home: made [ diy marbling ceramics ]
Try out marbling to create beautiful, unique homeware for your home or for gifts. We’ve rounded up our favourite tutorials to guide you through the process in a simple,straightforward way.
You don’t need to spend much and you may have most products in your home already. How simple that you can use nail varnish to create amazing patterns on mugs or bowls?! Nail varnish is a cheap way to get incredible colours to work with.
Credit for images / tutorial links :
The Sweetest Occasion
House of Hipsters
Alana Jones – Mann
home: made [ art work ]
We love DIY art as it’s personal and unique to home. You can adjust colours to your interior, use letters, names or words to personalise or simple enjoy using your own creativity and have fun.
Brit + Co blog have excelled in curating a fantastic collection of links to so many incredible projects and ideas. There’s so many to choose from with varying levels of difficulty. Many just involving materials you may have lying around the house – paint (tester pots are very useful), masking tape, coloured paper, sequins, old books, all sorts!
Have a browse through their blog and find the right tutorial for you!
home: made [ diy blogs to love ]
We love to scour great creative blogs to bring to you inspiring diy projects for the home. Here’s a pick of some of our favourites for you to explore. Subscribe and get a regular dose of ideas, projects and inspiration.
YOUNG HOUSE LOVE // a talented duo (and couple) with a background of house renovating, book writing and living with a family; their blog has endless diy projects to try.
THE PAINTED HIVE // budget friendly and stylish diy projects by this clever, creative wife and mother
ALL THINGS THRIFTY // Huge collection of diy projects from this mega blog, for every part of the home and lifestyle.
THE DESIGN CONFIDENTIAL // slick stylish and well written blog with styling, interior design and lifestyle inspiration and guidance.
home: made [ framing ]
Double sided frames have been more popular than ever recently. The apeal being you have more options to what to frame, creating more than just a picture. The majority if times you are likely to frame a photo or print, but consider other options to bring interest and fun to a shelf or wall.
Flowers: Pressed flowers and leaves bring delicate shape and colour to a picture. If you like greens and nature this is a lovely way to bring the outdoors in. This is also great as you can change the pieces seasonally and add new colours.
Feathers: In the same way as pressing flowers, feathers bring pattern and colour and using these natural pieces mixed with photos and drawings you can curate a personalised picture wall.
Fabric: Cut out your favourite fabrics and place in a uniform fashion or randomly. Again this is a way to bring pattern and colour to a wall or shelf in an interesting way. Moroccan / bohemian prints are a cool option right now.
Cutouts: Use magazine or book cutouts of your favourite images. Pop icons, typograpy or drawings for example. Layer up different smaller images in a larger frame. This quirky type of collage looks great in smaller spaces like a hallway or bathroom.
Typography: Rather than placing anything in the frame why not consider making your own mark with a pen. Use a Sharpie to write a phrase or slogan and place against a white wall for an instant monochrome feel.
The options are endless, have fun putting together different looks and designs. And remember, it’s so easy to change everytime the urge takes you.
For more styling ideas head to apartmenttherapy.com and blog.decoratorsnotebook.co.uk
For our pick of frames check out Rockettstgeorge.co.uk, Skandivis.co.uk and Oliverbonas.com
home: made [ house numbers ]
If you are looking to stand out from your neighbours, or fancy making a statement then you should consider the outside of your house as well as the inside with updating your house number.
Gone are the days of traditional brass numbers on the front door or decorative ceramic plates fixed to the wall. There is now a new wave of ideas including neon, incorporating plants and hammered nails. Of course some of these ideas might be a bit over the top in reality but we hope they inspire you.
Clockwise from top left:
Modern house number planter from abeautifulmess.com
Raised stainless steel numbers from instructables.com
Faux grass number box from abeautifulmess.com
Neon inspiration, for neon numbers try miniobjectsofdesire.com, neoncreations.co.uk
home: made [ creating with text ]
Discovering TipJunkie was a good moment. A collated selection of DIY projects all designed with the typography fan in mind.
From creating giant initials to hang on the wall to decoupage with book pages to word art, this feature has 16 projects to have a go at.
Our favourite DIY is the printed letters or numbers on a cork board, as featured in last Friday’s trend post. Either freehand or with stencils, with emulsion paint and a brush or sponge, you can get creative with words, letters and numbers on a simple plain cork board (see bottom right in the picture). A good spray varnish finish will help to ensure your work lasts and won’t chip with the daily use.
Home accessories and styling created with typography designs are the perfect way to personalise your home, whether it be the initials of the family hung on the wall, or the pages of your favourite book pasted onto the wall, a quote you love on a giant canvas, or even stencilled letters spelling out ‘welcome’ on a wooden hallway floor as you enter the house.