home: blog [ homemade soap ]

home: blog [ homemade soap ]

If you are looking for a fun gift idea then why not try making these eucalyptus soaps. Perfect for a Christmas stocking filler or tie a few together for a lovely present.

With a small selection of ingredients you are good to go, and of course you can always try different scents.

We have found a great tutorial from burkatron.com 

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home: nice price [ affordable art ]

home: nice price [ affordable art ]

So you’ll need to buy a frame but finding a cool piece of art work for just a fiver is an incredible find. Hunting through the new home products at House of Fraser we find this gorgeous wrapping paper (3 metres for £5) that is so perfect it needs to be framed. Make a statement – find a great big frame (try the largest size in Ribba frame from Ikea or head to Desenio and pick one of their skinny profile frames) and cut the paper to size.

The pattern, the colour – it’s all on trend and would be perfect as a focus piece of art in a lounge or bedroom.

To ensure the paper stays smooth and flat, hunt out your local picture framers and ask them to ‘dry mount’ the paper to a board (this can cost around £20 for a 60×80 size piece)

home: made [ Christmas wrapping paper ]

home: made [ Christmas wrapping paper ]

If you want to get creative and have a unique look under the Christmas tree this year, why not design, create and make your own wrapping paper?

Exploring online we found so many super ideas to inspire you to get creative.

Head to ;

HuffPost

Masshable

and

Buzzfeed

for numerous ideas and tutorials for making your Christmas gifts look extra special, unique and personal.

home: favourite thing [ wooden bunting ]

home: favourite thing [ wooden bunting ]

We love this gorgeous handmade wooden bunting from SouthwoodStores. Cool enough to decorate a wall in any room. Hand crafted items are always unique and special – would make a perfect gift!

They say;

Each garland is handmade and measures approximately 120 cm, finished with 2 loops at each end for hanging. The coloured beads are hand painted using water based eco paint and varnish

(Decorative item / not a toy)

home: trend [ teal ] 

home: trend [ teal ] 

It’s rich, but calming; readily available in homeware across the high street; easy to match up with similar hues in paint and wallpaper; and compliments well with other on trend favourites including metallic tones, monochrome or jewel tones – or you go true to the trend and have design braveness in having everything being in the teal colour! – a strong bold look.

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Main picture product guide ;

1 ‘Charley’ sofa / Maison Du Monde £517.50 

2 Fabric lampshade / Red Candy £40 

3 ‘Teal’ paint / Homebase £10 

4 ‘Saffiano’ wallpaper / Lancashire Wallpaper £18.99 

5 Lavish cushion / Graham & Brown £22 

6 Fox & Ivy vase / Tesco £18 

home: made [ felt pouf ]

home: made [ felt pouf ]

Now is the time to start making our living rooms more cosy, with more textures and layers. We have found a tutoral for a felt pouf which looks great and can double up as a seat and table for a tray.

You may need to have some basic sewings skills to attempt this one, but its worth it.

Layer it with a faux sheepskin for ultimate coziness, put your feet up and relax.

Tutorial from bildschoenes.blogspot.co.uk

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