home: made [ macrame ]

home: made [ macrame ]

Looking for inspiration and ideas of filling time at home?

We love this new book from Isabella Strambio ‘Macrame For The Modern World’. Sixteen wonderful projects to try at home.

Plus head to her site for inspiring ideas and free tutorials.

Book available : £12.99

home: made [ things to do at home ]

home: made [ things to do at home ]

Our lives have changed rather dramaticaly over the last few weeks, and this means we are indoors the majority of our day.

Once we have our daily work and chores out the way, it’s important for all if us to have some down time. Self isolation is not a fun position to be in on the surfce, but we can take some positives from being at home. Use this opportunity to slow down and become more productive in the home, and you will start to feel fullfiled.

Below are some fun and relaxing ideas of things to do to escape the crazy life we are all currently living.

Start painting

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Maybe you haven’t painted since school, maybe you had great plans of picking up a brush last year, but never did. Now is your chance to get your creating juices flowing. Head to Amazon or Hobbycraft for basic art supplies

Paint anything and everything. Just letting you mind wonder and find one escapism will do wonders for your mental health right now. A great starter book for daily exercises is 365 days of Art

Plant some seeds

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Spring has sprung and with the clocks going forward this weekend we can start to feel rejuvinated and enjoy a bit of sunshine. Of course we are not having a ‘normal’ Spring, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do the things we normally would.

Get yourself some plant pots, some seeds and soil, and get messy. Watch your seedlings grow over the coming weeks. This will give you purpose and an element of responsibility to help your seeds to grow. This is a great activity of you have kids. You can try growing anything from flowers to vegetables. Check out Amazon.co.uk for all you needs, including starter kits.

Odd jobs

We all have odd jobs in our homes that we never got round the finishing. Whether it’s a loose cupboard door, an unpainted wall or a putting up some pictures. Use this time to get these jobs done. You will feel positive from completing this tasks. All good for the mind.

Needlepoint and knitting

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Try something new like knitting or embroidery. It’s proven that these type of hobbies are stress releaving. Craft something for someone, or knit a blanket for your home. Whatever it is, you will get satisfaction in what you can achieve. And with time on our hands, you can dip into it for a little bit each day.

Make sure you all take time out for yourselves, and do a little something you love each day. We will get through this!

home: made [ home crafts ]

home: made [ home crafts ]

When your stuck at home and needing some fun craft project ideas that will result in some lovely items for the home, we can’t get over how many amazing projects there are on Crafts By Amanda.

Hunt around the house and see what you can make from the list of great projects on the site, from the things you can find.

home: made [ circular shelf ]

home: made [ circular shelf ]

This brilliant DIY project from hunker.com is a great alternative to a standard shelf.

Taking inspiration from circular shelves we have been seeing everywhere recently, this tutorial will show how to make one yourself, without having to bend any wood.

Using embroidery hoops is the answer, along with two balsa wood sheets, some wood glue and a handful of tools, you can create a gorgeous circular shelf like the one pictured.

Head to hunker.com for all the details and the step by step guide.

home: made [ raffia lampshade ]

home: made [ raffia lampshade ]

Last week we spotted this really cool and relatively easy DIY project from the boys at Mini Moderns.

Turn an old lampshade into something a little bit special, using raffia and a bit of patience. We really love the effect it gives and of course you can do this with any size shade.

To get this 1960’s vibe head to Mini Moderns Instagram, hit on their ‘lampshadeinspo’ story, and follow the tutorial.

home: made [ furniture legs ]

home: made [ furniture legs ]

Ever buy a piece of furniture from Ikea and think it’s needs a little more, something extra to make a little more special, some finishing touches?

You can head to Pretty Pegs and choose from a stylish range of legs for all sorts of Ikea furniture as well as other furniture fixings including handles, add ons and doors.

They say;

Prettypegs was founded in Sweden in 2012 with a mission to inspire personalization. Our accessories are for all of those who believe it’s rather the small details that forms the whole, in the space that is most precious to you – your home – expressing who you are.

And by offering accessories such as legs, knobs and fronts that adds personality to your IKEA furniture, people also tend to keep their furniture longer. With other words – it’s a win win win – for you, your wallet and the environment!