1440 posts tagged crafts
It can be hard to think of a cheap, lovely gift for a bridal shower, especially these days when a lot of couples already have everything they need. This beautiful plate will only cost you the price of the clay (and stamps if you don’t already have them). It’s a keepsake that the couple can use long after the celebration is over. Stamp with a quote about love, their names & wedding date or if you know it, a line from their wedding song!
I love this embellished sweater, such an easy way to makeover something so simple. It’s sweet and graphic and perfect for this much colder weather we are getting.
Not real snakeskin of course - duct tape! If you watch Project Runway, you might remember the episode where they had to use duct tape to create prom dresses - this is the tape! So if you don’t want to use snakeskin, check out the rest of the duct tape range. But I do like the combo of snakeskin, studs and white - it’s kind of chic!
Searching through the West Elm website, I found a set of gorgeous agate coasters… though I would never allow anyone to put their cups on them, they’re too nice! They do make an amazing piece of art aren’t they?! There’s something so earthy and rich about agate that feels like jewels. Have a search on etsy or amazon for pieces of agate to frame - they come in a myriad of colours.
If you’ve been with me for a while, you might remember when I posted a finger knit project that caused a lot of us pain. There were some helpful folks who tried to explain it, but I still totally failed! Hopefully you will have a bit more luck because this necklace is adorable! I think that once you get the hang of finger knitting you won’t be able to stop, so unlike me, keep persevering!
Though there are a lot of cute umbrellas out there nowadays, they can be really expensive, and you don’t want to spend a fortune on something that’s going to snap in the wind! So follow this great guide by Design Love Fest and create your own adorable ‘brella with big dots, little dots, multicolour dots… go wild!
I know some people might think flowers in ice cubes is a little frivolous, but they’re so pretty that maybe it’s worth it! Perfect to pretty up Summer drinks (just make sure the flowers are edible - you don’t want to add flowers that might have been sprayed with insecticide to your drinks!)
These dinky little paper weights are made with a product that I’ve never used but wanted to try - resin! You should be able to find it in your local craft store. Add in your glitter, confetti (or even sequins or little beads?!) wait for it to set and you’ve got your own little paper weight! I’m going to make some of these for my friends at work - if you’re going to have a ton of paper stacked on your desk, at least make it look pretty!
As soon as I saw this label set, i downloaded every single piece! Such a fun idea in so many different designs. Though I don’t write a lot of letters, I do send a lot of packages for my jewellery and these would certainly ‘pep’ them up! Make sure to check out the rest of World Label, they have lots of label designs for different occasions, usually designed by some very talented bloggers.
I know this dress is meant to be for a little girl, but oh my gosh it is so cute! I think it might be the mix of graphic and sweet. Even sweeter is that the pattern for this dress is free! Whip one up for the little one in your life, she’ll be the coolest kid on the playground!
Time for a super quick DIY that looks super cute too! And how do you get these little perfect circles? With those sticky dots you attach to your folders! So clever. Just try not to go overboard adding spots to everything in your house!
As a renter myself, I’m always on the lookout for projects that I can do myself to decorate my home without permanently altering it! This graphic wall art is certainly eye catching and also super easy! The letters are actually made out of fabric that is stuck on the wall with a corn starch paste. Sticks on ‘permanently’ - washes off with warm water. I’ve seen projects like this before and been skeptical about it coming off as easily as they say and it really works! Of course, you don’t have to do letters - you could even ‘wallpaper’ the wall with your favourite fabric.
Though I would be a little bit wary of putting chain in my hair if it was down, I think this would be super pretty to add to an updo!
I love anything lemon scented. It’s that lovely combo of tart and sweet, and it makes me think of home. I have dry skin that gets worse in Winter, so I love using rich creams. The thing I love about this recipe though is that it doesn’t use any waxes (which does mean it will melt if it gets hot) but it absorbs nicely into your skin. Yum!
In Adelaide you need to get up pretty early to get the good stuff at the op shops. All the cool 50’s frocks, the Danish-esque side tables and pretty floral teacups are gone in a flash. But of course, there’s one thing there is plenty of - ugly paintings. But you know what they say - you should never judge a painting by it’s picture. No, that’s not what they say, but you need to keep that in mind, because some of the best frames have the ugliest pictures! And the best part about this DIY is that the only thing you need to spend money on (other than your frame) is some ‘Looking Glass’ spray. The tarnished effect is created with a vinegar mix - so clever!