home: made [ woven basket ]

home: made [ woven basket ]

A wonderful tutorial from Design Sponge to make handy baskets to use around the home.

This simple how-two uses just basket cane and a few tools. Follow the simple directions and create any size storage to use for fruit, toys, toiletries… all kinds of home products.

home: made [ circular shelf ]

home: made [ circular shelf ]

Here’s a great tutorial guide to create a modern circular hanging shelving unit with just a few materials and basic tools.

It makes a great display area for quirky pieces, would work well in a bathroom, lounge or really lovely in a nursery with some chosen special baby ornaments or photos.

This easy DIY is from Decoist.com

home: made [ wood paneling ]

home: made [ wood paneling ]

We are seeing a lot of feature walls in homes that are incorporating wood paneling and battening.

Using strips if wood on your wall allows you to create geometric shapes and brings interest to an otherwise flat wall.

Keep it traditional, or try something modern like this tutorial from lovecreatecelebrate.com. Painting everything one colour also adds extra style.

With some basics tools and materials you too can make your own wood accent wall.

home: made [ pottery kit ]

home: made [ pottery kit ]

Ready for another creative project at home? We love this pottery kit from Sculpd. It’s ample set with enough for two people to get stuck in to a good bit of creating pottery at home.

They say;

A Sculpd Pottery Kit contains everything you’ll need to sculpt, carve, paint and seal your own pinch pots, succulent plant pots, trinket dishes, vases, candle holders, sculptures, wall hangings, coasters, pendants and everything in between.

Every kit contains enough clay for two people. You can create 4 or more pinch pots or 2 larger plant pots with plenty left over for the finishing touches.

What’s in the kit?

2 Packs Premium Air-Dry Clay

Step-By-Step Beginners Pottery Guide

Pottery Carving, Shaping and Cutting Tools & Tool Bag

White Acrylic Paint

Glossy Varnish / Sealant

2 Paintbrushes

– Sponge for Smoothing

We use a premium air-drying clay that is soft, supple, easy to manipulate and dries a lovely light grey colour with a smooth surface making it a joy to paint on. We’ve tested every air-dry clay we could get our fingers into, and this clay is hands down the best.

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.