Today is the last day of Bike Week 2013 and while I've spent the week accessorising my bike (although I still have lots I want to do) it's time to share with you my favourite DIYs, tutorials and accessories from around the web.
Firstly here's a quick before of how she looked fresh from the shop...
The first job was to add baskets, I adore the look of the Dutch bikes with their beautiful wicker baskets but my bike is light and fast so I didn't want anything too big and heavy. I've also added two different seat covers and pom poms to decorate the basket.
If you happen to have one of those lovely wicker baskets why not make yourself your own basket bunting with this tutorial from Claireabellemakes? Guess where I got the idea for pom poms?
I'm still working on a stripey yarn cover for the lock after seeing this one on Pinterest and I'm also planning to cover the cross bar to protect it from getting knocked (my precious).
There are some really quick DIYs for decorating your bike; Paint Job Stickers are available in packets of 50 and will give your bike a new look in very little time, or why not try making your own? I made these flower stickers from sticky backed plastic for #CamBikeFest.
Or how about covering your bike in washi tape, like this beauty from Schoolactie?
I absolutely love this crochet skirt guard which would look wonderful on a sunny day while riding along a tree lined avenue. Unfortunately I fear it may not look quite so beautiful after a winter of cycle commuting!
The skirt guard above is available to buy from Simeli but there are also patterns available for making your own.
Finally, how cute are these tiny planters?! Sadly I fear they may not survive the lumps and bumps of Cambridge roads.
If you're looking for more inspiration for pimping your ride, check out my new bike themed board on Pinterest!
What's your top tip for a beautiful bicycle?