August bank holiday: what do at home this weekend
You don’t have to go anywhere to have a great bank holiday weekend, do something fun at home instead.
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Make the most out of the August bank holiday by spending time at home. Whether you spend it getting jobs done around the house that you’ve been meaning to do for a while or doing fun activities such as baking that you don’t usally get the time for, there are plenty of things to do at home.
Garden spruce up
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As it’s approaching the end of summer, this August bank holiday is the perfect opportunity to make the most out of those last precious moments in the garden. Take the time to nurture your plants and flowers ready to endure the colder months and give it a general spruce up.
Read more: How to plan a new garden design
Time for DIY
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We’re all guilty of having a list of things to do around the house that never get done and this could be the ideal time to tick a few off that list. Put that shelf up that has been sitting in your hallway for months or perhaps there’s a project you’ve had your heart set on, use the three day weekend to complete an inspiring project from start to finish.
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Baking homemade goods is definitely one of the simple pleasures in life and what better way to spend a bank holiday weekend? Try taking a risk and making a brand new recipe that you’ve never made for, or you could always challenge yourself to make something out of what you already have in the cupboards.
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If you’re planning on spending your bank holiday weekend with your close friends and family, why not put on a cocktail masterclass that won’t only be super fun but will taste great too? Make sure you’ve got the right accessories to put on a real show. A cocktail shaker, martini glasses and pretty garnishes are essential!
Read more: 4 sweet cocktail recipes for summer
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A long weekend is the perfect amount of time to complete a small upcycling project. Be inspired by Annie Sloan and update your current dining chairs by getting creative with paint. Patterned furniture is a huge trend for 2020 so embrace the trend and try painting your own unique designs.
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