Several methods of decorating wood exploit its natural grain pattern. Limed wood imitates the old custom of painting wooden furniture with diluted limewash left over from painting the walls in farmhouses. Now, instead of using limewash, liming wax (a mixture of beewax and whiting) is worked into the wood and the surface is polished, leaving the residue of white wax in the grain.
With these upcycle project ideas you will discover new ways to reuse fabric remnants, wrapping and wallpaper off-cuts, and other household items. It is surprising what can be done with a little resources, a bit of effort and a good plan. You may be able to restore the old piece of furniture and put it with a pride in your bedroom, create an unique presents for friend or family or refresh your home with small additions you have make yourself. And all that can be so affordable and easy to make. So exciting!
Celebrating a birth of a baby is a perfect excuse to get crafting and there’s something particularly satisfying about making a special gift for the new arrival, especially if it is something that can be kept and displayed for years to come. You can really go wrong with a pretty decorative picture frame – it is perfect for the new baby, but really suitable for any little girl.
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!
Old baggage comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Many bags and cases still have shipping labels from their last journeys and some interesting clues as to whom they belonged. They were built to withstand robust handling as they were portered between boat, railway luggage car, cart or carriage, stacked high and packed full.
When your guests arrive to the dinner, make sure they have a unforgettable, scary, funny time. Spend a little of your spare time to create and organize a beautiful table decorations for the Halloween diner party, and be sure that all your guests will remember it for long time. Happy Halloween!!!
The Halloween is close now… It’s time to be scared and to scare others. But it’s time more than everything else to have a fun. The fun starts with preparations for a day. So, find a nice pumpkin, prepare papers and colours, scissors and glues…. and be creative. Here we are giving you the story about the Halloween and a few nice pictures to direct you to do things by yourself. Use a modelling clay, paper-mache or fabric to make “scary” witches, black cats, Jack-o-Lantern or skeletons… Make a dolls, table decorations, unique cushions, wall hangings, hounted houses, treat baskets and many other things to have unforgetable Halloween night.