D.I.Y. Christmas Wreath

christmas wreath headerThis year was the first Christmas that we have spent in our house. We didn’t have much in the way of decorations, and we particularly wanted a beautiful wreath for our front door. I saw so many lovely ones around the shops, but with the price tags in the vicinity of $50 and up, I thought I could do a bit better by making my own. As luck would have it, by the time I got around to it, many Christmas decorations were already on sale (yes, this was still 2 weeks before Christmas!). In fact, this would be a great project to make now in preparation for next year, what with all the lonely decorations still hanging around in stores with their little 50% off stickers! I put this one together for around $20. Continue reading

Post-Birthday Projects

Bird WreathOver the past few weeks, I have discovered a new favourite store (it’s OK Bunnings, I still love you the most). I was shopping at Chadstone for something completely unrelated, and got sidetracked as I walked past Kaisercraft, which somehow I had never seen before. The company is Australian (which I love), and describes itself as a craft and scrapbook wholesaler and supplier – it sells beautiful scrapbook paper, stencils, stamps, embellishments, you name it. It also stocks a range of MDF products that you can put together and decorate yourself using paper, paint, etc – kind of like 3D scrap-booking. I could have spent all day (and all my money) in there. Lucky for me, my sister GG gave me a gift voucher for my birthday! Lucky me! Here are the projects that I have made from there so far: Continue reading