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

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


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


Consider Eco-friendly and Sustainable Gifts This Christmas

This year has seen a raise in minimalism, zero waste, and a strive towards a more environmentally aware way of life. As we move away from consumerism and get on board with charities, nothing quite beats the excitement of opening a present on Christmas morning. Check out 10 gifts for the environmentally conscious.

2016-11-20 00:00:54By Natalie Reynolds


Gifts in a Jar

Repurposing mason jars has become really popular among the creative people on the internet. With Christmas fast approaching, we have collated some great gift ideas to present in a jar.

2016-11-16 00:00:39By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

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


6 Unthreatening Pranks for Halloween

In the spirit of pranking people, but not destroying private or public property, nor making them feel threatened to the point of a fight or flight reaction, here are some pranks you can play on people this Halloween.

2016-10-29 00:00:29By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

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


7 Inspirational Caravan and Campervan Makeovers

While the dream is to get a caravan fit for use, the reality is that caravans that have already been renovated or customised will be more expensive. You don’t necessarily have to buy “a project”, but a slightly dated caravan will allow for a makeover that won’t break the bank.

2016-10-12 00:00:04By Natalie Reynolds


10 Simple Touches for Your Autumn Wedding

We love an autumn wedding: coppers and warm browns take centre stage and the level of cosiness reaches a new high. If you are planning a wedding for the upcoming months, we have collated a selection of finishing touches you can add to your big day.

2016-10-10 00:00:23By Natalie Reynolds