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Bunnings mother turns $2.50 door mats into stunning rattan-look pot holders

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A savvy mother-of-two has shared how she transformed $2.50 door mats purchased from Bunnings Warehouse into decorative rattan-looking pot holders.

Angela shared images and a demonstrative video to the Bunnings Mums Australia Facebook group – which has more than 168,000 members nationally – and swiftly received praise from other social media users.

‘Making plant holders with mum out of $2.50 door mats and twine from Bunnings, they look amazing [and are] so easy to make,’ she wrote.

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A savvy mother-of-two has shared how she transformed $2.50 door mats purchased from Bunnings Warehouse into decorative rattan-looking pot holders

A savvy mother-of-two has shared how she transformed $2.50 door mats purchased from Bunnings Warehouse into decorative rattan-looking pot holders

A savvy mother-of-two has shared how she transformed $2.50 door mats purchased from Bunnings Warehouse into decorative rattan-looking pot holders

To make the pot holders, Angela chopped the mat in half to create a rectangle shape suitable to the size of the pot, then used $3 twine to sew the mat to itself

To make the pot holders, Angela chopped the mat in half to create a rectangle shape suitable to the size of the pot, then used $3 twine to sew the mat to itself

 To make the pot holders, Angela chopped the mat in half to create a rectangle shape suitable to the size of the pot, then used $3 twine to sew the mat to itself

The online post quickly received more than 2,900 likes and hundreds of people commented saying the DIY project looked ‘great’ and ‘brilliant’.

To make the pot holders, Angela chopped the mat in half to create a rectangular shape suitable to the size of the pot, then used $3 twine to sew the mat to itself.

She also used twine to create decorative bows and tie onto the multiple pot holders created.

She also used twine to create decorative bows to tie to the multiple pot holders created

She also used twine to create decorative bows to tie to the multiple pot holders created

The online post quickly received more than 2,900 likes and hundreds of people commented saying the DIY project looked 'great' and 'brilliant'

The online post quickly received more than 2,900 likes and hundreds of people commented saying the DIY project looked 'great' and 'brilliant'

She also used $3 twine to create decorative bows to tie to the multiple pot holders created

‘Simply brilliant idea, they look great!’ one person said online.

‘Stop! they look so good Bunnings will put the price up,’ another joked.

A third added: ‘That is so creative and they look amazing’.

The home craft project is very easy to do and anyone can replicate the method at home

The home craft project is very easy to do and anyone can replicate the method at home

The home craft project is very easy to do and anyone can replicate the method at home

Both the seagrass door mat and jute twine are available to purchase from Bunnings Warehouse store locations and online

Both the seagrass door mat and jute twine are available to purchase from Bunnings Warehouse store locations and online

Both the seagrass door mat and jute twine are available to purchase from Bunnings Warehouse store locations and online

The home craft project is very easy to do and anyone can replicate the method at home.

Both the seagrass door mat and jute twine are available to purchase from Bunnings Warehouse store locations and online.

Other social media users were so impressed and inspired with the home project they said they are going to try it for themselves.

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Beauty therapist behind Tribe Skincare makes $10,000 within an HOUR of launching hydrating spritzes

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A 30-year-old beauty therapist who launched her own business just two years ago has made a staggering $10,000 within an hour after launching a $55 hydrating mist.

Kayla Houlihan, 30, from Geelong, Victoria, saw the website for her Tribe Skincare brand crash within seven minutes of uploading her new skin spritzes to the website, with one selling roughly every 15 seconds since it launched just hours ago.

‘It’s a real relief to launch them and have success,’ Kayla told FEMAIL.

‘We were due to bring out the Hydrating Spritzes in March, but had to postpone due to COVID-19, so it’s really exciting to give our customers the chance to try them.’ 

