Stephanie Stanesby

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Stephanie is a freelance writer, creating craft + sewing, tutorials + patterns for websites and magazines.
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Posted in DIY Projects | by Stephanie Stanesby, on May 24, 2017

DIY Arm Knitting Yarn Cushion Cover

It is really simple to make your very own arm knit cushion cover. You just need some yarn, a pair of willing arms and about 45minutes! Arm knitting, creates really beautiful, large scale stitches, which add great texture and comfort to your soft furnishings. You can choose neutral or strong colours, depending upon the colour palette...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Stephanie Stanesby, on May 15, 2017

How To Make A Kokedama Planter

The Japanese art of Kokedama is a Japanese gardening method where the root system of a plant is first wrapped in moss then in soil and then finally finished with moss and string creating a moss (Koke) ball (dama). They can be displayed on plates, driftwood or pottery or hung; adding a sculptural quality, particularly...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Stephanie Stanesby, on April 24, 2017

Storage Drawer Box Update

Autumn 2016 saw the debut of the mixed pattern trend at New York Fashion Week. Interior design trends can often take their cue from the fashion industry. What better way to create a statement piece by making a storage drawer box update utilising a bold mix of patterns in this year’s must have palette. Here...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Stephanie Stanesby, on April 19, 2017

DIY IKEA Dresser Hack With Contact Paper

It is easy to update your bedroom with a DIY dresser hack, featuring a minimalistic geometric design. You can create a design that is as individual as you are and add a splash of colour to bland furniture! A really great way to update your home décor is to give your furniture a new look...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Stephanie Stanesby, on April 12, 2017

IKEA Expedit or Kallax Hack

The Expedit shelving units (now replaced by the Kallax system) have been a popular, budget-friendly staple in many homes, they lend themselves very well to a DIY Bookcase Makeover. Taking a basic item and making it individual, can be easily achieved especially using a readily available material such as contact paper. One of vogue’s interior...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Stephanie Stanesby, on March 1, 2017

DIY Mason Jar Votives

Mason jar votives are a wonderful way to add mood lighting to your home. They are perfect for adding a warm, romantic atmosphere to your valentine’s day celebrations, an anniversary dinner or a wedding. To make these mason jar votives a little more modern, a copper rose paint and XO stencil is sure to add...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Stephanie Stanesby, on February 27, 2017

Cardboard Cactus DIY

Cacti are one of the biggest design trends of 2017 and this cardboard cactus DIY is a great way to work this trend into your home. Whether you don’t want the responsibility of caring for a living cactus or you simply want to incorporate the cacti trend in a more functional way, With a few...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Stephanie Stanesby, on February 22, 2017

DIY Copper Wire Heart Photo Holder

Photographic displays can make a house a home. You can personalise a wall with a picture frames and canvases, but there is something simple and easily changeable about a photo wire! A copper wire heart photo holder is a great way to add valentines decor to your home, you can fill the hearts with photos...

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