15 posts tagged poppytalk
These look hard, but trust me, the hardest part would be making the mold for the soap! Once that’s out of the way, it’s melt and pour and whip to create some truly amazing little soaps. Perfect for gift giving, these would look amazing in one of those glass lolly jars with a ribbon around the top! If you’re looking for some great scents for your macaron soaps, check out the sweet section of Bramble Berry for some foody smells (you can also get your melt and pour soap here too!).
I’m helping my cousin throw a baby shower for her sister in law and I’m in charge of decorations (yes! favourite job ever!). It’s high-tea themed and so I’m looking at tissue paper poms, floral bunting and… these adorable little flags! I’m thinking I might make them longer so I can pop them in drinks as well as little bitty ones for cupcakes.
If you’re like me an find yourself chucking your glasses in your bag along with sharp objects like keys, do yourself (and your glasses!) a favour by making them one of these pouches. They’re super easy to whip up and fun to decorate, so you can make a few for all your specs!
These prints are so nice and the best thing about them is you can go informal like in the picture by taping them to the wall, or frame them for a more formal look. Or print them onto card to make birthday cards or tshirt transfer paper to decorate cotton bags!
Throw pillows are one of the quickest ways to perk up your couch or bed. If you don’t have a photo you want to use on your pillow, try googling for an image you’d like (don’t forget to find something that is hi-res). Or grab your camera and go out and get the image you want!
For a while I’ve tried a few things to decorate the dark hallway in my house. It really needs a skylight! But anyway, everything there looks wrong. There’s lots of wall space but it’s very hard to decorate. As soon as I saw this though, I knew that it would be a great way to spruce it up! Not to mention it’s made from my favourite ‘metal’, copper. And hopefully some blooms down there will lighten the place up a bit!
I love the dreamy quality that this technique gives to photos. It’s almost like you’re viewing it through a dream!
Here is a bright, cheery and quick project for your house! For some reason it reminds me of Easter Eggs!? If you’re not keen on the rainbow colours, try tones or of course you can just go one colour (but I really do like the rainbow colours!)
When I was in hospital (gee, that was in April, it feels like last year!) my friends bought me one of these quote blocks. It sat on my bedside table and my mum changed the quotes (though one particular one has stayed - ‘Today is a new day’) Waking up to see something inspirational each day is really encouraging. And they’re not too hard to make - you can use the Poppytalk ones that are free to download or you could search Tumblr (there’s tons of inspirational quotes on here!) or make your own.
Loco By Studio Boot | Let’s Go Shopping!
I spied this amazing card system via Poppytalk and had to share! Basically you buy a pack of these cards and then you can create any amount of different patterns. The cards have holes at each corner so you can actually hang your sheet as a wall divider too. The sets are a bit pricey but if you had the patience you could hand paint the design!
Book Label Printables | BerinMade via Poppytalk
At work we are in the middle of a mass book swap - we’ve all kind of realised that we all have the same taste in books (I’ve found out there are quite a few people who love Terry Pratchett - though I am apparently a ‘Practchett Trekkie!’) At the moment I am readng One Unknown by Gill Hicks, an amazing woman who was a victim of the London Bombings that I borrowed from my friend Julie. I have myself promised to lend a couple of books, but I’m going to stick these pretty labels in the front so that they eventually make their way back to me!
Missoni-Esque Sneakers | Poppytalk
I really want to decorate shoes with my niece Mia (she is a shoe fanatic. She’s a mini Imelda Marcos) but even though I know she would just go nuts and decorate them however she wanted - just like five year olds are want to do - but I need a bit more inspiration. As I’ve said before, I love Missoni so I’m digging these shoes!
Passport Holder | Poppytalk
If you know someone who is travelling, this is the perfect present. Because really, who uses those travel diaries?! You always start with the best intentions but then you have too much fun and the entries stop around the third day. But this present is different, because not only is it practical but it’s pretty too. I have to say that my passport holder was invaluable, especially because I’m pretty bad with losing important stuff!
Woven Lamp | Poppytalk
I’ve seen lamps like this in stores for hundreds of dollars - why would you pay that if you could make your own for a few dollars?! I think this would also look great as a really big chandelier style ball. Massive impact for little cost, that’s what I’m all about!
DIY Kokeshi Display | Poppytalk
Do you have something you collect? For me, it’s porcelain birds. I have about oh… 7. OK, so that isn’t a massive collection but it is an unusual amount for porcelain birds! At the moment they are just sitting around the house but I’d love to have them all in one place. That’s why I love these little display boxes, especially because I can decorate them to suit my decor. And now I’ve seen this DIY, I really want to start collecting Kokeshi dolls! Oh man, all this DIY is going to ruin my budget…