Category Archives: DIY Projects

Seed Packet Templates

seed packet templates

I’ve been harvesting a lot of seeds recently and thought I would sell them on the web, so wanted some nice vintage style seed packets. I searched for seed packet templates and didn’t really find what I wanted, so made my own.

How to change the screen on an iPad 2

Or, How I changed the screen on my iPad 2 in 3 hours.

I was chasing young Jake down the garden as he was up to mischief, iPad in hand. I more or less threw it onto the patio table and it didn’t quite sit on it properly and it fell to the ground. When I’d retrieved the naughty puppy, I went back to check on the damage, hoping the case had protected it.

How to make a simple Tartan Cushion

Sitting in a waiting room recently, I thumbed through a copy of Ideal Home magazine and saw a Tartan Cushion with a fringe and buttons. I thought, that looks really good. I could make that for a fraction of the cost, so I have.

I ordered a metre of Tartan material from Ebay in Balmoral Mulberry. There were loads of different styles and colours to choose from. It’s a wool effect and washable. A metre is enough to make 3 cushion covers approx 18″ square.

The instructions below might seem fiddly but it’s not. It took me no longer than half an hour to make for a fraction of the cost of buying one. Also, there’s no fiddly zips to put in as the cushion just slides into it like a pillow case opening.

How to paint a Limed Oak Kitchen

limed oak kitchenWhen we built our house 16 years ago, I designed the kitchen and have always loved it. We actually bought it from Wickes, and I believe the quality was better back then than now. But that’s a subject for another time.

Over the years, as damp has got into the panelling, it started to discolour and no amount of cleaning would get it looking perfect again.

I didn’t want the hassle of having a new kitchen fitted – besides which, I couldn’t find one I liked as much.

So, I decided to try and paint it.