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Create a seashell wall hanging

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Create a seashell wall hanging

Here's a diy idea for those of you who (like me) love collecting seashells but don't know what to do with them. It's a great one for doing with kids too - I have the fondest memories from my childhood of threading little shells onto strings and making necklaces with my Grandma! What you will need Seashells (it's really up to you how long you'd like to make yours and what size shells you'd like to use - I went with a single string of 7) Stick or length of dowel String Needle Awl (or equivalent) or small hand drill for making holes in...

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Create a tassel keyring from fabric

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Create a tassel keyring from fabric

Use any piece of woven fabric to make a beautiful tassel keyring. This DIY is perfect for making use of something you might otherwise throw away like an old scarf you no longer wear or leftover fabric from another project and the instructions can easily be adapted to make all sorts of tassels in all sorts of sizes. What you need 1 x piece of woven fabric (such as linen or cotton) measuring approx 26cm x 9cm1 x 60cm piece of embroidery thread in contrasting / complimentary colour1 x 2.5cm wide lobster clasp or split ring1 x yarn needle1 x pair...

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Create a eucalyptus wall hanging

Clare Mazitelli How to Style

Create a eucalyptus wall hanging

Here's another Australian native flora DIY to pretty up your walls! What you will need Eucalyptus leaves/branches  Stick or length of dowel (I used a stick about 15cm long) String Step 1 Separate your sticks and leaves into seperate lengths and lay them out to see how they look together and trim as you like. Obviously your wall hanging can be as big or small as you like but for mine I used 5 branches of small leaves, each about 20cm long. Step 2 Tie some string around the end of the branch and then loop and tie around the hanging...

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Create your own wall art with native plants

Clare Mazitelli How to Style

Create your own wall art with native plants

I absolutely love indoor plants but am not the best at looking after them so I really like this idea to bring more plant life inside without the maintenance!  What you will need: Leaves and flowers (I recommend using a lot so you can choose the best ones to frame once they are dry) Glass picture frames Paper towel Double sided sticky tape Some large, heavy books (that you're happy not to read for a while!) Step 1 Place your leaves and flowers between two layers of paper towel, being careful not to overlap where possible. Then place inside the...

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How to make a stop motion animation

Clare Mazitelli How to Instagram Meet the Maker

How to make a stop motion animation

I recently posted a stop motion animation on Instagram as part of the March Meet the Maker challenge and received a great response so thought I'd share how I do them. I'm sure you'll realise it's actually much simpler than it seems and you might like to have a go too! I'd always thought you would need thousands of images for a five second animation and you'll be pleased to know that is not the case. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Clare Mazitelli Designs (@claremazitellidesigns) on Mar 3, 2019 at 7:49pm PST   What you need...

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