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Herbs and spices

7 alternative uses for herbs and spices

They’re good for more than just seasoning Indian and Chinese food – here’s how to get extra value out of spices, from turmeric and cinnamon to cloves and nutmeg.

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child lying on the floor surrounded by toys

10 free indoor games ideas for kids

A perfect solution to rainy days and boredom, try these original activities for quick and simple fun at home.

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Man upcycling old jumper

How to upcycle an old jumper with elbow patches

Bring an old jumper back to life on a budget with this step-by-step upcycling video.

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Orchard toys

Win one of 20 Orchard Toys Shopping List game bundles

Enter for your chance to win one of the 20 Shopping List game bundles from Orchard Toys

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cookie box with cookies

How to make a cookie box from a paper plate

Make paper plate boxes and pile in cookies for a pretty handmade gift that won’t break the bank

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cooking worktop

How to rescue a cooking disaster and save your meal

If you’ve added too much salt, burnt the food or just got the recipe wrong, we’ve got some quick fix secrets to save your meal from going in the bin

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Cardigan upcycled with yellow gems

How to upcycle an old cardigan with easy embellishments

Think like Grandma and make-do-and-mend to save some pennies

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DIY birthday cards

8 last-minute DIY birthday card ideas

Create a personalised birthday card in seconds with one of these stylish, easy-to-make designs, just in time for World Card Making Day on the 3rd October.

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kitchen storage

10 smart kitchen storage hacks you need to know

Tired of things falling out when you open your cupboards? Restore a little order with these clever and inexpensive kitchen storage ideas

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woman holding a cushion with a cover made from a blue jumper

How to make a cushion cover from an old jumper

Don’t ditch your old sweaters just yet – turn it into a cosy cushion cover with this video

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