Christmas gift wrapping ideas

What’s better than receiving a gift? Giving one. We have a great variety of gift ideas in our annual Christmas Gift Guide, so naturally gift purchasing is done and dusted. Now we need to think about wrapping! If you are tired of the same old wrapping …

Table setting the Christmas way

Christmas lunch can either be very stressful or easy-breezy. Let’s try for the latter this year. After reading this blog you will be fully equipped to set a table like a pro! So that’s one less thing you need to fret about. Name tags Let’s start …

Make your own Christmas crackers

Tis’ the season to be jolly… fa la la la la la la la la! The festive season is fast approaching. As it draws nearer, get some things off your to-do list. Christmas crackers are always a must. Instead of buying them, why not create your own this year. Get …

How to plan a baby shower

Anyone can be a baby shower planner. You just need to make time and be committed, and don’t forget to make it fun! When you are given a solemn responsibility to plan a baby shower for your sister, friend, cousin, or colleague, you know it’s a big deal, …

It’s your party, DIY if you want to

DIY can mean different things to different people, even though the overall definition doesn’t really change. One thing that everyone can agree on is that DIY is really about doing something yourself, something you can truly be proud of. Whether you are a …

Braai pie recipe

In all honesty, the first time I was introduced to the concept of a braai pie was when I saw my very first Suzelle DIY video; if you don’t know who Suzelle is, look her up and get ready for a good laugh. Looking back, I can’t believe I didn’t know what …

10 hand tools for your garden

Gardening is easier and more fun when you have the right garden tools. Here are 10 hand garden tools no gardener should be without. Hand trowels A garden trowel is designed for small jobs such as transplanting young plants, digging holes and …

How to make compost at home

With spring upon us, it’s the perfect time to spruce up your garden and get your fingers dirty!  We humans produce a lot of waste, a lot more than we should (but that’s a topic for another day). On the positive side, with all that waste comes the …

5 tips for a beautiful bathroom

For me, bathrooms used to be utilitarian spaces one visits to perform a specific task and then leaves as soon as possible. Then I found myself in one magical bathroom. It was big and the walls, the floor and the ceiling were covered with black tiles, and …

Himalayan salt lamps

Have your heard of Himalayan salt lamps? A salt lamp is basically just a beautiful chunk of pink Himalayan salt which has a hole carved inside to fit a light bulb. When switched on, these lamps bring a soothing, warm light to any room. Some people claim …