Friday, 27 March 2015

Coffee Pot Terrarium

I think this terrarium could be my favourite one yet; it's beautiful as well as having just the right amount of novelty value. Click here to see you can easily make one yourself with a coffee pot, some air plants, sand, moss and various other decorations.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Acrylic Sign Board

This wooden message board is simple to construct and could be made as large or as small as you wish. My favourite use for it is as a perpetual calendar, but you could instead display any short message, from 'Heck Yes' to ' Go Get It'!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

'Built-In' IKEA Bookshelf

This bookcase project cleverly uses wood and crown moulding to transform basic bookshelf units from IKEA into this grand piece of furniture which looks 'built-in'.
As a side note, I've always wanted a bookcase with a ladder!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Modern Easter Ornament

Normally Easter and Spring DIYs are quite traditional, so I like that this rabbit paper sculpture looks extremely contemporary as a contrast. Click here to read the instructions.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Torn Clay Bowls

Usually clay bowls are made with neatly cut edges, but I like this idea for just tearing the edges to give a rough look.
 I particularly like that this technique makes the bowls look very much like egg shells, which is handy for Easter crafts!

Friday, 20 March 2015

Adorable Bunny Backpack

Click here for an excellent tutorial detailing how to make a lined backpack complete with bunny ears and a pom-pom tail!

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Clay Egg Carton

An ornamental version of the regular cardboard egg carton...perfect for housing all the eggs you decorate at Easter!
Click here for instructions.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Balloon Easter Eggs

I don't really know why I find this idea so appealing, but I really do!
If you want to replicate this fun and colourful idea yourself, check out the DIY here,

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Tissue Paper Art Cards

This tutorial offers a few fun ideas for making cute greeting cards with simple tissue paper shapes...I particularly like the design depicting the house in the film 'Up' :) 

Monday, 16 March 2015

Faux Leather Vase Pouch

This elegant vase cover is easy to make and looks very trendy. Check out the DIY here.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Simple Stenciled Shapes

I love the bold colours and simplicity of this art....but it's the burlap background that really sets it off I think.
The stencil method is so so easy, and you can read the tutorial here.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

A Bunch of Crochet Carrots

Usually crochet stitches are much chunkier than used in this project, but this carrot pattern uses narrow 3mm hooks, making them look a bit more delicate and 'pretty'.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Shrinky Dink Letterpress Cheat

Create the attractive 'letterpress' effect on your card crafts by making your own letterpress plates...using shrinky dink plastic.
You will need a die cutter machine, but it is definitely cheaper than real letterpress that's for sure!
Click here for instructions.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Igloo Building Blocks

It's heading towards Spring now, but I had to feature this project anyway because I know it would have been very useful to me when I attempted igloo-building a couple of years ago - at that time I only had one old plastic bucket!
Click here for construction details.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Magnetic Chalkboard for Tea Lovers

Such an elegant and sophisticated way to display tea! This would be a lovely gift for any tea drinker, and I particularly love the inclusion of the 3, 4 and 5 minute tea timers in the middle.
Click here for DIY details.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Measuring Cup Planter

This isn't really a craft as such but I had to feature it on my blog because...bright pink gravel.
Have I now bought some pink gravel? Yes. Yes I have :)
Find the details here.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Hexagonal Bookends

These cement bookends were created in hexagonal shapes using cardboard moulds, and then painted with modern stripes...and the result is so effective!
Check out the project details here.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Knotted Corner Pillows

I think these pillows look lovely... and it's surprising how much difference it makes to just add simple knotted ties at the corners don't you think?
Find the very helpful step-by-step tutorial here.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Dual Shirt Refashion

Turn two boring shirts into one trendy one....which you could also make long enough to create a cool dress/tunic! Click here for the DIY.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Marbled Notebooks

You have to take a look at this clever idea for marbling ; instead of marbling the notebook directly and making it soggy and warped, apply the marbling to clear contact paper THEN stick that to the notebook. Smart!