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!
Oh Happy Day has put together an amazing round up of her paper crafts and I’m so inspired! My sister is having a baby shower and I’m thinking the giant paper flowers would be super fun to have dotted around.
Hammocks? Uh, so hard to get into (and harder to get out of!). Swinging chairs? Not the easiest thing to lay on. Day bed? But it doesn’t swing! Pallet swing bed? Best of all worlds! It looks so comfortable too. This is more than a one day project, and you need something sturdy to hang it from, but I’m sure the idea of spending your Summers laying on this, reading a good book, drinking an iced tea and napping will keep you motivated! I’m going to show this project to my dad and try to convince him to make one for me…
Don’t let your amazing Instagram pics sit on your phone, bring them to life with these three amazing projects! I have to say I’m in love with that little Polaroid necklace (interchangeable pics, so cute!)
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)
Though Martha suggests making this for kids to teach them about astronomy, I imagine that there’s a few grown ups who would love this DIY too! What I love the most about this is that the ‘stars’ are lit up with string lights! So pretty to have illuminated at night - pretty art day or night!
While browsing the Beautiful Mess blog, I spotted this amazing wall art in Jen Lula’s home. I’ve featured string & nail wall art before, and it’s such a fun and creative way to add colour and texture to your place without a ton of effort. The nice thing is that it’s always going to be unique depending on the string you use, the size of your letters, etc. I think I might need to go and buy some nails and wool tomorrow!
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!
I know I have a lot of renter-readers, so I knew y'all would love it! I know some of you get bummed by the fact that you can’t paint or wallpaper your place, but there are a ton of great ideas on how to bring colour and fun into your digs. I think that some bright yellow chairs are in my future…
Spray paint has a bad rep. Back in the day it was oily, toxic and only available in colours like black, brown, red and browny red. But as you can see, spray paint has changed with the times and comes in a myriad of colours, types and textures. Curbly has rounded up a fantastic set of projects using this overlooked product, in lots of different ways. Personally I adore those gold letters (formerly plastic blue, yellow & red!) and the gold/pink book ends. Click through for all the links!
So I’ve gone back through my archive and picked out my most favourite DIYs that I blogged this year. I still haven’t done any of them, but now I’m all excited about them again after ‘rediscovering’ them. I think I need to make that terrarium with the little man though.
I love this coffee table - so many layers to stack books and magazines! The pieces of wood are actually doors cut in half. It’s a pretty intensive piece to create, and requires you to add laminate pieces, but if you’re not keen on that you could always buy your laminate pieces already made.
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.
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 am a sucker for secrets. Not the ones you have to keep from other people, but fun secrets like this! If I had the money, I would build a house with lots of secret passages, stairways, and rooms. I love caravans with their secret compartments, their pop out beds and hidden cupboards. And then there are secret books. A great way to store things you don’t want anyone else to know about - a set of keys, jewelry, cash… gold?! Go to your local second hand bookstore and get a nice hardcover book to create your safe. Just make sure it’s not a book that anyone is going to want to borrow!
Curbly has put together a really lovely round up of beach inspired DIYs that don’t include jumping dolphins or weird bottles of sand. Think seashells in metallics or made into deco balls, traditional blue and white stripes, rope and driftwood. Even if you don’t live near the beach, there are some gorgeous DIYs that you can introduce into your decor.