home: made [ Christmas wreaths ]

home: made [ Christmas wreaths ]

It’s coming up to that time of year again. The ‘C’ word is getting closer.

The wreath is a symbol of Christmas and one of the first decorative items to start appearing on homes in the lead up to the big day.

Beautifully crafted ones aren’t cheap to buy so if you want to invest and have the satisfaction of making your own why not try a wreath making class? Be taught by the professionals and come away with a beautiful wreath ready to adorn your front door.

Head to EVENTBRITE and explore by area to find a class near you!

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home: made [ concrete candle holders ]

home: made [ concrete candle holders ]

With concrete still such a strong trend, it’s great to be able to make a DIY piece of concrete homeware.

We love this DIY from Design Mom which shows you simply how to create beautiful concrete candle holders.

Simple, effective and wonderful to make as gifts!

home: event [ Annie Sloan workshop ]

home: event [ Annie Sloan workshop ]

Book in for one of two exclusive workshops at Heals, London, with the lovely Annie Sloan of the uber famous paint brand.

On 22nd November or 13th December

They say;
Join Annie Sloan for this workshop where she will provide an introduction to Chalk Paint®, colour theory, and the history of Charleston Farmhouse. 
Annie Sloan is delighted to announce two very exclusive workshops, which she will be hosting at the iconic Heal’s building on Tottenham Court Road. These workshops will provide an introduction to Chalk Paint®, to colour theory, and to the history of Charleston Farmhouse. 

Annie will be sharing her infectious passion for Interior Design, for Chalk Paint® and for colour – as well as demonstrating the various techniques and styles which can so easily be achieved with her products. Workshop attendees will be using Annie’s brand-new, limited-edition Annie Sloan with Charleston Chalk Paint® colours to transform a wooden keepsake box, and so there will be a focus on the history of Interior Design and Decorative Arts which so influenced Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Roger Fry, et al. Expect to be informed, inspired and amused. Each attendee will take home their painted keepsake box, all the ingredients to complete another painted furniture transformation at home, and a newfound supply of creative confidence!

home: event [ Barbican tour ]

home: event [ Barbican tour ]

Whether you love brutalism, are interested in architecture, love the Barbican or just love history of buildings then book in for one of the exciting and informative tours of the Barbican area and architecture.

They say;

Follow our Barbican guide on a 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.

How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?

Walking along the Barbican highwalks, you’ll learn more about the construction, design and influence of the estate, along with surprising and rarely seen sights and discoveries plus little known insights into this unique architectural endeavour.

From concrete styles to architectural motifs and insightful facts, our Architecture tour will leave you thinking and looking at the Barbican from a fresh perspective… 

Architecture Tours are available throughout the year. If you are planning your visit beyond the dates available online, please contact our Box Office on 0207 638 8891 for further information on future tours.

home: made [ book shelf ]

home: made [ book shelf ]

If you’re looking for a new challenge with a cool well designed modern piece of furniture as the result then this u tube video from Sikana is for you.

Just from wooden pallets broken down for their wood, with basic carpenter tools you can create this really stylish shelving unit.

home: event [ macrame workshop ]

Get in quick and get your place at this Thursdays macrame workshop at West Elm, Tottenham Court Road, London.

They say;

Learn how to create the most iconic of all macramé projects: the Plant Hanger. Brooke will show you how to create a hanger out of cotton rope tied into simple square knots and half square knots. This project is totally customizable and deal for beginner’s who are keen to learn the basic knots and techniques that will hold the pot perfectly

Thursday 28 June / 6.15pm – 8.15pm

home: made [ kitchen magnets ]

home: made [ kitchen magnets ]

Looking for a cute easy project to make some great kitchen magnets? We found three great online projects

First, a fun simple project. Metallics are very on trend so how about getting some colourful alphabet magnets and spraying them with a metallic paint? It’s so quick and effective. They’ll be fun for the kids but still look stylish in your kitchen. Head to Kojo Designs for the full tutorial.

Second, a handy mini storage project. Create magnetic little boxes to pop pens, cutlery, plants or anything else small that might need containing – using vintage tins or tins from certain food products and then attach good strong magnets to them with strong glue.

And third, try hand painting some stones and attach magnets to make handy memo holders! Use geometric designs for a great on trend look and paint with colours to match your interior. Or even add initials on to personalise them.

Check out the tutorial from Alisa Burke