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Marbled Clock DIY

Posted on March 31 2020

Marbled Clock DIY
Celebrate the start of British Summer Time with this fun and easy marbled clock DIY!

The importance of shopping small

Posted on March 26 2020

The importance of shopping small
I have always been an advocate for shopping small and, since I started my journey with Hello Marilu, I have come to know so many amazing small brands who need our support now more than ever. Discover some of my favourites here...

DIY Seed Bombs

Posted on February 25 2020

DIY Seed Bombs
Our super easy Seed Bomb DIY is such a fun activity to do for Mother's Day.

5 Ways To Stay Motivated

Posted on February 18 2020

5 Ways To Stay Motivated
Check out my top 5 motivation tips for when your creative business is feeling a little slow.

Who Is Hello Marilu?

Posted on February 11 2020

Who Is Hello Marilu?
Take a read of my recent interview and sneaky peek into my London-based studio.

2020 Trend Insights

Posted on January 28 2020

2020 Trend Insights
A couple of weeks ago I popped along to Top Drawer (the UK's leading lifestyle trade show for design-led brands) to listen to their talks about the predicted retail and design trends for 2020/21. It really appeals to my natural curiosity and I'd love that sort of thing even if I didn't design products for a living. Let me tell you what I learned...

DIY: Modern Scented Pouch

Posted on January 21 2020

DIY: Modern Scented Pouch
I don't know about you but I love having a bit of a spring clean when the new year begins, and what better way to freshen your wardrobe then with theses super easy DIY scented pouches. 

Tax return tips for first timers

Posted on January 14 2020

Tax return tips for first timers

After running my business for 3 years and submitting 3 tax returns there are a few things I have picked up along the way which I thought might be useful to share.

Read on for four tips which have helped me out and wish I'd known sooner when it comes to doing my tax return. It really doesn't have to be as scary as it sounds!

Take it Slow, Breathe, Appreciate

Posted on January 07 2020

Take it Slow, Breathe, Appreciate
So, the Christmas decorations are finally packed away, the new year has been welcomed in (with a drink or two), and we are all slowly getting back to normality with our...

DIY Cute Pom Pom or Summer Sparkle Espadrilles

Posted on July 31 2018

DIY Cute Pom Pom or Summer Sparkle Espadrilles
The summer sun may have temporarily disappeared for a few days but we are pretty sure it will be coming back soon, so we have a super little DIY to...

Super easy sugar scrub

Posted on July 23 2018

Geranium Sugar Scrub
Summer always feels like the time to get your body in to shape, and I'm not just talking about hitting the gym.  If, like me, you love to top up...

Market tips for the new crafter

Posted on July 15 2018

Market tips for the new crafter
Doing your first craft market can be daunting!  But they are really nothing to worry about.  Usually you will find yourself having a good chat to customers, making new friends...

Being shortlisted for the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2018, over coming self-doubt and why you should apply next year

Posted on July 10 2018

Being shortlisted for the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2018, over coming self-doubt and why you should apply next year
I did something recently that was completely out of character for me…I applied for The Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2018. I’m not an overly competitive person in general but I...

Mini Marbled Plant Pots

Posted on September 15 2016

Mini Marbled Plant Pots
We love to add a bit of colour to everything here at Hello Marilu and we have fallen in love with the marbling craze this summer.  It's so much fun...

Glitter Alphabet Bag

Posted on September 08 2016

Glitter Alphabet Bag
I'm literally so excited to share this weeks DIY blog post as it involves a new craft discovery - iron on glitter!  How I lived without this before I don't know,...

DIY leather kindle/iPad cover with gold tassel strap

Posted on August 10 2016

DIY leather kindle/iPad cover with gold tassel strap
I have been meaning to make myself a kindle cover for some time now and feel nervy every time I pull my unprotected kindle from my bag incase there is...

Create your own distressed gold foil purse

Posted on August 03 2016

Create your own distressed gold foil purse
 I like gold.  A lot.  I would even say I'm a bit gold obsessed.  Whether for jewellery, hand bags or shoes, gold is just a great colour to add to any...