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Embroidered Photo Family Portrait | The Glamourous Housewife
This might be one of my favourite craft projects of the year! It’s such a sweet and crafty way to share memories and really gives photos of those you love an extra dimension. And because the photos are in black and white it gives them a cohesive look, which can be hard with some pics when you might not have the world’s best photography skills! This would make a really beautiful gift, and would be a great way to add photos to a baby’s room without the worry of glass photo frames.

Embroidered Photo Family Portrait | The Glamourous Housewife

This might be one of my favourite craft projects of the year! It’s such a sweet and crafty way to share memories and really gives photos of those you love an extra dimension. And because the photos are in black and white it gives them a cohesive look, which can be hard with some pics when you might not have the world’s best photography skills! This would make a really beautiful gift, and would be a great way to add photos to a baby’s room without the worry of glass photo frames.

Hanging Diamond Decor | Sugar & Cloth
Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but they’re also expensive and make me fearful to wear in case I ever lost them! But diamonds are quite pretty, and give my symmetrical loving soul some happiness! Where to use these pretty pendants? Above your dining table in a bunch (with some matching geo placemats and a bunch of white flowers), dangling in a row down a hall, or (because they’re so simple to make) you could make a bunch for a wedding or party.

Hanging Diamond Decor | Sugar & Cloth

Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but they’re also expensive and make me fearful to wear in case I ever lost them! But diamonds are quite pretty, and give my symmetrical loving soul some happiness! Where to use these pretty pendants? Above your dining table in a bunch (with some matching geo placemats and a bunch of white flowers), dangling in a row down a hall, or (because they’re so simple to make) you could make a bunch for a wedding or party.

Crepe Paper Peonies | Lia Griffith
Does anyone else read Reddit? I’m subscribed to their DIY sub and was absolutely blown away by this amazing dress (click on the imgur link at the top) that alkikat crocheted for $30! It just goes to show that if you have the skill (or know someone who does!), weddings don’t have to be ridiculously expensive. Equally, wedding flowers can be made on the cheap and still look gorgeous - especially when they’re a tutorial from Lia! These flowers are made with crepe paper and what’s even nicer is that you can keep them after the wedding. There’s also a tutorial from Lia where she has combined these faux flowers with real flowers if you still want some lush greens in your bouquet. So many creative ideas to make your day even more special!

Crepe Paper Peonies | Lia Griffith

Does anyone else read Reddit? I’m subscribed to their DIY sub and was absolutely blown away by this amazing dress (click on the imgur link at the top) that alkikat crocheted for $30! It just goes to show that if you have the skill (or know someone who does!), weddings don’t have to be ridiculously expensive. Equally, wedding flowers can be made on the cheap and still look gorgeous - especially when they’re a tutorial from Lia! These flowers are made with crepe paper and what’s even nicer is that you can keep them after the wedding. There’s also a tutorial from Lia where she has combined these faux flowers with real flowers if you still want some lush greens in your bouquet. So many creative ideas to make your day even more special!

Found the fella making all that noise… 😁

For those of you wondering, this is a possum. They live in/around my mum and dad’s house here in the country. They look super cute but screech like banshees! My mum and I both have chocolate brown Burmese cats who chase each other. One night my dad went to grab Sophie who was being chased by Lily only to realise it was Sophie doing the chasing, and he almost picked up a possum! Ok that’s my best possum story, thanks for listening 😉

Found the fella making all that noise… 😁

For those of you wondering, this is a possum. They live in/around my mum and dad’s house here in the country. They look super cute but screech like banshees! My mum and I both have chocolate brown Burmese cats who chase each other. One night my dad went to grab Sophie who was being chased by Lily only to realise it was Sophie doing the chasing, and he almost picked up a possum! Ok that’s my best possum story, thanks for listening 😉

Pumpkin Spice Facial Scrub | Hello Natural
Here’s another gorgeous natural scrub from the folks at Hello Natural - and perfect for those of you who are addicted to a certain pumpkin spice drink that comes but once a year! There’s something warm and comforting about pumpkin spice, and you’ll feel even better knowing that all the good stuff in the scrub is working wonders on your skin!

Pumpkin Spice Facial Scrub | Hello Natural

Here’s another gorgeous natural scrub from the folks at Hello Natural - and perfect for those of you who are addicted to a certain pumpkin spice drink that comes but once a year! There’s something warm and comforting about pumpkin spice, and you’ll feel even better knowing that all the good stuff in the scrub is working wonders on your skin!

