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March 19, 2013

Paper Marquee letter


I really wanted a metal old style circus letter to adorn my wall. Unfortunately I’d have to sell my right kidney to afford one, so I opted instead to make my own using card, spraypaint and battery powered fairy lights, and I must say I’m pretty happy with the results.


February 14, 2013

Cats like valentines too


February 10, 2013

Valentines Card

There’s nothing quite like a homemade card to really show you care, and valentines, couldn’t be more appropriate. So here is my homemade valentines card, as well a PDF template to download and make yourself. Just print out onto A4 card, and cut one half of all the hearts, then fold back. Then inside cut a piece of card slightly smaller and stick to the inside. You can either keep it all white, or use red to spice it up.


you can download the template here: valentines card.


valentines card


January 7, 2013

Cat scratching post


This Christmas we had two problems. 1. We got cats, we got a new sofa, we got angry. 2. we had no way of disposing of our christmas tree. Solution: the scratching post. Using the stand and trunk of the tree, we (my boyfriend) cut off the branches, then I glued it into the stand, covered it with rope and…Ta-Dah!

January 4, 2013

Christmas Tree Christmas Decorations

Another ingenious use for your old christmas tree, as well as pretty little memento from each year. Just cut off a slice of the trunk, screw in an hook, paint on the year, glaze, and you have yourself a personalised tree decoration that you dress next year’s tree with.




August 24, 2012

Pencil Collection Stand

Remember when you went on school trips as a child, and the best part was always the giftshop, it was for me anyway. Although with a restricted budget, i was always limited, so I opted for a pencil. This trend turned into a tradition, which has now turned into a collection. So I had to have a better way to display them. With a drill in one hand, and wood stain in the other, I created my pencil stand.

pencil holder

June 6, 2012

Keep that match away


These candles aren’t to be lit, well not yet anyway. I wanted to make some candles for quite some time, but I just hadn’t got round to buying some wax.  So when I unpacked my suitcase after 6 weeks away in Seattle, my boyfriend picked up the box of wax out my case and asked ‘why did you buy that there, you could’ve got it from anywhere?’ whilst this is true, I just saw it in the supermarket and had to buy it, so I’d be ready to make candles as soon as I got home.

And here they are, two in mason jars (which I also bought at the same supermarket in Seattle, and carried home in my suitcase). The other candle is in a tea cup I bought from Coloumbia road flower market back last year – it’s been sat collecting dust, so I’m glad it’s had some use. (I quickly placed it back on the same shelf, ready for the next 6 months).

Here is my little DIY guide:

1. Supplies: wax, container, wicks, chop sticks, crayons.


2. put the wicks in the bottom of the container (use some double sided tape to hold it down) and balance the wick in the center using the chopsticks.


3. I bought a pan especially, and melted the wax it really slowly over the pan was very very satisfying. I also added a blue crayon, to colour the candles.


4. Pour the melted wax in to the molds, and leave to set – preferably overnight.


5. Ta Dah, sit back and admire your work. You could even go crazy and light it.

June 6, 2012

Dad’s birthday card

I made a pop up card for one of my creative director’s sons’ 1st birthday. It was a crocodile with a pop up head – although my dad might have enjoyed a similar card, I opted for a more traditional pop-up of balloons and banners.

Here’s the card, as well as a PDF for my homemade envelopes (although it needs to be printed on A3 if it’s top fit an A5 card – just use your work printer, they won’t mind).

I was inspired by this tutorial that I found on Pinterest, with easy instructions and possibilities to make it your own – perfect evening crafting.

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