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Spring cleaning never fails to uncover unused and forgotten items discarded around the house. But before you donate them to charity or throw them out, stop for a minute. Could they be used for a creative indoor project? As well as utilising them as thoughtful homemade gifts, inventive projects are also a great way to take your mind off the stresses and strains of daily life. So, without further ado, let’s get creative!
It seems really wasteful to throw away burnt down candles, so wouldn’t it be great if you could make them into brand-new candles? Well you can, with the help of a few household items!
Part 1 – Homemade candle wicks
Part 2 – Homemade candle
If you have some colourful broken crayons, you can add a splash of colour to your homemade candles by removing the paper and adding a few small pieces at step 2 of Part 2. If you have lots of crayons at your disposal, have a go at creating striking colour block candles by using the same method above but using one crayon per cup and laying the colours – allowing each layer to dry for 20-30 mins. Don’t forget to add regular wax to crayon wax, otherwise your candles won’t burn very brightly, or for very long.
Scent your homemade candles with essential oil, using no more than 1.5 teaspoons per pound of wax – as essential oils are much stronger than synthetic fragrance oils. Or for an organic twist, you could infuse fresh or dried herbs into the melted wax, such as mint, rosemary or thyme.
Whether you’re following a strict budget or simply can’t find the right window coverings to match your décor, making your own curtains could be the project for you. Here are some of our favourite homemade curtain ideas, that are sure to brighten up your home through the tough times and impress your friends and family in the future. All you need is some fabric, a few household items and a bit of imagination to get you going! Click each image for full information.
DIY Bleached Curtains
Custom Tablecloth Curtains
DIY Stencilled Curtains
No Sew Drop Cloth Script Curtain Panels
Revitalise your plain coffee mugs and teacups and use up old nail varnish at the same time! All you need is a mug, a disposable container, hot water and nail polish to create this stunning (dishwasher safe) effect. Click the image for a simple step-by-step guide.
Our showcentres and offices may be closed at the moment but that doesn’t mean you have to your home improvement plans on hold. Our £99 deposit finance option allows you to buy now and pay nothing for 12 months. We’re also fully equipped to deliver free, no-obligation quotes through the website, which can be accompanied by photos and sizes required. Contact us to learn more.
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