DIY

Paint a Radiator – DIY Radiator MakeOver

I had to learn how to paint a radiator after moving house recently. The previous home owners had slapped on the most eye-wateringly awful brick-red radiator paint. It’s been like living with a dried blood eyesore slap bang in the middle of our living room ever since. The crappy paint job doesn’t help much…

6 Ideas for Kids Easter Crafts – Fun DIY Crafts

I love kids Easter crafts with my son. I’m dreading the day when he decides he’s too old for such things anymore! I’m probably on borrowed time now that he’s a teenager but at least I’ll always have great memories of the fun, laughs (and some disasters) we’ve…

How to Decorate an Easter Egg

I learned how to decorate an Easter egg from my Granny, sitting at her kitchen table one rainy afternoon. I was just a little girl at the time and I loved learning this old-fashioned craft with her. The jug of homemade lemonade and slab of Victoria sponge made it even better! It’s a tradition I’ve…

Unique Easter Egg Crafts To Try

Do you love experimenting with new Easter egg crafts? Our latest favourite is to make cute little nests to hang up and fill with mini eggs or decorated eggs. We made these cute little nests for the first time this year. My son gave one to his Year 6 teacher as a thank you gift – we gave it a…

Easter Cookie Recipe (Koulourakia)

My son’s favourite Easter cookie recipe is for traditional Greek ‘Koulourakia’ (lemon cookies). He’s always loved joining me in the kitchen to help make (and eat) these cookies. This recipe was shared with me years ago by a fantastic Greek Cypriot colleague whose tireless mum used to bake these delicious rich butter cookies for…

How to Make Kids Easter Baskets

Homemade kids Easter baskets are perfect for filling up with mini chocolate eggs or homemade cookies ready to gift to loved ones! These cute and colourful baskets are so pretty – and they are a real winner because they are an absolute breeze to make. With a little helping hand, they are a great craft project for the kids too…

Indoor Herb Garden Ideas – Fast, Cheap and Easy!

We recently moved house and I’ve been missing my old herb garden really badly! I love to use fresh herbs in my cooking so this week I knuckled down to thinking about indoor herb garden ideas. I didn’t want to spend a fortune and I dedided to go for an indoor herb garden as I live…

Vegan Pancake Mix For Fabulous Gluten Free Pancakes

Who would have thought you could make pancakes without eggs, milk or gluten? Sounds weird but luckily you can! This easy vegan pancake mix makes the most amazing light, fluffy pancakes, which is a good thing as the reluctant teen hoovers down pancakes like they are going out of fashion. He was getting quite peeved that I hadn’t…

Decorative Doorstops – How To Make a Doorstop Tonight

I love decorative doorstops as they’re so much more individual than store-bought ones and because you can make them for a fraction of the cost. Here’s how to make a doorstop, in simple illustrated steps. You’ll need a sewing machine for this project, but the process is very simple, so I’ve…

Teacher Appreciation Quotes Make Easy Homemade Gifts

Using teacher appreciation quotes in posters or in your thank you notes is a great way to say a heartfelt thank you to your teacher.  If you’re a dab hand with technology, it’s fun to get creative and to design your own posters or cards. I find PicMonkey super easy to use for poster-making…