After removing the labels &  washing out a number of empty food tins, I planted a variety of succulent plants in them & decided they would be great handmade gifts for my work colleagues & school teachers last Christmas. I covered them in laminated scrapbooking paper.

After removing the labels & washing out a number of empty food tins, I planted a variety of succulent plants in them & decided they would be great handmade gifts for my work colleagues & school teachers last Christmas. I covered them in laminated scrapbooking paper.

This is a $4 peg bucket from a discount store  but I use it for a rubbish bin in my car which keeps my car clean & tidy. The handle makes it easy (especially for children) to take out, empty & hang back up again on the back of the seat headrests.

This is a $4 peg bucket from a discount store but I use it for a rubbish bin in my car which keeps my car clean & tidy. The handle makes it easy (especially for children) to take out, empty & hang back up again on the back of the seat headrests.

I up cycled this old picture  frame by painting it white then gave it a light sand for a distressed look. I attached little screws on both sides at the back & tied my string across to hold the little pegs for Polaroid size photos. I printed out the little bunting for a birthday gift.

I up cycled this old picture frame by painting it white then gave it a light sand for a distressed look. I attached little screws on both sides at the back & tied my string across to hold the little pegs for Polaroid size photos. I printed out the little bunting for a birthday gift.

"Think outside the square you live in". I transformed these old milk crates into colourful & cute seats for school aged children with fake grass for texture & comfort too.

"Think outside the square you live in". I transformed these old milk crates into colourful & cute seats for school aged children with fake grass for texture & comfort too.

My idea of bunting to suit a mint themed baby shower & it then becomes a useful gift as well.

My idea of bunting to suit a mint themed baby shower & it then becomes a useful gift as well.

Brighten up a librarian or teachers desk with a bunch of flowers made from lead pencils. Spray lightly with your favourite perfume to give an aroma of real flowers.

Brighten up a librarian or teachers desk with a bunch of flowers made from lead pencils. Spray lightly with your favourite perfume to give an aroma of real flowers.

Lead pencils made to look like a bouquet of flowers.

Lead pencils made to look like a bouquet of flowers.

How cute are these personalised chocolates made from a silicone alphabet mould? I placed them on the cardboard tag which slid inside a small cellophane bag making it a simple but effective gift.

How cute are these personalised chocolates made from a silicone alphabet mould? I placed them on the cardboard tag which slid inside a small cellophane bag making it a simple but effective gift.

Little laminated dishwasher helpers.

Little laminated dishwasher helpers.

My way of getting everyone to either stack or unpack the dishwasher, always knowing if it's clean or dirty. Blu tacked on one on at a time....

My way of getting everyone to either stack or unpack the dishwasher, always knowing if it's clean or dirty. Blu tacked on one on at a time.


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