INSURED FOR POWER OUTAGES?

News

Access to load shedding schedules is a boon to criminals and could be costly for you.

REVAMP A MIRROR

Decor Crafts

Dress up a plain mirror or revamp a scratched mirror with glass mosaic pebbles.

DIY GIFTS FOR EVERY BUDGET

Shopping

We took a look at some 'must-have' power tools for every budget that you can give as gifts or add to your own collection.

OUTDOOR STORAGE COFFEE TABLE

Garden Projects

A coffee table made to store cushions and outdoor accessories.

PAINTED HERB POTS

Rust-Oleum Projects

Add painted pots filled with herbs to your kitchen windowsill for fresh herbs in easy reach.

PET BED TABLE

DIY Projects

Here's a space saving solution that is not only a coffee or side table, it also doubles as a pet bed. Extend the length for a longer table.

BOSCH PCM7 MAKES PICTURE FRAMES

Power Tools

The Bosch PCM 7 Mitre Saw retails at R2389.00 if you buy direct from www.tools4wood.co.za. Great gift for the DIY-er.

HAND CRAFTED WOOD SURFBOARDS

Working with wood

I just discovered the Triton blog where they showcase 'Masters of Wood'. A recent feature highlights the talents of Patrick Burnett, who hand-crafts wood surfboards.

JOINERY WITH KREG K5

Tool Review

The Kreg Pocket Hole Jig continues to be a must-have joinery jig for every woodworkers workshop. We revieew the Kreg K5 system.

DIY WORKSHOPS

DIY Divas

Bookings for the Joburg DIY Divas are now open for 2015. As usual, spaces are limited and it's on a first come basis. Join the fun!

MAKE YOUR OWN CANDLES

Festive Crafts

For a special celebration or so you don't get left in the dark when Eskom switches off the power - make your own candles and light up your home!

FESTIVE CHALKBOARD MENU BOARD

Festive Crafts

Grab some Rust-Oleum glitter spray to make a chalkboard menu board. Mount on your front door, or place close to your holiday table to list the menu of the day!

AFFORDABLE KITCHEN RENO IDEAS

Kitchen Improvements

If you are planning on spending your annual holidays on renovating the kitchen you will find inspiration in these kitchen renovations that didn't cost a fortune.

'TAKE OUT' ADVENT CALENDAR

Holiday Crafts

This creative advent calendar puts a new spin on 'taking out' the calendar for the festive season. This advent calendar is made using Chinese-style take out boxes that are stacked up to create a seasonal advent calendar.

TREE STUMP COFFEE TABLE

Working with wood

Tree stump tables are still making appearances in many homes as coffee and side tables. There are more than a few tree fellers who will gladly supply tree stumps.

DIY KNIFE BLOCK

DIY Projects

Make your own knife block using offcuts of PAR pine or meranti and have a practical knife block that holds all our kitchen knives for easy access.

FLAT TABLE BASES

New Products

The new range of FLAT table bases from Eclipse are perfect for the DIY enthusiast who don't want wobbly or uneven tables.

DECORATIVE VOTIVE DISPLAY

Holiday Projects

Make this cute little candle holder to provide a wonderful display for the festive season when lit with a votive candle.

HANGING BEDSIDE TABLES

DIY Projects

Make a hanging bedside shelf using a piece of pine or a circular chopping board, some scrap leather or pleather and lighting cable.

TURN A CARPORT INTO A PATIO SPACE

Outdoor Projects

Whether you renovate an existing carport into a patio or decide to have a basic carport erected, the simple design of a carport allows you to set up an easy patio area in a small or large garden.

CHRISTMAS CARD DISPLAY TREE

Festive Projects

Everyone needs a place to display or hang their Christmas cards and this masonite or hardboard Christrmas tree is easy to make as a quick project and you can buy half a sheet at your local Builders.

CHRISTMAS DECOR ON A BUDGET

Festive Projects

If there is one thing to be learned from the Scandinavians it's how to decorate stylish interiors on a frugal budget. We offer some ideas to show how they manage to transform stunning interiors using the most basic furniture and accessories.

DIY SHELF UNIT

DIY Projects

Use meranti to make a simple yet practial wall-mounted shelf unit. For this shelf we show you two methods of joining the boards together; using a biscuit jointer or using a Kreg pockethole jig.

BUY BLINDS ONLINE

Window Treatments

Buy blinds right now from the convenience of your home or office. No more waiting around for someone to come to your home and measure up. Now you can buy blinds online from Blinds Direct.

DREMEL PROJECT KITS

Shopping

Dremel have two kits just in time for the festive season: a Home Repair Kit and Home Décor Project Kit. The kits make the perfect Christmas gift.

VEGGIE GUTTER GARDEN

Garden Projects

 To keep the kitchen supplied with fresh herbs and salad veggies, I planted a gutter garden on the one wall.

EASY SUN LOUNGER

Sewing Crafts

I used old pillows for filling, and it has an adjustable back that allows you to set the angle you want to sit at.

OIL BARRELS INTO STORAGE & DECOR

Recycling

German design group Lockengeloet have taken the idea of recycling oil barrels to a new level

RECYCLED KITCHENS

Recycling

Recycling is a trend that is more than a passing fad. Recycled home furntiture - beautiful and practical.

MODULAR STORAGE

DIY Projects

These modular storage units are so simple to make yet stunning when put together.

GRAPHIC WALL ART

Living Spaces

Use printed or plain wallpaper and moulding to create a dramatic feature wall.

AVOID HOLIDAY SCAMS 

Lifestyle

According to Junk Mail, online ads are easy to navigate and contain all the information to make an informed decision.

CHEAT'S DIAMOND-TUFTED OTTOMAN

DIY Projects

We show you an easy way to get the look of diamond-tufted upholstered pieces... with a small cheat!


NEVERWET FABRIC SPRAY

Shopping

This weekend I got to try out NeverWet Outdoor Fabric spray and I am definitely impressed with how it repels water

DROP-LEAF DESK

DIY Projects

Compact wall-mounted desk has a drop-down flap takes up very little space in a small home office or child's bedroom.

ELEGANT ENGRAVED LACE EGGS

Dremel Crafts

You can make gorgeous detailed eggs for yourself or give them as a gift. Super easy to make if you have a Dremel Multitool

FESTIVE DECOR... SA STYLE!

Shopping

Traditional Christmas décor with a South African twist from Skinny laMinx designer, Heather Moore.

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About Home-Dzine

Launched in 2005, Home-Dzine was created to realise a dream; to express my love of crafts, home DIY and decor, and share with other South Africans. As a non-commercial website I am free to express my own opinions and pass on valuable information to readers.I feel that more people can benefit by being able to DIY home improvement and home repairs - those that anyone with a bit of DIY savvy can do themselves.

Janice Anderssen