home: made [ paper wreath ]

home: made [ paper wreath ]

Looking for some last minute Christmas decorations? Or do you have a spare wall space that needs filling for the day. Then fear not as we have found these gorgeous paper wreaths, which you can customise to suite your space.

A little bit of time is neeeded, but they are well worth it and will keep till next year.

Choose your colour and size for the perfect addition this Christmas!

Follow the tutorial at we-are-scout.com

home: event [ wrapping paper printing ]

home: event [ wrapping paper printing ]

Learn to create your own wrapping paper designs and bring a unique edge to your Christmas gifts this year.

This Christmas Wrapping Paper Workshop with Hato Press is on Wednesday 11th December.

£45.00

They say;

Learn about riso-printing, mark-making and collage techniques
Take home 10 sheets of Riso printed wrapping paper of your own design
Complimentary mulled wine and mince pies included
 

The festive season is nearly upon us, and with it comes the unavoidable seasonal insanity; Christmas CDs on loop, bearded men inviting you to sit on their knee, unnecessary amounts of tinsel, and industrial presses methodically churning out packs of generic greetings cards. Not at Hato HQ. We’re encouraging you to get personal this yuletide with some creative wrapping paper making to share with  your nearest and dearest. Using a mixture of collage and mark-making techniques, you will create 10 sheets of A3 wrapping paper, printed in 2 colours on our risograph printers.

home: nice price [ table lamp ]

home: nice price [ table lamp ]

If you are looking for well priced, on trend lighting then you should consider Maison Du Monde.

We spotted this great little paper & metal table lamp, which we think can work in any room, especially in the corner of a living room as a secondary light.

The shape and design gives off a gentle glow with a pattern created from the paper strips.

Available now from maisonsdumonde.com [ £33 ]

home: trend [ bold wallpaper ]

home: trend [ bold wallpaper ]

Be bold and embrace the beauty of wallpapers that have strong large prints of flowers, shapes and geometric designs.

There are different ways to style the trend and you can choose to be more maximalist or have a clean, minimal style.

To go for a bold look, maximise the clashing strong designs; use various flower prints, various illustrative prints or shape designs to layer up a rich look. Look for sofas, armchairs, soft furnishings that the patterns sit together by colour but have variance in size and design.

Alternatively opt to just have the bold impact of the wallpaper and have far simpler plain accessories and furniture. Pull out a few colours from the wallpaper to have block colours for the sofa and chair or bed linen. Metallic highlights in chair or bed frames, homeware pieces, framed artwork or ceramics can be very effective to add dimension to the room.

You can also create more depth to a room by pulling one colour from the wall paper to use as a solid paint colour on the other walls. Think about papering the largest wall, most likely where the sofa goes, for a more modern look; instead of the more traditional ‘feature wall’ idea of the wall with the chimney breast and fireplace.

Main Picture guide

Upper

Naken / Ellie Cashman Design / Jane Clayton £47.20

Middle

Jane Clayton £99.20 / World of Wallpaper from £11.99 / Graham Brown from £50

Lower

Graham Brown from £40 / Murals Wallpaper from £36 / Murals Wallpaper from £36

home: made [ wall art ]

home: made [ wall art ]

We love having wall art in our homes, creating focal points and bringing colour and pattern into a room.

If you are feeling creative and want to save a few pounds then why not try making your own.

Burkatron.com has a fab tutorial showing you how to do just that, using a handful of items. Make your modern art as simple or complex as you like, and use the colours you love.

Head to burkatron.com for all the details.

home: event [ paper cutting workshop ]

home: event [ paper cutting workshop ]

With this workshop you will learn the craft and techniques of paper cutting, creating your own designs to take home.

Kip Perdue of Kartegraphik will lead you through the intriguing world of making art from just a single sheet of paper with only a scalpel. Over two hours you’ll learn a variety of techniques and skills to approaching a paper cutting

Different dates available [ £30 ]

Get your tickets through obby.co.uk

home: nice price [ affordable art ]

home: nice price [ affordable art ]

So you’ll need to buy a frame but finding a cool piece of art work for just a fiver is an incredible find. Hunting through the new home products at House of Fraser we find this gorgeous wrapping paper (3 metres for £5) that is so perfect it needs to be framed. Make a statement – find a great big frame (try the largest size in Ribba frame from Ikea or head to Desenio and pick one of their skinny profile frames) and cut the paper to size.

The pattern, the colour – it’s all on trend and would be perfect as a focus piece of art in a lounge or bedroom.

To ensure the paper stays smooth and flat, hunt out your local picture framers and ask them to ‘dry mount’ the paper to a board (this can cost around £20 for a 60×80 size piece)

home: found this [ paper pots ]

home: found this [ paper pots ]

Over the last couple of years a new trend has taken over when it comes to bringing plants into the home. Among the usual ceramic pots to put them in, baskets and boxes have grown in popularity as well as paper pots. We have spotted these gorgeous versions from Oohh at Room365. Part of their new collection these pots are 100% waterproof, made from recycled paper.

‘Danish in design and inspired by nature and the environment these fairtrade, handmade pots have a truly unique edge to them’

[ from £7 ]

room365.co.uk 

home: made [ magazine files ] 

home: made [ magazine files ] 

It’s great to find easy DIY projects that are both affordable but also effective. 

Transform magazine files with paper or fabric to allow them to match your interiors perfectly. 

Make your own base file from thick cardboard or head to IKEA, WHSmiths, Tiger or similar to get hold of plain files ready to cover yourself at home. 

On trend fabrics or papers with geometric, metallic or other modern pattern designs, would work perfectly but explore stores like FabricRehab for gorgeous quirky fabric designs. You could head to your local charity shop or carboot and pick up shirts, pillow cases or duvet covers to get patterned fabric cheap which you could use or if you’d rather use paper head to the highstreet for a huge array of patterned wrapping paper ideal to use for covering. We love Tiger for their cool Scandi patterned papers for £1 a roll or the every expanding stationery department at IKEA is full of great papers too at bargain prices. 

We found tutorials to help your DIY at HelloAerie and CreativeInChicago.

And when your taste or interiors change you can easily update the covering to match!