I remember tartan buttons from my childhood. I’m having a hard time recalling the item of clothing they did up, but I remember the buttons. My sister gave me a lot of her crafts supplies when she started baking more cakes and after moving house a few weeks ago I’ve finally had chance to sort through and start using it. I’ve never covered buttons before, but with these self cover button and the self cover tool it was a piece of cake… ahem. I took the left over fabric from this skirt and made some buttons. Instructions: 1. Cut out a… Read More
It’s here… I’ve been awaiting tartan for some time now. About a year ago I bought a second hand, ankle length, tartan skirt from a charity shop after a ‘tip off’ from Vogue Magazine with DIY in mind. I’ve been so close to taking it back to said charity shop in the two house moves since then, but it’s a hardy piece of fabric; it has stuck it out and is now coming into its own. The skirt itself is slightly on the larger side and has a solid lining making it both heavy and baggy. Bad combination. So it… Read More
Pink has been creeping it way back onto the catwalk and back into our hearts. Fur bags, pink camel coats, baby pink t-shirts and magenta skirts are not for the faint hearted, but if you want to grab a slice of the action and show off your girly side in a more subtle way why not try some pink statement jewellery? Instructions: 1. Poke the eyepin through the semi precious stone bead. Using the round nose pliers turn the pointed end into a loop. 2. Split the chain into two sections. 3. Use the jump rings to attach the chain… Read More
As a DIY blogger I’m partial to a good tutorial and spend an unhealthy amount of time scouring the web for things to make. Here are my favourite from this week.
So I was recently contacted by Buzzfeed to write a tutorial for their 20 Halloween Bags, Baskets and Bowls feature. The idea was to come up with something fresh/funny/modern which I ran with, and came up with this creepy clutch to keep all your tricks and treats in. You’ll need: ½ metre clear PVC plastic Soap Plastic creepy crawlies/gruesome props Strong waterproof glue Velcro Instructions: 1. Cut out 4 rectangles of clear PVC. 2 with the dimensions 20cm X 35cm and the other 2 larger at 35cm X 35cm. 2. Glue three sides of both rectangles together leaving one of the… Read More
Fall For DIY focuses on creating interesting and different DIY posts ranging from fashion, jewelry and decor. Make something, get inspired or just chill with a cuppa. Everyone’s welcome! In the past three months, Fall For DIY’s readership has grown exponentially and continues to grow with each new post. We are so happy to be in a position to help companies and other blogs by promoting them with ads that are available at very affordable prices. We are always working on ideas and posts to make sure our blog keeps growing, and we hope you can grow your company/blog with us!… Read More
I’m always looking for excuses to make Kumihimo braids. The soothing repetition and super fast results are a winning combo, but there are only so many colourways you can make/wear/pull off right? So I wanted to try something a little different with my latest ones. Lets add a little sparkle eh? For an in depth tutorial into using a Kumihimo board and making the braid used in this DIY see this tutorial. Instructions: 1. Tie one end of your embroidery thread around one end of your kumihimo braid and glue that end into a bell closer/cord end. 2. Position a… Read More
With autumn fast approaching I wanted to make something warm and snug. (Faux!) fur is always a big deal in the winter and updates a jumper and jeans into something a bit more…. classy? This snood is so easy to make! My material cost around £10 for half a metre, which I think is about the going rate, but I have a bit left to play with, and it’s totally worth it! Instructions: 1. Measure out a 1m x 40cm rectangle of faux fur fabric. 2. Fold in half lengthways with the right sides (fur)… Read More