IKEA Lifestyle & DIY Stage

From marmalades and seed growing to fermenting food and sustainable practices – the IKEA Lifestyle & DIY Stage has it all. Hear from the best in the business as they share their secrets!

My Berries

Based in the fruit bowl of South East Queensland, My Berries sources the sweetest berries direct from the farm. They pride themselves on a frozen berry range that is completely hand-produced. Their presentation on the Lifestyle & DIY Stage focuses on the My Berries process and their continued fight in the ‘War on Waste’.

Presenting from 1.20pm 

Porter Designs

“5 Things you need to know about garden design”

Are you planning on designing your garden but just don’t know where to start!? Are you a lover of plants and are keen to find out a few design tricks?  Or are you interested in garden design?  Spend some time with Eva Porter from Porter Designs as she shares with you how to make a garden functional, fun and full of imagination.

Presenting from 12.40pm

Ugly Duck Preserves

“Learn to cook your own citrus marmalade”
When the seasons change from winter to spring a lot of QLD backyards are overflowing with surplus citrus fruit. Let me show you how to turn your surplus into wonderful homemade marmalades that will delight you all year long. Learn how to cook marmalade at home, without the use of added pectin or preserving sugar and walk away with an easy to follow recipe that works every single time.

Presenting from 10.00am 

IKEA Flatpack Challenge

Fancy yourself an IKEA Flatpack master? Take up the mantle and compete in the IKEA Flatpack challenge at the IKEA Lifestyle & DIY Stage. All competitors get to keep the IKEA item and the winner of each round also receives a $50 IKEA voucher. To enter simply register your name at the IKEA Lifestyle & DIY Stage ahead of time, or via the form below, and be at the stage 10 mins before each challenge commences. Two lucky people will be chosen at random to compete.

Challenges run at 10.30am, 12.30pm, and 1.45pm.


IKEA Lifestyle & DIY Stage Program

9.10am"Pastel Still Life Drawing" presented by Tricia Reust (Redcliffe Art Society)
10.00am"How to Make Citrus Marmalade" presented by Ugly Duck Preserves
10.30am IKEA Flatpack Challenge
10.40amDIY Sausage Making presented by Longyard Beef Company
11.20am"Growing from Seed" presented by Arno King
12.00pmDairy-Free Lime Cheesecake presented by Coyo
12.30pmIKEA Flatpack Challenge
12.40pm"Landscape Design - 5 Things You Need to Know" presented by Porter Designs
1.20pm "Eton Mess" presented by My Berries
1.45pm IKEA Flatpack Challenge
2.00pm"Fermented Food" presented by Spurtopia

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