home: made [ macrame ]
Needing a new project for January? Need to fill those long hours of lockdown with a project? Or just fancy making something personal for your home or for a gift?
Learning macrame can be therapeutic, enjoyable and result in a new skill.
We found some great tools to help you on your journey.
My French Twist is great for teaching the basics to start you off on your making – snd of of course, with a French twist.
The Spruce Crafts help you to master the seven basic knots to master macrame.
We love this beautiful inspirational
Macrame book from Wish at just £14.
And for modern approach the E
mily Katz book available from Amazon is great. It’s the ultimate guide, bursting at the seams with ideas to create items for the home.
home: made [ pen holders ]
With her gorgeous home and constant inspirational DIY updates in her house as well as projects on her blog, we love the modern creativity of
Explore her blog and
Instagram feed for all the back catalogue of super DIYs and collaborations.
Our pick today is a simple but very effective
project to make pen holders, from the Grillo Designs blog.
In a climate where more and more of us are working from home, it’s become important to create efficient, beautiful and productive working zones in our houses. Little details, like pen pots, can make easy and affordable difference to lift the look of the work area.
home: made [ side table ]
We love this idea for a side table or bedside table using plastic tubes and a wooden top.
This design of table has become a popular style recently, but can be quite pricey ( West Elm used to do one ). You can make your own version for half the price with this tutorial from
You should also check out
Luke Arthur Wells Instagram stories, as he has done a similar one.
home: made [ peg board ]
We love this DIY wall organiser, perfect for outdoors and storing your garden tools.
Dress up the shelves with plants and use the pegs for hanging items. With just a piece of plywood, some wooden dowel and a drill you can make this practical piece.
For all the details head to
home: made [ raffia lampshade ]
Last week we spotted this really cool and relatively easy DIY project from the boys at
Turn an old lampshade into something a little bit special, using raffia and a bit of patience. We really love the effect it gives and of course you can do this with any size shade.
To get this 1960’s vibe head to Mini Moderns
Instagram, hit on their ‘lampshadeinspo’ story, and follow the tutorial.
home: made [ printing ]
We discovered the amazing printing projects
on Finnish photographer Kreetta’s blog Gretchen Gretchen browsing , when the Remodelista in blog – and fell love .
creative So simple and such printing so ideas that are very effective creati in beautiful ng modern print led patterns.
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home: made [ printing with leaves ]
Every so often we come across a truly beautiful diy project and this from
We Are Scout is no exception.
To take such a simple idea of printing with leaves and fabric paint and produce such beautiful homeware is very clever
Follow their simple
tutorial and get creative. This process will produce modern organic printed fabric – it could be used for a table cloth, curtains, cushions, tea towels – the options are endless.
It would also make a lovely design for a wrapping paper.
home: made [ desk ]
themerrythought.com to be inspired to make this fab desk. Using an Ikea drawer unit as a base with the addition of a wooden table top and a pair of legs, you are good to go.
Obviously you will need to have some basic woodwork skills or at least know someone that has to complete this project, but it’s a great one.
We love the use of the drawer unit, it looks like it was meant to be part of the table and more expensive than it would actually be.
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.
almostmakesperfect.com for all the details and the tutorial.
home: made [ concrete vase ]
PaperNStitch blog for a great, simple tutorial for making a cool modern vase from concrete.
Concrete is still big in interiors and doesn’t look like that’ll end any time soon. It’s such a beautiful and versatile material which suits so many parts of the home.