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DIY Home Decor | Woven Pom Pom Tassel Cushion

Get your home up-styled with an on-trend DIY woven, tassel and pom pom cushion!

| WHAT YOU NEED |
Cushion | Wool | Needle | Scissors | Optional: pom pom maker


| HOW YOU MAKE IT |
There are lots of options for this DIY: You can either buy or make yourself a cushion for the base, or up-style one you currently have.
I picked up my cushion from Dunelm for just £8.  The covers have a loose knit texture that is perfect for the embellishments I want to add [it wont snag, is nice and chunky to run additional threads through, and as a bonus, the grey trim ties in with my choice of colours nicely]. 

I started by making myself around 20 pom poms, which would be added to two sides as a trim.  To help speed the process up, I used my Multipom tool [used before for this DIY] as this DIY is a little more time intensive than others:
The key to this DIY is to be varied in your textures, so I used a variety of stitch embellishments [being quite random and not at all precise in the lengths as this adds to the overall design and look]:
The most time-consuming aspect of my design was the tassel trim.  I started with a braid, using 2 lengths of wool for each section [6 lengths in total], which would be placed over the top of the tassel to create a neat finish:
I then cut short lengths of wool and then threaded these across the cushion:
You could then leave the tassels like this and then place the braided wool over the top, however; I wanted more texture and fullness, so made my way across the cushion, unravelling the wool with the help of my needle and an episode of Friends to keep me company:
It creates a lovely texture and softness to the embellishment.

Before stitching my braid to the edge, I pulled the braid apart to widen the braid and vary the tightness for interest and detail:
For the remainder of the cushion, I added further stitches, braids and knotted stitch embellishments, varying the colour and sizes:
Finally, I trimmed all the edges of any excess wool and then added my pom poms down each side for a final embellishment and to tie all the woven and stitched embellishments together:
Ready to add to any sofa, chair or bed to adda little colour, texture and modern home decor!

If you love up-styling and DIY-ing your home decor, check out the other ideas in the Home Decor section!



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DIY Jewellery | Wire Bunny Ears Ring

Style-up your Easter with this simple wire ring.

| WHAT YOU NEED |

| HOW YOU MAKE IT |

I started my wire with the base of the ear, leaving a length of excess to use as a join at the end and to trim, holding my pliers at the length that would be the top of the ear and gently bending the wire to meet the base:
...to hold in place, I held my pliers at the base and twisted the wire tightly round once:
I used my pliers to help shape the top of the bunny head:
...and then repeated the same steps to create my second bunny ear, however, wrapped the wire round twice to secure at the base:
With the length remaining, I shaped the round to the back centre, using an existing ring as my size and shaping guide:
...before shaping the wire round to the front to meet the first ear.

To secure in place, I wrapped the end around the base [now matching the second ear] and clamped the wire flush with the pliers in the centre:
...and then trimmed the wire.  A pretty, delicate and simple ring:
This DIY can be easily adapted to create silhouettes of other animals and you can even up-cycle a ring you no longer wear, adding this as an embellishment.

Want to try some more jewellery DIYs? Find more in the Fashion & Accessories tab!

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DIY Home Decor | Acrylic Crystal Trinket Boxes

DIY Home Decor Make Your Own Acrylic Ferrero Rocher Crystal Trinket Storage Box
If you tried the excuse-to-buy Ferrero Rocher gift DIY a few weeks ago [post here], here's how you can re-purpose and style up their boxes, or here is a DIY with the perfect excuse to buy Ferrero Rocher - meaning you are winning either way.

| WHAT YOU NEED |
DIY Home Decor Make Your Own Acrylic Ferrero Rocher Crystal Trinket Storage Box
Ferrero Rocher Box | Geode/Crystal | Hot Glue Gun | Gold Edging Tape

