AUGUST 2016 - Nic & Wes Builders Pte Ltd Newsletter (Issue 75)
Subject: AUGUST 2016 - Nic & Wes Builders Pte Ltd Newsletter (Issue 75)
Send date: 2016-08-01
Issue #: 75
AUGUST 2016 ISSUE 75
IN FOCUS: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW PART 4By Nicole Kow
In the last installment feature of Something Old, Something New I’ve gathered the perfect projects that will make any craft novice look like an expert. These 3 tutorials will each require minimal materials and things you probably already have at home. Click on the videos for the full tutorials.
Macramé Pot Hanger
The art of macramé can really make one’s jaw drop to see how loose pieces of twine once strategically knotted can create such beautiful bohemian creations. The raw yet artistic feel of macramé can produce all sorts of homewares ranging from curtains to hammocks and plant holders. If you would love to create your very own pot hanger without going cross-eyed, then this is the project for you! Besides the pot of your choice, the only other essential material needed is old leggings. It’s just a matter of a couple of snips and a knot and you will have your very own macramé hanger ready for use.
Photo Frame Collage
Displaying photos is a splendid way of turning a house into a home. The visual mementos are essentially pieces of frozen time that garner fond or nostalgic memories. While mixing and matching photo frames to accommodate photos can be fun it can also be time-consuming. Instead grab a large photo frame and turn it into a rustic collage of your favourite pieces. It’s not just easy but it’s fun to do with the family. With just the addition of cord, clips and thumbtacks, you will be displaying your favourite photos in no time.
Have you ever had a piece of furniture which you would probably never get rid of but at the same time could do with a little sprucing? This project works in well if you have a set of drawers. By keeping most of the piece in its original feel, the surprise only comes in when the drawer is pulled revealing painted motifs on the sides. Keeping the project as simple as possible, the tools needed are stencils, acrylic paint and a sponge brush to pull off this understated makeover.
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