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Chocolate Bar Cake

Chocolate Bar Cake

I need a prize for my Quiz Night! The prize had to be cheap and be able to be split for 10 people. I saw a Chocolate Bar Cake on Pinterest, and thought great! who doesn’t like chocolate. First I taped a plastic tub and a tin together to make the top layers.  I put […]

Secret Santa Game

Secret Santa Game

I brought 20 presents. 4 worth $25, 4 @$20, 4@15, 4@10, 4@$5.  Wrapped them all in the same paper and put in a large bucket. Some presents look like the cheap gifts, but I have concealed money in them: example I brought two boxes of cotton buds from Aldi worth about $5, then I put $20 in […]

White Christmas Tree

White Christmas Tree

Take one dead tree, which the council planted then failed to water during a drought.  Pull up late at night while pretending to walk the dog.  Bring along reluctant husband to remove and carry tree home. Spray white, stick in a planter and decorate.  Wola!!! One beautiful Christmas tree.

Christmas Table Decorations

Christmas Table Decorations

I needed 3 table decorations for my Christmas in July Party.  The table is long with 8 people each side, so I wanted to balance the length out with a bit of height.  I have a lovely tall vase, but it’s about 15cm wide, which causes problems when you fill it with something like tinsel or […]

Garden Coloured Cushions

Garden Coloured Cushions

I decided my cushions on the patio furniture were a bit dull, so I trotted off to my favourite shop, ‘Stoplight’ for inspiration.  I was going to go for multi colours, but after looking around, I thought it best to stick to greens and blue.  Greens to go with the garden and the blues to […]

Upholstered Chair Project

Upholstered Chair Project

I brought this chair on eBay for $30.00; well actually I brought two, because when I went to pick this up the guy selling it had another one, which was a bit bigger. I couldn’t decide which one I wanted, so I brought them both. Another project, for another room, lol.   This is a […]

3 tiered plant pots

3 tiered plant pots

I love colour in the garden and I found my garden a bit over green, lol.  I saw this idea and went to work on some old plant pots I had lying around out the back. Using black masonry paint because the pots were different colours, some old bricks to stack the pots inside each […]

Beaded shoes

Beaded shoes

Being really girly I love bling, beads and pearls. I saw on Pinterest how to make boring old flip flops into special little shoes with just ribbon and beads.  So I brought some flat shoes for only $3 because the straps were broken on them. I was lucky enough to buy a silver pair and […]

Bedroom Chairs

Bedroom Chairs

I brought two chairs from a second hand store on the coast about 4 years ago because I just loved the shape.  The fabric was worn and a terrible colour, but I knew they would look great once they were covered.  I did once take them to a professional upholsterer but it was so expensive, […]

Tiered Glass Sandwich Plates

Tiered Glass Sandwich Plates

          I was hosting a Melbourne Cup Lunch with a few friends at my place and I needed some tiered sandwich plates. I decided I would make my own as I had seen a great idea from my beloved Pinterest on a fantastic cake stand.  On Pinterest they had used china plates, but when I […]