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DIY Personalised Coffee Stencils
in DIY + Crafts, Drinks, Other

DIY Personalised Coffee Stencils

  Sometimes, I spend weeks (even months!) planning a blog post or craft project. They can take hours of planning, and even longer to make/refine/photograph/edit/write up. However, there are some projects that simply pop into my head, fully formed and ready to go. These DIY personalised coffee stencils are one such example. I was wandering around Ikea the other day, when I came across these ready-made coffee stencils. I immediately knew I wanted to make my own! DIY Personalised Coffee Stencils…

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DIY Easter decoration: make an Easter basket nest from rope
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DIY Easter decorations: make a nest from rope

Is anyone else noticing that the slightly smaller seasons like Easter and Halloween seem to be getting bigger and bigger each year? They’re fast approaching Christmas-scale proportions! Take Easter for example: the other day, I actually saw Easter greetings cards…! What’s happening to the world?! Now, I don’t think I’m quite ready for Easter greetings cards just yet, but one thing I can get on board with is DIY Easter decorations. After all, Easter is typically a time when families…

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DIY Copper Desk Tidy tutorial
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Other

Make a DIY copper pipe desk tidy!

News flash: I’m a clean freak! I love tidiness. Yep, that probably makes me a bit of a loser – but it’s like my brain just won’t function when my work space is a mess. Surely I’m not alone on this… right?! Anyway, this love of tidiness has made me develop a bit of an obsession with decorative ways to keep things spick and span. I’ve already shared a few DIY projects ​on this theme (like my DIY pegboard and…

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DIY geometric candle holder
in Christmas, Christmas crafts, recipes and festive inspiration!, DIY + Crafts, Halloween, Other

DIY geometric candle holder from plaster of Paris

I’ve been wanting to try out plaster of Paris in a DIY project for aaages …the time has finally arrived! I’m an absolute sucker for new craft techniques, so I’m pretty giddy about sharing this project. Yep, I’m getting giddy about plaster of Paris. But when you see how easy it is to whip up a few of these, you’ll understand why! So let’s get right to it, shall we? Here’s how you can make your very own plaster of…

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DIY Christmas tweed wreath
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How to make a DIY tweed Christmas wreath

One of my favourite parts of the holiday season has gotta be Christmas crafting! Seriously, you can’t beat an afternoon spent surrounded by festive paper, scissors and glue, listening to Christmas tunes and drinking endless cups of tea. Sounds good, right?! So when the guys at Turtle Mat contacted me recently and asked me to take part in their Christmas crafts challenge, I jumped on the opportunity! They challenged me to create a Christmas wreath, which is something which I’ve…

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DIY Dinosaur Planter: Plantosaur
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Make a DIY Dinosaur Planter (aka a Plantosaur!)

When I was a child, I vividly remember having a fascination with dinosaurs – I was part of the generation who grew up with the Jurassic Park films, so this is probably nothing unusual! I remember being so obsessed, that my parents bought me a massive toy pterodactyl. It was my absolute prize possession; I took it everywhere. Unfortunately, adult life has now taken over and it’s deemed a little odd to fly around the house with a pretend dinosaur… but…

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DIY autumn dried fruit wall hanging
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DIY dried fruit hanging (happy autumn!)

AUTUMN IS HERE! I blooming love autumn, especially the start of it. We’ve got the lingering warmth of summer, but the excitement of Halloween and, dare I say it, Christmas (!) starting to appear on the horizon. It’s definitely a special time of year. It’s also that time of year when the pumpkin spiced lattes start appearing… With this in mind, I was inspired to bring a bit of that autumn spice into my home, with a DIY dried fruit…

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DIY clay car hanging
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Car lover? Make this DIY car hanging

I remember getting my first car – an electric blue Nissan Micra (don’t laugh), 8 years old, 70,000+ miles on the meter, with no electric windows or AC and lacking in horsepower to the extent that I sometimes struggled to get up steep hills. I loved it. I drove it with such pride and kept it spotlessly clean, I was just so happy to have my very own car! I’ve since outgrown my little Micra and have worked my way through a…

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