home: made [ printing on ceramics ]
Sometimes you wish you could have a specific design on a particular item but not sure how to achieve it.
If we take a ceramic tumbler or pot for example, we have seen in the past how creative you can be with a Sharpie pen or washi tape. Today we share another way to get a sharp precise finish using printed graphics on decal paper.
This extremely simple diy project allows you to create any design you like and then transfer to ceramics.
Head to homeyohmy.com to get the details
home: made [ magazine rack ]
A magazine rack is such a useful piece of homeware so create your own, which can be personal to your style, suit your room with colour or design, and be unique, with any one of the handy DIY tutorials available online. We’ve rounded up our favourite three sites with a huge range of projects to follow;
home: made [ staircases ]
Time to get creative with your staircase. Across the internet there are so many creative ideas for designing unique looks for a staircase.
From blending colours upwards, stair by stair; using favourite Pantone colours on each tread; mixing treated real wood with a shade that suits your home; using a graphic inspiration quirky design across the stairs.
Have a peak at ;
home: made [ dog bed ]
Not to forget our most important furry members of the family, we need to think about creating the perfect home for them too. We’ve hunted down some great DIY dog beds from some of our favourite blogs.
Modern Dog Magazine
home: made [ outdoor rugs ]
There’s a whiff of Spring in the air, if you aren’t still trudging over snow, so it’s definitely a good time for projects that create great pieces for the garden. Anything to help make that perfect outdoor living area to enjoy in the warmer months.
We found two great outdoor rug DIYs from two of our favourite creative maker blogs – A Beautiful Mess and Apartmenttherapy .
The first from ABM is a great, fun project, weaving your own rug from scrap fabric and finishing with a protective spray.
The second from ApartmentTherapy is a stylish idea to make an outdoor rug with waterproof fabric and then create a design on it waterproof acrylic paint.
home: event [ upholstery ]
We love what The Good Life Centre offer in their ranges of creative course. This year has an abundance of upholstery courses, so if you fancy creating something for your home, have a chair that you’ve been ‘meaning on covering’ for years, want to learn a new skill or simply love to get creative – have a browse of the courses available throughout the year. A mix of courses, different lengths, anything from a one day course to a one year course.
Book now to avoid missing out
The Goodlife Centre
49/55 Great Guildford Street
home: made [ head boards ]
If you’re looking for a new creative project and want something unique for your bedroom then try a unique idea for the head board.
Hunting across the internet we found four great ideas for making your own head board.
We love the idea of using open books together – making the perfect bedtime reading spot. Create a beautiful tactile design with tied ribbons in a soft hue strung across above the bed. An easy but effective idea is to create a padded head board* using just squares of wood, squares of foam, squares of your chosen fabric and a staple gun! And lastly stencilling or printing a design directly in the place of a headboard is effective as well as being easy to change when you think of a different idea or want to change the look if your bedroom.
*for a great tutorial on making a padded head board visit CaliforniaHomeDesign