home: made [ tile stickers ] 

home: made [ tile stickers ] 

When there’s only a small budget and you want to update a look of a kitchen or bathroom, when the home is rented or you’d rather not a permanent design change or you fancy a quick and easy update to your tiles; tile stickers are a quick easy way to go with so many patterns and styles now available across the high street and online. 

Colour designs from DaWanda

We love the bright coloured patterns from SirFaceGraphics, the minimal clean modern look from the stickers at josiecrafts on eBay and for a unique look head to Love Maps On for beautiful map image tile stickers (see main picture) 

Easy to apply and remove

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home: made [ bath caddy ]

home: made [ bath caddy ]

For some people there is nothing better then a relaxing evening in a bath with a book and a glass of wine. Putting said book and wine somewhere safe isn’t always easy, so have you considered a bath caddy?

This practial addition to your bathroom is straight forward in construction made fully of wood [ cedar is a good choice ], and if you have the correct tools, simple to make.

We have found a great tutorial from themerrythought.com

home: made [ Halloween wreaths ] 

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: event [ macrame wall hanging workshop ] 

home: event [ macrame wall hanging workshop ]

Amongst all the great workshops on offer by our favourites The London Craft Club, we spotted they have a macrame workshop in October. 

Book now for this exciting and creative way to spend a few hours. 

£39

Details: 

When: Sunday 8th October 2.00 – 5.00 pm

Where: Todd Sloane 71 High St Epping CM16 4BA

They say;

We’re carrying on our love affair with macramé. It’s a great way to make a wall hanging – and it’s way quicker than weaving, knitting or quilting. If you’ve been putting off taking up a new skill because you’re busy, this might be the one for you. Plus you’ll have the skills you need to make all sorts of plant holders, wall hangings, jewellery and more. Macrame is super versatile and looks good in everything from kitchen string to leather cord, so what are you waiting for? Now’s the time to pick up the skill and get creative with it!

We’ll be using recycled jersey yarn created by our favourites over at Hoooked – we love their bright colours and sustainable manufacturing. Choose from pink, yellow, white or black. We’ll also supply a foraged rustic stick to hang your work from that’s been washed and heat-treated so its clean and dry!

What’s included:

– jersey yarn recycled by Hoooked

– a foraged stick to hang your macrame piece from

– a cotton tote to bring your handiwork home in

– fully illustrated instruction sheet to take away with you

Who’s it for: This is perfect for beginners. You must be over 18 to take part

 

home: made [ magazine shelf ]

home: made [ magazine shelf ]

We love a diy project when it’s simple, but extremely practical and looks good. We spotted this tutorial for a magazine shelf on themerrythought.com.

Using plywood for the main structure and a leather strap to hold the magazines in place, this make will look great in an office or living room. Adapt it to hold cookbooks in a kitchen or reading books in a kids bedroom.
Head to themerrythought.com to get all the details.

home: made [ books ] 

home: made [ books ] 

Looking to re style your home, create unique homewares, DIY or upcycle furniture or learn how to make your home blend and coordinate? There are many books on the market to teach, advise and guide you to a beautiful home.

Our favourites:

A Beautiful Mess/Happy Handmade Home £18.99 Amazon

Max Mcmurdo / Upcycling £20 Waterstones  
Farrow & Ball / How to decorate £12.99 Amazon 

The Maker £12.82 Wordery

Bright Bazaar / Book Depository £21.33

Home Decor Cheat Sheets / £8.03 (kindle) Amazon 

home: made [ pom poms ]

home: made [ pom poms ]

The pom pom has grown in popularity in recent years and this year it has appeared on everything from shoes & clothing to garlands in the home. Appearing a lot on cuhsions, bedspreads and curtains pom poms bring a lot of fun to a room, also adding texture.

We all remember making pom poms at school, using a donut shaped piece of cardboard and a lot of wool. Although quite time consuming the result was worth it.

These days there are other ways to get the perfect pom pom and we have found some tutorials to show you how, plus different uses for them.

Pom pom basket / abeautifulmess.com

Pom pom garland / taradennis.com 

Making quick pom poms / homemade-gifts-made-easy.com

 Pom pom doorknob garland / designsponge.com