Alphabet Crayons | SMP Living
Silicone molds aren’t just for cooking in the kitchen - they’re also great for getting crafty with! I use my molds for making soap, but after seeing this DIY I think I need to try my hand at crayon making. Make sure you use a good quality mold so you don’t end up with a melted mess (please, trust me on this, it also smells terrible).
Cute As A Button Valentine | The Graphics Fairy
Remember those birthday cards you got as a kid that had a badge on the front with your age? I loved those cards - I wore those badges with pride! That’s what these sweet little vintage style badges remind me of. I’d definitely wear this all day if someone gave me this! These would be great to make for little ones to give to their friends too. Love them!
Toe Up Ginko Socks | Cotton & Cloud
I love anything ginko patterned, so I was thrilled to see this gorgeous free pattern from cotton & cloud. The pattern is subtle and combined with that beautiful coloured yarn make for a perfect pair of socks to pad around in.
Candy Jar Terrarium | Brit + Co
When I last had my stall I had the pleasure of having a lady next to me who sold terrariums. All of them were so amazing that I just had to buy one. Then when I got home I immediately searched etsy for some little bits and pieces to add to my terrarium! Everyone loves it, and they make great presents for anyone really - young and old. They’re also good for black thumbs because it’s quite hard to kill succulents! You can get lots of supplies on etsy & ebay, and IKEA has some great jars to start your mini garden in. For added interest, try adding something cute or quirky like a little loved up couple, some pretty geodes , a magical unicorn or even some Easter Island heads!
Removable Honeycomb Wall Decal | Jade & Fern
Ah, washi tape. Such a versatile, fun product. And yes - removable! That’s why it’s so good to decorate with, and great for renters. I love this honeycomb design, it’s not only a gorgeous feature but it connects that whole area - the bar, the art and the fireplace. Perfect. Now washi tape has become so popular you can find it everywhere from the cheap $2 shops to office supply stores and craft shops. Click through for directions to create your own small feature or if you’re up to it, a whole wall!
Owl Lover 2014 Calendar | My Owl Barn
I know we’re almost finished with January, but that shouldn’t stop you from popping over to My Owl barn and creating your owl Owl Lover calendar for 2014! You can choose from 50 (that’s right, FIFTY!) images by some amazing artists. Just choose what image you want for each month, then download and print. Just warning you, I spent about twenty minutes working out what images I was going to do for each month. Though of course, you may be more decisive than me! If not, you can also just download a pre-made calendar. Have fun!
Valentine Arrows | Evite
What I like about these arrows is that your giftee can use it to decorate with long after Valentine’s day. Well, I would anyway! These arrows are super easy to make and you can customise the colours however you like - traditional pinks & reds or more modern colours like the mint, orange and green above.
Reusable Snack Bags | Brit + Co
If your goal for this year was for healthier snacking, then these reusable snack bags are the thing for you! These lovely little bags are made from oil cloth which is easy to clean, and you can get it in some really cute patterns. Fill them up with your favourite snack and chuck it in your bag for those moments you get peckish!
Just to update y’all on the blog and me… in case you’re wondering! I’ve gone through a really bad spot and I’m taking time off of work to get better. I’m back home with my mum and dad. I’m trying to keep busy so you will definitely be seeing more blogging! I know a lot of you who follow me also suffer from a mental illness so I know you will know what I’m talking about.
The weather is absolutely sweltering right now - Adelaide was the hottest city in the WORLD today - it reached 44C (111F). It was equally as hot yesterday and it looks like we’re not getting any cooler until Friday. So all you stuck in snow storms, please know that we are having equally crappy weather (just in the opposite direction!) haha!
I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying January - can you believe it’s almost February?! Crazy!
lots of love to y’all
Beard Balm | Transient Expression
Here’s a brilliant DIY for those of us with beards - a lovely, lush and moisturizing balm! The balm base has ingredients you should be able to find in your local health food store or online - beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba & sweet almond oil. The scent you add is up to you (or the beardy person you make it for). If you’re looking for a more masculine scent, Bramble Berry has some great ones - just make sure it is safe for the body.
Knit Heart Dress Tutorial | The Sewing Rabbit
First off - how adorable are those little girls!? Second, how adorable is that little dress!? Actually I would love that dress too - luckily this tutorial teaches you how to make the dress using a dress you already have as a template. You will need a bit of experience with sewing to create this dress, but practice makes perfect!
How To Stencil on Fabric + Elastic Waist Skirt Tutorial | Prudent Baby
Here’s a two-fer DIY for y’all - not only how to create your own flippy, comfy elastic waist skirt, but also a great how to on stenciling it! I love the Peter Pan stencil, but if it’s not your thing, you could go for hearts, geo print, stars, letters… try googling or pinteresting ‘stencilled skirt’ and get inspired!
Tassel Necklace & Earrings | Henry Happened
It took me a long time to find a tassel tutorial that I actually found easy to follow and that turned out some good looking tassels. But then I found this fantastic tutorial on Henry Happened and I’ve been churning them out! Tassels can be fun and flirty in neon colours or bright colours or elegant and pretty in pastels and metallics. They’re so easy to add to earring hooks or necklaces like in HH’s tutorial, or to add to your keyring or bag.