Freshly Found DIY Inspiration

Rag Balls – Compelling Decor for Your Home

Rag balls - Are you looking for a quick, hopeful decor project for your home?  Something therapeutic to make, but simple and not too time consuming....

Bleach Print – Artistic Revival of T-Shirts and Jeans

Bleach Print - Floral Pattern A remarkable route to revive or recycle your gear!  Create a pattern by using the Bleach Print method.  Instead of...

Linocut Angels with Bookprint – Create for Christmas

Linocut Angels Are you inspried to create your own unique handcrafted decorations for next Christmas?  Begin thinking and planning way in advance,...

Paper Pulp Jewellery Craft – Exciting Earrings

Paper Pulp Jewellery The continual quest to see what paper can do for us is a delight to me.  These dangle Paper Pulp Jewellery Earrings have been...

Hanky Face Mask – DIY Inspiration

A Hanky Face Mask!  At first when I published this post, the jury was still out as to whether or not home-made masks are good to wear as protection...

Drawer Dividers – DIY from Recycled Printer Paper

Drawer dividers are a great way to neaten up space in your cupboard or dresser drawers.  Are you, like me, inspired by those early Mari Kondo...

Paper Origami Shirts – DIY Gift Voucher Card

A quick tutorial to fold Origami Shirts  - suitable for Father's Day or Birthday greeting or just for fun!.  This pattern is based on the well-known...

Christmas Puzzle Wreaths from Recycled Papers

This set of Christmas Puzzle Wreaths were a delight to create from recycled materials.  Can you tell just what I used?  The puzzle pieces used for...

Handcraft and Crochet – Authentic String Mop

We decided we needed a larger, stronger mop at home. We were not able to find one that was substantial enough to clean our home filled...

Vintage Embroidered Linen Brooch – DIY

This is the ideal handcraft to preserve the essence of sentimental embroidered family heirlooms.  The table cloth with a mould stain, or frayed...

Create a Village of Playing Card Houses

You need 21 playing cards to make a cute card house.  Its a great way to use up a pack with a missing or damaged card, You will be able to make 2...

Book Fold Candle Holder – DIY Bibliogami Project

Bibliogami is the art of making useful or beautiful objects from books.  In this project Candle Holders are made from roll-folded books.  The Book...

Geometric Screen-print from Bright Colours

These are the new kids on the block - Geometric Screen-print covered Ottomans.  I created them with bright Aquatex fabric paints, printed onto...

Stencil Print Christmas Wreaths – Leaf and Bow

If you are looking for a quick Christmas Project, these Stencil Print Christmas Wreaths are a great idea. Create these decorations from recycled...

Hand Print Patterns – a Journey in Design

Hand Print Patterns - There is much excitement here at Freshly Found, as lockdown has provided a wonderful opportunity to explore a variety of...

Himmeli Geometric Decor from Recycled Papers

Himmeli Geometric Decor We used recycled materials to create most of the decor for this special event.  We crafted The Himmeli geomteric decor...

Paper Roll Pot – Marbled Black, Grey and Cream

I am keen to push my paper crafting passion in some new directions. This paper roll pot was a fun project to start the year with. It looks good on...

Cape Honeysuckle Leaf Print on Hexagonal Paper Vase

The Story of The Hexagonal Paper Vase My continuous exploration to see what I can do with paper and what paper can do for me  resulted in this...

Heart-shaped Hot Air Balloons – Corporate Client Commission

Freshly Found received a commision to create a fleet (?) of heart-shaped paper hot-air balloons for a jewellery store client.  Because Valentine's...

Springbok Trophy – Folded Book Craft

An exciting recent commission to create a Folded Book Buck Trophy!   You may have seen that years ago I had made a quick prototype.  Consequently I...

Poster Print Made into Origami Cranes

I love to recycle!  Usually I recycle papers that are forgotten or destined to be pulped.  These paper origami cranes are on another level!  They...

Tapestry Cushions (Pillows) – Found and Featured

I am always on the lookout for treasures.  When I find someone's beautiful handiwork, that has been forgotten or has never had a chance to shine, I...

Twist Dyed Tablecloths with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – DIY

What a wonderful opportunity for free creative expression.  A friend asked me to help her create a number of Twist Dyed tablecloths for a function....

Collecting – Rose Gold Glass with Copper

Rose gold is the term I used to describe the colour of this collection of vintage glassware.  We collected bits and pieces over the past few months...