Design Hacks

For people who are broke, busy and tired.

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Coasting Along

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Damaged op-shop artwork + random op-shop coasters.

Cost: under $5   Time: under an hour   Difficulty: easy

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These are basically throw away items so you can pick them up cheap or free.

A dented artwork. Cover the damage with coasters.

 

Coasters are one-offs or incomplete sets.

Plus a little bit of glue.

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ISSUE 2

Turn the Tables

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Got a crappy table? Got less than $10 for a new one? Try this quick & easy facelift.

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Give the table a good wipe taking care to remove nosey cats from the surface.

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Get an old quilt cover or sheet with a design you like. *Extra effort may be needed to remove stupid cats.

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Dilute white glue (ie pva, wood glue) 50% water-50% glue. Start from one corner adding glue & spreading fabric. Varnish when dry.

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S'tile

Do it in

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Bare walls needing some life and colour?  Have a budget of $5 and no spare time?  Do It In S'tile is the hack for you.

 

These junk tiles take 1-3 minutes to make and cost between 0.05c and 0.40c each.  Perfect coffee table activity.  Also great fun for families and groups.

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STEPS

 

1. Cut a 15cm x 15cm cardboard square - this is the template.

 

2. Trace 25 squares on a box and cut.

 

3. Use just about anything to decorate.

4. Paste tiles on flattened box. Trim to fit.

 

Adhesives: white glue & a tube of super glue (5 for $2 at dollar shop).

Email Junk Funk with your creations for the gallery.