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    Interior Design,  Tutorials

    DIY Milk Glass – Upcycling Coffee Jars with Paint

    Since Christmas I’ve continued to stockpile coffee jars waiting for the perfect upcycling project and this definitely fits the bill! Turning boring old glass jars into pretty pastel coloured pots is very satsifying and messy enough to be really fun too! Milk glass has been around for a long time and has become very popular with vintage lovers, becoming quite the collectors’ item. Whilst some gems can be picked up in charity shops and craft markets, it is possible to create the milk glass effect yourself in a number of different ways. The first way I’ve demonstrated in this tutorial (with more tutorials to follow soon). You need: Glass Jar…

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    Fashion,  Tutorials

    DIY Rose Flower Crown: A Summer Festival Essential

    Flower crowns took the fashion pack by storm last summer, becoming a festival essential. This year they’re going to be everywhere – bigger and better. Whilst last year’s crown was subtle and delicate, this year bigger is certainly better with floral crowns of full and oversized blooms. If you’re not interested in making your own, Rock N Rose have an amazing range of beautiful flower crowns that you can buy but, if you want to create a bespoke flower crown of your own, read on! I’ve actually ordered some silk flowers from eBay to make a pink rose garland which are shipping from China, I’ve tried to be patient in…

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    Welcome to Oh Hi DIY!

    I’m very excited to welcome you to Oh Hi DIY! Formerly Catherine Makes, Oh Hi DIY is where I’ll be sharing all of my DIY and craft projects from now on. All of the Catherine Makes content should still be available on Oh Hi DIY, if you think anything’s missing or broken just give me a shout. Thanks for stopping by, if you’d like to keep up with my latest posts please follow Oh Hi DIY with Bloglovin. (Catherine Makes will no longer update).

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    Fashion,  Sewing

    McCalls 5850 Summer Dress Pattern Review (From A Bedsheet!)

    This month finances have been  tight, there have been car repairs and furniture buying, road tax and travel. All of this boring, necessary, grown up spending didn’t leave much room for me to buy fun and crafty things or to buy new clothes. Upcycling is at the heart of crafting, so when I wanted to make a new summer dress and couldn’t really justify spending any money on new fabric, I had a scout round the house for household textiles that I could use instead. After eyeing up the curtains in various rooms (and only being put off by the laboriousness of having to make new ones) I came across…

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    Papercraft,  Tutorials

    Things to do with Doilies #3: DIY Doily Dress Card

    Whilst in my recent pink post I said that I wasn’t such a girly girl, I do (and have always) loved dresses. In particular, I love wedding dresses. My dream job, as I may have mentioned before, is to be Thelma Madine and make enormous extravagant wedding dresses for a living. As I’ve also recently learned that I love papercraft and my new doily die, this little project fits in perfectly! For the doily dress you need: A doily (cut using Xcut Vintage Notes Doily Die) Scissors PVA glue Pink paper or card For the card you also need: A blank folded card 2 mini pegs A black pen or…

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    Fashion,  Tutorials

    DIY Rhinestone Festival Headband

    The countdown is on! Glastonbury is 5 weeks away and I want the campervan to be packed with handmade goodies to get me through the weekend! This headband is my first festival DIY this year. This summer is going to be all about hair accessories! From flower crowns (watch this space) to customised headbands to hair chains, this is the season to style up your hair. Hippie vibes are Glastonbury’s bread and butter and I like to think this super simple embellished festival headband adds just the right amount of hippie chic to my handmade outfit. (Details of the dress shown in some of these photos can now be found…

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    Interior Design,  Tutorials

    DIY Inspiration: Liberty and a Quick Tip for Personalised Ceramics

    Sorry blog friends for my radio silence over the last week, work has been crazy and over the weekend I travelled to the big smoke to the amazing Blogtacular event (round up post of this coming soon). Whilst I was down there I managed to make time for a trip to Liberty, one of my favourite places of all time and a great source of inspiration for DIY projects. There were a couple of sections that really caught my eye: Monogram Plates Monograms are making a comeback in a big way and there are monogram DIYs popping up all over the place. I love these plates, each letter is made…

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    Interior Design,  Tutorials

    DIY Upcycling An Ikea Wardrobe with Fabric

    Furniture ain’t cheap, that’s what I’ve come to learn so when it finally came round to redecorating the spare bedroom I was most definitely on a tight budget. When it comes to furniture though, budget usually means devoid of personality which is a problem so sometimes it takes a little bit of TLC to turn something basic into something special. The Aneboda wardrobe from Ikea is £60 (cheap!) and is the stalwart of rented apartments everywhere, I’m not a fan of the semi-transparent plastic though and think that it looks messy when you can see the clothes inside. I came up with the idea of removing the plastic panels and…