home: made [ home crafts ]

home: made [ home crafts ]

When your stuck at home and needing some fun craft project ideas that will result in some lovely items for the home, we can’t get over how many amazing projects there are on Crafts By Amanda.

Hunt around the house and see what you can make from the list of great projects on the site, from the things you can find.

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: event [ The Handmade Fair ]

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

home: made [ books ]

home: made [ books ]

Often we have great ideas but don’t always know how to translate them into our homes. Whether it’s home decor ideas, colour options, diy projects or just the need for general inspiration, there is a book to help.

We have picked some of our favourites including basic diy techniques, the best ways of using plants in the home and a paint colour guide.

Clockwise from top left:

Make a house your home [ £20 ]

Design bloggers at home [ £8 ]

Reinventing Ikea [ £15.99 ]

Hygge [ £12.99 ]

In the mood for colour [ £19.99 ]

Bring the outside in [ £9.99 ]

How to decorate [ £30 ]

Collins complete DIY manual [ £24 ]

House of plants [ £20 ]