Monday, 31 August 2015

Modern Spiral Bracelet

I love the creative use of spray-painted cord ends as the embellishments on this funky bracelet - a clever idea!
Check out how to make it yourself by clicking here.

Friday, 28 August 2015

DIY Confetti Cards

These cards are simple, colourful and cute.
Check out the how-to here.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Grey Owl Softie

This free pattern allows you to make your own owl softie, complete with little wire feet and scary eyes :)

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Whimsical Hot Air Balloon

These instructions explain exactly how you can make a beautiful paper mache hot air balloon complete with mouse passengers and miniature 'sand bags' made with teabag sachets and rice!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Delicate Patterned Coasters

I love the delicate blue pattern on these coasters, and the good news is that a kiln isn't required; you just need polymer clay and tile paint!
Click here for the tutorial.

Monday, 24 August 2015

DIY Map Suitcase

Click here to see the details of this awesome transformation of a vintage suitcase by using decoupage techniques and maps.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Padded Camera Lens Cases

If you have an SLR camera, this really handy tutorial will show you how to sew up individual drawstring bags to hold and protect your valuable lenses.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Beaded Napkin Rings

These beautiful rings are actually straightforward to construct with just wire and beads. No fancy tools or materials required.
Click here for the tutorial.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Balloon Animal Softies

I can't believe I've not seen this idea done before...it's so fun and effective!
Find instructions for making the stuffed animal toys here.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Faux Granite Bookends

These bookends are actually made with cement but the granite-effect spray paint applied to the surface gives a different and interesting finish.
Click here for the how-to. 

Monday, 17 August 2015

Wrapped Tassels

These cute tassels are made entirely from embroidery floss and are a bit fancier than the usual ones you find on purses and other products. Check out this DIY to make your own colourful versions.

Friday, 14 August 2015

A Trio of Zip-Up Pouches

This set of instructions contains plenty of photos, lots of detail, and really helpful sizing information for making three differently sized purses. There are many zipped pouch tutorials on the web, but this is one of the best.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Furry Bear Rug

Such an adorable rug for a kid's room (or a big kid's room :)), and it's so cheap to make too!
Click here for the tutorial.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Build an Outdoor Hideaway

I would have loved this as a kid; a little wooden hideaway to offer you some private space for reading and chilling out in. Find the DIY how-to here.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Tufted Pincushions

These minimalist pincushions look smart and stylish, and the project is a great way of learning how to do the 'tufting' technique.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Unicorn Hobby Horse

This project is a fun new take on the traditional hobby horse, and the fleece it's made from makes it so soft and cuddly too!

Friday, 7 August 2015

Cement Serving Tray

This sturdy tray is remarkably easy to make; the cement is moulded into shape with just a folded piece of cardboard.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Knitted Beach Bag

This free tote bag pattern is perfect for a total knitting beginner because it is simply a rectangle of stockinette stitch! The rope handles are a fun idea too.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Gold Foil Printing

This tutorial shows a neat idea for using gold foil and the appropriate adhesive to add shiny shapes to fabric. The result is really eye-catching.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Kashmiri-Style Pendants

These beautiful clay pendants look so intricate, but when you know how they're made you feel like you could quite easily give this craft project a go!
The clay is decorated with rhinestones, seed beads, jump rings and little needle-holes. Find the details here.