home: made [ clocks ] 

home: made [ clocks ] 

It could be using any random item, incorporating treasured possessions or even using a simple base then getting creative with paint, fabrics or other materials – but with clock mechanisms so easy to get hold of, it’s easy to turn anything into an object which shows the time. 

Credit : Shelterness

Pick up great clock mechanisms from Amazon, HobbyCraft, and Ebay. Search for unusual items with flat centres to turn into suitable clock bases – plates, records, cork, baskets, or get something cut to size. Or ensure the mechanism is aesthetically pleasing on its own and use interesting items to create the clock face – photos, figures, colours, string, simple dots… vary materials, or match to current interiors, or use off cuts of wood, tile or metal from other projects. 

Research great ideas at ArchitectureArtDesigns.com  
Photo credits : Pinterest 

home: made [ mid century table ]

home: made [ mid century table ]

Why buy a standard bedside table when you can make your own. And no need to make it complicated. This simple mid century inspired table is made from just 4 pieces of plywood and 4 hair pin legs.

This diy make can be adapted to any size table, maybe a coffee table or console will work for you. With the addition of some wood glue, nails and a screwdriver you are good to go.

Follow the tutorial at burkatron.com

home: made [ art work ] 

home: made [ art work ] 

We love DIY art as it’s personal and unique to  home. You can adjust colours to your interior, use letters, names or words to personalise or simple enjoy using your own creativity and have fun. 

Brit + Co blog have excelled in curating a fantastic collection of links to so many incredible projects and ideas. There’s so many to choose from with varying levels of difficulty. Many just involving materials you may have lying around the house – paint (tester pots are very useful), masking tape, coloured paper, sequins, old books, all sorts! 

Have a browse through their blog and find the right tutorial for you! 

home: made [ lampshade plant stand ]

home: made [ lampshade plant stand ]

This is probably the most simple project we have featured. There are only three steps to create this cool plant stand, made from the wire frame of a lampshade.

Step one: Choose the shade size you want [ make sure the frame connects at the top and bottom ]. Pick one with an interesting shape and perhaps choose a few in different sizes.

Step two: Remove the fabric shade & cut off any excess parts you don’t need using wire cutters.

Step three: Spray the frame whatever colour you like and then ta da…its done!

We think these plant stands look best in black or white for a monochrome finish. But of course the choice is yours.

For full tutorials head to:

themerrythought.com 

harlowandthistle.com 

home: made [ outdoor patio stencilling ] 

home: made [ outdoor patio stencilling ]

Looking to great a new look for the garden or update a patio? Pushing the trend for outdoor rugs further we love the idea of stencilling patterns or designs directly onto a patio or decking. 

By using stencils (or freehand if very creative) you can produce a unique, look for an outdoor area – choosing from styles including geometric, Moroccan, ethnic, bohemian or midcentury. 

We found some great sites offering tutorials and design ideas of how to achieve these looks including The House Of Wood, Cutting Edge Stencils, and Stencil Search

home: made [ magazine shelves ]

home: made [ magazine shelves ]

Storing magazines and favourite publications usually end up being under a coffee table or stacked up in a bookshelf. Why not show them off by making some alternative shelving. Keep it simple with a few pieces of wood or how about a cool leather strap to hold your magazines.

We have found a few tutorials to help you decide.

Wooden magazine shelf – burkatron.com

Ladder magazine rack – apairandasparediy.com

Ikea shelving idea – nordicdesign.ca

Leather magazine holder – burkatron.com

home: made [ dream catcher ] 

home: made [ dream catcher ] 

 Beautiful, organic and made by your fair hand, Hey Lets Make Stuff have brought together the best selection of diy dream catcher tutorials. Beautiful examples of designs and styles you can try making. 

Autumnal dream catcher by MapTote
Dream catchers are a beautiful home accessory for any room. Choose colours accordingly and a style easy or hard to suit your ability. 

This Gypsy Soul Dreamcatcher is from Shae from Safflower Designs for Pattern Revolution

HeyLetsMakeStuff.com 

Credit (featured image) : Envato