We love wicker and rattan items for so many reasons: they add beautiful texture and dimension to a room, they come in every shape and size under the sun, and they have a beach / boho feel that we find irresistible.
Wicker gives a beautiful structural contrast – and relaxes any room it is in. A pair of wicker stools can tone down the formality of a sofa, and an ornate peacock chair adds instant bohemian chic. Not only is rattan incredibly strong and sturdy, but it can also be stained or painted like any other wood. If you want to add a wicker or rattan touch to your interior space, you can buy or build furniture, or opt for lights: they’re pretty easy to make. Here are some lampshades you might like!
This is a fantastic tutorial on how to make your own gorgeous chandelier out of a wicker shade or even a basket or bowl! Such a pretty chandelier fits not only indoors, but also outdoors. He looks very boho and very cool. Make your own!
A basket lampshade is likely a DIY one that you could actually pull off. You’ll need a woven basket first, although any type of natural fiber container could work. Then you need a couple of hours and only two supplies left. Find out how you can make a woven pendant light yourself, at a much lower price than you would spend on buying a new pendant light.
This is the story of how to make a pendant light out of an old basket using just that $ 10 used cart that we found along with two other simple supplies. Fortunately, for anyone wondering whether there is a total fire hazard, paper lampshades or lanterns and other woven basket lights are completely safe as long as the lightbulb does not rub against them and everything has room to vent.
You can turn almost anything into a light these days. As long as you can pierce the top you can make one. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to turn a simple threshold basket into an elegant lampshade and add a rope to make it look more rustic. Read how to do it and give the room a sense of nature.
Turning items into lamps is easier than you think. You just have to have the vision to see that an object can become a light. This project will teach you how to make a basket lamp from a wicker plate cover by adding some details and then just hanging it up wherever you want. The craft is quick and easy, some quick drilling is required.
This airy lampshade is a great piece to add a beach feel to your room! It’s made from a rattan lantern and the good thing about it is that the lampshade lets in a lot of light – it’s just a grille to cover the bulb. Read how it’s done and enjoy the crafting!
Ready to make a pretty lampshade? Then you need a woven basket or basket of your choice and a little patience! Since this will hang as the focal point in your home, it’s okay to be picky about this situation. Take the time to search thrift or vintage stores for the perfect basket that has the material and shape you want. Another important thing: try to find a basket with a hole in the bottom based on the weave pattern. This way your cable can be pushed through without damaging your new lampshade. Read the tutorial to find out how to turn your basket into a lampshade.
It is the last month of spring and summer and there are many flowers and herbs. You can select some of them, press and use them to create cool summer home decor. Do you need ideas and DIYs? Here you are!
Works of art
Pressed flowers are great for creating works of art in spring and summer, although such pieces are topical all year round to remind you of summer. For this craft you will need a cute flower with roots and two glass frames to put the flower in between. The resulting piece looks modern and very creative as it contains roots. Find out the details about this craft and make a cool piece of art for your mom or any other girl - it's amazing for everyone!
These pressed floral art pieces look very chic and sophisticated. They were made with an old phone book, some frames, herbs and flowers. I absolutely love the way the frames look and accentuate the flowers and herbs - create your own beautiful combinations to give your home a summery feel.
I totally love this modern and bold piece of art! It's a black piece with the word "hello" completely covered with pressed flowers and herbs. Do you see that little juicy point? So cool! Choose the brightest flowers you have as they will create contrast and be clearly visible in the black background.
This gorgeous hanging glass frame became the base for this home decor craft. The idea is to buy the same frames that look like this and then fill them with delicate flowers and herbs. Then hang these frames on the wall to create a fantastic summer arrangement. Wow, they are sure to give your room a sophisticated summer feeling!
Would you like to give your room a summery yet very modern ambience? Make and arrange these pressed flower presentations. You will need clear acrylic, wood blocks, and mirror clips. Two types of displays are given in the tutorial. Check out how to make these amazing pressed flower displays and make the room summery!
This pressed flower art looks totally vintage thanks to the unique frame and the parchment used. The whole idea of the craft is roughly the same: press flowers, attach them to parchment and frame the whole piece. Choose a nice and chic frame to make the artwork even more beautiful!
Here is a very simple piece of art with pressed flowers. It looks cute and casual thanks to the simple kraft paper and some cherry blossoms. The frame is also very neutral so the flowers could be a centerpiece here. Get inspired!
The last work of art for today is a shadow box with pressed flowers, which thanks to the position in the box look like a flutter in the air. Such an art is sure to prevent the flowers from being eaten by your pets. What a great idea! It can also save your children (or children from these flowers) and it guarantees that your flowers will not fade from direct sunlight as quickly. Get inspired!
Trays and serving dishes
Create a beautiful summer-inspired tray with pressed flowers, petals and herbs! Choose the most neutral tray you can find to highlight the brightly colored petals as much as possible and cover them all with epoxy. So cool, fresh and summery!
Here is another pressed flower tray, but it's uncoupled and has cool petal patterns on it. Decoupage them very well to make sure the petals are well attached. Create all the patterns and looks you like and enjoy!
Serve food on these amazing serving dishes made with pressed flowers! Take a few simple dishes and plates and attach dried and pressed flowers and herbs to them. Epoxy resin guarantees the safety of the patterns and looks you create. Your food will look more stunning on such trays and dishes. Impressive!
These glasses and decanters make your home bar very delicate and exquisite and are sure to surprise your guests. The idea is to pin these flowers and herbs to the bottom of the entire set, create unique combinations, and search for each jar!
In this tutorial you will learn how to turn a normal pillar candle into a romantic summer candle. There are instructions on how to attach pressed flowers to the candle. Read how you can quickly make such candles and give them away or indulge yourself with summer aromas!
These candles are meant to be made by you from start to finish. Read how to make simple mason jar candles with lavender on the inside and how to attach lavender on the outside too. A nice gift for everyone and wonderful summer fragrances!
Pamper yourself with a beautiful bouquet of flowers! With flowers pressed right away, you can easily conjure up these magical beauties and hang them up anywhere you want to spice up the room and make it more summery. Read on to find out how to make these gorgeous sun catchers and how to buy some in any room you like.