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 [ DIY wall decor ]

home: made [ DIY wall decor ]

Whether you have an empty space on your wall that needs filling or you just can’t find a piece if art you really like, why not have a go and make your own.

There is so much inspiration available and ideas to choose from. We have found a great selection on countryliving.com to get you started.

From hanging baskets on the wall to creating your own art on canvas, there is loads to inspire.

Go have a look!

home: made [ DIY tools beginners guide ]

home: made [ DIY tools beginners guide ]

If you are looking to start doing more DIY around the home or you have already started and need some advice on the best tools to use, then we have found a great online piece to help from grillo-designs.com

Medina has created her 11 Must Have DIY Tools For Beginners post and it’s the perfect place to start to get ideas and know-how on which tools you will need for projects in the home.

Build up a starter kit and you’ll be ready to go!

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.

home: made [ circular shelf ]

home: made [ circular shelf ]

Here’s a great tutorial guide to create a modern circular hanging shelving unit with just a few materials and basic tools.

It makes a great display area for quirky pieces, would work well in a bathroom, lounge or really lovely in a nursery with some chosen special baby ornaments or photos.

This easy DIY is from Decoist.com

home: made [ wood paneling ]

home: made [ wood paneling ]

We are seeing a lot of feature walls in homes that are incorporating wood paneling and battening.

Using strips if wood on your wall allows you to create geometric shapes and brings interest to an otherwise flat wall.

Keep it traditional, or try something modern like this tutorial from lovecreatecelebrate.com. Painting everything one colour also adds extra style.

With some basics tools and materials you too can make your own wood accent wall.

home: made [ pottery kit ]

home: made [ pottery kit ]

Ready for another creative project at home? We love this pottery kit from Sculpd. It’s ample set with enough for two people to get stuck in to a good bit of creating pottery at home.

They say;

A Sculpd Pottery Kit contains everything you’ll need to sculpt, carve, paint and seal your own pinch pots, succulent plant pots, trinket dishes, vases, candle holders, sculptures, wall hangings, coasters, pendants and everything in between.

Every kit contains enough clay for two people. You can create 4 or more pinch pots or 2 larger plant pots with plenty left over for the finishing touches.

What’s in the kit?

2 Packs Premium Air-Dry Clay

Step-By-Step Beginners Pottery Guide

Pottery Carving, Shaping and Cutting Tools & Tool Bag

White Acrylic Paint

Glossy Varnish / Sealant

2 Paintbrushes

– Sponge for Smoothing

We use a premium air-drying clay that is soft, supple, easy to manipulate and dries a lovely light grey colour with a smooth surface making it a joy to paint on. We’ve tested every air-dry clay we could get our fingers into, and this clay is hands down the best.

home: made [ side table ]

home: made [ side table ]

We have seen quite a lot of fluted circular tables over the last year, along with DIY versions and we love them.

This tutorial we found uses pine moulding and a birch wood top. A really lovely natural finish with no need to paint.

We found this tutorial on hunker.com and it’s really simple to follow. Give it a go!

home: made [ mini trellis ]

home: made [ mini trellis ]

This super cute mini trellis is really easy to make and will be a great addition to your planters or garden boarder.

Once you have the basic design sorted, you can scale up your trellis to the size you need. This is a lovely practical item to make.

Head to themerrythought.com for the tutorial