Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Neon Signage

If you'd like some trendy light-up signs but you're saving your pennies, you can whip one up yourself using inexpensive EL wire. Check out the instructions here.

Monday, 8 February 2016

How To Draw Lace

This tutorial shows you how to use ink to draw a stunning lace pattern with just simple shapes and lines; it's easier than it first may appear!

Friday, 5 February 2016

Faux Amethyst Geode

Using glitter glass and foam, amongst other things, you can create this beautiful - and remarkably realistic - amethyst geode rock. Such a fun project!

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Camera Carrier Insert

This fleece-and-foam padded camera carrier has moveable separators on the inside, and can be inserted into your favourite bag so you can protect your precious camera as well as carrying it around in style :)

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Learn Embroidery Stitches

This wonderful step-by-step lesson teaches all of the main embroidery stitches in a very clear way, so if you've been meaning to give embroidery a go at some point, it's a great place to begin!

Monday, 1 February 2016

Marbled Doughnuts

The marbled icing on these doughnuts looks really beautiful I think; I'm a sucker for a splash of hot pink anywhere :)

Friday, 29 January 2016

Rope Jewellery Holder

This rope and copper pipe project is not only a trendy wall hanging, but a jewellery holder too!
Find the tutorial here.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Knitted Fair Isle Cowl

Click here for the free pattern for this fabulous chunky cowl scarf.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Stylish Wooden Calendar

Inspired by the look of the iconic flip clocks, this cool calendar starts life as basic wooden blocks and pieces, before black paint, vinyl and wood grain contact paper transform it.
If you can't find the exact wooden pieces required, you could make them quite easily yourself; getting the pieces cut for you by a friend or local home improvement centre if you don't have the tools :)

Friday, 22 January 2016

Vintage Tennis Racquet Pendants

Who knew the insides of vintage tennis racquet handles looked like this?? I know what I'm going to be buying from Ebay next!
Then I can make the handles into pendants, and the strings for embroidery

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Cross Stitch Draught Excluder

What a great project for the cold Winter months!
This tutorial gives you great instructions and a free pattern.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Leather & Fabric Pouch

This stylish make-up pouch would be a great project for beginners to learn a few sewing fundamentals.

Monday, 18 January 2016

DIY Wrist Rest

This wrist cushion project has wire mesh inside so that it can be moulded around the edge of a table or desk...clever!

Friday, 15 January 2016

Clay & Copper Clock

This stylish and trendy clock is made by cutting a geometric design out of clay, and then adding copper tape to the clock hands.
Find the instructions here.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Geometric Wall Art Pendant

Simple shapes cut from plywood can be transformed into such a striking piece of wall art in just a few steps; To find out how, check out these instructions.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

How to Add Texture to Wood

This comprehensive list is a great resource for those interested in working with wood, as it details 12 different textures you can create in a wooden surface.
I particularly like the facets made with a chisel (see above), and the angle grinder ridges.

Monday, 11 January 2016

'Dipped' Look Mugs

Here are 2 methods for giving mugs that 'dipped' paint look:
The first is created by simply using masking tape and paint, and the other is where the mugs are marbled using nail polishes.
They both look brilliant, I think! 

Friday, 8 January 2016

Scrap Yarn Bird

I don't think I've seen this type of craft before, and I think it's a clever idea; especially for using up leftover yarn strands.
Find the how-to here.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

House-Shaped Shelf

This wooden house shelf is a cute and stylish alternative to a mug tree, and a fun beginner's woodworking project too.