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3 great sites for DIY tips and tricks

Whether you need help with a current project or are looking for fresh ideas, these websites have got it all




Brittany Bailey is our kind of girl. ‘My mantra is “If someone can do it, then there’s a 95% chance I can do it too!”’ she says on her blog. Pretty Handy Girl covers all sorts of DIY how-tos, from plumbing to sewing, upcycling, building, landscaping, repairing and painting. You’ll find projects with material lists and illustrated step-by-step instructions that will whet your DIY appetite, and the ‘my toolbox’ section (with video tutorials) is indispensable if you don’t know your Allen wrench from your pry bar.


Twitter: PrettyHandyGirl

Facebook:  Pretty Handy Girl

Pinterest:  Pretty Handy Girl





Millions of people around the world agree that Pinterest is their first stop when it comes to searching for (or stumbling upon) DIY ideas or how-tos. The idea is to pin DIY ventures you plan for the future on customisable, personal (and, if preferred, private) boards. Or, because Pinterest is a global DIY collection, just use it to browse. Click on what you like and it will take you to the original website, where you’ll find instructions, info or, even better, more projects!


Twitter: Pinterest

Facebook: Pinterest

Pinterest: Pinterest





This South African website aims to inspire and provide practical advice to homeowners with regards to maintenance, improvement, repairs, decorating and crafts – in both home and garden. Affordable – and doable – projects are listed, from pendant lamps using whisks to heart art with sheet music, while clever household tricks include opening hard plastic packaging with a tin opener. Whatever the issue, Home-Dzine has something insightful to share. Competitions and giveaways add sparkle.


Twitter: HomeDzine1

Facebook:  Home-Dzine.co.za

Pinterest:  Home Dzine



Compiled by: Leah van Deventer and Carinè Müller

Source: Good Housekeeping magazine

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