Be Functional: Homes & Sustainability

Striving to Set the Year Up Well

January 21, 2014

I’m striving to set the year up well.  It means I need to invest in the right places and so I haven’t been online so much recently. 1. Children’s Rooms Helped to clean and reorganised the children’s rooms in preparation for the start of the school year. 2. School Lunches Cooked batches of lunchbox food [...]

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Christmas Table: Lights in a Jar

November 16, 2013

This table centrepiece is easy to throw together. Materials LED battery operated lights Large cookie jar (or a vase works well too) Baubles or other decoration I placed decoration and lights inside the jar (leaving the battery part up the top for ease of turning off). Christmas Table: Lights in a Jar Concept: sparkly lights add [...]

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Decorative Oranges

November 10, 2013

Using fruit as decoration pieces is a simple way to create a feature point in the home, especially around special times such as Christmas. Need Oranges Diamond sticker rows (I found these at a discount shop) Decorative Oranges This is easy and quick.  Lay a strip of diamond stickers from the to of the orange [...]

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Table Decoration Stick Christmas Tree

November 9, 2013

I love bringing nature into the house so that makes this Stick Christmas Tree one of my favourites. It’s easy and cheap to put together and you can mix and match colours to suit any theme. Theme I went for a natural look here using brown and cream with gold and glass-look-a-like highlights. Materials Small [...]

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Christmas Table: White Christmas in a Jar

October 30, 2013

I did a similar thing last year with the kids to decorate the house and they were such a hit!  This year, I used this concept as inspiration for Christmas Table Decorations. It’s as easy as a glass jar, salt and a small Christmas tree or pine cone. Christmas Table Inspiration: White Christmas in a Jar [...]

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Christmas Table: Tumbler Tea Light Candles in a Row

October 21, 2013

Materials Glass tumblers Tea light candles LED light Table runner Small baubles An easy way to light up the Christmas table: Line 4-8 glass tumblers along the middle of the table on a runner, add tea lights, a LED light strand and scatter a few baubles. Done. Concept: Simple! 6 to 8 glasses with tea light [...]

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