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How to Tell it’s Handmade…

Handmade items are so popular nowadays that they are now mass produced in factories! If your craft items can be found in shops where there is a mixture of handmade and mass produced items, how do you make sure that customers know these souless commercial items from your own lovingly created gems? Often its the finishing touches which make a …

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How to Choose Items to Upcycle

Without knowing what kind of items you would like to upcycle, you could end up with the entire contents of your local charity shop spilling out of your cupboards. I did this at the beginning; it was not pretty!  So I suggest that you ask yourself some questions first to get a little focus on what you’re looking for… What …

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How’s it Hanging? Finding the right fixings for your wall art.

Whether you’re making something for your own home or as a gift for someone else, if your finished woodwork goes on a wall it needs the correct hooks. As a beginner in making woodwork items, I’ve experimented with various hooks and hook-like items, with some working well, and others leaving a dent in the floor where I’ve underestimated the weight …

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Reclaimed Wood Herby Hanger

This little shelf is made from a pallet slice – very easy to get your hands on! How to Make a Herby Hanger from a Reclaimed Pallet This sizeable herb/chorizo hook was simple and fun to make.  First, as always, sand the wood thoroughly.  Remember to wear gloves or you’ll end up with a big splinter down your nail as …