home: made [ Easter eggs ]
Easter weekend is upon and if you are entertaining or simply like to decorate your home over this period, then we have some cool egg decorating tutorials for you today.
Country Living share some really lovely paint techniques, silk covering, dying and lots more to create colourful and interesting eggs.
Head to countryliving.co.uk & countryliving.com for all the details.
home: event [ learning the basics ]
If you have ever wished you knew how to properly tile a wall, change a plug socket or even hang a mirror correctly, than look no further
The Goodlife Centre run workshops on all the basic know-how to feeling confident around your home. Their half day courses focus on one craft and you get advice, tips and practice, ready for you to recreate at home.
Perfect for those who love a bit of DIY and want to gain more knowledge, and of course avoid paying someone else to do the work for you.
Get tickets from thegoodlifecentre.co.uk
home: made [ painted pumpkins ]
Halloween is around the corner and it’s pumpkins galore. We have found a lovely alternative way to decorate them with different paint techniques and colours – noone said pumpkins had to stay orange.
Get hold of some real pumpkins in various sizes or craft pumpkins [ craftmill.co.uk ] and some acrylic paint, then you’re good to go.
We have found some inpiring designs at homeyohmy.com.
So that’s your weekend sorted!
home: event [ ceramic painting workshop ]
If you are in London on the 29th of June and looking for a fun way to spend the evening then consider this workshop, hosted at West Elm by illustrator Niki Groom.
This beginners workshop will guide you through the materials and techniques required for painting on ceramics. Included in the price is a West Elm plate [ which you will be decorating ], paint and brushes which you can then take home with you after.
Thurs 29th June
18:30 – 20:30
Click here for tickets [ £50 ]
home: event [ ceramic painting ]
Not to be missed, this great workshop at Heals, London, with ceramicist Amanda-Sue Rope gives you the opportunity to create a painted set of four coasters for just £25.
THIS WORKSHOP IS AN INTRODUCTION TO CERAMIC DECORATION; HISTORY, TECHNICAL SKILLS AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE.
Ceramicist Amanda-Sue Rope comes to Heal’s for an exclusive workshop. In this class she will teach her techniques for decorating pottery, and guests will paint a full set of coasters which they can collect from Heal’s after firing.
Amanda has prepared a set of 4 different ceramic coasters for each guest, made from white stoneware, red stoneware, grey stained clay and porcelain-slipped clay.
You will be introduced to different approaches to paint application including brush, sponge, stencilling and splattering. Amanda will discuss how to create a coherently designed set, and show examples of different methods of paint application and decoration across different makers, cultures and time periods.
Heal’s Tottenham Court Road
Sunday 23rd April, 12:00 – 14:00
home: made [ candle holders ]
A massive trend at the moment is animal candle holders, everything from zoo animals to woodland creatures. We have looked at how you can create something just as fun but for a lot less money.
There are two popular ways to create this look, and it basically comes down to size. You can either opt for a party candle [ great for kids birthdays ] or a larger table centre piece for a dinner party perhaps. Either way involves the same preparation and materials; the chosen animal [ for plastic zoo & farm assortments try amazon ], a drill and some paint [ They look great painted black, white or gold btw ].
Below are a couple of tutorials to follow.
[ Tiger, Bulldog and Zebra pictured are all from johnlewis.com ]
home: made [ gold projects ]
With gold being one of this season’s on-trend colours, how about four easy, home projects to bring a little of this uplifting colour into your home.
Dulux have come up with these great, simple DIYs. Produce either a gold enhanced table, tray, plant pot or frame!
Plus if you’re feeling extra creative the table and tray ideas can be taken even further – design more elaborate patterns (go geometric or stripy) or add in an additional complimentary colour like lemon, copper or grey.