{The DIY Nest} Shibori napkins at the ready..

If you want to impress your dinner guests with a little DIY then look no further than this brilliant video that will teach you how to make Shibori Napkins from the brilliant peeps at Homes to Love.

shibori napkins

Even I could do this!

Find the video here -> Shibori Napkins

So get crackin’ today nesters x

{The Nest DIY} Felt flower crowns

If you are looking for something to do with your little birdies these school holidays, why not get your craft on.

Now, hold on, I know we are not all Martha Stewart-esk kinda art people, but I think this little project is totally doable.felt flower crown

The gorgeous blog Delia Creates has put together a brilliant tutorial on how to create a Felt Flower Crown.

If you are all clever and an over-achiever you can even create your own felt flowers, but to the rest of us the creation of a crown will be enough!

Happy crafting Nesters x

{The Nest DIY} Dip me in paint and call me craft

If you are looking to add a smidge more cool to your home decor then check out this super-duper easy DIY that you can do this weekend!

It is predicted to be bloody fresh outside in snowmageddon this weekend so stay indoors and get your craft on.

Here is a brilliant list of DIY Colour Dipping to get you started from Mums Grapevine.

We personally love the lush stools:
stoolsPlus, we can’t wait to get started on the vases.

O, My! Milk-Bottle-VasesHappy crafting Nesters x

{The Nest DIY} Guess who you can do!

Shut. The. Back. Door.

This is awesome and you have no excuse not to bust out the DIY this weekend and make this bad boy!diy-guess-who-board-game-almost-makes-perfect1

Hello, it’s DIY Guess Who. I kid you not!

The site shows you exactly what you need to make your very own version. Make sure you add Uncle Frankie, the crazy drunk and cousin Susie who smells funky.

You are so welcome Nesters.

{DIY Nesting} A plank of wood, some rope and a lazy Saturday..

I, myself am capable of brilliant DIY. Like for example yesterday, I made my toddler-bird a jam sandwich. Yep all by myself.

To some people though, they like making actual pretty stuff (sorry jam sandwich).

Here is one such example.

The gorgeous Burkatron DIY Rope Shelf is perfect! It is pretty and useful and easy enough to do on a lazy Saturday arvo.

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Happy crafting Nesters x

{DIY Nesting} Could there be a prettier way to display your pretties?

I LOVE jewellery, but storing it can be a real pain in the neck(lace).

This fantastic idea from Emily Henderson allows you to channel your inner DIY goddess (I know she is lurking in there somewhere..) and create something pretty, practical and precious.

These gorgeous jewellery blocks are a fabulous way to store all your pretties in one location, on display and easily to access.

You will only need a few bits and pieces and you will be on your way. jewellery blocks

Happy crafting Nesters!

 

{Do This} Wrap some watermelon around it..

There are two types of present-giver people in the world (according to my completely fabricated and unsupported scientific survey).

The first being, the smack-a-tenner-in-an-envelope-and-write-their-name-in-lipstick-because-you-can’t-find-a-pen-in-the-bottom-of-your-handbag type of person and secondly the Martha-Stewart-planned-for-months-and-wrapped-beautifully-even-know-where-the-reciept-is-in-case-they-need-to-exchange type of giver.

While embarrassingly I more often fall towards the first option I strive for more Martha Stewart type moments.

Here is a simple(ish) way to make your own wrapping paper. Cute right!?watermelonpaper7

You could even get the little-birdies involved.

You can find the full how-to here -> Watermelon Wrapping Paper

Admittedly, it is a nice touch to put that little bit more effort in.. Maybe keep it in mind for a rainy school holidays day?

Let us know how you go!