I love summer for DIY projects with natural materials.
From mini wooden shelves to rope lights there’s plenty to make using rope or wood.
Nautical ropes look rustic and add that beach vibe to any room. Ahh, what I wouldn’t give to be on the beach or by the pier right now. Anyway, wood can be really easy to work with and when the natural patterns come out, the finished craft looks fantastic. So, I’ve put together 6 of my favourite DIY ideas this for this season, all of which use either rope or wood as the bulk of the ‘do it yourself’ project. I hope you like them!
DIY Rope Plant Pot
Using a thick white rope and a colourful cord or cotton thread you can create this plant pot in no time. Blogger June shows you step by step how to thread the rope pot together to achieve a funky addition to your shelfie 😉
Find the full tutorial at Nostalgiecat blog
DIY Coastal & Beach Theme Rope Light
I used giant rope from eBay to create this gorgeous wall light. I used the ‘pretzel’ knot to cover the wire and then added an awesome globe vintage lamp from Homebase to fasten to my lighting fixture. A summery idea for the garden I recon 🙂
Video and full guide at The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog
DIY Hanging Rope Planter
Show off your plants and create this fabulous three tiered hanging planter. Blogger and DIY expert, Teri, used rope to hang three clay bases that held her terracotta plant pots. Perfect for indoors or outdoors and easy to make yourself.
Find the tutorial at The Lovely Drawer blog
DIY Wooden Decorative Ladder
This quirky storage solution to your fashionista problems is easier to make than you think. Using wooden poles and copper pipes blogger Caroline shows you how to complete your bedroom with a decorative ladder that’s as useful as it is contemporary!
Find the ladder tutorial at Burkatron blog
DIY Floating Mini Wooden Shelves
A really cute idea for your bare walls are these mini floating shelves made from birch wood. Francesca, blogger and a well renowned DIY fiend, shows you how to make these with simply wooden rounds and tiny metal brackets. What a lovely project to show off your plants or frames.
Find the tutorial at Fall for DIY blog
DIY Wooden Letter
Last but not least, I’m sharing with you my woodwork. I created this wooden letter ‘G’ for Ghost (my surname) and ended up using it as decoration at my wedding. As you can see above, it’s standing by my bride and groom that was knitted by my friend. Anyway, this will require a saw and therefore be prepared to sweat. It’s totally worth it though!
Find the full tutorial at The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog
So, as the weather is finally nice I’m definitely going to be making the most of it. I will be getting hands-on by making pretty home decorations with rope or wood. What about you?
Be sure to share your own favourite DIY ideas or projects below!