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Garden Cinder Block Projects

Cinder blocks are probably not the first thing you think of when you think of decorating your garden, but these two ideas are both easy to create and modern at the same time. The top project is probably one of the easiest you can create - all you need is 12 cinder blocks and 4 4 by 10 pieces of wood. You could probably knock that out in an afternoon! for comfort, add a mattress and pillows and you’ve got a prime spot in the backyard. I’ve featured the second picture before but I really love it so I thought I’d share it again. To create the ‘sticking out’ bits they cut some cinder block and used liquid nails to to block up the bottom. It looks great with the succulents but there are lots of possibilities - you could even plant your herbs in there and write the names of the plants on the brick!

Cinder Block Bench | The Basement

Cinder Block Outdoor Planter | Apartment Therapy

Gilded Monogram Stationery Box | Damask Love
If your new year’s resolution is to send out more snail mail, then this is the perfect craft for you - a little box to store your cards, envelopes, postage stamps, etc. Of course, this pretty little box could be used for just about anything - and is really easy to create! This would also make a really lovely gift for a bridesmaid - make it with her monogram and then fill it with bridesmaid essentials or even put the jewelry you’d like her to wear on the day inside.

Gilded Monogram Stationery Box | Damask Love

If your new year’s resolution is to send out more snail mail, then this is the perfect craft for you - a little box to store your cards, envelopes, postage stamps, etc. Of course, this pretty little box could be used for just about anything - and is really easy to create! This would also make a really lovely gift for a bridesmaid - make it with her monogram and then fill it with bridesmaid essentials or even put the jewelry you’d like her to wear on the day inside.

Wide Pleat Wrap Skirt | Cotton & Curls
Wrap skirts are great! Easy to pop on (and you can fasten it to any length!). Don’t let the pleats on this skirt scare you away from trying to create this pretty piece - it’s all about pinning, pinning, pinning! This tutorial uses buttons to fasten the skirt, but there’s nothing stopping you from extending the waistband so you can tie the skirt closed.

Wide Pleat Wrap Skirt | Cotton & Curls

Wrap skirts are great! Easy to pop on (and you can fasten it to any length!). Don’t let the pleats on this skirt scare you away from trying to create this pretty piece - it’s all about pinning, pinning, pinning! This tutorial uses buttons to fasten the skirt, but there’s nothing stopping you from extending the waistband so you can tie the skirt closed.

Cupcake Sugar Scrub Bars | Momtastic
If you decide to make these sugar scrub bars, make sure you don’t leave them sitting around…they look so much like the real thing that I worry someone is going to try to eat it! Usually beauty recipes like this take a lot of ingredients you need to order or go to a specialty shop to buy but all of the products in this you should be able to get from a health food shop!

Cupcake Sugar Scrub Bars | Momtastic

If you decide to make these sugar scrub bars, make sure you don’t leave them sitting around…they look so much like the real thing that I worry someone is going to try to eat it! Usually beauty recipes like this take a lot of ingredients you need to order or go to a specialty shop to buy but all of the products in this you should be able to get from a health food shop!

Bubble Bar | Soap Queen
Since I’ve been living with mum & dad, I’ve been loving having baths again! I don’t have one at home and it sucks. Seriously, there is nothing better than a good book and a bath. Actually, a good book, a bath, and lots of bubbles is even better! I took a trip to Lush to buy some goodies.. and left with only two things. Two very expensive things. I seriously love Lush but they are so expensive! I absolutely loved their bubble bars but was pretty sure I could make my own. In fact, I can, and at much less cost per bar than Lush! And if you’re wanting your bubble bar to smell Lush-esque, you can even buy dupes - try here if you’re from Australia - or try Natures Garden Candles (check out this list for the fragrance you’re looking for)

Bubble Bar | Soap Queen

Since I’ve been living with mum & dad, I’ve been loving having baths again! I don’t have one at home and it sucks. Seriously, there is nothing better than a good book and a bath. Actually, a good book, a bath, and lots of bubbles is even better! I took a trip to Lush to buy some goodies.. and left with only two things. Two very expensive things. I seriously love Lush but they are so expensive! I absolutely loved their bubble bars but was pretty sure I could make my own. In fact, I can, and at much less cost per bar than Lush! And if you’re wanting your bubble bar to smell Lush-esque, you can even buy dupes - try here if you’re from Australia - or try Natures Garden Candles (check out this list for the fragrance you’re looking for)

Amethyst Mirror | Design Love Fest
The other day I was thinking about what my ‘design style’ is. And it’s funny because honestly, my taste in design is all over the place (kind of like my taste in music!). I love Danish Modern, kitschy 50’s, glitzy glam, sleek modern, vintage, hippie and country! So I love pieces that fit into many different slots like this mirror. The design is pretty simple - a plain circle encrusted with amethysts - but could fit into so many different interiors. If you’re not keen on amethysts, you could try malachite (green), rose quartz (pale pink) or the beautiful chalcopyrite which is also known as ‘peacock stone’. Just make sure you have a good hanger on the back and a sturdy hook to hang it on!

Amethyst Mirror | Design Love Fest

The other day I was thinking about what my ‘design style’ is. And it’s funny because honestly, my taste in design is all over the place (kind of like my taste in music!). I love Danish Modern, kitschy 50’s, glitzy glam, sleek modern, vintage, hippie and country! So I love pieces that fit into many different slots like this mirror. The design is pretty simple - a plain circle encrusted with amethysts - but could fit into so many different interiors. If you’re not keen on amethysts, you could try malachite (green), rose quartz (pale pink) or the beautiful chalcopyrite which is also known as ‘peacock stone’. Just make sure you have a good hanger on the back and a sturdy hook to hang it on!