home: made [ paper stars ]

home: made [ paper stars ]

How wonderful are these Christmas paper stars? And believe it or not they or homemade, and you can have a go at making ones yourself.

We found a great tutorial from themerrythought.com and you are going to love how straight forward it is.

Get yourself some paper bags, glue, scissors and string and you are ready to go!

home: made [ liquid art ]

home: made [ liquid art ]

If you wanting art unique and one of a kind for your wall, and have a excitement to get creative yourself, these mixed media art panels from HobbyCraft are an effective and fun way to create your own artwork.

They say;

This art panel provides a raised frame surface that will be perfect for mixed media, pouring and resins. Experiment with fluid art to create artworks that will stand out. The frame will help to ensure that the peak can be easily poured onto the surface, without leaking or dripping over the edge.

This framed art panel is 12 x 12 inches, with a 3.8cm thickness. The primed pine and birch panel offers an excellent surface for oils, acrylics, markers and liquid paints, providing the perfect canvas for creating unique effects.

home: made [ balloon vase ]

home: made [ balloon vase ]

This tutorial from Simply Handmade Studios is a brilliant, simple and very effective way to make a water secure vase. It just uses plaster, a balloon and paint/decoration of your choice.

Follow the simple method to produce your own vase. It can be varied with size and shape of the balloon.

We also found a similar idea but swapping to coating the outside instead with plaster, pva or another strong bonding layer.

Design and decorate with paint, glitter, spray, beads or even gold leaf.

home: made [ bubble cube candle ]

home: made [ bubble cube candle ]

With the latest trend of curved, twisted and bubble candles they are hard to miss online and in stores. But the price of these fun candle alternatives can be off putting.

There is another option, and that’s to make your own! We found this fun tutorial on hunker.com from Alice & Lois, and with a few simple ingredients and a mould you to can create gorgeous bubble candles.

Great for decorating shelves and giving as gifts.

hunker.com

home: made [ diy books ]

home: made [ diy books ]

Explore bookstores, online or in person for great aids for DIY and creating the perfect home for you.

We’ve scanned the shelves for our favourite picks.

Making A House Your Home / Amazon £14.99

DIY Furniture/ Amazon £4.14

The Girls Guide To DIY / World Of Books £7.19

The Interior Design Handbook / Amazon £14.99

DIY Art At Home / World of Books £4.79

DIY Furniture 2 / Amazon £13.70

A Well Crafted Home / John Lewis £19.99

home: made [ IKEA Besta hack ]

home: made [ IKEA Besta hack ]

Mouldings and fluted edges are big news right now and seen all over furniture. Softening sideboards and cupboard doors.

Rather than paying the price for this new trend, why not create your own version.

We found this great IKEA hack from abeautifulmess.com to get you started. Learn the basics and adapt to any door fronts.