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 ]
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 ]
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.
When: Sunday 8th October 2.00 – 5.00 pm
Where: Todd Sloane 71 High St Epping CM16 4BA
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!
– 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 ]
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 [ tie dye cushion ]
Tie dye has made many comebacks over the years, but it still manages to stay popular. If you are looking for an easy way to jazz up some cushions and bring some fun to a space this is definitely worth giving a go.
With different techniques to get various patterns tie dye is great fun. We have found a fab tutorial from abeautifulmess.com for you to get inspired.
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
home: made [ The Handmade Fair ]
If you love handmade items for the home, love workshops, live conversions on interior ideas and lots of shopping then this is the event for you.
The Handmade Fair comes to Hampton Court this September and is full of inspiring ideas for creating your perfect home.
Head to the website for all the details.
15 – 17 September / Tickets from £15