home: made [ diy books ]
Explore bookstores, online or in person for great aids for DIY and creating the perfect home for you.
We’ve scanned the shelves for our favourite picks.
Making A House Your Home / Amazon £14.99
DIY Furniture/ Amazon £4.14
The Girls Guide To DIY / World Of Books £7.19
The Interior Design Handbook / Amazon £14.99
DIY Art At Home / World of Books £4.79
DIY Furniture 2 / Amazon £13.70
A Well Crafted Home / John Lewis £19.99
home: made [ picture frame ]
This really cute DIY project is perfect for displaying awkward sized prints or just for framing photos.
Using a soft wood sticks, glue, magnets and some cord you can easy put together these frames in any size you need.
We found this tutorial at homeyohmy.com
home: made [ woven basket ]
A wonderful tutorial from Design Sponge to make handy baskets to use around the home.
This simple how-two uses just basket cane and a few tools. Follow the simple directions and create any size storage to use for fruit, toys, toiletries… all kinds of home products.
home: made [ circular shelf ]
Here’s a great tutorial guide to create a modern circular hanging shelving unit with just a few materials and basic tools.
It makes a great display area for quirky pieces, would work well in a bathroom, lounge or really lovely in a nursery with some chosen special baby ornaments or photos.
This easy DIY is from Decoist.com
home: made [ pottery kit ]
Ready for another creative project at home? We love this pottery kit from Sculpd. It’s ample set with enough for two people to get stuck in to a good bit of creating pottery at home.
A Sculpd Pottery Kit contains everything you’ll need to sculpt, carve, paint and seal your own pinch pots, succulent plant pots, trinket dishes, vases, candle holders, sculptures, wall hangings, coasters, pendants and everything in between.
Every kit contains enough clay for two people. You can create 4 or more pinch pots or 2 larger plant pots with plenty left over for the finishing touches.
What’s in the kit?
– 2 Packs Premium Air-Dry Clay
– Step-By-Step Beginners Pottery Guide
– Pottery Carving, Shaping and Cutting Tools & Tool Bag
– White Acrylic Paint
– Glossy Varnish / Sealant
– 2 Paintbrushes
– Sponge for Smoothing
We use a premium air-drying clay that is soft, supple, easy to manipulate and dries a lovely light grey colour with a smooth surface making it a joy to paint on. We’ve tested every air-dry clay we could get our fingers into, and this clay is hands down the best.
home: made [ garden lamps ]
Definitely looking forward to spending more time in our gardens as the weather gets warmer and being able to to entertain friends and family – why not start adding small accessories and details to enhance the alfresco life.
We love these creative and colourful DIY garden lamps from HelloGlow – A simple and easy way to create candle lamps for the garden with old glass jars and some colourful tissue paper. Using Mod Podge glue to make a safe durable finish, layering coloured tissue over the outside of your jar and resulting in unique glass lamps you can dot around your outdoor lounge area.
home: made [ cactus cushion ]
We love this wonderful DIY tutorial for a fun, vibrant cactus cushion. It’s a simple step by step guide from the Everything Emily blog, with just a few materials needed and easy for a newbie to seeing.
home: made [ blanket ladder ]
Head to I Spy DIY for a brilliant tutorial for making a DIY blanket ladder.
Not only perfect for storing a few blankets close by in the cold months, but also for hanging other homewares – hanging planters, magazines, trinkets…
I Spy DIY
home: made [ diy resin coasters ]
Head to our favourite A Beautiful Mess blog for another great home diy project. Today our pick is a tutorial to make alcohol ink patterned resin coasters.
It’s a great easy project with wonderful unique results. The materials are easy to get hold of and it would be a simple effective way to produce lots of great little gifts (for teachers gifts, stocking fillers, house warming presents) or to create something unique for your own home.
Colours can be adapted according to taste and style. We love the idea of using a metallic ink like this gold one from Jackson’s , but plenty of internet based stores offer a variety of colours and pack sizes. You will also need an Epoxy Resin and Hardener Kit, gloves and a resin coaster mould.
home: made [ boho mirror ]
This lovely DIY project is pretty straight forward and a great way to put your own mark on a room.
Using a basic round mirror, a wood craft circle and some yarn you can begin to plan your design.
This mirror would be perfect for a kids room or bedroom. And the great thing is you can make it any colour you like!