Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Woven Leather Stool

I think this DIY stool cover is just awesome! How comfy does it look??
And it's basically made by just weaving together giant leather piping...Click here for the tutorial.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Stretch Knit Pencil Skirt

This sewing tutorial has such clear photos and instructions that the project actually looks easily achievable, even for a beginner like me!

Friday, 22 April 2016

Speckled Plates

If you love how speckles of porcelain paint can give a wonderful 'stone-like' appearance to tableware, why not click here for the tutorial and do it yourself?!

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Creative Embroidered Canvas

This modern piece of wall art only requires you to be able to do the simple running stitch...and yet the result is so fantastically eye-catching!

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Mounted Mini Menagerie

A cute 3D animal art idea using plastic toy miniatures!
To find the how-to, click here.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Teapot Sewing Caddy

A lovely idea for storing your pins and sewing accessories...inside a vintage teapot!
Click here for the project instructions.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Beautiful Marimekko Crockery

I absolutely LOVE this painted design inspired by vintage Marimekko patterns...doesn't it look fantastic?!
You can add this style of drawing to your own plain plates and cups by following these instructions.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Flower Pot Lighthouses

These mini lighthouses look so effective, but are quite easy to achieve with clay pots, paint and a light. Click here for the how-to.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Ladder Wardrobe

A fun idea for temporary wardrobe space, or if space at your home is limited...and the more worn and covered in paint the wooden ladders are, the more personality!
Click here for the DIY.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Fabric Vase Covers

This idea from IKEA is simple but effective; you simply cut 'vase' shapes from fairly sturdy fabric, sew the shapes together, and then slide the resulting tube over a plain glass vase to give you an instant revamp!
A great way to use up fabric scraps or display your favourite fabric in style...and even total beginners to sewing can do it :)

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Giant Macrame Rope Lights

Giant-size bulbs and chunky knotted rope make me feel slightly like a 'Borrower' (!) but I love the effect.
Please find the how-to here.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

A Duo of Decorative Pillows

Click here to find 2 enjoyable how-tos; one for a cushion with frilly ruffles, and one for a cushion with pom-pom trim.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Giant Lapel Coat

This simple and stylish lined coat with giant lapels really inspires me to make my own clothes...and the DIY instructions actually make me feel like I could do it!

Friday, 1 April 2016

Hexagon Egg Tray

This hexagon egg tray would be a great feature for the centre of your table at Easter time - or at breakfast time if you enjoy a few hard-boiled eggs in the morning!
I particularly like the technique of using polystyrene balls and balsa wood to create the mould.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Ways to Display Art

This tutorial shows you how effective simply adding a stained wood frame to a canvas can be; look how it 'pops' against the plain wall!

And this idea for mounting posters on plywood is definitely a step up from using blu-tack :)

Monday, 28 March 2016

Spray Paint Marbling

I don't recall seeing marbling using spray paint before, but this tutorial makes it look easy...and the end effect on the planters is beautiful.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Driftwood & Clay Spoons

These rustic spoons may not be overly-practical, but as artistic ornaments I think they're really very appealing.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Modern Pom-Pom Pillow

I'm sure this would be a relaxing, therapeutic activity for in front of the TV...glueing mini pom-poms onto a pillow!
Click here for the DIY.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Paper Memento Box

Since I always keep ticket stubs, leaflets and bits of paper from holidays and events, this project really appealed to me.
Normally I just shove everything in a plastic pocket or file, but using a shadow box is a much better idea!