Try out marbling to create beautiful, unique homeware for your home or for gifts. We’ve rounded up our favourite tutorials to guide you through the process in a simple,straightforward way.
You don’t need to spend much and you may have most products in your home already. How simple that you can use nail varnish to create amazing patterns on mugs or bowls?! Nail varnish is a cheap way to get incredible colours to work with.
It could be using any random item, incorporating treasured possessions or even using a simple base then getting creative with paint, fabrics or other materials – but with clock mechanisms so easy to get hold of, it’s easy to turn anything into an object which shows the time.
Pick up great clock mechanisms from Amazon, HobbyCraft, and Ebay. Search for unusual items with flat centres to turn into suitable clock bases – plates, records, cork, baskets, or get something cut to size. Or ensure the mechanism is aesthetically pleasing on its own and use interesting items to create the clock face – photos, figures, colours, string, simple dots… vary materials, or match to current interiors, or use off cuts of wood, tile or metal from other projects.
We love DIY art as it’s personal and unique to home. You can adjust colours to your interior, use letters, names or words to personalise or simple enjoy using your own creativity and have fun.
Brit + Co blog have excelled in curating a fantastic collection of links to so many incredible projects and ideas. There’s so many to choose from with varying levels of difficulty. Many just involving materials you may have lying around the house – paint (tester pots are very useful), masking tape, coloured paper, sequins, old books, all sorts!
Have a browse through their blog and find the right tutorial for you!
If you are looking for a new way of framing posters and prints how about trying these attractive hanging frames. With a simple wooden edge at the top and bottom you will only need 4 strips of wood. This make is so adaptable to any size poster you have and you can paint or stain the wood to fit in with your space. You can also personlise your frames with the hanging element, use string, leather or chain, the choice is yours.
Here we have 3 great tutorials with different finishes to this fun & easy diy project.
We love to scour great creative blogs to bring to you inspiring diy projects for the home. Here’s a pick of some of our favourites for you to explore. Subscribe and get a regular dose of ideas, projects and inspiration.
YOUNG HOUSE LOVE // a talented duo (and couple) with a background of house renovating, book writing and living with a family; their blog has endless diy projects to try.
THE PAINTED HIVE // budget friendly and stylish diy projects by this clever, creative wife and mother
ALL THINGS THRIFTY // Huge collection of diy projects from this mega blog, for every part of the home and lifestyle.
THE DESIGN CONFIDENTIAL // slick stylish and well written blog with styling, interior design and lifestyle inspiration and guidance.
It’s May and the sun is beginning to make more and more appearances, so it’s definitely time to think about brightening up and bringing a new look to the garden. Think about current trends or colours that you’d like to incorporate into the garden and then you just need the paint and pots.
Decorating cheap plastic or ceramic pots is an easy way to update the garden time and time again.
Head to diy or craft stores for paint or spray suitable for outdoor use and explore Pinterest for pattern or colour ideas.
High street stores including Wilkos and any of the pound stores are great for getting basic plain pots and planters. For a better finish ensure cleaning the pots and a light sanding if old and tarnished to create the perfect base to design on. Set yourself up with outdoor primer, exterior sprays or paints and use a exterior varnish or lacquer to ensure a long lasting finish. Use masking tape or stencils to create modern designs with geometric influence, typography or embrace the popular dip/drop styles. And if you make a mistake it can simply be painted over.