i get asked a lot about hair tutorials, so here is a round up of 20 from the lovely ABM! There are a few you might have seen on the site before and a few you haven’t. I’m going to share this with my sister, she loves trying new styles!
These letters are meant to be cake toppers but there are so many other ways to use them - magnets, wall art, etc. And the process is relatively simple - you could even make an alphabet for a kid’s room!
Ponytails don’t have to be boring - tie one of these sweet little hair ties on and you’ve got an instant stylish look!
Last week was pretty much blog-free because I was on a deadline to finish my dad’s birthday present - a beautiful blue and white cross stitch of The Willow Pattern. He loved it, and I was so pleased with the result. Now I’m a little bit in love with blue and white cross stitches - there is something simplistic but sweet about them. So i was immediately drawn to this lovely Dutch canal house pattern and it’s shades of blue. Of course, you can do yours in any colours you wish - let your imagination run free and make it your own!
A Beautiful Mess is like the place to go for amazing statement walls! This time it’s in the form of a phrase, repeated over and over - and if I’ve learnt anything from watching every season of Design Star, it’s that when you repeat something over and over it has a big impact. But as you can see, it’s best to keep everything else relatively neutral so your room doesn’t get too busy. You could also paint your wall in one colour and then do your writing in a shade lighter or darker. A big impact that’s incredibly original!
Here’s a phone case DIY that you can do for any plain white phone cover (not just an iPhone!). You can press your own flowers if you want to, or check out etsy for a ton of already pressed flowers. Buy a set of covers and make some for friends too!
I’m always on the hunt for pretty desktop wallpaper, because just like my house, I like to give my computer a makeover once in a while too! Breanna Rose has some gorgeous graphic paper as well as some inspiring messages.
If I saw someone walking down the street with hair like this, I would assume it was done by a hairdresser or that Fudge hair colour - nope, Kool Aid! This DIY takes you step by step through how to prep your hair and the ingredients to dye it. This is only temporary of course, which means you can have pastel hair for Spring and back to ‘normal’ when you’re done!
I’ve seen pieces lik this for sale on etsy and thought - that is so amazing, there’s no way I could ever create anything like that! But after reading this tutorial, i think that maybe I could - once you have learnt how to stitch the ‘lazy daisy’, it’s quite simple. I love both these pieces and think they’d look amazing en masse!
I’ve always had a penchant for dressing tables and the pretty bits and baubles we put on them. I’m always so rushed in the morning that I never take the time to sit down and pamper myself, but I make sure I do on the weekend. Plus sometimes just having pretty things around you makes you happy! Check out this post from etsy and maybe even purchase yourself some sweet things to put on your own dressing table (I love that pineapple!)
As a cross stitch fanatic, this is one of the most exciting projects I’ve seen in ages! When I’ve seen this kind of thing done before, it’s usually with wood, but this is made using a stretched canvas with holes punched through, meaning it’s going to be so much easier to hang! Whimseybox suggests that if you have something in mind to stitch but you’re not sure how to do it, search ‘8 bit’ on google images. So fun!
Though it’s Autumn here at the moment, I’m still in love with all the Spring fashions and crafts I’m seeing! I especially love these nails from Maegan and their swirly, cloud like effect. I’ve never tried painting all my nails different colours, but as someone who adores pastels, i’m thinking I might have to try this!
My Favourite (Temporary) Tattoos
I love the look of tattoos and the personal meanings behind them, but as someone who changes their mind as much as their underwear, something so permanent isn’t the best option! And why would you when there are so many gorgeous temporary tattoos out there!? Here are just a few of my favourites…
I have had the same raw wooden valance in my room since I moved into my house… 6 years ago. it was meant to be temporary - but it’s funny how ‘temporary’ can last for ages! But my room is getting a makeover soon with the help of some gorgeous Laura Ashley wallpaper, a coat of paint… and a new valance! I am so in love with this Moroccan themed one, it looks so chic and would go so well with my new wallpaper. I’m saving this for future reference!
If you’re keen to start making your own jewellery, Fimo clay is one of the most versatile products you can use. You can shape and cut it and create one of a kind pieces - similar to those you see in the shops these days - geometric styles are everywhere!