DIY Macrame Lampshade Fringe

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DIY macrame lampshade fringe

Gemstones aren’t just for jewellery.

A bit of hemp and a few agate stones was just what I needed to make our bedroom a bit more casual. Our bedside lamps—make-do purchases from IKEA—were a bit sterile for my taste. And it’s a tried and true rule: lighting is the quickest way to change the mood of a room.

DIY Macrame Bottle Vases

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Knotted macrame bottle vases #DIY #macrame

Disclosure: This DIY was made in collaboration with Space Station

Feeling knotty?

Macrame is such a quick way to wrap and hang pretty much anything you can think of. (Seriously. People have done it to shoes.) Plant hangers is just the start of it. For a quick and summer-loving DIY I’ve put together this tutorial to make macrame wrapped bottle vases.

It’s the perfect upcycled touch to a summer garden party. Hanging or not, you choose!

Busy Busy Crafter Bee

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Working in the kitchen

It’s been almost two weeks since I left for Finland. (What??)

Family has been keeping me busy. And I’ve even had some time for sewing!

Being busy has come with some consequences. (Other than the crickets chirping here. Oops.) Like a writer without a notebook, a crafter without time will get the best ideas. No, seriously. I have come up with a gift idea for everyone on my Christmas list, that sort of good ideas. (No last minute Pinterest idea hoarding for me!)

But those ideas will have to wait.

It’s an unfortunate truth: the best ideas seem to come when there’s no time to act on them.

Here’s a peek of a sewing project I’ve been working on:

Macramé Camera Strap

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Macrame camera strap

 

Macramé is such a fun craft to play around with, and today I’m sharing a macramé project that’s sure to be a bit different from the 70’s plant hangers we’re all used to.

In this project, macrame is used to cover up a camera strap and give it a funky (and more comfortable) makeover. Who said cord was the only material for macramé?

This technique can be used to cover all sorts of objects, so take a look at the tutorial and try it out. You don’t need to stick to camera straps.