Category Archives: DIY

Crepe paper alternative Christmas Tree

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This years alternative Christmas Tree is made from tasseled crepe paper and black card stars. Sooo easy. Im in absolute LOVE with this simple DIY. The reason we went for a wall tree is because of Frankie – our puppy who still finds chewing anything in sight, hilarious.
You can check out last years tree here – where I spray painted an old branch from the beach :) xobec


Moon Image – Wall Feature

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Some of you may recall a post I did over a year ago that was of a few photos of Super moon. I have been waiting for the right project, or spot in our home, to use one of the images. Here it is – in its perfect spot! I blew up the image to A0 poster size and had it printed onto satin finish photo paper.
Everytime I walk into our lounge, my heart jumps a little. What I absolutely LOVE about this image is that it is so raw. I took the photo on my old camera and never once retouched it on the computer. Thats the moon in all its glory – look at all those beautiful textures & markings. So incredible.
…just another wall feature idea for you all! Do you have any wall features you love at the moment? xobec


Home Style Snapshots

Lac curtains + Brixton hat + Birdcage

While the big storm hit New Zealand today, I took the chance to take a few snap shots of our new home. At some point I will go through each room showing the before and after snaps… but for now I hope you enjoy checking out this little update =)

DSW Chairs + Sunflowers + Lace Curtains + Industrial Lighting Sunflowers

I absolutely LOVE DCW chairs so we paired them with our oak dining table. We also decided to add white industrial lighting to the dining/kitchen area. Styled with my faaaaave – sunflowers!

Mustard candles + lace curtains + Plants DIY Gold Towel Hooks

We wanted to have a wee bit of fun in the bathroom as the rest of the house has a lot of black & white. We used turquoise & gold to highlight a few features – above are some towel hooks which I found at the dump and spray painted gold. Spray painting old pieces is SUCH an amazing way to transform them.

DIY macrame planter Turquoise + Gold Bathroom Gold Frame + Wall Drawing by Bec Brown 1 Gold Frame + Wall Drawing by Bec Brown

I also tested out some macrame today – which ill share on the blog properly soon.
The other DIY I did in the bathroom is the artwork above. For this I drew straight onto the wall and spray painted an old gilt frame found at the dump. Cool huh? Its funny how drawing on the wall feels so…naughty! I guess thats from childhood (haha).
I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out this wee update. Mum and I are having soooo much fun doing up this house – a project we have always wanted to achieve together! xobec


DIY: Floral wall lettering

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Since moving into our new home, I have had a brain full of sooo many ideas. This one was inspired by the floral lettering I have available on my Etsy Shop and after browsing Pinterest – I came across this idea! So here is my version using the same technique..

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I used cardboard paper mache lettering from the craft store which I then cut the top of so it was hollow. Next, I cut, fitted and glued pieces of floral foam – this made fastening the fake flowers soooo easy. Remember to cut a hole in the back of each letter so you can fasten them to the wall.

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I also found these black plastic birds to surround my pretty floral letters.
This is the first piece of artyness to go up in the new house. I looooove it! And thought it was a perfect DIY for Valentines Day.
Do you have anything special planned for Valentines Day this year? Any favourite DIY’s?xobec


DIY: Paper doily popcorn holders

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We had a group of close friends around for our Christmas Eve dinner. I wanted to display the popcorn in a more fun way so made these super simple yet effective holders.
First I cut black paper into an A5 size and twirled it into a cone shape, securing with tape. Next I used a white paper doilie and secured with bakers twine.

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I love simple ways to display food like this! You could also use them for chips, sweets or dried fruit pieces.xobec