Sunday, 18 October 2015

Crafts | Autumnal Bowl Decoration: DIY

 Hello there! Now if you've been a reader for a long time then you know that I love autumn, and I love homeware, so for today's post I thought why not combine the two and create a DIY project? I love putting out new decorations in the house, and if it's really easy to make/cheap to do then why not? As the night's are drawing in I know this will add a cosy glow to the lounge in an evening/dark day. This is super easy to do and looks really effective! 



For this project you will need:

 Bowl- I bought this bowl from Wilkinsons last year and had some potpourri inside, and as this was getting old I decided to just use this bowl rather than going out to buy a new one! But if you don't have a spare bowl to hand, things like this can be picked up cheaply from different stores. 




 Fairy lights- I bought these from Primark for £2.50, and I think battery operated ones are easier to use as you're not restricted on where you can put the bowl. If like me you go for battery operated ones, then obviously you will need some batteries!



 'Wooden bits'- Aside from the conker, all of these were a part of the potpourri that I was throwing away, and I decided to keep them as I thought these would add a different texture to the bowl. If you don't have things like these to hand, then you could probably find some cheap potpourri packs like the one I originally had and use bits out of that!



 Leaves- Last weekend I took a walk through the local parks and picked up various sized/coloured leaves (and the conker) to add to my bowl. If you have children then this would be a great idea for an afternoon activity with them, as I know I would have loved it when I was younger! Once home I laid out my pieces on a towel and left them to ensure that they were fully dry. 



 Process:

 It's very simple- you essentially have to layer everything up! I started off by putting some leaves in the bottom, and then began to place the fairy lights inside (starting from the end that's not connected to the battery pack). It's easier if you put the fairy lights on whilst putting everything in so that you can see where the light will be coming from. 

 I found that I put most of the lights in and then put the leaves/wooden bits in-between and rearranged them until I was happy with the outcome. Once you have put everything in and are happy with how it looks you're all done! If you place the battery back at the back of the bowl it can easily be reached when you want to turn on/off the lights. 


  I've put my bowl in the lounge on the mantelpiece alongside the pumpkins Tom and I carved the other evening- can you guess which is mine? 

 I'm really pleased with how this has come out! It's great as you can fill it with whichever bits that you have personally found, so everyone's will be unique. I really hope you've enjoyed this DIY- please let me know if you recreate it! Have you completed any other DIY decorations recently? I'm always after new things to do!

Love Jess xxx 
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6 comments

  1. Looks really pretty, just make sure that you turn the lights off if you are not in the room for safety xxxx

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  2. Super cute and original! I'm definitely going to give this a try, thanks for the diy :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like it :) please let me know how it goes! X

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  3. Love the idea behind this, I might have to try it myself!

    Sophie xx
    That's Groovy blog

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    1. Thank you! You should it's so easy to do :) If you do let me know! xxx

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