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Make this super easy DIY wire bunny photo holder to display your photos.

Hands On!

Wire Bunny Photo Holder

You have just received an invitation to your friend’s new home and you wonder what could be a simple yet thoughtful house warming gift! What to get? Why not just make it?

All you need are 2 or 3 items and 30 minutes of your time – it is even faster than heading to the store to search for a gift! 🙂

Things you need

  • Wires
  • Scissors
  • Gold Spray Paint

Step 1

For the base, use the wire to form a circle that is 4.5cm in diameter, and loop it a second time.

Step 2

For the bunny’s body, make another circle that is 7.5cm in diameter above the previous one, and loop it a second time too.

Step 3

For the bunny’s head, repeat what you did for the other circle but using a measurement of 2.5cm diameter instead.

Step 4

Now to make the ears, simply bend the wire into 2 oblong shapes that meet at the top of the head and loop a second time. Make each ear 5cm tall so that it would be easier to hold your photos in place.

Cut the excess wire and adjust it to make it look more even more bunny-like. The last step is optional where you can actually spray gold paint all over it to give it a nice vintage look for a finishing touch!

Now all you have to do is to write a little note or attach your favourite picture onto the bunny ears and you have a simple yet thoughtful house-warming gift. Not only it is heart-warming to receive it, it actually also makes for a really nice home decor too!

Do you have any other DIY housewarming gift ideas? Share it with us via mynicehome@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg or tag @MyNiceHome on Instagram!

By Briana Tan
August 17, 2017


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Make your neighbour your friend. With our simple tips, you can build a whole community!

Neighbourliness

Hello, New Neighbour!

The first meeting can sometimes be awkward. You may be a little apprehensive and even fear rejection if you say hello to your neighbour and get a cold stare in return. That might happen, but usually, a smile and a hello never fails to warm the heart.

We share some simple and fuss-free ways to help break the ice. 🙂

1. Hello, It’s Me

The next time you see your new neighbour, remember to say hello and start a conversation. Engage in small talk, and ask about their day or their home renovation progress. If you are in a hurry and do not have time to stop and chat, a simple hello with a smile is all it takes to be friendly.

Or you can check out this video to see how we can greet our neighbours in different ways! After all, friendly neighbours create stronger community ties. 🙂

2. Bind Ties Through Food

They say the way to your partner’s heart is through delicious food. Well, the same theory applies to building a good neighbourly relationship!

Arrange a small party – whip out your favourite recipes, share the food (and calories). If you wish to try something new, check out our rendang penne recipe that would definitely be a great conversation starter.

If cooking is not your forte, you could also invite your neighbour to a meal at the nearby mall or food centre. Bonding over food is an excellent opportunity to uncover similar interests that would make a great start to future interactions.

3. Offer A Helping Hand

Do you remember how it was like when you first moved into your new flat?

Part of being a good neighbour is to help each other out. So extending a helping hand to your neighbours as they settle into their new home might just be the best way to break the ice.

You could offer to take care of their children while they clean up the renovation debris, or help to hold the lift door when they are laden with things. You can be sure your new neighbours will return the favour in the future.

4. Arrange a Playdate

Children are always the best at breaking the ice between strangers. If you and your new neighbours have children of similar ages, why not arrange an informal playdate?

Parents with young children would definitely agree on the perks of having other parents living nearby for physical and moral support. You could also exchange parenting tips or share baby items, such as baby chairs or strollers, between both families’ children.

Great neighbours make great company, and create a pleasant living environment for all. If you have more ways to get to know your new neighbours, share them with us via mynicehome@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg!

By Theresa Ong
August 16, 2017


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