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Easy to change, jar labels...

I like to use jars to store things in and sometimes they need to be labeled so that other people using the kitchen know whats in my jars!

I used to make all sorts of fancy labels which was fun and looked great but was annoying when the contents changed or you wanted to be more specific with the label than just "Tea" or "Coffee."

I also used to cut the name of the product off the packet and then drop it inside the jar but it usually ended up unreadable or covered up by the contents of the jar - and then just recently - I had an idea!

Here's what I did...

I cut the labels off the packets as if I was going to drop them into the jar...

And the just stuck them to the jar with a rubber band! Too easy!

This works wel for my tea labels as I change teas depending on where I get them from from time to time.

As you can see this jar has had a number of teas in it. I keep the labels underneath the current one to save me having to chop up the box again as I often buy the sam…

Covering an old lampshade with lace...

We have a lovely area under our pergola that we use a lot in the summer, especially in the evenings when everyone is home. I have had various light shades in there and the weather eventually gets to them all. So this incarnation is probably another quick fix - which works for me as I can keep changing things around - just because its fun to do!

I found this lampshade at the local op shop for a couple of dollars and was originally going to strip it all off and used a strip of a lacy table cloth that a neighbour gave me to cover it. At the last minute I decided to leave it on and cover the shade with the lace...

Here's what I did...


My $3 lampshade sitting on my craft space awaiting its make over.

Its not in A1 condition but since I'm going to cover the shade and you wont see a lot of the creases, it wont matter. I put a bead of good craft glue around the top of the shade.

laid the lace over the top and pegged it on.

I folded the lace up so that it could hand loosely over the ed…
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