Wednesday 28 December 2016

DIY Celebrations | Prosecco Bar

All the yays.  A Prosecco Bar that you'll want to have all year round, but will be a pretty sweet addition to any post-Christmas/New Year/any-excuse parties that you may be throwing before we all return to regular life.

Hello.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas weekend, whatever you were doing.  I was hit with the lurgy just in time for a Christmas Eve in bed, so apologies it all went quiet here.  But today I am back with a quick DIY idea for seeing in the New Year, whether you are having a quiet night in or a party.

This is my base - an Ikea Vittsjo which will become my bar.

I created a menu sign using a DIY from the past: Chalkboard Frame and *attempting* some chalk calligraphy for added decoration:
To make some Prosecco Cocktails, I have some elderflower syrup, Chambord and for some additions - a little pick'n'mix section with blueberries, raspberries and cherry popballs from Lakeland.  They have shimmer in them too - making you the winner of Prosecco bars:
If you are feeling really fancy, these Hibiscis flowers look

A few Prosecco sweets: gummies [classic and fizzy] from Lakeland and humbugs from Hollys Lollies.
A few lights [the star is from Primark and the string lights from Asda] and my bar is complete.  This is where you will find me until January 2nd.

See you in 2017!

P.S - I cannot let this tub of prosecco flavour frosting go without notice either.  I mean, hoorah.

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Thursday 22 December 2016

DIY Christmas | Mince Pies & Crumble

At the end of last year, I resolved that although I was sure I didn't like mince  pies, I was missing out on a huge Christmas tradition and that I should change that for Christmas 2014.  I tried - even with a ratio of around 2 parts cream, 1 part mince pie - I'm still not keen........disguise it as a crumble? Let's give it a go.

Sunday 18 December 2016

DIY Christmas | Pipecleaner Decorations

One week today!  This is my last DIY craft before the New Year and it's a nice a easy one.
Sometimes, the best DIYs are the simple, afternoon-in-front-of-a-movie crafts and today, you can add to your decorations with an easy and very cheap-but-chic pipecleaner make.  We're taking it back to pre-school crafting.


Friday 16 December 2016

DIY Christmas | Iced Biscuit Christmas Tree & Mug Biscuits

Christmas food that isn't a Christmas Pudding?  I know!


Monday 12 December 2016

DIY Christmas | Ivy & Star Wreath

Another day, another mantle photo.....


Sunday 11 December 2016

DIY Christmas | Hammered Clay Star Decorations

Because, last weeks garland was not enough - here's another craft that could be used in many different ways - hammered clay stars!

Sunday 4 December 2016

DIY Christmas | Movie Quote Garland

Nothing says Christmas to me like a Home Alone quote.  Here's a DIY that lets you hang one from your mantle/on your wall.


Saturday 3 December 2016

DIY Christmas | Mini Wreaths

Mini, cute and simple, you can hang them all over the house, string them together as a garland or create one large wreath from them all.  I'll be adding them to my presents this year as tags.


Thursday 1 December 2016

DIY Christmas | 6 Christmas Puddings

Happy December! It is that time again - lets take sweet food and turn it in to Christmas Puddings!
These are perfect for Christmas parties, work-dos and to wrap up as gifts - and they only take minutes.  Here's a round-up of 6 of the best.

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