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How to make an egg tree

How to make an egg tree

The design for this whimsical egg tree derives from eastern European folk art. The basket at the bottom is traditionally used for bread. The tree makes a spectacular centrepiece at Easter when filled with dyed or painted eggs. At Christmas, turn it into a decorative Christmas tree by putting night lights in the egg holders and filling the basket with presents or sweets (candies). Tinned copper wire has been used here as it is ideal for kitchenware. It is as malleable as copper wire and has the added advantage that it does not tarnish. The egg tree can, of course, be made from cheaper and more readily available wire. For a different finish it could be wrapped in natural-coloured string.

Making a mosaic basin splashback

Making a mosaic basin splashback

The subject of preventing water from splashing our walls can, quite honestly, be rather dull. Unfortunately we have to be practical about these matters. However it is attention to detail that makes all the difference and this handsome basin splashback, which took such a short time to make, really adds a finishing touch to my newly decorated bathroom. The same technique and style can be applied for the kitchen project, to create a splashback for kitchen sink or cooker. 

How to hang pictures?

How to hang pictures?

One thing that is more sad than blank walls in ones house is to see a single lonely picture in acres of space. Especially if it is hanged so high up that nobody can see it. It does’nt have to be like this. And you don’t have to be in the possession of valuable pieces of art. Family photos, childrens’ drawings, posters or emerging local artist’s work – everything can look great on your wall. There are loads of different ways that you can hang pictures. Here are some ideas and methods to inspire you.

Plaster-dipped silk flowers and plastic fruit

Plaster-dipped silk flowers and plastic fruit

This project is very interesting for adults as much as for children. Dipping silk flowers and plastic fruit in fine plaster results in very unusual and unique home decoration. Make your own arrangements of the all elements of the project and you will get an excellent piece of art on the end, though the result may be unexpected.

A modern home decoration: Concrete Water Bottles

A modern home decoration: Concrete Water Bottles

The plastic water bottle has become the nemesis of the environmental movement. It represents everything against sustainability: a nonrenewable, petroleum-based package; a natural product that is abundant and unnecessarily bottled; and an outright superfluous item that millions of consumers toss out on a daily bases.

Patchwork Noticeboard

Patchwork Noticeboard

Here is an interesting project on how to make a decorative patchwork  noticeboard for your kitchen or study, or children’s room.  You can try to make the kind of patchwork that you would like to own on a number of occasions. But not the simple machined squares; you can go for other shapes, too. Also, you can cheat. Paper can be just effective as chintz or flannel scraps. Try to make it – it’s a real fun!

Vintage Metal Signs As a Home Decoration

Vintage Metal Signs As a Home Decoration

Vintage metal signs can bring a unique touch to a home or office. They can be classic or artistic, and can bring an antique feel. For the home, metal signs can be found in numerous varieties. In the kitchen, the popular food and beverage brand advertisements of the 40’s and 50’s are often used for decoration i.e. message signs like Mom’s Kitchen’, ‘Always Open’, ‘Kitchen Closed’ etc. You can even order a custom metal signs with a message of your choice. Vintage car adverts, speed limit and vintage metal signs are used extensively for garages.

How to display everyday items?

How to display everyday items?

You have got your vintage items sorted, but the question of what to do with your everyday things is bound to be asked. We just don’t think about them. There are certain items in the home – remote controls, boxes of tissues and keys, to mention but a few – that cant’s just be kept in drawers all the time. You have to live! Try out some of the following tips to turn them into vintage styling opportunities.

Hot Water Bottle Cover

Hot Water Bottle Cover

Everyone loves a hot water bottle. The calendars and thermometers are not nearly accurate at announcing the arrival of cold weather as the calls for hot water bottles at bedtime. To make a beautiful and unique hot water bottle cover you can knit your own piece, but if you are seriously unaccomplished knitter, you can borrow somebody else’s knitting to achieve the same effect.

Handmade Celebration Party Decor

Handmade Celebration Party Decor

Do leave plenty of time to make decorations for your celebration party. Remember that every last detail, from the venue itself right down to the drinks is a potential styling opportunity. None of it has to be expensive. As with styling your home, you can achieve a wonderful look for your celebration with a combination of second-hand shopping and home crafting.