Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Decorate your Home - Decoupage Easter Eggs

I think these decoupaged easter eggs I found on Brown Paper Packages are just so cute! She gives great instructions on how to make them but it is pretty simple, using mod podge, napkins and styrofoam eggs. They look great in a little basket or bowl on the table, as a sweet little decoration for your home at Easter time.
You could have dun with all sorts of different papers to cover them with. This would also be a great craft to do with your kids, as it's so simple, but just a little bit messy, which they will enjoy. 

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Paper Craft - Perfect Handmade Mothers Day Gift, Childs Silhouette

I think this craft would make the most perfect Mothers Day Gift, that every mother would love to receive. I found it on a blog called Happy Home Fairy and she gives all the instructions on how to make it step by step. 
It would make a great gift for grandma's too. You could do a set of the whole family as a gift for older members of the family too.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Kids Craft - Easy Easter Finger Puppets

If you need a cute and easy craft to make with the kids ready for easter, then you'll love these sweet pipe cleaner finger puppets. I found it on Craft Jr Site and just thought they would be so fun to play with at Easter time. 
Your kids can get creative making the little puppets, then have fun putting on little plays for you.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Jewellery Making - Vintage Button Bib

I really love the look of this vintage button bib necklace, it looks so expensive yet it would be super cheap to make. It found the image on pintrest but it came from this blog.
What do you think? Isn't it pretty

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Recipe - Pecan Bars

I saw this picture on Pintrest and it simply looked to yummy to pass up. The recipe can be found on Lick the Bowl Good Blog but I believe it is originally a Martha Stewart recipe. They actually turned out to be Pecan bars, which is great, I would have liked them whatever they were though!
I will definitely be trying this recipe out at some point though. What do you think?

Friday, 22 February 2013

Nail Art - Black Polka Dot

Found this image here. It is such a simple and obvious nail art tutorial but looks so great and affective. Paint with black polish and dot with clear top coat or glaze! Done! It would be great with any matt effect polish actually so you could try it other colours too. I love how it gives a matt and gloss textured look. Brilliant!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Useful Crafts - Decal Printed Jars

Found this super easy tutorial for how to print and transfer text and designs onto glass jars on a blog called The Painted Hive. She has some great simple home interior DIY's but I really loved how easy this was, and how affective it looks. I love a good mason jar and being able to label them like this is just cool! 

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Crochet - Free Pansy Flower Patterns

I've always wished I could crochet, but I have yet to learn! 
I did find these beautiful little crocheted pansies though, which make me want to learn even more. I mean how cute are they! I found them on Ravelry by Carola Wijma and I can just see them adorning all sorts of cute baby clothes and items, don't you think? 
You will be able to get the free downloadable pattern on the site link!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Kids Craft - DIY Felt Fishing Game

I used to love making different versions of this game with my Brownie Guides. This great fishing game is such fun for a rainy day and so simple to make with items you can pick up from the £ or $ store, or even the supermarket.
You'll find the full instructions, and a printable template on the blog Repeat Crafter Me 
Little kids might need help cutting the felt fish, but big kids will be able to do this on their own. Plus why stop at fish, you could make a whole aquarium or fun sea life animals.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Recipe - Raspberry S'mores Macarons

Valentines Day may have passed but I would happily make these little treats all year round! I mean how cute do they look!
I found these on Pintrest but they are originally from They would be great packed in a little box as a gift for a special occasion or even as wedding favours!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Useful Crafts - Dip Dyes Bakers String

Found this great simple craft on the 52 Weeks Project blog. It is simply dip dyed bakers string but doesn't it look great on these parcels. You really could do any colour combo to suit anyones tastes, make your gifts stand out from the crowd and show you have put a little extra thought into your gift!

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Fashion DIY - Easy Peasy Maxi Skirt DIY

This great sewing tutorial was found on Individual Rivalry via Pintrest! I really want to try my hand at more sewing and think this super simple skirt DIY may be a great way to try it this summer. Just think you could use any pretty fabric and make a really lovely maxi skirt!

