home: made [ diy books ]

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 [ IKEA Besta hack ]

home: made [ IKEA Besta hack ]

Mouldings and fluted edges are big news right now and seen all over furniture. Softening sideboards and cupboard doors.

Rather than paying the price for this new trend, why not create your own version.

We found this great IKEA hack from abeautifulmess.com to get you started. Learn the basics and adapt to any door fronts.

home: made [ woven basket ]

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 ]

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 ]

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.

They say;

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 [ side table ]

home: made [ side table ]

We have seen quite a lot of fluted circular tables over the last year, along with DIY versions and we love them.

This tutorial we found uses pine moulding and a birch wood top. A really lovely natural finish with no need to paint.

We found this tutorial on hunker.com and it’s really simple to follow. Give it a go!

home: made [ mini trellis ]

home: made [ mini trellis ]

This super cute mini trellis is really easy to make and will be a great addition to your planters or garden boarder.

Once you have the basic design sorted, you can scale up your trellis to the size you need. This is a lovely practical item to make.

Head to themerrythought.com for the tutorial

home: made [ garden lamps ]

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: favourite thing [ storage boxes ]

home: favourite thing [ storage boxes ]

These beautiful natural wood storage boxes from HobbyCraft would make perfect handy storage in a kitchen for herbs and spice jars, a bedroom for jewellery or small accessories, a bathroom for make up or even playroom or nursery for baby bits or small toys!

They are lovely left in their natural wood tone, but easy to customise to suit the room – with colour, pattern or text you could personalise the boxes.

£20