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Weekend craft projects

Craft projects you can do at home over the weekend

Resene has joined forces with local designers and magazines to provide a large variety of crafts to try. New projects are being added in every month showcasing the latest colours, trends and decorating ideas. Each project has illustrated step by step instructions to follow.

Noticeboards

Noticeboards
Organise your home with these clever and colourful ideas...

Mother's Day

Mother's Day
Make mum’s Mother’s Day blooming marvellous with these cute ideas...

Easter Excitement

Easter excitement
Have some frivolous fun this Easter with these charming ideas...

Dinner Dazzle

Dinner dazzle
Dust some magic over your dinner party with these fun ideas...

Painted coasters

Take a testpot
Cusomise some coasters with your favourite colours...

Crafting - create wallpaper flowers

Be a wallflower
These blossoms made from Resene wallpaper will be blooming...

Finding balance

Finding balance
This mindful craft project is a way to find peace...

Get organised

Get organised
Get the family life in order with these handy home ideas...

Dining table

Dining table
Bring some colour to the table with these fun setting ideas...

Mother's Day crafts

Making Mother's Day
Add a burst of joy to Mum’s special day with these playful ideas...

Easter fiesta

Easter fiesta
Dust some colour over your Easter with these charming ideas...

Family games

Family games
Get the family playing together this summer with these fun games...

Fun & festive

Fun & festive
Add some style to your Christmas with these great ideas...

Whitewash memo board

Whitewash memo board
It’s easy to recycle some old tongue-and-groove timber...

Colourful corkboard

Colourful corkboard
Give a corkboard a new lease of life and transform it into a colourful...

Revive old picture frames

Frame worthy
Revive old frames and display those family snaps in style...

Urli bowl for Diwali

Urli bowl for Diwali
Urli bowls are decorative bowls used to float flowers...

DIY jack-o'-lantern door mat

DIY jack-o'-lantern door mat
Create a Halloween inspired door mat to welcome trick or treaters...

Diya lamps

Diya lamps
Create your own colourful diya lamps to add colour and light to your home...

Chinese New Year envelopes

Chinese New Year envelopes
Try creating your own red envelopes, like these ones celebrating...

Starry night - fun Matariki projects

Starry night
Add colour to your home this Matariki with these bright ideas...

Make homemade gifts for mothers day - cheeseboard, love beads and gift wrap

For mothers day
Add that personal touch to Mum’s gift with these clever ideas...

Make holiday crafts -mermaids, painted stool and fairy doors

Holiday craft
Get the kids’ creativity flowing these holidays with some fun ideas...

DIY painted vases

DIY painted vases
Brighten up your shelving with rainbow painted vases and jugs...

DIY origami pendant light

DIY origami pendant light
Try your hand at origami and create a pendant light...

Lego-inspired DIY clock

Lego-inspired DIY clock
Make waking up time more enjoyable for your child with this alarm clock...

DIY terracotta candlesticks

DIY terracotta candlesticks
Add a little light and colour to your dining table, indoor or outdoor...

Sandtex plant pots

Sandtex plant pots
Learn how to make Sandtex plant pots with these step-by-step instructions...

Sandtex footed bowls

Sandtex footed bowls
Turn old mismatched bowls into new footed bowls...

Mother’s Day goody crate

Mother’s Day goody crate
Make and paint your own crate and fill it with your mum’s favourite treats...

Mother’s Day hand bouquet

Mother’s Day hand bouquet
Make Mother’s Day extra special by making this handprint bouquet...

Painted easter treats

Easter treats
Add some colour to your Easter with these easy paint ideas...

Happy colourful crafts

Colour craft
Create that sunshine vibe with these happy craft ideas...

St Patricks Day cards

St Patricks Day cards
Get creative making your own cards to celebrate St Patricks Day...

Irish Garland

Irish Garland
Celebrate St Patricks Day with this good luck horseshoe garland...

