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How to Make Mason Jar Christmas candles

If ever there was an everyday object that found a new purpose in life, it is the Mason jar. Keep reading if you want to make a Christmas candle out of a jar!

2016-12-04 00:00:24By Natalie Reynolds

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The Eternal Christmas Battle – Real Tree vs Artificial Tree

The Christmas tree. Every year we are faced with the same dinner table discussion: do we buy a real tree this time round, or would it be best to invest in a plastic one? We discuss which might be the best option for you.

2016-12-02 00:00:18By Natalie Reynolds

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4 Alternatives to Sending Christmas Cards This Year

The Christmas card has been around for a couple of centuries now. What originally was used to update friends and relatives of the family’s adventures has slowly trickled to a somewhat bland. Most of the time, these cards go to people you haven’t spoken to in years, and you keep up the tradition out of either fear of being judged or, well, tradition. Keep on reading for some alternatives to sending Christmas cards.

2016-11-22 00:00:05By Natalie Reynolds

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Caring for Your Garden in Winter

After a busy gardening season, you can finally put your feet up and plan for next year. However, you're not off the hook quite yet; there are still some tasks you can do in your garden or allotment to ensure your plants and equipment survive the winter.

2016-11-07 00:00:50By Natalie Reynolds

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Be Safe This Bonfire Night

The anticipation of sparklers, fireworks and the warmth of the pyre are intertwined with safety announcements to make the event run as smoothly as possible. Here is what you need to know, and some ideas for an alternative to Bonfire Night.

2016-11-03 00:00:45By Natalie Reynolds

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Seed Gathering - How to Enjoy Your Favourite Plants Over and Over

As the growing season comes to a close it is time to turn our attention to seed gathering. It's the best way to stock up on your favourite plants for nothing! Keep on reading to find out how to gather seeds effectively.

2016-10-17 00:00:11By Natalie Reynolds

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8 Caravan Hacks for Your Next Trip

When you pack everything and live like a tortoise for anything between a weekend and a few weeks, you get inventive. Keep reading to find out about some of our fave caravan hacks.

2016-10-15 00:00:40By Natalie Reynolds

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5 Homemade Beauty Products to Try

Our skin is the biggest organ on our body, so it is time we started thinking about the type of products we put on it. Here at Preloved we’ve taken the natural route and put together 5 homemade beauty products you can try making!

2016-09-25 00:00:35By Natalie Reynolds

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Add Some Handmade Autumnal Décor to Your Home

While summer has been widely (mostly) enjoyed because of the nice weather, there is something special about autumn: the turning of the leaves, the gusts of wind, the walks in wellies, the chunky knits. With that, we have selected 6 crafts you can make to add that bit of autumnal charm to your home.

2016-09-21 00:00:10By Natalie Reynolds

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Surviving your first year of independence

Although we’re sure you tidied your room and did chores, there are some things that even adults who have lived on their own for a while do not know and discover by chance. Here are some tips on taking the step towards living on your own.

2016-09-12 00:00:22By Natalie Reynolds