Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Homemade Twig Pencils

I have always liked the rustic look of twig pencils, and (maybe weirdly) I really enjoy sharpening pencils with a knife! To find out how to make the pencils yourself, click here.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Cat Face Doorstop

This tutorial offers helpful and clear instructions for making a (very) cute embroidered doorstop.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Printable Play Fruit

This marvellous collection of colourful fruit is really easy to put together yourself using these free templates.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Wooden Book Stand

If you can handle a bit of fairly simple woodworking, I think this cookbook stand would be a wonderful weekend project....and it would also be a lovely gift. Click here for instructions.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

DIY Shaggy Rug

It might take a bit of patience to create all of the yarn tassels for this rug (so put your favourite movie on whilst you make it!), but the result is definitely worth the time. Check the how-to out here.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Monday, 19 January 2015

Glowing Resin Tabletop

The photos of the DIY processes involved in making this table are beautiful, and I love the idea of mixing casting resin with glow-in-the-dark powder.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Paint-By-Numbers Style Revamp

So, first you buy a cheap painting at a car boot or charity shop, then (after checking it's definitely not valuable!) you paint over the top in blocks of colour reminiscent of paint-by-numbers art. This can be followed by you bragging to everyone that you painted it yourself; result!
Click here for instructions.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

DIY Slingshot

A traditional toy that would make a great gift for an older child (or a child at heart); this felt ball slinger is quick to make and lots of fun to play with!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Mosaic Stained Glass Light

This wall light would be a relatively big project to undertake, but the result is so impressive that you'd be so glad you made the effort. It's just a bonus that it combines two of my favourite crafts; stained glass and mosaics :)

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Colourful Woven Mat

I seem to be linking a LOT to A Beautiful Mess at the moment, but I'm sure you can forgive me because they come up with amazing projects! This fun circular mat, made with cords, chunky yarns, twines and fun trims, is no exception.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Alphabet Pom-Poms

These pom-poms may require a bit of lateral thinking and planning to make, but I think they are so worth it.
They're especially brilliant for making into garlands that contain messages or names.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Hanging Copper Chandelier

I love lights that hang low over the centre of dining tables; I think they really create a great ambience.
This copper candle display is an excellent example and would be wonderful at a night-time dinner party.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Marbled Ring Dishes

Clay marbling always looks impressive, yet is actually a simple technique to use. The gold gilded edges elevate these bowls to something extra special.
Find the tutorial here.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Illustration Tree Slices

I think this wall art looks gorgeous, and it's such an easy project too; the hardest bit is finding the perfect illustration print to use. You could use book pages, posters or any other print that you think would look good, so keep an eye out!
Click here for the DIY details.  

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Wax Dipped Bottles

If you need a cool way of presenting bottles, then dipping the tops in a hot-glue-and-wax mixture looks awesome, don't you think?
It would be a fun technique to use at Halloween to make potion bottles and so on.....or maybe you brew your own beer and want them to look more unique?
Either way, you'll find the DIY here.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Friday, 2 January 2015

Homemade Clay Owls

Click here to learn how to make these simple owl ornaments, which you can either use as a display on a table or mantelpiece, or as hanging decorations around your home.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Resin Spool Bangle

This resin bangle filled with thread-wrapped spools would be the perfect fashion accessory for sewers and other craftspeople!
Click here for the DIY tutorial.