Archive | March, 2012

#5MinuteThrift – Make, Thrift London’s 48 Hour Competition

19 Mar

Make, Thrift London will be holding workshops at the official relaunch of Portobello’s Arts & Crafts Market in Portobello Square, London, this Saturday (24th March 2012) and to celebrate, we’re teaming up with the organisers to give away 3 prizes of a place on Make, Thrift London’s KEEP CALM AND MAKE A BOOK workshops, for you and a friend (worth £50 each!)

In this 2 hour workshop I’ll teach you traditional bookbinding methods you can do at home yourself and show you how to make use of salvaged scrap papers to make a beautiful, personalised notebook to take home with you.

And that’s not all, everyone who enters our competition will be emailed a 20% off voucher, valid for 3 months on any of our workshops.

All you have to do is tweet @MakeThriftLDN and share your thriftiest tip with us, in our 48 hour competition. I know isn’t a lot of time, which is why we’re hashtagging it #5MinuteThrift. Yep, we don’t want any long winded ideas- 5 minutes is all you’ve got (or less if you can manage!)

Here’s a taster from me showing the kind of thing we’re looking for but feel free to be as adventurous as you like! I’ve shared my tips on using old packaging and newspaper to gift wrap a potted plant (click the link below.)

Daisy’s 5 Minute Thrift video on YouTube

This was the final result using brown paper and then newspaper. Just a very simple idea and I’m sure you can do better!

I’ll feature the best tips from you, right here on my blog and you’ve got ’til 9pm this Weds (21st March) to tweet us your ideas. 3 winners will be announced on Thursday  and invited to Portobello Market in London, this Saturday (24th March) to take part in Make, Thrift London’s bookbinding workshop at either 9.30am, 12.30pm or 3.30pm.

So what are you waiting for? KEEP CALM AND MAKE THRIFT.

Looking forward to hearing and seeing your tips! Good luck!

Love, Daisy x

(Director & Creative of Make, Thrift London)


Share your thriftiest tip with us in a quick video link (upload to YouTube) or simply tweet us a photo and short description, just mention us @MakeThriftLDN and use the hashtag #5MinuteThrift. If you’re not on Twitter just share a photo on your facebook wall and tag us in it Make, Thrift London mentioning the #5MinuteThrift hashtag. Alternatively, email us a photo and short description to asititchinteatime (at) gmail (dot) com.

You have until 8.30pm on Wednesday night to tweet, facebook or emaill us.

Our favourite 3 tips will be chosen from all entries and announced on Thursday. If for any reason a winner is uncontactable or cannot attend no alternative will be offered, the prizes are only valid on the date stated and another winner will be chosen from the remaining entries.

Please comment on this post once you have entered, mentioning your twitter or facebook name or let me know if you’ve emailed. Please note, this email address will be used to send you your 20% off voucher.

If you have not received your voucher within 24 hours please email asititchinteatime (at) gmail (dot) com stating so. Please add this address to your safe senders list to avoid it ending up in your junk mail folder.

Winners agree to their name being mentioned as competition winners and photographs to be used for marketing purposes.