DIY Hero finalist Amanda Van Den Elzen hopes to cash in on crocheting

Amanda Van Den Elzen of Seymour hopes to be the DIY Hero. The self-described hippie is accomplished at the art of crocheting and is known around the area for her crocheted tops featured at festivals. The top prize in the contest, sponsored by Barnwood Living, is $ 25,000 and a two-page feature in Make: magazine. … Read more

Arts and crafts legend Tonia Todman shows how to create stunning DIY paper poppies

Australian TV personality and craftwork expert, Tonia Todman, known to her followers as the Queen of Craft, has dropped by The Morning Show to encourage more of us to get creative around the home this month. Tonia is collaborating with Spotlight to help celebrate self-expression and creativity with Make It March, in a bid to … Read more

50 Fun Activities for Kids

designimprovised If there’s two words that strike fear into the heart of any parent, it’s the dreaded “I’m bored.” No matter how many toys they have, no matter what their screen-time allotment is, no matter how many books they haven’t read, the boredom blues still seem to strike when parents are least prepared for them. … Read more

Easter crafts for kids: Six DIY craft activities for families with kids to celebrate Easter – including a scavenger hunt

During the Easter holidays, there are plenty of creative ways to celebrate the festive period with children. Keeping the children entertained during the school holidays can not only be difficult, but expensive too. Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise So here are some fun ideas of activities to … Read more

Boho Style: DIY Painted Bed

This DIY painted bed is inspired by my Instagram feed – I follow a lot of boho-inspired home decor accounts and decided to stop scrolling and put my ideas into action. I did my homework and researched to find a brand new bed, solid enough to last for years and smooth enough to withstand a … Read more