The 30-year-old beauty therapist Kayla Houlihan (pictured) has made a staggering $10,000 within an hour after launching a $55 hydrating mist

The 30-year-old beauty therapist Kayla Houlihan (pictured) has made a staggering $10,000 within an hour after launching a $55 hydrating mist

The 30-year-old beauty therapist Kayla Houlihan (pictured) has made a staggering $10,000 within an hour after launching a $55 hydrating mist 

Kayla saw the website for her Tribe Skincare brand crash within seven minutes of uploading her new skin spritzes (pictured) to the website

Kayla saw the website for her Tribe Skincare brand crash within seven minutes of uploading her new skin spritzes (pictured) to the website

Kayla saw the website for her Tribe Skincare brand crash within seven minutes of uploading her new skin spritzes (pictured) to the website

The Hydrating Spritzes ($55 each) come in two flavour combinations designed to do different things. 

The ‘Peachy Rose’ Hydrating Spritz is designed to get rid of redness and calm your skin, while the ‘Citrus Burst’ Hydrating Spritz is all about reducing breakouts and clearing your complexion.

Both products are vegan, Australian-made and cruelty-free, and they feature skin-boosting natural ingredients like aloe vera, oatmeal, rose oil and radish root.

The spritzes are designed to be sprayed onto skin under makeup for added glow or over the top of your makeup for a luminous look. 

All Tribe products are vegan, Australian-made and cruelty-free, and they feature skin-boosting natural ingredients like aloe vera, oatmeal, rose oil and radish root (pictured: before and after using other Tribe products)

All Tribe products are vegan, Australian-made and cruelty-free, and they feature skin-boosting natural ingredients like aloe vera, oatmeal, rose oil and radish root (pictured: before and after using other Tribe products)

All Tribe products are vegan, Australian-made and cruelty-free, and they feature skin-boosting natural ingredients like aloe vera, oatmeal, rose oil and radish root (pictured: before and after using other Tribe products)

The 'Peachy Rose' Hydrating Spritz is designed to get rid of redness and calm skin, while the 'Citrus Burst' Spritz is about reducing breakouts and clearing your complexion (both pictured)

The 'Peachy Rose' Hydrating Spritz is designed to get rid of redness and calm skin, while the 'Citrus Burst' Spritz is about reducing breakouts and clearing your complexion (both pictured)

The ‘Peachy Rose’ Hydrating Spritz is designed to get rid of redness and calm skin, while the ‘Citrus Burst’ Spritz is about reducing breakouts and clearing your complexion (both pictured)

Kayla Houlihan founded cruelty-free brand Tribe Skincare two years ago, and has since seen her business enjoy a meteoric rise to the top, making a staggering $1.3million in the past 12 months alone.

Her previous offering, Protect Me! Day Moisturiser with SPF30, launched exclusively via social media late last year and swiftly shifted more than 465 bottles in a single business day at $58 each. 

Made with natural ingredients including zinc oxide, which protects against harmful solar rays that burn and age skin, the moisturiser claims to leave your face hydrated and silky with a non-greasy, matte finish, making it perfect for use as a makeup base.

Kayla Houlihan founded cruelty-free brand Tribe Skincare two years ago, and has since seen her business enjoy a meteoric rise to the top, making a staggering $1.3million in the past 12 months alone (her products pictured with Tully Smyth)

Kayla Houlihan founded cruelty-free brand Tribe Skincare two years ago, and has since seen her business enjoy a meteoric rise to the top, making a staggering $1.3million in the past 12 months alone (her products pictured with Tully Smyth)

Kayla Houlihan founded cruelty-free brand Tribe Skincare two years ago, and has since seen her business enjoy a meteoric rise to the top, making a staggering $1.3million in the past 12 months alone (her products pictured with Tully Smyth)

Kayla previously told FEMAIL that she counts herself as lucky that during the global pandemic, she has managed to continue in business (pictured before and after using Tribe)

Kayla previously told FEMAIL that she counts herself as lucky that during the global pandemic, she has managed to continue in business (pictured before and after using Tribe)

Kayla previously told FEMAIL that she counts herself as lucky that during the global pandemic, she has managed to continue in business (pictured before and after using Tribe)

Kayla previously told FEMAIL that she counts herself as lucky that during the global pandemic, she has managed to continue in business:

‘I have seen a lot of businesses struggling at the moment with all the changes caused by COVID-19. Fortunately for e-commerce brands, online sales are thriving,’ she said. 

