home: made [ diy resin coasters ]

home: made [ diy resin coasters ]

Head to our favourite A Beautiful Mess blog for another great home diy project. Today our pick is a tutorial to make alcohol ink patterned resin coasters.

It’s a great easy project with wonderful unique results. The materials are easy to get hold of and it would be a simple effective way to produce lots of great little gifts (for teachers gifts, stocking fillers, house warming presents) or to create something unique for your own home.

Colours can be adapted according to taste and style. We love the idea of using a metallic ink like this gold one from Jackson’s , but plenty of internet based stores offer a variety of colours and pack sizes. You will also need an Epoxy Resin and Hardener Kit, gloves and a resin coaster mould.

home: made [ macrame ]

home: made [ macrame ]

Needing a new project for January? Need to fill those long hours of lockdown with a project? Or just fancy making something personal for your home or for a gift?

Learning macrame can be therapeutic, enjoyable and result in a new skill.

We found some great tools to help you on your journey.

My French Twist is great for teaching the basics to start you off on your making – snd of of course, with a French twist.

The Spruce Crafts help you to master the seven basic knots to master macrame.

We love this beautiful inspirational Macrame book from Wish at just £14.

And for modern approach the Emily Katz book available from Amazon is great. It’s the ultimate guide, bursting at the seams with ideas to create items for the home.

home: made [ clocks ]

home: made [ clocks ]

It’s nice to have a little project for January, for the new year (…for lockdown) and to create something personal for the home.

Designing and creating your own clock is simple and then you can personalise this piece of homeware to the colours and style of your own interior.

You can pick up clock blank faces with the mechanism from eBay, Amazon, and craft shops like HobbyCraft .

We’ve collated lots of great designs but you simply need paint and masking tape and you’re ready to go.

We love TheSpruceCrafts tutorial.

home: made [ napkin rings ]

home: made [ napkin rings ]

To long til the big day and if there’s no spare time to make or buy materials to create some stylish personal napkin rings then maybe these ideas will help.

We’ve scoured the internet for ideas that can be created with bits you’ll have around the house or could forage from the local area plus they don’t take long to make.

All ideas use bits of string, paper, ribbon, snippets of leaves and twigs, scraps of fabric and even beads from an old necklace.

Try;

Tasty Matters and Food52 for ideas.

home: found this [ house shelf ]

home: found this [ house shelf ]

Found this great little house shelving unit in Hobbycraft. Such a fun feature for a room to keep all your collected trinkets in or tiny toys and figures in a kids room.

It would be great left in simple plain wood but there would be lots of decorative ideas and projects that could work.

Staining the wood to and alternative colour could make it sit well against other woods in the room. It would work well painted – a dark tone to make items pop, the colour of a wall to blend it in or pick a highlight colour from other accessories already in the room or pull a colour from the wall paper or patterned textiles.

In a kids room in could become a mini dolls home with different colours all over, maybe patterns papers on each back wall and decorating it could even be a great project for the whole family.

Hobbycraft would be full of all the things you’d need to start but also tester pots from DIY stores would give a perfect range of colours to choose from.

home: made [ pen holders ]

home: made [ pen holders ]

With her gorgeous home and constant inspirational DIY updates in her house as well as projects on her blog, we love the modern creativity of Grillo Designs.

Explore her blog and Instagram feed for all the back catalogue of super DIYs and collaborations.

Our pick today is a simple but very effective project to make pen holders, from the Grillo Designs blog.

In a climate where more and more of us are working from home, it’s become important to create efficient, beautiful and productive working zones in our houses. Little details, like pen pots, can make easy and affordable difference to lift the look of the work area.

home: made [ printing ]

home: made [ printing ]

We love these collated design ideas for printing with potatoes from fun-stuff-to-do-with-kids.com that show a variety of great ways to carve a potato to produce some really modern stylish print designs.

This certainly isn’t just for kids but a great DIY to do together with great results.

Simply use fabric paint to print on fabric and you can create unique patterned fabrics to turn into cushion covers, table clothes, bedding, napkins… the opportunities are endless.

home: made [ propagation planter ]

home: made [ propagation planter ]

This really cute DIY project will get you excited about propagating your own plants and watching them grow.

Using plywood and test tubes you can create these modern planters. Cut out your own design and make them individual to you.

For the full tutorial head to vintagerevivals.com