Pillar Box Blue is a website full of great crafting, upcycling and DIY ideas for your home. Every week there is a new tutorial of a craft or DIY to inspire you to create something unique. My home is full of the homemade. Some of it is a bit quirky but unique as I’ve created it myself. I want to share with you my enthusiasm for all things crafty.
Boho Giant Paper Flowers And An Upcycled Leather Vase For this post, you actually get three crafts in one. Firstly, there is the upcycled leather Boho DIY vase. Secondly, I made a Boho tassel to decorate the vase with. Thirdly, the vase is filled with lovely handmade giant crepe paper flowers. A few months ago...
How To Make A Personalized Upcycled Nightstand Organizer Originally, when I started making this nightstand caddy it was supposed to be an upcycled Fathers day gift. Then my middle son Elliot was home for the holiday and was curious about what I was making. When I explained that it was a nightstand organizer for a...
Blue and White Style Upcycled Tin Can Planters Growing up in I was surrounded by blue and white pottery. My mother was and is a big collector of it. We lived in Hong Kong at the time and blue and white porcelain is very popular in Chinese culture and has been since the 14th century....
Upcycled Denim and Leather Recycled Hanging Pot Holders I grew up in the tropics. We didn’t have ceilings in our house. Just beams and the underside of the roof tiles, which were painted white. I remember we used to have tropical plants hanging from the beams. They were macrame ones my mum made. I decided to make my own. Not
Upcycle Your Old Jeans Into A Lovely Handmade Chevron Rug One of the things I love about denim jeans is the colour. I love the different shades of indigo it comes in and the way it fades as it wears. I thought a handmade chevron rug made up of different pairs of old jeans would be a great way to
Giving An IKEA Small Wooden Drawers A Modern Look With Velvet IKEA have been selling their small wooden drawers for many years in various forms. I have had bought a few myself over the years. There’s one full of shoe cleaning equipment and spare football boot studs in the downstairs closet. One in the DIY cupboard full of nails and
Upcycled Jeans Mason Jar Wall Vase I love mashups and used to be a bit of a Glee fan. I would say that my taste in mashups extends to my home. My interior style is bit Boho, mid-century with a hint of rustic farmhouse. This denim mason jar vase is a mashup of crafts and upcycling. There is the upcycled
A Simple DIY Spring Bunny From Scraps For Your Mantle The other day when I was on one of my morning runs I spotted the cutest bunny rabbit. The rabbit did not seem to be bothered by presence. It let me get really close before it finally hopped away. Spotting the cute bunny made me smile. It put a “spring”
Fun and Unique Pineapple Crafts Ideas You’ll Love Why Pineapple crafts? To me, the pineapple is the king of fruit. Mangoes and passion fruit may be slightly tastier but they just don’t look as good. I hate to admit it, but I’m easily seduced by great looking packaging. As far as fruit go, the pineapple wins hands down in the looks department. Did you know that
The Simplest Decoupage Easter Egg Wreath I don’t go mad with Easter decorations but I do like to have one or two subtle handmade Easter decorations in my home. I think this Marimekko Easter egg wreath fits that brief. If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know I’m a huge fan of Marimekko prints. If you