Paint pour light

Paint pour light
Jazz up an old lampshade with this easy paint pouring technique...

Winter craft projects

Winter craft
Keep the family busy this season with these fun ideas...

Flower power

Flower power
Create a colourful bouquet that won’t need watering...

Creative clay trinkets in shades of green

Bowled over
Make stunning sets of trinket trays simply using baking clay...

Decorate a light fixture

Light up your life
The Karen Walker Paints collection will see you sprucing up your home in style...

Salt dough vases and trinket tray

Just dough it
With three ingredients and a bit of creativity, you can give old containers...

Paint your own Irish Stones

Paint your own Irish Stones
Leave a trail of clover stones for your young lucky gold hunters to follow...

Painted kiwi holiday crafts

Holiday craft
Keep busy these holidays with some cool Kiwi ideas...

Valentines picnic basket

Picnic basket
Paint a bright picnic basket for a special occasion...

Valentines heart wrapping paper

Valentine's Day wrapping paper
How to make your own heart inspired wrapping paper...

Valentines day wreath

Valentine's Day wreath
Upcycle an old jigsaw puzzle with your favourite pink testpots...

Valentines kids mailbox

Valentine's Day mailbox
Recycle a tissue box and turn it into your own kid friendly mailbox...

Wooden bead Christmas garland

Wooden bead garland
Make a colourful wooden bead garland for your home...

Halloween crafts & games

Halloween ideas
Have fun with family with these colourful halloween ideas...

Black and white table setting

Set the tone
You can’t go wrong with black and white, and this bold table setting...

Light the way

Light the way
Give your decor a twist with some two-toned clay candle holders...

Tray chic

Tray chic
Repurpose an old picture frame and serve up a message of love...

Paint woven bags to create one of a kind holdalls

Make it yours
Pompoms and paint turn inexpensive woven bags into one-of-a kind holdalls...

Make outdoor games, kubb, noughts and crosses and yardzee

Outdoor games
Take the fun outside with these great lawn game ideas...

Make fathers day gifts

Fathers day gifts
Make your own gifts for Dad’s special day with these playful ideas...

Doormat, placemats and keyring

Welcome home
Make your house a home this winter with these welcoming ideas...

Painterly pillows

Painterly pillows
Upcycle old pillowcases to create a set of colourful on-trend cushion covers...

Home sweet home books

Home sweet home books
Upcycle unused books and create an interesting object...

Wallpaper floral wall medallions

Wallpaper floral wall medallions
Dress up a full and boring wall space with these wallpaper medallions...

Wallpaper bunting

Wallpaper bunting
Get ready for your next party with bunting made to suit...

Decorative wallpaper birdhouse

Decorative wallpaper birdhouse
Decorate your walls with mini birdhouses finished in Resene wallpapers...

Matariki star craft project

Matariki stars
Add sparkle to your home this Matariki with these magical ideas...

Expanding foam mirror

Expanding foam mirror
Use expanding foam to create an unique frame for your favourite mirror...

Bird canvas

Bird canvas
Combine foraged nature finds with Resene colour to create a bird canvas...

Paper plate fish
Create a school of colourful fish out of paper plates and paint...

Paper plate dinos

Paper plate dinos
Turn humble paper plates into a land of dinosaurs with a little paint...

Mothers day wall tiles

Mother's Day wall tiles
Get creative with your craft supplies and make family inspired wall tiles...

Mother's Day candle jar

Mother's Day candle jar
Create a colourful candle jar for mum this Mother’s Day...

Paint mothers day gifts

Making mother’s day
Add a burst of joy to Mum’s special day with these playful ideas...

Easter vases, chicks and storage jars

Easter treasures
Dust some magic over your Easter with these charming ideas...

Stencil "Shine bright little one" on cork tiles

Scrabble art
Get creative and stencil "Shine bright little one" on cork tiles...

Build matariki peg stars

Matariki peg stars
Use your favourite testpots to make Matariki peg stars...

