6 DIY Bedroom Wall Art Ideas

DIY Wallart ideasI recently moved a double bed into my room and ever since the blank wall above it has been bothering me. DIY seems to be the most cost effective option, so here are some of my favourite ideas.

1. Chevron Painted Canvas

DIY Wallart ideas 1

I’ve done this before for my boyfriend’s apartment and it really is super easy. The most time consuming part is drawing the pattern with pencil. Remember to start with the lightest colour and then be careful when painting with the darker colour.

2. Heart Bunting

DIY Wallart ideas 2

This couldn’t be simpler. I think this would be best to add a little interest if you already have height courtesy of a headboard or pillows. It adds a nice pop of colour and a little interest.

3. Hand Painted Wall

DIY Wallart ideas 3

This beautiful statement wall is Elsie’s from a Beautiful Mess. Follow her steps to create this here. Don’t do the entire wall, rather do a few lines centred above the bed.

4. Material Tassels

DIY Wallart ideas 4Create a few tassels from material rather than crinkle paper to create a more muted decoration for above the bed.

5. Paper Heart Wall Art

DIY Wallart ideas 5

This is great for children’s rooms as the children can make it on their own. Get the DIY guide here.

6. Art Wall

DIY Wallart ideas 6

This is the least affordable option but possibly the most impressive. Buy secondhand frames and spray them all in the same colour scheme. Get creative with your art as there are some amazing free printables on the web. Pretty cards and favourite quotes add a personal touch. Get the DIY guide here to see how to assemble it.

Continue Reading

DIY: Jewelled Earrings

100_5089I got this DIY idea here from A Pair & A Spare for Vogue Australia. It is really a super easy way to make earrings that look really professional. The only tip I can share is that it might be best to cut your design from the plastic before sticking the jewels, as I couldn’t get into all the small spaces. Luckily you can only see it when you’re very near. Happy weekend!

Continue Reading

DIY Floral Headband

100_4906 edited geskryf

Inspired by some the floral headgear worn at the summer music festivals, I decided to share my easy to achieve floral headband. It has become somewhat predictable to wear a floral crown at a festival, but it still makes a pretty picture. This could also be great for weddings or just because…

What you’ll need:

  • Paper craft roses, about 10
  • Plain, flat Alice band
  • Scissors
  • 1 m Thin Sateen Ribbon, in a matching colour
  • Clear Drying Glue, such as Bostik

What to do:

  1. Starting at the center of the band, wrap the each flower’s wire around the band as tightly as possible. Trim any excess wire not necessary to keep the flower in place.
  2. When done wrapping the flowers, make sure that they are evenly spaced and that each flower is facing upright.
  3. Place a little glue under each flower head and gently press the flower onto the band. Let dry.
  4. Starting at one end of the band, tightly wrap the ribbon around it taking care to cover all the wire and leaving gaps for the flowers.
  5. Glue each end of the ribbon on to the band and leave to dry.
  6. Check that there are no exposed wires from the roses before wearing.

P.S. Don’t worry about the wire from the flowers as it is super flexible and covered so it won’t hurt.

Continue Reading

Free Valentine’s Day Postcard Printables

100_2191_editedTo celebrate Valentine’s day I’ve decided to share the love with these free Valentine’s day printable postcard cards. There are two designs available, card 1 below and card 2 above. So choose your favourite!

100_2222Both designs are PDF documents with two sides- a front design and a back with space to write your Valentine a lovely message. They are best printed both sides on quality card stock. Just be sure to check your printer’s weight limit before printing.

Card 1

Card 2

Continue Reading

DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Earings

100_2106I love making jewellery that is simple, foolproof and just plain pretty! I’ve made these earrings a thousand times and decided to share this simple DIY with you just in time for Valentine’s Day. It leaves you with more than enough time to go and buy the necessities and create a beautiful pair for each of your girlfriends. The simplest gift made with love are often the best!

100_2092

What you will need:

  • A pair of pliers that can do delicate work
  • Earing Hooks
  • Heart Charms

Both the earring hooks and charms can be bought at your local bead shop for relatively cheap. I go to Kaqala Beads in Cape Town.

100_2105

What to do:

  1. Bend the earing hook’s loop open with pliers.
  2. Place charm in earing hook.
  3. Close the loop. Finito!

100_2147

Continue Reading

DIY: Holiday Drink Stirrer

100_1954

What you need:

  • Tinsel
  • Scissors
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Bostik glue
  • Cherries or berries

Method:

  1. Cut 4cm pieces tinsel, as many as you want to make
  2. Place a little Bostik glue on the end of the skewer and firmly press the 2 ends of a piece of tinsel in the glue. Hold in place for a few seconds before letting go to dry thoroughly.
  3. Serve with a cherry or berry on the end in a drink. You might have to cut the skewer to fit a shorter glass.
Continue Reading

DIY: Gift Cards and Gift Tags

It might not be Christmas season yet, but the gift-giving season sure has arrived. With all the weddings, Kitchen Teas and Baby showers there are a lot of cards or gift tags to be made- depending on your preference.

I love making DIY cards as they are easy, cost effective and much more personal than just any shop bought card. Here are two cards I made recently.

I recently bought me a glue-pen from the craft shop, and it is the best tool I’ve bought yet. As you can see it is great when used with glitter. You can even write someone’s name or a cute message. I have to add though that I bought the thicker pen, which means that I can’t create a very delicate design, but I like the boldness of the pen.

Here are a few must haves for card making!

  1. Glitter Alphabet Letters
  2. Washi Tape- can spruce up any old gift tag
  3. Gross Grain Ribbons- To add colour and attach gift tag
  4. Glitter in all shapes and colours
  5. Quality card stock- Should be textured and thick
  6. Metallic Pens
  7. ZIG Glue Pen

Do share any ideas and must haves of yours. Happy card making!

Continue Reading