Thursday’s are always late nights in our house (Guitar Lessons). So to occupy my evening with Christmas cheer, I stumbled upon this fantastically easy tutorial by one of my all time FAVORITE DIYers – Threadbangers!!!! (If you don’t know who they are yet, CHECK THEM OUT RIGHT NOW).
This has got to be One of the easiest DIY’s I’ve Ever done. It took 15 minutes and all you need is some Festive Washi tape and Scissors (the red nose I had left over from a few years ago).
Go forth and adorn your houses,(rooms, cars, doors) EVERYTHING!!!
Life stepped in and blogging stepped out. I have had so many ideas but no time (and I procrastinate – I’m sorry). Between being in South Africa (and all the drama that brought #staytuned) to settling back into our cold and damp Irish weather, I’m finally finding my feet again.
December has definitely arrived and I am determined to be on the ball this year.
I’ll be DIY-ing, decorating, baking, (eating), glittering, (eating some-more), and generally getting into the Festive Season. So join me for some Happy Christmas fun…
We started this project last year, just after we got married and a year later, we’ve finally completed it. GO US!
I think my laziness may have rubbed off because he’s the ‘un-laziest’ person I know (Yes, I sometimes make up words, Calm down).
It’s so annoying though. I mean, it’s cold and rainy and all you want is to snuggle up on the couch and do Nothing because it’s a Sunday, right? Wrong! I had to go marry the peculiarly energetic and exceptionally industrious fella who has to get things done ASAP or the world will end. :O
Jees Louise, those kind of people make me sick. 😉 I kid, I kid. He’s great?! 😛
So anyway, we’re so proud of the finished product. And all we spent was €10. Cool or what.
My cool friend, Claudia, sent me this link around Christmas and I’ve been meaning to try it ever since. Amazing, right? It’s a craze that has taken the internet, one mug at a time.
If you have nail polish (or ‘find’ some lying around the house;), if you spot a white mug that looks like he needs a little cheering up, if it’s a sleepy Sunday and you just want something to do then TRY THIS. If nothing else, it’s FUN.
(I liked this tutorial the best, but of course there are dozens of them on pinterest.com.)
My obsession with creating things is nearly as outrageous as my crazy craft hoard in the spare room. From ribbons to material to feathers found on the beach to dried flowers (from nearly 10 years ago). So of course I had a plain white mug in there. I also found teacups and saucers that I had thrifted from a charity shop before our wedding and thought I’d give them a go too.
Just a few tips if you do try this:
It can get a little messy, so make sure you have nail polish remover. (It helps if you’re clumsy like me)
Work fast. Once the nail polish is in the water, it dries quite quickly (I learnt through trial and error)
Metallic Nail Polish = not so good. I tried it and it was the fasted drying and impossibly sticky
Do one Mug/teacup at a time.
Open the windows
Let me know how you get on. I’d love to see your creations.