I love the sense of occasion a fun, colourful stirrer can add to a drink . As halloween is coming up I thought I’d come up with a few simple ideas that would be quick and easy to make especially for the celebration. I created three (reasonably spooky) designs here that all take pretty much less than a few minutes to make. All the craft supplies used are also things you’ll probably already have laying about the house too!
It’s been years since I’ve pressed and dried flowers but since our garden is completely covered with them this Spring, I thought it was about time I gave it a go again. These little blue forget-me-nots are particularly prevalent and I’ve always thought that they make the garden look like it’s covered in confetti – so I thought it would be a fun idea to try and actually make some!
The daisies are so pretty in our garden at the moment and with the starting of spring, I thought I’d create a new phone desktop for myself to celebrate. I know a lot of you are heading into Autumn now but I thought you might like to be brought a bit of spring cheer anyway.
I saved the file in 4 sizes – for iPhone 4, 5, and both 6s but they would be easy to resize for any other phone.
Click the links below to view images:
To install onto iPhone: Open this page on your phone and click on the size you ‘d like. Hold down on the image and click ‘Save Image’. Open your photo library, click on the share option and select use image as wallpaper – then set as lock screen. Another way to do this is to save the image to your computer then email it to yourself or use something like dropbox to get it onto your phone too.
Hope you like this one. Have you been enjoying the new change of season so far?
Linking up with: Let it Shine
Hope you enjoyed these. If you end up making some make sure to share your pics with me by either tagging me at instagram (@bitsquare), twitter (@bit_square), google + (+ameliamadeleine) or posting them to my facebook page. I’d love to see them. :)
I saw these gorgeous butterfly teabags a while back on Pinterest and ever since have been meaning to make some. I had in mind I’d cut them out from some coloured card or draw them myself, but when I discovered this butterfly origami tutorial during the week I knew it would be a perfect match.
These butterflies are so easy to make, once you start you’ll want to keep making them!
How I made them:
I started by cutting down some small patterned sheets of scrapbooking paper to a 7.5 x 7.5cm square (3in x 3in)
The instructions for the origami butterfly I made can be found here – or there are quite a few other variations you can find on google.
I then tucked the teabag cord into the underside of the butterfly and put some double sided tape there as well (so they would be able to sit up on a mug).
I found the butterflies kept together and held their shape well, but if you do find they come undone it would be easy to glue them too.
This would be so pretty for a tea-party or boxed up for a gift.
Click here to see the butterfly tutorial I followed (at The Things She Makes Blog).
Hope you enjoy these. Do you like making things from origami too?