Tuesday 11 March 2014

DIY Inspiration

If I'm being perfectly honest I'm not really that crafty! I'm pretty good at drawing but don't let me near a sewing machine. But I am constantly inspired by all the amazing DIY projects that you can find on the internet. I plan to regularly bring you some of my favourites - ones that I feel I could have a go at, and I'd love to see your photos if you tackle any of them.

Amy Moss, author of Eat Drink Chic, is a super clever graphic designer who often posts gorgeous DIY and free downloadable projects on her blog. These delightful printable donuts are multi-purpose. Here Amy has used them as a gift topper and a cute garland, pop over to see how she also turned them into a memory game and a party favour.

The geometric craze is far from over and with the magic of masking tape you can create a really cool painted pattern on your walls. This top one is quite random, or you could be more precise and create a gorgeous harlequin pattern.

Bri Emery is another blogger who frequently posts awesome things for you to make. We have a couple of skate board enthusiasts in our home, and Dael & I have also used skate boards on the wall to decorate a kid's bedroom we designed. So Bri's idea to 'pimp' her skate board with fabric definitely appeals to me. See how she does it here.

I also like the idea of having a paper roll hanger. Perfect for a shopping list or menu planner, or a constant paper supply for your little artists. I'd love to have my paper that I use to wrap all my Cush & Nooks' orders easily accessible like this. Both ideas are simple to achieve - one uses hooks and wooden dowels, and is attached to the inside of a cupboard so it can be closed away; the other eyelet hooks and rope.

One of my favourite projects is this yummy striped tablecloth from Oh Happy Day. Created simply by using a beige linen tablecloth (or you could hem some linen fabric), fabric paint and masking tape. The trick is to use the masking tape to paint straight lines first, and then add a final loose brush stroke down each side for that lovely imperfect look.

What do you think - would you give any of these ideas a go? If you do, please send me photos, I'd love to see your results.


  1. Oooh Vic, I am going to make the paper roll project. Always wanted one of these and was contemplating buying from the George and Willy website but a little too expensive, so thank you!!! This is brilliant and will def share a photo with you. x

  2. Replies
    1. Glad you like them Krisi. There are so many clever people out there! x

  3. Some great projects. My fave might be the fabric on the skateboard- so unexpected and the possibilities are endless!


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