home: made [ plate design ]

home: made [ plate design ]

Continuing our love of use of a Sharpie marker pen – we found an array of ideas from Ideas.com to get creative with patterns and wording on plates.

This would be great for Christmas place settings to use festive imagery as inspiration, words like ‘Noel’, ‘twinkle twinkle’ or other Christmassy wording or even personalise each plate for each place setting with a name or phrase…

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home: made [ napkins ]

home: made [ napkins ]

Head to The Sweetest Occasion blog to discover a wonderful diy for creating your own designs on fabric napkins.

Simply with fabric pens, you can create great modern designs and patterns – allowing your napkins to be suited to the occasion or colour theme.

Colours can allow association with different festivities – and text or wording can make the napkins personalised for a table setting or appropriate for an event.

Try Berol or Sharpie for fabric pens or one of the other many many brands that do versions.

More inspiration for pattern designs from Pinterest

home: made [ belted mirror ]

home: made [ belted mirror ]

Across the high street in homeware stores are mirrors with belts as a frame surround, with buckle, to create an industrial modern look.

We love the clever but simple tutorial from School Of Decorating to make your own DIY better frame mirror.

It is made with just a few simple materials including a belt and a mirror picked up cheaply off the high street.

home: event [ Pompom wreath making ]

home: event [ pompom wreath making ]

Feeling festive ? And want to get creative for your Christmas decorations? Head to West Elm and book up for one of their Pompom wreath making classes and create something unique and personal to hang on your front door !

home: made [ Christmas wreaths ]

home: made [ Christmas wreaths ]

It’s coming up to that time of year again. The ‘C’ word is getting closer.

The wreath is a symbol of Christmas and one of the first decorative items to start appearing on homes in the lead up to the big day.

Beautifully crafted ones aren’t cheap to buy so if you want to invest and have the satisfaction of making your own why not try a wreath making class? Be taught by the professionals and come away with a beautiful wreath ready to adorn your front door.

Head to EVENTBRITE and explore by area to find a class near you!

home: made [ Halloween decorations ]

home: made [ Halloween Decorations ]

With Halloween around the corner, today we share some fun ideas to decorate your home. With a monochrome twist, these are quick and easy makes for all ages to have a go at.

From hand painted pumpkins to ghostly cake decorations head to burkatron.com for all the tutorials.

Happy Halloween!

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!