Category Archives: Diy Tutorials

My top 10 DIY blogs

The Lovely Drawer no sew geometric cushion

I love a DIY project, as most of you will know by now. It's the thing that got me into blogs, and blogging, in the first place. The brilliant, crafty people out there, who regularly show the world how to make something that looks like it cost more than £100 with nothing more than a free afternoon ...

DIY painted coasters

DIY painted cork coasters

I know I'm not the first to do a DIY like this and I'm sure I won't be the last. I love coming up with original projects, but when time isn't on your side it's good to keep the creativity ticking over by seeing something crafty you like, and trying it out for yourself. Pinterest is almost awash with varieties ...

New! DIY word art prints

DIY word art black and white destination print new home gift

Amid all the renovating and decorating - probably around the time husband had several solid days of sanding and I pleaded helplessness in the face of such an unpleasant task - I found a few spare days for making some word art prints. You may have read this post (from nearly two years ago now - yikes!) ...

DIY origami diamond

DIY origami diamond paper Christmas decoration

Because we're still decorating our house, it means the Christmas decorating will probably get done on Christmas Eve. But there are two festive decorations already up. They're these gold paper origami diamonds I made a few days ago at a workshop at Saltaire design shop Rad Studio. Rad Studio is a fab little shop that I'll be sharing more ...

Making a Christmas wreath

Christmas festive wreath-making workshop with Katie Laura Flowers Harrogate

A couple of weeks ago, Emma invited me with some other bloggers to a festive wreath-making workshop in Harrogate led by Katie. It was a sunny Sunday morning, and I drove north listening to some radio cheese (Sunday love songs on Radio 2 if you must know). I stepped into Katie's loft-like studio and was hit by the scent of fresh greenery. A cup ...

Top 10 DIYs and a blog award

Nominee Badge

You might have noticed a little addition to my sidebar recently. That's right, a couple of weeks ago I was hit with the brilliant news that I've been nominated for the Amara Interior Blog Awards. I'm in the 'best DIY blog' category and you will notice that I have some mega competition, so I only have an ...

DIY gold spike & bead necklace

DIY gold spike and turquoise bead long chain necklace

It's been quite a while since I've shared a DIY jewellery project with you. Larger scale DIY - on the house - has been taking priority! But I have a stash of projects on the go or that I'm keen to try soon and this necklace was one I made in early summer. It was inspired ...

DIY spray painted lamp

DIY spray painted pale blue anglepoise lamp | www.angelinthenorth.com

While we're making a right old mess downstairs, we're trying to keep the upstairs of the house as pleasant to live in as possible. I've added a couple of pretty things to my bedroom recently which are helping me cope, and reminding me that the kitchen and lounge will be beautiful too ... one day! My favourite ...

DIY 1st birthday photo frame

DIY first birthday gift: month-by-month photo frame | www.angelinthenorth.com

Recently the daughter of one of my best friends celebrated a big milestone - her first birthday! My DIY gift to her was this: a pretty boxed frame showing month-by-month how she's grown. Don't you think it's amazing to see, during those precious early months of life, how much children change and grow from scrunched-up newborns ...

DIY ‘home sweet home’ banner

DIY Home Sweet Home fabric banner | www.angelinthenorth.com

Hillarys Blinds are running a brilliant competition at the moment and this DIY fabric banner is my entry. Bloggers could choose from four fabrics from Hillarys' new Country Retreat range - I chose the pretty painterly 'Calluna' - and we received a square metre for a craft project. That's not all: the winner gets £1,000! Told you it was ...

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