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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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Washi Tape Project: Another Card/Note/Photo Holder


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Damask Love posted a great tutorial on how to make a gifting box for cards. Using her template, I consolidated it into a single packaging net to fit an a4-sized piece of cardstock. The result yielded a perfect pocket to house my mini index-cards and envelopes.

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Upcycling: Kindle Packaging Gift Box Conversion


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I often save small appliance and gadget boxes for gifting. The Kindle's packaging reminds me of a spartan jewellery box and is just the thing for presenting flat items like stationery, slim paperbacks, skinny scarves or necklaces/chain bracelets. Before beginning the alteration of the box, remove the ragged-looking perforated sealing flaps (I am not a neat opener ...

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Quick-Crafting: Money/Gift Card Holder


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Create a quick money/gift card holder with a sheet of cardstock (I used a piece measuring 21x15cm). This is also a great way to upcycle the cardboard from cereal boxes or the backs of notepaper pads. Orientate it to landscape and score it down the middle. Measure 3cm in from the right and left edges. Score, round ...

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Kusudama Table Trails


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I made these as part of my demonstration at the niQi Living Luxe Living the Lifestyle workshop. Instead of forming the traditional kusudama flowerball, I decided to string individual blossoms along a length of fine wire. These kusudama trails can be used as hanging decor or as a tablescaping element. Wind them around vases and plates or make ...

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Living the Lifestyle Workshop & High Tea


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I've been copywriting and managing content for NiQi Living Luxe since the website's inception. Naqiyah's workshops and passionate creativity elicit the sort of reviews that wax poetical tomes. This is why I'm absolutely thrilled to be one of the presenters at NiQi Living Luxe's Living the Lifestyle Workshop & High Tea. In the 'Papercrafting Your Tablescape' session, I'll ...

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