• Posts Tagged ‘craft’

    Autumn wreath

    by  • 28/09/2014 • Country craft • 1 Comment

    AUTUMN WREATH | COUNTRY DAYS | COUNTRY HOMES AND INTERIORS BLOG

    Autumn is knocking at the door so why not make a beautiful seasonal wreath to hang up at an entrance? As featured in our soon to be seen November issue, this wreath is created from colourful foliage and berries and brings a real sense of the season to a home.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Sew jolly shoe bags

    by  • 07/09/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    JOLLY SHOE BAGS COUNTRY HOMES AND INTERIORS

    Sort and store shoes in bright and breezy shoe bags simply made with fabric and a plaited wool cord.

    Easy to make simply cut out a rectangle of fabric (we used Autumn Leaves, £16 a petre, John Lewis and Passaro, 120 205, £27 a metre, Scion) with pinking sheers or with normal scissors and overlock around the edges. Fold in half width ways, right side facing, pin and sew a hem along the bottom and edge of the rectangle stopping 5cm from the top edge. Press the side edge seam open and fold over. Turn the top edge over, pin and hem to leave a channel, then turn back and press again. Plait lengths of wool together and thread through the channel then knot together to finish.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Arrange bright berries and flowers

    by  • 31/08/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    Arrange pretty berry and flower following Country Homes and Interior instructions

    Celebrate berry season and arrange colourful clusters into beautiful posies to brighten up the home. Blend garden favourite Hypericum blooms and berries with tawny eucalyptus leaves to add a seasonal glow to a room or hand-tie with a golden ribbon as a gorgeous gift idea for loved ones.

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    Chic sun canopy

    by  • 17/08/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

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    Turn your favourite fabric into a bright and breezy canopy to dress outdoor dining or seating spaces and create shelter from the wind, sun and even light showers. This sun canopy idea can easily be fashioned from draping a fabric over branches or canes or made to last by properly hemming the edges and securing in place on chunky poles and tied to a wall. Why not try using a oilcloth or pvc fabric to make it rain-proof too to make outdoor entertaining possible whatever the weather.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Craft a pretty blind

    by  • 17/08/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    Make this pretty blind following Country Homes and Interiors easy instructions

    Make the most of dinky windows and give them a double dose of style with a lovely blind featuring decorative ribbon ties and complementary fabrics. To make place the main and co-ordinating fabrics together right side facing and hem all around leaving a 2cm gap. Turn out and slip stitch the seam gap, then press. Attach lengths of ribbon either side of the blind measuring the full length of the fabrics plus about 10cm. Hang the blind up at the window – this can be done with self-adhesive velcro – main fabric facing outwards. Roll up the blind with the co-ordinating fabric facing outwards then secure in place with the ribbon ties.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Pretty hanging shelves

    by  • 10/08/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    Hanging shelves craft idea by Country Homes and Interiors blog

    We love this nifty hanging shelves idea made from reclaimed wooden boards and webbing tape. It’s the perfect place to display seasonal finds and can easily be moved from room to room. Simply dust and smooth off any splintered edges from the boards. Give the edges a lick of paint and allow to dry. Stitch together matching loops of webbing tape at measured intervals then attach to the ceiling with cuphooks.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Be inspired to craft with Make It Home

    by  • 03/08/2014 • Country craft • 2 Comments

    MAKE IT HOME MAGAZINE | COUNTRY DAYS | COUNTRY HOMES AND INTERIORS

    Stamp your own mark on your home with this inspiring guide to modern crafting. Packed with over 290 simple to achieve beautiful ideas and creative makes, there’s projects to try from window treatments to cushions and furniture upcycling to easy decorations. Including beautiful photography, templates and how-to instructions, Make It Home shows you how to bring a handmade feel to every room. Click here to find out how to buy your copy now!

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    Make this stylish bed canopy

    by  • 27/07/2014 • Country craft • 2 Comments

    BED CANOPY|BEDROOM|COUNTRYDAYS|COUNTRY HOMES AND INTERIOR BLOG,HOUSETOHOME,CRAFT

    Lend a little drama to your bedroom with an elegant bed canopy made with a length of draped fabric. As featured in our soon to be seen September issue, this canopy is simple to make yet such a striking addition to a room. To find out how to make click here.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Country craft; ribbon chair decoration

    by  • 20/07/2014 • Country craft • 1 Comment

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    Try these colourful ribbon chair decoration idea for adding a jolly look to outdoor dining.

    Looking for easy and almost instant outdoor party decoration ideas? Then you’ll love this ribbon chair decoration idea which adds a quick pop of colour with a few loops and lengths. Simply cut a long length of ribbon and fold in half, loop over the chair back, pull the loose ends through the loop and tighten. Add lots of colourul lengths across the back of the chair to give real impact especially as they catch and wave in the breeze.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Country craft; handkerchief bunting

    by  • 13/07/2014 • Country craft • 1 Comment

    Handkerchief bunting decoration Country Homes and Interiors blog

    Peg up handkerchiefs or fabric remnants to make pretty bunting decorations.

    We love this easy bunting decoration idea as seen in our latest issue- a great way of displaying favourite handkerchiefs, hand-me-down scarves or even squares of pretty fabric. Simply gather your squares (they can be any size and hem finished or raw edged) and give them an iron. Hang a length of string or ribbon where the bunting is to go then peg the squares along it’s length using dolly or pincer pegs. Use wooden styles for a rustic touch or colourful plastic for a jolly look.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

     

     

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