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Green bottles

I enjoy growing plants but I don't have a greenhouse. I cut the tops from large, clear plastic bottles and put in some compost and seeds. Then I covered the tops of the bottles with cling film, securing with elastic bands, and made small holes for airflow. My seedlings grow happily in their mini greenhouses until it's time to plant them in the garden. 

Anna Draycott, Broxburn Drive, South Ockendon, Essex
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Wedding favour

When my nephew Johnathan proposed to his girlfriend Julie Anne I was thrilled. As a gift, I helped with wedding decorations. I glued burlap fabric and lace to empty honey jars and stuck on paper butterflies. I filled the jars with flowers and stood them on log slices. Finally, I placed candles next to the jars and scattered gems on the logs. Johnathan adored his rustic decorations. 

Fiona Dowds, Sandyknowes Crescent, Newtonabbey, Co Antrim
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Varnishing act

I wanted some new candleholders but the ones in the shops were pricey. I filled a large bowl with water and poured in different coloured nail varnishes. The colour swirled and floated on top. Then I took glass jars and dipped them in. Once dry, I added a ribbon and put a candle inside. They make a lovely glow in my home and were cheap to make. 

Jacquelyn Hill, Moreton Street, Northwich, Cheshire
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