January 20, 2015

Chop Chop! Handmade chopping boards

There is something so appealing about a well made chopping board...
Here's a bunch of super attractive cutting boards that would make you kitchen feel super loved, and being close to Valentine's Day, who doesn't want to feel loved...? Right? :)

Big Hex "Night" - By Little Lumberjack

This post has the yummiest tutorial photos I have EVER seen! *in love*

December 28, 2014

Awesome stuff to make with leather

We just moved house and my new keys are looking a little lonely so I want to make a leather tassel keyring. 
just bought some coloured leather from an etsy seller in Israel!
I can't wait till it arrives and I can get making!
Of course I bought more than I need, as if I could only buy one colour! Ha! 

I had a bit of a brouse around pinterest and my other regular crafty stalking sites and check out these awesome leather projects I found! Totally making some of these!! :)

I know we have just had christmas but how freakin' awesome is this leather ornament!

Another beauty from Delia Creates.
Delia Creates - Leather skinny belt

Guide Central - Stylish Pyramid Pouch

For the love of - Leather chain necklace

Homey oh my - Leather file folders

Kristi Murphy - DIY embellished shoes

17 Apart - Leather Key Chains

Tinsel and Trim - Painted leather tassels
This is the project that inspired my leather purchase! *squee* :)

Delia Creates - Simple leather necklace

17 apart on ehow - Leather catch all tray

Cool huh? Have you made anything with leather?

December 22, 2014

Star gift wrapping - quick and easy Christmas project #3

This is the third project idea I have for you. 

Project #3 Star Gift wrapping

This one wins the prize for the most simple, quick and easy Christmas craftiness ever! 
In a matter of minutes you will have some awesome creative presses wrapped and ready to impress! 

You will need
White paper 
White string
Glue or double sided tape
Kraft wrapping paper
Star paper punch or scissors

Step 1
Cut out a bunch of stars from white paper. 

Step 2
Stick them onto a length of string evenly spaced. I used double sided tape but glue will work too.

Wrap up your pressies in some pretty brown Kraft paper and embellish with your paper garland. 

Looking lovely and ready to go! 

If you missed the last two projects click the pics below to check them out.

December 21, 2014

3D star place cards - quick & easy Christmas project #2

Time for project number TWO! 
If you missed yesterday's star garland project make sure you check it out.
As I said yesterday these three projects are totally quick and easy options for Christmas craftiness! 

Project #2 3D star place cards

These cute little stars make the perfect table decorations and place cards.

You will need
Glittery cardboard (doesn't have to be glittery if you're not really a sparkly christmas kinda person...)

Step 1
Draw a star on the back of the glittery card. If you're a confident drawer you can go ahead and sketch one out yourself. If not, no problemo! I've made a template just for you. :)
It's got four different star sizes for you to choose from. Enjoy!

Step 2
Cut out your star.

Step 3
Use your ruler and store straight lines from each tip straight down, as you can see in the pic above.

Step 4
Fold along the lines you just scored. This gives your star it's awesome 3D-ness...

Pretty cool right! :)

Now all you need to do is print off your guests names and pop them on their plates. 
Done and done!

Very simple little detail to add to the table but your guests will love it. So cute. 
Tomorrow I've got a quick little gift wrapping idea. Make sure you check it out. :)

DIY star garland - quick & easy Christmas project #1

Hello crafty friends! Christmas is only a matter of DAYS away now but it's never to late to get your Christmas craft on! 
Over the next 3 days I'm going to share with you a series of quick and easy projects that you CAN do before the 25th rocks around. I tell no lies! They are totally achievable. :)

Project #1 Clay star garland

You will need
Air dry clay
Star cookie cutter
Paint brush
A surface for working with clay. (Nothing to porous. I use the back of one of my cutting mats. Works pretty well most of the time.)
Craft knife

Step 1
Roll out some air dry clay and use a star cookie cutter to create your star shape.

Tada! You have a star! Pretty simple right?

Step 2
Carefully remove your star from the surface. I'm using a craft knife. 
Smooth off any rough looking edges with your finders. Be gentle... ;)

Step 3
Use the non brush end of a paint brush to poke a hole in the middle of your star.


Leave your stars to dry over night 
TIP: If you don't have time to waste use a polymer clay then you can bake it in the oven and they will be done in around half an hour!

Step 4
Thread the string through the holes in the stars. Tie a knot under each one to make sure they stay in place. I've left mine loose sitting on the knot but if you want to make them a bit more secure just add a little bit of glue. (UHU All Purpose is my FAV!)


Now the only thing left to do is choose where you want to put it! I'm going to put mine on the tree. :)

What do you think? Look like something you could get done before the big day? Make sure you check back in tomorrow and tuesday for the next two little projects!
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