Friday, 24 April 2015

Pom-Pom Wall Hanging

The beautiful and subtle colour shades used in this yarn wall hanging are what make it really stand out for me. Go here for find out how to create this pom-pom delight :)

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Ginkgo Leaf Earrings

Such a delicate style has been created with shrink plastic and gold leaf...so pretty!
Click here for the tutorial.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Clever Shadow Art

I think this is a really neat DIY; a wooden rectangle which looks so inconspicuous when the lamp is off, suddenly transforms when the light is switched on to reveal the hidden 'shadow' message.
It reminds me of this iconic photo - you could use this technique to make all kinds of shapes and words in the shadows.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

DIY Collapsible Playhouse

Click here to find a free template for making your own kid's playhouse from foamboard pieces which neatly slot together. 

Monday, 20 April 2015

Ombre Wood Stencil Art

Beautiful and sophisticated wall art made by staining wood pieces in different shades and then stencilling a quote or other message over the top. Check out the DIY here.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Paper Plant Display

Amazing how effective paper can look when cut into simple shapes - as shown in this fun DIY.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Decoupaged Stairs

What a transformation!
Stairs are definitely a neglected area in terms of design and innovation, but this relatively easy decoupage technique allows you to make it unique by using your favourite fabric as decoration.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Grainsack Stripe Stamp

Using a rolling pin and strips of rubber sheet you can add this simple pattern to dishcloths (or anything else you want) very quickly. Striped cloths like those in the photo would look particularly at-home in a country/farmhouse style kitchen.
Click here for instructions.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Crochet Fruit Bowl


A clever idea for using starch to mould crochet into the shape of an egg carton.
If you would like written English instructions (recommended!), click here.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Beach Rock Rug

This video tutorial is a few years old now but it's too cool not to share! Fleece and old blankets are scrunched up to look like pebbles, and these are attached to a canvas backing to make a really effective rug.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Dual Tone Concrete Letters

Single-colour concrete letters are soooo last season! Check out the DIY for 2-colour letters here.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

How to Curl Ribbon...in an Oven!

I didn't realise you could create tight spirals in ribbon with just some wooden dowel, some spray starch and an oven; I feel like I've been missing out!
Click here for instructions.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Luxury Pom-Pom Throw

I think this idea for adding stuffed faux fur 'baubles'/pom-poms to the edges of a pre-made fringed throw is fabulous. It looks so cosy and luxurious!

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Knitted Hot Cross Bun

Hope everyone has had/is having a lovely Easter!
Here is a fab pattern for a hot cross bun, which might look quite complicated but is actually suitable for total knitting beginners :)

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Bunny Plushie

I think that the facial expression and super-long stripy legs on this bunny toy inject a load of personality into it, which really brings it to life.
Find the tutorial here

Pom-Pom Wall Feature

I don't know about you, but if I had this on my wall I would never be able to pass by without stroking it!
Click here for the DIY.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Clay Wind Chimes

This DIY wind chime is made of clay shapes which have a wonderfully delicate look. 

Friday, 27 March 2015

Coffee Pot Terrarium

I think this terrarium could be my favourite one yet; it's beautiful as well as having just the right amount of novelty value. Click here to see you can easily make one yourself with a coffee pot, some air plants, sand, moss and various other decorations.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Acrylic Sign Board

This wooden message board is simple to construct and could be made as large or as small as you wish. My favourite use for it is as a perpetual calendar, but you could instead display any short message, from 'Heck Yes' to ' Go Get It'!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

'Built-In' IKEA Bookshelf

This bookcase project cleverly uses wood and crown moulding to transform basic bookshelf units from IKEA into this grand piece of furniture which looks 'built-in'.
As a side note, I've always wanted a bookcase with a ladder!