‘A lot of people are choosing to stay home, even if they aren’t locked down.

‘We are in a very fortunate position to be able to take their orders online and send them directly to their front doors.’ 

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Hipster Byron Bay couple defend their decision to ‘make love’ in front of their five-month-old son

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An Australian artist who gave birth to her son five months ago has defended her decision to ‘make love’ with her husband while the little boy is in the room, after some of her followers called the behaviour ‘inappropriate’.

Sally Mustang and her husband Mitch Gobel, 30, who embody the ‘free-spirited’ lifestyle of the Northern Rivers region of NSW, welcomed their son Azure Sitara Mustang on February 15.

On Sunday Sally, 30, shared a post on Instagram detailing how she ‘makes love’ to the father of her child with Azure in the room, and she wondered why something so ‘natural’ had a line ‘drawn’ through it in society that made her actions seem unacceptable. 

An Australian artist (pictured) who gave birth to her son five months ago has defended her decision to 'make love' with her husband while the little boy is in the room, after some of her followers called the behaviour 'inappropriate'

An Australian artist (pictured) who gave birth to her son five months ago has defended her decision to 'make love' with her husband while the little boy is in the room, after some of her followers called the behaviour 'inappropriate'

An Australian artist (pictured) who gave birth to her son five months ago has defended her decision to ‘make love’ with her husband while the little boy is in the room, after some of her followers called the behaviour ‘inappropriate’ 

Sally Mustang and her husband Mitch Gobel, who embody the free-spirited lifestyle of the Northern Rivers region of NSW, welcomed their son Azure Sitara Mustang on February 15

Sally Mustang and her husband Mitch Gobel, who embody the free-spirited lifestyle of the Northern Rivers region of NSW, welcomed their son Azure Sitara Mustang on February 15

On Sunday evening Sally, 30, shared an Instagram post detailing how she 'makes love' to the father of her child while Azure is nearby

On Sunday evening Sally, 30, shared an Instagram post detailing how she 'makes love' to the father of her child while Azure is nearby

Sally Mustang and her husband Mitch Gobel (pictured), who embody the free-spirited lifestyle of the Northern Rivers region of NSW, welcomed their son Azure Sitara Mustang in February

In the black and white photo that accompanied the caption Sally was lying naked on a picnic rug, presumably in the couple’s garden.

The post – which was live for 12 hours before it was deleted shortly before 8am on Monday morning – sparked hundreds of comments from other parents who questioned her ‘natural’ decision.

Many of them said that sex is an ‘adult topic’ too complicated for young children to understand, and Azure could have issues with sexuality down the track as a result.

‘Imagine if he came to you at eight years old and said he was ready to have sex, because sex was such an open topic in your household,’ one woman said.

The post - which was live for 12 hours before it was deleted shortly before 8am on Monday morning - sparked hundreds of comments from other parents (the couple with their son)

The post - which was live for 12 hours before it was deleted shortly before 8am on Monday morning - sparked hundreds of comments from other parents (the couple with their son)

The post – which was live for 12 hours before it was deleted shortly before 8am on Monday morning – sparked hundreds of comments from other parents (the couple with their son)

Not one to usually shy away from controversial topics Sally addressed her post in a separate Instagram Story (pictured)

Not one to usually shy away from controversial topics Sally addressed her post in a separate Instagram Story (pictured)

Not one to usually shy away from controversial topics Sally addressed her post in a separate Instagram Story (pictured)

Not one to usually shy away from controversial topics – the couple run a website called Sex Is Art that details their sexual escapades in detail – Sally addressed her post in a separate Instagram Story.

‘Please note I have worked and studied a lot with sex and sexual trauma. In no way am I subjecting my son to this so if you have had a hard story when it comes to sexuality I’m really sorry this happened for (sic) you and I’m sending you love from my heart,’ she said.

‘I understand your projections will be deep and probably judgmental of me.’

Sally said her term ‘making love’ referenced ‘making out, massage and anything me and Mitch define as love together’.

