Category Archives: DIY


Since we moved to Australia we have been using a cup as our toothbrush holder. Im not even sure if I can share the image of it as it is rather grotty! The time has come for me to finally make us a nice one… a perfect chance to brainstorm a DIY! Below is the end result. Hope you like it!

First I got a white ceramic holder (mine is from Spotlight for $9.95), masking tape, scissors and Matisse paint which is perfect for wood etc (Depending on what kind of holder you get will depend on the paint you use, just ask at your local art shop what would be best).

I taped stripes onto the holder, making sure the edges are covered and the tape is firmly on the holder so your paint doesnt smudge. I then painted the holder and left it to dry overnight. Instead of masking tape you could ask use sticky dots or stars!

Peel off the tape once it is dry. You may want to spray it with a vanish or sealer so the paint doesnt come off.

You could also do a soap holder, jars for you cotton tips, a vase or for your flower pots.
Hope you have fun creating something amazing! X Bec

Vision board for twenty twelve

Every year, during January, Arlo and I take the time to make ourselves a vision board. This is all the things we dream about and want from our year ahead. We love doing this little ritual together, its a good way to get ourselves focused on the same goals. I thought I would share it with you today incase you feel inspired to make one! Xo Bec


DIY. Elephant pillow case

Every time I use felt for a creation, I end up with random offcuts that I cant find a use for. Today it finally came to me what I would do with them! I got so excited making this and want to re-do all the pillows on our couch and maybe bed… :)

Supplies needed are felt off cuts, a stencil of your design, needle and thread, scissors and a plain pillow case.

I decided to do an elephant because im totally in love with them! But you could try anything…what is your favourite animal? What would go well in your home? Even squares of your favourite fabric would look sweet.
I cut out a paper stencil to work with. Then using my offcuts of felt I started working them together like a puzzle so that it would cover the whole stencil.

I sewed them all together using embroidery thread and cut out the shape of the elephant once finished. Remember to make your layered felt piece bigger than the stencil so that you dont miss any of it.

Using the same coloured thread I stitched my design onto the pillow.

Yay! All done. These would also be really cute in a children’s room with a row of their favourite animals.

Hope you have fun making your own pillow design!
X Bec