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Habitat bright ideas with Fleur Thorpe

Need to add colour, pattern or a little creativity to your place?

Check out these easy how to step by step DIY project ideas created in collaboration with Fleur Thorpe. We hope you enjoy making and painting these bright ideas and bringing colour to your home inside or out.  › View additional Habitat bright ideas DIY projects here.

Valentines kids mailbox
Valentines kids mailbox

Recycle a tissue box and turn it into your own kid friendly mailbox for Valentine's... more
Valentines picnic basket
Valentines picnic basket

Paint a bright picnic basket for a special occasion... more
Valentines heart wrapping paper
Valentines heart wrapping paper

How to make your own heart inspired wrapping paper for Valentine's day... more
Valentines day wreath
Valentines day wreath

Upcycle an old jigsaw puzzle with your favourite pink testpots for Valentine's... more
Wooden bead Christmas garland
Wooden bead Christmas garland

Make a colourful Christmas wooden bead garland for your home... more
3d art DIY
3D art DIY

Use plywood to make a 3d styled artwork in your favourite testpot colours... more
Wallpaper sconces DIY
Wallpaper sconces DIY

Build decorative wall sconces with leftover wood and wallpaper... more
Hoop pendant lights
Hoop pendant lights

Use wooden embroidery hoops to create colourful hoop shaped lights... more
Geometric painted drawers
Geometric painted drawers

Upcycle an old set of drawers with a geometric pattern... more
Bee hotel garden sculpture
Bee hotel garden sculpture

Design a hexagonal bee hotel sculpture for your garden... more
Bee or bug hotel
Bee or bug hotel

Build a hexagonal hotel for bugs or bees to hang in your garden... more
Home sweet home books
Home sweet home books

Upcycle unused books and create an interesting object with wallpaper... more
Expanding foam mirror
Expanding foam mirror

Use expanding foam to create an unique frame for your favourite mirror... more
Mothers day wall tiles
Mothers day wall tiles

Get creative with your craft supplies and make family inspired wall tiles... more
Welcome Easter bunny
Welcome Easter bunny

Make an Easter bunny to welcome your guests at the front door... more
Easter bunny statue
Easter bunny post

Make an Easter bunny statue to decorate your dining room table... more
Stencil "Shine bright little one" on cork tiles
Scrabble art

Get creative and stencil "Shine bright little one" on cork tiles... more
Easter egg rainbow wreath
Easter egg rainbow wreath

Make a colourful Easter wreath for your front door... more
Pasta fireflies
Pasta fireflies

Make cute pasta fireflies in your favourite testpot colours... more
Glow in the dark shoes
Glow in the dark shoes

Paint your favourite sneakers with a glow in the dark surprise pattern... more
Glow jar lantern
Glow jar lantern

Make a glow in the dark lantern jar with your kids for nightime fun... more
Make a constellation canvas
Constellation canvas

Use a string of seed lights to create a starry landscape to decorate your home... more
Paint galaxy shoes
Painted galaxy shoes

Design a galaxy star pattern to paint on your canvas shoes... more
Build matariki peg stars
Matariki peg stars

Use your favourite testpots to make matariki peg stars to celebrate maori new year... more
Make  magnetic shell poppies
Magnetic shell poppies

Make magnetic seashell ANZAC poppies to decorate your home... more
Make Anzac poppies
Anzac poppies

Make large ANZAC poppies to decorate your garden to celebrate ANZAC day... more
Create an decorative ANZAC wreath
ANZAC wreath

Celebrate ANZAC day by making a decorative wreath for your letterbox... more
Make a rusty tub planter
Rusty tub planter

Create a rust effect on a metal tub and turn it into a planter for your garden... more
Build a Christmas tree
Christmas tree

Build a Christmas tree in one of three styles - greens, colourful or reclaimed looks... more
Make a driftwood ladder for your bathroom
Driftwood ladder

Make a beach inspired ladder for your bathroom to hang your towels... more
Make a wooden makeup holder
Makeup holder

Get creative with wooden blocks and make a geometric designed makeup holder... more
Make mountain style coathooks
Mountain coat hooks

Make coathooks in a mountain shaped design for your hallway or bedroom... more
Make a colourfull wooden pencil holder
Pencil holder

Create a colourful pencil holder with a block of wood painted in creative patterns... more
Paint a colourfull wall mural
Paint by numbers mural

Design your own wall mural to paint in your favourite testpot colours... more
Make a wooden dowel wall hanging
Wood dowel wall hanging

Use wooden dowels to create a decorative wall hanging... more
Paint a colourfull disc mobile
Handcrafted mobile

