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i'm back again with some more christmas ideas (can you tell i'm really feeling christmas crafts this year aha?) i recently teamed up with creative rox to create 3 simple but v. cute monochrome gift toppers with their craft supplies, all of them would make the perfect finishing touch for your christmas gifts. i've made 3 quick toppers from paper, clay and yarn that will totally up your wrapping game this year. i'm sharing the tutorial for each one over on the creative rox blog so go check them out! back soon caroline x ...
every year i have the best intentions of rounding up my favourite festive DIY projects but it never happens. this year by some miracle (and by miracle i mean the help of my mum's babysitting) i've actually managed to do it.. hurrah! as you may have guessed i love simple DIY'S with a handmade feel so for the last few years i've focused on modern scandi-inspired makes at christmas. today i'm sharing my some of my most popular projects as i'm sure you've probably missed a few of them in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. ...
Ad in partnership with Sainsburys Home I absolutely love this time of year, dark cosy nights and the anticipation of Christmas just around the corner, yep, it gets me every time! One of my favourite things to do is set the table, whether for a casual brunch or a more formal dinner, food is always the best way to bring people together.   Generally, I always tend to put together a simple and minimal table arrangement, in recent years I've found myself drawn to a moodier romantic vibe that I think sits well with the autumn-winter nights. I've teamed up with Sainsbury's Home for this how-to post as their kanso living range was the inspiration for this winter-themed setting. Pick a theme and colour palette. The key to setting any table is to have a vision of the finished table before you start. Are you going for a contemporary table or something more rustic and earthy? Will it be colourful or monochrome?  I wanted a serene and classic table with a...
mantle display  /  the merrythought DIY pine garland  /  tree vase  / christmas table / rosemary garland with december sneaking up on us i thought i'd share some of the things that have been inspiring me lately on pinterest, yes, you guessed it, christmas decor! i've found myself a little torn over our decorations this year, i'm a huge fan of natural decor with lots of greenery and earthy accents. however gabe is coming to an age where he's really starting to understand the excitement of christmas so i feel like i should have some more fun decorations for him.  after talking to james and going back and forward on it we've decided to keep our holiday decor natural, it's just so beautiful and serene and fit's in with our home so well. (however we're going to decorate gabe's room with some fun banners and have a christmas tree full of kitsch colourful decorations for him.. it's all about the compromise right?) now we've made ou...
christmas fever has well and truly arrived here (in spirit.. i've not put my tree up quite yet aha!) i'm beyond excited to celebrate christmas this year, gabe is nearly 2 and it's just the BEST age, i can't wait to wake up on christmas day and watch him enjoy the holiday festivities with our family.  as always i'm itching to decorate already but i'm showing a little restraint. until dec 1st i'm officially holding off on putting up all my fave decorations, but i made some cute little wreaths that I thought i'd show you ahead of time so you can make them for yourself!  all you need is some wire and foraged pine branches or eucalyptus to make them. you can read the simple wire wreath tutorial i've written over at hunker now! back soon caroline x ...
This post is part of a sponsored partnership with Staedtler Do you often find yourself discarding your favourite pieces of jewellery around the house? If your nightly ritual includes leaving your rings and necklaces on your bedside table this is the DIY for you!  I'm guessing you've assumed that this trinket dish is made from some type of leather? Well look again folks, this catch-all dish has been made from clay. (Yes that's right, clay!!!) FIMO has created a leather-effect clay and it's pure GENIUS. Before I tried it I was a little sceptical, I figured it would be strange to work with and wouldn't really look like leather but I was sooooo wrong.  I'm so excited to share this project with you, I'm rarely this excited about a product but this is something special. The beauty of this clay is that once you've baked it becomes flexible. You can bend it, emboss it, cut it and even sew it. (Think of all the things you could make wit...