DIY, Wedding Decoration

Memory Jar – Wedding Anniversary Gift

   Keep memories of your marriage alive for years to come with this simple and inexpensive memory jar. I wrote the poem which reads: This first year of marriage has been so special and is the start of many more, I am excited to imagine the future we have in store. The traditional first anniversary gift… Continue reading Memory Jar – Wedding Anniversary Gift


Upcycled Old Drawer = Art Easel

Don't pay hundreds of dollars for an art easel - make one yourself! It also has built in storage for your art supplies.    Materials: Old wooden drawer (we got this this one for free from a house which was being renovated in our street) Saw Chisel Screwdriver  Wood glue  Hinges (1 for the lid,… Continue reading Upcycled Old Drawer = Art Easel


Budget Cake Board Splashback 

Waiting for other work to be done before your splashback is completed?Materials:Foil cake boards Double sided tape (removable)ScissorsMake sure the wall is clean.2. Add some doubled sided tape to the back of th cake board.3. Stick them up like tiles.Warning: I am not sure how heat resistant and flammable these are. If you would like to get… Continue reading Budget Cake Board Splashback 

DIY, Kids Can DIY Too!

Do you have any lost socks?

Then try this super easy lost sock board.Materials:Pegs (wooden for painting, or any pegs with flat sides)Strong double sided tapeColoured paperBlack markerScissorsPaint (optional)Paint brush or foam brush (optional)Instructions:1. Use a marker and coloured paper to make the signage 'Single and looking for a sole mate' and attach to the front of a cupboard using the… Continue reading Do you have any lost socks?

DIY, Wedding Decoration

Last minute gift or table centrepiece

Want to make a box of chocolates look a little more fancy?Materials:Cream filled or hollow chocolatesCellophaneContainerStick tapeWooden skewersFlorist foamScissorsInstructions: chocolate skewers1. Cut some cellophane into small squares.2. Push a skewer through the middle. Secure with sticky tape about an inch from the pointy end of the skewer.3. Push the chocolate on to the end.4. Cut… Continue reading Last minute gift or table centrepiece

DIY, Kids Can DIY Too!

Photo Transfer Wooden Pegs

Transfer printed images onto wooden pegs for craft projects, or grab a piece of string and use them to display your photos. Materials: Wooden pegs Photos or printed images to transfer PVA glue Water Instructions: 1. Mix some PVA glue with water. I have a 50/50 consistency. 2. Cut your photo to size and glue… Continue reading Photo Transfer Wooden Pegs

DIY, Kids Can DIY Too!

Water Droplet Canvas Art in 2 Steps

Grab a glass of water to make these great paint effects.Materials: (All available from discount stores)Framed canvas x 3Water based paint in 3 complementary coloursPaint brush Glass of waterInstructions:1. Paint the canvas in one of the colours.2. Before it is dry drop water onto the canvas using the paint bush. That's it! Repeat with the other 2 colours… Continue reading Water Droplet Canvas Art in 2 Steps

Wedding Decoration

DIY Wedding Wine Charms / Napkin Rings / Alternative to Name Placecards

Wedding guests won't lose their glasses with these easy and cost effective charms.They are also a nice keepsake for your friends and family.Try using photos or get bigger frames and use them as an alternative to name place cards.Materials:Heart pendant frame (eBay )Wine charm rings (also from eBay) Jump ringsCrafters acrylic - I used Kaiser 3… Continue reading DIY Wedding Wine Charms / Napkin Rings / Alternative to Name Placecards