March/April Faves

Hey there!

I hope everyone had a great Easter and long weekend!

I know April isn’t over yet so I thought I would mix the faves up with March as well!

This is my first faves post so I hope you like it!

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So in this first photo I have:

* My shoes from: Betts ‘sparkey’

* My jeans from: Zara

* The albums are all from jb hi fi (which I all love)

– Built on glass – by Chet Faker

– Careless your soul – by Sticky Fingers

– An Awesome Wave – By alt-J

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In this second post here I have:

* Eos lip balm which is from an online store (sorry I cant remember)

* Stripe bodysuit I got as a gift

* Bubble-gum lip scrub from: Lush

* Rookie mag which I got from: Dymocks (book store)

* My cactus and my cactus pot

– The pot is from a store up in the Blue Mountains

– The cactus is from my grandmas garden

* My wire wrap crystal choker which I got as a gift

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And in this last photo here I have:

* The sheet which I got as a gift as well

* The lace socks from: Urban Outfitters

* The crescent moon choker from:  Spahkily Boutique

* ‘The perks of being a wallflower’ is from: Dymocks

 

That’s it for my March/April faves I hope you liked it!

xx Liv

 

 

DIY Gold Leaf pots!

Hey there!

I have been waiting so long to do DIY and I have finally got around to.

This was a really fun DIY to do and If you do this DIY I hope you enjoy it 🙂

lets get to it!

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what you will need:

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* pots

* gold leaf sheets

* paint or spray paint (im using spray paint)

* washi tape or painters tape

* pot sealer

* paint brush

* glue (sorry I didn’t include in picture, I just used a glue stick)

try to avoid using PVA glue because it contains water which will soak the gold leaf.

 

1)

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Start off by sealing your pots (in the inside) so that water the pot doesn’t absorb the water when you water your plant.

You can get pot sealer from any hardware store. You can follow the instruction on the process of the pot sealing on the can!

 

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* After you have sealed the pots it is time to paint your pots. I am using spray paints that you can again get

from any hardware. I spray pained the insides of the pots first then I let it sit for the time required and then

spray painted the outsides next and again left it for the time required!

* After the outside of the pot dried I did a quick and light second coat just to make sure a didn’t miss any spots.

Then let it dry!

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3)

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Make sure your pots are completely dry before you start applying the gold leafs.

 

4)

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Apply washi tape or painters tape around the section you want to apply the gold leaf.

I put the tape is the shape of a triangle! Feel free to do any patters or shape you want!

 

5)

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Apply a thin layer of glue the inner shape so that you gold leaf has something to stick to!

Make sure to glue everywhere in the inner shape!

 

6)

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Very very carefully place your gold leaf onto of the glued area and the lightly with you fingers dab the gold leaf

just to make sure the gold leaf is down. it will also create this really pretty effect that we want!

NOTE: gold leaf is very delicate and can be very hard to work with.

 

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Once you have left a reasonable amount of time for the gold leaf to dry (approx. 15 – 20 minutes)

Very gently and carefully begin to tear the tape starting from the top (try to do this very slowly)

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8)

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Now you should be done with the gold leaf!

The gold leaf leaves a beautiful effect and gives the pot a little something more!

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9)

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Now your ready to plant your plants!

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Once you have planted your plants you are all  done!

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If you decide to do this DIY send me a picture to: cactiiblog.gmail.com

I would love to see how your pots turned out!

Or if you have any question feel free to ask me!

xx Liv

 

 

 

 

Easter Bunting

Hey there!
again!
I have a  DIY (sort of)
Its how to put together this ‘free printable’
it literally took me all day to make and upload, because I couldn’t save the right
pdf, or whatever you call it aha.

Anyway you can download and print you ‘Easter bunting” HERE

What you will need!

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*scissors

*sticky tape

*the printable bunting

*string/twine

1) Start to cut out the Bunting pieces with scissors.

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2) Once you have cut all the Bunting pieces fold about 1cm over so that you can fold it over the string/twine

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3) Next place your Bunting pieces along you string/twine and then tape the flap down.

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And then your done!

yay

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xx Liv

 

Pinspiration

Hey there!
I know I haven’t posted in a while,
iv been busy with school,
but I have a Pinspiration post!
Which are photos from pinterest that inspire me.
I got this ‘Pinspiration’ post idea from uhm Chelsea
check out her blog it is amazing!
Now that’s enough talking from me!
Lets get into it.

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Source // pinterest
idea // uhm Chelsea
xx Liv

DIY tissue paper pom pom!

DIY tissue paper pom pom!

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You will need:

– tissue paper

– scissors

-string/ribbon

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1) Lay 8 sheets of tissue paper on top of each other.

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2) Portrait way, make a 1.5 inch accordion folds. Creasing each fold.

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3) Once finished folding to the end, tie your string or ribbon to the middle. secure it with a  double knot.

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4) With your scissors cut curved or pointed edges! I chose to do curved edges.

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5) Open your wings so it looks like a butterfly.

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6) Start with one side and gently pull 1 layer at a time towards the middle. Remember you have to pull it to the centre on the other side as well. And since you have 8 sheets you can pull 4 to one side and 4 to another.

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7) Once you have completed both sides, you can shape it to complete the look! then with the sting you can hang it off you celling with the sting you attached. This looks really good with other pom poms in different colours and you also don’t have to do it one colour you can put coordinate the sheets of tissue paper to make a multicolour pom pom!

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DIY Tassel Garland!

DIY Tassel Garland!

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You will need:

-Tissue paper

– scissors

–  Twine/ string

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1) Start with about 8-10 sheets of tissue paper, and lay them flat on top of each other

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2) Fold all of the tissue paper in half

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and then in half again ( but the other way)

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3) Take your scissors and cut strips up the tissue paper leaving about 2 inches at the top (make sure the folded side is at the top)

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4) Once you have cut all the strips, open it in half

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and then open it in half again!

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5) Cut it in half, down the crease

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6) Separate 2-3 pieces and place them on top of each other (the bottom one)

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7) Start to roll the 2 pieces away from you

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8) Then start to twist the area that you rolled

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Now create a loop at the top by twisting
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9) Then once you have created the loop by twisting it you are ready to thread it onto the twine/string

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10) Repeat the steps with your other colours you have chosen!

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And now you are done!

you can put this in your room above your bed or put it on a wall in your room/home

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first blog post

Haii,

I’m so excited to be starting up a blog. So just to give you an idea on what might be on my blog, i’ll just be posting stuff like, OOTD’s, DIY crafts, monthly favourites and whatever aha.
I hope you enjoy my blog and ill see you soon!

xx
Olivia