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Accessories and decor

Accessories and decor

If you’re going to hang accessories and decor, you’ll need to think carefully about things like where you going to put them. For example, what’s the right height to hang a mirror? Or where will that new painting look best? It’s also important to first think about the materials you’re going to use, what’s the right size to drill a hole in the wall, and what size wall plug to use? You’ll find useful information about these and many more subjects in ‘DIY 4 Beginners’.

Just click on one of our step-by-step instructions or DIY tips and you’ll be able to get started right away!

How to paint inside walls

How to paint inside walls

There are a lot of things to remember when you’re painting inside walls. You’ll find handy step-by-step instructions here for how you can paint your inside walls.

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How to paint metal

How to paint metal

Painting metal is different from painting a wall or a wooden surface. You’ll find handy DIY information here for painting on metal.

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How to hang window boxes

How to hang window boxes

A window box is a quick way to give your balcony a fresh and floral look. It’s a fun job to do, and you’ll be able to enjoy the results all season long.

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How to make a dolls house

How to make a dolls house

It’s easy to make a dolls house for your kids in just 12 easy steps. Here you’ll find easy, step by step instructions for making your own dolls house.

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How to fit a curtain rail

How to fit a curtain rail

The most common way to hang curtains is by using a metal or aluminium rail fixed to the wall or ceiling with brackets, do it yourself via DIY 4 beginners.

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How to make a swing

How to make a swing

A wooden swing is an ideal way for children to play outdoors. Read how you can make your own outdoor wooden swing in 12 easy steps.

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How to make a wooden Christmas tree

How to make a wooden Christmas tree

Learn how to build a wooden Christmas tree with our simple step-by-step instructions. DIY Christmas tree: easy and fun to do.

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How to make a radiator housing

How to make a radiator housing

You can make your interior more attractive with a radiator housing. It’s easy to make a housing yourself, with these step-by-step instructions and handy tips.

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How to hang a painting

How to hang a painting

There are a lot of factors to take into account when hanging a painting, such as the size, the height of the room, the lines of sight and the lighting. 

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How to hang a mirror

How to hang a mirror

You can hang mirrors in the bathroom, toilet, hall, living room or bedroom. Check that a mirror is a good fit for the room and matches the decor.

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How to fit a roller blind

How to fit a roller blind

You can buy roller blinds in different sizes. It’s easy to cut a blind to the right size thanks to our step-by-step instruction.

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Ideal length for drilling a plug

Ideal length for drilling a plug

There's a simple way to avoid drilling too deep: mark off the length of your plug, plus half a centimetre, on the drill with a piece of coloured tape.

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Wallpaper without airbubbles

Wallpaper without airbubbles

If your new wallpaper has air bubbles, use a hobby knife or razor blade to make a small cut in the wallpaper. Then insert a small amount of new wallpaper paste using a fine artist's paint brush. Press the paper down thoroughly, and remove excess paste with a damp cloth.

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Repair broken crockery

Repair broken crockery

To stop the object that you want to repair from rolling away while you are gluing it, fill a bowl with fine sand and press the object carefully into it. Then it will stay exactly where you put it. You can buy fine sand from a garden centre or pet shop.

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Perfectly vertical wallpapering

Perfectly vertical wallpapering

Make a plumb line by tying a weight to a piece of string and hanging it from a nail in the wall. Next make marks on the wall at the top and bottom of the line. Then you can use these marks as reference points to get your first strip of wallpaper perfectly vertical.

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Ideal length for drilling a plug

Ideal length for drilling a plug

There's a simple way to avoid drilling too deep: mark off the length of your plug, plus half a centimetre, on the drill with a piece of coloured tape.

Wallpaper without airbubbles

Wallpaper without airbubbles

If your new wallpaper has air bubbles, use a hobby knife or razor blade to make a small cut in the wallpaper. Then insert a small amount of new wallpaper paste using a fine artist's paint brush. Press the paper down thoroughly, and remove excess paste with a damp cloth.

Repair broken crockery

Repair broken crockery

To stop the object that you want to repair from rolling away while you are gluing it, fill a bowl with fine sand and press the object carefully into it. Then it will stay exactly where you put it. You can buy fine sand from a garden centre or pet shop.

Perfectly vertical wallpapering

Perfectly vertical wallpapering

Make a plumb line by tying a weight to a piece of string and hanging it from a nail in the wall. Next make marks on the wall at the top and bottom of the line. Then you can use these marks as reference points to get your first strip of wallpaper perfectly vertical.

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