My mum doesn't have a huge a sweet tooth, but my sister-in-law (who's also a mum) loves sugar in a big way, so pretty candy wrappers come in very handy when spoiling her on Mother's Day.
Hands up if you've gone to buy a greeting card from a newsagent, only to be completely underwhelmed by the envelope? Okay, I get that it could totally just be me who worries about such things, but as a self-confessed stationery addict I feel like fun, colourful cards should have envelopes to match - after all, it's the first thing that your recipient will see!
While I like to dream about becoming a skilled gardener someday, the reality is I have a terrible brown thumb and I kill most plants I touch. I think a lot of my garden woes have to do with inattentiveness though - I forget to water my leafy friends, fertilise them, or do anything that might come close to caring for them. Terrible right?
I'm a HUGE fan of DIY when it comes to wall art. Not because I don't know any artists I like - on the contrary actually, there are so many creatives whose works I adore. But good quality art is expensive, so while I save my pretty pennies and wait for just the right piece to come along, I'm going to fill my walls with DIYs in the meantime!
Do you have a brown thumb? Or perhaps you love paper? Or maybe you just like pretty things? Well, whatever the case may be - you're sure to love this stunning paper Chinese Money Plant project. Keep reading to check it out.
Although we've hit autumn over here in Australia, it's been feeling very much like spring lately. The weather's a tad cooler, but it's still perfect for entertaining and while the leaves have started falling off some of the trees, there's brilliant green foliage and flowers everywhere due to the recent rains. In other words, I'm in a spring mood! :)
As someone who crafts for both business and pleasure, I spend a lot of time at local art supply stores and on websites that sell craft goodies. But there are a handful of materials that I use all the time, so I make sure to always have them on hand. And I thought I'd share that list with you, so you can fill out your craft supply collection with all of the necessities.
Maybe I'm generalising just a little bit, but I truly believe most people can't resist a good Easter egg hunt. And if you're taking part in one this year, whether you've got young kids or you're just a big kid at heart, you'll need something on hand to collect all that chocolate loot!
It doesn't matter how many photo booth parties I go to, I still can't get over how enjoyable they are. In fact, many of my favourite party moments have centred around a photo booth... for some reason when you combine goofy hats and masks with a camera, all of a sudden people feel lose their inhibitions and start to get a little silly, which makes for the greatest fun!
For just $1.99, you'll get 30 ready-to-print photo booth props, including:
- Social media frames
- LOL speech bubbles
- Crazy hair styles
- Funny eyes and glasses
Best of all, it's so easy to set up your own booth at home; all you need is a colorful backdrop, some quality props and a great bunch of friends, and hey presto - you've got yourself hours of entertainment!
String lights are my favorite things to make anything magical. This DIY project adds a little Valentine's flare to the common discount store light using ping pong balls. Whether you string these up in your home or use them as a centerpiece on your table, these string lights might be the easiest, and loveliest, DIY you'll ever do.
I may be biased because I love designing printables, but I think that blogs specialising in free print-at-home files are worth their weight in gold. If you know where to look you can find resources for pretty much any aspect of your daily life, from home and office organisation to party planning, weddings, keeping the kids entertained, decorating for the holidays... the list goes on! Here are some of my favourites sites for pretty and functional printable files:
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, which means it's time to think about Valentine's Day cards. Hand made, of course. These 10 options take the guesswork out of the undertaking. Super clever, super easy, super adorbs, they're sure to win
If you are in the mood to get your desk area a little organized, here is a roundup of some simple desktop storage DIYs out there.
I love working with flowers. Fresh or fake, they just make me happier. While not all of us have a green thumb (I am not declaring I do as I am still struggling to keep my plants alive), paper flowers are the easiest way to enjoy some new blooms and keep them around far longer than a few days. And you can make this version in a matter of minutes! So hunker down with that hot glue gun and let's get to work.
Mark Montano recently mashed up an IKEA Lack table and pages from an adult coloring book to outstanding effects. Minus the Lack table, we probably have all the supplies we need to make one, thanks to Mark, as he offers three printable
There's nothing quite like kickstarting the year with an orderly house or office space don't you think? I find it sets a positive tone for the months ahead and helps me get into the right frame of mind for all the opportunities (and challenges!) the year might bring.
The older I get, the more I find myself fairly obsessed with carpe diem-ing and living intentionally. Without waxing too poetic, I spend a lot of time thinking about the notion that this life is the only one we get, and it's our responsibility to take the reins and live it fully.
Pair this day-seizing with the turn of a new year, and I turn into a strange combination of Oprah, Deepak Chopra, and Tom and Donna from "Parks and Rec". This...
There's something to be said for the usefulness of paper organisers. While I love online planning as much as the next person, it really helps sometimes just to have all the details for my upcoming DIYs in one spot rather than having a pin for the instructions in Pinterest, a link to the supplies in Safari, sketches in my notepad... the list goes on.
With the wealth of free calendars available online at the moment, now's the perfect time to start getting yourself organised for the year ahead. The only hard part is picking a favourite - there are so many good designs out there that it's hard to choose just one!