218 posts tagged home diys
One day I will have a big, beautiful house with something I’ve always wanted… a foyer! I always get jealous when I see people with beautiful entrance rooms with big comfy chairs, hat stands, side tables with mirrors, and multiple hooks. An organiser’s dream. But until that day, I think I’ll need to make do with the wall next to my door… and maybe this awesome multi-coloured hook organiser! I love all the bright colours and it’s fantastic for all those bits and pieces you need to take with you before you leave the house.
For the same price of buying just one of these from Anthropologie, you can buy the items you need to make a few of these baskets at home! With Christmas coming up these would make a great gift filled with handmade bath bombs or biscuits. So cute!
I adore these giant peonies. Unlike the traditional paper pompoms, these ones take a little bit more time and effort to create but wouldn’t you agree they’re worth it?!
I’ve always loved those Foo Dog statues that I see in all those magazines, but the real ones are so expensive. Unfortunately until I can afford to get the real thing, I’m going to have to make do with a faux version, and I love this one - especially the colour! Though I might have to go with a cat figure instead of a dog!
This is such a beautiful way to display family photos, as soon as I saw it I went onto eBay and bought photo transfer paper! Though the directions are in German it’s pretty straight forward - print your pics onto transfer paper, iron onto fabric, pop in the hoop and embroider away!
If you have a ton of photos that you’d like to display but want to do something a little more interesting than sticking them on your wall, may I suggest you try this awesome piece of art?! This would also be a really sweet gift to give to a friend - a great way to use those Instagram photos!
This is such a pretty way to gift some handmade jewelry or to keep your own jewelry safe. I think that the cutest part is the leather bow on top of the box - even if you don’t make the box, the leather bow would be great to add to a present!
Long time readers will know how much I love block printing. I think it’s the carving that I enjoy the most - it’s so rewarding seeing your design ‘come to life’ and seeing it printed onto fabric or paper. This DIY is to make napkins but you can print onto anything - you could even block print a repeat pattern onto a plain quilt cover! If you’re not sure about what to design, do a search on google and get inspired. You just might find a new passion!
The new ‘can you guess what this is made from’ this week is the above trophies. Not old trophies like I thought, They are…. old glasses and arms made out of air dry clay! Yep, there you go! I love these used as a planter with the succulent though they are a cute way to hold pencils and pens too!
I really love this idea, because it’s so easy to put up and take down. Work out your measurements first before you start sticking up your 3M hooks (so easy to take down, perfect for renters). If you don’t have any records, pop down to the local op shop and choose some with labels that you like. Then of course you’re going to have to have a party to celebrate your fab new wall!
Mason jars are like the craft trend of 2013! Not that I’m complaining, because I think they’re awesome, are pretty cheap and have a bajillion uses.That’s right, bajillion. This jar shelf has two uses - for flowers as pictured, or fill them with stuff. Wouldn’t this be perfect in the kitchen? You could fill a couple with your tea and coffee and have a pretty flower in the other.
This is one of my favourite DIYs in such a long time! It’s not the simplest thing to make (you need to make a mold and then pour your plaster) but it’s adorable and worth the time. it would be cool to make a few different molds and have a set of townhouses!
These pillows are so cool, and part of Fat Quarter February, meaning you don’t even need a lot of fabric to create them. Which is great because there are so many fabrics I love but of course, they’re so expensive that I can only afford a fat quarter!
This is just so beautiful, I immediately searched for strung feathers to try and make my own! OK, so I can’t really afford to spend over $50 on feathers right now, but I searched something similar and you’re looking at about $200… yikes. I guess you could do something similar with single feathers, but it would take a lot longer to glue them all down!
One thing I always keep in mind when I feature a post is: would this be cheaper than buying it? I don’t know about y’all but I have a limited budget and when it comes to something like furniture, I like to get second hand or as cheap as possible (especially as my tastes change every month!). If you look back through the archive you will see lots of DIYs on remodelling dressers. They are perfect not only for the bedroom, but also great for the dining room (keep your cutlery, table mats, etc) or your hallway (a great place to store scarves, leave your keys). The plain dressers from IKEA are particularly easy to makeover because there’s no extra bits and pieces already added to them. The greek key pattern here is a timeless design and can be painted in so many different combinations. If you’re not keen on cutting up the pieces yourself, ask them to cut them at the hardware store.
p.s. Love that vase!