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Penelope Quinn

Craft Expert

Love enhancing the everyday and cherishing the past? Join Penny on her quest to keep home-made alive.

Love enhancing the everyday and cherishing the past? Join Penny on her quest to keep home-made alive.

About Penelope Quinn

Belonging to Gen X/Y may have left Penny rendered a rabid, shameless consumer by proxy, but she's always been averse to mass production. 

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» Latest Questions & Answers

Painting on fabric  

can you tell me what sort of paint is best for painting on denim clothing, I don't want it to be to hard and I'd like it to look like a normal painting...

painting over silver to gold  

I have bought a chandelier from our local hardware Master's Store which has silver attachments - (unable to get it in gold but price was fantastic plus just the style I wanted) how can I paint over i...

making paper flowers for cards  

I hope you can help me I would like to make some flat?? flowers to put on cards that I make, so that I can send them to my friend through the mail.Thank you Anne...

10 DIY Christmas Wrapping Hacks!

By Penelope QuinnOn 9 Dec

Give your wallet and the environment a rest this Christmas, by getting creative and recycling your wrapping paper.

DIY Presents for Christmas!

By Penelope QuinnOn 3 Dec

You don’t need to fork out hundreds to get into the giving spirit – there’s plenty of gifts you can make for minimal cost and time that will bring a smile to a loved ones face. Our craft expert Penelope Quinn from Darnsexysecondhand.com shows us how.

10 Christmas Tree Fails

By Penelope QuinnOn 2 Dec

Not everything goes to plan over the festive season - and that includes your Christmas tree! To avoid any DIY faux-pas, follow our guide on what NOT to do, and have a laugh in the process.

12 DIY Christmas Decorations

By Penelope QuinnOn 25 Nov

You don't have to resort to buying cheap plastic decorations to bring yuletide cheer to your home. Here are 12 fantastic ideas to put a DIY twist on your tree, table and front door, that you're sure to want to keep for years to come!