Sunday, 16 November 2014

DIY Tardis Galaxy T-Shirt:
DIY TARDIS Galaxy T-Shirt
Check out this great DIY by the
What you'll need:
Supplies TARDIS Galaxy T-Shirt
How to do it:
Galaxy shirt step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
step 5

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

So I decided to decorated my wall today because I was bored and also because I was thinking of my cousin who has something similar in her room. She chose a quote from the well known Divergent. I chose to take a very famous quote by J.R.R Tolkien. I'm sure you all know him, if you don't does Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit ring any bells? It must! Anyway, it took me quite some time but I managed to get it up on my wall with the help of my sister. Thank you little sister! You can now decorate your wall with any quote from your favourite book or perhaps a movie, even a song or a poem, it's all up to you!

What you'll need:

- Photoshop
- many images (For my quote I chose loads of Hobbit and LOTR images)
- separate images of letters
- scissors
- blue tac
- patience

How to do it:

1. Open Photoshop and gather all your images.

2. Using the same method as the one from the Elephant Butterfly Tutorial or the DIY Watercolor Map (I remind you: use your "magnetic lasso" and go around your first letter. For the other images, in my case the hobbit ones, go to "select", click "all" then go to "edit"and click "copy". Go back to your letter and go to "edit" and select "paste into".)

3. Repeat this step for all your images.

4. Print and cut them out.

5. Using the blue tac, hang it up on the wall in the correct order. This might take some time to get it straight or centered.

Now step back and enjoy this super easy wall decoration!

How was it, not too complicated I hope?


Friday, 7 November 2014

Plum & almond crumble slice

Plum & almond crumble slice:

Hello! There are two reasons for why I am posting this recipe. First reason is that we are in autumn so it is time for plums and other fruits and second reason is that I am really hungry right now and this is what I feel like eating. Anyway, it really does look amazing and it doesn't sound too hard to bake. My sister will probably make them since she is the cook in this family. I'll just sit back, relax, with a good book and stuff myself with these delicious looking traybake.

Plum & almond crumble slice

What you'll need:

- 250g pack butter (cold)
- 225g caster sugar
- 300g ground almonds
- 140g plain flour, extra 25g
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- approx 6 plums, stoned and cut into sixths
- 50g flaked almonds

How to do it:

1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a 20 x 30cm baking tin with baking paper. Put the butter, sugar and ground almonds into a food processor, then pulse until the mixture resembles very rough breadcrumbs. Spoon out half the mix into a bowl and set aside.

2. Add 140g flour into the mix in the processor and whizz until it just forms a dough. Tip into the tin and press down with the back of a spoon. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden. Leave to cool for 10 mins.

3. To make the filling, put the remaining butter and the sugar and almond mix back into the processor, saving a few tbsp for the topping. Add the eggs, the 25g flour, cinnamon and baking powder and whizz to a soft batter. Spread over the base.

4. Top with the plum pieces and a little extra caster sugar and cinnamon. Bake for 20 mins, then sprinkle with the remaining crumble mix and flaked almonds. Cook for another 20 mins or until golden. Leave to cool in the tin before slicing.



Wednesday, 5 November 2014

DIY Frame Shelves

DIY Frame Shelves:

DIY Frame Shelves

Hello! Hello! Sorry for being away for so long and not posting anything, I've been very busy, I have so much homework but i'm here now! Since I'm a bit tight on time and haven't had the chance to make anything, I've searched everywhere and found this really nice and easy DIY by Shanty 2 Chic, DIY Frame Shelves. It is so great and adds a beautiful touch to a bare wall. Hope you give it a try because I definitely will!

