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How to: make cute recycled paper bows for gift wrapping

Handmade recycled paper bows

A quick note today as I just have to share with you a fabulously easy and 100 per cent adorable DIY for teeny-tiny bows to pretty up presents. The perfect quick and easy crafternoon project!

You can make these bows using the pages from old magazines (as I did) or any other paper you have lying about – think old books, maps, newspaper, brochures, recycled wrapping paper. I popped them over gifts wrapped in old newspaper pages for a completely up-cycled approach. Continue Reading →

Guest post: Kimmi’s birthday photo booth

Kimmi's photo booth 1

Please put your hands together and welcome Kimmi. Kimmi is my ultra, ultra, bestest friend of eight years. She is quite possibly the coolest, most laid-back, happy-go-lucky chicky I know. Last month Kimmi celebrated her 30th birthday in her home town of Cairns. I had the pleasure of sharing the weekend with her and her lovely husband, Sean, in their stunning, rainforest-surrounded house. Kimmi created all her own decorations for the party, including folding 98 paper cranes! I ‘helped’ put the last touches on the photo booth the day I arrived (aka I stood around drinking heaps of wine, trying on the crazy costumes and taking photos while Kimmi finished the photo booth). The booth was a huge hit with all the party-goers and captured so many great memories from the weekend. Continue Reading →

How to: make a wishing tree

When people think of wishing trees they naturally think of weddings. Last year however, as I held a party to celebrate my 30th birthday, I began thinking about how I could make my party the most eco-friendly it could be (you can read more about this in my post here). In between questioning the eco-friendliness of decorations, food and invitations I realised just how much waste comes from giving presents – think wrapping paper, ribbons, cards, envelopes – and then being vegan adds a whole other degree of difficulty – plus I have pretty much everything I need. Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day + nightshift delirium = happiness for all

Here’s a lovely little tale to warm your heart this Valentine’s Day. My forever bubbly and energetic friend Emily and her midwifery offsiders found themselves with some time to kill as they worked the late shift in a Queensland hospital maternity ward last night. Aware that some of the hospitalised mums were doing it tough, and that some of their colleagues were feeling the pressure, they put their kind, creative souls to work and made small tokens of love and cheer to hand around and brighten the place up. It sounds like they had pretty good fun along the way, too.

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