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!
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!)
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…
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)
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.
I first saw this amazing room in HGTV Magazine and fell in love - the wall, the giant pom pom throw, that amazing headboard! Then I saw it pop up in my Pintrest feed and was so excited to see VR put up a DIY on how to make the headboard! It’s actually really easy to create - check out second hand stores for big picture frames or even pictures with great frames. There’s also tutorials on how to re-create the wall, the ombre paint and the bedside table.
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!)
If you’re like me, you have a multitude of electronic devices that all have different cords (eh-hem, I’m looking at YOU Apple!). I have multiple cords because I always seem to run out of battery, but they always end up tangled in my bag around my keys and lip gloss. Plus, this is NO SEW!
I’m kind of in love with this pretty wrapped diamond. It has that vintage, crafty vibe of something you’d pay hundreds of dollars for at Anthropologie, but is actually pretty easy to create. I’d love one in pinks, yellows and white - though this jewel toned one is incredibly pretty too!
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.
I get asked a lot about ways to decorate dorm rooms but not knowing a lot about them I’m a bit lost as to what to suggest (I’ve seen a lot of American movies with dorm rooms but I get the feeling that they’re not as true to life as they seem!). So I was excited when I saw this round up from Brit + Co because there are a ton of great ideas here - not just for those of us with dorms!