home: made [ Halloween wreaths ]
Not content with just having something creative and beautiful adorn your door at Christmas, why not also look to getting creative for Halloween.
With different levels of complexity, there’s a plethora of tutorials across the internet for Halloween DIY wreaths.
Country Living has pulled together 35 of the best diy wreaths (see main image) giving you great inspiration – and the tutorials to follow. Whether it’s something ghoulish and fun or more stylish and autumnal there’s designs to suit everyone.
We also love the explosion of colours and textures from the fun wreath diy from TheWreathDepot (top right main image)
home: made [ dipped spoons ]
Simple creative projects are great to make personal gifts, are fun with the kids and result in unique items for the home.
Items dipped in paint are hugely on trend right now with stores offering a variety of furniture and accessories with the ‘dipped in paint’ look. Anything from stools and coffee tables to vases and glasses can look great with splashes of colour. It’s an easy way to get highlights of present colour trends into an interior – currently popular is copper, neons and simple monochrome – either black or white.
Start small with an easy project of dipped wooden spoons. All you need is spray or paint, masking tape, a brush and to strengthen to allow washing use a sealing agent like acrylic sealer, shellac or paint in enamel paint instead.
Head to high street kitchen stores, IKEA, or supermarkets for cheap basic wooden spoons.
For simple tutorials try BespokeBride, BrightNest or LittleBitFunky.