Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Scrapbook: party brights and naturals

My scrapbook this week is Party Brights. With new year or (hogmanay where I come from) celebrations around the corner why not welcome the year 2013 with a mix of brights. I have always been a fan of white as a base colour with lots of bright accessories, this scrapbook is taking it to a party level with multi colour confetti as inspiration with light tones of wood to add a natural touch. I actually bought the lights in the top image for my soon to be new arrival's nursery. I will share the post on that when the room is complete.

A lot of people go for a sophisticated new years party style with a theme like white and silver but I love a bit of colour to make your guests smile. What do you think?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Craft it Yourself: Simple Simple Little Star

This is a lovely little craft on the lead up to Christmas that I saw last week on IDA Interior Lifestyle blog. These easy star decorations are made from cocktail sticks or toothpicks. They can be strung on a garland like I have done here or made into individual star decorations for your tree. The other thing I love about these is that depending on the colour of tape that you use you can make them as subtle and muted or bold and bright as you wish. I love the mix of bright pink and silver that I have made here.

I lost some of my Christmas decorations a couple of years ago and it always takes time to build up a new collection so this is a fun and cheap way for me to add a little extra Christmas cheer to the house for next to no money! I am really pleased with them - what do you think?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Craft it Yourself: Washi Gift Tags

So I know that washi tape gift tags are not a new idea but I thought I would share my most recent make with you anyway. I never have gift tags in the house and made my own for the first time last year. Last years were very simple as I just stamped initials on to white squares of card with some gorgeous christmas string. This year I have a stash of washi tape so though I would jazz them up a bit with my tape. I love a quick craft like this where you get an instantly good looking result - instant gratification!

 I may still add the initial stamp or I may leave them as they are, what do you think?

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