We love Pinterest, especially for looking for creative ideas to use everyday items in an alternative way. We have chosen 2 of our favourites to share with you. If you fancy being creative, read on!
The Cake Tin
Cake tins make the perfect shaped Stepping Stones for your garden! This is a great activity to do with children and can make a fab feature for your garden and are equally lovely given as presents to loved ones, especially as you can personalise them!
You Will Need:
Cement (Ready mixed is ideal for these small projects).
Items to decorate your stepping stones with – we love glass pebbles,you can get all sorts of shapes including hearts and broken pieces of pottery are ideal for this project.
Spray your Cake tin with WD40.
Place cement in cake mould and smooth the top with trowel.
Now the fun bit – decorate your stepping stone! You can do handprints, designs with glass pebbles/marbles/broken pieces of pottery, even use pretty seashells and pebbles you have collected.
Allow to dry for a few days.
Carefully remove from moulds.
Place in desired location for admiration!
You could also reverse the process, first placing your pebbles etc in the cake tin before layering the cement on the top.
Why not try our Decorative Silicone Mould for an extra special stepping stone?
Shaped Cake Moulds
Using cupcake moulds, you can easily create Bird Feeders for your garden.
You Will Need:
Cake Moulds, silicone or tin will both work
Bird Seed/other chosen bird treats
Lard at room temperature
Short Wooden skewers/twigs
Simply mix peanut butter, lard and bird seed together in a mixing bowl. Grease cake moulds.
Fill cake moulds with bird feed mixture.
Place a skewer in each mould to create a hole through the mix.
Place in the fridge and allow to set.
Carefully remove from moulds
Remove skewers and loop string through the hole.
Hang on your tree or in desired location and watch the birds!
Why not try these fun shapes for the birds!
For more tips and recipes we like take a look at our Alternative Uses For Everyday Betterware Products board on Pinterest.
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