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summer’s approaching quickly, and if you’re in school, that means a whole lot of free time!! so to keep yourself busy, i really suggest trying out some of these diys!!!

the diy tag and diy & crafts tag on pinterest are also one of my favorite places to get inspiration and to find new projects!!! have a great spring and summer folks!


Stamped Clay Bowls | Gathering Beauty

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!


Instagram Projects

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!)

Big Display Ideas For Instagram | Dot Coms For Moms

Tiny Polaroid Magnets | Ambrosia Girl

Polaroid Necklace | Dot Coms For Moms


Pallet Swing Bed | The Merry Thought

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…

Handwriting Statement Wall | A Beautiful Mess

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!


30 Renter Friendly DIY Ideas | A Beautiful Mess

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…


10 Clever Spray Paint Ideas | Curbly

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!


Favourite Home DIYs of 2011

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.

Top, L-R:

Foam Deer Head | Chronicle Books;

Pallet Reading Bed | Ashley Ann Photography;

Cross Stitch Family Portrait | Martha Stewart

Middle, L-R:

Jewelry Bust | Design*Sponge;

Butterfly Dome | Stylist Home

Tea Shelf | Design*Sponge

Bottom, L-R:

Dressed Up Dresser | Lena Corwin for How Tuesday

Profile Bulletin Board | Country Living

DIY Terrarium | Intimate Weddings


Tufted Picture Frame Headboard | Vintage Revivals

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.

Threaded Heart Wall Art | Handmade Charlotte

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!)


Beach Inspired DIY’s | Curbly

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.


16 Back To School DIYs | Design Sponge

Though I never experienced college life, I’ve seen pics and those dorm rooms look so drab! So here are 16 truly colourful, fun and modern DIYs from Design Sponge to makeover your space and make it feel like home. I love the bean bag (great extra seating & a place to chill out in!), the secret compartment storage (fantastic to hide your valuables) and the washi tape frames.

10 DIY Staircase Designs | Decoist

Perusing through this list, this amazing set of staris immediately caught my eye - not just the words, but the amazing pinky/cranberry colour! They look stunning against the white walls. If you want to do something like this but a little less permanent, try looking for decals on etsy (or even better, someone who will do customisable decals) and stick them on. Or if you have a cutting machine, design it on your computer, print out and use the words as a stencil. Click through to see more inspirational designs!