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.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Log Lounger

$30 and 6 hours is all it takes to build this cool log chair!
Find the tutorial here.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Macrame Slouch Bag

This tutorial walks you through knotting your own cotton piping strap, as well as sewing your own slouchy bag. I think this style would look lovely on summer beach trips....just chillin' out!

Sad Day

I feel a bit weird about posting about someone dying - especially someone who I don't actually know - but I've decided to make an exception in this case. That's because, being a 90s kid, Robin Williams featured a lot in my childhood. 5 of my all-time favourite films (Dead Poet's Society, Hook, Mrs Doubtfire, Jumanji and Aladdin) were as good as they were because of him. So I'm sad today, and feeling nostalgic.

Mr Williams was a total one-off who can't ever be replaced. At least he will live on in a whole load of awesome films.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Pixel Artwork

This wall art is created by cutting up oil or acrylic paintings into squares and rearranging them on a canvas.
Don't worry, natural artistic ability is not vital!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Woven Hanging Planters

There have been quite a few woven wall hanging DIYs, but these planters are a different take on it; you weave yarn in a 3D shape by using a plant pot as the base. 
Want to learn more? Click here for the project instructions.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Cactus Pillow

The knots of white yarn for the 'spikes' really makes this pillow stand out, don't you think?
Find out how to make it here.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Textured Baby Blanket

Click here to find a free knitting pattern for this striped blanket, which incorporates double seed stitch, diagonal rib stitch, basketweave stitch and much more. The variety in techniques makes the blanket look lovely and luxurious.