Sally said her term 'making love' referenced 'making out, massage and anything me and Mitch define as love together'

Sally said her term 'making love' referenced 'making out, massage and anything me and Mitch define as love together'

She said while Azure was 'present' he was asleep and lying on the other side of their bed, or playing on a rug with his toys while the couple are on the couch

She said while Azure was 'present' he was asleep and lying on the other side of their bed, or playing on a rug with his toys while the couple are on the couch

Sally said her term ‘making love’ referenced ‘making out, massage and anything me and Mitch define as love together’

'Our house doesn't have any rooms that aren't connected so basically we are in one big room in our house. We don't sit him down and make him watch us at all,' she said

'Our house doesn't have any rooms that aren't connected so basically we are in one big room in our house. We don't sit him down and make him watch us at all,' she said

‘Our house doesn’t have any rooms that aren’t connected so basically we are in one big room in our house. We don’t sit him down and make him watch us at all,’ she said

She said while Azure was ‘present’ he was asleep and lying on the other side of their bed, or playing on a rug with his toys while the couple were on the couch.

‘Our house doesn’t have any rooms that aren’t connected so basically we are in one big room in our house. We don’t sit him down and make him watch us at all,’ she said.

‘What I meant is that free love should be shared freely, we should kiss and touch our loved ones.’

The artist and part-time yogi said she was trying to encourage freedom but wanted to ‘apologise for the triggers and if I hurt someone’s feelings’.

‘I am deleting the post due to some really bad energy there and attacks on me and my family,’ she said. 

The artist and part-time yogi said she was trying to encourage freedom but wanted to 'apologise for the triggers and if I hurt someone's feelings' (Sally and Mitch pictured together)

The artist and part-time yogi said she was trying to encourage freedom but wanted to 'apologise for the triggers and if I hurt someone's feelings' (Sally and Mitch pictured together)

The artist and part-time yogi said she was trying to encourage freedom but wanted to ‘apologise for the triggers and if I hurt someone’s feelings’ (Sally and Mitch pictured together)

It’s not known how her 324,000 Instagram followers handled her explanation and apology because none of their responses can be seen publicly. 

The couple first set the internet alight when they started sharing the intimate details of what goes on between the sheets in 2016.

Their bohemian adventures quickly earned them a collective half a million Instagram followers. 

Photoshoots and online fame followed, before Sally took to her personal profile in May 2017 to reveal they had broken up in a shock split.

Photoshoots, Instagram fans and online fame followed, before Sally took to her personal profile in May 2017 to reveal they had broken up in a shock split

Photoshoots, Instagram fans and online fame followed, before Sally took to her personal profile in May 2017 to reveal they had broken up in a shock split

Photoshoots, Instagram fans and online fame followed, before Sally took to her personal profile in May 2017 to reveal they had broken up in a shock split

They eventually agreed to open relationship before the pair rekindled their love, with Mitch proposing to Sally in 2018. They were married in May 2019.

More recently Sally spoke about the birth of Azure, which was in a birthing pool at home after 22 hours, and said it was the most ‘excruciating’ pain she has ever been in.  

She has been very honest on social media about how uncomfortable breastfeeding was initially, how sore her body was post-birth and what a learning experience being a mother is.  

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Another 330,000 jobs axed March 2021 government cuts Jobkeeper Australia’s 2nd coronavirus spike 

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The government’s decision to wind back JobKeeper could see up to 640,000 jobs lost in the next eight months due to Australia’s second wave of coronavirus infections.

About 330,000 positions could be stripped from the retail and construction sectors as the country battles a second wave of unemployment, according to consulting firm McKinsey. 

Figures, given to The Australian, show the jobs will be azed between now and March next year. 

