(But Further)

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I wish I’d taken DIY photos of this. Here’s the only one I have:Image
So you’ll just have to let me tell you how dead simple it was.
Stick thinly ripped masking tape crosses on a small canvas, paint over, add glitter and peel off tape.
Yep. I used yellow, blue and red acrylic paints and just mixed them AS I painted, to get the cool multicoloured effect.

That’s all. Oh, plus a piece of newspaper with a quote I love.
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One last thing though- do you LOVE the art table it’s sitting on? When I have my own place, I’m convinced my dining room table will be inspired by this.

Thanks for reading!
Amy, xo.

 

The Scrawny Tree

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Our Christmas tree has always been health conscious.
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She’s always worried about keeping fit and watching her weight, and going on all these crazy diets. And this Christmas, we’ve noticed she’s really shed some weight- all over the floor. And while we’re all very proud of her efforts healthwise, it’s been becoming more and more difficult to disguise her scrawny limbs beneath masses of baubles, bows and tinsel.
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… but that won’t stop me trying.
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… Did I mention how difficult it was to get those limbs to support all of these ornaments?
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Worth it.

DIY Photo Frame!

And about time I wrote another DIY post!
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I made this for one of my closest friends, ‘just because’. I think those are the best kinds of presents- when you don’t have any particular reason, other than to remind someone you care.

At the time, I was actually in the midst of a big design project, and it became my inspiration:DIY Photo Frame!
Plus I had a few left over materials from it (always a good incentive).
Anyway, here’s how I made it!DIY Photo Frame!
1> You’ll need: a timber photo frame, a whole heap of those little sticks (I have no idea what you call them, but they look kinda like toothpicks, minus the pointy bit), paints and craft glue. 2> I gently sanded my frame a little, to make sure the glue would hold. 3> The fun part! Get your sticks and your paint (and definitely some newspaper!) and go crazy. Just gather up your sticks and randomly jab and streak and brush them to your heart’s content. I used a few colours at once so they would mix and be pretty :) 4> You’ll need, like, a lot. 5> I drew a few quotes and patterns on some of mine, just for a sweet personal touch! 6> And now you glue. I alternated the sticks in the corners, just following the join, and also some of the sticks needed cutting (Stanley knife or scalpel works) down to fit.

And after hours upon hours of tough labour (slightest of exaggerations)… You’re done.DIY Photo Frame!
And you can probably see that I threw some glitter on there too. Cuz she’s that kinda girl. Hope you guys like it, I was quite proud of my efforts and my friend seemed pretty stoked too!
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Thanks for checking it out!!
Amy, xo

PS: Sorry for the less-than-spectacular-quality pictures: I took these before I got my SLR camera!

DIY(?): Tinned Succulent

Lately I’ve had a strange fixation on this cocoa tin.
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I don’t know why. It’s just a tin.
But anyway, I took it upon myself to put a plant in that tin.
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And isn’t it adorable?! It’s even quicker and easier than I imagined: move plant and dirt into tin. Done. Oh, and I added some pebbles at the very bottom to help drainage. See, this is why there’s a question mark in the title of this post- my, uh, instructions.. aren’t particularly detailed.
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BUT IT’S JUST SO CUTE. And I love the life it brings into my room!

Thanks for reading!
Amy, xo.