Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Upholstered Rug Bench

This is probably the simplest way to make a bench from scratch ever! And I love the rug used for the top, don't you? Click here for the DIY.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Sturdy Wooden Toolbox

If you're a woodworker, or you want to challenge yourself to learn new skills, this toolbox is a great project to undertake - it would also make a brilliant present for father's day (next year!)

Friday, 18 July 2014

Moulded Clay & Resin Pendants

These step-by-step instructions make something quite technical seem actually very simple!
The technique involves making a mould for clay, and then mixing resin to apply on top, and I think the results look really impressive.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Pencil Slice Brooch

This is one of my favourite projects I've seen this year - I think the result looks awesome and it isn't even difficult to do!
Click here to see how you make the brooch.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Papercut Leaf Art

This two-tone papercutting project is simple to make but looks so effective and eye-catching.
Find the DIY here.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Felt Wedding Bouquet

I love handmade bouquets anyway, but this one is particularly beautiful.
The provided step-by-step tutorial is so clear and helpful that it makes the project seem less intimidating and even makes me feel quite confident that I could make one just as pretty too!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Crochet Party Poppers

How fun!
Check out the instructions for making these little party poppers here.

Friday, 11 July 2014

No-Sew Air Fresheners

You can make all kinds of fun shapes and designs out of felt and then turn them into air fresheners simply with the use of essential oil. Find out how, here.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Secret Map Drawer

I love this idea for inserting a map and a corkboard into a drawer in order to be able to plan or record your global travels. It would make me feel like a proper explorer!

Faucet Handle Coat Rack

Love the upcycled vibe of this coat rack, which is made from reclaimed wood and some old faucet handles. Find the how-to details here.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Making Scalloped Lace

I've always thought that lace making looks like the most complicated mind-bending craft ever - I mean look at all of those pins! But this tutorial makes it look slightly less complicated :)

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

How to Weave a Tasselled Wall Hanging

This fantastic step-by-step tutorial shows you how to weave on a basic loom, plus how to add yarn tassels and wool roving to your work. Loving the textures!

Monday, 7 July 2014

Wood & Leather Magazine Holder

This professional-looking magazine holder is practical and stylish, and you'll only need some woodworking basics to make one. Find the tutorial here.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Felt Feathers Pillow

Find out how to make this contemporary feather cushion from scratch by clicking here and following the thorough tutorial.

Embroidery Hoop Orb

Wood stain really adds a fantastic aged quality to the wooden embroidery hoops, and the resulting decorative 'orb' looks really cool. The perfect ornament for a crafter!
Find the DIY here.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Want a Review of Your Website or Online Shop?

Since I've set up a few websites myself, and browsed through what must have been millions (!) of websites over the years, I have decided to set up a website review service of my own, which you can find at www.reviewmywebsite-uk.com
I'm charging the lowest rates I can feasibly charge, and hope that I can offer a few valuable pointers to you about the design of the website, the ease of navigation, the load time and any other issue I can find. Nothing too technical but I hope that I can offer some guidance to people who have a new website or shop and would like an honest opinion :)

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Weaving With Wool

Check out this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to weave with 3 different types of fiber. 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Fun Burger Balloons

This idea for transforming balloons into burgers is pretty clever; and it would be particularly awesome for kid's parties at McDonalds!

Foldable Laundry Hamper

Find instructions on how to build a wooden hamper with a reversible bag over on 'Make It & Love It'.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Papercraft Illusion Sculpture

It may take 40 pieces of thick paper to accomplish, but the result looks really awesome!