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Make, do & craft

Add a twinkle to your home with these illuminating projects

Twinkle star sign

This glowing sign can be customised to display your favourite quote – or stick with our suggestion to add a little twinkle

Top tip

Use your computer to create a different slogan or phrase to paint onto your board for a truly bespoke item.

Fawn ornament, £10 per pair; oversized mercury glass ornament, £3, both Dunelm. Other items stylist’s own.

SHOPPING LIST

• one 12mm x 607mm x 1220mm plywood board, £19, B&Q • tape measure • pencil • saw • sand paper • computer and printer • masking tape • Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish furniture paint in Powder Blue, £12 per 250ml • paintbrush • Bosch PSB 18 LI-2 ergonomic drill, £100 • two strings of 20 warm white LED micro battery fairy lights, £4.99 each, Lights4Fun

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I know that November isn’t everyone’s favourite month, but I think there’s something rather cosy about coming home on a cold, dark night and curling up on the sofa in front of the fire. If you’re thinking of investing in a wood-burner to warm up your home this winter then turn to page 115, where we’ve got the low-down on the latest models and what you need to consider before you buy. Talking of making your home warm and toasty, do take a look at George Clarke’s column this month, where he shares his expert advice on insulating your home (p.111). Of course nothing beats, a tasty comforting supper on those chilly November nights – so do try our delicious recipe suggestions on page 100, packed with warming spices! I know many of you are keen to be braver when it comes to using pattern in your home, so on page 36 we show how to make it work for you, from balancing scale to creating the illusion of space and, of course, our pick of the latest designs for wallpapers and fabrics to inspire you. Many of us dream of living in a period property with gorgeous plasterwork and beautiful fireplaces, but in reality many of them have had their original features removed or damaged over the years. In this month’s home improvement feature, we take a look at what steps you need to take to restore your period home to its former glory and where to look for affordable, original materials (p.106). Happy decorating!
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