Category Archives: Diy Tutorials

Jewellery display DIY

DIY tutorial: turn a tray into a jewellery display

My jewellery collection is ever-growing, and I was finding favourites could sometimes get buried and lost for a while. So I decided to upcycle a tray to make a display that can look pretty while keeping my favourite necklaces and bracelets organised. This is the second in what will be a trilogy (ha!) of DIY projects for Wayfair. Hop on over ...

DIY painted sputnik pendant

DIY spray painted Wayfair sputnik pendant light

While our living room has taken shape nicely after the renovation, until recently the ceiling has been quite bare. That was until a couple of weeks ago, when we added this striking pendant light. I've admired these striking sputnik-style light fittings for some time. They're easier to find in the US than in the UK, and are ...

Styling jam jars for spring

Vintage jam jars styled with lemon, lime, rosemary, yellow and white freesia and a floating candle

I had a slight moment of realisation while doing this: that I was essentially 'flower arranging' and because I used to take my grandma to 'flower arranging' classes ergo at 36 I am officially old. But I'd had a tiring week at work and whatever my age - with the music on, windows open, sun streaming in and ...

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 ...

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