Make  magnetic shell poppies

ANZAC poppies decor
Make magnetic seashell ANZAC poppies to decorate your home...

Make Anzac poppies

ANZAC poppies
Make large ANZAC poppies to decorate your garden this ANZAC day...

Create an decorative ANZAC wreath

ANZAC wreath
Celebrate ANZAC day by making a decorative wreath...

School holidy crafts

School holiday craft
How to splash some colour around our homes these holidays...

Springtime crafts

Springtime craft
Brighten up your life and home with these fun craft ideas...

Make a wooden dowel wall hanging

Wood dowel wall hanging
Use wooden dowels to create a decorative wall hanging...

Paint a colourfull disc mobile

Handcrafted mobile
Paint wooden rounds in your favourite testpot colours...

Scandi stencil wallhanging

Fabric with Scandi print
Make a scandi animal inspired wallhanger in your favourite colour...

Display your photos

Picture this
These versatile holders can be used to display favourite photos...

Make plant tags, striped coasters and candle cans.

Summer socialising
Add a splash of style to your parties this summer with these fun ideas...

Make wooden cactus hooks, beaded keyrings and calendar blocks

Colourful craft
Throw some summer colour into your homes with these cool ideas...

Stencil a tote bag

It’s in the bag
Transform a plain bag into a summery tote with this pretty motif...

Blackboard message tray

Blackboard message tray
A fun message board to share messages of the days plans...

Drippy vases

Drippy vases
Upcycle some old vases with an on–trend dripped effect...

DIY pinnable mood board

DIY pinnable mood board
Stylish and practical, this pinnable mood board is exactly what you need...

Geometric painted wall hanging

DIY pinnable mood board
Brighten up a dull wall space by making your own wall hanger...

Painted breakfast tray

Painted breakfast tray
Give someone breakfast in bed, served on this painted tray...

Painted old mirror

Painted old mirror
Upcycle vintage mirror to reflect your colour personality...

Easter treats

Easter treats
Get creative with these egg-cellent craft ideas...

Striped crafts for your holidays

For Waitangi Day
Simple stripes create stunning results with these great craft ideas...

Pretty pink bookends

Home sweet home bookends
Keep your books in order and add colour to your home...

Paper flag bunting

Make paper flag bunting
Learn how to make painted paper flag bunting...

Twig bowl

Twig bowl
A stylish nod to nature and the perfect place to keep knick knacks...

Paint your vases in a stylish retro theme

Striped vases
Bring the best of the 70s to your vase collection with this colour scheme...

Raindrop painted vase

Raindrop vase
Update a vase with this gorgeous raindrop pattern...

Paint letters to make a sign for your home

Make a statement
Add a fun statement to your home or use this project to paint...

Paint bowls with a mandela pattern

Mandala–dot bowls
Give old bowls a lift of colour with this mandala-dot style effect...

Paint your wooden bowls in a paint dipped effect

Colour dipped bowls
Add spice to your kitchen/dining room decor with these bowls...

Paint your own hex shaped noticeboard

Hex noticeboard
Turn a piece of cork into a handy and colourful noticeboard...

Upcycle glass bottles to painted vases

Glass bottle vases
Upcycle old bottles into quirky vases and give them a new lease of life...

Upcycle crumpled cans into arty vases

Crumpled vases
Use your recycling and turn old cans into handy and colourful vases...

Paint stripes on a glass vase

Paint your own square vase
Add colour to a tall square vase so it looks colourful...

Makeover your fruit bowl

Makeover your fruit bowl
Is your fruit bowl looking a bit drab? Do you love that timber look...

Paint two tone candlesticks

Duo-colour candlesticks
Painted in dusky pink and grey white and filled with gold candles...

Create pretty frames for your mantlepiece

Colourful frames
Frame your photographs with something that pops...

Make painted coasters and placemats

Geometric coasters and placemats
Geometric colour blocking is an easy technique...