Friday, 15 February 2013

Useful Crafts - Girly Fabric Bookmark

I didn't have a section to put this craft in so I started a new one - Useful Crafts. To me bookmarks are useful! Isn't it sweet! You could use any fabric you have and mix and match coloured or white elastic, you could even up-cycle an old piece of clothing or any sort of fabric! What a chic way to keep your page in your book.
Find the full DIY on Amora's Crafts and Ideas

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Decorate your Home - Plastic Spoon Mirror

This is a totally ingenious craft project using plastic spoons! Who would have though plastic spoons could look so beautiful! That also makes this a super cheap home DIY job. You will find the instructions on Addicted 2 Decorating plus an absolute ton of other amazing projects.
I am just imagining this in black, grey, silver and white - fading outwards! Pretty!!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Decorate You Home - Stamped Clay Ornaments

I think these simple delicate stamped clay hanging ornaments are so cute! You can use any craft stamps you have, just need to get yourself some easy to use craft clay. 
You can see the full instructions on how to make them on a blog called Eyeballs by Day Crafts by Night

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Decorate your Home - Daisy Garden Wreath

Another adorable craft! I mean how sweet is this daisy garden wreath. It is really simple to make you just need a wreath form, fun fur wool, daisy ribbon and pins. You can find the instructions here
I think this would be great over easter or just in the spring time!

Monday, 11 February 2013

Fashion DIY - No Sew Leather Handbag

This is such a simple DIY, no sewing needed at all! Just some raw leather fabric, a scarf and a handbag handle. Such a clever idea and you will find it on this website - no written instructions, just pictures, but thats ok as the website is in Chinese (I think!)
You could use any scarf and change it out as often as you want for a different look.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Jewellery Making - Spool Necklace

Aren't these the most adorable necklaces you have ever seen! I mean how sweet are they! And so cheap and simple to make. I found this great little make over on My So Called Crafty Life Blog
Think I might by trying this one myself with my deco tape, and my vintage beads

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Decorate your Home - Paper Butterfly Wreath

I really love how pretty and delicate this butterfly wreath looks. I found it on a blog called Homework.
She uses all sorts of useful things to make this, starting with a pool noodle and envelops.
This would be so pretty hanging on any wall or door at any time of year. 

Friday, 8 February 2013

Paper Craft - Red Fox Gift Bag

Although this little craft has been used as a wedding favour and Valentines gift bag, it could work just as well as a gift bag for any occasion, if you just changed the message on the front. You can find the full DIY tutorial on Paper Source Blog.
I think you could probably use the same technique to make other feline friends too!

You can find other crafty Valentines themed DIY's on my article too

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Fashion Customisation - Taylor Swifts Glitter Heart Jumper

This little beauty of a DIY Tutorial is over on Tulle and Trinkets blog - and is an almost exact replica of  the Wildfox Couture one worn by Taylor Swift. 
It's such a simple DIY, yet looks really striking.

You can see a few more fashion DIY's on my article too. 

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Card Making - Polka Dot Valentine Card

Valentines Day is just a few days away now, so you might be thinking about making a few Valentines Day Cards to give your loved ones. This cute Polka Dot Painted Card technique gives a really beautiful finish and is something even the children could join in with.
You'll find the whole craft tutorial over on The Crafty Crow Blog

And if you need more Handmade Card Ideas check out this article for Valentines Card Tutorials.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Decorate your Home - Valentine Heart Wreath

I would really love for this to be hanging on my front door (or bedroom door actually). It really is beautiful, and I bet if you bought something similar from a shop it would be quite expensive. You can find the full DIY tutorial for this stunning Heart Valentines Wreath on The Idea Room.
Find more Valentines Themed Home Decor Ideas on my article.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Nail Art - Shattered Heart Nails

I found this great Shattered Heart Nail Art Tutorial on a brilliant beauty blog called Kiss My Acetone. These would be perfect for Valentines Day or just for a romantic night out.
Plus the technique used could be used to do lots of other shapes too.

You can find some more heart themed fashion and beauty tutorials on this article here

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Fashion Customisation - Glitter Heart Heeled Shoes

Are these little beauties not the most amazing things ever! Just think you could add this to any pair of shoes, ones you already have that need a little update, or a cheap pair you pick up from a thrift or charity store. Plus the DIY is just so simple! It would be the perfect accessory to finish off your Valentines Day outfit. 
You will find full instructions of this DIY on A Matter of Style

You can find some more Heart Themed Fashion Customisations on my article Valentines Day Fashion and Beauty Craft Ideas

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Kids Crafts - Valentines Day Love Bugs

Aren't these little Love Bugs the cutest thing ever? They are the perfect Valentines Day DIY for children to make to give to their friends. So simple and cheap, children will want to make a whole army of brightly coloured love bugs!
You can find the instructions on how to make them on What to Expect

And you can find a ton of other Kids Valentines Day Crafts on my article

Friday, 1 February 2013

Recipe - Cupcakes with Hearts in the Centre

How about a Cupcake with a Heart baked into the centre as the perfect Valentines Surprise gift. Think how happy your valentines will be when they bite into the cupcake and find the sweet pink heart in the centre.
Find the recipe and tutorial on Made with love by me

You can find some more heart themed recipes on my Valentines Day Food Recipes Article too