Posts Tagged ‘craft’

How to make an upcycled magazine rack using copper pipe

How to make an upcycled magazine rack using copper pipe

Copper as a material has been fashionable for some time now, and is seen in every room in the house. I love it, and remember having copper bathroom accessories back in the mid 90s which were alas car booted many years ago! This month I am showing you how to make an upcycled magazine rack […] Read more…

How to use vintage fabric in your home

How to use vintage fabric in your home

I always have pieces of vintage fabric in my craft box, from large sections of collectable textiles, to small off cuts that are left over from my latest project. While out shopping at vintage fairs and festivals, I often see the most amazing designs from 1950s barkcloth covered in atomic patterns to more retro 1970s […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial: A Clothes Peg Wreath by Kate Beavis: Easter Upcycling

How to make an upcycled clothes peg wreath

The trend for decorating our homes for special holidays is growing year on year, as just like Christmas and Easter, it is a time for relaxing with family, enjoying great food and spoiling ourselves rotten! Every year I make a wreath with the children, with a spring feel, to hang in our kitchen diner and this […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial: Vintage Bakeware Bird Feeders by Kate Beavis

How to make a Vintage enamel upcycled Bird Feeder

Rather than buying a plastic bird feeder this spring time, why not create your own upcycled bird feeder using old bakeware that is beyond repair such as cake tins and enamel lids. They look great hanging in groups too and the birds will love you for it! MATERIALS USED: A selection of vintage metal and […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial A Pipe Christmas Tree Picture by Kate Beavis

DIY Tutorial: A Pipe Christmas Tree Picture

If you don’t have space for a Christmas tree, why not create one for the wall? This month’s upcycled project uses off cuts of plumbing pipes to create a tree shape, so that you can display your treasured vintage baubles inside the circles. This is a great idea for parents of young children or even […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial A Vintage Jewel Christmas Tree by Kate Beavis

DIY Tutorial: A Vintage Jewel Christmas Tree

I was busy thinking about Christmas last month as I love to introduce a few festive things to my home in advance, a bit like a Countdown to Christmas! I start with a few table decorations, some original vintage and some handmade, created by my whole family. This year I have made a Christmas tree […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial: How to Make a Vintage Blanket Cape by Kate Beavis

DIY Tutorial: How to Make a Vintage Blanket Cape

Autumn can be hard for fashion – some days it is cold but often the sunshine breaks through leaving you too hot for your winter coat. I love to wear a vintage cape and ponchos at this time, which work really well layered over a polo neck and your skinny jeans, keeping you at the […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial: How to make a bike wheel clock by Kate Beavis.com

DIY Tutorial: How to make a bike wheel clock

I recently wrote this article showing you how to make a bike wheel clock for Reloved Magazine for Father’s Day. However it makes a great project for anyone in the house! Choosing something for your father or even your children’s father can be difficult, so why not make him something this year that is not only […] Read more…

Vintage Christmas bauble decoration ideas as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Vintage Christmas Bauble Tree

This is my favourite thing in my Christmas digital book, Style Your Vintage Party – Christmas. This is so simple too as all you need is a glue gun! I have chosen to use a blackboard which sits in a vintage frame. To do this, I simply painted the back of the picture that was originally […] Read more…

Vintage Christmas bauble wreath as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Making a vintage wreath more vintage!

I recently found a very squashed 1960s/70s vintage wreath in a local junk shop. Once spruced up I felt it needed more vintage-ness added to it to make it look its best. This is something you could even do with a modern wreath as it is so simple and easy to do – it’s a […] Read more…

DIY Pastel herb planters by Daphne Rosa as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Blog

DIY: Pretty Pastel Herb Garden Planters

  Today’s DIY tutorial comes from Kate from  from DaphneRosa who make fabulous bouquets from fabric. She recently decided to spruce up her  garden and posted the finished project on Instagram. I loved it and I know you will too. Plus it is so quick and simple! Over to Kate: “I wanted to grow some of my […] Read more…

Vintage handmade craft easter wreath by Kate Beavis

How to make a vintage easter wreath

Yesterday I made my first Easter wreath and it was so simple yet really cute, don’t you think? Materials used: A polystyrene ring from Hobbycraft Pins to fasten Vintage lace doilies and tray covers Broken vintage jewellery Vintage buttons Silk and paper flowers Easter bits and bobs from a craft shop such as eggs and […] Read more…

vintage wallpaper shelves from kate Beavis

Styling Ideas Using Vintage Wallpaper

Wallpaper can brighten up any room providing pattern, texture and sometimes a sense of fun. But I always feel that once it is up, you don’t want to change it especially if you have gone to the expense of hiring someone to install it. By adding it to other items around your home, you can […] Read more…

Vintage Valentines Day wreath by Kate Beavis

How to make a vintage Valentine’s Day wreath

Last week I showed you how to make a Valentine’s wreath using scraps of vintage fabric which was really well received by yourselves. This week the wreath is even easier and far more cute. Material needed: A piece of card, approx 30-40 cm square Plain white paper A colour printer Scissors, sticky tape and glue […] Read more…

Vintage Boy bedroom by Kate Beavis

My Vintage Home: A Boys Bedroom

Late last year we finally decorated our son, Herbie’s bedroom. Don’t get me wrong, he had a nice bedroom but it was done when he was 3 and now felt a little young for him. I featured it a long time ago here. We wanted to create something that he could grow older with, something that […] Read more…

The Etsy Christmas Press Show

Etsy are famous for their beautifully hand made gifts – from homewares to fashion to jewellery they showcase the best in UK craftsmanship. Often thought of as American, the British section has grown and is totally credible. We were lucky enough to be invited to their Christmas Press Show recently to see some of their favourite sellers […] Read more…

Get The Look: A Handmade Lace Necklace

Today’s Get the Look blog post comes from Emma Milroy who organises for Judy Berger, the Cambridge Affordable Vintage Fair. She recently made the cutest necklace and posted it on Facebook…we loved it so much we asked her to share how she did it with you all. Over to Emma: “The other weekend I went […] Read more…

Beat the Monday Blues

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday, I introduce to you the gorgeous notebooks from Retro from Scratch.   I first saw these amazing […] Read more…

Beat the Monday Blues

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday, I introduce to you the fabulous cases and bags from uoldbag! There’s an amazing second hand shop […] Read more…

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