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DIY Projects

Christmas Decoration Storage by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

I don't have a "this is the easiest tutorial in the world ever" category but if I did... this would be in it.

Now I don't want you getting too excited. This is not rocket science, but I thought I'd share with you a neat idea for organising your Christmas decorations.

Erm, Sue? It's the middle of January?

Yeah, I know. But what with other demands on my time (I have a business to run, you know!), everything but the tree and lights have been sitting in my office since I took them down. Whilst it might be a little late, I still wanted to share with you this easy peasy storage idea, as it can be used for anything.

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  • Pippa
    Pippa says #
    Love it, SH, that's exactly what I've done with mine (although the boxes are bigger!). I've got mine labelled in categories (whit
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Ha! I fear I may, too, require bigger boxes for Yule! So happy to hear you have your very own Mr Homemaker Yule log; Beloved will

The making of a personalised DIY house sign by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Every home needs a name.

The previous owners of OneandSeventy had theirs carved into a beautiful piece of wood, which was still hanging over the door when we moved in. After a year of looking at it and wondering how to make it ours, I finally had a brainwave. 

The making of a personalised DIY house sign by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Using some good old-fashioned carbon paper and a (fairly) steady hand, I upcycled this weather-beaten monstrosity into a gorgeous personalised house sign, which now takes pride of place at the front of our home.

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  • Antonia Ludden
    Antonia Ludden says #
    Ah, that's brilliant - very professional looking indeed! What a great way to get the lettering on, I must remember that and thank
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    I can't believe I didn't think of it before! I reckon carbon paper could be used for fabric, too, using a fabric pen and paint, of
  • Wayne
    Wayne says #
    Looks great hun, you have done a fantastic job
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Thanks Wayne. I must admit, I'm pretty pleased with efforts!

How to shorten a vertical blind in 10 easy steps by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

You may remember how during the Guest Room makeover, Beloved moved the vertical blind to the kitchen.

You'll also no doubt recall how, although we knew the two windows were the same width, we didn't think to measure the length... and ended up with a blind that overhung the sill.

How to shorten a vertical blind in 10 easy steps by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Whooops!

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  • Mooney.philomena@yahoo.ie
    Mooney.philomena@yahoo.ie says #
    Whate is the name of the glue.
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Hi Philomena. All the details are in my reply above, to Claire. Hope that helps! Sue
  • Ellie W
    Ellie W says #
    I'm doing this in reverse as bottom has become soiled from running along the sill so hopefully will be o.k and stitching NOT using
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Hey Ellie. Good luck with your blinds. Do come back and let us know how you got on. The glue I used has been absolutely fine. It's
  • peter
    peter says #
    thanks you very much for the help i was going to try and sticth them but glue gun was lot quicker thansk again
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Wonderful news, Peter! Glad to be of assistance :-)
  • Claire
    Claire says #
    Hi, can you help me please... the slats at the top of my blinds have started breaking, due to being in the sun for years. I have
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Hi Claire. I used a hot glue gun and the stiff fabric has held up really well. You can pick up a glue gun at most craft stores. H
  • moo
    moo says #
    methodical and you ..... nah just doesn't sit right.
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Ha ha ha!

Replacing a headboard for free with www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Beloved and I LOVE our Super King bed. Not only is it really comfy, it's so fabulously large it's like sleeping on a football pitch.

"Hellloooo over there!"

[Echo]

"Hellloooo over there!"

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Thanks Julia. Now that I've cut my teeth, I'm definitely up for recovering some other items! I think, perhaps, I'd probably go for
  • julia
    julia says #
    LOVE this idea! I have done this with an ottoman that I wasn't fond of, and it is the best idea for a headboard! Julia
  • Erlene
    Erlene says #
    Great job on transforming your headboard for FREE! Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday.
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    My pleasure, Erlene. Thanks for inviting me! I hope to have some more projects to share soon!
  • Amy | Canary Street Crafts
    Amy | Canary Street Crafts says #
    Love this! It's amazing how with just a little fabric or paint you can totally transform something.
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Thanks Amy