Ombré had a peak in popularity a couple of years ago, but is a trend which never really goes out of fashion. Ombré-ing (is that a verb?) is an easy, and often super quick way to give a unique touch to all kinds of things, from hair to tableware.
Here are 10 of our favourite ombré DIYs – click on the pictures to learn how they were done, and let us know if you try any out for yourselves!
1. The Porcelain Pineapple
We adore this glossy white and gold porcelain pineapple, but in reality you could apply this technique to any kind of ceramic decoration (although the texture of the pineapple particularly lends itself to this great effect).
2. The Cute Watercolour Calendar
If you’re after a more useful DIY, why not give this calendar a go? You’ll have to spend a while ombré-ing all those gift tags, but the result is more than worth it. The instructions for this are also super clear, so even if you’re not an expert DIY-er, you should have no trouble keeping up.
3. Easy Gold Dipped Balloons
Ok, you will need to get your hands on some “liquid gold leaf” for these, but after that, it’s so easy to create these glitzy balloons which would be perfectly at home at an evening event or even as a playful dinner party centrepiece.
4. Jazzed-up Sneakers
Most of us have got a pair of simple plimsolls that could do with a makeover. You only need a couple of things to give your footwear a whole new lease of life.
5. Tricolour Linen Placemats
Placemats are a cheap and easy way to personalise your table, whether for an evening with friends or even for a wedding. If you want each one to look identical, this isn’t the DIY for you, but the results are all truly unique and beautiful.
6. Geometric Coasters
For this tutorial, you could really use any material and any shape, but Almost Makes Perfect have made a great choice by using faux leather and hexagons. The texture of the leather really brings out the gold. And the best thing about these? They’ll take you literally just minutes to do.
7. A Pretty Wooden Box
Boxes always come in handy, and if they’re pretty to look at, even better! This tutorial is simple but the results are great – you could use the finished box to keep your art suppplies in, or could even use it as a centrepiece or a shelf, if you wanted to.
8. Last-Minute Milk Bottles
If you have just 10 minutes to make your house look gorgeous for visitors, this is the way! Spray paint empty glass milk bottles (or any other bottle, really) and fill with flowers or other decorations you have to hand. Ta dah!
9. Neon Dipped Chairs
If you’ve got some uninspiring white chairs lying around, give them a facelift with a quick spray of neon paint, and soon enough you’ll have yourself some very practical seating which is also a great talking point.
10. Dip Dye Tea Towels
The dip dye technique can really be used for any kind of fabric, but tea towels are a great place to start. It’s probably the messiest type of ombré, but the results look super professional, and it’s also a lot of fun to do.