Friday, 12 September 2014

Stretchy Baby Hats

These stretch knit hats with top knots look really cute - and it would probably only take an hour or two to whip up a few!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Fibre Wall Art Hangings

These colourful, geometric wall hangings don't require anything special to make; just plywood, elastic bands and yarn. Easy and inexpensive!
Check out the project here.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Embroidered 'Straw' Placemats

I remember straw place mats when I was a kid - one of my older relatives must have owned them - and so these are nostalgic for me.
To make them yourself, you simply embroider a repeated pattern onto plastic canvas as shown in these instructions. A lovely Sunday afternoon craft :)

Friday, 5 September 2014

Rolled Paper Art

This wall art looks so effective, yet is super straightforward to make yourself; you just need chicken wire, a frame, paper and this how-to.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Painted Pebble Cacti

I've lost count of the number of cacti tutorials I've featured on this blog now...what can I say? I love cacti!
Check out the DIY for these charming pebble cacti, here.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Simple Wire Sculptures

These remind me of the toys that used to be in the dentist's waiting room when I was a kid!
Made form garden wire, wood blocks and beads, these are easy makes and would be fun to do with children. Go here for the tute.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Spray Paint Art

I was once at a market abroad and saw a few street artists use spray paints to create futuristic-style art like this - but they were so quick that they could create a masterpiece in about 2 minutes!
If you'd like to learn how it's done (with very easy-to-get materials), click here.
If you want to see a video of an excellent example being made on the streets of New York, click here.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Inlayed Resin Bookshelf

I LOVE this idea for filling any faults and holes in natural wood with a glowing blue resin - it makes these traditional shelves look cool and contemporary, and it's actually simpler than you'd think!
Go here for details.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Bleach Stamping

Using a stamp together with bleach makes a really lovely effect on dark clothing - perfect for any clothes you have that are in need of a revamp!
Find the DIY here.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Shibori DIY

Click here for an excellent tutorial showing lots of folding techniques for creating different tie dye patterns. 

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Geometric Stamped Town

A simple, colourful town print made using stamps. Lovely for a kid's room I think.
Find the tutorial here.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Layered Paper Ring

An interesting technique where paper is layered together to produce a solid block with a striped edge - clever!
Find the DIY here.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Fresh Flower Earrings

I love the idea of seeing some flowers you like in the garden, picking them up, and then making them into earrings in only a few minutes. Of can only wear them for a few hours....but then you replace them with other flowers!

Friday, 22 August 2014

Cement Fruit Magnets

Ice trays can be so useful for crafting can't they?! This particular project uses them as molds for cement, in order to make these cute little fruit magnets.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Teapot Garden Feature

A whimsical idea for a garden sculpture here...and I particularly like the crystal to represent pouring water - clever!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Patterned Concrete Coasters

I've seen concrete coasters before, but I haven't seen corrugated cardboard used for adding patterns before - and the method seems to work great!
Find details here.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Circular Side Table

This neat little table would make a fab weekend project for keen woodworker - click here for the step-by-step.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Papier Mache Cacti

I love me some cacti (although I have a talent for even killing off these hardy plants!) and these paper-and-foam ones look so fun and cheerful. Check out the instructions here.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Rustic Sailboat

A really easy project to make, this boat would look great on a mantelpiece or in a nursery. Also, if you've found some driftwood on a beach recently, you can use that instead of a tree branch.
Click here for the how-to. 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

T-Shirt Yarn Weaving

Not only do you get a cool chunky effect by weaving with yarn made out of t-shirts, but you also get bonus points for recycling your old clothes! Click here for the DIY.