diy summer: deco masterpost

Deco masterpost time! Easily the longest masterpost so far, I’ll most definitely be making a part #2 for this. There’s just so many good deco projects out there, I couldn’t cram them all into one blog post! For now though, here is part #1 of the deco DIY masterpost:

  • Ombre Candle Votive
    Lately, I’ve developed a love for candles (mostly to roast mini marshmallows over them), so any way to make my pretty candles look even prettier is a good project in my books!
  • MDP Doily Lamp
    So I just found this tutorial, and I think I’m in love. Definitely going to try and make myself a DIY lamp globe when I re-decorate my room. I can really see it being more of a lamp egg though…
  • Framed Branch Jewellery Holder
    An adorable way to hold my excesses of jewellery that crosses natural, minimal and vintage style? Yes please! Expect to see a post about this DIY project going up pretty quickly!
  • Celestial Wire Orbs
    Combining my love of space and crafts here! This is a priority project for redecorating my new room — maybe hanging a few off bookshelves, and scattered amongst photos?
  • Lace Twinkle Lights
    Liven up your fairy lights! I was planning on having fairy lights up for my 18th, so this tutorial just means they’ll be extra cute! Not that anyone will notice…
  • Hanging Planters
    Another little project which I don’t plan on doing just yet, but want to keep ahold of for when I hit student dorm rooms at Uni.
  • Bed Canopy
    For those of you looking to add more of a fairytale, dreamy vibe to your room, this little project is perfect! I don’t think it’ll work for me just yet, so holding onto this one for when I go to Uni.
  • Kitty Planters
    Recycling, or upcycling, at it’s cutest! At first glance, I’d never have guessed the kitty planters were originally the bottoms of bottles! Just goes to show how much a little creativity can change something!
  • Studded Tree Stump Side Table
    Such a cool idea, but I think I’d leave the studs off? I don’t know, to me it looks a little tacky, but I love the idea of painting a tree stump for a side table.
  • Denim Whale
    Okay, so it’s not strictly a deco project, but it was too cute not to put on any of the lists. Ideal as a gift for someone, or to keep as your own cuddly whale friend!
  • Teacup Candles
    More candles! Aka, time for me to go charity shop hunting to find myself some cute teacups for my candles. Wish me luck!
  • Heart Wind Chime
    Oka, sure, it’s not anywhere near Valentines Day, but this windchime is just too cute to resist! Plus, who doesn’t love a little bit of love in the air?
  • Candy Jar Terranium
    This is too cute! And for those of us who don’t have the perks of a garden, or at least a big garden, it’s an adorable, manageable substitute for now.
  • Dream Catchers
    As a child, I’d always loved dream catchers. They were pretty to look at, and the idea that they kept bad dreams away was reassuring! Now, I think they’d make a beautiful, thoughtful gift to friends and family.

Still a few more posts to come in the DIY masterpost series yet! If you try any out, I’d love to see your results — I plan on sharing mine, disastrous or not. At least you can have a laugh at my expense if the dream catchers look a little less dreamy and a little more nightmarey?

Elle ❤

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diy summer: fashion masterpost

I’ve always loved arts and crafts, but haven’t really had much time lately, with exams and all, to dabble in the creative side of life. So, during summer, hopefully things will be a bit more colourful and messy. For each of the bullet points, I’ll write up a full post with pictures when I get round to it. For now though, in case you want a little inspiration to bring out the child at heart, here you go!

  • Crescent Moon T-Shirt
    I’m thinking the design idea on an oversized, boxy black crop top. Should look super cute with a pair of colourful, high-waisted shorts to add a summery kick to the outfit!
  • Book Clutch Bag
    I think this is such a good idea, and reading through the tutorial, it doesn’t look overly complicated. Goodbye English Literature assigned books, hello cute book clutches!
  • Kimono Cape
    I’m a little bit completely in love with the trend of kimonos right now, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. The only issue is how expensive some of them can be, so this DIY project is perfect, and definitely a priority for me. Go check it out!
  • Lace Shorts
    Got a pair of old shorts which look, well, just a tad on the dull side? This is the perfect tutorial for you then! I think I might actually cut up a pair of my old jeans just because this looks adorable!
  • No Sew Crop Top
    A great fashion tutorial for the… less great seamstresses amongst us. Aka me. Perfect addition to any summer wardrobe again though, and you could add your own extra details on, like little flowers around the collar, for the unique factor!
  • Crochet Side Panel Top
    Upcycled tops with a vintage vibe? Yes please! Not too complicated, so not much can go wrong with this tutorial, and I bet you won’t see many other people sporting this unique, retro style top!
  • Vintage Style Head Scarf
    I was so happy finding this, as it’s a pain to find nice hair dos and hair accessories that work with a pixie cut. Thank god though, it’s cute, it’s vintage style and it’s a win for any hair length!
  • Gathered Skirt
    For those of you how are a little better when it comes to the needle and thread, try out this free skirt tutorial and play about with length and fabric to get some unique, in fashion gathered skirts? Who said looking good needs to be expensive?
  • Ombre Shirt
    For those old shirts we all have lying around in our wardrobe, try this tutorial to give them some extra life and style! I’m definitely going to try this one, and if the first attempt works well? Expect a rainbow of ombre shirts!
  • Shirt to Cut Out Dress
    I’ve seen this dress style everywhere lately, and it’s so new and cute, and just perfect for summer! This DIY dress is definitely on my priority list to have a go at, and it looks so simple too!
  • Decorated SunglassesSo I have a thing for sunglasses, the sillier and bolder the better! I’m definitely going to be overusing and abusing this tutorial, so expect plenty of sunglasses to come out of this DIY project!
  • Chain Harness
    So I debated whether this counted as jewellery or fashion, and in the end decided to put a different chain harness tutorial in each! A little naughtier than some of the other DIYs, I think this would look gorgeous on top of a simple, slim fitting dress on a night out.

Originally, I was just going to make one overall masterpost, but there were s000o many DIY and craft projects that I fell in love with, I just had to split it into categories so it wasn’t too long. So, expect a jewellery, deco, recipes and beauty masterpost (and maybe more!) over the next few weeks too!

Aaaaand, for the projects that go well, I’ll upload a post explaining them with my own personal little tips and tricks, so keep watching this spot!

Elle ❤