Does anyone else feel like this year has simultaneously been the fastest and slowest of their life. So much and so little has happened at the same time. I look back and the new year feels like forever ago, yet I don’t know where all that time has gone. As well as the years events, being pregnant definitely messes up your timeline. You’re constantly waiting for something to happen but also trying to get a million jobs ticked off the to do list before the event. For me one of the bigger tasks for the year was finishing my book…. Read More
Advent calendars are big business in our house. In fact this year we are even counting down to the official countdown. I don’t know who’s more excited, me or the 3 year old! The first of December we pull out our huge, handmade advent calendar, which I organise and fill with fun activities, crafts and kindness challenges to help us get in the spirit of Christmas (or keep us all sane while we wait for the big day). But, after putting in all the effort to create this (almost a) month of magic, I feel like I really should have… Read More
Don’t you just love it when you discover a new technique! It’s especially exciting when it’s something as easy as this. All you need to create this stunning Faux Stoneware effect is two inexpensive materials. Keep reading to find out what they are! So, are you ready for it? All you need to create this effect is polymer clay and sand. Yep, that’s it! How cool is that? Click here for a video and the full instructions to make this candle holder and follow my new Reels Instagram account for weekly Easy DIYs like this one!
The thing I love the most about today’s DIY is it’s versatility. This little piece looks great as a simple ornament or paperweight, but also doubles up as a photo or card holder. It basically looks great wherever you choose to put it and whatever you want to put in it. I’ve used a fun little hack I discovered while writing my book, Homemade Pottery. Using a mix of different clays to get this fun effect, which is halfway between speckled clay and a terrazzo look. It’s also incredibly easy and a great way to use up leftover pieces of… Read More
This post has been sponsored by online repair hub Sugru.com If there’s something I can’t get enough of in my home it’s hanging plants. We’ve never had a lot of floor space to play with, but with two children literally taking over every usable corner our plants have been pushed out, or at least up. Hanging planters are a great way to add all the greenery your heart desires without compromising on usable surface space. Our bay window is the perfect space for our growing plant family. Almost any plant I place here thrives and it’s a great way to… Read More
This post is sponsored by Wayfair. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Fall For DIY There might be less of us around the table this year, but that’s no reason not to make Christmas feel as special as every other year. In fact I’d say we all need a little extra festive magic to top off 2020. So this is the year to get creative and make the little details feel personal and magical. These DIY Orange Half Candles are such a treat at this time of year. Light them early in the evening to enjoy that warm… Read More
This post is sponsored by Wayfair. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Fall For DIY. This really is the year to go all out and make your family feel extra special. These DIY personalised coaster place settings are a cute gift and if you’re lucky enough to have them around the table this year, the perfect way to create excitement and cheer as you sit down to eat. But this is also a way to extend your table to those who cannot physically be with you. If you’re planning a Zoom dinner or getting together the 2020 way… Read More
I’m quickly learning that my usual crafty Christmas is going to be a little pared down this year. A toddler and a newborn are keeping me on my toes and just doing the bare minimum, decor wise, has become an ask. There is something slightly magical about midnight decorating… even if you are falling asleep as you do it! So with that in mind I wanted to try some family crafts which might not end up looking like a half finished scribble on a bit of paper. Ollen gets bored of colouring very quickly but he really enjoys rolling out… Read More