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Upcycle your glass jars and other vessels into useful and lovely objects. Follow Hester van Overbeek's easy steps to make a fresh flower-decorated tea-light votive for a garden party, store all your grains and pasta in large jars with vibrantly painted lids, or why not surprise a friend with the colorful "birthday in a jar"? There are lots of quick ideas that take no time at all, such as vacation memories in a jar, the table-setting jars, or the floral centerpiece that will charm all your guests. Some are elegant, some are homespun, but all make use of natural materials such as wood, shells, flowers, and leather--to give an original but sophisticated feel to your home and garden. Once you are confident in making the simpler crafts, there are more intricate projects to try, using basic DIY techniques: make a fabulous drink dispenser, a desk lamp, or a rustic vase display by attaching jars to a weathered piece of wood.

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Hester van Overbeek

Hester van Overbeek always had a keen interest in interior design and was a passionate crafter from a young age but when the opportunity to redecorate her current beach house came along her love for DIY was rekindled and she started blogging about the house's progress. This proved so popular that in January 2014 the website Hester's Handmade Home was born. In her easy to follow tutorials Hester shows you that you don't need a lot of money or skills to make your own furniture and interior decorations. Besides making DIY video's Hester also writes craft tutorials for several magazines and her first book Furniture Hacks has been published by Cico books. Born in the Netherlands Hester currently lives in the UK with her boyfriend and little dog Kermit. For more information go to www.hestershandmadehome.com

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