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
A little bit of good news this week, we have our new flat! (hopefully, fingers crossed, touch wood) It’s been stressful enough. We’re only renting, but with our work schedules and other commitments we just seemed to be one step behind everyone else at all times. With the new flat comes the new office. This is where is gets good. I get to have a space dedicated to the blog. Everything in one place with space and light. Almost makes things too easy…. Anyway, here’s the latest DIY I’ve been working on. It’s another polymer clay based tutorial (I did… Read More
Here is the first of my holiday DIY posts. I’m a big fan of ‘the jumper’ and I’ve had this one for quite some time now. The only problem with it is the bottom which is a bit too snug, rides up and gives me a look I remember from the shell suits of my childhood. Not very flattering… So to combat this problem I’ve come up with zips. Yes not the most original idea, but if it ain’t broke and all that. I love the result and have already worn this jumper more in the past week than I… Read More
At the end of October we're on our way over to the U S of A for a little holiday and I get to spend my birthday in New York… Yes, I'm a lucky girl. Yes, I'm excited. It's been 10 years since I was last there, and I've been pining to go back ever since. We've booked our flight, got our hotel, found loads of places we want to see/eat at/drink cocktails in but I'm lacking one thing; my new winter wardrobe… uh oh. What makes this even more tricky is that after New York we spend a week… Read More
I’ve had this post in the pipeline for a while now. All dressed up with nowhere to go.. my bad. It’s essentially a great spring/summer post, but I’ve missed the boat completely for that! (maybe you southern hemisphere lot will appreciate it!) but for the rest of us, I say forget dark autumn colours. Let the summer fun live on and keep things playful. Here are some of my favourite pastelly stuff from around on the web that do just that.