Friday, 27 May 2016

How to Ice Dye Fabric

I have never seen this technique before but it's definitely another one that's going on my to-do list!
Ice cubes are a key ingredient in the fabric dying process...and the resulting patterns are absolutely beautiful; they very much remind me of the swirling sea.
Click here for the step-by-step tutorial.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

DIY Fabric Pouf

Using old towels, sheets and t-shirts to stuff this pouf is certainly one way to recycle them!
Click here for the how-to.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Sturdy Tyre Seating

This colourful seating is great for a kid's room, and the DIY techniques involved are nice and easy.
Simply spray paint the tyre and staple cute fabric around a circle of MDF wood and padding for the comfy central seat.
Click here for the instructions.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Cosy Wool Blanket Coat

I never would have thought a wool blanket could be made into such a lovely coat! And with only a few lines of stitches too.
Find the instructions here.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Rope Ottomans

Perfect for using as outdoor seating this summer, these sturdy ottomans are simply made from sisal rope and old tyres! Click here for the DIY.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

DIY Elvish Crown

Click here to see how this beautiful crown was designed and sculpted from wire...and how crystals were added for extra sparkle!

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Doll House Miniature Dishes

This tutorial shows you an inventive way of making miniature Pyrex dishes...using the blister packs that tablets/chewing gum pieces come in!

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Lego Pencil Holder

A really quick DIY here for making a cute pencil holder from a glass (baby food) jar, some paint and a Sharpie :)
Find the tutorial here.

Monday, 16 May 2016

'Painting' with Yarn

I spotted this tutorial about 'yarn painting' and thought it was such a clever and easy way of making a tactile piece of art...all you have to do is stick strands of yarn onto self-adhesive paper!

Friday, 13 May 2016

Ecuador Necklaces

These colourful necklaces would be perfect for Summer, so now is the time to get making!
You only need to use basic techniques like knotting and wire wrapping to create them...click here for details.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Maple Seed Dragonfly

I love how this mini dragonfly sculpture has turned out...and the best part is that it's made just from natural materials (maple seeds and a twig), and paint!
Go here for details.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Kitty Plant Pot

Recycle your empty plastic bottles into cute pots for your plants with the help of spray paint and markers! Click here for instructions.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Stained Glass Autumn Tree

What a beautiful effect you can create using wire and nail polish!
It makes such a difference when different shades of orange are used too, rather than just one. I definitely need one for my desk :)
Click here for the how-to.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Wire & Napkin Ballerinas

These pretty and extremely elegant ornaments require only a few supplies ...and you can pose them into different positions too :)
Find the tutorial here.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Rainbow Candle Holder

This candle display makes me so happy...just look at all the colours!
Find the DIY instructions here.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Watercolour Dahlias

Learn how to make these beautiful paper dahlias using this photo tutorial. I think the centres of them are particularly effective.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Nautical 'Faux' Glass Floats

These nautical floats are very impressively-made from a base of just cheap foam balls, but made to look like glass with a shiny finish.
They would look fantastic in a seaside-themed room or bathroom.
Click here for the DIY,

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Metalwork Hurricane

Doesn't this look amazing? And all it consists of is an inexpensive light cover (that's been spray-painted), and some fairy lights!
For the DIY, go here.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Embroidered Lace Hoop Art

What a beautiful way to re-use an old lace curtain!
Click here for the how-to.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Woven Leather Stool

I think this DIY stool cover is just awesome! How comfy does it look??
And it's basically made by just weaving together giant leather piping...Click here for the tutorial.