I feel like December has been 90% about Christmas styling, not that I’m complaining in the slightest. My Styling The Seasons post for December is light and bright with warm pops of colour and fresh sprigs of rosemary. I steered clear of anything dimly lit and cosy because that doesn’t actually suit the tone of my month thus far. It’s been a month of massive blessings and answers to prayer for me and so many other’s I know, whether that’s been birth’s, engagements, new jobs or good health and somehow that’s made the month seem lighter and brighter.
I feel like a huge hypocrite wheeling out gift guides when I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping yet! On the other hand it has to be done so why hide. I’ve been mulling over some ideas for three different categories but perhaps I might just happen to fall into all three. Fancy that! I hope they provide some inspiration for your shopping adventures and seeing as it’s all online it’s also fuss free. I used to love the action of going out to Christmas shop. It seemed to make me feel more festive and in the spirit of things but now I can’t think of anything I’d rather not be doing at this time of year. The same with shopping all year round really. I’m definitely an online kind of girl. Enjoy…
It’s time for another DIY and this one really is easy! I know there are lots of stationery nerds out there, just like me. You love checking out all the different coloured pencils and stocking up on an amount of notebooks that even a writer couldn’t get through. But they’re so pretty, right?! This little DIY is for you. Marble, yes please and copper, yes please. Two big trends we’ve all been loving packaged nicely into one book and some matching geometric paper clips.
Be warned you may well get the urge to cover everything in sticky marble and copper paper. Try your best to resist. I know it’s tough.
You may notice that my blog doesn’t become orange, black and scary approaching the end of October. That’s because as a Christian I don’t celebrate Halloween and feel like I’d be less than authentic / a contradiction to myself if I was to veer down that route. I’m not tempted to celebrate evil but I really do love pumpkins in every form. Whether they are in a dinner, dessert or spruced up as a table centre, they are just so inviting. I especially love the very mini ones, so small they almost look like little pets. I’ve rounded up some of my favourite tutorials this year for turning a humble pumpkin into something soooo pretty and stylish! Give them a go.
It’s half way through the week and time to roll out another DIY idea for you people, along with two free downloadable prints to freshen up or fill any bare space on your walls, yay! We have a lot of white walls in our flat which is great but means there’s lots of space to fill otherwise the whole place can look quite clinical rather than homey. These free prints are adapted from a previous desktop TLC so you may well recognise them if you’ve got a beady eye. Freebies all round!
- Trouser clamp hangers
- White paint
- Copper spray paint
- Washi or masking tape
- Foam brush
- Delcate paint brush
- A4 thick paper or card
- Scalpel & ruler
- Downloadable prints
- Firstly tape over the wooden base with your tape. I used a mixture of washi tape and sellotape in the end. Use smaller pieces around the metal.
- Lay out some old fabric or paper and spray the top section of your hanger with copper spray paint. Repeat light coats until it’s all covered. Leave to dry.
- Peel off the tape and paint the wooden section with white paint. Use a foam brush to paint it white and use the delicate brush to tackle the trickier part where the metal joins.
- Leave to dry and then do a second coat of paint.
- Download your free prints and print onto card. Scalpel around the white edges.
- Clamp your wall art and hang wherever you so wish!
Happy hanging and I’ll just get back to my sick bed…boooo! I’m looking forward to a night in to try and beat this weird sicky cold rubbish. It seems more than wrong when the sun is beaming down outside but I hope you’ve managed to get out and enjoy it today.