Bubbly Bath Salts | Paula Parrish
I love bath salts, but honestly, I don’t enjoy a bath unless there are millions of bubbles! This DIY recipe is best of both worlds - an easy to use bath salt that gives you the bubbles you need. These would make a great gift - pop them in a mason jar and tie on mini scoop on with some pretty ribbon!
Anna Rifle Inspired Nail Art | The Beauty Department
I’ve always been in love with Rifle, especially their floral artwork. So I fell in love with this Rifle inspired nail art by The Beauty Department! There are detailed step-by-step instructions for each flower style, plus a colour swatch of all the brands/colours they used in the tutorial. If you want to see more of the gorgeous Rifle wares, you can click here and for you Aussies, you can buy Rifle products from Lark (I really, really, really want a Rifle phone cover!)
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Mutant Dance Party With Jubilee | Anthony Holden
Loving this set of pics from Anthony Holden. It completely encapsulates how I feel when I’ve got a great song on the stereo and I’m dancin’ like a fool! There’s also a fantastic gif, but I was worried it might set someone with Epilepsy off, it’s pretty high-flash - click on the link if you want to see the dance party in motion!
It only took about… Thirty shots?!… To get a pic of the adorable Sweetie the poodle who was visiting our office!
Spotty Jeans | Breanna Rose
There’s nothing I like better than spots! They’re super fun, and always make me feel good when I’m wearing them. These spotty jeans are so easy to create - all you need is a hole punch, some paint and a brush. If you want more ideas on decorating jeans, you should check out the archive, there are lots of them and they’re all easy!
Donut Hole Croquembouche | Oh Happy Day
My Uncle had a croquembouche for his wedding - a huge tower of profiteroles filled with cream and drizzled with chocolate and caramel. It was rumoured to be very expensive. But honestly, I would have prefered this version - with donut holes! Yum! Plus this is such a stunner - imagine pulling this out at a party! I would eat this entire thing myself…
Craft Room Ideas for Small Spaces | Apartment Therapy
Right now, my ‘craft room’ is my couch. So I have been thinking about converting my third bedroom into a craft space, but because I only have one wall to use, I’m going to have to be clever with it! So this round up by Apartment Therapy has been particularly inspirational, especially the candy colours of the first pic. Time to get working…
The Happy List
This week has been a particularly unhappy week, so the list is a must need! As usual, add your own in the comments <3
Jean Ralphio & Mona Lisa Sapperstein from Parks & Rec
My friend Josh and i quote these two all the time, even though Mona Lisa is the *wooooOOorsssst*.
I don’t even remember when I first saw Darwin Deez, but his music is awesome. I felt like crap today so I turned on ‘You Can’t B My Girl’ really loudly and just danced. Bless you Darwin Deez.
These are my go to movies when I feel like crap: Hot Rod, Evolution, 21 Jump Street, Galaxy Quest, I Love You Man, Waynes World, The Other Guys & Semi Pro. I’m a big Will Ferrel fan.
HGTV & Food Network Magazine
These are my new favourite mags! So full of inspiration.
My cat Sophie
People with pets know that even when you feel your worst, your pet can cheer you up. Sophie did this today by giving me ‘head butt kisses’ and making me laugh just by being crazy. If you are looking at getting a cat, I suggest a Burmese!
I’m looking forward to having a great week, trying to maintain my happiness and positivity and I’m really looking forward to next weekend because I’m going to see The Great Gatsby, going to Build A Bear with my niece and having tea at Montezumas. Only four more days to go!
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I’ve ummed and awwed about it for a while, but I’ve been convinced to start offering advertising on Scissors + Thread.
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I’m very excited about offering this. I hope y’all are too!
Tassel Boutonniere | The House That Lars Built
I’ve been umming and awwing about doing another Wedding Week, then i saw this DIY and thought… it’s fate. The world is telling me to share more awesome Wedding DIYs! Haha! This is such a super simple and cheap boutonniere, but for some reason, so effective. I love the colour combo and the way it pops on the tan suit - I think it reminds me a little of tassles and medals. And then after the wedding you can steal it to wear with your favourite Summer dress!
Gem Push Pins | Design*Sponge
I remember seeing magnets like these on etsy and thinking - oh that looks pretty easy - all you have to do is cut a piece out o air dry clay and chop into a gem shape! Easy! No. No it wasn’t. They looked completely manky, and I rolled it into a ball and threw it at the wall. This tutorial is much easier - you use a gem shaped candy mold instead! Then you can use them for whatever you want - pushpins like in the tutorial, magnets, put a brooch piece on the back, stick around a picture frame…
Free Father’s Day Cards | How About Orange
I always freak out when I start to see Father’s Day DIYs spreading around the craft blogs, because I always think I’ve forgotten it! Don’t stress my Aussies, Father’s Day isn’t until September. Whew. Anyway, if you’re in the US and want to do a homemade card, these from How About Orange are some of the best I’ve seen. They’re still sweet and sentimental without being cheesy, and are a great design. I think I’d need to print all o these off or my dad!