DIY PAPER BAG STARS.

DIY HANGING PAPER BAG STAR DECORATIONS.

Looking for a last minute party decoration? Try these simple but effective 3D stars made from paper lunch bags. You can hang them from string or stick to the wall for an awesome photo backdrop.


Making these stars is really easy. All you need is paper lunch bags, the kind that fold out flat at the bottom, some glue and a pair of scissors. See the video below for the full how-to.



DIY HANGING PAPER BAG STAR DECORATIONS.

They look so pretty hanging from the ceiling and I think they'd look even better hanging with some twinkly fairy lights. They're my new go-to party decoration.

P.S. You can find my diy origami box fairy lights here.

FAVOURITE ETSY FINDS 04.

FAVOURITE ETSY FINDS 04

Hello, hello. How's everyone doing today? Let's start the week with some pretty Etsy finds shall we.

1. Pink swan vinyl sticker decal art from Urban Walls.

2. Cloud bread board from Snug.

3. Leather Blouse from Atuko.

4. Marble and gold photo holders from Lilesadi.

5. Cloud bread board from Snug.

6. Gold shell mermaid necklace from I Love Crafty.

7. Geometric gold stack rings from Luv Minimal.

8. Pink macrame plant hanger from Lisa Terry.

HOW TO MAKE A SWEET FILLED CHOCOLATE COCA-COLA BOTTLE.

HOW TO MAKE A SWEET FILLED CHOCOLATE COCA-COLA BOTTLE.
All credit for this awesome diy goes to YouTuber DaveHax who blew my mind with his creative spin on the traditional Easter egg. He created a hidden chocolate egg surprise disguised as a Coca-Cola bottle. As soon as I saw his chocolate shaped Coca-Cola bottle I knew I wanted to try and make one myself. It already has over 2 million views so I'm obviously not alone in thinking this diy is seriously impressive.

I had a lot of fun making my chocolate coke bottle but it did take some trial and error to get right. This was actually my 3rd attempt. On my 1st 2 attempts the chocolate cracked as I removed the mould. I think it was too thin so instead of adding the melted chocolate all in one go I recommend building it up in layers.

HOW TO MAKE A SWEET FILLED CHOCOLATE COCA-COLA BOTTLE.

SUPPLIES: A plastic bottle of Coca-Cola, 400g of chocolate, sweets, a bain-marie and a craft knife.

1, Start by pouring out the coke. Remove the label and remember to keep it somewhere safe. You'll need the lid and label later. Wash the bottle and leave to dry.

2. Melt 200g of the chocolate using a saucepan and a pyrex bowl as a bain-marie.

3. Pour the melted chocolate into the bottle.

I used a disposable piping bag to fill my bottle but you could use a funnel instead.

4. Slowly rotate the bottle until the chocolate has completely coated the inside. Be careful and tilt it slowly when you reach the bottle opening. You don't want any chocolate on the outside rim of the bottle.

5. Lie the bottle down and leave it to set. Rotate the bottle every couple of minutes as the chocolate dries. You want a thick, even coating of chocolate.

6. Once the chocolate has set you need to add a 2nd layer of chocolate.

I melted another 200g of chocolate and repeated the steps above.

7. Once the chocolate has completely set you can remove the plastic bottle.

I found it worked best to use a craft knife and cut an 'I' shape where the label would be that way any marks would be covered by the label.

This next part was tricky and a little dangerous so try not to rush it. Peel away the plastic and run the craft knife underneath as you rotate the bottle. I'd recommend watching the original tutorial (you can find it here) to give you a better idea of how to do it. Peel the plastic away in sections until your chocolate coke bottle is completely free of plastic.

8. Tidy up any marks by gently buffing with some kitchen paper.

9. Re-attach the label you removed earlier and fill with sweets.

HOW TO MAKE A SWEET FILLED CHOCOLATE COCA-COLA BOTTLE.

I filled mine with Smarties, Tropical Skittles and some M&M's.

HOW TO MAKE A SWEET FILLED CHOCOLATE COCA-COLA BOTTLE.

To finish top your finished chocolate Coca-Cola bottle with the lid

HOW TO MAKE A SWEET FILLED CHOCOLATE COCA-COLA BOTTLE.

To serve smash open the bottle to reveal the sweets.

HOW TO MAKE A SWEET FILLED CHOCOLATE COCA-COLA BOTTLE.

HOW TO MAKE A SWEET FILLED CHOCOLATE COCA-COLA BOTTLE.

HOW TO MAKE A SWEET FILLED CHOCOLATE COCA-COLA BOTTLE.

What do you think? Will you be making one yourself?

P.S. Don't forget to hit that 'like' button and follow along on Facebook.

4 DIY'S I'D LOVE TO MAKE 02.

4 DIY'S I'D LOVE TO MAKE 02.

4 simple, summery diy's I'd love to make.

1. A flock of paper plate swans from Handmade Charlotte.

2. I want to paint this pineapple pattern on everything. Pop on over to Lovely Indeed for the simple how-to.

3. Dress up your cotton ball lights to make a pretty floral garland on The House That Lars Built.

4. And mermaid inspired pink shell Madeleine's from Studio Diy.

FRIDAY FINDS 04.

FRIDAY FINDS 04

3 cheers for the weekend!!! What's everyone up to over the next few days? I've got plans to finish a couple of on-going diy's, a crocheted jumper I've been working on for a couple of months and a second attempt at a project involving melted chocolate. If all goes well you should be seeing them here in the next couple of weeks. Until then, here's some fun things I found on the internet this week.

1. Weekend treat? I wouldn't say no to one of these Gooey salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bars from Recipe Girl.

2. Is anyone else loving all the novelty pool floats that seem to be popping up everywhere? This donut pool float might be my favourite.

3. And talking of pool floats, check out this flamingo pool float cake.

4. Diy popsicle favor boxes, another fantastic printable from Oh Happy Day.

5. I love every single one of these moody, exotic wallpapers.

6. Brighten up a dreary day with some pineapple ice cubes.

7. Get to know the people behind those beautifully styled interiors. Design Sponge has rounded up 12 of their favourite talented stylists to follow on Instagram,

8. Diy cactus wall hooks from Shoes Off Please for those looking for a weekend craft project.

9. These roasted veggie pittas with avocado dip from Pinch of Yum look delicious especially the avocado dip.

10. And last but definitely not least, stunning abstract paintings from Jaime Rovenstine and a podcast to boot over on The Jealous Curator.

Wishing you a happy and productive weekend.