I have been making and creating at a steady pace this weekend and I have to admit I am rather chuffed with myself sat here - coffee as always on a Sunday morning - I have already made so many things - on a super cool budget from off cuts I had around the house and finds that I have been grabbing hold of through my days
I LOVE seeing potential in items that would otherwise be popped into the rubbish/recycling
So - what projects have my busy hands been up to ?
As above - I got hold of some beautiful family photos, scanned them in and printed them out on normal photocopy paper
You will remember - I have been saving jars whenever I can from coffee, sauces and jams
In one big hit I washed them out in SUPER hot water and added some shower shine when swilling them out turn them on their head - and they come out ultra shiny*
With your shiny jars cut out your pictures rub Prit Stick around the outer edges of a picture lay on your lap hold one of the jars over it view through to gain the correct position and press down - so that your picture can be viewed through the glass
I wrapped around some off cuts of ribbon and ties I had kept from another project to which I had sewn some colourful and fun buttons
Next - get some tealights
Cut some gingham wrapping paper and apply to the tealight using double sided sticky tape
Drop your tealight into your jar and ta dah !!!!! - you have the MOST sentimental cosy evening lighting
I am REALLY hoping that it will be a dry night for the party - so that we can have these outside to burn away in the night air >.<
My next upcycle project - has been my upcycled Cath Kidston drink bottle holders
I had some wine holders from the supermarket and rather than put them into the recycling I thought they would do very nicely to house my vintage style - Our Jeff's Fresh Lemonade - ( The labels I have made of my Dad's Vintage Lemonade look ACE - I will share them with you all soon )
Crazy Easy !!!!! - draw around the drink holder - and cut out
Next - with double sided tape - apply the wallpaper to the drink holder
TA DAH !!!!!
..... with a quick stick of some gingham ribbon the most colourful and adorable place for your guests to grab their bubbly drinks
My next project - my TOTAL fave !!!!!
My destination cupcake toppers
These will sit pretty on my world cupcakes that I will be making next Friday with Nancy Nooooo and Lolly Bebs
I got a list of the ten destinations that Lolly Bebs will be travelling to with DM, added a heart mask in photoshop and printed out ( you could just as easily print out some maps - or cut them out from a book - and draw around with a heart cut out )
I cut some wooden cocktail sticks in half pushed them in between the paper and backing card and secured with - yes you guessed it - double sided sticky tape
I CANNOT wait to tell the girls about the cakes they are THE best fun - and I can see the cakes in my mind I know they will steal the show at the party
On the way home yesterday - I spotted a fruit box being thrown out from a greengrocers - NOT FOR LONG !!!!!
I popped it in the car - and happy brought it into my home to give it a bit of TLC
I had a roll of Sanderson Wallpaper that I got so cheap last weekend from a charity shop so I cut it to fit the inside of the box and to make foody treats look so inviting
With the application of some more wallpaper at the front with a plain piece onto which I will be writing a message, drawing pins in the corner and a gingham ribbon flourish all looking kinda lovely yeh !!!!!
I have had the most enjoyable time and when doing things like this I totally lose myself - which I always believe is good for my busy mind
With my off the shelf purchases, Charity Shop and Car Boot Sale finds and upcycling creations from saved bits and bobs costing next to nothing my party plans are proving to be Affordable, Thoughtful, Fun and Oh so Pretty
Today - sees me back taking photos of more items for my shop my number one find being a vintage handmade woodland tapestry
Wow - A few chores too and this will prove to be such a productive and fab weekend
Enjoy your Sunday - and thank you for letting me share my making fun
I am beyond excited now - jotting down ideas for my little chick's travelling goodbyes with her number one man
I LOVE super special thoughts with a crafty twist
I have even been in the morning sun already gathering some more supplies to have a fun filled weekend of sewing, sticking and glueing
My blog is now out of bounds to my little sister as I will be chatting to you all about my ideas and plans for her BIG goodbye
It will be super sad as they will be away for so long BUT I am over the moon that she will be enjoying the world with her special fella and that I have the chance to do some super special things for them before they leave
Oh - and if you are one of the many peeps that I have asked to be part of my first plan thanks for taking part - as you are all such a special part of Lolly Bebs and DMs life I know that they will treasure this one thing that we are putting together