Are you wanting to achieve the perfect Cottagecore aesthetic in your home? Well, we’re here to teach you all about the trend and how you can create your very own vintage-inspired DIY pieces!

What Is Cottagecore?

Cottagecore grew from social media platforms Tumblr and TikTok promoting a romanticised view of simple living. Many quickly fell in love with the rural settings, country home and floral countryside’s that were the dream of the community.

The main inspiration for this aesthetic is the British countryside from the 18th and 19th centuries where people would live in nature and provide for themselves. This included farming, gardening, sewing, knitting, and much more.

This aesthetic has no clear focus – it can influence every aspect of your life from your fashion choices to your home décor. It can even influence the way you eat!

cottagecore knitting

And don’t fret, you don’t actually have to live in a countryside cottage to be a part of the trend, you simply seen a few vintage dresses, a simple lifestyle and maybe some trips to your local farmers market and berry farms.

At the heart of Cottagecore is the idea of sustainability; using natural materials and utilising your own skills and knowledge to make the things you need. This could be starting a fire, knitting some socks, growing your own vegetables, 0r sewing your own clothes.

5 DIY Cottagecore Décor Ideas

Embroidery Jam Covers

This idea is just too cute! You will not be able to stop thinking about it until you do it.

Natural fruit – especially berries – are heavily embraced within the Cottagecore community, as they are something almost everyone can grow at home, no matter their living situation. And nothing screams British countryside picnic or breakfast more than some strawberry jam.

If you are in the habit of making your own jam, then take it a step further and put a pretty spin on your jars! Simply take a circular sheet of canvas, add some stitching around the edge and add some embroidered berries on the centre. Tie around the top of your jar with a red ribbon, and you’re done!

Felt Toadstools

Now, Cottagecore is obsessed with berries, but they’re also obsessed with frogs and toadstools. A fantastic décor piece or gift for a Cottagecore friend is by creating your very own felt toadstools.

Look up some felt needling tutorials online, and make the pieces your own little stools!

Crochet Coasters

crochet coaster cottagecore

We all love a good cup of tea, but you don’t want to ruin your beautiful antique furniture with mug rings! To stop this from happening, instead of using those wooden or plastic coasters, grab out your crochet hooks and yarn to create your very own coasters.

You can choose your own shape – flowers, stars, circles and more.

Reusable Cotton Pads

Cottagecore community members are all about being eco-friendly and being sustainable! This year, why not go the extra mile by crocheting your very own reusable cotton pads and reusable dishcloths!

These are not only incredibly easy to make, but they’re such a cute way of looking after yourself and the environment.

Knitted Bandana

To keep your hair out of your face while you’re gardening or baking, a bandana works great! What’s more Cottagecore than simply knitting your very own bandana to wear?

This is a simple activity you can learn by searching up tutorials online, and the result will last you a lifetime!

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