114 posts tagged homediys
MOTHERS DAY CRAFT, PART 4?
I can’t remember what I’m up to! It’s getting closer though, and if you’re still trying to think of something inexpensive, handmade and sweet you can’t go past these incredibly cute bottles! And guess what they’re made from?! Salt shakers! some people are so clever. You should be able to get a few different cut glass shakers at op shops. Get to shoppin!
In Adelaide you need to get up pretty early to get the good stuff at the op shops. All the cool 50’s frocks, the Danish-esque side tables and pretty floral teacups are gone in a flash. But of course, there’s one thing there is plenty of - ugly paintings. But you know what they say - you should never judge a painting by it’s picture. No, that’s not what they say, but you need to keep that in mind, because some of the best frames have the ugliest pictures! And the best part about this DIY is that the only thing you need to spend money on (other than your frame) is some ‘Looking Glass’ spray. The tarnished effect is created with a vinegar mix - so clever!
One of my favourite designers is Jonathan Adler and his amazing homewares. When I saw this DIY it reminded me of his pottery wares. Keep an eye out for ceramic creatures you like the shape of - ignore the garish paints - and then spray paint them the colour you like. I love the idea of having a few shapes mixed in with other white pieces - vases, etc.
I can’t get enough of the mod geo shapes & colours that are everywhere right now. These bowls are so fun and easy to create. If you don’t have wooden bowls, try ceramic paints and white bowls. These patterns would also look awesome on wide wooden bangles!
Not only do I love this colour combo of yellow & grey, I love how easy this art is to create! If you want the heart to be a bit more ‘round’, just hammer in more nails. If you are a renter and your landlord isn’t keen on you hammering nails into your wall, get yourself a piece of wood and hammer in to that (plus you get to take it with you!)
I know some of you might think making ribbon twist ties is a bit of a waste of time, but think of all the things you could use them for - decorating presents, napkin holders, to wrap around flowers - those are just a few off the top of my head, I’m sure y’all can think of more! Edit: now with the right link!
I felt terrible the other day and went to get some panadol. I went to my medicine cabinet and had a look… it was sad. There were some old eye drops, a bottle of tablets that cured… I don’t know. Some Deep Heat and…. an empty packet of asprin. Yep. Anyway, when I saw this DIY I thought, I’m sure there’s someone else out there that is like me and needs a proper medicine set. I love the labels you can print out, they’re like old fashioned apothecary prints. And if you want to know the essentials for your medicine cabinet, check out this list from Real Living.
MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS, DAY 1
In case you hadn’t noticed, Mother’s Day is coming! If you prefer to make your gifts (or you’re strapped for cash!) then I will feature some great little projects this coming week. The first one is this incredibly sweet little bowl that you could make as big or little as you want. The marbled effect is made using nail polish - grab some of your old bottles or pick up some colours she likes at the cheap stores. I think I’m going to make a few of these as gifts for Christmas this year - so awesome!
Throw pillows are one of the quickest ways to perk up your couch or bed. If you don’t have a photo you want to use on your pillow, try googling for an image you’d like (don’t forget to find something that is hi-res). Or grab your camera and go out and get the image you want!
If you have a jumper you love that has seen better days, why not make it into a super cute and soft pillow!? These pillows would be so cute in a kids room. If you don’t have a jumper to cut up, have a search through your local op shop - look for ones with a great pattern or texture.
I’ll be honest - for someone who loves pretty things - and organised things - my kitchen is pretty much a hodge podge of random cups, plates and mugs. But now I’m spying these gorgeous cups and thinking it might be time to have a proper set of grown up cups! I love the ‘splash’ of gold, perfect for Summertime punch!
These letters are meant to be cake toppers but there are so many other ways to use them - magnets, wall art, etc. And the process is relatively simple - you could even make an alphabet for a kid’s room!
A Beautiful Mess is like the place to go for amazing statement walls! This time it’s in the form of a phrase, repeated over and over - and if I’ve learnt anything from watching every season of Design Star, it’s that when you repeat something over and over it has a big impact. But as you can see, it’s best to keep everything else relatively neutral so your room doesn’t get too busy. You could also paint your wall in one colour and then do your writing in a shade lighter or darker. A big impact that’s incredibly original!
As a cross stitch fanatic, this is one of the most exciting projects I’ve seen in ages! When I’ve seen this kind of thing done before, it’s usually with wood, but this is made using a stretched canvas with holes punched through, meaning it’s going to be so much easier to hang! Whimseybox suggests that if you have something in mind to stitch but you’re not sure how to do it, search ‘8 bit’ on google images. So fun!
I love Spring, and I love the designs and fashions inspired by spring - pastels are my favourite, and combine them with gold and I’m all over it! This is super cheap to make (and you can just upcycle an old wreathif you want to) and a great way to introduce colour and fun to your house.