Tin Can Succulent Garden

Tin Can Succulent Garden This is yet another brilliant idea from Pinterest. A tin can succulent garden. It ticks two boxes. Recycles tin cans and is water wise. I took this pic just before we left for five months of traveling so some of the succulents had only just...

Business Card Holder

Business Card Holder Make your own business card holder using animal friendly pleather. These business card holders make great and inexpensive gifts. You can customise them by sticking on charms or punching and hand sewing them in embroidery thread. I've made a...

DIY Eye Mask

DIY Eye Mask This DIY eye mask is a modern minimal take on some of the clean over the top eye masks out there. I wanted something I could put on in one go. Not still have to tie it on at the back of my head. It had to keep out light so it would work for meditating....

Beaded Serviette Rings

Beaded Serviette Rings My daughter made these beaded serviette rings easily two decades ago when she was still living at home. What I like about them is they are light and small and so work well with paper serviettes. We've been experiencing the worst drought since...

Fireplace Restyle

Fireplace Restyle I cannot claim credit for this fireplace restyle. My seriously handy husband did this job. He also made the wooden bit the three lights are hanging from which you can see in the mirror - AND he made the wine racks to fit in the wall to the left of...

Repurposing Wine Corks

Repurposing Wine Corks Ever wondered how to go about repurposing wine corks? No surpise to find a way in Greenie Dresses for Less. Come spring I go mad and plant seeds, and then they come up, but is it a weed or a seed? And if a seed, which one did I plant in this...

Muslin Curtains Two Ways

Muslin Curtains Two Ways DIY Muslin Curtains Two Ways is showing how I made two sets of muslin curtains. These muslin curtains are made with with a slot. I had to come up with curtains rather quickly for a London apartment which lacked light - hence this pair of posts...

DIY Muslin Curtains Two Ways

DIY Muslin Curtains Two Ways DIY Muslin Curtains Two Ways is showing how I made two sets of muslin curtains. These muslin curtains are made with a fold over. I had to come up with curtains rather quickly for a London apartment which lacked light - hence this pair of...

DIY Apron

DIY Apron I made this particular DIY apron for a fancy dress party. My other half and I usually wear - these - aprons. And we wear them a lot since we've now added catering to our already busy lives - Vegan Pop Up Dining. What were we thinking? It's super duper easy...

Vertical Hanging Laundry Bag

Vertical Hanging Laundry Bag This vertical hanging laundry bag is a long thin leftover piece from a heavy cotton dropcloth used to cover my daughter's sofa. The inspiration for THAT DIY came from a blogger called - budgetsonadime on blogspot. See her photo and...

Suedette Business Card Holder

Suedette Business Card Holder I love, love suedette which is why I made this suedette business card holder. Don't do real skin ever due my vegan lifestyle. Suedette is as attractive as well as easier to sew since it doesn't stick to the foot of a sewing machine. Made...

Window Crystal

Window Crystals I'm a BIG fan of crystals and bought a few window crystals from a friend of a friend. They aren't at all difficult to make so I made a few more. Now every window in our home has a window crystal. They're supposed to be excellent Feng Shui and cast...

Easy Sofa Cover

Easy Sofa Cover This easy sofa cover evolved out of desperation. My other half and I do - Vegan Pop Up Dining - and someone messed a drink on our sofa. I managed to wipe the mark off out but the original denim cover hadn't been pre-washed and the dye smudged. It...

DIY Drawstring Laundry Bag

DIY Drawstring Laundry Bag These DIY drawstring laundry bags were originally made for our boat. Super handy to divide up washing according to colour and schelp them to the nearest laundry. But they also proved very useful in our accomodation in London. DIY drawstring...

Blockout Curtains

Blockout Curtains Why would anyone want blockout curtains? Simple. They block out light helping you sleep better. And they add an extra layer of insulation so noise and temperatures are muted. What if you already have the perfect curtains? Make your own DIY Blockout...

Pleather Spectacle Case

Pleather Spectacle Case I made this pleather spectacle case along with a set of DIY mobile phone covers - Mobile Phone Covers - and a tote bag - Pleather Tote Bag.  They are all dead easy to make. The only two things to get right are: - cutting the edges straight...

Hot Pad

Hot Pad Honestly not sure what to call this thing. Hot pad? Heat protective mat? Kitchen counter cover? Whatever it is, I had left-over heat protective material and decided to make two of these to match the - Oven Gloves - made a few weeks back. They are super handy...

Cheeze Board

Cheeze Board Why did I not think to make our own cheeze boards before? Or as in the picture above, a chocolate and berry board? It's not at all difficult to make a rustic cheeze board like the one here. I might have mentioned in a previous post that we've started...

DIY Oven Gloves

DIY Oven Gloves Who makes DIY oven gloves? Not me. Not before this. They're so easy to buy and a bit of a fuss to make. My other half and I love, love, love making food and recently started a Pop Up Dining Experience at our house. Check that out - here. Fair to say...

Luggage Tag

Luggage Tag The last time we went to visit family up north the chauffeur who collected us commented on our luggage tags. He said he could see where we lived. I thought that was the point. Then he pointed out that anyone who walked past our bags could have read our...

Meet Greenie

My name is Karen. I live in Cape Town, South Africa. This blog is about how to make your own, how to recycle, restyle and up-cycle.

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