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!

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home: made [ ladder shelving ]

home: made [ ladder shelving ]

So much great creativity and ideas from DIY Enthusiasts to making shelving from a simple ladder. So many tutorials brought together.

Find the one that works for you and your needs whether it’s a free standing unit, wall shelving or something suspended from the ceiling.

All these ideas from a ladder. A ladder which can be picked up cheap from a DIY store, or search EBay for a bargain or even hunt down a vintage one from a flea market.

home: event [ crafting class ]

home: event [ crafting class ]

Create a gorgeous macrame and wood hanging shelf, perfect for displaying chosen accessories and make a great little ‘shelfie’ plus enjoy a glass of fizz too, at this super crafting class offered by our favourite craft team – London Craft Club!

Three dates still available throughout the autumn leading up to Christmas so book in and create a new piece of homeware for your home.

home: made [ embroidery hoop art ]

home: made [ embroidery hoop art ]

This is a quick, easy and very successful way to have instant art for the walls in s colour or pattern to match a room. It’s easily changeable, it’s a great way to make gifts, and it’s as simple as you need it to be if you not so confident with your creativity.

Hunt down fabrics from anywhere and everywhere – haberdashery stores, markets, old clothes, charity shops, use old bed linen or anything where you love the pattern or colour. Embroidery hoops are available from all good haberdashers, from Hobby Craft or other craft stores, on eBay or Etsy and you could even find second hand options and remove whatever is previously framed.

Head to DesignerTrapped for a great modern tutorial

We love the how-to from IAmAHomemaker to create wonderful hoop art

home: trend [ colour block ]

home: trend [ colour block ]

Colour block – a trend that comes and goes across the interiors world but with the abundance of strong products on the current market, it’s definitely sticking around for now, is proving popular and is an easy look to achieve and evolve with homewares through the changing season – refreshing with different cushions, throws or artwork. Plus it’s also easy to update with a fresh coat of paint on a single wall.

It’s about picking a few strong colours that sit well together and emphasising with accessories in the same tone. For example -A bright yellow wall, a green sofa with green cushions and then dashes of orange in the curtains or rug. Keep patterns to a minimum and break up with lots of white and wood to ensure the few colours stand out strong and bold.

This trend is really aided by the great selection of bold coloured modern silhouette sofas currently filling high street homeware stores. Head to Made, John Lewis or Ikea for a range of affordable options. There are great options in the perfect colours of the year – emerald greens, mustards and deep rich blues.

Guide to products (main image)

Top row

chair, Made £149 / paint, Wickes £12 / cushion, Heals from £39

Middle row

curtains, Dunelm from £30 / chair, Anthropologie £398 / cushion, Sainsburys

Bottom row

sofa, Maisons Du Monde £394 / rug, Amara £89 / set of bottles, Made In Design £223

home: made [ laundry bags ]

home: made [ laundry bags ]

A very handy little DIY to make laundry bags, from the creative people at Ideal Home (online).

These great bags could be used for all sorts of things – not just laundry; and made from any fabric to suit your decor. Hunt out vintage fabrics from flea markets, bargain fabrics from IKEA or even use sheets, duvets or other inventive ways to get great fabrics.