home: made [ books ] 

home: made [ books ] 

Looking to re style your home, create unique homewares, DIY or upcycle furniture or learn how to make your home blend and coordinate? There are many books on the market to teach, advise and guide you to a beautiful home.

Our favourites:

A Beautiful Mess/Happy Handmade Home £18.99 Amazon

Max Mcmurdo / Upcycling £20 Waterstones  
Farrow & Ball / How to decorate £12.99 Amazon 

The Maker £12.82 Wordery

Bright Bazaar / Book Depository £21.33

Home Decor Cheat Sheets / £8.03 (kindle) Amazon 

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home: made [ tie dye cushion ] 

home: made [ tie dye cushion ]

Tie dye has made many comebacks over the years, but it still manages to stay popular. If you are looking for an easy way to jazz up some cushions and bring some fun to a space this is definitely worth giving a go. 

With different techniques to get various patterns tie dye is great fun. We have found a fab tutorial from abeautifulmess.com for you to get inspired. 

home: made [ pom poms ]

home: made [ pom poms ]

The pom pom has grown in popularity in recent years and this year it has appeared on everything from shoes & clothing to garlands in the home. Appearing a lot on cuhsions, bedspreads and curtains pom poms bring a lot of fun to a room, also adding texture.

We all remember making pom poms at school, using a donut shaped piece of cardboard and a lot of wool. Although quite time consuming the result was worth it.

These days there are other ways to get the perfect pom pom and we have found some tutorials to show you how, plus different uses for them.

Pom pom basket / abeautifulmess.com

Pom pom garland / taradennis.com 

Making quick pom poms / homemade-gifts-made-easy.com

 Pom pom doorknob garland / designsponge.com

home: made [ wall hanging ]

home: made [ wall hanging ]

This textured wall hanging is a perfect introduction to latch hook weaving. It’s not a quick process but we think it’s worth it. Choose your favourite coloured cotton and wool, and design your own pattern.

We have found this tutorial from abeautifulmess.com to tell you all you need to create this gorgeous hanging.

home: made [ washi tape wall design ] 

home: made [ washi tape wall design ] 

Bored of clean plain painted walls in your home? Using washi tape (and some inspirational images) is a quick brilliant way to introduce colour, pattern and quirkiness to a room. 

It’s straight forward and non permanent, which makes it an ideal way to decorate – allowing easy changes, mistakes to be rectified or updates whenever you like. 

Searching google, creative blogs and Pinterest gives a plethora of design ideas to get inspiration from.
Design depends on the room. Anything from geometric patterns, stripes, Aztec designs, crosses, linear and also a great way to bring in on-trend colours like blush, metallics or simply in monochrome. 

For kids rooms it’s the perfect way to bring in their favourite images… animals, mountains, trains or simply fun pattern for stimulating a new born baby. 

Great places to buy washi tape;

https://www.thefoxandstar.co.uk/collections/washi-tape 

https://www.papermash.co.uk/collections/washi-tape

home: made [ kokedama plant ]

home: made [ kokedama plant ]

This simple diy project combines the popularity of indoor hanging plants and the new trend for Japanese inspired homes.
Kokedama meaning ‘moss ball’ is a Japanese form of hanging plants by creating balls of soil covered in moss. These unique hanging plants look amazing in groups if you have the space.

They are very easy to create, all you will need is your choice of plant, soil, sheet moss and string, and you are good to go.

We have a couple of tutorials for you to follow.

mydubio.com
designsponge.com

home: made [ diy marbling ceramics ] 

home: made [ diy marbling ceramics ] 

Try out marbling to create beautiful, unique homeware for your home or for gifts. We’ve rounded up our favourite tutorials to guide you through the process in a simple,straightforward way. 

You don’t need to spend much and you may have most products in your home already. How simple that you can use nail varnish to create amazing patterns on mugs or bowls?! Nail varnish is a cheap way to get incredible colours to work with. 

Credit for images / tutorial links : 

The Sweetest Occasion 

House of Hipsters

Simple Most  

Alana Jones – Mann