A Crafty Hibernation

After an Autumn-Winter hiatus, I’m looking forward to catching you up on some makes from what I’ve started to term ‘My Crafty Hibernation’.

I’m slowly finding out that my making has a very seasonal quality – furniture restoration is firmly rooted in warm summer’s eves between sips of a G&T, while knitting snuggled up in front of movie with a hot chocolate is my activity of choice for the winter. No surprises there, really. So, while I’ve only been making at a snail’s pace for the last 3 months, I have been making.

First, I thought I’d share with you the pinnacle of my 2015 making – The Handmade Fair, and boy, what a perfect way to top off a busy Spring/Summer and get the creative juices flowing.

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Flowers in the decoupaged planter

[Tutorial] How to decoupage an outdoor planter

This time last year I discovered Mod Podge and I fell in love. Not only can I now customise everything¬†(including me mades), they’ll also better withstand some of the wear and tear of everyday life in the Rocket household.

One of its most intriguing uses is for stuff what lives outdoors. I find a lot of shop bought things, like garden furniture and plant pots, a bit generic, and, dare I say, boring, but now I have another DIY option and an outdoor planter is just one of the ways I’ve played around with introducing¬†decoupage in my garden. Continue reading “[Tutorial] How to decoupage an outdoor planter”