All posts filed under: DIY

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4 Things that Caught my Eye

  Images from top left to right: I know cacti are easy plants to look after as they relish a lack of water, but if you want even more low maintenance plants make your own. These DIY painted rock cacti are so cute and would make a wonderful handcrafted gift. Even better, get the kids to make them! Find out how at Salt and Pepper Moms. This photo doesn’t do justice to Sena Runa’s quilled paper art which she sells on Etsy. Turkish-based Sena folds and curls and quills coloured paper in all manner of things from flora and fauna to dancers and hot air balloons. You can follow her on Instagram. Want a new take on sushi? Japanese purists might be horrified but if you find the sushi rolling fiddly, try making these sushi donuts, adding whatever toppings tickle your fancy. Watch the video on Bloglovin’ The Edit. Although embroidery is not a craft I’m drawn to do, I am attracted to the work done by others. This one would have to take the cake as far as …

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4 DIY Projects to Try

Images from top left to right: Indoor plants have made such a comeback that you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped back into the 70s. But just how many different planters can one own or buy? Instead, why not make your own with wool, cord and tassels like these cute mini hanging planters by Oh Lovely Bows? The only thing extra you need is a glue gun. Find out how here. Having said to myself, ‘I must cut down on my chocolate consumption’ – so far with limited success – I couldn’t resist the eye candy of chocolate baking. Broma Bakery succeeds in taking mouth-watering photography as much as making mouth-watering food. These Salted Caramel Nutella Chocolate Cups ooze decadence and are in no way about reducing your chocolate intake! Learn how to make them at Broma Bakery. I’d never heard of flower incense bundles before but I’m liking the sound of them. You make charcoal sticks and need an assortment of dried flowers for an aromatic floral smell. Looks intriguing. Anyone game to make them? Find out how …

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Art to Admire | Embroidery, Paper, Photography, DIY

Images from top left to right: Embroidery needn’t be boring. Fashion designer Meghan Willis uses thread like a pencil and creates clever and quirky embroidered drawings to celebrate women, “their strengths and sexuality”. You can find her work at Tsurubride. On a diet? Then look no further (with no need to eat) than the realistic food art of Australia-based stop-motion animation specialists, Yell Design, who have perfected the creation of paper food based on gastronomies around the world. See more at Yell Design. American graphic designer Lizzie Darden also loves to play with her food but her creations are too good to eat. I love these poached egg flowers! Discover cake bras, candy sprinkle donuts and coconut disco balls at Fubiz. Fancy doing your own embroidery art? Embellish some plain white sneakers with colourful thread and show off your handiwork with your footwork. Learn how on the Etsy blog thanks to embroidery artist Liz Payne for her DIY idea.

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4 Things I Love This Week

Today’s blog post has a circular theme from the visual: a DIY clock, sushi yogi and rainbow salad in a bowl to the metaphorical: building materials at their end of their life getting a new beginning in a rustic mountain cabin. Images from top left to right: When someone mentions embroidery to me, my fingers curl in fear of having to commit to something fiddly. But when I saw this DIY embroidery clock, my fingers almost itched to start making it! This is embroidery at its simplest yet how effective? Find one shallow basket, clock mechanism and thick black embroidery thread and you’re halfway there. Learn the ins and outs at Fall For DIY. Jakarta-based freelance art director and digital artist Ferdi Rizkiyanto takes surrealism to the edge with his highly creative works. I love this image, part of his ‘You Are What You Eat’ series. Just brilliant. See loads more at Behance and follow Ferdi on his blog. Talk about reusing others unwanted windows. This cabin in the mountains of West Virginia was built by photographer Nick Olsen and designer Lilah …