home: made [ blanket ]

home: made [ blanket ]

During January there is nothing better than curly up on the sofa in the evenings wrapped in a warm blanket. So why not try making your own.

The last couple if years has seen arm knitting grow in popularity and its a fun way to create your very own chunky knit blanket.

Perfect for a bedroom or living room!

Give it a go by following the tutorial at woolcouturecompany.com

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home: made [ bedside shelving ]

home: made [ bedside shelving ]

January is definitely a good time for new interior ideas and DIY projects, and with purse strings being a little tighter after Christmas, a good affordable DIY is a good option.

We love this staggered upwards box shelving idea from Homesthetics which as well as being stylish, it’s practical offering a decent amount of shelving and storage for a company space as the space is gained going upwards.

Head to high street stores for affordable box shelves to work with in staggered formation up the wall. We found good options at IKEA, IKEA, Dunelm and MrHousey.

home: made [ quilted cushion ]

home: made [ quilted cushion ]

This lovely little make is from the fab abeautifulmess.com and will test your basic sewing skills.

Using a simple envelope design these pillow cases can be made in any material but we agree with ABM that it should be velvet. Perfect for a cosy cushion on a sofa or bed!

Create your own stitching design and experiment with different patterns.

Follow the step by step tutorial here

home: made [ plate design ]

home: made [ plate design ]

Continuing our love of use of a Sharpie marker pen – we found an array of ideas from Ideas.com to get creative with patterns and wording on plates.

This would be great for Christmas place settings to use festive imagery as inspiration, words like ‘Noel’, ‘twinkle twinkle’ or other Christmassy wording or even personalise each plate for each place setting with a name or phrase…

home: made [ Christmas tree decorations ]

home: made [ Christmas tree decorations ]

It’s that time, to put up the tree and decorate the home for Christmas. Its a perfect opportunity to get crafty and make some decorations from scratch. Cut down on the cost and also a chance to make something personalised to you.

We have found some lovely ideas to share with you, which can be adapted to your style.

Scandi foliage baubles – burkatron.com

Paper geode ornaments – liagriffith.com

Fabric covered ornaments – aliceandlois.com

Donut ornament – studiodiy.com

home: made [ napkins ]

home: made [ napkins ]

Head to The Sweetest Occasion blog to discover a wonderful diy for creating your own designs on fabric napkins.

Simply with fabric pens, you can create great modern designs and patterns – allowing your napkins to be suited to the occasion or colour theme.

Colours can allow association with different festivities – and text or wording can make the napkins personalised for a table setting or appropriate for an event.

Try Berol or Sharpie for fabric pens or one of the other many many brands that do versions.

More inspiration for pattern designs from Pinterest

home: made [ wall organisers ]

home: made [ wall organisers ]

We love a bit of recycling, especially when you can make something useful for the home. These wall organisers are made from empty moisturising bottles – that’s it!

After carefully removing any labels, draw on your desired shape, making sure you have a hole so you can hang it, and cut it out. It’s that simple and looks really good.

Try different bottle sizes and styles depending on what you need to put in them.

For the full tutorial head to homeyohmy.com