Consulting firm McKinsey predicted job losses from the retail and construction sectors and warned it could result in a 'second wave of unemployment' nearly as large as the first

Consulting firm McKinsey predicted job losses from the retail and construction sectors and warned it could result in a 'second wave of unemployment' nearly as large as the first

Consulting firm McKinsey predicted job losses from the retail and construction sectors and warned it could result in a ‘second wave of unemployment’ nearly as large as the first

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has called out Victorian Premier Dan Andrews (pictured) for 'significant failures with deadly consequences' during the coronavirus pandemic

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has called out Victorian Premier Dan Andrews (pictured) for 'significant failures with deadly consequences' during the coronavirus pandemic

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has called out Victorian Premier Dan Andrews (pictured) for ‘significant failures with deadly consequences’ during the coronavirus pandemic

Bourke Street Mall (pictured) in Melbourne during stage 4 restrictions which saw the majority of major retailers forced to close, 42,000 retail jobs have already been cut during pandemic

Bourke Street Mall (pictured) in Melbourne during stage 4 restrictions which saw the majority of major retailers forced to close, 42,000 retail jobs have already been cut during pandemic

Bourke Street Mall (pictured) in Melbourne during stage 4 restrictions which saw the majority of major retailers forced to close, 42,000 retail jobs have already been cut during pandemic

The lowest projection is 270,000, which means the economic impact of COVID-19 could be felt for a decade. 

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has faced multiple calls for his resignation over the state’s handling of the second coronavirus wave and the hotel quarantine outbreaks. 

On Monday federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said ‘mistakes must be explained’.

“We know with respect to quarantine, there have been very significant failures with deadly consequences. Victorians deserve answers. I’ll leave that to Daniel Andrews and his government to provide.”  

The McKinsey data shows losses in the construction sector could be up to 205,000 by March next year if the government assistance is cut back as expected and a ‘prolonged recovery’ sets in. 

The CFMEU confirmed they are anticipating that type of loss if the government doesn’t implement serious stimulus measures such as social and affordable housing.  

Victoria’s stage 4 restrictions mean only one person per household is allowed out to shop once a day and only essential retail outlets can open including including supermarkets, chemists, petrol stations and bottle shops.  

Major department stores and retailers have to remain closed for the remainder of stage 4 restrictions but can offer online shopping. 

The retail industry has lost 42,000 jobs due to the coronavirus so far this year and could lose another 215,000 according to McKinsey.

The McKinsey report shows losses in the construction sector could be up to 205,000 by March next year if the government assistance is cut back and a 'prolonged recovery' sets in

The McKinsey report shows losses in the construction sector could be up to 205,000 by March next year if the government assistance is cut back and a 'prolonged recovery' sets in

The McKinsey report shows losses in the construction sector could be up to 205,000 by March next year if the government assistance is cut back and a ‘prolonged recovery’ sets in

Major department stores in Sydney still haven't re-opened some of their locations as they face a major drop in sales due to coronavirus, the industry could face another 215,000 job losses before March

Major department stores in Sydney still haven't re-opened some of their locations as they face a major drop in sales due to coronavirus, the industry could face another 215,000 job losses before March

Major department stores in Sydney still haven’t re-opened some of their locations as they face a major drop in sales due to coronavirus, the industry could face another 215,000 job losses before March

Police officers (pictured) in Victoria patrol the streets during the state's stage 4 coronavirus lockdown with a curfew for residents from 8pm to 5am

Police officers (pictured) in Victoria patrol the streets during the state's stage 4 coronavirus lockdown with a curfew for residents from 8pm to 5am

Police officers (pictured) in Victoria patrol the streets during the state’s stage 4 coronavirus lockdown with a curfew for residents from 8pm to 5am

Major department stores in Sydney still haven’t re-opened some of their locations as they face a major drop in sales due to coronavirus. 

The JobKeeper payment was originally due to run until 27 September this year but the Treasurer has extended it for eligible businesses until March 28. 

Under the changes the payment has been reduced from $1500 per fortnight to $1200 from September 20 and will drop to $1000 from January 4.  

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told the ABC on Sunday that JobKeeper payments could change again in the future.

‘If facts change, we’ll reassess what may or may not be appropriate at the time.’ 

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Victoria’s stage 4 restrictions mean only one person allowed out to shop per household, once a day and only essential retail outlets open including supermarkets, chemists and bottle shops

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