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Home Living : May 1st 2012
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 MB GARDENING ADD ELEGANCE TO POT, SAUCER IF mum loves gardening, one such project turns a simple terracotta clay pot and saucer into an elegant gift she will treasure. This is so simple to do and the end results will be enjoyed by mum and those speci- al visitors to her garden. Start by getting a terracotta pot and saucer. This can be cheaply bought in any store or nursery. If you have an old one, just give it a good wash. All you need to do is flip your clay pot upside down -- this will serve as the base of your birdbath. The saucer will be used on top of the birdbath to hold water. Use a deep saucer. Now decorate as you wish. Spray paint or sponge paint the pot, sprinkle glitter or add craft. Wrap tinsel around the pot or use a stencil to make designs. Set it in a special place mum loves to take a break. Similarly, smaller clay pots with ribbon through the bottom will make garden ornaments. MOTHER'S DAY HOME GIFTS ARE BEST AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE BIG ITEMS Buy small things for mum which will also make a difference in the house. Janita Singh GIFT ideas for the home are especially great for mothers who are avid homemakers. But don't go running out to buy her big ticket items such as furniture. Start with small things which will also make a difference in the house. Buy smaller items like in- terior accents, including lamps, clocks, jewellery boxes, book cases, picture frames, mirrors, decorative pots and vases, small area rugs, throw pillows, paint- ings and small sculptures. Get vouchers from a hard- ware shop or book her a Do-It- Yourself class with an expert. Buy blinds or new curtains and change them when mum is away for a lovely surprise. Handcrafted items make precious gifts and memories. Dried flower arrangements or bags of potpourri to hang over doorknobs are great. If she loves gardening and outdoors, a good idea would be to make her a quirky birdhouse or a bird feeder. A bird bath, pot plant hanger, wind chime or a nice pot plant in a handpainted pot are sure winners. For those with time, try mak- ing candles, sew her an apron, tablecloth and knit a sweater. Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c 2258463 25/10 Turn your dreams into reality Rodney Binet 0412 822 608 Ann Chen 0404 888 198 2IÀFH 9868 3222 www.binethomes.com.au 45 YEARS EXPERIENCE EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY GREAT RESALE VALUE MULTI AWARD WINNING BUILDER Love where you live, but need a new home? SPECIALISING IN Z New homes Z .QRFN GRZQ UHEXLOG VHUYLFH Z +RXVH ODQG SDFNDJHV Z 'XSOH[ GXDO RFFXSDQF\ GHYHORSPHQWV Z )XOO EULFN EULFN YHQHHU FRQVWUXFWLRQ Z ,Q ODZ DFFRPPRGDWLRQ KRPHV FREE QUOTE Display Home .DPEDK 3ODFH :HVW 3HQQDQW +LOOV Inspection Times :HGQHVGD\ )ULGD\ SP _ 6DWXUGD\ 6XQGD\ SP World's Leading Shutters | Roller Blinds | Romans | Venetians | Awnings and more... All products can be motorised www.completeblinds.net.au 8824 7975 zb0454 Our quality never before offered at these prices SALE Free INSTALLATION As heard on Ray Hadley 2GB Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2136330i hln wk39 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON S
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