98. How to Make Earrings From a Drinks Can

How to make a pair of earrings from a drinks can

If you’d like to skip straight to the creative project and learn how to make earrings from a drinks can then scroll down until you see Blue’s paw print below.salvagebox.co.uk - Blue's paw

This episode is subtitled: ‘Something old, something new…’

‘These are for you, Beryl. I hope you like them.’ I said as I handed her a little chiffon bag containing a pair of earrings. She put them in and smiled as she gazed at herself in her elegant blue dress and jacket, with her simple rose posy and now a pair of earrings to complete her look.

‘They’re lovely Jen, thank you. I can’t image what you made them of!’ She took one more look in the mirror and said quietly, ‘I don’t recognise meself,’ and then took a couple of deep breaths before we set off for the registry office.

She looked beautiful but her hands were shaking slightly as she put her seatbelt on. I knew it was more than just wedding day nerves.

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97. How to Make a Pen Pot From an Old Can

How to make a pen pot from an old can

If you’d like to skip straight to the creative project and learn how to make a pen pot from an old can then scroll down until you see Blue’s paw print below.salvagebox.co.uk - Blue's paw

This episode is subtitled: ‘Should I do it…?’

The forefinger of my sweaty right hand was poised on the trigger of the glue gun while my mind felt like scrambled egg, not knowing what to say or do. The woman standing before me was slim and elegant with perfect blonde hair swept up into a style that looked French, chic. Why had Francesca come to see me? And why hadn’t I put any make-up on this morning? Nothing. Not even a bit of eyeliner. I couldn’t even convince myself that I’d brushed my hair.

Oh Jenny, what’s happened to you? I used to take great care of my appearance when I worked in the bank on the high street – it was expected – but for the past few years Kim and I have run Teacups & Tulips and I’ve just immersed myself in flower arrangements and forgotten about everything else.

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26. How to Make a Lantern From a Can

Give your cans another lease of life before you recycle them! Turn them into garden lanterns for long warm summer evenings.

This episode is subtitled: ‘Here comes the summer…’

We all know the score; summer arrives, but not necessarily the sun. The long light evenings should be perfect for an outdoor gathering of friends but the weather is so unpredictable you never know whether you’re going to need your wellies or your sunglasses.

Kim and I decided we’d take a chance last Saturday evening and we invited the girls from work and their partners for an informal do in the garden. My garden? Well, I offered but Kim wanted to try out her new fire pit so she was keen to host it at hers. It was only a gesture on my part because I think we both knew that we’d struggle to fit everyone into my bijou patch of cottagey quaintness.

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