Making concrete pots, bowls and platters

Making concrete pots, bowls and planters by Hester van Overbeek

My new book Making concrete planters, bowls & platters came out on the 7th of February 2017! It's available to purchase in your local book store or online (ISBN 978-178294140) 

Follow my simple tutorials to make a huge range of unique concrete projects. You will find everything you need to know – what type of concrete to buy, how to use it and how to decorate it – explained in a comprehensive techniques section. From there you can make chic and on-trend home accessories such as upside-down plant pots, a concrete vase with a wooden base, serving platters, a letter-shaped bookend, fruit bowls and much more.

Have a look behind the scenes of the Making Concrete book

Check out my favourite project from the book, these cute planters cast in recycled containers!


Furniture Hacks


My book Furniture Hacks was released on the 13th of August 2015 

My furniture hacks book is full of projects that turn old pieces of furniture into new gems for your home. The book has five chapters, Living room, Dining room& kitchen, Bedroom, Office and Outdoor are there are easy crafts like an instant kitchen update to bigger build like turning your bed into a four poster. So it doesn't matter if you are a DIY novice or have more experience there is something for everyone in Furniture Hacks. It will hopefully provide you with a lots of inspiration to build your own furniture!

Furniture Hacks is been published in the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland and Australia and is available in your local book shop and online. You can purchase the book on Amazon, follow the link here for the UK and here for the US site. (ISBN 978- 1782492368) 

Have you noticed who snuck it's way on to the cover? It's only little Kermit the Dog! :)

Have a look at this video to have a sneak peek inside my book.

I would love to hear what you think of the book and see crafts you have made using it's tutorials, drop me a line on the contact page or tag me into your projects on Instagram (@byhestergrams) 




Crafting with Mason Jars and other glass containers

crafting with mason jars

My new book Crafting with Mason Jars got published on the 10th of March 2016

The book is full of ideas on how you can up cycle and transform your Mason jars, Kilner jars and empty jam jars. In the book you can find easy steps to make a fresh flower-decorated tea-light holder for a garden party, store all your grains and pasta in large jars with vibrantly painted lids or why not surprise a friend with the colourful 'birthday in a jar'?

There are lots of quick ideas that take no time at all, such as holiday memories in a jar, the table-setting jars or the floral centrepiece that will charm all your guests. Some are elegant, some are homespun, but all make use of natural materials such as wood, shells, flowers and leather - to give an original but sophisticated feel to your home and garden.

Once you are confident in making the simpler crafts, there are more intricate projects to try, using basic DIY techniques: make a fabulous drink dispenser, a desk lamp or a rustic vase display by attaching jars to a weathered piece of wood.

All the projects have clear step-by-step instructions and hand-drawn illustrations to guide you, so all you need to do is pick the project you want to make first! The book got published in the UK and USA and is available in any good bookshop and in your online book retailers. (ISBN 978-1782493297)

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