Well it’s about time I shared another DIY isn’t it?! I actually created this to fill a space on my own wall so I thought the obvious thing to do would be to share it as a DIY tutorial for all of you to join in with the fun. I wanted something minimal, with a dream catcher vibe but with a little more to it. You barely need any materials for this project so there’s no excuses not to whip one up of an afternoon.
Happy Easter weekend guys! I’m carrying on from my bedroom update post, where I promised the ‘how to’ for this DIY no weave wall hanging. There are some beautiful woven wall hangings out there but as I’ve said before, I’m a little impatient and want a similar result but quicker. They’re also pretty pricey to buy (rightfully) so I decided to create my own version but there not a smidgen of weaving in sight. No need for a loom and there’s a lot less material involved.
I used this lovely cotton table runner from H&M Home. It was only £7.99 and made the perfect base for what I wanted to do! You can definitely inject a bit of colour into this DIY but I thought I’d keep it simple and make something that would still fit in nicely if I ever changed up the decor.
I was excited to be asked to take part in ‘Styling the Seasons’ series thought up by Katy at Apartment Apothecary and Charlotte from Lotts and Lots. I love the idea of not allowing each month to just pass by undocumented but instead styling a surface in your home that reflects that month and what associations it has for you. Months do seem to steamroll by don’t they? Top idea Katy and Charlotte! For September I decided to style my bedside table. I kept it fresh and minimal with lots of white to show new beginnings. September is always a month of new starts for me even since leaving academic terms behind. 3 years ago September was the month Nick and I embarked on marriage, 2 years ago September was the month we were able to raise the funds to move to London for Nick to do his internship and suddenly life was orientated in that direction. Last September I started doing 4 days a week in my job so I could freelance properly on the fifth and inevitably that led me to what I’m doing now. This September Nick leaves paid ministry behind to start a new job and a new chapter which will mean our life looks quite different. There’s always something new and fresh in September! I also love having my bedside table clean and white so that’s the first thing I see when I wake up. A big pile of colour and clutter would more than likely make me want to turn over and go back to sleep! As for the sun glasses….well that’s a nod to my year on year September optimism. I always hold onto summer for dear life, lamenting the dark and cold months ahead so I’m hoping for another wave of sun and heat to round things off. Extra Indian Summer anyone?
If you want to play then style a surface, upload and image and tag Katy and Charlotte on social media and use #StylingTheSeasons.
I can’t say I’ve ever owned many green clothes or had a lot of green going on in my home but I’m starting to wonder why? Grass green, black, white and grey is such a striking combination that I put together this colour inspiration to steer you into the same appreciation party I’m currently in!