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This post is part of a sponsored partnership with Staedtler Do you often find yourself discarding your favourite pieces of jewellery around the house? If your nightly ritual includes leaving your rings and necklaces on your bedside table this is the DIY for you!  I'm guessing you've assumed that this trinket dish is made from some type of leather? Well look again folks, this catch-all dish has been made from clay. (Yes that's right, clay!!!) FIMO has created a leather-effect clay and it's pure GENIUS. Before I tried it I was a little sceptical, I figured it would be strange to work with and wouldn't really look like leather but I was sooooo wrong.  I'm so excited to share this project with you, I'm rarely this excited about a product but this is something special. The beauty of this clay is that once you've baked it becomes flexible. You can bend it, emboss it, cut it and even sew it. (Think of all the things you could make wit...
This is a paid collaboration with Gorilla glue . (Ad) I'm a big fan of rainbow motifs, in fact, I'd go as far to say I'm a little bit addicted! My love for rainbow decor began with Gabe's nursery but it's not just for kids. Unlike the bright multicoloured rainbows of our childhood, the recent trend for using a more muted rainbow palette means you can easily introduce this playful decor into even the most 'grown-up' home. I've teamed up with Gorilla to make some cute polymer clay magnets that will bring a touch of childhood whimsy to your fridge or noticeboard. (The good news for minimalists out there.. you can make these designs as colourful or as paired back as you wish!) Materials needed. Polymer clay set Neodymium Magnets Gorilla Super Glue Brush and Nozzle Craft knife Step 1.  Take 4 complementary shades of polymer clay . I'm using a simple light to dark gradient for my rainbow with white, grey and bla...
if you've been a little absent over here recently you might have missed my obsession with all things cane (see this cabinet,  this headboard  and this bedside table  DIY's as proof.)  if you love cane furniture as much as me the good news is i'm back with a boho take on a classic storage unit.. the IKEA besta . i love the versatility of this storage unit, it comes in so many options, sizes and combinations you can easily pick a selection that works in your home.  i chose to create this sideboard storage unit using the larger besta units (fyi there are other options in the IKEA besta range like media units/single/double freestanding cabinets that would also look equally great with this makeover.)  i've used a different type of cane webbing to my other projects and i have to say i like this more delicate weave a lot (i have some offcuts that i'm going to stash away in case i think of some smaller projects in the future.) you can read the f...
this is a sponsored partnership with creative rox. hey guys, i've been meaning to share this project for a while (i can't believe it's almost october... gah!) if you didn't already know i'm totally having a moment with clay, it's such a versatile material and i'm a huge fan of both polymer and air-dry clay for my projects. i have a big collection of plants at home and i love to make my own decorative planters for them (especially for my cacti and succulents which don't need much tlc) today i've teamed up with creative rox to show you how to make this cute textured planter that you can pop your plant babies into for some instant style! plus, to celebrate the launch of their new website you can grab 10% off the materials to make your own using the code BURK10 until sept 30th. materials needed: air dry clay craft knife rolling pin ruler step 1. roll out your clay using a rolling pin. (you want the clay to be app...
i've been making a bunch of stuff for gabes' nursery lately aaaaand i keep meaning to share it with you guys and then get tied up doing mum stuff or watching trash tv and yep ...my bad.  however, i finally remembered to document making something so here we are, hurrah! as you know i love muted earthy tones (especially now those autumnal months are creeping in) i keep seeing rainbow decor allll over my pinterest feed so i wanted to make some ornaments that i could hang in gabe's room to add a little extra cuteness.  (be warned my rainbow aesthetic is more brown than bright) materials: terracotta clay acrylic paint brushes craft knife rolling pin step 1. roll out your clay to about 5mm thick. I'm using this  air dry clay . i ordered terracotta clay instead of white by mistake and wow i'm happy about it, terracotta clay fits my colour scheme waaay better.  (it does however get on your hands so you'll need to give them...