6 DIY'S I'D LOVE TO MAKE.

6 DIY'S I'D LOVE TO MAKE

We're kicking off Monday with 6 diy's I'd love to make.

1. I love, love, love this diy driftwood wall hanger from The Effortless Chic. I have a similar piece of wood I've been holding onto for quite a while. I had plans to use it to hang a giant wall hanging I never actually got around to making but maybe I could use it to make one of these instead. What do you think?

2. Has anyone got a party coming up? These diy bunny party hats from The House That Lars Built are originally an Easter craft but I think they're too cute not to be used all year round.

3. A change in season always inspires me to get more organised so these diy leather catchalls from Diy In PDX could be a great place to start.

4. These dream catchers are lollipops, yes you read that right, lollipops! Pop on over to Sprinkle Bakes for the full tutorial. So beautiful and creative.

5. Wouldn't these diy pinecone fire starters from Something Turquoise make the best Autumn gift? Although they might be too pretty to burn.

6. If you've ever wanted to try weaving but didn't want to spend a lot of money on the equipment this simple cardboard loom from The Weaving Room could be the solution to all your problems. I've used a clipboard in the past and an old canvas frame so I'm looking forward to trying a cardboard loom as well.


What diy's would you love to make? Share them in the comments below.

HOW TO DECORATE CANDLES WITH NAPKINS.

HOW TO DECORATE CANDLES WITH NAPKINS

Autumn is by far my favourite season. I love the chunky jumpers and the cozy scarves. I love the changing leaves and the crisp Autumn air. It probably doesn't hurt that my birthday also happens to fall at this time of year ;) As the darker evenings draw in these personalised candles are an easy way to brighten up a room.

Making your own decorated candles is easier than you think. I made a version of these candles (you can find them here) a couple of years ago using some paper napkins, a tea light and a spoon so I thought it was about time I updated it this time using am embossing heat gun instead. Here's how I made them.

SUPPLIES - HOW TO DECORATE CANDLES WITH NAPKINS

SUPPLIES: napkins, candles, scissors and an embossing heat gun.

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HOW TO DECORATE CANDLES WITH NAPKINS

1. The first thing you need to do is wrap your napkin around your candle and measure it. You need to cut the napkin slightly shorter than the candle and leave a small overlap on the width.

2. Peel away the layers of the napkin so you're left with only the top ply.

3. Wrap it around your candle. You can use a small amount of non-toxic glue to hold it in place if you have any trouble.

4. Use an embossing heat tool to melt the wax. You want to melt the wax just enough so it soaks through the napkin but not so much that it causes the wax to melt and drip.

I found it worked best to hold the candle on it's side and move the heat gun back and forth over a small area until the wax soaks through the napkin. You'll know when to move onto the next area as the napkin turns shiny from the wax. Work your way around the candle as evenly as possible so you don't end up with a lumpy candle.

5. Once your napkin is completely coated in wax set aside to harden.

HOW TO DECORATE CANDLES WITH NAPKINS

HOW TO DECORATE CANDLES WITH NAPKINS

HOW TO DECORATE CANDLES WITH NAPKINS

I bought my candles from the local supermarket for a £1 each and used some Ikea napkins I'd been given as a gift so they were really inexpensive to whip up. I'm keeping these for myself but I think they'd make fantastic gifts.

12 FABULOUS FLAMINGO DIY'S.

12 FABULOUS FLAMINGO DIY'S

Flamingos were everywhere this Summer, on cakes, in pools. as party supplies, and even wallpapers. I know Summer is technically over but the weather has still been pretty nice here (in fact we've just had the hottest September day in a 100 years) so I've rounded up 12 of the best flamingo themed diy's for anyone as enamored as I am with these tropical pink birds.

1. Diy no-sew pillow from Sugar & Cloth.

2. Printable flamingo straw decorations from Design Is Yay!

3. Mini flamingo donuts from Shoes Off Please.

4. Flamingo cookies from Tell Love And Party.

5. Printable flamingo gift wrap  from Make And Tell.

6. Diy flamingo ring toss from Sugar & Cloth.

7. Diy flamingo party hats from Shoes Off Please.

8. Diy flamingo summer snow globes from Gray Malin.

9. Flamingo favor bag diy from Oh Happy Day.

10. Diy flamingo macarons from Sugar & Cloth.

11. Flamingo fabric scrapbook journals from Damask Love.

12. Flamingo sugar cookies from Destination Nursery.

Any favourites? I think I've got a soft spot for that snow globe.

CANDY COLOURED ETSY FUN.

5 Favourite Etsy Finds


I've got some pretty adorable Etsy finds for you today. I mean, seriously, how cute is that unicorn cushion? I'm adding it to my favourites right now.

1. Pink unicorn cushion from The Fox In The Attic.

2. I Love You To The Moon And Back Cookie from The Whimsical Cake Company.

3. Mountain Brooch from I Am Acrylic.

4. Pink Confetti Plush Cat from Julia Staite.

5. Star Garland from Maisy & Alice.

MY LATEST OBSESSION - PRISMA.

MY LATEST OBSESSION - PRISMA.
Gothic filter and Femme filter.

Has anyone else fallen in love with the Prisma app? It was recently released on android and I'm obsessed. Basically it's an app that lets you put filters on your photos to make them look like paintings in the style of famous artists.

I've been playing around with it for the last couple of days and I love the results. Here are a few of my favourites and the filters I

MY LATEST OBSESSION - PRISMA.
#GettUrban filter

MY LATEST OBSESSION - PRISMA.
Illegal Beauty filter

MY LATEST OBSESSION - PRISMA.
Udnie filter

MY LATEST OBSESSION - PRISMA.
Udnie filter
You can find the app here.