home: made [ plant pot designs ]
With Spring in the air it’s time to think about outdoor living, planting and gardens. It’s great to make personal touches within your space with your own design creations on plant pots. This can allow them to match a colour theme, follow a trend, label what’s in the pot or personalise them as a gift!
We love the design idea from Homedit with its modern geometric look and metallic colours.
For a plethora of ideas head to BalconyGardenWeb or have a look on Pinterest
All you’ll need is paint and, if it’s not outdoor paint then a good fixer spray or varnish will ensure it lasts and holds up to the weather. You can get plain pots from garden centres, IKEA, or try online at Hobby Craft or Baker Ross for great prices.
home: event [ Ideal Home Show ]
It’s not too late to book your tickets for the Ideal Home Show which runs from 22nd March to the 7th April at Olympia in London. Book your tickets HERE
From inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, the Ideal Home Show sponsored by Zoopla, brings together full scale show homes, over 600 companies, 100’s of free talks, the latest technology and fresh ideas from our team of experts. The show will also offer health and wellbeing advice, and an opportunity to be pampered, all for the price of your ticket. We are also excited to reveal that this year’s show will celebrate its British roots with a best of British theme!
home: made [ plant pots ]
This is a great idea for turning some pvc pipe sockets into convincing granite pots.
With a little spray paint and some creativity, this simple make will look the part on any shelf.
Head to almostmakesperfect.com for all the details and the tutorial.
home: event [ wood turning ]
We all secretly dream of learning a new skill, whether it’s drawing, painting, woodwork, or sewing but never find to time to take it up.
At Blackhorse Workshop, London in just 3 hours you can learn basic wood turning techniques and create your very own bowl. Amongst a array of courses this particular one is great for beginners and perfect to challenge yourself and try something new, not to mention being great fun.
[ £75 ]
home: made [ potato printing ]
In a modern world of retro, midcentury and monochrome prints being so on trend, it’s great to be able to try out your own designs with the simple print technique of using a potato!
Head to the super Design Sponge for a great ‘how – to’ feature to inspire you!
Inspiration and ideas from Pinterest
home: event [ lino printing workshop ]
Definitely one to book in for – learn to lino print with artist, Debbie Chessell, at Heals, Kingston Upon Thames.
Saturday 30 March
Join this workshop to learn how to carve and hand press your own Victorian-inspired lino print with artist Debbie Chessell.
During this workshop you will;
Learn how 19th Century designers such as William Morris used relief printing and bold repeating patterns to create vivid and powerful designs
Learn all about various traditional lino carving tools and how to use them
Design and carve your own bold pattern onto lino
Hand press your design onto a luxury canvas bag to take home with you!
About the artist:
Debbie Chessell is an award-winning artist who has trained with Kingston School of Art, Slade, and The Royal Drawing School. She runs workshops across the Southeast, has been exhibited by the Royal Academy and has her artwork featured in international collections including the Suzzallo Library (USA) and St George’s Hospital (UK).
All materials will be provided, this includes a course pack and a lino-printed ticket handmade by Debbie Chessell to be posted to you upon booking.
home: made [ wall art ]
We love having wall art in our homes, creating focal points and bringing colour and pattern into a room.
If you are feeling creative and want to save a few pounds then why not try making your own.
Burkatron.com has a fab tutorial showing you how to do just that, using a handful of items. Make your modern art as simple or complex as you like, and use the colours you love.
Head to burkatron.com for all the details.