Re-purpose empty containers

Using empty paint pots or containers to mix products together like adhesives for decorating is such a good way to re-purpose a product and is easy to do! I would recommend this instead of going out and buying a mixing pot (It does the same thing and is FREE!)

Do you have any simple DIY Hacks?

use-empty-containers-for-mixing-adhesives

DIY Plant Pot

Ok I know this looks strange and people are going to think “why not just buy a plant pot?” well because I like making the most out of items that could be thrown out – The above is just an example (I don’t actually leave the stickers on the front of the tin) but this is a paint tin that I used at home and thought to myself “hm I’m going to use this for something when it’s empty” so that’s exactly what I did. I soaked the label off of the front so it’s just a plain white tin and filled it with soil and plant feeder and then added the plant. I think it looks cute in the garden and I plan to add more and more (I just need to find something else to paint so I can use the tin!) – Let me know what you think of this DIY!

plant-pot

Wall Borders

Just a short post today – Sprad Industrial Spray can be used to hang up wall borders, this is perfect to be used either in your home, at work or in the school classrooms. This one featured in the picture is actually in my Nephew’s room at my brothers house. I think it’s a great way to break up the room and add a little colour and pattern 🙂

hand up wall boarders with sprad

More DIY cheap decoration!

You may have read one of my previous post’s about DIY decoration on a budget where I made this…

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but I also wanted to show you another type of party decoration which is also super easy and fun to create – All you need is some flagging tape (these can be purchased in all kinds of different colours so you can decorate for many different occasions)

Its pretty much like a daisy chain, and to be honest no precision is needed in the cutting of the tape as you can always hide it in the chain. So just cut the tape to length, wrap it round another piece (can be same colour or different) then stick it on itself and you should end up with something like this which is a perfect touch to a party (this particular one was used for my Sister’s baby shower, It’s a girl)

flagging tape for party decoration

 

Dlube Damp Away

This Dlube product is one I keep in my garage and use for odds and sods jobs around the house like de-squeaking some of the door hinges or loosening up seized nuts. But this product is also very handy for removing tea stains from counter tops or coffee tables. I also found out it is great to get rid of shoe scuff marks from your floors. I would recommend having this product handy as you never know when you might need it!

dlube for stains

DIY Decoration on a budget

I made these ‘bunting’ for an indoor party I had a few months back. I know they’re not the best but they work. And it was so simple. All I did was get some string that was big enough to hang from wall to wall in my conservatory, Got some Hi-Viz Gaffer Tape and stuck it on so it was showing on both sides then cut it to a sort of flag shape. I’m sure if you spend more time doing this they would look better and you could use different colours as well. I’m thinking these would be great for baby reveal parties or just to add a little touch of DIY to a BBQ you’re having. Also I can re-use these again which is the best part 🙂

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Colour Coding your glasses

Ok so I’m carrying on with the glasses theme. Last week’s blog post was about how not to loose your glasses, This week’s is about knowing which are which!

I had another one of my inspirations, My grandad has 2 sets of glasses (I think one’s for reading and watching telly and the other pair are for driving) He always gets them muddled up so I found some tape and taped round the glasses and the case (A different colour for each) so now he knows that red are for reading and blue are for driving. Pretty simple but handy idea if you ask me!

colour coded glass cases

Handy Tip Number 4 – No more fluff!

I don’t know if you guys get the same problem when it comes to painting your anything in your home but I always find that I buy the fluffy rollers (because they are great) but the only problem I have with them is when I first use them the fluff can go in the paint and end up on the walls. My solution and tip to you guys is just to get some gaffer tape, peel a bit off and stick it to the roller and then peel off the roller and the excess fluff from the roller will come off with it, meaning no more fluffy paint and it’s all ready to use!

duct tape on rollers before painting

Glass Decoration

Soo.. I decided my wine glasses are a bit boring – (and no one likes boring when they’re having a drink or two!) All you need for this decoration is some Sparks Electrical Tape. It’s so simple to do. I just cut the sparks tape to the width and length I needed and stuck it to the wine glasses. I used a few different designs so they weren’t all the same but this one is my favourite. Let me know if you have done any DIY decorating at home recently – I’d love to see 🙂

glass decoration