home: made [ Christmas wrapping paper ]

home: made [ Christmas wrapping paper ]

If you want to get creative and have a unique look under the Christmas tree this year, why not design, create and make your own wrapping paper?

Exploring online we found so many super ideas to inspire you to get creative.

Head to ;

HuffPost

Masshable

and

Buzzfeed

for numerous ideas and tutorials for making your Christmas gifts look extra special, unique and personal.

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home: made [ Halloween wreaths ] 

home: made [ Halloween wreaths ] 

Not content with just having something creative and beautiful adorn your door at Christmas, why not also look to getting creative for Halloween. 

With different levels of complexity, there’s a plethora of tutorials across the internet for Halloween DIY wreaths. 

Country Living has pulled together 35 of the best diy wreaths (see main image) giving you great inspiration – and the tutorials to follow. Whether it’s something ghoulish and fun or more stylish and autumnal there’s designs to suit everyone. 

We also love the explosion of colours and textures from the fun wreath diy from TheWreathDepot (top right main image) 

home: made [ diy marbling ceramics ] 

home: made [ diy marbling ceramics ] 

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. 

Credit for images / tutorial links : 

The Sweetest Occasion 

House of Hipsters

Simple Most  

Alana Jones – Mann 

home: event [ interiors styling workshop ] 

home: event [ interiors styling workshop ]

A definite must-do workshop for advice and guidance for new interior stylists and people wanting expert teaching on professional styling. Great for individuals or small businesses looking to improve their visual presence, store or space design or learn ways to style and present homes and interiors in everyday work or even personal spaces. 

Book your place on this workshop on Wednesday 23 August at the Future + Found store in London. 

225A Brecknock Road, London N19 5AA

6pm – 8pm 

WORKSHOP DETAILS; 

An interior styling workshop covering editorial and commercial styling. Discovering the real life workings of one of the UKs most successful contemporary interior stylists. Learning about differnet project types, you will begin to understand the stages from initial brief, research, design, and sourcing through to final concept. An outline of types of styling will be examined through out the workshop: permanent design / decoration, non permanent space such as a trade show, and editorial shoots in a magazine. 

Despina Curtis is an experienced Interior Stylist, Art Director and Spacial Designer who has worked in the interiors and design industry for over 10 years. Despina started her career as Style Editor of Elle Decoration UK before moving onto Wallpaper* magazine as Deputy Interiors Editor. Other editorial titles Despina has worked on are The Guardian and Observer magazines, Surface, Vanity Fair, Esquire and PORT. She is a contributing editor of Living Corriere magazine in Milan.

Includes wine & refreshments.


www.futureandfound.com



home: made [ clocks ] 

home: made [ clocks ] 

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. 

Credit : Shelterness

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. 

Research great ideas at ArchitectureArtDesigns.com  
Photo credits : Pinterest 

home: made [ lampshade plant stand ]

home: made [ lampshade plant stand ]

This is probably the most simple project we have featured. There are only three steps to create this cool plant stand, made from the wire frame of a lampshade.

Step one: Choose the shade size you want [ make sure the frame connects at the top and bottom ]. Pick one with an interesting shape and perhaps choose a few in different sizes.

Step two: Remove the fabric shade & cut off any excess parts you don’t need using wire cutters.

Step three: Spray the frame whatever colour you like and then ta da…its done!

We think these plant stands look best in black or white for a monochrome finish. But of course the choice is yours.

For full tutorials head to:

themerrythought.com 

harlowandthistle.com 

home: made [ dream catcher ] 

home: made [ dream catcher ] 

 Beautiful, organic and made by your fair hand, Hey Lets Make Stuff have brought together the best selection of diy dream catcher tutorials. Beautiful examples of designs and styles you can try making. 

Autumnal dream catcher by MapTote
Dream catchers are a beautiful home accessory for any room. Choose colours accordingly and a style easy or hard to suit your ability. 

This Gypsy Soul Dreamcatcher is from Shae from Safflower Designs for Pattern Revolution

HeyLetsMakeStuff.com 

Credit (featured image) : Envato