Thursday, 22 December 2011

DIY Paper Snowflakes

Once again apologies for the silence on my blog, I am knee deep in decorating our main bedroom in time for Christmas. The carpet fitters are coming tomorrow morning and we still need to put final coats on everything including the skirting so starting to panic a little! aaahhh.

Anyway I thought I better sign off for Christmas properly with my last post of the year. Here are some instructions on how to create wonderful paper snowflakes from Jessica at How about Orange.

Image from How about Orange

All you need is some standard printer paper, stapler and scissors. Simples!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year and hopefully i'll be back to posting on a more regular basis from my new cosy bedroom.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

How to make a Gift Bow

Hello one and all.

Apologies for the lack of posts these past few weeks, what with work being rather hectic and living in a building site my mind has been elsewhere. We are currently working on the master bedroom, we have booked the carpet fitters for the 23rd so we literally have to get everything finished by then, no pressure then!

Anyway the real reason I wanted to post was these wonderful instructions I found on 100 Layer Cake for making your own gift bows. I've always wondered how the ribbon all interconnects. Even better is that you can make them out of old magazines, wrapping paper or pretty much any kind of paper.

Image from 100 Layer Cake
Step 1: Cut the page lengthwise into nine 3/4-inch-thick strips of heights shown: Three at 11 inches, three at 10 inches, two at 9 inches, and one at 3 1/2 inches.
Step 2: Twist each strip to form loops at both ends. Make a circle out of the smallest.
Step 3: Secure the ends with a piece of double-sided tape.
Step 4: Layer and stick, starting with the longest strips. End with the circle in the center.
These bows are so sweet, think I might have to go and invest in some red paper. I was thinking of brown paper parcels, red bows and red and white bakers twine to wrap all my crimbo pressies. Why not let me know what themes you are going with this festive season.

Thursday, 1 December 2011


Apologies for not posting this last week, It's been very hectic at work what with the run up to Christmas and having to drive up to printers etc..

I just wanted to let you know about a new inspiring site i\ve discovered called craftgawker. It's a photo gallery that you can search for visuals of crafts and projects with links to the original websites for instructions and further details.

I found the image below submitted by EllineĆ© showing how to create these wonderful snowflakes. I've been making these for a couple of years since I found the instructions in a magazine. They are so simple to make, I just used ordinary printer paper. The site gives you free downloadable and printable instructions so get crafting!

Image from EllineƩ

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