Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - LYNDA’S PROJECT -

Scour op-shops for an­tique con­tain­ers such as Swar­fega tins, fish­ing tackle boxes and berley buck­ets to store nails, nuts and bolts in. When I ac­ci­den­tally smashed our huge gilded mir­ror, in­stead of fret­ting about seven years of bad luck, I sta­pled pad­ding and hes­sian fab­ric over the back­ing board to make a no­tice­board for my hus­band to pin all his Su­percheap Auto re­ceipts to. Af­ter a hard day’s work un­der the bonnet, I can of­fer my bloke a re­lax­ing back rub with the vin­tage Vam­pire mas­sager my chil­dren bought him from An­tiques in Thames. It looks like a rub­ber hedge­hog crossed with a rolling pin. No sewing skills to make fab­ric bunt­ing? Use pink­ing shears and scis­sors to make pa­per bunt­ing in­stead. Cut a tri­an­gle tem­plate from stiff card­board then turn the pages of sec­ond­hand books, old mag­a­zines or wall­pa­per of­f­cuts into bunt­ing flags. Add a pair of metal eye­lets to the top of each flag to thread the twine through.

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