DIY fun with your kids

By Drum Digital
30 March 2014

Transform a room, create some space or make a toy from scratch – and ask your kids to help.

Shelf table

Difficulty level: 1/5

You need  

Tools:

* Pencil

* Combination square or ruler

* Screwdriver

Materials:

1 x 300 x 900 mm pine shelf ........................ R145

2 x décor corner brackets 200 x 200 mm ................ R120 (R60 each)

4 x 4 x 16 mm cut screws ..................... R18 (pack of 50)

Total cost ......................R283

Step 1

Position the corner bracket about 4 cm from the end on the short side of the shelf.

Step 2

Secure the corner bracket in place with the screws.

 Step 3

Attach the shelf to the wall with screws. Make sure it’s the right height for your child.

TIP: Colour-photocopy pictures from a book and stick them to the wall with Washi tape as an inexpensive way to decorate the walls.

Washi tape headboard and paper bunting

Difficulty level: 1/5

 You need

Tools:

* Measuring tape

* Craft knife

* Cutting board

Materials:

3-4 rolls of Washi tape* ..............(R28 each) R112

2-3 sheets scrapbookpaper .............(R15 each) R45 Total cost ....... R157  

TIP: Get 2 rolls of Washi tape in the same design for the headboard

Step 1

Download our headboard design from you.co.za. Use the measuring tape to mark out the design. It doesn’t have to be precise as this technique allows for wonky lines. Make small dots on the various measurements – you don’t have to draw solid lines.

Step 2

Use the Washi tape to connect the marks you’ve made in Step 1.

 Step 3

Cut triangles from the scrapbook paper and attach to the wall above the headboard with Washi tape strips.

TIP: Scrapbook paper has different designs on each side of the sheet; you could use both sides for your bunting.

- Shelly Bergh   

Pictures: Misha Jordaan

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