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A Chat with Whimsical Artist + Ceramicist Bea Bellingham

With chain stores routinely copying the original designs of hard-working indie artists, it’s more important than ever to show some love to your local designers. And what could be better than a piece that’s unique to you? Sydney ceramic artist Bea Bellingham hand-moulds and hand-paints “perfectly imperfect” works, including planters, mugs and jewellery – no […] Read more…

DIY: Pink Ombre Cacti Planter

I recently found myself with a bit of spare time, so decided to transform a cacti planter I’d purchased from Kmart. When I bought the planter (for just $1 – it must have been massively on sale!) it was a red / orange colour. To tie-in with the decor of the Whim office, I thought it’d […] Read more…

10 Fun Home Décor Ideas from Etsy to Add Creativity to Your Space

The pastel pink + marble trend: You’ve probably seen this colour and pattern combination everywhere of late, and for good reason too. Items incorporating the pastel pink and marble texture trend are effortlessly chic, adding a modern and feminine touch to your surroundings. When the combination is used in home décor products, such as wall […] Read more…

Top 10 Donut DIY Crafts and Projects

Donuts have always been popular in the dessert world, but have you noticed the humble, frosted ring now appearing everywhere from home decor to party goods and clothing? Not only is the donut design really fun to recreate, but it’s also quite simple too! Below are my top 10 favourite donut DIYs which you’re sure […] Read more…

20 Whimsical Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas

As mid-December approaches, so too does the big day of Christmas. Wrapping gifts for your loved ones doesn’t have to be a mundane task, nor should you feel as though you’re limited to just a handful of colours, including red, green, silver, and gold. This year, we want to spread some whimsical festive cheer through […] Read more…

DIY: Washi Tape Light Switch Covers

These cute light switch covers are perfect for brightening up those boring parts of rooms. I have very minimalist walls, so this is a good way to add a little pop of colour. It’s also a great trick for adding a fun, whimsical element to your home that is completely temporary, yet can stay as […] Read more…

DIY: Cardboard Loom Weave

This introduction tutorial to weaving requires basic supplies, and no loom – because you’ll be making your own! I took to this trend so quickly, and still maintain that this is one of the most fun, relaxing and peaceful DIY projects. What you’ll need: – Various balls of yarn – A piece of cardboard (I […] Read more…

DIY: Floral Sunglasses

Turn your simple old sunnies into a new and unique floral pair. This tutorial takes no time at all, and you’ll get tons of compliments on your finished product! What you’ll need: Sunglasses with a decent width frame Resin flowers Hot glue gun Step 1: Determine how many flowers you’re going to use and roughly where […] Read more…

DIY: Yarn Dream Catcher

With every DIY project I take on, I try my best to disregard perfectionism and focus on making something unique and one-of-a-kind. This definitely came into play when creating this modern dream catcher. How cosy does it look when made with woollen yarn?! It ended up being so much fun to put together, and only required a few […] Read more…

DIY: Washi Tape Borders

What You’ll Need: – Washi tape in various colours – Photos, cards, etc (most of mine are from old magazine pages) – Scissors – Blu Tac – A blank wall, obviously This super thin, Japanese masking tape is the perfect thing for decorating walls if you’re renting or tend to change up your interior décor frequently. […] Read more…

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