Recreate The Great Pottery Throw Down at home with great deals to get you creative with clay

Recreate The Great Pottery Throw Down at home with great deals to get you creative with clay

03/17/2021

THE Great Pottery Throw Down has been a surprise hit during lockdown.

But now the Channel 4 series is over, I’m raring to get creative with clay myself — and judging by the viewing figures, you might be too. Here are some great deals on kit to get you started. 

DON’T BE A MUG: Get creative at bargain prices with the paint your own mug set, £2.50 at theworks.co.uk. It’s fab for making your cuppa a little more personal. You could even give the finished mug as a gift. Plus, it’s a cheaper alternative to similar kits sold at maisiegray.com for £12.

SAVING: £9.50

GET KITTED OUT: If you are serious about pottery, you’ll need a full kit that contains everything you’ll need to sculpt, carve, paint and seal your own creations. I am loving the Sculpd pottery kit, £39, at sculpd.co.uk. It’s got all the essentials and is cheaper than similar ones sold at Selfridges for £48.

SAVING: £9

SOMETHING OLD: If you have your own plain garden pots or old ceramics, why not spruce them up with a little metallic paint — or task your kids with getting arty? I love the Wilko metallic paints, £3.50 for six, for adding eye-catching designs. Similar paints costs £15.99 at arteza.co.uk.

SAVING: £12.49

FIRST-TIMERS: For something more kid- friendly, nab the Galt first pottery set, £13 at hobbycraft.co.uk. Other kids’ sets are around £20 at Argos and this one is nice and basic so even young ones (six and up) can have fun.

SAVING: £7

Deal of day

B&M has launched a collection of hanging chairs priced at £30 each.

Choose from black or grey. They really are a bargain so you’ll have to snap one up fast.

Cheap treat

LARGE Easter eggs are reduced from £3 to £2 when you scan your Tesco Clubcard until 23 March. The deal includes the Twix egg which comes with a white Twix bar.

SAVE: £1

TOP TIP

WIPING down your skirting boards with a little fabric softener or Fabulosa will prevent the build-up of dust and keep your home smelling amazing at all times.

If you’re always buying scented candles, this is a cheap way to ensure everything smells fresh at all times.

Top swap

Skincare is so important. I love the Inkey List Retinol Serum, £9.99 for 30ml at Boots.

But far better value is Poundland’s new Retinol Facial Serum, £3 for 25ml, which is part of the budget chain’s new skincare range.


Giselle’s little helper

ALDI has launched a huge clothing clearance sale with up to 50 per cent off.

Prices start from 99p, with half-price items including adults’ and kids’ pyjamas, gloves and socks – which were originally stocked as Specialbuys.

All of the reduced items are available to buy online, with free delivery on any orders over £30.

Shop & save

Spring into the change of season with the new Soreen chocolate & orange 5 mini loaves, just £1 per pack at Iceland.

They’re now vegan-friendly, too.

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HOME Bargains now sells Squashies- scented dry shampoo.

Choose from milk & raspberry or bubblegum scent, each 99p.

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