home: made [ ladder shelving ]

home: made [ ladder shelving ]

So much great creativity and ideas from DIY Enthusiasts to making shelving from a simple ladder. So many tutorials brought together.

Find the one that works for you and your needs whether it’s a free standing unit, wall shelving or something suspended from the ceiling.

All these ideas from a ladder. A ladder which can be picked up cheap from a DIY store, or search EBay for a bargain or even hunt down a vintage one from a flea market.

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home: made [ plant pot ]

home: made [ plant pot ]

We love these little alternatives to a standard pot for a cactus or succulent. The simple balsa wood boxes are a great way of hiding the standard ugly plastic pots and you can make it to fit any size.

Paint or draw on any design you like, we love the scalloped print, made using a cut potato!

Head to curbly.com for the full tutorial

home: made [ wall hanging ]

home: made [ wall hanging ]

We love a good home project and HomeyOhMy blog is at the top of brilliant projects to inspire you.

This modern tassle wall hanging is a great tutorial to follow and creates a really super wall hanging when complete.

With very simple and easily accessible items the project is straight forward and easy to follow.

Follow their blog for other great DIY inspirations.

home: event [ cyanotype workshop ]

home: event [ cyanotype workshop ]

Try something new with this workshop held at West Elm, Tottenham Court Road, London.

Learn the process and techniques used to create your own piece of art, and bring along objects from home that you want to make prints of.

Cyanotype is one of the earliest forms of photographic process (It dates back to the mid-1800s) distinctive for its Prussian blue monochrome prints produced in sunlight. This is an effective way of introducing newcomers to photography and the principles of light and light sensitive materials

example of a cyanotype print

Tickets available from eventbrite.co.uk [ Sat 23rd June – £45 ]

home: event [ paper cutting workshop ]

home: event [ paper cutting workshop ]

With this workshop you will learn the craft and techniques of paper cutting, creating your own designs to take home.

Kip Perdue of Kartegraphik will lead you through the intriguing world of making art from just a single sheet of paper with only a scalpel. Over two hours you’ll learn a variety of techniques and skills to approaching a paper cutting

Different dates available [ £30 ]

Get your tickets through obby.co.uk

home: made [ outdoor rugs ]

home: made [ outdoor rugs ]

There’s a whiff of Spring in the air, if you aren’t still trudging over snow, so it’s definitely a good time for projects that create great pieces for the garden. Anything to help make that perfect outdoor living area to enjoy in the warmer months.

We found two great outdoor rug DIYs from two of our favourite creative maker blogs – A Beautiful Mess and Apartmenttherapy .

The first from ABM is a great, fun project, weaving your own rug from scrap fabric and finishing with a protective spray.

The second from ApartmentTherapy is a stylish idea to make an outdoor rug with waterproof fabric and then create a design on it waterproof acrylic paint.

home: made [ DIY macrame workshop ]

home: made [ DIY macrame workshop ]

There’s many many tutorials online but there’s nothing better than being taught in person, shown how to make and create and having the support and guidance if you make mistakes.

If you’re in the Cumbria area, why not try ByMe ‘s workshops – there is a macrame workshop class on Thursday 15th February at the Lingholm Estate and there’s still places available!

Book now HERE

£45

Full details ;

Come and join us and make your very own macrame plant hanger in the beautifully restored greenhouse, amongst the stunning surroundings of The Lingholm Estate

Learn a variety of macrame techniques, from choosing your cord, making some basic knots (and more complicated ones if you fancy!) to hanging your favourite plant in it at home. 

All materials and equipment will be provided plus delicious tea and cake from the Lingholm Kitchen. 

This course is suitable for anyone-there are limited spaces available so book now and have a go! 

The course will be held at: 

The Lingholm Estate
Portinscale
Keswick CA12 5TZ