When there’s only a small budget and you want to update a look of a kitchen or bathroom, when the home is rented or you’d rather not a permanent design change or you fancy a quick and easy update to your tiles; tile stickers are a quick easy way to go with so many patterns and styles now available across the high street and online.
We love the bright coloured patterns from SirFaceGraphics, the minimal clean modern look from the stickers at josiecrafts on eBay and for a unique look head to Love Maps On for beautiful map image tile stickers (see main picture)
Not content with just having something creative and beautiful adorn your door at Christmas, why not also look to getting creative for Halloween.
With different levels of complexity, there’s a plethora of tutorials across the internet for Halloween DIY wreaths.
Country Living has pulled together 35 of the best diy wreaths (see main image) giving you great inspiration – and the tutorials to follow. Whether it’s something ghoulish and fun or more stylish and autumnal there’s designs to suit everyone.
We also love the explosion of colours and textures from the fun wreath diy from TheWreathDepot (top right main image)
We’re carrying on our love affair with macramé. It’s a great way to make a wall hanging – and it’s way quicker than weaving, knitting or quilting. If you’ve been putting off taking up a new skill because you’re busy, this might be the one for you. Plus you’ll have the skills you need to make all sorts of plant holders, wall hangings, jewellery and more. Macrame is super versatile and looks good in everything from kitchen string to leather cord, so what are you waiting for? Now’s the time to pick up the skill and get creative with it!
We’ll be using recycled jersey yarn created by our favourites over at Hoooked – we love their bright colours and sustainable manufacturing. Choose from pink, yellow, white or black. We’ll also supply a foraged rustic stick to hang your work from that’s been washed and heat-treated so its clean and dry!
– jersey yarn recycled by Hoooked
– a foraged stick to hang yourmacrame piece from
– a cotton tote to bring your handiwork home in
– fully illustrated instruction sheet to take away with you
Who’s it for: This is perfect for beginners. You must be over 18 to take part
Looking to re style your home, create unique homewares, DIY or upcycle furniture or learn how to make your home blend and coordinate? There are many books on the market to teach, advise and guide you to a beautiful home.
A Beautiful Mess/Happy Handmade Home £18.99 Amazon
Bored of clean plain painted walls in your home? Using washi tape (and some inspirational images) is a quick brilliant way to introduce colour, pattern and quirkiness to a room.
It’s straight forward and non permanent, which makes it an ideal way to decorate – allowing easy changes, mistakes to be rectified or updates whenever you like.
Searching google, creative blogs and Pinterest gives a plethora of design ideas to get inspiration from.
Design depends on the room. Anything from geometric patterns, stripes, Aztec designs, crosses, linear and also a great way to bring in on-trend colours like blush, metallics or simply in monochrome.
For kids rooms it’s the perfect way to bring in their favourite images… animals, mountains, trains or simply fun pattern for stimulating a new born baby.
Try out marbling to create beautiful, unique homeware for your home or for gifts. We’ve rounded up our favourite tutorials to guide you through the process in a simple,straightforward way.
You don’t need to spend much and you may have most products in your home already. How simple that you can use nail varnish to create amazing patterns on mugs or bowls?! Nail varnish is a cheap way to get incredible colours to work with.
It could be using any random item, incorporating treasured possessions or even using a simple base then getting creative with paint, fabrics or other materials – but with clock mechanisms so easy to get hold of, it’s easy to turn anything into an object which shows the time.
Pick up great clock mechanisms from Amazon, HobbyCraft, and Ebay. Search for unusual items with flat centres to turn into suitable clock bases – plates, records, cork, baskets, or get something cut to size. Or ensure the mechanism is aesthetically pleasing on its own and use interesting items to create the clock face – photos, figures, colours, string, simple dots… vary materials, or match to current interiors, or use off cuts of wood, tile or metal from other projects.