Wrap Bracelet | Design*Sponge
I really love this bracelet - the combo of pale pink, gold and white ticks lots of boxes for me! Those little gold pieces in the middle of the bracelet are actually from the hardware store (they’re compression sleeves from the plumbing section!). Whip up a couple and gift to friends ‘just because’, I’m sure they’ll love it just as much as me!
9 Tips For Better Jumping Photos | A Beautiful Mess
If you’ve ever tried to take a jumping photo you’ll know how hard it is to get a great shot - either you’ve got an awkward face, a foot still on the ground or worse - everyone in the air except for one person! Well ABM has 9 great tips for how to get the perfect jump shot - I really love the example pictured - so you end up with great results (hopefully!) every time.
Thanks everyone! Amazing World Of Gumball it is! ;-)
Can someone tell me what this is from?! I’m not willing to go through 30,000 notes to find out!
Meyer Lemon Bars | Foodie Crush
I love any lemon based dessert, especially lemon bars! They are so easy to make and doesn’t require a ton of ingredients to make - in fact you’ve probably already got most of them in your kitchen!
Glitter Covered Art Hangers | Kojo Designs
If you’re like me and change your mind on what you like every five minutes, art hangers are a great way to decorate without fuss. Hang a few of these glitter covered hangers on your wall and swap and change your favourite pics to suit your mood or decor!
Lace Doily Bowls | Apartment Therapy
Though for some people doilies bring up memories of visiting Nanna’s dusty house, they are really fun to craft with. From lacy earrings to lacy bunting, they can bring some retro fun to your home (and ears). I’ve seen bowls made before from doilies but what I like the most about this DIY is the added pastel colour to the edges. Great for holding all your little bits and pieces, these would also make a great gift!
Green Tea Sugar Scrub | Freutcake
Even though I had a very unfortunate experience with a green tea KitKat (look back in my archive, you’ll see!), I don’t think it has permanently put me off green tea - especially when you read about all the benefits of it on your skin!
Upcycle Your World! | Bottles
I recently went through my old ReadyMade magazines and was inspired to start a new feature - on upcycling! There are so many great ways to re-use the things around us. Hopefully you find some inspiration!
The first thing we’re looking at is one of the easiest things to upcycle - a plastic bottle! From soda bottles to milk bottles, I’m sure you have some sitting in your house somewhere. As you can see above, there are lots of fun things you can make, from cat planters to piggy banks! Click on the links below to see the tutorials.
Kitty Planters | Recyclart
Jewelry Stand | Epbot
Bottle Bank | Martha Stewart
Recycled Milk Jugs | Apartment Therapy
Ice Cream Birthday Squares | A Subtle Revelry
Speaking of birthdays - how sweetly pastel are these little ice cream squares?! Before I read the tutorial I was thinking that the process would be really difficult. But the two tone look is created by…tilting the mold with a cup! Simple! The great thing about the small serving size is that people can take as much or as little as they want - great when you’re dealing with little ones who can’t finish a whole ice cream!
Sidewalk Chalk Popsicles | hello, Wonderful!
As soon as I saw this tutorial, I immediately bought some Plaster of Paris on eBay so I could make my own! My niece’s birthday is coming up soon and I’ve been trying to think of fun things to put in the girl’s goodie bags other than lollies. These are like a great middle ground - they look like lollies, but are actually fun sticks of chalk. I’m planning on wrapping them in plastic and adding a bow. So fun!
Moroccan Wedding Blanket Inspired Pendant | Design*Sponge
This is such a beautiful pendant, and honestly, if you can use a hot glue gun then you can create it. The trims may be a bit pricey but for a feature piece, it’s totally worth it! If you’re not familiar with Moroccan Wedding blankets, try Google image search- there are so many gorgeous pieces to take inspiration from!
I just wanted to update you on something I’m quietly proud of: S + T has just hit 150,050 followers! Hello to you all in Tumblr land, thank you for following, whether you’ve been with me from the very start or just found us. I hope you find something you like!
Love to you all
p.s. If you’re looking for something funny and very Irish to watch, may I suggest you start watching Moone Boy? I just found out that season 2 started and I’m so excited! I’m not sure where you can watch it online but if you can find it, watch it. Ok. I have to go to bed now. Ok. Night y’all!
p.p.s. 23maxine just made me realise that Moone Boy is IRISH not British! Oh my gosh, I’m ashamed. Father Ted, please forgive my ignorance!
Natural Powdered Blush | Free People Blog
Continuing my obsession with natural beauty and makeup, here is something I didn’t think was possible - an all natural blush! I’ve made blush before but always used mica. Well this blush is made from…beetroot powder! I hope I’m not the only person who found this surprising (just lie to make me fell better alright?!). There’s directions on how to dry out your own beetroot to turn into powder or you can purchase it (a quick Google search turned up about a million hits, I’m sure you can find it!). There’s some great tips on how to change up the colour to suit your skin too. I’d love to know if anyone has used beetroot blush before? How long does it last?
Washi Tape Script Cards | Omiyage Blogs
I now have about ten rolls of washi tape and I’m well on my way to building on my stash, but apart from using it on presents and on my laptop I’m not sure what else to use it on. But this is such a clever way of using all that pretty tape in a creative way. Of course, now I’m going to have to buy some more tape because I don’t have any floral yet. Yep, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it (haha, accidental pun!)