I am the type of person that likes to be thrifty when wrapping gifts (and for pretty much everything else in life too). I especially hate buying wrapping paper, so I tend to recycle and reuse whenever possible. I try to add in a few fun touches here and there by using asian newspaper, string, or even random objects instead of a bow. This year I mixed brown paper grocery bags with small bits of wrapping paper instead of ribbon and topped them off with various gift tags i’ve found online. I am specifically in love with the tag designed […]
Last weekend Andrew and I went to a local shop called Urban Source, to pick up a few craft supplies. If you live in Vancouver and haven’t been to this store, I really suggest you go there, they have just about everything, it’s awesome! We wanted to find all the Scrabble letters for both of our names, after scratching through the bin of letters, we were both in luck. I was excited to make a DIY Scrabble Christmas ornament! This was such a simple and fun project! All it took was a bit of glue, some felt to mount the letters on […]
A gift I made for my friends birthday. Recipe: 1 large glass jar 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups oatmeal 3/4 cup light blue m&ms 3/4 cup dark blue m&ms 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup white sugar 3/4 – 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (the amount of nuts and m&m’s may vary depending on the size of your jar) Keep in mind the amounts of ingredients may vary depending on the size of your jar. You can also make seasonal gifts depending on the colours […]
I know what you’re thinking. It’s barely even Fall yet, why are you doing Christmas crafts?? Well every year I think of things I wish I had made for Christmas, but at that point it was far too late, so I thought I’d get a jump on things and get crafty on rainy days. I’ve always wanted an advent calendar that I could reuse every year, so I used an idea I found online and added a picture frame and fancy numbers to it. It’s a super easy craft project and looks really great on the wall. I just replace […]
Thanks Holt Renfrew for having such an open minded and beautiful window display for 2011 Valentine’s Day. There were several love scenes in each window along the street, but this one stood out the most to me. I especially love the cupid on the left, shooting love arrows, as well as the giant heart, which is made from vintage valentine cards.