the way, these are just done…

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