Inspiration

18 Ways to Reuse a Glass Bottle

If it has been your turn to host New Year’s Eve, you’ll probably have a surplus of bottles that will inevitably fill up the recycling. That got us thinking, is there anything we can actually do with glass bottles to reuse them? Turns out there is!

2017-01-01 00:00:28By Natalie Reynolds

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

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

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

Inspiration

11 DIY Toys You Can Make This Christmas

While Christmas is the time of gift giving, it does not necessarily mean gift new, gift plastic, gift expensive. Resourceful parents have populated the internet with an array of DIY toys that keep children entertained. Keep on reading to find out how to make them!

2016-11-30 00:00:01By Natalie Reynolds

Local & Community

Making Your Own Christmas Decorations and Gifts Is Easier Than You Think!

Preloved member Rachael is a keen crafter and loves sharing her tips and creations to anyone who will listen. Today she discusses DIY Christmas decorations and gifts - they are easier than you think!

2016-11-28 00:00:18By Rachael McLaughlin

Inspiration

10 Alternatives to Wrapping Paper

While Christmas is, to many, the most wonderful time of the year, it is also the most wasteful. Do 5 minutes of mystery justify the amount of wrapping paper we use? We don't think so. Here are 10 ways to present a gift without wrapping paper.

2016-11-24 00:00:55By Natalie Reynolds