Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Wall Mounted Wampa Head

OK I'll admit that when I first saw this I thought it was a Yeti and had no idea that it was a creature from Star Wars, so please forgive my ignorance! And even despite me not knowing what it was supposed to be, I think it is just so darn awesome and is a project that is very much the kind I enjoy most.
Made using cardboard, paper mache and faux fur, check out the tutorial here.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Upcycled Sweater Cowl

If you have any old sweaters lying around, then this circle scarf tutorial will give you a great idea for recycling two of them!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Dual-Color Clay Ornaments

This DIY shows a clever technique for working with clay and a Christmas tree stamp to produce a 2-color pattern. I think the end results look very professional.

Friday, 11 April 2014

DIY Dotting Tool

Made from pins and pencils, this homemade dotting tool is perfect for adding polka dots to your nails for funky nail art, and also for decorating products like these awesome bowls.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Wire Embroidery

I love the look of this writing made from wire, and I particularly like the addition of the contrasting details using traditional embroidery stitches (in red). Click here for instructions.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Paper Mache 3D Writing

This tutorial combines paper mache, maps and rope to create 3D text art that is perfect for writing out your favorite quotes in style!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Geometric Table Runner

Click here for the free templates and instructions required to make this funky and colorful table runner.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Felt 'Dress-Up' Board

Go here to learn how to make this cute 'dressing-up' game board using a felt background and a whole range of outfits.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Geometric Paper Confetti

I used this cutting and folding technique back when I was a child in the Brownies so I just had to post it! The disc shapes would be a fun idea for garlands and bookmarks especially, and you can see the instructions here.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Hot Wax Batik Fabric

This cotton fabric has been painted with hot wax (made by melting wax crayons) and then dyed to produce the cool 'cracked' effect. I think the technique is really impressive and would be great fun to do - and then you can use the resulting fabric to make a one-of-a-kind pillow or bag!
Click here for details.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Alphabet Fridge Magnets

Easy to make from slices of a tree branch, these magnets have a modern yet rustic vibe and would be fun to play with :)

Monday, 31 March 2014

Landmark Monoprints

The artistic style and the colours of these landmark monoprints are really attractive, and both the crayon and the watercolour paint techniques would be awesome to use in your own art journalling or travel painting projects.
Find the tutorial here.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Leather Tooling Punches

Go to Instructables to find out how to make your own custom-designed punches from metal nails - which you can use to add shapes onto the surface of leather. I especially love the Pacman ones!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Lumberjack Finger Puppet

Click here for instructions on making this fun 'woodsman' puppet, complete with an embroidered beard and a mini axe.
(You can also find finger puppet templates for Little Red Riding Hood, Grandma and Wolfie on the same blog!)

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Mondrian Latch Hook

Create a Mondrian-inspired latch hook rug by following this free pattern.

Monogrammed Leather Bag

If you want to put your initials onto a leather bag for a very smart and professional look, check out this DIY which shows you how to do it with a wood burning tool.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Wire Wrapped Tree

To learn how to make this beautiful wire and stone bead tree, click here for a clear step-by-step.
I think the idea of incorporating the birthstones of family members is particularly lovely.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Vintage Blanket Tote Bag

I have a definite love for purses, coats and all kinds of things made from vintage blankets, and this cute bag is no exception - especially with the bright and chunky stitching along the leather straps.
Find the DIY here.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Homemade Leather Watchstrap

Head over to Design*Sponge to find out how to make your own new and stylish watch strap.
And there's no need to be intimidated by this project either, as it only uses basic tools, yay!