Easter Napkin Ring

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The realization that Easter is possibly my most favourite celebrations has really been cemented.

I love Easter.

I made these Gold Napkin Rings for our Easter Sunday Table.

You can to!

What you will need

  • Foam glitter Sheets – Available at PNA
  • Scissors
  • Pencil and Ruler
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I measured on the smooth foam side of the sheet (Glitter front is face down) See measurements above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cut a slit half way on the top left side and a slit half way on the bottom right side so when you bring both arms together you will slot on into the other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You could always just tape the two arms together if you like.

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Upcycling – Easter Decor

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I like to do a touch of “festive decorating”  over almost any holiday be it a heart wreath at our entrance , Father Christmas Cookie Jar on the kitchen shelf and a little bunny-something over Easter.

Many years ago I went all pastels for Easter and covered a Wooden cross from PNA with scrap-booking paper.

I never used it again after that because I was done with the colours.I thought I’d be smart this year and upcycle it.

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All I needed was the glue, a scissors and a Stanley knife – I removed all the scrap-booking paper – not easy as I used really good glue.This took me ages and then I had a great idea to use a damp cloth and gently wipe.This did the trick and in not time it looked almost good as new – no left over paper that is.

I had some leftover Gold Glittered sheets from a party we had so I used that and some school glue (Pritt) – this way next year it wont be so hard to remove when I want to used it again to match the Easter colour scheme.

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I love how this simple little project turned out.

 

 

Easter Egg Decoration

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This is by far the quickest and easiest Easter Egg decoration ever.

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All you need are White Boiled Eggs (allow them to cool before you start) , Gold Striping Tape (can be found at an good Nail supply store – such as  A-Z Nail Suppliers or  Planet Nails) and a scissors.

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This year my theme or should I say colour scheme will be Indigo and Gold – so everything is either a deep blue or gold colour.

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Personalise Your GOLD LINDT BUNNY

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I’m in Easter Bunny Heaven?

Pick n Pay and Lindt have teamed up and will be giving both you and I the joy of having a Lindt Gold Bunny Personalised , how awesome is that?

A Personalised Lindt Bunny (my favourite of favourites)  yes please!You’ve been around long enough to know how I love anything personalised.

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So…….Be sure to diarise the dates , I’ll see you there.We went this weekend and I cant stop staring at the pretty-ness that is my little Lindt Bunny.

Click here  to find the nearest participating Pick n Pay .

Remember to take a pic with your gorgeous Personalised Lindt Bunny and share.

Use the Hashtag #MyGoldBunnySA

Jewellery Box – DIY

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A gift for each of the grandmothers.

If you follow the blog you know how I love anything personalised.We came across the boxes on a trip to our local PNA and they weren’t to badly priced at R 26.00

I already had the spray paint from a previous project  and had my local printer do the gold vinyls after I designed them on Word and PDF-ed them.

What  you will need:

  • Box – You can select the size
  • Spray paint or an acrylic paint and brush – Once again you can select the colour
  • Personalised Vinyls or Letter Stickers
  • Marble Contact Paper – Optional
  • Utility Knife or sharp scissors for Contact paper
  • Ruler and Pencil to measure Contact paper

To do:

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  2. Lay down newspaper or a plastic in the area you will be spraying – remember this needs to be a well ventilated area. If using the acrylic paints make sure your brushes are clean and your work surface is covered.
  3. Spray and allow to dry  – you may want to then do a 2nd coat if you feel you need to.I did the 1st coat with spray paint and then used my white acrylic paint and brush to finish it.mgfabox.05
  4. Measure and cut out the Marble Contact paper for the inside of the box and adhere it to the inside of the box (inner base and inner lid)  – Remember this is optional and you can just as easily keep it the same colour as the outside of the box.
  5. Screw in all the hinges and clasp.
  6. Add the Vinyl Names on to the lid of the box

Finished Product #sopretty

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Spur Steak Ranches – Kids Valentine’s Day Love Cards

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We love to do a little something for our classmates for Valentine’s Day.We have been doing this since Nursery School Days.

I absolutely adore these Love Cards from Spur Steak Ranches.

