Crafts are a great way of creating the home interior that you’ve always dreamed of without spending a fortune. By adding homemade personal touches, you really can make a house a home. To give you some inspiration over the coming weeks and months, we’ve put together a few of our favourite ideas that we know will get your creative juices flowing, and ignite your next spark of inspiration.
Light up your life
Lighting can make all the difference to the mood and ambience of a room, and the good news is that you don't need to be an electrician to do it! Fairy lights can add an elegant and calming presence without having to get a professional involved. Try winding a set of white lights down the bannisters and have them on all night long. Or hang them down the corner of a room for some added cosiness!
Upcycling is the future
Reusing everyday items to create something new, rather than just chucking them in the rubbish, is a creative way of adding some character and individual flair to the home. Glass food jars come in all shapes and sizes and once you’ve pulled the sticky labels off you can use them for all kinds of crafts.
They can make a quirky glass for evening cocktails the next time you have friends and family over in the garden, or a cute vase for your latest selection of handpicked wildflowers. You could even pop some fairy lights inside a giant jar for a rustic take on a homemade lantern.
A wall of memories
Transform your kitchen or landing with a memory wall. With a piece of cork or an unwanted notice board, you have the starting point for your next craft project. Add ribbons, cute little clips, mini bunting, perhaps even some picture wire, and then start adding the photos and keepsakes that make up your very own treasure trove of memories.
These are just a few of the crafts you can use to brighten up your home! Crafts is one of those hobbies that just gets more and more enjoyable the longer you do it. We know once you get started you just won’t want to stop, so make a start today and in no time your home will be transformed into your own personal oasis.