home: made [ Halloween ]
Layer up fabric, cluster old bottles, paint spiders webs in bleach, use pumpkins for vases… just some of the wonderful ideas collated by Good Housekeeping for weird, yet beautiful table settings and centrepieces for this weekend’s Halloween gatherings.
Try out their super ideas, lots of which are made from objects from around the house, items you could pick up at a local charity shop or bits and bobs from the supermarket!
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home: kids Halloween crafts ]
If you’ve got kids at home and looking for some super spooky craft ideas, then head over the themerrythought.com.
Find easy makes using household items and decorate your walls and tables ready for Halloween.
Use these ideas to make adult versions for any planned parties this October!
home: made [ printed napkins ]
This tutorial for block printed napkins from Almost Makes Perfect is so effective.
Choose your colour options, shape options and design unique napkins – perfect for any occasion for your tablesettings!
Such a simple project with very beautiful results.
home: made [ upcycled paint tin ]
Who could resist a great 15 minute craft that results in a unique piece of homeware.
Hey Let’s Make Stuff is a fantastic craft project blog and we love this great tutorial to make a stylish ice bucket from an old empty paint tin.
This easy upcycle would not only make a great ice bucket but the crafted paint tin could also be used for lots of other things and make use of all those old tins you may have lying around!
How about using it for a plant pot, utensil holder, or even storage for tiny toys (Lego, figures, building blocks)
home: made [ paper-mache bowl ]
This year has seen an increased interest in organic shapes and surfaces. Vases and bowls are the common accessory of choice to achieve this look in the home.
An easy fun DIY project that follows this trend is to make your very own paper-mache bowl. Take yourself back to your school crafting days to achieve a really cool textured display bowl.
Head to hunker.com for the tutorial
hope: follow friday [ Terian Tilston ]
Bringing and pattern to interiors, the very talented Terian Tilston is definitely worth a follow for exciting inspiration, style ideas of how to work with colour and pattern to complement each other, and create happy interiors.
Designer, maker and DIYer, Terian creates affordable joyful spaces with wall colour and pattern, clashing colours in the perfect way and adds tonal homewares and furniture that bring the looks together.
home: featured [ Winter’s Moon ]
Shop online at the gorgeous Winter’s Moon for a feast of styles of ethical, handmade and vintage gifts and homewares, from candles to cushions and enamelware to lighting – a delight of pattern, design and colour.
Founded in 2009 by Julia Grant, Winter’s Moon moved into in one of the prettiest shops in Chichester in 2020.
We are an independent gift and homewares shop selling a colourful and interesting mix of vintage, modern, handmade and fair-trade goods. Many items are created exclusively for Winter’s Moon and made here in the UK.
home: made [ concrete moulds ]
If you are interested in getting creative with concrete and making your own concrete homewares – there’s lots of mould kits across the high street and online to help produce all different shapes and styles.
Amazon is full of various mould sets with prices as low as £8.99 upwards.
Etsy is also bursting with sets with all sorts of shape designs to use.
And of course, the huge market place eBay, is also packed with sets to use. We love the circular low dish design we found.
Then head to MyFabrics or other online craft providers for small batches of concrete mix to start using your moulds and creating your pieces.
Your own pieces would make great gifts for others and also lovely to have personally designed pieces around your home. Homewares can be left the natural concrete colour or painted or sprayed once dry.
home: follow friday [ the mamahood ]
A wonderful find, with it’s bricks and mortar home in London, The Mamahood is a modern curated mix of homeware, kids goods, gifts and more… founded and run by mothers.
You can also shop their online store and find out about the latest news and products on their Instagram feed!
home: made [ DIY tools beginners guide ]
If you are looking to start doing more DIY around the home or you have already started and need some advice on the best tools to use, then we have found a great online piece to help from grillo-designs.com
Medina has created her 11 Must Have DIY Tools For Beginners post and it’s the perfect place to start to get ideas and know-how on which tools you will need for projects in the home.
Build up a starter kit and you’ll be ready to go!