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Entertain the kids and practice your DIY skills at the same time with these creative giant garden games! You’re never too old to make (or play!) jenga, connect four, angry birds or kerplunk – so what are you waiting for? Roll those sleeves up, start planning your wood cuts, and get DIY-ing with these walk through tutorials! (You can adapt the measurements for all of these giant garden games to make it the perfect size for you! Remember to let us know how your project came along on social media by searching for @manomano.co.uk). Giant Garden Games Giant Jenga (Easy) Tools and Materials 54 Feet of 2×4 wooden planks:straight boards (dismantle a pallet, if you like) Tape measure and pencil Hand saw Orbital sander or sand paper Damp Cloth Wood stain Instructions *Remember that jenga towers are square if you look straight down at them!* -Chop your wood into 54…

It’s National Home Improvement Week and we’ve teamed up with different makers to bring you six projects to improve your home! These DIY projects are all suitable for beginners, and so everyone can get involved. 1. Rainbow Wall Painting Bring the rainbow to any bedroom, children’s or not (no judgement here) with this painted rainbow by interior designer Melanie Lissack. 2. LED Volcano Light Who doesn’t want a light that looks like a volcano?? Check out this creative project by Out Of The Woods! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw_ehIgKyf0&t=1s 3. Upcycled Plant Pot With just a little twine or rope and a handy hot glue gun, MakeItSoph shows us how easy it is to upcycle a simple plant pot into something creative and unusual! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlChpEOroGM&amp=&feature=youtu.be 4. Cork Art Decor Don’t throw away your corks – recycle them into an amazing wall art decal like Nino from Nin0craft. You can transform them into any shape you like!…

Whether you’re looking for chalk paint furniture ideas, unusual ways to use chalk paint, or how to apply the paint and distress it, this article will cover all your chalk paint related questions. We also have a whole range of inspiration for you, from painting dressers to tiles – who knew chalk paint could be used in so many ways? What is chalk paint Chalk paint is a type of paint which creates a chalky appearance. It’s great for creating a rustic, aged look, and lends itself particularly well to being distressed. Chalk paint is also great if you’re feeling a little lazy, and you don’t fancy going through all the motions of stripping, sanding and prepping your surface. Chalk paint adheres very well to surfaces, so you can get a great finish without all the steps. Chalk paint is great for beginners, as its very forgiving. If you do…

It’s Mother’s Day on the 11th of March, and what better present is there than to make something for the woman who made you. String art is becoming increasingly popular, and is a fun way to make an art piece, whether you’re an artistic expert, or you just want to have a little creative fun. Using string, twine or yarn and nails, this is a little different from painting or drawing (and very forgiving). If you’re looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas that are fun, personalised and thoughtful, you’ve come to the right place. Tools and materials Nails Hammer Sander Wood or cork String or twine Hanging strips (if using cork) Varnish or stain (optional) Cost, time and difficulty This DIY can totally be done by beginners. It also lends itself to customisation depending on your level of DIY/how much time you can invest in the project (see the end for…

It’s Mother’s Day on the 11th of March, and what better present is there than to make something for the woman who made you. We’ve put together Mother’s Day gift ideas, all doable before this Sunday. There are a range of levels of difficulty and length of project – so no excuses! 1. Macrame Plant Holder To make this, all you’ll need is rope and your potted plant. Split the rope into pairs and tie it in sections to create the structure for your macrame holder (you can tie it around the pot to make your life a little easier). 2. Reclaimed Wood Photo Display This little photo holder will be a great addition to any house. It’s great as it can be customised with the types of photos or prints your mum likes, whether these are photos of the family or quirky postcards. It’s a pretty simple make – just…