Paint wooden salad servers

Jazz up your salad servers
Rejuvenate old wooden salad servers with fresh colours...

Paint a striped tray

Painted striped tray
Wooden serving trays can look a little old over time...

Paint a glass jar and transform into a vase

Beautify an old glass jar
Paint up a jar or two and use it to brighten up your home...

Update a clipboard with wallpaper for a makeover

Clipboards makeover
Give your clipboard an update with stylish wallpaper...

Update your bookcovers with a new look with wallpaper

How to jazz up your books
Take the hum drum out of office work & style up your books with wallpaper...

Upcycle a tray to make a colourful frame for your keepsakes

Keepsake photo tray
Paint an old tray to use as an unusual photo or art frame...

Upcycle a tray to make a summer inspired drinks tray

Summer drinks tray
Summer is for entertaining and it's nice to serve your guests...

Paint a produce bag

Paint your own produce bags
Personalise your reusable produce bags by stamping...

Make an wall hanging

Creative wall hangings
Everyone loves a Kmart hack, and these circular-shaped wire...

Painted shoe project

Foot fancy
Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites...

Spring projects - flowers, vege markers, painted pots

Christmas crafts
Make some festive cheer with these simple yet magical crafts...

Create a unique gift

The gift of love
There’s nothing more personal than creating a unique gift yourself...

Spring projects - flowers, vege markers, painted pots

Celebrate the season
Spring into action with these blooming lovely ideas...

Painted ice block hooks, platters and stones

School holiday craft
How to splash some colour around our homes and gardens...

How to paint a lava lamp

Lava lamp
Go retro and turn a plain white lava lamp into a colourful feature...

Upcycling for school holidays

School holiday craft
Give your kids’ imaginations a workout with these down-to-earth ideas...

Upcycling for winter

Upcycling for winter
Repurpose common items at home with these crafty ideas...

Make easter treats for easter fun.

An easter hunt
Make Easter fun with these crafty ideas from Emily Somerville-Ryan...

Make a Glowing lamp

Golden glow
Marsha Smith shows you how to craft illuminating centrepieces...

Photo booth

Make a photo booth
Perfect for baby showers, hen’s parties, kid’s birthdays and more...

Blackboard clock

Blackboard clock
Turn a simple wall clock into a bright and funky feature...

Make a photo wall hanging

Picture this
Make a modern display of your favourite pics with this cute photo wall hanging...

Botanical coasters

Botanical coasters
Impress your guests and protect surfaces with these unique...

Paint chopping boards to store your shopping lists

Board notes
You’ll never forget your appointments with these write-on boards...

Air plant wall hangers

Air plant plaques
Decorate small sunny nooks or bare walls with cute hanging plant plaques...

Make a candle holder

Candle creations
Who would have thought pine chair feet could make such an amazing...

Paint a shopping bag

Artistic shopping bag
What better way to help the environment than to create your own shopping bag?...

Make an beachy mirror

Coastal cool
Transform a simple mirror into a modern piece of art...

Wallpapered wall hanging, painted vases and trinket trays

Pretty tidy
Jazz up the bedroom with a wall hanging and trinket trays...

Framed memo board

Framed memo board
Turn an old framed picture into a memo board masterpiece...

Make a kitchen memo board

Kitchen memo board
Create this handy kitchen memo board and spruce up your kitchen...

Painted serving boards

Brilliant boards
Transform plain serving boards into pastel-toned works of art...

Preserving your memories

Preserving your memories
Enjoy your favourite photos every day with these three crafty framing projects...

Make wallpaper plant pot covers

Plant pot covers
Pretty up some plant pots with your favourite wallpaper designs...

Make wallpaper gift bags

Wallpaper gift bags
Package your prezzies in some serious style with this quick craft...

How to make your own odd socks board

Odd socks board
If mismatched socks seem to be a thing in your household, here's a clever way...