See Below as to how we incorporated them into our gift giving.

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Click here to go directly to the Spur Website to download the LOVE CARDS

 

Valentine Tassel Keyring

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Valentine Tassel Keyring

You see them everywhere these days……

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On clothing , on accessories , on jewellery , tassels are very in right now.Even in home decor from blankets to pillows.

It’s a really cheap and really quick Ombre Tassel Key ring you can do for a friend, a teacher , your sister.Anyone you just want to spoil really!

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You going to need: Embroidery Thread, Keyring ,Washi Tape, Scissors, Cardboard / Card

 

The height of your card is the length of your tassel so you can decide. The length of my Gautrain Card was perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Secure the embroidery thread with a little washi tape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The begin to neatly wrap your tread around the card until the desired thickness ,snip off when finished.Now ct another piece of tread about 10cm long

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Slip the 10 cm piece of thread through from one side to the other and tie a knot as tight as possible

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It should look like this. Take a scissors and though the loops in the bottom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cut another piece of thread and wrap and knot it about 1cm below the knot you have just made.

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There you go! All done. At this stage – trim the bottom to neaten the edge and slip through the keyring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Luck – please share your tassel DIY’s  with me with the hashtag #tasseldiy

To get more Tassel Inspiration Click Here

Enjoy

 

‘Tis The Season – Christmas Decor

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Oh oh do I love this time of the year.Just between you and me, I think  I’m secretly related to Father Christmas /Papa Noel / Santa somehow.I just love what this season does to people.Even the meanest or arrogant of people soften a tad over this time of the year.People are nicer in general and I take it all in.

I also will openly admit that I love love opening presents.I love-making Christmas lists.What things I like, what to get so-and-so , the advent adventure list ,the whats for supper list, these lists go on and on.

Walking through the stores and on-line  and finding new Christmas ornaments to add to the ever-growing collection is such a thrill, here are a few of my favourites.Thought I’d show them off early so you wont be disappointed if you see something you love.

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Above are all from Mr Price Home – Click here to go directly to the website.The Subway art is right up my alley as is the disco ball globes.I gifted the Africa Shaped ornament to my BIL in Oz for their tree.How super sweet is Mr and Mrs Claus?

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These Beauties are from @Home – How sweet is the Nutcracker Soldier and that wooden Sleigh?(The perfect size for Christmas Cookies or Nuts – Click here to go direct to their website.

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And because lets face it Woolies never disappoints (or at least in my opinion) I instantly fell in love with the Metallic Fruit decorations  and hearts.Click here to view online

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A new find is this fab website.Tassels and Treasures I’m absolutely in love love (so in love I have to say it twice) with the reindeer place card holders .The felt cutlery holder is just so very pretty, such a great addition to any Christmas Table.

The stores are filled with something for every taste and any theme.Happy Decorating.

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National Cupcake Day: 26.09.2015

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We just hours away from the most awesome (sweetest / yummiest ) day of the year and its all in aid of an amazing cause .

National Cupcake Day in support of Kids with Cancer.We will be at a shopping mall in your area so make sure you walk past and buy cupcakes from any of the Cupcake Angels sporting  their gorgeous pink shirts.

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We had so much fun voulnteering and selling cupcakes last year that we doing it again this year.

Visit their website to see how you can help – CUPCAKES 4KIDS WITH CANCER

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Or click here to find the nearest mall so you can support tomorrow.

Enjoy!

 

Free Printables – Fathers Day

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I lost my dad 14 years ago and prior to having my little boys ,this day was hibernation day for me.

Then my little boys came along and they got the best dad any child could have.

(no kidding he is pretty awesome)

So lets celebrate!!

If you like me(I’m sure there are a lot of us around) – you don’t like wasting money on cards that wont really be appreciated much after the presents are open .

Only the ones the kids special hand make are kept.

So its easy and cheap to just get a free printable as long as you have paper or cardboard and colour in your printer.

Here you go enjoy!!!

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Double Click on the word “Fathers Day” below and print – easy as that.

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For all the dads out there – Hope you get spoiled rotten