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Monday Muse – Pretty Gift Wrapping

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Gift wrap is one of my guilty pleasures; I am always picking up gift wrap everywhere I go, (it is starting to take over my studio!) 😂 but I can’t help myself. There are just so many beautiful designs. When I give someone a gift I like to it be a real treat so making it look extra pretty really does that.🎈There are so many different ways you can gift wrap and so many ideas out there I wanted to pick some of my favourites which will hopefully help you out if you are looking for some wrapping inspiration or just want to look at some really pretty pictures!!

1.Luxury Ink Design Wrapping Paper
2.Floral Printable Gift Wrap
3.DIY Abstract Pattern Gift Wrap
4.Spring Flowers Gift Wrapping Ideas
5.Shine Bright Gift Wrapping Idea
6.Confetti Gift Wrapping Idea

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Gift DIY – Fathers Day Wall Art

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With Father’s Day just around the corner I wanted to create a really unique gift that will make your dad’s Father’s Day really special.  I think homemade gifts are the best!! My dad is the most difficult person to buy presents for because he never wants anything!! So this year I decided to spare myself the torture and make him something instead. He is always fixing things in the house or helping me with a project and he really is an ‘expert’ DIYer (I have learnt from the best)😂. I decided I wanted to create a piece of art to celebrate his love for DIY and to tell him how amazing he is!!

When we were on holiday in the Peak District recently we stumbled across an antique collectors paradise. It was a shop full to bursting of everything known to man. I found a vintage saw which I knew would be perfect for this little project.
This diy is completely customisable!! If you’re not great at hand painting letters you could use stencils, stickers or chalk pens to give the same effect.
 I absolutely love how it turned out and can’t wait to give this to my dad on Father’s Day (not quite sure how I am going to wrap it though…)

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YOU WILL NEED
A saw (I found a vintage one but a wooden handled saw from a DIYshop will do)
Masking tape
Coarse sandpaper
Sanding block
Spray paint (I used a grey/blue colour or your choice of colour)
Spray paint primer
Acrylic paint (orange and white)
Different sized paint brushes
Ruler

1.Firstly start of by sanding down the blade of the saw, using the sanding block will help protect your fingers, but you still need to be really really careful. Once you are happy that the blades are blunt enough you will want to give the saw a good clean with a soapy cloth. Dry the saw really well after.

2.Next cover the wooden handle with masking tape to protect it from being spray painted I also used paper to cover the larger area of the handle. Then spray the saw with the primer-  you want an even coat on both sides. Let the primer dry for the time it says on the back of the can, as each primer is different.

3.Once the primer is dry you can now start spray paint. You will want to do thin coats to create a really even colour. Let the paint dry completely otherwise the acrylic paint won’t stick and it will be a nightmare.

4.Now it is time to start the tricky part which is hand painting your design. I went free style and didn’t plan what I was going to do – I just went for it. I would start by using the ruler to create the geometric lines with a thin paintbrush, let that dry.Then move on to the letters and start painting use different shaped brushes to create different font styles.

Top tip: add a small amount of water to your brush; this will help your brush move easier when doing curly fonts.

That’s it you are all done!! All that is left is to give it to your dad on Father’s Day and hang it on the wall!!

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2 Free Printable Summer Cards

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I hope you are all having a gorgeous summer!! This week so far has been so sunny and warm which really got me in the mood to design some summer themed cards. They are perfect for any summer birthday or occasion you have coming up! Most of my designs start off as hand drawn illustrations which I then turn into digital prints using Photoshop and this print is no different. I absolutely love the crispness and doodle look I can create digitally. These cards are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face…who doesn’t love colourful summer fruit! I am really excited for you all to see some of the new free printables I am creating. Let me know in the comments what you think of these designs and if you want more!!!

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The cards are size A5 and for personal use only see terms and conditions. I printed my cards on A4 matt photo paper and trimmed of the excess white card.

Free Watermelon Printable

Free Lemon Printable

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4 Simple DIY Succulent Party Favour Ideas

IMG_7482copyIMG_7467At the end of a party or event it is really nice to send your guest off with a little gift and I think it is nice to give something which they can keep, not just leave somewhere and never look at it again. These little trinket gifts are so cute and can be completely tailored to what you want. I am so in love with how they have turned out! I now have so many succulents around the house; you can plant them in absolutely anything!!
I went around to a few places to find some little pots to put them in. The best places I found were gifts shops. I used tea light holders and even little bowls. All the pots I bought were between £2-£3, which if you are having a small gathering is ok, but you can source things like I have found wholesale if you are having a bigger event to make it so much more cost effective.

They are so simple to make but a little messy because I keep spilling all the compost everywhere…which is typical me!! If you are like me and are not having a party any time soon you can make them for friends or family and what I like to do is keep them all to myself and fill our house with them…I definitely think I have a house plant obsession!!
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Beautiful DIY Indoor Succulent Garden

Do you love succulents…? Me too. They are about the only house plan I haven’t been able to kill. I went to a few of my favourite local garden centres to find a mixture of different succulents and I came up with a little unique planting idea for them. I also bought my  first  ever cactus. I  have always been to scared to buy them as they look so prickly but I couldn’t resist this baby one with the beautiful flowers on the top. I did have to wear gloves when planting the cactus otherwise I would have been left with spikes in my hands… which is not fun!! We are using this little indoor garden as a table centre piece at the moment but it will fit anywhere in your house as long as there is some light. This is so simple to make and would make a perfect house warming gift for someone or a unique decoration for your house.newIMG_6883 IMG_6895

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DIY Easter Treat Jars

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Easter for me is one of my favourite seasons not only because of all the Easter eggs but also because of the cute crafts I like to make and the pastel colours. I wanted to create a different type of gift you can make and give to some this Easter instead of a shop-bought Easter egg. These treat jars are really cheap and simple to make and are perfect for an Easter party or to give to friends and family as you can customise them for each person. You don’t have to use the jars for sweets you could also use them as storage or put little treats and toys in them for an Easter gift jar.READ MORE

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DIY Spring Hanging Terrarium

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Finally it is spring!! Even if the weather doesn’t feel very spring-like a big focus for me during spring is my home. I like to make it feel renewed. I have a bit of a clear out and then add some fresh spring touches to my decor. My favourite touch is to add some tulips to my dining room table. However things are a bit different this spring as we are having a major spring clean out and redecorating & changing up our kitchen/ diner which is the beating hub of our home. I will share the finished project soon.READ MORE

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Last Minute DIY Mother’s Day Gift

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Mother’s Day for me has always been something that is really special. I enjoy making the day an event and making things special for my mum, especially as she has done so much for me and my brother. Mother’s Day is about showing your love and gratefulness for everything your mum has done for you in your life. You don’t have to buy some big fancy gift to show how much she means – sometimes the best gifts are handmade ones!!!READ MORE

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