Category Archives: Diy Tutorials

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 ...

DIY geometric bowl

DIY Sharpie project: monochrome geometric bowl | www.angelinthenorth.com

This old black and white bowl had been hanging around in our various bathrooms for a number of years. It was about to go in the bin, but its life was saved because it happened to be the perfect size to fit on a particularly awkward shelf below the new bathroom cabinet. I've been shopping around ...

DIY envelope phone case

DIY pink leather envelope phone case | www.angelinthenorth.com

One of my best friends has this Mulberry phone case which was the inspiration for my far more purse-friendly DIY option. I think I'll mainly use it on nights out, to protect the screen from being scratched by keys and coins at a time when everything gets thrown in a bag together and you're more interested in ...

DIY gem cluster earrings

DIY coloured gem cluster earrings | www.angelinthenorth.com

For a good while now, I've been lusting after pairs of hanging earrings with colourful, clustered gemstones, the likes of those sold by J.Crew and Mawi. Unfortunately, I can't just spend a couple of hundred pounds on something to dangle from my lobes a few times a year. So just before Christmas, I made my own. I'd ...

How to make a Christmas garland

DIY tutorial: how to make a traditional Christmas garland | www.angelinthenorth.com

The lovely people at Interflora asked if I'd like to share a step-by-step guide to making a traditional Christmas garland, and when I saw the beautiful photos I jumped at the chance. Isn't it stunning? The vibrant colours and traditional festive foliage mixed with fresh flowers and fragrant fruits create a feast for the senses. What you ...

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