Browsing Category DIY/Crafts

Printable: Time-Out Gift Jar labels

Thursday, August 28, 2014

It's impossible to gift someone time, but you can give them something that reminds them it's ok to take a few minutes off each day. Grab a clean glass jar and fill it with bird-seed or small vials of scented oils or pieces of paper with inspirational aphorisms. You could even put together a mini-jewellery making ...

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Eid Printables 2014: Giftwrap and Cards

Thursday, July 24, 2014

With the world so torn and weary right now, there's little cheer abound this Eid. It's easy to fall into a dark space and feel as if you'll never be able to climb out. But for faith or purpose. Here's a little, little light from me to you. I've put together a free Eid printable and cutting file ...

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Crafty Organisation & a Giveaway!

Monday, June 2, 2014

I like to think that it's chaos that's always so conducive to general creativity. But that kind of thinking is really just a crutch for the untidy (me). I admire people who maintain neat workspaces with the exactness of spacey Scandinavian minimalism. It's an aesthetic I ache to embrace, but my reality is that I ...

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Upcycling: Nespresso Pods

Saturday, May 31, 2014

I drink lots of coffee. I do. Lots. Prepared in all sorts of ways. French-pressed, aeropressed, moka potted, slow-dripped, turkish-style and when I just need a quick one to get me going, I use a Nespresso machine. But what about all those evil little pods? I upcycle them into craft materials. So far, I've used them ...

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Test Tube Vases on a Clipboard

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I slapped this together in a handful of minutes, making it one of the quickest DIY home decor projects I've ever assembled. I found these test tube vases at the @home store on a clearance shelf and bought them on well-intentioned impulse. I would find some way to make them work as a decor piece. My initial ...

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Weekend Wraps

Monday, May 6, 2013

An upcycled paper bag embellished with washi tape, a paper doily, stamped gift tags, a metal eyelet, ribbon and a string of gold beads. Washi-taped note card embellished with a paper heart wrapped in bakers twine. Envelope decorated with washi tape and a piece of ribbon threaded through a foam flower sticker.

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