280 posts tagged homediys
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!
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!
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)
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!
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 love the combination of embroidery and fabric paint on these pillowcases! Because the design is just on the edges of the cases it doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the patterns on the bed. If you wanted you could make these in colours to suit the linens you already have, or if you’re looking for a challenge you could use these as a jumping off point to making your own bed set!
If you’re wanting something to decorate your room but are not keen on bunting or pom poms, how about a pretty yarn chandelier? This would be so fun for a craft room, or for a baby’s room! In HGTV’s DIY, they create the ball entirely from yarn, but if I was doing this, I’d buy some foam balls in different sizes and use those as my base to save on yarn.
If you’re the kind of person who likes projects you can do in front of the telly (my hand is up!) then you’ll like this - cut out as many flowers, leaves and petals you want in whatever patterns & papers you want using the free templates and then use them to create this pretty wreath! Other uses for these pretty flowers? Stick them around a mirror or use them to decorate your gifts!
Though this zig zag blanket stitch might take a bit of practice (my mum and I just had a ten minute conversation about how to do it, along with her drawing on her palm as a guide!) I still really want to have a go at creating this piece. If you’ve always wanted to make yourself a blanket then this is a great jumping off point, and great for practicing your embroidery skills (oh yeah, and it’s pretty too!)
This is one of my favourite IKEA hacks because honestly, unless someone told me that the cupboards were from IKEA I wouldn’t have known! The addition of the trim takes it from basic to classic - I’d expect this to cost a lot more than it ended up being. HPB painted the back of the cupboard with paint too which gives a nice depth and is a great backdrop for the books & decorative items. If you’re not keen on painting but want a similar effect, you could use wallpaper or wrapping paper tacked to the back (and you can remove it and change it up when you want to!)
This high-impact heart is one of the easiest things to create - all you’re going to need is some neon paper & a white frame. Perfect for a baby’s room, to add to a set of artwork you already have, or even for a bathroom as you won’t have to stress about heat/moisture affecting it!
If your new year’s resolution is to send out more snail mail, then this is the perfect craft for you - a little box to store your cards, envelopes, postage stamps, etc. Of course, this pretty little box could be used for just about anything - and is really easy to create! This would also make a really lovely gift for a bridesmaid - make it with her monogram and then fill it with bridesmaid essentials or even put the jewelry you’d like her to wear on the day inside.
Regardless of whether you use these little trinket dishes for your jewels, keys, collection of bobby pins or coins, they will provide a very sweet look wherever you place them. At first I was all set on the white version - but the black version is also taking my fancy!
The other day I was thinking about what my ‘design style’ is. And it’s funny because honestly, my taste in design is all over the place (kind of like my taste in music!). I love Danish Modern, kitschy 50’s, glitzy glam, sleek modern, vintage, hippie and country! So I love pieces that fit into many different slots like this mirror. The design is pretty simple - a plain circle encrusted with amethysts - but could fit into so many different interiors. If you’re not keen on amethysts, you could try malachite (green), rose quartz (pale pink) or the beautiful chalcopyrite which is also known as ‘peacock stone’. Just make sure you have a good hanger on the back and a sturdy hook to hang it on!