February can be a tricky month to navigate with colder weather and the spring feeling like a long way off in the distance. To help get you through the bleakest of months, we’ve put together a collection of crafty projects from around the web. So make the most of the time at home to make a difference to your interior, indulging your creative side to add colour and style.
Start off small with an embroidered wall hanging. Easy on the purse strings and portable, this project is ideal for those long winter nights. There are lots of inspiring projects on the Internet; here are two of our favourites:
Fancy something more ambitious? Try your hand at wallpapering. There are so many beautiful papers to choose from nowadays that you’ll be spoilt for choice. If a whole room seems daunting a feature wall can be just as effective. Alternatively, we love this idea of papering cupboard doors, perfect for using vintage scraps.
If you prefer painting to papering, one way to express yourself and add interest to a room is through coloured woodwork. Doors and window frames can look stunning when giving a coat of anything but white paint!
Crocheting is an ideal craft for those who are not blessed with endless patience as it grows so much more quickly than its sister craft of knitting. Traditional granny square blankets made up in bright, contemporary tones will add colour to your home. If that seems too arduous a crocheted stool cover might be more manageable but no less beautiful.
We have a fabulous range of designer fabrics perfect for making up into cushions or tablecloths. Check out our Lotta Jansdotter and Orla Kiely ranges for retro influenced inspiration. Either range would work beautifully in a patch-worked curtain like the one below.
One of our favourite looks has been around for a while but is so enduringly endearing that it shows no sign of going away: Painting furniture is a great way to update existing furniture or create new pieces from salvaged or second hand furniture shops. Chairs can look inviting and friendly in a mix of colours or if you’re feeling more ambitious give a painted cabinet a go.
Express your creative spirit with a mural. We love this around-the-door floral motif.
If this all seems a bit too much effort our last offering are simple paper flowers. Make your own or buy online if you like the look but can’t spare the time.
We hope you've enjoyed our tour through the world of crafty inspiration. Try searching Pinterest or Instagram for more projects.