2766 posts tagged diy
Midcentury modern is my favourite style of furniture. It fits in perfectly with my little house, and it looks great to boot. I like the idea of making my own as I find that side tables are usually too short for my sofas - I have very high arms, which makes grabbing for coffee a risky action! I think this would look fab with ‘dipped’ legs - maybe white or hot pink?!
You might think this is a little strange but I am totally in love with these paper mache cacti! There’s something a bit quirky and fun about them. And paper mache is super fun to do - it’s messy, creative and completely customisable. So if you want the look of a cactus without the pain of thorns, then click through for the project!
I can’t believe it’s almost the end of Winter! And with the end of Winter comes that weird in-between weather where it’s too hot for a jumper and too cold for a tshirt. Wraps are the best thing to keep in your bag - and these fringed kimonos are super pretty, easy to make and no sewing is involved! You can go and buy your fabric and coordinating fringe from the craft store, or you can head on over to Wander & Hunt and buy yourself a kit.
Does anyone else love collecting vintage china? I have picked up this dangerous habit from my mother, who has an amazing collection of chintz Winton & other pieces she has collected. She also has a knack of finding gorgeous embroidered tablecloths. I might have knicked a couple of them! Though I have some plates that I adore and would not alter in any way, there are a few that could do with a bit of an update. I love these pieces inspired by Melody Rose. They’re still vintage and pretty but with a bit of a modern edge. Keep in mind that most waterslide paper is not to be washed or eaten off of (though there are some types of paper that you bake in the oven that you can then eat off of and wash, but check before you do!). Check out Free Pretty Things For You for free vintage pics to decorate your china!
These might be the most stylish, pretty gym shorts I’ve ever seen! That might have something to do with the fabrics - lovely chambray in indigo and gorgeous Liberty of London cotton in Tana Lawn. Sigh, to have the funds to buy as much Liberty of London fabric that I want! This is probably a sewing project for those of you who have had some experience - but if you’re up for a challenge, you’ll learn some great skills on the way!
One of my favourite things about visiting the Museum was the gum ball machine in the shop - except it didn’t give out gumballs, it gave out crystals! I’ve always had a love of crystals, gems, minerals and all those beautiful things that nature has created. So this DIY immediately caught my eye - and then I saw the part that said ‘no tools required’ and I was hooked! There are lots of shops on etsy selling crystals. My favourites are amethyst, pink druzy and carnelian. Layer them up or wear a single pendant on a long chain.
There’s something cosy and comforting about a hammock. But a lot of us don’t have the space for them - which makes one inside the perfect solution! It’s the perfect place to sit and read a book or just chill out and watch the world go by. Just make sure you know how to hang it (or get someone who does to hang it for you)
I love all of Lia Griffith’s paper crafts - that woman is a paper genius! You can make the selection of paper succulents into this pretty wreath, or try any of the other projects here.(I also like the succulents in the wooden box!)
What a perfect pair of earrings for breezy Summer days! A simple pair of hoops with custom made tassels. If you’re in the States you can purchase a kit from For The Makers that comes with all you need to make these beauties, but you should be able to find everything you need to create your own from the craft store.
I know I post a lot of wall hangings but I think they’re a great temporary way of adding colour and texture to your wall. This one is a perfect example of both! It looks difficult but if you can cut out circles you can make this, I promise. Wouldn’t this be great for a wedding too? Maybe on a larger scale as a backdrop - gorgeous!
The one piece of clothing that I get the most comments on is my cardigan with heart patches. For some reason those patches are adored by all and sundry! I have to admit, I love them too - they add a bit of fun to an otherwise plain grey cardigan. So now I’ve got the patch fever, I have been thinking about what other designs I could do when i came across this DIY - I honestly wouldn’t have thought of ice creams! These patches are made with a Cricut machine and special iron on fabric, but you can get the same effect with applique. So cute and sure to get you compliments!
There’s nothing like a really nice bathrobe to feel a bit spoilt after a relaxing bath or shower! But it can be hard finding one that suits you. Some are a little too short, some are in a dodgy fabric, some are just too thick and heavy for Summer use. Making your own means you can choose your style and fabric. Lana has made hers in a lightweight jersey which is perfect for Summer and nice and stretchy (which equals comfy!)
Ooh la la! Does your couch or bed need a bit of a girly touch? How about a little French style with this incredibly sweet Madam Cushion? All you need is a plain pillow, a steady hand and some sparkly sequins. Tres chic!
I’m totally in love with this necklace. A little bit arty, a little bit vintage, and very, very unique. You can guarantee no one will have one exactly like yours! Plus you can make yours even more unique by what you add to it - beads, string, leather. A very on-trend piece that’s perfect to add a bit of boho to any outfit!
Some expensive designer pieces are just perfect for creating yourself - and this scarf dress is a prime example! Made using just three scarves and some leather thonging, if you’re skilled with your sewing machine you should be able to whip this up quickly. Though the directions aren’t detailed, you should be able to work out where you need to attach your scarves. It might be handy to get a friend to help you pin your scarves or use a dress form in your measurements to work out where you need to stitch and place your straps.