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!
When I shared my favourite designers with you the other day, I wasn't kidding when I said they're a big influence on the way I decorate my home. In fact, today's DIY is a direct result of their colourful, geometric loving ways - after browsing through their works as I wrote my last post, I felt like I just had to add some bold shades and patterns to my next DIY. And here we are!
There was a time in my life where if you'd asked me who my favourite artist or designer was, I wouldn't have been able to name a single one. Which is so odd, because nowadays I have a list of favourites as long as my arm whose styles influence me in so many ways, from how I craft, to the way I decorate for parties to how I envisage my dream home will look.
Regardless of whether your not you design or create art yourself, having a list of people whose aesthetics you admire can really help to inspire you at times when you find yourself in a creative rut. Read on to see some of my favourites!
I've been looking to do a bit of work on my garden lately - it's one of the areas of our house that gets largely neglected with weeds and trees running rampant everywhere (shh, don't tell anyone; we don't even have any garden furniture!).
And since I started researching garden DIYs, I noticed there were a lot of really clever ways to repurpose old unwanted items and give them new life as planters, furniture or general garden decoration. Curious to know more? See below for some of my top picks!
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!
It's been a long time now since I made the switch to organic skincare and I've never looked back - the ingredients used in natural products are just so good for my skin! But although I've been using these items for awhile, I always bought them from our local store without a second thought until I realised just how easy it is to make your own. See below for some of my favourite natural DIY alternatives to storebought beauty products.
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! :)
There's nothing like a bit of spring cleaning to prep your home for the warmer months. Sadly though, getting your living space fresh and organised can often be accompanied by whole lot of harsh chemicals. The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way - there are a plenty of super effective cleaners that you can DIY using natural ingredients, which will save you money and have your house spick and span in no time!
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!
While Pinterest and other online resources can be a great source of inspiration when you feel a 'crafternoon' coming on, oftentimes nothing beats a good old fashioned craft book for getting those creative juices flowing. Click through to see my favourite reads.