DIY Donut Garland with Paint Chips

DIY Donut Garland Tutorial

This week I decided to brighten up my room and what’s more colourful than a donut garland! These are ridiculously easy to make and cost absolutely nothing.

Oh, and I recommend making these during the day when you can run out and buy some donuts because that’s exactly what these made me do!

Let’s get started!

 

Ingredients:

Paint Chips (In a donut-y colour and whatever icing colour you please)

Decorations (I used flat back diamantes but you can use real sprinkles, sequins, beads, confetti, or cut out sprinkles from paint chips. Be creative!)

Twine

Scissors

Glue Stick

Tape

Donut Garland Pattern

 

1. Cut out your donut patterns.

DIY Donut Garland Tutorial

2. Place your donut pattern onto paint chip colours of your choice and cut them out (I made 12 donuts in 4 different colours).

DIY Donut Garland Tutorial

3. Glue your ‘donut icing’ to your ‘donut’.

DIY Donut Garland Tutorial

4. Decorate!

DIY Donut Garland Tutorial

5. Repeat steps 1-4 with your remaining donuts.

DIY Donut Garland Tutorial

6. To string them, tape each donut 10 cm apart and leave a 25cm tail on both ends of your garland for hanging.

DIY Donut Garland Tutorial

DIY Donut Garland Tutorial

Happy baking!

Valentine’s DIY 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I have the perfect last minute DIY project! These are so easy to make and are ridiculously good looking!

You’ll find yourself falling in love with your SO all over again while thinking of all the reasons why you love them. Seriously, it’s the perfect project to get you all in the mood for V-Day!

These can be left around the house for him to find or pop them all in a jar for him to pick out whenever he wants to be reminded of why he’s so special to you.

So, let’s get started!

 

Materials:

Pink & Gold Coloured/Patterned Paper (I used leftovers from my Date Jar Post – Here)

Gold Twine or Embroidery Thread

Wooden Skewers

Gold Jumprings (Mine were 6mm)

Gluestick

Valentine’s Arrow Pattern

 

1. Cut out all pattern pieces.

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

2. Trace pattern pieces onto coloured/patterned paper and cut out.

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

3. Using the pattern as a guide, cut slits on the feathers.

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

4. Make a crease in the centre of your feathers.

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

5. Cut your wooden skewers to measure 15cm each.

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

6. Spread glue on one arrow head and place the tip of your skewer on the centre.

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

7. Glue on the other arrow head and using your fingers, mould the paper to fit around the skewer.

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

8. Slip a jumpring onto your skewer.

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

9. Spread glue onto the base of the feather head (about 1.5cm in – only the part that touches the skewer) and glue it to the skewer.

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

10. Glue on the other feather head and using your fingers, mould the paper to fit around the skewer.

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

11. Spread glue onto the base of the leaf shaped feather (about 1.5cm in) and glue it to the feather base on an angle.

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

12. Repeat on the opposite side.

13. Spread a good amount of glue on the base of the feathers and a little bit onto the skewer.

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

14. Start wrapping your twine or embroidery thread around the skewer where it meets the feathers, then around the base of the feathers.

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

15. When you’ve finished wrapping, tie a double knot and cut off any excess thread.

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

16. Repeat with the remaining arrows, using different papers for each part of the arrows so that you end up with a range of different arrows.

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

17. To create the scrolls, cut out 11 strips of paper measuring 1.2cm x 6cm and write down 11 reasons why you love your SO (Or you can write them in a word document, print them and cut them like I did).

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

18. To attach each strip to your arrow, all you need to do is roll the paper strip around the wooden skewer and slip on the jumpring to keep it in place!

Super easy, right?

Valentine's Day 11 Reasons I Love You Arrows Tutorial

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope your day is filled with LUUURVEE!

DIY Valentine’s Love Note Candy Bags

Valentines Day Love Note Candy Bag Tutorial

I can’t believe it’s already February and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! This is going to be my blog’s first Valentine’s Day and I am so excited!

This week’s tutorial is so cute that I can’t help giggling every time I look at it. I had heaps of fun making it and I hope you do too!

You can leave these lying around the house for your SO to find (who doesn’t love stumbling across love notes – with candy!) or you can put them all in a jar and give it to them all at once.

Oh, and did I mention that it’s ridiculously easy?

Let’s get started!

