home: made [ concrete candle holders ]

home: made [ concrete candle holders ]

With concrete still such a strong trend, it’s great to be able to make a DIY piece of concrete homeware.

We love this DIY from Design Mom which shows you simply how to create beautiful concrete candle holders.

Simple, effective and wonderful to make as gifts!

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home: made [ ladder shelving ]

home: made [ ladder shelving ]

So much great creativity and ideas from DIY Enthusiasts to making shelving from a simple ladder. So many tutorials brought together.

Find the one that works for you and your needs whether it’s a free standing unit, wall shelving or something suspended from the ceiling.

All these ideas from a ladder. A ladder which can be picked up cheap from a DIY store, or search EBay for a bargain or even hunt down a vintage one from a flea market.

home: made [ embroidery hoop art ]

home: made [ embroidery hoop art ]

This is a quick, easy and very successful way to have instant art for the walls in s colour or pattern to match a room. It’s easily changeable, it’s a great way to make gifts, and it’s as simple as you need it to be if you not so confident with your creativity.

Hunt down fabrics from anywhere and everywhere – haberdashery stores, markets, old clothes, charity shops, use old bed linen or anything where you love the pattern or colour. Embroidery hoops are available from all good haberdashers, from Hobby Craft or other craft stores, on eBay or Etsy and you could even find second hand options and remove whatever is previously framed.

Head to DesignerTrapped for a great modern tutorial

We love the how-to from IAmAHomemaker to create wonderful hoop art

home: made [ leaf printed fabric ]

home: made [ leaf printed fabric ]

This gorgeous printed fabric is great to use as a table cloth, cushion cover or tea towel. Using real leaves, paint and a plain fabric you can create your own print and pattern.

Choose colours that work in your current space and keep it as simple as you like.

If you fancy giving it a go, head to we-are-scout.com for the full tutorial.

home: made [ laundry bags ]

home: made [ laundry bags ]

A very handy little DIY to make laundry bags, from the creative people at Ideal Home (online).

These great bags could be used for all sorts of things – not just laundry; and made from any fabric to suit your decor. Hunt out vintage fabrics from flea markets, bargain fabrics from IKEA or even use sheets, duvets or other inventive ways to get great fabrics.