Handcraft your own mobile by painting wooden rounds in your favourite testpot colours... more
Kids silhouettes artwork
Peacock wall hanging

Paint this Peacock wall hanging using handprints to make creative feathers... more
How to make budgie artBudgie art
Paint this canvas in Resene Cleopatra and Resene Salsa... more
Scandi stencil wallhanging
Paint fabric with a Scandi print

Make a scandi animal inspired wallhanger in your favourite colour... more
Upcycle a stool
Paint a stool with a stencil

Give an old stool a new lease of life with a stencil... more
Kids silhouettes artwork
Kids’ silhouettes

Make artwork from your families photos and paint in their favourite colours... more
Garden art
Paint your own garden art

Create an element of height in your garden with these zig-zag posts... more
Stencil a pattern on an ensuite wall
Paint your ensuite using a stencil

Add interest to a small ensuite through pattern rather than photos... more
Stencil a pattern on a deck wall
Paint your deck with a stencil

This new outdoor seating area and deck needed a little subtle pattern... more
Paint and stencil bedside drawers
Stencilled bedside tables

Upcycle a set of drawers with a new coat of paint and a stencil... more
Wallpaper stairs
Wallpapered stairs

Use wallpaper as an accent detail on your stairs.... more
Geometric pattern for a set of drawers
Paint palette generator drawers

Paint a geometric pattern and upcycle an old set of drawers... more
Swirl paint in terrariums
Painted terrariums

Swirl paint in your own selection of colours to house on trend succulents... more
Wallpaper zoo inspired artwork
Create wallpaper animals

Create a zoo inspired wallpaper mural using leftover wallpaper... more
Paint a retro mural on a sideboard
Paint your own landscape sideboard

Use the New Zealand landscape to create a statement piece.. more
Stain a coffee table
Paint a stained coffee table

Sand and mask geometric lines to give and old coffee table classic looks... more
Key and dogleash hooks
Paint your own dog hooks

Use wood panels to make hooks for your keys and dog leash... more
Paint a retro pattern on a writing desk
Rejuvenate an old writing desk

Paint a geometric pattern in your favourite retro colours... more
Print birds and bugs on bags
Stamp cloth bags

Decorate your own cloth bags with these trendy prints... more
Paint a cross stitch patterned drawers
Paint cross stitch drawers

Paint a pretty cross stitch embroidery pattern effect on a set of drawers... more
Make wallpaper plant pot covers
Wallpaper plant pot covers

Pretty up some plant pots with some favourite designs... more
Make wallpaper gift bags
DIY wallpaper gift bags

Package your prezzies in some serious style with this quick craft... more
Paint pinecones three ways and create flowers
Three DIY projects with pinecones

Make pinecone succulents, flowers and a wreath... more
DIY pot planter board
DIY pot planter board

Make this handy planter board to display planted terracotta pots... more
Paint a retro sideboard in a geometric pattern
DIY geo revival sideboard

Revive an old sideboard with a striking, contemporary design... more
Make a stylish painted concrete block planter
Concrete block planter

Make this eye-catching tiered planter with some concrete blocks... more
Make a christmas sign
Christmas ‘Joy’ sign

Make your own stencil and sponge the background... more
Poured artwork
Poured paint artwork

Make your own masterpiece to reflect your homes colour palette... more
Welcome sign project
Make your own welcome sign

Make a statement welcome sign for your front door... more
Make a star sign
Make a star sign

Make an illuminated sign for your children’s room... more
DIY postal tubes projects
DIY postal tubes projects

Make mini tube shelves or your own mini photo tube gallery... more
Art Deco wall stencil
Art Deco wall stencil

To make your own, choose a stencil pattern and print it out on to card... more
Wood slat picture
Wood slat picture

Paint your own colour gradient artwork in your favourite colours... more
Christmas bunting project
Christmas bunting

How you can make your own Christmas bunting... more
Triangle Christmas tree
Triangle Christmas tree

How to make your own triangle Christmas tree... more
Christmas terrarium project
Christmas terrarium

How to make your own Christmas Terrarium with snow and ornaments... more
Peeping eye artwork
Peeping eyes op shop art

Make a custom artwork with accents of your favourite colours... more
Union jack pallet artwork
Union Jack pallet art

Show your allegiance with a Union Jack, painted on a pallet... more
Paint a teddy bear
Teddy bear painting

Preserving the memory of a child’s special, well-loved bear... more
DIY quote art
DIY quote art

Find a piece that inspires you & give it new life by painting a quote over it... more

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