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.
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.
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.
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.