Behind the Scenes: A Decorator’s Notebook guide to product photography

how to do your own product photography at home

*+-We get a lot of nice comments about our product photography on the Decorator’s Notebook Shop. It’s a huge compliment as we’ve produced all of our own product photography from our launch in 2013. Since then, I think the quality of the photography has improved as we’ve got to know our equipment and find our… 

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15-minute make: Mother’s Day brunch flower vases

Homemade vases for mother's day

*+-Here’s a super-simple DIY idea to make your Mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day. I’ve made one each for Mum and Granny and will pop them in their places on the table for Sunday Brunch. You will need: Mustard jars or small jam jars Dymo machine and tape Ribbon A handful of garden flowers… 

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5 More ways to make your holiday photos more creative!

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*+-A while ago I wrote a post suggesting some ideas for more interesting photography having returned from a trip to Moscow. As I find myself involved in an ever increasing amount of photography for our products in the Decorator’s Notebook Shop, the opportunities for taking personal photos seems to diminish. However, in November I visited friends… 

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How to dip dye curtains

dip dye curtains how to guide DIY

*+-A couple of weekends ago we decided to make the most of this spell of sunny weather and have a day of crafting and DIY in our new little garden. Since we moved in, I’d set myself the task of bringing a splash of colour into our room by dip dying the plain white cotton… 

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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

DIY concrete planter Growing Spaces blog

*+-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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Homemade Christmas wreath with a contemporary twist

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*+-{© Decorator’s Notebook} I absolutely LOVE Christmas – not so much for the day itself but for those leading up to it. The little rituals mean so much to me: choosing the tree, making the cake, planning how I’ll decorate the table and waiting excitedly for everyone to arrive. And now this year I have… 

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DIY: air drying clay Christmas tree decorations

Air drying clay Christmas decorations LR

*+-I just love DAS clay… a couple of years ago I used it to make these simple air drying clay Christmas tree decorations and this week we had a go at some more using different rubber stamps to create an embossed effect. {Decorator’s Notebook} For those who haven’t used it before, DAS air-drying clay can… 

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