250 posts tagged home diys
I was so excited about this project - I love the chalk paint look and I love mason jars, so perfect match! But before I share DIYs I always like to look in to the cost of the materials involved. I don’t see the point in DIYins something if it’s going to cost you much, much more than buying it already made. Hoo boy, chalk paint is expensive! I was shocked. But I still love the look so I did some research on chalk paint recipes, and found this great piece by Salvaged Inspirations. Now I’m going to purchase myself some calcium carbonate and make up my own chalk paint to make some of these pretty jars (and I have a couple of chairs I’m thinking of painting too!). These jars are not only pretty, but think of all the uses you can use them for - not just decoration on their own, but perfect for holding a posy of flowers, giving as gifts or storing your pens and pencils in!
Back in the day, the only way you could decorate the walls of your rented space was with blu tac and posters. If you were lucky, your landlord might let you put a couple of hooks in the walls for framed prints. These days, there are so many options to decorate your space with temporarily that the possibilities are endless! 3M removable hooks, vinyl wall stickers, removable wall paper and yes - washi tape! With a bit of creativity you can create amazing patterns on your walls that you can pull down when you’re bored (or moving) and try again. Click through for Brit + Co’s DiY and get inspired!
Though I was/am born and bred in SA, Australia, I have traveled more in the US of A than Australia! The only time I’ve been to Sydney or Melbourne is to visit their airports. But in America… I’ve lived in upstate New York, and just outside of Philadelphia. I’ve been to Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington DC,..and a few more I can’t remember right now! As soon as I saw this map i knew I would make it straight away - what a gorgeous way to remember all those places you’ve been! Of course, if you haven’t been to America, you can always draw a map of your country (or even the world if you’re a well heeled traveller!) Cheryl has some alternative banners too. Go download yours and get to tracking your travels!
I love these curtains. They are so fresh, colourful and upbeat - and work so beautifully with that bronze table (want!). I’ve been looking for new curtains in my lounge room - my very faded pink damask pair that I made from some upholstery fabric are on their last legs. What’s great about this tutorial is that you can make your ‘watercolour’ with any colours you want - pick out a few colours in your decor and get to swirling!
There’s nothing I like more than browsing $2 shops. My favourite things are the ‘cheap’ versions of crafty items like washi tape, cabochons, etc. On a trip to find motor oil I came across bundles of rope for $2 (bargain) and purchased a few bundles - and then came across this project! Serendipitous! I’ve been looking for some cool coasters for my coffee table but haven’t been able to find anything I loved, but these are perfect. I plan on making these with yellow neon string to match my pillows - if you’re going to make them, you could even make larger versions for placemats!
One of the things I love about my house is the fireplace in the lounge room. Though I don’t use it for it’s intended purpose (mainly because a) I hate cleaning fireplaces and b) I hate chopping wood) it’s a nice feature. Well, it is now I’ve painted the ugly orange bricks white! But it feels a bit empty without anything in it, and in Winter it brings a horrible cold wind. Stacking wood in there is one option but it also brings bugs and dust. I am absolutely in love with this ‘faux stacked log’ design - and it’s so easy to make! It will block out those cold winds and add a special touch to my favourite part of the room.
Aren’t these gorgeous?! And seriously, the process is so easy to follow, you’re going to have a stack of these bowls in no time. What to do with all your bowls? Keep them on your bedside table or near your front door for your keys/jewels/watch. Put it in your bathroom with some pretty soaps in it or just use them as decoration anywhere in your house. Plus this would make a really lovely gift - you should be able to get a few bowls from a packet of clay, meaning you’ve got a cheap gift that looks a million bucks!
It shocks me how expensive throw pillows can be, even without the insert! Especially when it’s so easy to create the same look with a few different supplies. I really love the third pillow and it’s painterly black spots (also those fans on the wall!). Click through for all the instructions to make all 3.
If your fridge magnets consist of free ones from the local take away or broken flower pots, then maybe it’s time for an upgrade! Make a bunch of these hexagon magnets to decorate your fridge in bright fun colours. Then have fun decorating your fridge - make a pretty mosaic or go random. I can’t wait to get some clay and make these for myself!
This pillow is so fun - like a bright rainbow for your couch! Even better the triangles are made from soft and warm wool felt. This is a great sewing project for beginners as it’s just sewing straight lines. But it still has a lovely professional look. If you’re not into rainbows, go for tonal colours or neon brights.
Do you love your state? I have to admit, I have seen a bit of the world and I’ll always love South Australia! Where else can you be hiking through the hills in the morning, shopping in the city at awesome bars at lunch, and enjoying dinner next to the ocean all in one day?! I love my state! If you love your state as much as me, show the world with this multi-coloured embroidery. Just Google your state and follow the directions to make your own stately masterpiece!
If I thought I could make a living off of it, I would have a shop that just sold trim. Pom poms, ribbons, cord, tassels… sigh. How fun would that be!? If you love trim as much as me, you’ll go gaga over this super simple throw. It’s so simple to create - all you need is a throw, trim and fabric glue. Wouldn’t this make an amazing house warming gift? Choose colours that match your giftee’s house and don’t forget to mention you made it yourself!
I’m on a garland kick - i can’t get enough of them! They are such an easy and fun way to decorate any space. This tassel garland is perfect for a little one’s room - pick out your colours from the tons available in your local craft store (even neon, metallics & multicoloured floss!) and follow the directions to make your own.
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!