Paint pinecones three ways and create flowers

3 DIY pinecone projects
Make pinecone succulents, flowers and a wreath...

Cactus themed crafts

DIY cacti
How to create some super-cute and affordable cactus-themed crafts...

Make summer crafts - jars, canisters and salad servers.

Summer craft
A summery lift with fun fruity homewares and paint inspiration...

Painting three ways

This Christmas
This Christmas, add some cheer to your home with these crafty ideas...

Magnetic chalk board

Chalk it up
Keep the whole family on track with this chalk calendar and magnetic board...

Skater clock

Paint a wooden platter
Use Resene’s beautiful paint palette to create a serving tray fit for a queen...

Write on wall planner

Write on wall planner
We’re always here for making our lives easier...

Make your own flower wall

Make a flower wall
Flower walls are perfect for baby showers, birthdays and hen's parties...

Make a rope basket

Make a pet rope basket
Handmade baskets hold a certain charm – make your own...

Print your own table linen

Print your own table linen
Bring style to your table with these DIY painted linens!...

Paint drink coasters

Make drink coasters
Whether it’s summer or winter, throwing a cocktail party is always a good idea...

Paint a rainbow fan

Paint a rainbow fan
Keep the home cool during the heat of summer, with this rainbow fan...

Paint a glass vase

Paint a glass vase
Bring the best of the 70s to your vase collection...

Create a posie

Create a posie
With the fashion for flower arrangements tending towards more carefree styles...

Lace clay pots

Decorative lace clay pots
They make the prettiest planters, perfect to use indoor or outdoor use...

Make cans into handy herb holders

Colourful display for your herbs
Reuse empty cans as handy herb holders. Paint them in your...

Decorate a terracotta pot

Perk up your terracotta planters
Even if you're not a DIY connoisseur, these planter projects...

Paint a chopping board - serving tray

Paint a chopping board
What’s better than a chopping board that’s beautiful enough to use as...

Skater clock

Skater clock
Start by giving the skate deck a light sand and dust...

Painted glass bottles

Painted glass bottles
Painted glass bottles make a stylish display on their own...

Make a sloth pin board

Pin it - Sleepy sloth
Creating a mood board or pinboard to keep household notes tidy is easy...

Make a pretty tea box

Tea gift boxes
A beautifully decorated box filled with aromatic tea...

Paint a glass vase

Paint a vase
Turn this glass vase from plain to pretty with a lace effect...

Paint fluro panels on your geometric vase

Geo fluoro pots
Take the geo look to the next level with this paint effect...

Make a wooden multi coloured key holder

Colourful key holder
Get organised with this DIY key holder, designed to look stylish...

Bookend

Wooden bookend
Combine a piece of driftwood with stained pine shelves to create...

Painted bamboo breakfast place setting

Breakfast place setting
A vibrant place setting from a pine picture frame, table mat...

Interesting craft projects using wallpaper

Ways with wallpaper
A roll of wallpaper can provide a cohesive decorative theme...

A stylish magnetic and chalk noticeboard for kitchen or home office

Notice me
Stylish noticeboards for kitchen or home office...

Paint a breakfast tray

Tray chic
Learn how to make a perfect breakfast in bed tray...

Painted clock

Painted clock
A painted slatted clock with quirky retro appeal...

Memory board

Memory board
Take one special image and use it to inspire a memory board...

Make a handy noticeboard

Taking notice
Use three clever Resene products to create this handy family noticeboard...

Personalised paper

Personalised paper
Learn how to make this personalised wrapping paper...

Sturdy bookends

Sturdy bookends
These colourful bookends will look beautiful in any home...

Note perfect

Note perfect
Personalise your study by painting chalkboard paint triangles...

Winter vases

Winter vases
Brighten up your days with these pretty vases...

Make a painted placemat

Make herringbone placemats
Herringbone is a look that will never go out of trend...

Summer hats

Customised summer hats
Try adding on-trend colour to a simple straw sun hat...

