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Bleach Dyeing Clothes

This DIY bleach project will work on any darker coloured fabric, and is not limited to just t-shirts or even clothes. For the purpose of this post, we dyed a t-shirt and leggings for my kids and it was good fun to do. What you will need: Dark coloured clothes Household bleach Access to aContinue reading “Bleach Dyeing Clothes”

Innovative Upcycle Ideas

Does anyone else get sucked down the Pinterest black hole? I love to explore the different content and find new ways to be frugal. My latest obsession is to discover innovative upcycle ideas. In this post, I will share some of the ideas I have found with links to the original posts for you toContinue reading “Innovative Upcycle Ideas”

5 Ways to Repurpose Cereal Boxes

Cereal boxes have many more uses than just packaging for your favourite cereals. Here are some of my favourite repurposing ideas to make the most out of those cardboard boxes: Paperwork Storage Did you know you can turn a cereal box into one of those fancy paperwork holders/stands? Copy the design above for the desiredContinue reading “5 Ways to Repurpose Cereal Boxes”

Cereal Box Gift Bags

If you are in a pinch or simply want to learn a useful way to repurpose cereal boxes, then this is the DIY project for you. I especially love this project because you can wrap the box in anything from newspaper to wall paper, and they are incredibly sturdy, so it can be reused againContinue reading “Cereal Box Gift Bags”

Inexpensive Upcycle of a Wicker Drawer Stand

I had a touch of luck when I came across wicker drawers for free on Facebook Marketplace. We had been looking for something similar for a while, and although the colour didn’t match our scheme, I quickly went to collect them. I couldn’t pass up a freebie. I also managed to get a free basketContinue reading “Inexpensive Upcycle of a Wicker Drawer Stand”

Cereal Box DIY Notebooks

My daughter loves to make these little DIY notebooks for herself and her friends. They are fab for role playing, or to encourage story writing and spelling revision etc. What you will need: Cereal box Paper (about 5 sheets) Staper Decorative supplies- we uses washi tapes. Scissors Method: Cut the front panel off of yourContinue reading “Cereal Box DIY Notebooks”

D.I.Y Dog Toy

My Nan has a Bichon Frise who bites and tears through toys like paper. Buying replacements ends up costing a small fortune, and all that one use plastic and stuffing is not good for the environment. I have seen many of these dog toys online and thought I’d give it a go. The result wasContinue reading “D.I.Y Dog Toy”

D.I.Y Gift Ideas Using Magazines

Are you looking for ways to create inexpensive, personal gifts for friends and loved ones? Have you thought about upcycling old magazines? I’m here to show you the beautiful presents you can create from magazines. *Links to original sources and images included. Rolled Paper frame Doodle Craft Blog have a wonderful tutorial to create aContinue reading “D.I.Y Gift Ideas Using Magazines”

Hand-Me-Down Upcycle: Iron Applique Patches

Hand -me- downs from relatives are much appreciated in my household because I have a daughter and a son and can’t pass on clothes from one to the other. We also pass on our old clothes within the extended family and friends. My daughter received a red rucksack in a bundle of items from aContinue reading “Hand-Me-Down Upcycle: Iron Applique Patches”

10 Alternative Uses for Toilet Paper Tubes

Toilet paper is a necessity, so we all end up with the cardboard tubes in our recycling boxes, but before you put out anymore for the refuse collector, let me tell you what else you could be using your toilet paper tubes for. *The following list will be accompanied by links to the original sourcesContinue reading “10 Alternative Uses for Toilet Paper Tubes”