Materials:

Clear Cellophane Bags (I used 3”x4” bags)

Candy

Gold Glitter Adhesive Ribbon

Double Sided Tape

Valentine’s Day Candy Tags Printable

 

Candy Sayings & Candy:

We Are Mint To Be – Jila Mints

I Like You Beary Much – Gummy Bears

Hugs & Kisses – Hershey’s Kisses

You Melt My Heart – Chocolate Hearts

I Chews You – Mentos Chews

Life Without You Is Unbearable – Gummy Bears

You’re A Lifesaver – Lifesavers

I Have A Ball With You – Chocolate Balls

Don’t Ever Change – Chocolate Coins

 

Here’s how:

Valentines Day Love Note Candy Bag Tutorial

1. Cut 9 adhesive ribbon strips measuring the width of your bag.

Valentines Day Love Note Candy Bag Tutorial

2. If you bag doesn’t have a sticky bit then apply a strip of double sided tape to your bag.

Valentines Day Love Note Candy Bag Tutorial

3. Pour candy into your bag.

Valentines Day Love Note Candy Bag Tutorial

4. Apply the glitter adhesive ribbon onto your bag. I only peeled and stuck the two ends (about 0.5cm in) and left the middle part un-sticky. This prevents the bag from scrunching up.

Valentines Day Love Note Candy Bag Tutorial

5. Seal your candy bag.

Valentines Day Love Note Candy Bag Tutorial

6. Apply double sided tape to the back of your candy tag.

Valentines Day Love Note Candy Bag Tutorial

7. Apply your candy tag to your candy bag.

Valentines Day Love Note Candy Bag Tutorial

8. Repeat with the rest of your candy and tags.

That’s it!

Now, go and send some love to your SO or confess your undying love to that special someone!

Happy New Year & DIY Date Jar!

DIY Date Jars Tutorial

I apologise for being MIA since Christmas, but life has been CRAZY. The new year came with some bad – but mostly good and great things. Now I’m back with a lovely new DIY to spice up your lives!

Whether you have a new man and you’ve run out of date ideas because he’s taken you on a bunch of crazy adventures and fulfilled all your desires and you haven’t had time to dream up new ones; or you just want to spice up your relationship, I’ve got you covered!

So let’s fix this and start your year off with 60 dates that will get your blood rushing, heart hammering and love blooming!

Now, every time anyone says ‘let’s do something’ without an idea in mind, you can pick an envelope out of the Date Jar and you HAVE to do it… Of course there’s weather restrictions and you can just put the envelope back and pick another one (but there’s something about going fishing in the rain that sounds totally romantic), so maybe just do it depending on how sensible you are.

 

What you’ll need:

A jar (I used an old candle jar)

Patterned Card (I used gold and blush pink)

Scissors

Gluestick

Date Card Printout [1] [2]

Date Card Envelopes [Here]

Jar Decorations [Here]

 

1. Print and cut out Date Card Printouts.

2. Print Date Card Envelopes on the reverse side of your patterned paper and cut out.

DIY Date Jar Tutorial Step 3

3. Fold all your envelopes.

DIY Date Jar Tutorial Step 4

4. To assemble envelopes, fold the two side flaps together then fold the bottom flap up and glue.

5. Repeat with remaining envelopes.

DIY Date Jar Tutorial Step 6

6. Slip a date card in each envelope.

DIY Date Jar Tutorial Step 7

7. Dab a bit of glue in the centre and seal your envelope.

DIY Date Jar Tutorial Step 8

8. To decorate the jar, cut out the circular ‘date card’ and glue it to the bottom of your jar (that’s your final date!)

DIY Date Jar

9. Then cut out you’re chosen label, paste it on some patterned card and paste onto the front of your jar.

 

That’s it!

Now, go and have some fun!

Christmas DIY Week 7/8: Merry Christmas 3D Glitter Letters

Merry Christmas 3D Glitter Letters

I probably should get into the habit of writing my blog posts in advance so that I can still post if I run off somewhere, but I can’t help but enjoy the realness of creating and posting a post each week as I come up with a new idea.

Anyway, since Christmas is days away I only have one more DIY up my sleeve. I promise that by this time next year I will be a more organised blogger with my posts written AT LEAST a week in advance so that I can run off on an adventure and still not disappoint you!

I hope you enjoy it and, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

 

Materials:

Gold Glitter Paper

Double-Sided Tape

Scissors or Craft Knife & Cutting Mat

Merry Christmas Pattern

 

1. Print the Merry Christmas Pattern and cut out.

Merry Christmas 3D Glitter Letters Tutorial

2. Trace patterns onto gold glitter paper and cut out. Don’t forget to cut out the slits on some of the rectangles!

Merry Christmas 3D Glitter Letters Tutorial

3. Fold rectangular pieces, using the dotted line on the patterns as a guide.

Merry Christmas 3D Glitter Letters Tutorial

4. Apply double-sided tape to the folded edges on the glitter paper side.

Merry Christmas 3D Glitter Letters Tutorial

5. Apply them to the corresponding letter. Use the pattern to work out which piece goes where.

Merry Christmas 3D Glitter Letters Tutorial

6. Now, attach the other letter.

7. Repeat with the remaining letters, and you’re done!