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Mid Century Modern Orla Kiely DIY’s

Get The Mid Century Modern Look with Orla Kiely Crafts & DIY

I love the mid century modern look, which is very popular at the moment. One of the great ways to achieve that look in your home is to add a bit of Orla Kiely. Orla Kiely is a contemporary Irish designer, whose designs have a definite mid century modern vibe about them. The most iconic of her designs probably being the multi stem leaf print. This print has been on everything from, bedding, home furnishings, kitchen ware, furniture, bags, and even garden gloves and digital radios.
 
Here I have rounded up 12 great ways to get a bit of Orla Kiely magic into to your home. Whether it’s upcycling with a her wallpapers or creating your own Orla Kiely inspired designs, the’ll be an idea here for you. Go get that mid century modern look!
 
 
Get the mid century modern look by doing some Orla Kiely inspired crafts and DIY's.  A roundup of 12 fantastic Orla Kiely crafts  and upcycles for the home.
 
 
1. Orla Kiely Linear Stem bin makeover – Pillarboxblue
This is my most popular post and has been featured in several places such as Apartment Therapy. Who’d of thought that transforming a humble bin with a bit of wallpaper would be so popular. You have got to admit though the bin looks great.
 
Upcycle  kitchen bin with wallpaper.  This bin was transformed with some Orla Kiely multi stem wallpaper.  No longer need to hide it in the corner the bin is now a feature & no one else will have one like it. Full tutorial.
 
 
2. Orla Kiely Fridge – Casapinka
Why stop at a bin? You could revamp your fridge with Orla Kiely wallpaper.
 
12 great ways to get some Orla Kiely inspired craft into your home
 
 
3. Hand stitch the multi stem design onto a bag – A Beautiful Mess
Update a plain bag with some Orla Kiely by hand stitching one of her designs.
 
12 fantastic Orla Kiely crafts and DIY's for the home.
 
 
4. Orla Kiely Lampshades – Pillar Box Blue
It is so easy to make your own Orla Kiely lampshade or revamp an existing one. Again with wallpaper, this time the daisy print.
 
How to wallpaper lampshades to match your decor
 
 
5. Multi Stem Garland – The Blue Kazoo
How about making an Orla Kiely multi stem garland from paint chips, for a fun decoration.
 
12 Fantastic Orla Kiely crafts and diy's for the home
 
 
6. Line a vintage suitcase – Pillar Box Blue
Because Orla Kiely prints have that retro vibe, they are perfect when combined with vintage revamps. Like with this upcycled suitcase side table.
 
12 Great Orla Kiely Crafts - Vintage suitcase upcycled with Orla Kiely wallpaper for a great vintage look.
 
 
7. Orla Kiely inspired cardboard wall art – Mollee Made
Create your own mid century modern picture with coloured paper.
 

12 Fantastic Orla Kiely inspired crafts and diy's for the home.
 
 
8. Dining room table in the Daisy print – Pillar Box Blue
Revamp an old dining room table with some Orla Kiely wallpaper to give it a more mid century modern feel.
 
Revamp an old table with Orla Kiely wallpaper for that mid century modern look.
 
 
9. Orla Kiely inspired mittens – Just Crafty Enough
For those of you who like to knit, here’s an Orla Kiely inspired pattern.
 
12 fantastic Orla Kiely inspired crafts and DIY's for the home.
 
 
10. Orla Kiely Cupcakes – Hellocoton
I couldn’t find a tutorial for these cupcakes, but they are so adorable I had to include them in my round-up. It shouldn’t be too difficult to work out how to make them.
 
12 Fantastic Orla Kiely inspired crafts and DIY's
 
 
11. Orla Kiely Tissue Box – Tadaam
 
12 Fantastic Orla Kiely Crafts and DIY's
 
 
12. Orla Kiely furniture and stairs upcycle – Recycled Interiors
If you want to see some great use of Orla Kiely in a home have a look at this great home tour at Recycled Interiors. Orla Kiely has been used on stairs, drawers and chairs in this unique cottage giving a truly impressive mid century modern feel.
 
12 Fantastic Orla Kiely crafts and home DIY's
 
 
A lot of these crafts and DIY’s are made with Orla Kiely wallpaper. Sometimes you only need a little wallpaper, I look on ebay to buy part rolls of wallpaper for smaller projects. Also you can by Orla kiely wrapping paper which will work just as well for some of these projects.
 

Another design company with a mid century modern feel to their prints is Marimekko, click here to see my popular round up of Marimekko DIY and crafts.
 
 
 


 

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Wednesday 13th of July 2016

[…] See them all here: Mid Century Modern Orla Kiely DIY’s at Pillar Box Blue […]

Sherry

Friday 8th of July 2016

Featured at this week's Funtastic Friday.

Claire Armstrong

Friday 8th of July 2016

Thank you !

Sharon@BlueWillowHouse

Thursday 7th of July 2016

Great mid century design and an interesting article. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 7th of July 2016

Thank you !

Janet Trieschman

Wednesday 6th of July 2016

I love mid-century modern design, I will definitely be back for some inspiration! Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #CCBG.

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 6th of July 2016

Thank you ! It's a great style.

Lori

Wednesday 6th of July 2016

Hi Claire! You know I've seen this print around and loved it, but never knew what it was called. Very cool! Thanks for sharing and linking up at DI & DI :)

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 6th of July 2016

Thank you ! Yes your not the only one who recognises the print but doesn't know what it's called. I have a very good friend who's a textile designer so I'm a tend to know my textile designers by name.