Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Amazing Paper Mushrooms

Click here to learn how to sculpt these mushrooms from crepe and honeycomb paper.
These look so delicate and impressive!

Friday, 24 June 2016

Fashionable Tie-Front Shirt

This awesome shirt was made by taking the sleeves off a shirt and sewing them back on at waist height to make a tie - what a creative idea!
Be sure to check out the 'A Pair and A Spare' fashion page for more really cool clothing DIYs.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Polka Dot Tealight Holders

Made in only a few steps from air-hardening clay and paint, these tealight holders are so cheerful!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Fleece Macaron Cushions

These plush cushions look soooo soft and cosy...I really want 1 2 3 loads of them!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Kitty Rope Basket

This 'cat' basket is made using cotton cord and a sewing machine. Adorable!

Monday, 20 June 2016

Mosaic on a Mesh

If you're new to mosaics, then this tutorial page has links to some very useful guides for getting you started, and if you have made a mosaic before, it will instead give you a clever idea for using mesh to place the tiles on (instead of using a wooden board).
Using a mesh means that it's lighter and can easily be cut to any shape you like.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Simple Knit Top Pattern

This free pattern is perfect if you're quite new to knitting and want to start creating your own jumpers, because a) it's a simple shape, b) it uses basic stitches, and c) it's made from two flat knitted panels sewn together which makes it easier to construct :)

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Wire Monogram Pendant

This tutorial shows you exactly how to 'write' in wire to product different letters of the alphabet.
A monogram necklace would make a great gift for a friend too!

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Shaggy Woven Stash Buster

This colourful weaving uses up yarn and roving odds 'n' ends from your crafting leftovers to make a fun piece of wall art!
Click here for details.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Squishy Quilted Tote

I love a quilted bag, and although this tutorial makes use of pre-quilted fabric, you can of course make your own by sandwiching batting between two pieces of fabric (one piece of fabric being the outer fabric and being the lining).

Monday, 13 June 2016

Plush Cacti Sculpture

I always love cacti DIYs, and these squishy green cacti are no different... Click here for the tutorial.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Melted Crayon Stained Glass

Turns out that melted crayons, wax paper and clear acrylic make an awesome combination!
Find the how-to here.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Pavement Chalk Pops

For summer fun in the sun, kid's will love these homemade coloured chalks that look like lollies!
Find the (very simple) recipe here.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Geometric Painted Pineapple

So colourful, modern and summery!
Find out how to make this wall art yourself by clicking here.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Modern Wind Chime

This geometric wind chime has a great contemporary look, and is made from just pipe, rings and sheet metal....Click here for instructions.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Wooden Kilim Wall Art

Over 100 pieces of wood have gone into making this geometric wooden artwork...and I reckon all that hard work was definitely worth it.
Check out the DIY here.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Floating Acorn Candles

Miniature candles are quick to make and are...well, just really cute!
Click here for instructions.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Coated Book Page Fabric

 
A great idea for recycling books; cover the pages in silicone sealer to create a kind of 'fabric', and then sew them into new objects like purses!
Find details here.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Hanging Jellyfish Ornaments

I really really don't like jellyfish in real life but they are amazing subjects for arts and crafts...I always love a jellyfish DIY project!
Click here to learn how to make these textural ornaments with clay and a range of fabric remnants.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Writing in Ribbon

Writing in ribbon creates a lovely calligraphy-style effect, and it allows you to add beautiful lettering to hats and fabric items.
Check out the how-to here.