| HOW YOU MAKE THEM |

Ferrero Rocher boxes are the perfect [and cheaper] alternative to acrylic display boxes and with a few embellishments, you can have them styled up to fit in with your home decor.  It's a genuine 30 minute craft and they make great gift boxes too.
DIY Home Decor Make Your Own Acrylic Ferrero Rocher Crystal Trinket Storage Box
There are some compromises to keep in mind though: mainly the embossed details on one end and the bottom - but it was one I was happy to make :
DIY Home Decor Make Your Own Acrylic Ferrero Rocher Crystal Trinket Storage Box
For the lids, and to act as handles, I bought some pointed pink quartz from eBay.  It was a bit of a lottery as the the shape and size, but I was really happy with the pieces I received.  To secure them in place, I Used my hot glue gun, but any strong glue will do:
DIY Home Decor Make Your Own Acrylic Ferrero Rocher Crystal Trinket Storage Box
To add a little detail, style the boxes up and help the boxes tie in with my home decor, I used some of the trim left over from this Mirror DIY to cover the outside of the lid:
DIY Home Decor Make Your Own Acrylic Ferrero Rocher Crystal Trinket Storage Box
As with the mirror DIY, overlap the ends before cutting flush with a craft knife and smooth with the provided tool for a neat finish:
DIY Home Decor Make Your Own Acrylic Ferrero Rocher Crystal Trinket Storage BoxDIY Home Decor Make Your Own Acrylic Ferrero Rocher Crystal Trinket Storage Box
...and the display boxes are complete:
DIY Home Decor Make Your Own Acrylic Ferrero Rocher Crystal Trinket Storage Box
DIY Home Decor Make Your Own Acrylic Ferrero Rocher Crystal Trinket Storage Box
A stylish and simple way to display and store jewellery and trinkets.
DIY Home Decor Make Your Own Acrylic Ferrero Rocher Crystal Trinket Storage Box
DIY Home Decor Make Your Own Acrylic Ferrero Rocher Crystal Trinket Storage Box

If Home Decor DIYs and crafts are your bag - you can find more ideas right HERE.


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DIY Home Decor | Wooden Floating Frame Stand

DIY Home Decor Poundland Upcycle Wooden Floating Frame Stand Dymo Embossed Label Rihanna Quote Art
Motivation to work...or not? I've got you covered.

|WHAT YOU NEED |
DIY Home Decor Poundland Upcycle Wooden Floating Frame Stand Dymo Embossed Label Rihanna Quote Art



| HOW YOU MAKE THEM |

This DIY cost me less than £5 and gave me the perfect excuse to use my embossing label maker again [cost not included].
Take apart your clip frame - hooray for poundland, where you can get 2 of them for your £1 - and keep the clips to one side as we'll need them later.
Use the width of the glass to measure the length of your balsa wood and make small marks with the craft knife:
DIY Home Decor Poundland Upcycle Wooden Floating Frame Stand Dymo Embossed Label Rihanna Quote Art
...before cutting through the wood in long strokes and using a ruler to ensure a straight line:
DIY Home Decor Poundland Upcycle Wooden Floating Frame Stand Dymo Embossed Label Rihanna Quote Art
DIY Home Decor Poundland Upcycle Wooden Floating Frame Stand Dymo Embossed Label Rihanna Quote Art
You'll need four pieces for this DIY:
DIY Home Decor Poundland Upcycle Wooden Floating Frame Stand Dymo Embossed Label Rihanna Quote Art
Now sandwich your glass between two pieces of the wood:
DIY Home Decor Poundland Upcycle Wooden Floating Frame Stand Dymo Embossed Label Rihanna Quote Art
...and using flat pliers to help straighten the clips, use these to hold the two pieces together, pushing each end through the wood [it's really easy]:
DIY Home Decor Poundland Upcycle Wooden Floating Frame Stand Dymo Embossed Label Rihanna Quote Art
Add two each side and these will help the stand sit upright:
DIY Home Decor Poundland Upcycle Wooden Floating Frame Stand Dymo Embossed Label Rihanna Quote Art
DIY Home Decor Poundland Upcycle Wooden Floating Frame Stand Dymo Embossed Label Rihanna Quote Art
My original idea was to add a instagram-style frame to the back, so that photos could be swapped in and out [which you could do], but happy for any excuse to use my label maker, we now have some quote art for my desk and that I will be taking in to the office.
DIY Home Decor Poundland Upcycle Wooden Floating Frame Stand Dymo Embossed Label Rihanna Quote Art

DIY Home Decor Poundland Upcycle Wooden Floating Frame Stand Dymo Embossed Label Rihanna Quote Art
Because, who doesn't want this song stuck in their head?

DIY Home Decor Poundland Upcycle Wooden Floating Frame Stand Dymo Embossed Label Rihanna Quote Art
...and who needs someone to encourage them to stop working?

DIY Home Decor Poundland Upcycle Wooden Floating Frame Stand Dymo Embossed Label Rihanna Quote Art
Fun, easy and cheap to make - give it a go!



If Home Decor DIYs and crafts are your bag - you can find more ideas right HERE.


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