home: made [ kokedama plant ]

home: made [ kokedama plant ]

This simple diy project combines the popularity of indoor hanging plants and the new trend for Japanese inspired homes.
Kokedama meaning ‘moss ball’ is a Japanese form of hanging plants by creating balls of soil covered in moss. These unique hanging plants look amazing in groups if you have the space.

They are very easy to create, all you will need is your choice of plant, soil, sheet moss and string, and you are good to go.

We have a couple of tutorials for you to follow.

mydubio.com
designsponge.com

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home: made [ diy marbling ceramics ] 

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

Simple Most  

Alana Jones – Mann 

home: made [ hanging shelf ]

home: made [ hanging shelf ]

This weeks project is this cool hanging shelf; simple to make and adapt to your own design. Using just two basic components, a plank of wood and some rope, and the addition of a jigsaw and drill you are good to go.

In this example the shelf doubles up as a plant holder by cutting out a hole in the wood. This looks great and brings a different dimension to a standard shelf.

The options are endless for personalising your shelf. Paint the wood or use coloured rope to fit with yout interior.

Tutorial from burkatron.com

home: made [ clocks ] 

home: made [ clocks ] 

It could be using any random item, incorporating treasured possessions or even using a simple base then getting creative with paint, fabrics or other materials – but with clock mechanisms so easy to get hold of, it’s easy to turn anything into an object which shows the time. 

Credit : Shelterness

Pick up great clock mechanisms from Amazon, HobbyCraft, and Ebay. Search for unusual items with flat centres to turn into suitable clock bases – plates, records, cork, baskets, or get something cut to size. Or ensure the mechanism is aesthetically pleasing on its own and use interesting items to create the clock face – photos, figures, colours, string, simple dots… vary materials, or match to current interiors, or use off cuts of wood, tile or metal from other projects. 

Research great ideas at ArchitectureArtDesigns.com  
Photo credits : Pinterest 

home: made [ mid century table ]

home: made [ mid century table ]

Why buy a standard bedside table when you can make your own. And no need to make it complicated. This simple mid century inspired table is made from just 4 pieces of plywood and 4 hair pin legs.

This diy make can be adapted to any size table, maybe a coffee table or console will work for you. With the addition of some wood glue, nails and a screwdriver you are good to go.

Follow the tutorial at burkatron.com

home: made [ art work ] 

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 [ lampshade plant stand ]

home: made [ lampshade plant stand ]

This is probably the most simple project we have featured. There are only three steps to create this cool plant stand, made from the wire frame of a lampshade.

Step one: Choose the shade size you want [ make sure the frame connects at the top and bottom ]. Pick one with an interesting shape and perhaps choose a few in different sizes.

Step two: Remove the fabric shade & cut off any excess parts you don’t need using wire cutters.

Step three: Spray the frame whatever colour you like and then ta da…its done!

We think these plant stands look best in black or white for a monochrome finish. But of course the choice is yours.

For full tutorials head to:

themerrythought.com 

harlowandthistle.com