88. How to Make Tinted Glass Lanterns

How to make a tinted glass lantern

If you’d like to skip straight to the creative project and learn how to make tinted glass lanterns from old jam jars then scroll down until you see Blue’s paw print below.salvagebox.co.uk - Blue's paw

This episode is subtitled: ‘That’s told you, Gary…!’

‘I can’t believe I’m finally flying the nest!’ said Jaz excitedly as we pulled up onto the wide drive of the large Victorian semi on Wesley Road.

I see Jaz every day in the same clothes (almost), carrying the same bag, spouting the same anti-consumerism slogans, so I was surprised by just how much stuff we were moving in to her new home. We grabbed a box each and walked up to the front door.

‘Welcome!’ said Ruth, who’d come down to let us in. Jaz had guessed correctly that the middle buzzer was for the flat she was going to be sharing with Ruth. ‘Let me show you round,’ she continued, relieving Jaz of her box, and we headed up a beautiful staircase that swept round onto a big landing. The sturdy Victorian door had had a Yale lock fitted but Ruth had propped it open so we were able to go straight through.

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80. How to Create a Plant Pot from a Jam Jar

how to create a plant pot from a jam jar

If you’d like to skip straight to the creative project and see how to make these plant pots then scroll down until you see Blue’s paw print below.salvagebox.co.uk - Blue's paw

This episode is subtitled: ‘A twin room with a sea view…’

It’s lovely to feel the warmth of the sun on you when you step off the plane at your holiday destination. The sky was cloudless and I was worried that I’d taken Kim’s advice too literally when I packed for chilly Scottish weather.

‘It’s a shame we might be leaving this heat behind,’ said Julia who was more worried that her freshly waxed legs wouldn’t see the light of day after we’d headed further north to Shetland on our connecting flight.

‘By the way,’ she said, conspiratorially, ‘what happens in Shetland stays in Shetland.’

‘Julia!’ I said, ‘This isn’t an 18-30s holiday!’ And besides, what did she think was going to happen on a remote Scottish island with only a handful of inhabitants?

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