Colour the season

Colour the season
Transform natural objects into decorations to dress your table...

Resene Blackboard Paint

Chalk labelling
Getting creative with Resene Blackboard Paint...

Update your old bakeware

Update your old bakeware
Upcycle your old bakeware into planters and plant holders...

Print a potato stamped fabric

Print a potato stamped fabric
We love this printing idea, creating a geometric pattern...

Funky painted pots

Diy kidz - funky painted pots
Give old pots a new lease on life with funky colour...

Swirl paint in terrariums

Painted terrariums
Swirl paint in your own selection of colours to house on trend succulents...

Make a crackle effect on a plant pot for your plants

Snap, crackle, pot!
Give some plain store-bought pots a fresh new look...

Paint cane baskets with your kids

Paint a cute cane basket
Bring some ordinary storage baskets to life using a few testpots...

How to update a tired lampshade

Update a lampshade
If you’ve got an old lampshade, don’t throw it out – upcycle it...

Potted colour

Potted colour
Transform a plain concrete planter into an eye-catching work of modern art...

Wood plant stand, painted pots

Stand out
Keep your houseplants on trend with colourful pots and timber frames...

Terracotta bud vases

Wallflowers
Take on the terracotta trend and sculpt a unique floral feature...

Painting plant pots

Sweeten the pot
Show your your potted plants off in a self-decorated container...

Make words that have meaning to you and your family

Love letters
Make words that have meaning to you and your family...

Paint your old hardback books

Painted decorative books
Turn your old hardback books into decorative pieces...

Paint a dolls bed

Paint a doll's bed
Breathe new life into an old children’s toy with a fun new look...

Paint a suitcase

Paint a suitcase
Turn an old suitcase into a glossy glam decorative piece...

Paint an easle

Paint an easel
Transform an old wooden easel into a statement piece...

Paint a terrazzo pot

Paint a terrazzo pot
Update a boring old plant pot with an on-trend terrazzo paint effect!...

Paint a cardboard box

Paint a hat box
Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor...

Make candy jars and dino bookends

Decorate with animal figurines
Create candy jars and book ends using animal figurines...

Paint a wooden bowl

Retro wooden bowl
A pop of glossy colour can turn a retro wooden bowl into a statement...

Paint a vase

Paint a vase
Brighten up a beige pottery vase with a bold new colour and pattern...

Paint a pin board

Paint a pin board
See how to make a plain pin board into a work of art...

Jewellery bowls

Jewellery bowls
Transform bowls from drab to jewellery fab with jewel inspired colours...

Painting coasters

Painted coasters
Give old coasters a fresh look witht the help of Resene...

Paint glass vases

Painted vases
Create statement vases with your favourite Resene colours...

Paint Plastic pot

Paint Plastic pot
Take two boring brown plastic tubs/pots and brighten them up...

Paint a wooden crate

Paint a wooden crate
Use unexpected patterns and bright colours to update retro wooden crates...

Make custom photo boards

Make custom photo boards
Turn tired old frames into functional and on-trend photo boards...

Transform an cane basket into a plant pot

Paint a cane basket with imagination
Transform an old cane basket...

Paint an old suitcase

Paint an old suitcase
Refresh an old suitcase with a cool new retro look...

Paint an art deco tray

Paint an art-deco tray
Give an old kitchen tray a glam art-deco style makeover...

How to paint preserving jars

Paint a jar
Paint and distress some old preserving jars, for decorative use in your home...

Paint coasters and placemats

Paint coasters and placemats
Repainting old coasters and placemats with a fun and on-trend tropical theme!...

Paint an easel

Paint an easel
Update a worn out old kid’s easel with some texture...

Paint a picnic basket

Paint a picnic basket
Renovate a picnic basket with bright Resene colours...

Make a beautiful jewellery tray

Jewellery tray
Update an old wooden serving tray into a beautiful home for jewellery...


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