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I think it's about time for another make or bake, don't you? It's been quite a while.

MAKE - A handmade yarn shag rug. Argh, rugs can be so expensive and often it's difficult to find one in the perfect size or colour so I love this diy version Lindsey made over on e-How. If you have a lot of scraps of yarn hanging around this might be just the project for you.

BAKE - A colourful shag rug inspired cake. It was hard not to fall instantly in love with this cake and lucky for me the video tutorial from Preppy Kitchen makes it look super do-able. It's all about that grass tip piping nozzle. If you're not much of a baker and don't want to make the whole thing from scratch a plain iced store bought cake (like this one) that you can decorate yourself would make a fantastic base.
I think a trip to my local wool shop is in order, how about you?
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With Spring finally making an appearance around here I've rounded up 6 of my favourite Spring crafts to celebrate. After a long Winter it's always nice when the pretty pastels start popping up. I'm dying to have a go at those flower shaped pop tarts, they look absolutely amazing. And those giant watercolour paper flowers are pretty special too. They'd make the perfect backdrop to a baby shower or wedding, don't you think?

1. Diy Spring Flower Covered Backpack - Aww Sam.

2. Simple Cupcake Liner Flowers - One Little Project.

3. Diy Painted Canvas Sneakers - Fox + Hazel.

4. Diy Stenciled Tea Towels - Handmade Charlotte.

5. Spring Flower Shaped Pop Tarts - Aww Sam.

6. Giant Hanging Paper Flowers - Oh Happy Day.
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Hi, how are you doing? Did you have a good weekend? I took a few days off to spend time with friends and family and eat what was probably too much chocolate. And although the weather wasn't brilliant on Monday (it rained non-stop) we still managed a trip out to the museum which was nice.

I try not to have a favourite when it comes to the seasons but I'm so glad that Spring is here. I know the weather can be a bit hit and miss at this time of year so I've got a lovely, sunny Spring wallpaper to share with you. Download below and cover your laptops and phones with sunshine and flowers. Happy Spring.






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Easter is almost upon us. Why not try your hand at making these adorable origami chick baskets. I know the Easter bunny is considered the main attraction, he does bring the chocolate eggs after all but I think these chicks are pretty cute too. In fact, I can't think of a cuter way to display your eggs this Easter.


I love seeing all the Easter crafts and decorations that pop up at this time of year. So many cute bunnies and chicks and even carrots to try my hand at. I made some origami bunnies earlier this month but I wanted to show these origami Easter chick baskets as well. You can lie them flat and pop in an egg or two or sit them up on their bottoms and have an adorable parade of paper chicks on your fireplace or table.


1. Fold your paper in half with the colour side on the outside.

2. Open back out and fold the the bottom 2 corners into the middle.

3. Fold the bottom point up to the middle to meet the previous fold.

4. Flip over and fold the same flap back.

5. Flip it back over and fold the sides up on an angle.


6. Flip it back over and fold the top piece to the left to form a right angled triangle.

7. Open back out and repeat, this time folding the top piece to the right.

8. Open back out and fold in half. You should now be able to see the head and beak.

9. Fold the bottom left corner up to meet the top right corner.

10. Flip back over and fold the flap back on itself.


11. Fold the flap back out and push it in to make a valley fold.

12. Now to make the wings. Fold the bottom point up to meet the bottom of the beak. Then fold back on itself at angle to make the wing.

13. Repeat on the other side.


14. To make the base fold the bottom up to make a triangle. Repeat on the other side.

15. Fold the two triangles back on themselves and tuck them under and into the center.

16. To finish press down in the middle to flatten the base and pop open the chick basket.


Fill with a single large egg (creme egg anyone?) or stuff with shredded tissue and some Cadbury mini eggs.



If you liked this project, check out my other Easter origami crafts, origami bunnies, origami egg cups, bunny baskets, napkin bunnies.
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Hi everyone. How was your weekend? The sun came out on Saturday and we managed a quick walk on the beach followed by an ice cream. I'm looking forward to more sunny days now Spring is officially here. Easter is less than a week away so I thought I'd share some of my favourite Easter diy's I've made over the last couple of years. You can find all the links below, I'm starting from the top left.

1. Diy Origami Bunny Baskets (I've made a video tutorial here in you need it).

2. Diy Origami Egg Cups, you can find the step-by-step photo tutorial here or the video tutorial here if you prefer.

3. Diy Spring Paper Flower Wreath.

4. Origami Easter Bunny Napkins.

5. The Easiest Easter Baskets.

And if you want even more, be sure to check out this round-up of the best diy Easter Eggs and these super sweet Easter treats and 9 of my favourite Easter crafts.
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Hello hello and happy Friday. I'm back with another fantastic diy or buy. This time I've got the prettiest skirt in all the land and a summery spring take on sequins.

DIY - Over on Oh Joy they've taken a simple tulle skirt and transformed it into a sparkly dream. I don't know about you but it makes me want to embellish everything I own in clusters of pretty pastel sequins.

BUY - And if crafty isn't your thing Asos have this amazing sequin flower covered skirt that might just take your fancy.

What do you think? Will you be adding some sparkle and making a pretty skirt of your own?
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How about some pretty Easter diy's to kick things off this week?

Welcome Spring with this pretty rainbow Easter egg wreath from The House That Lars Built.

A gorgeous felt flower Easter basket to fill with goodies from Alice & Lois.

And some cute googly eye Easter eggs from Oh Happy Day because google eyes make everything better.
Happy Monday everyone.
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I've got 6 diy projects that'll keep you busy this weekend. I'm especially partial to those soft leather glasses cases, how about you?

1. Ikea Signe Rug Bag - Honestly WTF.

2. Diy Glam Camera Strap - Sugar & Cloth.

3. Donut Flower Bouquet - The House That Lars Built.

4. Diy Wool Wrapped Wall Hanging - We Art Scout.

5. Diy Glasses Case - Burda Style.

6. Colourful Fringe Planter -  Apartment Therapy.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
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Looking for last minute party favor or gift box? Then look no further, these printable pillow boxes are the perfect solution.


You know how much I love little gift boxes. They're so fun to put together and can make even the simplest gift look extra special. Today I'm sharing a free printable pillow box template. This style of box is one of favourites to use for treats and party favors as they're quick and easy to assemble and can be easily customised using ribbons, tags and stamps.

I first made a version of these diy pillow boxes a couple of years ago and if you're interested in making this style box from scratch then I recommend popping over and checking them out here. For those of you who are short on time or don't fancy all the measuring and scoring then this printable is for you. Pick out your favourite scrapbook paper or cardstock and get printing.


SUPPLIES: Printable Template // Scrapbook Paper or Cardstock (I used the Maggie Holmes Gather scrapbook paper) // Embossing Tool // Ruler // Paper glue or double-sided sticky tape.

Some of the above links are affiliate links. This means that if you purchase through them I receive a small commission.

1. Print out the template onto the back (plain side of your patterned paper) and cut out using scissors.


2. Score along the lines. I used an embossing tool and a ruler for the straight lines and a bowl for the curved lines. If you don't have an embossing tool an old ball point pen will work.


3. Fold along the score lines.


4. Glue the side of the box together using paper glue or double sided sticky tape. Press the sides gently to make the box pop open.


5. Fold the top and bottom flaps in to seal your box.

6. Fill with your treat and enjoy.



P.S. Don't forget to check out the archives for more diy gift boxes.
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