3 ways with…a white t-shirt

3 ways with…a white t-shirt

We’ve all got a white t-shirt or two tucked away in the wardrobe or at the back of a drawer. If they’re not getting quite enough love as-is, it might be time to customise them into something more special. Here are three super-easy ideas for snazzing…

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3 craft projects to do in front of the telly while bingeing on Netflix

3 craft projects to do in front of the telly while bingeing on Netflix

It might not be mid-winter yet - we know because we can still feel our toes – but there is definitely a chill in the air. This means you’re officially allowed to sit in front of the telly and craft. Whether you’re curled up in front of your favourite…

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Learn at home: Ally's tips & tricks to make it feel more like a classroom

Learn at home: Ally's tips & tricks to make it feel more like a classroom

How can other teachers set up their workspace to make it feel like the classroom? For many of us teachers, our classroom is our second home and hold a lot of inspiration for what we do each and everyday. Transfer whatever draws inspiration for you in…

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Where I craft: Kate's home studio is pink & sparkly & super-organised

Where I craft: Kate's home studio is pink & sparkly & super-organised

Former teacher and professional creative Kate Fisher is the artist behind KatFish Collection, a range of acrylic jewellery and bespoke pieces that's cute, colourful and sparkly - just like her craft room. Here, Kate shows off her wares, and her…

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These DIY flower dangles are super pretty & easy to make

These DIY flower dangles are super pretty & easy to make

Flowers will never go out of fashion - and with fake flowers, you don’t even have to worry about them losing their bloom! This quirky and creative floral project will bring colour and cheer to a teen bedroom, lounge room or home office, or really...

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3 fun projects to make with your kids (even if you're not super crafty)

3 fun projects to make with your kids (even if you're not super crafty)

We get it. Not everyone thinks of themselves as a crafty person. We could tell you that we believe everyone is capable of making cool stuff with their hands. But it's easy to forget that when the only things you have time to stitch are loose buttons…

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How to get (back) into art as an adult

How to get (back) into art as an adult

You'd be hard pushed to find a kid who doesn't love mucking around with paints and coloured pencils. But for some reason, many of us lose touch with our inner artist, sometimes even before we reach double digits. Perhaps it's when the teacher tells us…

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You're Never Too Old For Fairy Lights

You're Never Too Old For Fairy Lights

Oh, the humble fairy light: a sharehouse staple and classic feature of any self-respecting holiday display. There’s something a little magical about that glow. Beads of light strung up from the roof are reminders of everything from childhood parties…

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15 Lazy (& Incredibly Satisfying) Things To Do Around The House This Afternoon

15 Lazy (& Incredibly Satisfying) Things To Do Around The House This Afternoon

Ahhhh, a weekend afternoon with nowhere to go and nothing you have to do. Is there anything more blissful? We support your right to do absolutely nothing, if that's what you're after. But if you want some low-impact activities to enjoy while lazing…

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Real Plants? Faux Plants? Here's How To Mix Them Together

Real Plants? Faux Plants? Here's How To Mix Them Together

Nature has provided us with a lot of options when it comes to modern-day house plants. Apartments now overflow with flax and ferns, and it feels like half of Australia has taken to collecting cacti, succulents or spider plants. It’s a trend we’re…

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In bloom: 5 ways to decorate with fresh flowers

In bloom: 5 ways to decorate with fresh flowers

Whether you’re lucky enough to have someone give you flowers, or you buy them as a treat for yourself (or maybe you’re a talented person who grows your own in the garden), there’s nothing like having fresh blooms around the place. Here are five ideas…

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Lara Jean, Claudia Kishi Or Regina George: Which fictional teen's bedroom is your design crush?

Lara Jean, Claudia Kishi Or Regina George: Which fictional teen's bedroom is your design crush?

Even if it’s just a few boy-band posters on the wall, a lockable diary with ‘Keep Out’ on the front and a string or two of fairy lights, every teen bedroom tells a story. For most of us, it’s the first time we really get to have a say in our surroundings.

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Decorating with teens: How to style a bedroom you'll both love

Decorating with teens: How to style a bedroom you'll both love

Your baby’s all grown up - well, semi grown up - and wanting a bedroom with fewer dinosaur, fairy and farm animal designs. Time to sob a tiny bit in the corner and then plan to create a space you can both live with and love. Think of this as a bonding…

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Get inspired with Lulu's bedroom makeover

Get inspired with Lulu's bedroom makeover

Meet Lulu. She’s 13, and her bedroom at her dad’s new house used to be a bit… meh. Lulu knew she didn’t want a kid’s room anymore, and she had a few ideas of what she liked (including lots of flowers!) But she and her dad didn’t quite know how to…

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5 ways to (sort of) organise your teen's stuff

5 ways to (sort of) organise your teen's stuff

Most parents know the mix of dread, shame and horror that comes when you force open your teenager’s bedroom door. It’s OK, you’re not alone. Teenagers and messy bedrooms go together like coconut and lamingtons. But there are ways you can help them…

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Video: Watch Lulu's bedroom makeover

Video: Watch Lulu's bedroom makeover

Lulu just turned 13, and needs a fresh "grown-up" bedroom at her dad’s place. Watch her and her dad put together a whole new dream bedroom, taking in greenery and gold accents and photos of all her favourite people. There’s a revamped desk designed for…

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7 ways to relax when you don't have a lot of time

7 ways to relax when you don't have a lot of time

If we had our way, there would be a certain number of hours in the day when we're on duty - then plenty of time to recover from the stress of it afterward. Instead, most of us are being pulled in a million different directions, with not much chance to…

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Paula's creative home is kid-friendly & full of crochet

Paula's creative home is kid-friendly & full of crochet

Right now, crocheter Paula Risanto is feeling a bit envious of her one-year-old son, Ren. He gets to wake up in what was - until recently - Paula’s dedicated craft room, complete with wall of yarn, neatly filed craft books and accessories, and a heap…

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Some of Australia's top cosplayers share their costume tips

Some of Australia's top cosplayers share their costume tips

Cosplay is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world. And no wonder – there’s something pretty appealing about dressing up as your favourite movie, game or comic book character. Everyone wants to be a hero sometimes, right? Or an alien, witch…

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9 weird holidays to pop on your calendar

9 weird holidays to pop on your calendar

We all know how to celebrate the big stuff. Kid’s birthday party? Bust out the chocolate crackles. Christmas time? Fire up the fairy lights and keep the cat out of the tree. But what about those smaller, quirkier holidays? It turns out the calendar is…

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Happy birthday parties at home: celebrating in isolation

Happy birthday parties at home: celebrating in isolation

We are living through some odd and anxious times right now. Most of us are shut inside. Even if we’re lucky enough to be working from home, days can blend into one another – a bit like that weird week between Christmas and New Year’s. We’re seeing…

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Adulting: do you need an emergency gift stash?

Adulting: do you need an emergency gift stash?

Who among us hasn’t forgotten Auntie Sue’s birthday brunch till the very last minute? Or blanked on the number of parties your kids seem to be attending every Saturday afternoon?Who among us hasn’t forgotten Auntie Sue’s birthday brunch till the very…

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