home: made [ raffia lampshade ]

home: made [ raffia lampshade ]

Last week we spotted this really cool and relatively easy DIY project from the boys at Mini Moderns.

Turn an old lampshade into something a little bit special, using raffia and a bit of patience. We really love the effect it gives and of course you can do this with any size shade.

To get this 1960’s vibe head to Mini Moderns Instagram, hit on their ‘lampshadeinspo’ story, and follow the tutorial.

home: made [ marble coasters ]

home: made [ marble coasters ]

This diy project is not only very easy to make but also allows you to experiment with colour and design.

These marble coasters are made with black and white clay blended together, rolled out and cut into shape. Easy peasy, but so effective!

Head to homeyohmy.com for the full tutorial

home: event [ KANA workshop ]

home: event [ KANA workshop ]

Founded by Ana Kerin, KANA LONDON is a clay workshop with a difference. Rather than using a traditional wheel to create the pieces, Ana’s workshops teach you how to hand build.

With an array of workshops to choose from a you can find one that suits you. From a tableware taster session to a three week course, or something in between.

My approach to work is experimental and playful, as I never follow a procedure, and invent new recipes daily. I work with a unique mixture of clays and mix my own glazes, often turning my back on traditional ceramic practice. Hand building, rather than turning on the wheel, further emphasizes the individuality of each piece. 

Head to kanalondon.com for tickets [ from £35 ]

home: made [ shelf bracket ]

home: made [ shelf bracket ]

This is a cool little make to start of the new year. Follow the tutorial at themerrythought.com to create these fun shelf brackets.

Using just a handful of items and tools you can build these brackets to your spec for the space you have.

Paint them up to suite your style, or leave them natural for a more subtle finish.

themerrythought.com

home: made [ Christmas wreath ]

home: made [ Christmas wreath ]

Today’s post is all about this gorgeous door wreath combining pine cones & leaves, which you can then decorate with vivid colours.

Pick the colour pallete that works with your home. By simply cutting the cones in half you create a really lovely flower design. You can then paint random cones as you like.

Full tutorial at thehousethatlarsbuilt.com

home: made [ pumpkin carving ]

home: made [ pumpkin carving ]

If you haven’t yet got your carve-on for tonight’s Halloween festivities then we’ve found some great inspiration for you to get creatively inspired.

Even an idea of not having to even pick up a knife – use a sharpie to draw on, use cut out paper to decorate or other mediums like paint, beads or washi tape.

See below for a great way to cut shapes with a knife and to also allow you to have elaborate cut outs.

home: made [ cane lampshade ]

home: made [ cane lampshade ]

Transform a old lampshade with this super easy tutorial from hunker.com.

Cane has become a popular choice in the home and is seen everywhere. This material is so versatile and can be added to existing furniture to give a boho vibe in minutes.

Head to hunker.com for all the details and start crating