home: kids Halloween crafts ]
If you’ve got kids at home and looking for some super spooky craft ideas, then head over the themerrythought.com.
Find easy makes using household items and decorate your walls and tables ready for Halloween.
Use these ideas to make adult versions for any planned parties this October!
home: made [ upcycled paint tin ]
Who could resist a great 15 minute craft that results in a unique piece of homeware.
Hey Let’s Make Stuff is a fantastic craft project blog and we love this great tutorial to make a stylish ice bucket from an old empty paint tin.
This easy upcycle would not only make a great ice bucket but the crafted paint tin could also be used for lots of other things and make use of all those old tins you may have lying around!
How about using it for a plant pot, utensil holder, or even storage for tiny toys (Lego, figures, building blocks)
home: made [ diy bedside tables ]
We love this collating of DIY bedside tables on The Kindest Way. A great selection of modern well designed ideas and simple tutorials that would result in unique furniture for the home.
All can be adapted with size and colour to suit your interior, and often use very minimal materials and with easy to follow instructions, it’s not too scary for novice DIYers!
home: made [ paper-mache bowl ]
This year has seen an increased interest in organic shapes and surfaces. Vases and bowls are the common accessory of choice to achieve this look in the home.
An easy fun DIY project that follows this trend is to make your very own paper-mache bowl. Take yourself back to your school crafting days to achieve a really cool textured display bowl.
Head to hunker.com for the tutorial
home: made [ liquid art ]
If you wanting art unique and one of a kind for your wall, and have a excitement to get creative yourself, these mixed media art panels from HobbyCraft are an effective and fun way to create your own artwork.
This art panel provides a raised frame surface that will be perfect for mixed media, pouring and resins. Experiment with fluid art to create artworks that will stand out. The frame will help to ensure that the peak can be easily poured onto the surface, without leaking or dripping over the edge.
This framed art panel is 12 x 12 inches, with a 3.8cm thickness. The primed pine and birch panel offers an excellent surface for oils, acrylics, markers and liquid paints, providing the perfect canvas for creating unique effects.
home: made [ free DIY ideas ]
Changing things up in your home doesn’t need to cost a lot of money. And on occasions you can do it for free.
We found some fun and easy DIY ideas which don’t cost anything but will really change up rooms in your home. From making art to rearranging your cupboards.
Head to thebudgetdecorator.com
home: made [ balloon vase ]
This tutorial from Simply Handmade Studios is a brilliant, simple and very effective way to make a water secure vase. It just uses plaster, a balloon and paint/decoration of your choice.
Follow the simple method to produce your own vase. It can be varied with size and shape of the balloon.
We also found a similar idea but swapping to coating the outside instead with plaster, pva or another strong bonding layer.
Design and decorate with paint, glitter, spray, beads or even gold leaf.
home: made [ vase ]
Organic shapes and wavy lines are very popular right now, especially on vases.
A big trend at the moment is curvy handled vases and it’s so easy to make your own. All you need is a basic tall glass vase, oven baked clay, adhesive and spray paint.
Take a look at this tutorial at hunker.com to get inspired and have a go.
home: made [ concrete moulds ]
If you are interested in getting creative with concrete and making your own concrete homewares – there’s lots of mould kits across the high street and online to help produce all different shapes and styles.
Amazon is full of various mould sets with prices as low as £8.99 upwards.
Etsy is also bursting with sets with all sorts of shape designs to use.
And of course, the huge market place eBay, is also packed with sets to use. We love the circular low dish design we found.
Then head to MyFabrics or other online craft providers for small batches of concrete mix to start using your moulds and creating your pieces.
Your own pieces would make great gifts for others and also lovely to have personally designed pieces around your home. Homewares can be left the natural concrete colour or painted or sprayed once dry.
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