Inspiration

Boxing Day - A Day to Reuse Your Boxes!

Rachael tells us about the origins of Boxing Day and shares some ideas on what to do with the surplus of boxes that you will likely end up with the day after Christmas.

2016-12-24 00:00:35By Rachael McLaughlin

Hints & Tips

How to Make a Christmas Tree from a Paperback Book

We all have books we have read and didn’t really enjoy. Or we have bought at the charity shop on an impulse buy and haven’t touched in three years. Why not give them a new purpose? Today we show you how to make a tree from a paperback book.

2016-12-22 00:00:46By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

How to make a yarn hat ornament

If you are a crafter, it is more than likely you have scraps of wool too short to make anything out of them, so this project enables you to use up material. You will need two items only to make a yarn hat ornament: wool and a spent loo roll.

2016-12-18 00:00:56By Natalie Reynolds

Local & Community

Dig Out Your Old Coats for Barnardo's This Christmas

Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour. With over 720 charity shops across the UK, you can find all sorts of quality items at great value prices. This year's campaign is all about coats! Keep on reading to find out how you can help out.

2016-12-13 00:00:41By Barnardo's

Hints & Tips

How to Make Christmas Baubles from Light Bulbs

If you are a normal human being with a life, you probably haven’t replaced or even got rid of those old light bulbs. If you want to find a new purpose for them, click through to learn how to make some baubles!

2016-12-11 00:00:03By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

Alternative Christmas Gift Ideas

What do you get someone who has everything? It is becoming increasingly more difficult to find great gifts for people nowadays as we with a simple click we can buy it ourselves. Keep on reading to find out what alternatives we have come up with!

2016-12-09 00:00:46By Natalie Reynolds

Local & Community

Cats Also Need Care Over Christmas

Set up in 1927 to inform and educate the general public about cats and the issues they faced, Cats Protection works helping thousands of cats every year and depends solely on donation. Last year the rehomed and reunited 47,000 cats and kittens - that's 130 felines per day!

2016-12-06 00:00:26By Cats Protection

Local & Community

A Dog Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

Thirty eight years on from the birth of its famous slogan “A dog is for life not just for Christmas®”, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, which has 20 rehoming centres across the UK and one in Ireland, is bracing itself for another busy Christmas.

2016-12-06 00:00:02By Dogs Trust

Hints & Tips

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

Hints & Tips

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