Tuesday, 19 June 2012

My favourite easy tutorials this week!

Morning! I woke up early (for a day off) so decided to peruse Pinterest on my phone for a bit. I found some really inspiring tutorials that really needed no lengthy instructions to go with them as they were so simple!

Next time I have a little bit of spare cash, I'm definitely going to be trying these!

Here's what I'm loving right now:
Yarn wreath found here: http://wendyinflorida.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/rainbow-wreath.html
I've seen lots of these wreaths around the internet, but this one has bunting! I think all you need to do is wrap wool around one of those floral oasis circles and then decorate it. I've also seen some cool crochet versions so that might be worth a Google!

Up next is painted bottle vases:

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Image via Pinterest from sugarandcharmblog.com

All you do is find an old bottle or vase, pour some paint in the bottom and then tip it upside down! The paint then runs around the inside and you leave it upside down to dry. There seem to be various variations on the type of paint used and the technique but how hard can it be, right?

Similar versions include:

Dip the pot in glue and roll in glitter. Use masking tape to make
 a nice clean line at the top.

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Use rubber bands to create lines, then spray with frosting/etching spray!

Another super easy thing to make is a branch coat hanger. You just screw in a wire hanger top into a branch and voila! I've seen them where the branch is painted or sprayed with metallic paint too.

Branch hanger from A Pair And A Spare.

Here's one for the pet lovers - why not make your kitty a cardboard play house?! Looks pretty easy. Or you can find instructions at marthastewart.com.....

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Cardboard cat house!

This next tutorial can be used for a number of different things:

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Use wallpaper or pretty papers to jazz up a unit!
I've been dreaming of getting some of those old printers trays and filling them with little objects. You can get them for about £30 from ebay. Then you could fill each little square with a different coloured paper. So cool...

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Printer tray from albertandthelion.blogspot.co.nz

Well, that's all I have time for right now as the boyfriend has just arrived (and I'm still in my pyjamas! Blogger widow!)

Hope that inspires you as much as it has me! xx

1 comment:

mary said...

The cat house is superb because it is cheap and simple.

and cats love boxes ;)