Friday, 26 June 2015

7 DIY Crafts That Will Inspire You To Try It Yourself

More than providing the tools and appliances, we love to inspire. In the words of former president of the United States of America, John Quincy Adams, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

As leaders in home improvement and construction, we thought in this week’s post, we will do our best to inspire you with great craft ideas that are effortless to try and could potentially improve the look and feel of your home.

Penguins are definitely in the ‘most adorable’ top 10 but this one takes first place.

Colours make people happy and so does hot tea. What happens if you put them both together?

A little trick that I’m sure everybody would want to know. We hear snowflakes are a bit tougher but look better.

An inspirational list is nothing without a sweet treat.

Love to be organised? This can really help you out and it’s easy to do.
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“Winter is coming” and that call for knitted shoes.

We saved the best for last. An eco-friendly flower pot.

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Friday, 19 June 2015

The Black & Decker Father’s Day Gift Helper

We sometimes do not realize a father’s role in our upbringing. A figure of strength and guidance. Someone who will always protect us and ask questions later. For sons he is the epitome of ‘Man’ and for daughters he is someone to run to when in need of comfort and security. Father’s Day 2015 is just a few days away and many of you must be a little stuck for choice when it comes to choosing the right gift for your dad. A gift that says, “I love you and thank you for everything.”

Let’s break this down a bit to help you, here’s an easy to follow gift helper that will definitely help you in getting your Father’s Day gift ready before the 21st.

Links To Guides

Below are links to guides for the ideas mentioned in the Father’s Day Gifting Helper.
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Friday, 12 June 2015

Five House Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Finding new ways to make life a little easier is always time well spent. So we decided that we would find innovative house hacks for you because we understand how important your time is. In the list below you will find easy, cost effective and fun ways to make your house a little more functional and a little less boring by using everyday items that are just lying around the house.

1. Door Knob Hangers

If you’re always looking for a place to hang your towels or clothes in the bathroom, this hack is just for you. Try fixing an old door knob to the wall, it looks great and you’ll never have to pick your clothes up of the floor again.

2. What Chalk is Really For

Don’t you just hate it when someone greases up your freshly painted wall? Well, you can solve your greasy fingerprint problem with chalk. Just chalk up the fingerprints and wipe down with a damp cloth.

3. Wired up Coat Hangers

With the age of technology comes cables and knotted wires, one of the most widely faced issues. Use a coat hanger to easily store your old cables and wires and you’ll never have to sit there for hours unravelling them.

4. When Life Gives You Lemons

Everybody loves to eat home-cooked food, but only a few will stay back to help clean up. Ovens take the longest, but if you cut a few lemons, put them in some water and then place them in a pre-heated oven until the water starts boiling, you’ll be able to wipe away that stubborn grease with ease.

5. The Nail, the Hammer and the Magnet

All DIY lovers, glue a magnet to the end of your hammer so you don’t have to hold dirty nails in your mouth while you work.

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Thursday, 4 June 2015

5 Reasons Why DIY is So Amazing

Making something with your own hands is always a feeling of indescribable happiness. Perhaps, that’s the reason which has led to the growing popularity of DIY products in the world.

From page wreaths to lava lamps, DIY lets you explore your hidden skills and inner talents, and once you see the positive results, your happiness will be boundless.

Here we give you five reasons, why DIY is so amazing for your life:

1. It brings out a feeling of independence in you

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The human mind is a very dependent substance. From food to clothes to shelter, it is programmed to depend on outer sources to have its bucket list fulfilled. DIY gives you the chance to give yourself a shot, be it by making your own clothes, designing the walls of your house by yourself or by preparing a delicious meal. It lets you explore your own personality and pave way for a more independent you in the long run!

2. It gives you the best platform to learn

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In life, we try, we fail. We try again, and maybe we fail again. We try once more, and voila! We succeed! That is what DIY is all about as well. It helps you to adapt to the trial and error that life is, gives you a taste of bitter and sweet from both worlds of failure and success and most importantly, let’s you learn and become a pro from a beginner.

3. It brings you appreciation

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How many people are able to stitch their own clothes, design their walls and gift their friends, hand-made goodies? With DIY you can not only do this stuff, but also earn accolades from others for being able to do so.

4. It is pocket friendly

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While DIY is no doubt time demanding, it is also pocket friendly and can save you a lot of money which would be otherwise spent on buying things from conventional stores.
5. Self made is euphoric

Recall the moment you got your first pay check after pouring in all the sweat and hard work? Wasn’t it the best feeling? Well, with Do it yourself, you can always relive that feeling as being self-made or making anything yourself is probably in the world.

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