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Foam comforts

After a knee operation I had to keep my legs up. Using leftover decking, my husband Edward made a frame and painted it. Then I bought a piece of deep foam, which I covered in material and stitched to the frame. It makes a comfy footrest and cost only £2 to make. 

Mave Smith, Beckside Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5
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Match maker

Every time I decorated my home I was disappointed that my vases looked out of place. I bought glass vases and coloured paper that suited the rest of my decor. Then I stuffed the vases with the paper and pushed in some plastic flowers. They look lovely and next time I'll only need to buy new paper. 

Sarah Hobster, Coleby Avenue, Nottingham
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Love letters

My daughter Alicia, 15, wanted to make a personalised gift for my mum Mavis and me. Alicia put an old photograph in a frame, added a red ribbon and part of an old necklace that spelt 'love'. Then she glued on Scrabble tiles to spell our names. Mum and I loved it. Thank you so much, Alicia!

Carol Bennett, Cliff Grove, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincs
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