Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Hanging Sling Planters

Create your own hanging garden with leather sling planters - using this tutorial.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Shibori Silk Cuff

This cuff bracelet incorporates sewing, dyed Shibori silk, and beads to make something beautiful (and in my favourite colours too!)
Check out the instructions here.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Honeycomb Art

This modern yet quite rustic artwork is right up my street, and it would be so fast to do once you've made your hexagon stencil. Go here for instructions.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Hanging Agate Slices

This beautiful display is eye-catching and unusual. The silver foil edging applied to the agate slices really adds a bit of sparkle!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Paper Flower Mirror

I think this accented mirror looks rather dramatic and would go so well with Gothic decor.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Lace A-Frame Tent

I have to say I do love a bit of crochet lace! I think it lends a dreamy quality to this indoor tent, don't you think?
Click here for the project.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Eric Carle Inspired Art

I love this art project inspired by Eric Carle (famous for creating The Very Hungry Caterpillar).
The colourful yet minimalist artwork is made by cutting up various other artworks and combining them together.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Paper Dahlia Wreath

A charming wall ornament that you can make for under $10!
Click here for the DIY.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Rustic Knife Rack

I've always wanted one of these magnetic knife racks because they look so neat, and this tutorial shows you exactly how you can make one yourself. You need a huge number of magnets though!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Monday, 15 September 2014

Wire Coral Ornaments

A clever method using hot glue, wire and paint offers great versatility when making delicate sculptures like these coral ornaments.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Stretchy Baby Hats

These stretch knit hats with top knots look really cute - and it would probably only take an hour or two to whip up a few!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Fibre Wall Art Hangings

These colourful, geometric wall hangings don't require anything special to make; just plywood, elastic bands and yarn. Easy and inexpensive!
Check out the project here.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Embroidered 'Straw' Placemats

I remember straw place mats when I was a kid - one of my older relatives must have owned them - and so these are nostalgic for me.
To make them yourself, you simply embroider a repeated pattern onto plastic canvas as shown in these instructions. A lovely Sunday afternoon craft :)

Friday, 5 September 2014

Rolled Paper Art

This wall art looks so effective, yet is super straightforward to make yourself; you just need chicken wire, a frame, paper and this how-to.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Painted Pebble Cacti

I've lost count of the number of cacti tutorials I've featured on this blog now...what can I say? I love cacti!
Check out the DIY for these charming pebble cacti, here.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Simple Wire Sculptures

These remind me of the toys that used to be in the dentist's waiting room when I was a kid!
Made form garden wire, wood blocks and beads, these are easy makes and would be fun to do with children. Go here for the tute.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Spray Paint Art

I was once at a market abroad and saw a few street artists use spray paints to create futuristic-style art like this - but they were so quick that they could create a masterpiece in about 2 minutes!
If you'd like to learn how it's done (with very easy-to-get materials), click here.
If you want to see a video of an excellent example being made on the streets of New York, click here.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Inlayed Resin Bookshelf

I LOVE this idea for filling any faults and holes in natural wood with a glowing blue resin - it makes these traditional shelves look cool and contemporary, and it's actually simpler than you'd think!
Go here for details.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Bleach Stamping

Using a stamp together with bleach makes a really lovely effect on dark clothing - perfect for any clothes you have that are in need of a revamp!
Find the DIY here.