1891 posts tagged crafts
The other day I featured a project on how to make your own air dry clay - well here is a project to use that air dry clay! What a cute tray, perfect for holding your jewels and make you smile first thing in the morning. This would also be really cute as a wall decoration for a kids room!
There are so many different chalkboard products out there right now… wall stickers, blackboard painted crockery, furniture… but if black isn’t your deal, you can make your own paint in any colour and paint every surface in your house!
I’m starting to see these hanging planters everywhere at the moment, but they’re mostly in neon colours. Not that I have anything against neon, but it doesn’t really fit in with my decor! I really love these hangers - soft and pastel and pretty. The cups are called ‘bleached bell cups’, dyed with kool aid and the plants are air plants - etsy has a great selection of air plants.
I super love this garland! It’s soft, sweet and so easy to make. But it’s going to take a while to create something similar to the one pictured - 1000 filters! Wow. This would be gorgeous as a backdrop for a wedding, but I would love to hang this in my bedroom (but I’d make it in blues & greens). Time to get started on it now!
Air Dry Clay or Cold Porcelain is so fun to use - like playdough but it air dries hard. I was a bit dubious of how easy it was to make but all you need is glue, cornstarch, lemon juice and baby oil… and a microwave! You can dye it any colour you want, which means you’re going to save money on buying lots of different colours. Have a look back through the archive for lots of projects you can create with your new DIY dough!
I’ve been thinking about getting a new bedside table but there are quite a few things to take into account - a cat will inevitably jump up on it, i have to be able to store a bevy of magazines in it, my bedside table lamp is incredibly heavy and….I want it to look nice! So when I saw this DIY I was so excited, because not only is it a practical table, but it’s really pretty! Oh and not too hard to create (a bonus when it comes to projects like this)
Washi tape is taking over the world! Not that I’m complaining. I absolutely love that washi taped keyboard (though if you’re not a touch-typer, covering letters may be difficult for you!). Click through for the other crafts and washi up your worskspace!
Take a plain jumper and make it sparkly and fun with a little bit of sequin trim! I like ‘meow’ but you can choose whatever you want to write, or you could make a shape - star, heart, etc. So easy to create but so fun!
I’ve posted pegboard projects before for craft storage/organisation/inspiration board, but none of them were as pretty as this one! Pegboard is just like a giant aida cloth, so all you have to do is pick your favourite cross stitch pattern and paint away!
How sweet are these?! And so easy to create, which is even better! Perfect for a birthday party or an Easter lunch, the base is made from pre-made cookie dough and is filled with chocolate ganache and topped with oreos. So not ony are they pretty but tasty sounding too!
Now I am grown and have the value of hindsight, I really wish I had paid more attention in Tech Studies! I actually remember thinking ‘I’m never going to need to know how to build a birdhouse when I’m an adult, this is a waste’. But I think that even though I failed at the birdhouse, I still think I could make this shelf system. If you’re like me and not great with the whole sawing wood thing, get your pieces cut to size first before you attempt this! There are so many places that this would come in handy - the bathroom, office, lounge room - any room really!
I always try to feature short hair tutorials but sometimes they’re hard to come by. That’s why I like this ‘hair jewelry’ - you can wear this on short hair as well as long - the two flowers are attached to bobby pins. This is so customisable, and you could even wear these as a cardigan clip!
How sweet are these critter egg holders?! Not only are they free to download, you can also customise the names at the bottom so you can use these as place holders (or as Lia suggests, finger puppets!)
Whenever I’m out and about and really need a pen and piece of paper to write on, I can gaurantee that I will have a pen… but no paper. I used to carry post-its but they dissapeared, and they’re not great for keeping notes permanently! Not only are these notebooks pretty, but so practical - a great alternative to post its! Go on over to DIY and download the set - keep one for yourself and give the others away (or keep them for yourself, I’m sure you’ll find a use for them!)
If you celebrate Easter in your family but don’t want to overload the little ones with chocolate, these twist tie bunny ears are a great gift that is super easy to make! In the same style as the retro twist head ties that I’m seeing everywhere these ears in pink & white have a piece of wire inserted inside so you can fashion them in to a pair of big bunny ears. So fun and great for girls and boys!