In the intro of her book, Home, crafting mastermind Beci Orpin declares “the homes I like the most are not the ones that are uber clean and styled to the hilt”. It’s this statement that sums up the ethos of her latest release – and a styling preference I also share. What unfolds in the pages after is nothing short of charming!
With 25 amazing projects spread across this craft diary, there’s enough charm, quirk and practicality in each activity that the book is sure to become your new go-to source for creative inspiration (besides this blog, of course!).
Here are some of my fave projects from the Orp-meister…
Above: These box shelves are a genius idea and I think they look marvellous raw and bare. Perfect for people who love to collect – or for a home where storage is scarce. You only need some timber, nails and liquid nails too – so easy!
Below: I am all over this idea like a rash. Silhouette portraits are a great way for a home to showcase the people who live there in a less literal way, and with Beci’s easy tips this project is a cinch to get right. One of my faves for sure!
Above: Coloured Blocked Chairs are a great way to give your old seats a new lease on life – and I like a craft project that’s completely customisable to your own taste and colour preferences. Beci shows you the entire process from start to finish too, so it’s a great one for beginners!
Below: Loving this idea of this Face Tablecloth – created using dye, spray bottles and a few eyedroppers. A really simple way to make a plain piece of fabric fun!
Above: This Friendly herb garden is right up my alley! Not only is it practical but the faces bring a nice sense of whimsy to a space. Ceramic pens are your friend in this activity – and again, it’s completely customisable depending on what sort of face you want to display.
Below: The Cardboard House is a cat’s dream and I know at least one of mine would adore this (the adventurous one who isn’t afraid of her own shadow like the other one is!). A great little activity for budget conscious folk and definitely one for the kids to get involved with during school holidays.