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The environment is important but let’s not preach; choose to instead recycle, upcycle and create cool stuff for your home or garden.

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Wardrobe to toy chest

This upcycle was not made by me- however… it was made out of my wardrobe. I had a pair of wardrobes, one you will have already seen I upcycled one for my son with some basic chalk paint and stickers. The second wardrobe had a much more extreme makeover. I offered to my neighbour, a…

Child’s oak sword and shield

One of the chores I hate most is cleaning the shed/ work room. If I worked sensibly it would never get into such a state. Sadly I never learn. This morning I set out for a big clean, found some oak offcuts and began making a sword and shield for my son. The shield has…

Recycled recycling box planter

Over Christmas I found myself at my mother’s and was exploring her garden. I noticed she was using a recycling box to grow some leaks. Amusingly, I also have such a box in my garden. It used to house a cherry tree, this year was used for some courgettes. Mother like son!

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