C&G’s Guide to Home DIY Projects

Have you been struggling to keep yourself entertained amidst this lockdown? We understand – it’s difficult when our favourite cafes and shopping hotspots aren’t operating business as usual. However, many people are taking the time to invest in DIY projects – perhaps you can give it a try? The best thing about DIY is it doesn’t matter if you’ve been making your own homewares for years or you’ve never picked up a drill – it’s all about what interests you! Not sure where to start? This latest C&G blog lists some simple and fun home DIY ideas to try. Enjoy!

Hand Drawn Mugs and Cups

Add a personal touch to your homewares by taking a Sharpie marker and decorating them with inspirational messages or cute drawings. By design they are also wonderful gift ideas to send to loved ones! Pop them in the oven once completed to make your art permanent. To avoid faded drawings you may have to commit to handwashing the cups rather than using a dishwasher. Lincraft has some useful tips and design ideas to inspire you!

Homemade Lip Balm

Cold days are approaching, and your lips will thank you for keeping them moisturised with homemade lip balm. It’s one less thing to worry about, especially if they’re running low on stock at the shops! The best part is they’re very cost-effective to make and you can alter the flavours to suit your tastes. This website has some recipes you can follow, including one for lemon coconut lip balm!

Pet Suitcase Bed

All this spare time calls for an early Spring clean, right? Found some old suitcases you no longer need? Do you also have a pet that you love to spoil? Put two and two together and make them a comfortable suitcase bed! This website has some instructions you can follow to make your furry companion a creative space that also adds a unique flair to your interior design. There are a number of variations and you can alter the design to best suit your home.

Mini Terrariums

This one’s for the aspiring green thumbs amongst us! It can be as simple as filling old jars with pebbles, soil or moss. Add some small terrarium plants and fish tank decorations and voila! Mini gardens you can place around your home for some extra greenery. This Pinterest page also contains more ideas if you want to level up your plant game and try your luck with succulents or larger plants.

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