Monday Makes – A Beautiful Mess

Much like last week, we’ve got another fabulous craft blog to share with you. Blogs are a great port of call, because they’re usually packed with personality and beautiful photographs, and these are just some of the reasons why we love A Beautiful Mess. Founded by two sisters, Elsie and Emma, this blog features articles on all sorts, like food, home and style, but the part we love the most is the crafts.

6a00d8358081ff69e201bb08865743970dThe first thing you’ll notice about A Beautiful Mess is that it is very, very easy to navigate. It’s layout is very clean and simple, making it a breeze to find what you want. Each section has its own colourful tab at the top of the page, and if you hover over one, a drop down menu will appear with all of that sections subcategories. But if you’d like a round up of every post in a section, you can simply click on the colourful tab instead of one of the subcategories. While the other sections are very tempting (especially the food one!) we’re going to look at the crafts in further detail.

So, if you hover over the craft tab, you can see that they include many different crafts in their posts. There is definitely something for everyone, with jewellery making, DIY fashion, and even wood working! Once you have chosen a subcategory to look at, 6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c7253aed970byou’ll find it incredibly simple to find something you like. The posts are set out into a grid, with more posts appearing as you scroll down. There’s a gorgeous photo for each one, to showcase the finished product so you know exactly what it should look like. One of our favourite subcategories is homemade gifts, and we’d love to try our hand at making a solid perfume or a marbled ring dish.

By clicking on a project you’d like to do, it will open and you’ll be provided with full instructions and a list of things you’ll need. Something that really makes this blog stand out is the photography, and many posts feature a set of step-by-step photos to help guide you. They’re very detailed and crisp, ensuring that you won’t miss a single thing!

6a00d8358081ff69e201b7c87dfa76970b-800wiIf there’s something in particular that you’d like to find, you can always use the search bar right at the very top of the page. This will bring in posts from other sections though, so if you’re only looking for crafts, you’ll have to stick through scrolling we’re afraid! You can also see posts by season, if that’s something you’re interested in. If you scroll down the homepage, you’ll see a yellow box with all of the months in. So if you’re looking for summer posts, you can take a look at July, or for autumn, try looking at October!

We absolutely love A Beautiful Mess and we think that you will too. We definitely recommend taking a look at their other posts, as well as their crafty ones. The food section in particular is pretty amazing! If you’d like to see more from the ABM team, you can take a look at their Facebook, Twitter or check out their books.

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