Tag: DIY

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Potion Bottles DIY Part 2

Decorating time Time to decorate our potion bottles! If you’re not sure what I’m on about, you can see my last post (part 1) using this link here. To decorate the bottles I raided my trinkets, beads and craft cabinet to find the following: – Spray Paint – PVA Glue – Twine – Assorted broken jewellery / beads / charms – Sealing Wax (or … Read More Potion Bottles DIY Part 2

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Potion Bottle DIY Part 1

Potion bottle diy craft project for Halloween

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Precious Metal Clay

About 2 years ago I bought some metal clay and after procrastinating for some time, this week I finally used it. Not guna lie, I was nervous. Not only is the clay is very expensive, but the blow torch my husband bought me was way bigger than the ones used in all the youtube videos. I was worried about catching my face on fire. … Read More Precious Metal Clay

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Shadow Box for Mother’s Day

My adorable 6 year old gave me a shadow box for Mother’s Day which is such a sweet and thoughtful gift! It’s also full of pink sequins and kind of hideous, so I asked him if I could decorate it. He was totally cool with that, thank goodness.

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Magical Rainbow Unicorn Chocolate

It’s magical.. it’s rainbow.. it’s unicorn chocolate. Yeah, you read that right. Oh my goddess this stuff is super easy to make and you can totally twist the recipe to create anything you wish. Choose your own colours, flavours, sprinkles, dried fruit, nuts, go crazy! I found this recipe by the delightfuly creative and quirky Katherine Sabbath on her instagram account. She’s the Queen … Read More Magical Rainbow Unicorn Chocolate

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‘Dream Catcher’ M+P Soap

After making my very first ever batch of soap and still feeling productive.. I washed everything and jumped head first into another batch I wanted to try out. Lavender, Chamomile and Bergamot ‘Dream Catcher’ Soap For this soap I wanted to blend calming, relaxing scents and try adding a natural colour with Brazillian purple clay. I had grand ideas of swirling the purple into … Read More ‘Dream Catcher’ M+P Soap

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Beginner’s guide to Melt and Pour soap

Making soap is one of those things I’ve wanted to try for a long time but the whole corrosive acid thing kinda scared me off. But recently I started looking into it and it didn’t seem so scary afterall. What’s even better is you can start off with a simple melt and pour method where you melt a pre-made soap base so you avoid … Read More Beginner’s guide to Melt and Pour soap

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Karma Stars and building wells in Cambodia

I have an amazing friend who has been raising money to build wells in rural Cambodia, enabling the people in remote villages access to clean water. So far she has funded 13 wells and counting.. I’m so proud to know such wonderful people! Of course, I want to help. So I decided to make some Christmas decorations and try selling them with all profits … Read More Karma Stars and building wells in Cambodia

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Christmas Crafternoon with Kids

It’s that time again.. Christmas is coming! Yeah! As you may know I’m a sucker for Christmas crafts and getting right into the spirit of it. This year we have our very first (big) Christmas Tree! Our little man is 3 1/2 now so Christmas is about to take on a whole new meaning to our growing family and I couldn’t be more excited. … Read More Christmas Crafternoon with Kids

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DIY – Dead Faery Tutorial

Ah Halloween is drawing closer.. so as a treat I thought I’d share with you how I make my dead faery sculptures. When I first tried to make a dead faery I searched the internet and could only find one tutorial, which I have since tweaked to my liking and come up with my own way of making them. You’ll need: Toy skeleton – … Read More DIY – Dead Faery Tutorial

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Portrait Photography – My Top 5 Tips

Firstly I should just be clear that I’m not exactly a famous photographer, in fact I’m the complete opposite.. not famous. I haven’t taken any lessons or completed any courses, I’m all self taught. However, I’m not that bad.. or at least you can judge for yourself. If you like what you see then please read on..   I want to share with you … Read More Portrait Photography – My Top 5 Tips

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DIY Upcycled Drawers for Baby

My husband was going to get rid of this little chest of drawers. I could see they had the potential to be.. better. So I claimed them. A coat of paint and some new knobs is about all I needed, and as we have baby #2 on the way they’d be perfect to use in the nursery. I gave the drawers a clean and … Read More DIY Upcycled Drawers for Baby

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DIY: Upcycled coloured glass jars

One of the many DIY projects I worked on for our wedding included making coloured glass jars. I used these as vases and put (fake) tealight candles inside them. I had everything I needed so they cost me nothing! It was a great way to recycle glass jars too. You’ll need: Glass jars and/or bottles (The bottles in the picture were already coloured) Mod … Read More DIY: Upcycled coloured glass jars

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A Guide to Making Bath Tea

  A few years back I handmade all my Christmas gifts and for my sister I made some bath tea. It’s a sweet little idea that I’d been meaning to write about in detail and I’ve finally remembered to actually do it. These little bags of goodness are made to soak in the bath with you to infuse the lovely scents while preventing little … Read More A Guide to Making Bath Tea

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Making your own Wedding Invitations, is it worth it?

When we planned our wedding last year, like most, we had a strict budget to stick to. We needed to work out exactly what our priorities were and expensive wedding invitations were not one of them. ‘ It’s how much per invitation? And RSVP cards? Plus postage? Plus a stamped return addressed envelope? AND we’re expected to send out save the dates as well? … Read More Making your own Wedding Invitations, is it worth it?

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DIY: Medieval Chandelier

When we decided to have a Viking inspired wedding (which you can read all about here) I had this brilliant idea to make a couple of medieval chandeliers. I’d seen some online retailing for around $400 +postage. Screw that, that’s half our wedding budget! Ha! I could so make them myself anyway. How sweet would that be!? The only catch was.. I had absolutely … Read More DIY: Medieval Chandelier

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My Big Phat DIY Viking (inspired) Wedding

I got married! Yay! So you may or may not have noticed that there was a lack of crafty goodness being shared on my behalf, and that’s because I spent most of last year DIY-ing the crap out of our wedding. I know I know.. LAST year.. in October. It’s been a while, my friend. Some people will tell you not to bother making things … Read More My Big Phat DIY Viking (inspired) Wedding

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Magical Fairy Gift Box

I absolutely love custom jobs that spark new ideas. This job was one of those. The ideas were endless and they just kept coming, and evolving.. I freakin love that! I had to stop myself from going overboard, and instead the inspiration began to pour out onto other projects I’m working on.. like the interactive dead faery sculpture that is now going to have a mystery to … Read More Magical Fairy Gift Box

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Making Dream Catchers Tutorial

I was recently asked by a friend to make a dream catcher for her son, who has been having bad dreams. I was so glad she asked! Of course I would. Dream catchers have been on my ‘to do’ list for a long time so I was excited to get started. Not long after, I had another request from my sister in law to … Read More Making Dream Catchers Tutorial

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Deodorant so natural, you could eat it!

..not that you would want to. Regardless, this stuff rocks. Seriously. It’s easy to make, environmentally friendly, cheap as chips and most importantly it WORKS!   In a typical day I apply the deodorant in the morning and spend a full day at work, head to the gym afterwards for 30 – 45 mins and after all that, in the evening.. I still. don’t. smell. … Read More Deodorant so natural, you could eat it!