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: nice price [ candle holder ]

home: nice price [ candle holder ]

With cactus’ sticking around in interior trends – we love this sale bargain at H&M.

This cute antiqued tone metal candle stick is the perfect little metallic home accessory to add to a room. Use a few on a mantelpiece, table centre or with other pieces clustered on a coffee table.

home: favourite thing [ candle holder ]

home: favourite thing [ candle holder ]

Sometimes it’s the little details that make all the difference. Add a little pop of candy colours with these scandi style wooden candles holders from La Redoute.

At just £10 each and currently you can get a further 25% off with discount code SAVE.

Available in blush pink, emerald green or sage green.

home: made [ candle holder ]

home: made [ candle holder ]

Today we share this fun little make from burkatron.com – one of our favourite DIY blogs.

This simple candle holder is made from a large wooden bead, thats it. Cut a hole big enough for a candle and paint it any colour to suit your home, perfect for a dining table.

burkatron.com

home: trend [ lanterns ]

home: trend [ lanterns ]

As we head into Winter we are continually looking for ways to create atmosphere and coziness in the home using lighting. This season sees an abundance of lanterns in stores – the must have accessory.

With a huge choice available in stores and online there is a look for everyone. We have picked out our favourites; bamboo, traditional wood & rope, modern black metal and nuatical.

With varying sizes available group together one style for a curated look or mix and match for a more relaxed eclectic style.

Guide:

1. Wood & rope lantern from westelm.co.uk [ from £79 ]

2. Black metal lantern from hm.com [ £24.99 ]

3. Ceramic lantern from amara.com [ £49 ]

4. Canister lantern from trouva.com [ £24 ]

5. Woven bamboo lantern from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £15 ]

6. Square lantern from one.world [ set of 3 £150 ]

7. Bamboo lantern from amara.com [ £37 ]

8. Antique grey lantern from amara.com [ £94 ]

9. Rattan lantern from trouva.com [ £39 ]

home: made [candle holders ]

home: made [ candle holders ]

A massive trend at the moment is animal candle holders, everything from zoo animals to woodland creatures. We have looked at how you can create something just as fun but for a lot less money. 

There are two popular ways to create this look, and it basically comes down to size. You can either opt for a party candle [ great for kids birthdays ] or a larger table centre piece for a dinner party perhaps. Either way involves the same preparation and materials; the chosen animal [ for plastic zoo & farm assortments try amazon ], a drill and some paint [ They look great painted black, white or gold btw ]. 

Below are a couple of tutorials to follow.

rainontheroof.com 

thesweetestoccasion.com 

[ Tiger, Bulldog and Zebra pictured are all from johnlewis.com ]

home: made [ concrete ]

home: made [ concrete ]

A material that has mixed views within the home is concrete. Some see it as ugly and lifeless, others see it as an interesting, even beautiful material with many uses.
We are much more the later so today we look at gorgeous accesories you can create in the home using concrete. There are loads of great tutorials and guides online showing how easy it is to make a concrete moulds for all types of projects.
A simple place to start is making tealight votives or a hanging plant stand. You pick the size and shape using plastic pots or old bottles and with a bag of cement mix away you go.
Check out sayyes.com and themerrythought.com.
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous try creating a concrete pendant lamp. Again using the same process with bottles, this time you will need the cable and light bulb attachments, and a little more patience, but you will have a stunning contemporary light after. Alternatively on a smaller scale try a table top lamp base. Head to brit.co and pastill.nu to be inspired.