Wednesday, 27 May 2015

DIY Sprayed Coasters

Recently I have developed a love for party decorations and table laying. My Pinterest account is not helping this addiction; at this stage I think I can safely call it that. 

 Two things I've learnt through my exploration
1. You need an eye catching, awe inspiring focal point.
2. The little changes make a big difference.

This DIY is one of the little changes you can make to add to the overall feel of your decor. Whether it's a party or your just looking to add some colour to your dining table; this is perfect. As well as all of that, it was also one of my favourite things *drum roll please*… Cheap to make! YAY! Trust me creating the ever allusive hand crafted party is amazing but it can be unkind to your purse. So give it a try, it's 5mins of crafting you won't forget. 

What's your thrifty crafting tips! Comment below; I'd love to know! 

Thursday, 21 May 2015

DIY Lego Crayons

My craft collection is vast, vast and old. I've had a strong love for all things crafty since I was a child and thus I have a few things that don't get a lot of love. I was conducting a clear out the other day (it was much needed) and stumbled across a box of crayons. Now I won't lie to you, crayons haven't been on my top 10 list for a while. However, anything can be reused/re-loved and this is a perfect way to give your old used crayons a new lease of life. Plus they're cute right!

They're quick and easy to make.
If your looking for original party favours, kids stationary, adults stationary, anything you want.
Give this a go! 

What you'll need 
Cupcake Holders
Shape Mould 

What to do
1. Chop crayons into pieces and place in cupcake holders. 
2. Heat oven to 160c and put in pots.
3. Leave to melt for 10mins, regularly check as melting time may vary.
4. Pour melted crayon into mould and leave to cool
...and your done!

This tutorial is quick, easy and fun to use.
All you need to do is find a fun ice cube mould and gather up your old crayon pieces. 

The lego mould I used can be found here  

Happy colouring! 

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Current Desires

It's Sunday, the sun's out and I'm in a good mood!
I've chosen to be positive and thus the runny nose and sore throat I'm experiencing have been pushed to the side. As well as positivity, I have found another method to help lift my spirits (and lower my bank balance): online shopping! Yay! Recently, I've stumbled across some gems. Much like most things I like, I thought I'd share it with you. Just look at that cat! I should rename it "Current Needs".

What's your go to pick me up and 
what have you fallen in love with this week?

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

DIY Wire Bracelet/Arm Cuff

I've started learning Spanish this week and as you can see my skills are awe-inspiring. 
The summer months are approaching which means FESTIVALS, SUN and FRIENDS. I can feel the rays already! My search has thus begun for my preferred festival. It's currently between Wireless, Reading and Wildlife. As well as planning music outings I often conduct a wardrobe audit. I'll usually come up with themes for my seasonal dress sense. This summer is Boho hippy meets Parisian chic. (Is this weird? Please tell me I'm not the only one!)

To accompany the desired look this season, I've made this bracelet/arm cuff.  

This DIY is extremely quick. 
It's a cheap way to personalise your look. You can complete it with a heart, star, name or anything you want. It's so simple to make. Plus no one else will be wearing it! Result! The masses of girls at festivals wearing the same outfit is ridiculous. Us crafty types have a duty to show the world that originality is the route to true happiness. But I don't need to tell you that. You crafty thing you! 

What you'll need 
Jewellery wire
3-in-1 pliers

How to
1. Draw out a pattern/writing on a piece of paper to help. 
2. Bend wire into desired shape. 
You're done!

Are you going to any festivals this year? I've started planning my outfit options already (I need help).

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