Autumn Leaf Bunting

Autumn Leaf Bunting

Autumn has a beautiful way of announcing its presence as delicate leaves begin to change their colours, creating an amazing spectrum of warm cosy tones. Celebrate the change of season with this beautifully simple bunting DIY. Enjoy going for a stroll in the fresh air, crunching the fallen leaves under your feet and collecting a few specimens to get crafty with. What you will need: Autumn leaves Flower press or similar contraption Twine Step 1 Collect your leaves! Choose leaves…

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Fabric Wall Hanging

Fabric Wall Hanging

Looking at a blank wall thinking it needs a little something? Look no further than this lovely DIY and showcase a beautiful piece of fabric by creating this super simple wall hanging. What you will need: Fabric Iron Sewing Machine Dowel Drill Yarn of your choice Step 1 Cut your fabric (if required) to your desired size, I cut mine to 57x94cm Hem the sides and bottom of your fabric by pressing the fabric 1cm twice and sewing. Step 2…

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DIY Flower Press

DIY Flower Press

Pressing botanicals is an incredibly simple way of preserving the beautiful flora we see around us. As a child I was given a small flower press, I remember fossicking around outside looking for the perfect specimen to press and the anticipation of revealing the outcome of my pressed treasures. I still love all these things about flower pressing especially getting outside and foraging for new plant materials, enjoy slowing down and getting amongst nature with this great little project. What…

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Crystal Stud Earrings

Crystal Stud Earrings

This crafty little DIY is so easy peasy, you can create these bad boys in just two simple steps! Whip up some of these sweet earrings for yourself or as a gift for a friend. What you will need: Crystals of your choice Flat pad stud earrings Two part multi purpose epoxy glue Hammer Step 1 First things first take you hammer an smash up your crystals until you have pieces the right size for the pads of your earrings…

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DIY Oven Mitts & Tea Towels

DIY Oven Mitts & Tea Towels

These oven mitts and tea towels are super quick and easy to make, and lets be honest, in my house hold tea towels have a rather short life span from being caught on fire to mysterious stains, so the more the merrier! These guys are a fantastic way to use up left over bits and pieces of fabric you have been squirreling away and make great gifts! What you will need: Access to a printer Sellotape Fabric(s) for your mitts…

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Pohutukawa Christmas Wreath

Pohutukawa Christmas Wreath

The Pohutukawa is the iconic New Zealand Christmas tree, the arrival of these stunning flowers is the sign that summer is on its way. Try out this quick and super simple wreath DIY to get that Christmassy feeling. If you are not in NZ try this DIY with other plants growing in your area. What you will need: Pohutukawa Flowers Embroidery Hoop Florist Wire – I used 26 gauge green wire Scissors or Wire Cutters Step 1 Take the outer…

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DIY Cat Cactus Planter

DIY Cat Cactus Planter

These cuties take your cactus game to a whole new level, make these sweet planters to zhuzh up your little cactus friends for your own abode or as sweet house warming gift for a pal! – cats and cacti is there really a better match? What you will need: Air Dry Clay Plastic Bottles Cling Wrap Rolling Pin Craft Knife Modelling Tools Acrylic Paints & Paint Brush Glaze – I just used some left over Polymer glaze I had lying…

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Polymer Clay Beads

Polymer Clay Beads

So you have some left over Polymer clay lying around? Here is the perfect little DIY to use up those leftover tid bits. Have fun mixing colours, creating patterns and textures to make unique bead necklaces to treat yourself and your friends! What you will need: A few different colours Polymer Clay – I used some leftover Sculpey clay from making these earrings Modelling tools – I used a scalpel and a skewer Baking tray lined with baking paper Paintbrush…

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Make Your Own Notebooks

Make Your Own Notebooks

These notebooks are super easy to create and make a fantastic one of a kind gift! You can use any imagery you like however I like to feature some of my own illustrations and repeat patterns to make these notebooks truly original and special. You can learn how to create a seamless repeat pattern HERE.   What you will need: Repeat pattern design – you can learn how to create one HERE Computer with Photoshop USB to take your file(s)…

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Creating A Seamless Repeat Pattern On Photoshop

Creating A Seamless Repeat Pattern On Photoshop

Creating repeat patterns is really easy once you know a few tricks, follow this step by step guide and you will soon be creating beautiful seamless repeat patterns that you can apply to what ever your heart desires. What you will need: Illustrations/images you would like to use to create your pattern A scanner A computer with Photoshop   Step 1 Selecting your imagery for your pattern. Its best to choose imagery that is on a white background, this will…

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