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DIY Gift Ideas

Our Advent Calendar of DIY Gift Ideas: Part Two

Part two of our DIY Gift Guide - twelve more stocking filler/ Secret Santa ideas to keep you crafting this Christmas with affordable ways to give your someone special something special.  Don't...

DIY Gift Ideas

Our Advent Calendar of DIY Gift Ideas: Part One

Christmas can be an expensive and stressful time of year when it comes to finding presents. Here at Oxfam we've hunted through our archives to find you 24 affordable crafts you can create to...

Halloween Ideas: Male Characters

Halloween will soon be upon us! Bringing with it ghosts and ghouls and all manner of spooky goings on! So best to be well prepared for the annual event and plan your fancy dress outfit soon. Rather...

DIY: Felt Flower Upcycling Idea

This simple hand-sewing idea makes use of any woolen items that have become useless. A favourite wool or cashmere jumper might be too used to donate, so if its not been felted accidently then do...

How To Dye Suede Shoes

The trouble with suede shoes is that they can get ruined really easily. Even water can leave a stain on fresh suede, so it's no wonder that so many of us avoid buying suede shoes in favour of...

Customising with Pom-Poms and Splits

Adding your own personality to a cotton top is almost 'too easy' with this quick DIY project. Yes, there's really no excuse not to customise your clothing when you can buy easy-to-apply...

DIY: Sleeveless Shirt

Upcycling extends the life of clothes, could be virtually free and adds a style unique to you - so why not give it a try? Materials:  a favourite summer shirt ...

DIY: Ribbon Tie Top

An item of clothing I believe you can always find hidden amongst charity shop rails (or in any wardrobe!) is a Breton striped top. I have purchased many such t-shirts over the years and it sometimes...

Shoe Makeover: Gold Brogues

Have you got a favourite pair of shoes that are terribly scuffed but that you just can't part with because they are SO comfy? Or perhaps you've picked up a fabulous second-hand pair but you've...

DIY Sleeveless Blazer

It's official - sleeveless blazers are everywhere this season! They're the perfect transitional piece to take you from cold, dark days of winter into the decidedly more fashion-friendly spring,...

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