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Board Game Foamcore Inserts

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 03:37PM

I love board games but sometimes the amount of bits you need to play is ridiculous. Take Terra Mystica, a strategic resource management game set in a fantasy world. It has 593 individual pieces comprising of coins, terrain tiles, various tokens, buildings, meeple, scoring titles and cards. This means the game weighs a hefty 2.1 kg! Luckily the creators give lots of plastic bags to separate the types of pieces so they can be stored neat(ish). The inner neat-freak in me longs for these games to come with cardboard inserts to store all the bits, however all is not lost! Inserts can be made by hand using foamcore – a cheap, lightweight, hard material that is easily cut into shape. There are lots of instructions, layouts and examples on the internet.

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Homemade Christmas Cards

Sun, 01 Dec 2013 01:08PM

Christmas Gift Wrapping

Sun, 27 Nov 2011 04:36PM

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I usually make my Christmas present wrapping paper themed, and this year's is very homemade and red. They look really nice and are very simple to do (and quite cheap if you have lots of arts & crafts material lying around).

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Make-it-yourself Draught Excluders

Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:01PM

If like me you live in a house/flat with old wooden windows and doors, you will know that they let out a lot of heat and can be draughty. I made a few of my own draught excluders for hardly any money which look really arty. They are very easy to make if you have a sewing machine. You will also need: one large piece of fabric the length of the door or window sill you will be placing it on (cotton or calico), scrap fabrics and 2.5kg of lentils/split peas/other dried food/cheap stuffing.

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