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Eager to try out a different DIY project? Learn how to make clay yourself using simple household ingredients and start crafting! We have chosen the 3 easiest and cheapest methods to make clay, so make sure you try them all before choosing your favourite. Don’t forget to tag us in your clay creations online using #manomaker – we would love to see what you’ve been up to! Go on, get making and seize the clay! 💪 How to Make Clay Cold Porcelain Clay Ingredients: 225 ml white glue 125 grams of cornflour 1 tbsp lemon juice/vinegar 1tbsp baby oil Optional glitter and food colouring Find a microwave safe bowl and fill it with the cornflour. Add in the remaining ingredients (excluding glitter and food colour) and stir well with a whisk or spoon until you reach paste-like consistency. Put the bowl in the microwave and heat it for 1 minute 30…

Sick of tripping over your hose reel and looking for a cheap way to cover it up? Hide your hose reel in this handy DIY planter box! The simple turning mechanism inside will allow you to take the hose reel in and out of storage easily, whilst making sure that your garden looks tidy. DIY Planter Box with Hose Reel Tools and materials To make a garden hose reel DIY planter box you’ll need the following tools and materials: Mitre saw Drill / screwdriver Hole saw drill bit cutter Wood drill bits Nail gun Coping saw Planks and rods of wood and a board of MDF measuring as follows: 5 planks measuring 240 x 68 x 2.1cm 1 plank measuring 240 x 3.2 x 3.2cm 1 rod measuring 100 x1.9cm and another measuring 100 x 2.7cm An MDF board measuring 120 x 60 x 3cm Wood screws Sand paper White…

There are so many different projects that you can do with pallets, but sometimes the hardest part can be painting them perfectly to finish off your project! That’s why we came up with our top DIY pallet painting tips to help you get a flawless finish each time! DIY pallet painting tips Remember that each pallet is unique and might take paint differently. Firstly, you need to make sure that you have a safe (and non toxic) pallet, you can check that by viewing our pallet sourcing guide here. Pallet wood can look so so great with a bit of roughness, but, the smoother the surface, the easier it is to paint! Use an orbital sander or sandpaper (80 grit works fine but aim for 120 girt or higher if you’re looking for uber smoothness) to find your middle ground. Once you’ve finished sanding, remove all of the dusk with a slightly damp…

Need a new table for your kitchen? If you’re a fan of rustic chic and you don’t want to spend too much, then roll your sleeves up and learn how make a DIY Pallet Table yourself. Pallets are so easy to find and versatile that you can create anything with them, from small pieces of furniture to large items. DIY Pallet Table Tools and materials To make your DIY pallet table you will need the following tools and materials: Reciprocating saw Reciprocating saw blade for wood and metal Orbital sander Mitre saw Drill/ screwdriver Pocket hole jig Nail gun Screw clamps 1 pallet measuring 120 × 100cm MDF panel measuring 120cm x 60cm x 10mm Wood screws Coloured varnish Brush Cost, time and difficulty This project can cost less than £40 depending on the tools you already have. If you need to purchase some of the tools and materials used, you can browse this…

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…