So hows your christmas prep coming along?
I am not ashamed to admit that I threw my self imposed schedule out long ago and am ‘winging it’! Life, laughter and fun things get in the way and frankly thats what I think the month of December should be all about. However decorations are currently zooming up (with the aid of my Cinderella style woodland helpers) and I thought it was the oerfect time for this little, easy, cheap and quick DIY.
I love to decorate every inch of the house I can get my mitts on and this includes the bathrooms. Almost everyone who ever comes round will be using the bathroom at some time or other and so it seems sad to leave this vital room out of the festive fun.
First cut holly leaves and berries out of standard cardboard box card then paint them the appropriate colours using acrylic paint.
Once they are dry they can be stuck together, to make sure mine were extra secure I used E800 glue.
Once the pretty bit is dry they need to be flipped over and a smaller piece of card added over the top of the elastic band to hold it down but still let it slip freely.
Once that is dry I went to town with the glitter and PVA!
And all done! Super simple and I am so pleased with the way they pop in our monochrome bathroom!
Christmas is coming!
I am currently in the throws of a desk make over so in the spirit I thought I would bling up some treacle and syrup jars that I use to store my pens/brushes/glue sticks and general desk nonsense!
Just some E800 and plastic gems, don’t tell me I have a problem because I already know it!
I needed new slippers but nothing seemed quite fancy enough for me so I purchased this cheap £6 pair and did a little DIY on them. Firstly i hacked off the prissy little bows then made some pompoms.
Pompoms make everything better right?
I know they are absurd but wearing them makes me feel like a premature christmas elf!
I’m not a crazy jewellery hoarder but i do like a little glitter in my hair. Buying shiny trinkets for your hair can get costly super quickly and these took me under 30 mins to do, from rummaging in the drawer to setting them aside. The adhesive then needs to dry overnight but thats ok because you can go on living your day to day life!!
I used half the gems from 2 packs of 59p ‘The Works’ gems, classy lady I am not. Plus bobby pins and super smelly contact adhesive (that should most certainly be used in a really well ventilated area!)
I slid two pins over a piece of card with the flat sides facing up then covered that in a line of glue before whacking on the gems and letting them dry overnight. The card stops the pins sticking together and makes it easier to isolate all that messy glue!
These would make such cute little gifts, you could put them into christmas cards for classmates!
Its official autumn is coming and the chill in the air signals a real seasonal change. When this time comes crawling around I really resent having to pack away all my cute summer clothes, what a waste! The solution is layering, like this cute summer dress (with detachable peter pan collar) spruced up for the chill with a nautical long sleved top and black tights. Keeping it light and summery with white closed toe sandals and spanking it all up with a primarni bejewelled beetle belt. You KNOW you love the beetles!
And just to show you how I really feel about taking photos of myself, yes it is painful! Here have a photo of my ‘dog band’ to compensate, enjoy the end of the season.
I know how soo 2012 pimped plastic animal decorations are but it has taken me a year to find plastic animals within my non existent price range so boo hickey 2012.
Here they are in their pre makeover state, little cuties!
Because it had taken so long for me to find them once I had them in my sweaty paws I could not decide what was the best thing to do with them! The internet has so many choices!
I started by painting them white…
Then decided that was NOT going to work so took to them with my favourite gold paint
Ahh much better! But a couple of coats later indecision struck again, how to embellish them because everyone knows the personality is in the embellishment!
I split them into two groups of 5, dinosaurs vs big game!
They all got little picture hooks and gold thread loops (so they can hang) and then the super cool big game animals got some black geometric patterns and posed on the piano . . .
While the crazy party animal dinosaurs (who are still partying like its 66035988 BC) got some glitter glue and teeny tiny gold stars!
This is one of those projects that has been going on FOREVER just because i was constantly too lazy to pick up my paintbrushes but now i’m really very glad I got my toosh into gear!