home: made [ plate design ]

home: made [ plate design ]

Continuing our love of use of a Sharpie marker pen – we found an array of ideas from Ideas.com to get creative with patterns and wording on plates.

This would be great for Christmas place settings to use festive imagery as inspiration, words like ‘Noel’, ‘twinkle twinkle’ or other Christmassy wording or even personalise each plate for each place setting with a name or phrase…

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home: made [ belted mirror ]

home: made [ belted mirror ]

Across the high street in homeware stores are mirrors with belts as a frame surround, with buckle, to create an industrial modern look.

We love the clever but simple tutorial from School Of Decorating to make your own DIY better frame mirror.

It is made with just a few simple materials including a belt and a mirror picked up cheaply off the high street.

home: event [ Pompom wreath making ]

home: event [ pompom wreath making ]

Feeling festive ? And want to get creative for your Christmas decorations? Head to West Elm and book up for one of their Pompom wreath making classes and create something unique and personal to hang on your front door !

home: made [ headboard ]

home: made [ headboard ]

It may just be part of your bed, but the headboard has the opportunity to stand out creating a focal point and lift the room. It can also be as functional as it is attractive.

With various options, why not try making / adapting your own. We have found some tutorials to inspire you and guide you to creating your perfect headboard.

Plywood headboard / burkatron.com

Padded headboard / by stylebyemilyhenderson.com

experthometips.com

apartmenttherapy.com

home: made [ concrete candle holders ]

home: made [ concrete candle holders ]

With concrete still such a strong trend, it’s great to be able to make a DIY piece of concrete homeware.

We love this DIY from Design Mom which shows you simply how to create beautiful concrete candle holders.

Simple, effective and wonderful to make as gifts!

home: made [ ladder shelving ]

home: made [ ladder shelving ]

So much great creativity and ideas from DIY Enthusiasts to making shelving from a simple ladder. So many tutorials brought together.

Find the one that works for you and your needs whether it’s a free standing unit, wall shelving or something suspended from the ceiling.

All these ideas from a ladder. A ladder which can be picked up cheap from a DIY store, or search EBay for a bargain or even hunt down a vintage one from a flea market.

home: event [ Happy Houseplants Workshop ]

home: event [ Happy Houseplants Workshop ]

This is the perfect workshop, if like us you end up killing all your houseplants. Learn the techniques and ways of caring for them at Botany, London.

‘We will cover the history of houseplants, what will thrive best in which situation and what might be going wrong with your plants. Learn about different light and water requirements, how and when to pot on and finally we will then guide you through how to propagate different sorts of plants’

Head to botanyshop.co.uk for tickets [ £45 ]