I remember making tags like these all the way back when I was in Kindergarten. At the time I thought they were the cutest and cleverest of things and such a great way to use up old Christmas cards! I felt so proud of the amount I made and therefore the amount of Christmas cards I had recycled. I’m not sure what recent event sparked my memory, but earlier this week I had the impulse to dig out all my old cards again. It’s now been quite a few years since I first made them, but the experience was every bit as fun and enjoyable. Using these retro/kitsch style of cards (which I’ve probably had for over 20 years) only added to all the fond memories too.
I absolutely love straw flowers. They are so cute and fun to arrange. I love the subtle differences in their colours and shapes and how different they look when picked at different stages of their growth. We’ve been growing many over the past summer and, when looking for something to arrange them in, I discovered this glass terrarium that I knew would be absolutely perfect! I love seeing this sitting on the table. It’s the cutest thing and so simple to make too. I love the Autumn feel to it and so happy to know it will last looking this good throughout the season.
Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone! I feel so happy to have put together another quick DIY together for the celebration. I had this idea of making a paper clover garland after making clover chains in the garden a few weeks back. I wrapped them around some glasses similar to this – they looked so cute but wilted so quickly so I tried to come up with a way to make them last a bit longer. I love how the paper clovers turned out and they are super simple to make too. You could use them to decorate all sorts of things but I love this idea of wrapping them round a glass of St Patrick’s Day stout.
I feel I’ve left it a bit late to start putting together some shopping gift guides so instead I thought I’d feature some DIY’s I’ve done over the past year or so that would also be great Christmas gifts. These should all be really quick and simple to make too!
I was so excited to find this carton of succulents waiting for me when I got up this Sunday morning. My Mum had just been over to a school fair where they were selling all sorts of cacti and brought these cute little ones home especially for me. I thought the egg carton was such a great temporary planter idea, especially for a gifting someone a wide range of plants (would be an awesome house warming or hostess gift), that I wanted to share it with you here!
Even though we don’t really celebrate Halloween much here in Australia, I’ve always loved taking part in the tradition of pumpkin carving. Usually I’ve just stuck to simple jack-o-laterns, having them in the garden at night with a few candles, but after seeing so many wonderful no-carve ideas on PInterest over the past year, I decided I wanted to do something a little different this time. As I recently got some new gold spray paint and sheets of glitter paper, I knew I would have to include both of these things in the project!