Here in the UK the night’s are drawing in, the clocks have gone back and it’s getting chillier by the day. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were wearing tshirts and shorts and firing up the BBQ…
Whilst you mourn the end of summer and ease yourself into autumn, we encourage throwing yourself into some cosy DIYs and craft projects.
Here’s 6 of our favourites with the latest Dashwood prints we think will work a treat:
1. DIY Draft Stopper
This is the perfect DIY if you’ve got a drafty doorway or two and want to keep the heat in whilst still being able to open the door. Making a double draft stopper which covers either side of your doorway is more efficient and moves with the doorway.
This draft stopper was made by Christine over at Cortlandt Place and she has a great tutorial you can follow to make your own.
As for fabric, we recommend our Twist in Royal Blue:
2. Homemade Hand Warmers
Off on a blustery walk or want to keep the kids hands warm on their way to school? These cute re-heatable hand warmers are a really quick and easy make. This tutorial by Rae over at Rae Ann Kelly shows you exactly how to make your own hand warmers.
We recommend one of our Christmas Dreams prints, especially if you plan on making them as stocking fillers for Christmas presents:
3. Slouchy Slippers
We recommend the flower bees and summer forest prints from our Nature Trail collection to carry you through autumn, winter and into spring:
4. Firewood Tote
If you have a woodburner or open fire, this wood tote is a great DIY to help you be more cosy (yes, we acknowledge in a round about way!). You can get Laura Wilson’s tutorial here.
We recommend a durable fabric backing and one of our Winter Wonderland prints:
5. DIY Duvet Cover
Duvet covers, although quite easy to make do require a lot of fabric – but they’re the perfect and quick DIY for a cosy night under the sheets with a good book. This tutorial by Corey on Hey There Home gives you a great step by step guide.
We recommend our Secret Garden bunny print if it’s a children’s bed, or our cute hedgehog and border print from our Nature Trail collection for a whimsical (but a bit more grown-up) vibe
6. Mug Cosy
Finally we think this DIY fabric mug cosy will be ideal make for keeping your cups of tea, hot chocolate and steaming coffee hot when the weather really makes a turn for the worst! This tutorial by Kristyn at Lilluna is cute and would go well with our gold and blue Bloom repeats.
What cosy DIYs do you have planned or are currently making? We’d love to see WIP and finished projects in the comments!