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Birthday drinks

My mum Pam loves lemon and lime pop. So, for her 45th birthday, I decided to make her an alternative 'cake' using cans of her favourite drink. I bought a stash of them from the supermarket and arranged them on cake stands. Then I wrapped each layer in birthday cake ribbon and attached matching bows to all the cans. It was simple to make and Mum loved it. 

 

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Bag of flower

My plain shopping bag needed some brightening up and I wanted to personalise it. So I carefully drew a flower on to the bag and then stitched over the design. It looks great and I think it would also make a lovely budget pressie for someone. 

 

Rachel Brown, Rosebery Way, Haslington, Cheshire
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The glass is greener

My wooden log garden border was rotting so I needed to replace it. I asked my local pub to save wine bottles, then I soaked the labels off in warm water and washing powder. Once that was done, I gently knocked them into the soil with a rubber mallet. They look lovely in the sun and they were totally free. 

 

Daniel King, Darien Way, Leicester
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