Printable Laundry Labels & Wall Art | BHG

How brilliant is this - three different printables perfect for your laundry! The first is a set of arty prints to liven up what is usually a forgotten space. Then we have some labels for keeping everything in it’s place (which will make laundry more bearable!). But my favourite part is the stain removal tags. Keep this fantastic set of tips on hand for when your tablecloth gets wine stains or you get lipstick on your favourite shirt.

Custom Text Doormat | Dream A Little Bigger
Whilst living in America I got into the habit of saying y’all, though it is decidedly un-Australian, but I love saying it. And I love this custom doormat with its bright orange greeting! You can make yours with any text you want though - maybe you’ll go Australian with a ‘G’day Mate!’ or German with ‘Guten Tag!’ or maybe you’ll go anti-social with ‘Go Away!’.

Custom Text Doormat | Dream A Little Bigger

Whilst living in America I got into the habit of saying y’all, though it is decidedly un-Australian, but I love saying it. And I love this custom doormat with its bright orange greeting! You can make yours with any text you want though - maybe you’ll go Australian with a ‘G’day Mate!’ or German with ‘Guten Tag!’ or maybe you’ll go anti-social with ‘Go Away!’.

Lacquered Agate Box | House Of Ernest
Though i write a blog talking about tons of amazing DIY projects, whenever I end up at the craft store I find myself walking the aisles looking at all the stuff with no idea what to do. I often find myself looking at the raw wood products thinking about what I could do with them. Blank. But next time I’m in store I’m going to pick up a box so I can make myself one of these boxes - I love the agate handle and the ‘lacquer’ finish - I just need to write myself a note so I don’t forget next time I’m out!

Lacquered Agate Box | House Of Ernest

Though i write a blog talking about tons of amazing DIY projects, whenever I end up at the craft store I find myself walking the aisles looking at all the stuff with no idea what to do. I often find myself looking at the raw wood products thinking about what I could do with them. Blank. But next time I’m in store I’m going to pick up a box so I can make myself one of these boxes - I love the agate handle and the ‘lacquer’ finish - I just need to write myself a note so I don’t forget next time I’m out!

Spotted Curtains | A Beautiful Mess
Is it just me, or are curtains ridiculously expensive?! Just like rugs. Or maybe it’s just the curtains/rugs that I like that are expensive (see other posts re: my tastes and what I can actually afford!). I read a LOT of other blogs and remember seeing a pair like this that I totally loved They have a 101 Dalmations, chic quirkiness to them. Plus, black and white goes with so much. Pick up a pair of the cheapest curtains you can find and get to spotting - if you’re not keen on black and white, try some other trending combos like black and bronze or neon and white (or pick out colours from your room and go with those!)

Spotted Curtains | A Beautiful Mess

Is it just me, or are curtains ridiculously expensive?! Just like rugs. Or maybe it’s just the curtains/rugs that I like that are expensive (see other posts re: my tastes and what I can actually afford!). I read a LOT of other blogs and remember seeing a pair like this that I totally loved They have a 101 Dalmations, chic quirkiness to them. Plus, black and white goes with so much. Pick up a pair of the cheapest curtains you can find and get to spotting - if you’re not keen on black and white, try some other trending combos like black and bronze or neon and white (or pick out colours from your room and go with those!)

Leather & Brass Campaign Bedside Table | Vintage Revivals
I have a strange requirement when it comes to my bedside table - it needs to support a cat. So even though I love all those pretty, spindly, mirrored tables, they just aren’t practical. I saw a gorgeous campaign style chest of drawers in the new Homes+ magazine in a bright green - this pink is a bit more my style though! Even better, this is made using the super cheap Rast bedside table from IKEA. It looks lovely, it’s cheap to make and Sophie can jump on it all she wants!

Leather & Brass Campaign Bedside Table | Vintage Revivals

I have a strange requirement when it comes to my bedside table - it needs to support a cat. So even though I love all those pretty, spindly, mirrored tables, they just aren’t practical. I saw a gorgeous campaign style chest of drawers in the new Homes+ magazine in a bright green - this pink is a bit more my style though! Even better, this is made using the super cheap Rast bedside table from IKEA. It looks lovely, it’s cheap to make and Sophie can jump on it all she wants!