Thursday, 30 June 2016

Craft your way to a better home

Craft your way to a better home

Your home deserves a little more personality, a little more love and a little more pride – and crafting your way to a better home is a great way to achieve these things! It’s easy to do as well, whether you’re a knitter, a scrapbooker or a painter, you can create beautiful pieces to adorn your home with or apply your crafting skills to your property to give it a boost. It’s time to dig out the craft supplies and try some of these ideas:

Create a focal painting
Your living room deserves some of your art work on the walls, no matter how amateur you feel it is. Grab that paint brush and get to work on a large canvas to feature on your walls, the feeling of pride once it’s hung up will be worth it, plus it will cost a lot less than something you can pick up in a shop and mean more to you. Be sure to tell everyone who visits that it’s your artwork!

Put together a snug quilt for the sofa
There’s nothing better than snuggling up in the winter months beneath a large quilt with your favourite film on the TV and a warm drink (or something alcoholic). So if you enjoy quilting get to work putting together something special for your very own sofa – you’ve more than likely created quilts for friends and family in the past. Put a quilt together using old shirts of family members, old baby blankets or clothes or simply pretty fabric that matches the décor in the living room.

Decoupage the furniture
If you’re an avid scrapbooker, then decoupage should be right up your street and is a great way of using craft to update your home. Pull together clippings from magazines or even wallpaper and assemble these on the furniture you want to decorate in a way that’s pleasing to you. Then it’s time to get the Mod Podge and varnish out and get busy applying these to your side table or chair legs. Here’s a tutorial on how to do this if you aren’t sure.

Light up the candles
Candle making kits are easy to come by these days and allow you to create pretty wax decorations for your home featuring scents you love – and can get creative with! Alternatively, if you don’t want to use a kit then follow this tutorial using ingredients you can easily pick up online or in your local hobby store and get crafting! There’s nothing better than coming home and lighting a candle with a soothing scent to help you relax at the end of the day.

Try out some of these simple craft ideas to enhance your home and you will soon have a space filled with décor made with love, care and pride. 

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