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DIY Face Pot

As a child of the chia pet generation, I love the way you can jazz up your container garden with fun face pots. Continue reading

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DIY: Damask Lanterns

With some leftover puffy paint from my masquerade project, I did a bit of research online for other fun crafts using this wonderful 3-dimensional paint. I came across an idea for making lanterns out of mason jars with damask detailing. I  liked the exotic henna-like design that really jazzed up a plain jar or candle holder.

The lanterns compliment any room environment and are very easy to make!

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DIY Fish-Shaped Jewelry Dish

This adorable jewelry dish made from polymer clay is great for holding small baubles and earrings that can easily get lost. I especially like to keep it in the bathroom as not only a piece of décor, but a place to put my jewelry during a shower (I’m terrified of my earrings falling down the sink drain!). Continue reading

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DIY: Print-at-Home Greeting Cards

With the holiday season here, everyone is in a frenzy to make sure their gift-giving list is checked. One of my favourite ways to show I care is giving homemade greeting cards. They’re creative and straight from the heart.

However, homemade can be tough if you’ve got lots of friends to spread the cheer. Here is an easy way to make print-at-home greeting cards with no llustrator or design experience! All you need is a computer, cardstock and a colour printer! Continue reading

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DIY: Venetian Lace Mask

Tis the season for theme parties!

My work Christmas Party this year featured a masquerade theme where everyone was encouraged to come adorned in chic eye masks and cocktail wear. I’ve always loved lace decal and came across a lovely blog post that showed super easy step-by-step instructions on how to make a chic Venetian lace mask. Continue reading

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Sugar Cookie Mania!

I’ve always thought of the sugar cookie as sort of the boring variety in the world of biscuits. A simple combination of butter, sugar and flour with no real exciting flavors. However, over the past few weeks I’ve been baking dozens and dozens of sugar cookies. I’ve discovered that although they are simple cookies, they can be iced and decorated to be exciting treats that everyone will enjoy. Continue reading

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DIY: Talavera Dishware

After a recent trip to Mexico I fell in love with the beautiful design and pattern work of Talavera pottery. Originating from Puebla, Mexico, each piece is intricately hand-painted so no two pieces are exactly alike. You can find plates, vases, dishes, sinks and many other earthenware in the Talavera style made to accommodate everyday use or to stand alone as a gorgeous household decoration. Inspired by the colourful and exotic artwork, I decided to visit a local ceramic painting shop to try and create my own Talavera masterpiece.

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