What you'll need:

- old picture frame
- 1x4 boards
- ruler
- wood glue
- spray paint (optional)

How to do it:

1. Remove the different parts of your old picture frame and keep only the frame.

Measure Frame for Shelf

2. Measure each side then cut the boards to the measurements of the frame. You should have four 
different pieces.

Building a frame shelf

3. Glue the pieces together with the wood glue. (you could nail them together as well)

Glue for frame Box for Frame Shelf

4. Glue the frame to your new box/ shelf.

Frame for Shadowbox Shelf

 Frame Shelf How To

5. You can secure it with nails.

Nail Frame to Box

6. Finally if you would like, you can paint the whole frame in white like the one that was done by Shanty 2 Chic. I would have probably left them bare to give this antique look.

Frame Shelf DIY DIY Frame Box Shelves

Lovely isn't it?


Saturday, 25 October 2014

Light Bulb Print Lanterns

Light Bulb Print Lanterns:

What you'll need:
- printer
- paper
- light bulb picture
- tape
- small jar
- candle

How to do it:
1. Choose your light bulb pictures.
Mine were:

2. Print them out.

3. Now roll the paper into a cylinder shape and tape it shut.

4. Use your small jar to hold the candle this way it won't burn the paper.



Friday, 17 October 2014

Lemon Seed Indoor Plant

Lemon Seed Indoor Plant:

What you'll need:

- Lemon (seeds)
- Water
- Pot
- Pebbles

How to do it:

1. Soak lemons seeds overnight.

2. Gently remove outer layer of seeds.

3. Put back into water as you prepare soil.

4. Plant lemon seeds in a circle.

5. Place small pebbles on top of seeds.

6. Water occasionally and watch it grow.


Sunday, 5 October 2014

Stone Necklace

Stone necklace:

What you'll need:

- a stone of your choice
- thin wire
- necklace chain

How to do it:
1. Start by wrapping the chain.

2. Once you've finished wrapping it, make a little hook using the tip of the wire.

3. Hook your necklace chain to the wrapped stone.



Saturday, 4 October 2014

DIY "Antiques" Sign

DIY "Antiques" Sign:

I recently bought a really cheap plank of fake wood at a dollar store thinking I'd have loads of cool ideas to use it. Turns out I don't have all the materials at home to create some of my ideas. So, with what I had at my dispositions, I made a vintage "Antiques" sign and it turned out pretty nice.

What you'll need:
- plank of wood
- printed Antiques sign (I made mine on Word)
- pencil
- black paint
- marker
- ruler

How to do it:

1. Print out your "Antiques"sign. Mine was made on Word. For some reason my N wouldn't want to print out so I drew it myself therefor the N is smaller than the other letters.

2. We are going to do a graphite transfer just like the Moon Phase Wall Art.
Turn the printed side over so that it's face down and with a pencil scribble along the border of each letter.

3. Now place the template face up and with your pencil go around the letters again. They should appear on the plank.

4. Go around the letters one more time with your marker to make it more visible when you paint.

5. With the black paint fill in the letters.

6. Add whatever decoration you want and go over it with sandpaper.
Now you can display it!


Sunday, 28 September 2014

Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Pumpkin Pie Cookies:

Pumpkin Pie Cookies

A delicious dessert for Autumn!

What you'll need:

Cookie Base and Topping:
- 1 pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
- 1/4 cup cold butter
- 4 oz cold cream cheese

Pumpkin Filling:
- 3 oz cream cheese, well softened
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons canned pumpkin
- 2 teaspoons all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

How to do it:

1.Heat oven to 350 F. Generously spray bottoms and sides of 24 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. Place cookie mix in large bowl. Cut in butter and add 4 oz cream cheese. Mix until it is crumbly. Reserve 1 cup of cookie mixture for the topping. Press 2 tablespoons of remaining cookie mixture into the bottom of the muffin cups.

2. In a small bowl, add 3 oz of cream cheese and stir until it's smooth. Add the remaining pumpkin filling ingredients and mix well. Place a teaspoon of pumpkin filling in the center of each cookie. Sprinkle each with 2 teaspoons of the reserved cookie topping.

3. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the edge of the cookies are golden brown. Let them cool in a pan for about 30 minutes. Then they are ready to serve.

Yummy! Great for autumn!

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