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Pecking order

The birds in my garden were looking a bit hungry, but I didn't have a feeder. Rather than buy one I decided to make one myself. I took a glass bottle, cleaned it thoroughly and had four holes carefully drilled near the bottom. Then I glued a clear plastic saucer to the base and filled the bottle with bird seed, before tying string to the top of it and attacking it to a branch. Now my garden visitors can feed to their heart's content. 

 

Lynn Savage, Fairview Road, Stevenage, Herts
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Way to glow

I'm always looking for cheap and cheerful ways to decorate my home. I liked the quirky shape of this yogurt drink bottle and wondered if I could make something out of it. So I washed and dried it and turned it upside down over a battery-powered candle that changes colour. It gives a really pretty effect. 

 

Carol Cross, Highcliff Road, Tamworth, Staffs
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Holding out for a hero

My drinks coasters were really plain and boring. I wanted to personalise them and my partner Marc's love of superhero films gave me an idea. I found some old cartoon comic wallpaper, cut it to fit the coasters and glued it on. Then I covered the paper with PVA glue to waterproof them from coffee stains and - Kapow! - I had some cool, superhero coasters in a flash!

 

Sophie Driver, Panmure Place, Edinburgh EH3
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