Along with everybody else in the world, one of my new years resolutions was to spring clean the house. I am the first to admit that I am not the tidiest person! Along with getting rid of all the stuff I don’t need, getting the stuff I do need in some order was on the list. That means storage shopping! And storage can be expensive, especially the cool, industrial style wire storage baskets I was looking at. But you can get galvanised wire mesh on a roll quite cheaply at the DIY store, garden centre or even at the pound shop, so why no make your own?! Read more
Super simple DIY Dinosaur Jar – hack a plain lidded jar into a fun dinosaur accessory!
It is a funny thing finding a baby gift because lets face it, the baby isn’t going to have a preference beyond being held, changed and fed for a good few months yet, so really, you are buying for the mother to be. My friend Lauren has kinda got obsessed with a dinosaur theme for her baby boy so I knew I wanted to create something dinosaur themed for the baby’s room. Read more
I don’t know about you, but I can never have enough storage. After coveting the many basket-weaving DIYs and inspiration over on Pinterest, I wanted to create something out of cotton rope, that was purely knotted and woven. Its perfect for storing everything from jewellery, washi tape to erm, tea!
Basketry is an ancient craft; archaeologists have found examples in Egypt dating from 12000 years ago! Here in the UK, examples of woven fences and vessels have been found at an Iron Age site near Glastonbury. Update this age-old technique with cotton rope from the DIY store. And because the rope is cotton, you can even dye it different colours! Read more
I have been using some empty tin cans as storage for pens and paintbrushes for a while, with the intention of decorating them . But they have been sitting on my desk in their bare metal state for far too long!
You will need-
-Empty, clean and dry tin cans
-Spray Paint. I’m using Plasti-kote Fast Dry Enamel in Sky Blue
-Washi Tape. I’m using the Retro Check 15mm one from the Riverbank Rebels range at Trimcraft.
-Newspaper (to paint on)
1.Remove any labels from your tin can and wash in hot soapy water. Try to remove any glue (you can also use nail varnish remover or white spirit to get rid of any stubborn bits). Leave to dry.
2. Lay out newspaper in a ventilated area, or outside and shake your paint to mix it. Spray in 2 or 3 light coats. I used a scrunched up roll of newspaper to hold my can as I painted it too!
3.Once dry, attach your washi tape or ribbon to decorate!
You don’t have to go bright and colourful; why not try something in pale cream with a crochet effect tape?