Win £25 Hobbycraft voucher with your upcycling know-how

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED

Win Hobbycraft voucher with bedroom storage maker
Win Hobbycraft voucher with bedroom storage maker
I have a rather exciting new competition for my readers and it involves HobbyCraft!  I know exciting right!  The lovely people over at Bedroom Storage Makers want to know your top tips and tricks for upcycling or revamping your home.

For me, plain boring wooden storage boxes have the most potential, especially if old and dated as these can be covered in chalkboard paint, comic book pages or one of my favourites - Harry Potter pages and give you that new WOW factor again.


Do you have a clever use for old jam jars, toilet rolls or milk bottles?  Here's how you could win £25 to spend at Hobbycraft:

Let me know your tips/tricks for upcycling or revamping your home.  You can either:
 Leave a comment on this blog post
 Leave me a comment on this post on my facebook page
 Tweet me @RachaelJessBlog with #RJRevamp or
 Drop me an email mail@Rachaeljess.com

Lots of choice but only 1 entry per person please.

I will update this post with my favourite tips by 31st July, and from that list choose my overall favourite.  That tip will then be added to Bedroom Storage Maker's blog and not only will you be credited for your tip but you will also receive a £25 Gift Voucher - how does that sound?

Look forward to reading your tips, good luck xoxo




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The prize is for 1 £25 voucher for Hobbycraft
This competition is open to UK residents only.
No cash alternative is available
The winner will receive the prize direct from Receptional Marketing.
By entering this competition you are agreeing to send your email and address to RachaelJess.com
All entries will be checked.
If no response from the winner after 2 weeks another winner will be drawn.



My favourite tips from my readers :

Cate: I upcycled some milk cartons and bottles in to this water wall for the kids
Jennifer: My tip would be to use keep old clothes to make into new things. Baby clothes make gorgeous quilts... I still have my maternity dresses that I plan on using to make some nice dresses for my daughter.
Esther: My tip is to salvage fabric squares from old clothes- baby clothes are nice as they have sentimental value, and upcycle them into new blankets and cushions
Natasha:I love using toilet rolls in crafts. I have made some toilet roll kids candles, I have used them as seedling trays. But my favourite thing I have made with them was my toilet roll advent calendar.
Jennie: My latest up-cycle project has been painting used car tyres with bright masonry paint and then stacking them up as plant fillers and bird baths.

I wish I had more vouchers, there were so many great tips, but my favourite thrifty up-cycling tip is:


I use old clothes to make cushions or toys for cats and 
donate them to an animal sanctuary

Congratulations Jenni, you've won yourself £25 Hobbycraft voucher.


24 comments:

  1. My tip is to salvage fabric squares from old clothes- baby clothes are nice as they have sentimental value, and upcycle them into new blankets and cushions

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  2. If it old and tired either get rid of it or upcycle it. Otherwise you will have too much stuff in your house

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  3. I keep my walls a neutral colour so I can easily update a room by changing the colour of the soft furnishings.

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  4. My tip is to update old bedroom furniture that you you don't like the colour e.g. dark oak or pine - rub it down and paint it with a smart colour of wooden paint and this will brighten up your bedroom and also make it look modern and the room brighter :)

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  5. My tip is to look at anything you are going to throw away really carefully and give yourself time to spot something else it could be used for before you do. We recently made a mini greenhouse and cold frame from the frame of an old bed base and some polythene sheeting. A further section of the base and an old sheet of plywood made a potting table. The last few pieces of wood made a planter to stand at the side of the shed with flowers in. They were all painted with leftover shed paint so all the bits and pieces in the garden match.

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  6. I love using toilet rolls in crafts. I have made some toilet roll kids candles -here http://serenityyou.com/2012/12/toilet-roll-candles-kids-craft.html and here I have used them as seedling trays http://serenityyou.com/2012/06/using-toilet-paper-rolls-as-seedlings-trays.html

    But my favourite thing I have made with them was my toilet roll advent calendar - http://serenityyou.com/2011/11/toilet-roll-advent-calendar.html

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  7. Using materials from old clothes to sew new things :)

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  8. My best tip is not to be afraid to try... I really wanted to jazz up my wooden garden furniture but was worried it would look silly, then I just grabbed a paint brush and gave it a go and now I have some lovely light blue distressed looking chairs!

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  9. i use old napkins to decoupage things like jam jars they make great little storage jars and look pretty

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  10. I use old coffee jars as tea candle holders in the garden. I put coloured rice in the jar and then place the tea candle in it.

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  11. fab comp - as you know i'm not very talented with crafts and upcycling and usually have disasters - But one of the things I want to make it a Peg Bag made from one of my daughters old dresses that I can't bear to throw out. It is a case of folding and stitching along the bottom part of the dress and putting a small hanger in the top of it so it can be filled with pegs when hanging out the washing. x

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  12. My latest up-cycle project has been painting used car tyres with bright masonry paint and then stacking them up as plant fillers and bird baths. The grand kids love them too x

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  13. I love to use old clothing, mainly things made of t-shirt material, to make into fabric yarn to crochet new things with. I've managed a couple of bags and would like to try to make a rug next. I may have to buy some old t-shirts from charity shops to get enough though.

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  14. We paint old jars with glass paint and stick sparkly bits on, ribbons and or glitter etc to create pen holders, candle holders/jewllery jars and much more. We have even boxed them up to make them as gifts for birthdays/christmas.

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  15. My top tip is to ask people what they would dod something or look for inspiration online from other peopels projects!! It's amazing how many times people have suggested things to me that I never would have thought of myself!!

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  16. I try to upcycle things in crafts. Ive recently started making tea-light holders from all the baby food jars I have collected during weaning my son. I got some glass etch spray and stencils and made lovely patterned lights.

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  17. For a cheap but creative way to brighten up plain walls get some free samples of wallpaper, put them into a frame and hang them. You'll have your own unique framed art. The best thing is that when you get bored you just get some new samples and update the frames!

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  18. Using old clothes as fabric to make toys and other items

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  19. I try not to throw old clothes out ...If they not fit for charity shop I use for clothes dusters etc. I have recently started making my own cushion covers and covered a very dated cushion from an old dress I had. my greatest achievement is, I used a zara scarf which I loved but it was badly torn, to cover the seats on two dining room chairs! I no its probably not much to most people but as am not particularly talented in sewing and crafting I feel really proud of my achievement!

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  20. Put casters on old wooden drawers paint them to compliment your bedroom colours and use them as under bed storage

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  21. Jennifer IJuly 29, 2015

    My tip would be to use keep old clothes to make into new things. Baby clothes make gorgeous quilts... I still have my maternity dresses that I plan on using to make some nice dresses for my daughter.

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  22. I've done several blog posts on upcycling but my favourite is adding new calendar tabs to the lovely calendars that my children have made. You can see full details on my blog https://blogmumjd.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/a-new-lease-of-life-for-calendars/

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  23. Everything has a 2nd purpose so think hard before throwing anything away! Old pans- planters, yoghurt pots - jelly moulds, repaint old furniture, Tyre's - planters, seating, sand pit, palettes - garden furniture. Possibilites are endless x

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  24. #RJRevamp I use old clothes to make cushions or toys for cats and give them to an animal sanctuary

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