Monday, 30 November 2015

Giant Festive Letters

Letter shapes are so simple to sew together, but the combined effect of lots together on a garland is fabulous!
Click here for the DIY.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Modern Latch Hook Rug

I find that most latch hook rugs are quite traditional or old-fashioned in design, so I am very happy to see this project from Design*Sponge.
This rug design is fresh and contemporary, and I love the colour scheme.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Decoupaged Clay Ornaments

Even though these ornaments are Easter-themed, you could use exactly the same techniques to make a range of ornaments for any occasion, and either hang them up or use them as gift tags for extra special gifts.
Aren't they pretty?!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Woodland Cup Cosies

Don't these look lovely?
Well, if you think so too, you can knit your own using these instructions and free charts. Or, if you can't knit, you can just add the embroidered animal patterns to pre-made cosies instead.

Monday, 16 November 2015

80's Plate Painting

I'm going to go with ...'funky' to describe these, yes? I think so.
Check out this how-to to get some funk in your life :)

Friday, 13 November 2015

How to Weave Christmas Stockings

The clever weaving technique described in this tutorial can be used to weave any shape you like...whether that's Christmas stockings, hexagonal cushions, or cloud-shaped wall hangings!

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Origami Animal Trophies

I think that these mounted 'animal heads' made from card look so sweet and whimsical...and they're totally animal-friendly!
Click here to find instructions and templates.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

DIY Fort Kit

This fort/den kit for kids (and "big kids") would be an awesome gift idea, and it's not expensive or difficult to put together either. It contains a clothesline, some sheets, a torch, clamps, pegs and a couple of other bits which would definitely keep everyone entertained for a long while :)

Monday, 9 November 2015

Wooden Llama Planter

One simple shape cut out of wood turns a plain planter into a fun llama! Love this here for the DIY.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Bonfire Night Embroidery

If you're in need of a fun and artistic craft project, then these bonfire-night-themed embroidered fireworks are very appropriate for this time of year! I especially like the bright colours against the dark grey wool felt.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Mini Face Planters

So full of individual character!
Click here for instructions on how to make these cute planters from Sculpey clay.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Cute Harry Potter Ornaments

For magical Christmas tree ornaments, or as a permanent garland for your room, these 'flying' keys and golden snitches are perfect for any Harry Potter fan (like moi :))
Click here for details.

Friday, 30 October 2015

How to Make Yarn Wigs

If you're planning to dress up in fancy dress for Halloween, a brand new hairstyle might be required to really complete the why not make your own with yarn?!
Click here to see how.

P.S. I hope you all have a fun Halloween weekend!

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Wire Cobweb Sculpture

I think this is about as pretty as a spider's web could be!
Made from wire twisted together, this artistic cobweb would look brilliant hung in a corner of your home this Halloween. Find out how to make one here.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Tassel Wall Hanging

Click here to learn how to make your own stylish wall hanging from thick yarn in neutral and pastel tones.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Cement Pumpkin Candle Holders

If you prefer more subtle Halloween decor than giant cobwebs and coffins, then these pumpkin candle holders should be just the ticket!
Click here for the DIY.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Zipped Burger Pouch

Another one to add to my have-to-make list!
This burger pouch is so cool, and I particularly like the padded and stitched sesame seed bun on top :) Click here for the DIY.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Creepy Hand Candsticks

These candle holders would look amazing on the table at Halloween...and the project itself is definitely up my street with alginate moulds and plaster casting; It looks like fun :)

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

3D Raindrop Softie

How do you make a raindrop cute?
Well, I'm pretty sure this DIY answers that question :)

Friday, 16 October 2015

Woven Clay Vases

These beautiful vases look like they could be part of an art installation in a gallery... but they are actually something you can make (from just clay and leather cord) at home!
You could also use yarn or wire instead of the cord for a different look.
Click here for the DIY.