home: made [ cushions ]

home: made [ cushions ]

Looking for a refresh for your sofa or chair then consider some inspiration from us today.

We have found a handfull of fun and creative diy projects to transform a basic cushion into something a little special. With frills, pom poms and hand stitching, check these out.

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home: made [ magnetic memo board ]

home: made [ magnetic memo board ]

As always at this time of year we look to getting organised in the home and updating rooms to feel fresh for Spring.

Today we share a great little tutorial for this magnetic memo board. Using a tin plaque and fabric covered magnets you can create a fun board to keep notes, pictures, lists and more, keeping your workspace clear.

Head to to themerrythought.com get started

home: made [ Christmas table ]

home: made [ Christmas table ]

If you are hosting Christmas and want a showstoping table to impress your guests, then today we share some amazing inspiration and ideas to do just that.

We have collected some of our favourite images from idealhome.co.uk and amara.com to get you in the mood for getting creative.

First thing is to decide if you want to go for simplicity or maxamlist as well as a possible colour scheme. Don’t worry about matching it to yout room, it’s Christmas!

Think about the number of guests and how much glassware, cutlery and plates you will need. These don’t all have to be on the table at once, but it is nice to have everything available for your guests.

Depending on if you have a round or rectagular table you will need to consider a centrepiece. On a round table go tall in the middle with a few differnet pieces, or on a rectugular table have a longer centrepiece running down the middle, and if you have space try a hanging decoration above to compliment.

Build the table up with your items, keeping everything evenly spread, so everyone gets to see your design. Also a nice touch for your guests is to peronalise something, maybe a napkin ring, a cracker or a simple name card in the middle of their plate tied to some foliage cuttings.

Head to the links above for more ideas and tips on creating a wonderful Christmas table.

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 

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 ;





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)