DIY: hanging bedside table

HangingTable DIY

There’s something incredibly pleasing about natural wood against a fresh white wall. This idea for turning a slice of tree into a hanging bedside table by Caitlin from Merrythought is so simply brilliant I had to share it. She used a piece of black walnut wood that was hanging around in her uncle’s barn, but… 

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DIY: concrete planters

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I have a little nugget of good news today – I’m soon moving house again and this time I’m going to have a garden! Maybe it’s the spring sunshine, but I’m getting super excited about this prospect. Until now, a few disasterous months of allotmenteering and three window boxes are the closest I’ve ever come… 

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Make a pretty floral wreath from wallpaper scraps

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I loved creating my flower crown from garden blooms and blossoms last week but was a little sad to find it didn’t last more than a few hours. Today I came across this beautifully simple craft project by The House That Lars Built and thought my fellow floral craft fans might be keen to try… 

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DIY: how to make a spring flower crown

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It all started with a Friday afternoon twitter chat. You know the sort: when everyone’s an hour or so away from pouring their first G&T and avoiding the last few tasks they should be finishing for the week. The conversation turned to having pictures of ourselves on our blogs. If you’ve been reading for a… 

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15-minute make: autumn wreath DIY

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Autumn is the most beautiful and intriguing time to live in the countryside. It’s when I get my strongest cavegirl tendencies and I love gathering nuts, berries and mushrooms to cook and preserve. Inspired by the return of Nature in the Home this week I decided to get crafty with my autumn gatherings (instead of… 

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15-minute make: vintage cigarette card garland

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Caroline from Patchwork Harmony came up with this sweet and simple craft idea for the latest Crafty Fox Box and has been kind enough to let me share it for today’s 15-minute make. Cigarette card garland Vintage cigarette cards (try car boot sales and eBay) Sewing machine Thread 1) Sort your cards into the order… 

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15-minute make: graphic painted tablecloth

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If you can paint a straight line, you can paint this tablecloth. Now that’s my kind of DIY! {Photograph and project adapted from Tina Fussell for A Subtle Revelry} Graphic painted tablecloth Cotton tablecloth or flat sheet, washed without fabric softener and dried Black fabric paint (eg: Dylon) Paintbrush Iron 1) Iron the tablecloth, lay… 

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Cute and quick homemade thank you cards

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I’ve had it drummed into me since I was little that it’s essential to send thank you cards to relatives who’ve given you presents. In recent years I’ve always tried to make them myself, partly because I think handmade cards are that little bit more special and partly to make up for the fact I… 

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