DIY [Video] :: Doughnut and Mimosa Bar

DIY Doughtnut and Mimosa Bar

This video tutorial originally appeared on Mode.com

The weekend is just around the corner and I often look forward to entertaining friends and family. If throwing an extravagant dinner party doesn’t interest you much but playing the “Haute Hostess” is, I guarantee you’ll love this simple entertaining inspiration that requires little work from you but offers huge impact for your guests.

Get ready to round up the #squad for brunch at your place because I teamed up with Mode to reveal my secrets for creating a fun (and seriously delicious) DIY buffet station where guests can decorate doughnuts and make mimosas just the way they like them!

Watch my latest video to see how to prepare your own DIY Doughnut and Mimosa Bar just in time for the weekend or Mother’s Day! Read the full article →

DIY [Video] :: Mini Flower Arrangements

DIY Flower Arrangement 1

This video tutorial originally appeared on Mode.com

When it comes to home decorating, adding flower arrangements is the simplest way to spruce up any living space. For special occasions and holidays, I typically order flower arrangements from my florist. However, as beautiful as they are, they can become a costly expense. With Spring upon us, I’ve got shades of bright and pastel pink florals on my mind.

Recently, I collaborated with Mode to film a step by step tutorial video to show you just how easy it is to create a stunning, inexpensive flower arrangement using blooms from your local grocery store or farmer’s market—all you need is a few simple tips and tricks.

Watch the G.I.Y (Glam It Yourself) Video to learn how to create your own DIY Mini Flower Arrangement!

Read the full article →

DIY :: Spring Felt Flowers

4_DIY_2.jpg

This post appeared originally on the Joe Fresh Blog – Fresh Edit.

Spring is such a beautiful season. The roads will soon be tree-lined and gardens blooming with colour. What better time to decorate your favourite Joe Fresh designs with your own DIY felt flowers. They add the perfect finishing touch to a straw bag, blouse or even jeans.

Decorate your favourite Joe Fresh designs with pretty floral embellishments.

Read the full article →

DIY :: Mini Succulent Planters

DIY Mini Succulent Planter

Sadly, I don’t have much luck when it comes to keeping plants alive at home but I do love the idea of adding greenery to my space. Therefore, choosing a super low maintenance option works best for me. Friends also suggest for me to add a few fake plants instead, but honestly, nothing can beat the real deal, amiright?

Succulents have always been a favourite. Not only are they super adorable, but they’re also easy to plant and maintain! Which makes the perfect green companion in my house!

I’ve teamed up with Artemano to show you just how easy it is to transform a simple candle holder into a DIY mini succulent planter! And read further to find out how to attend a complimentary DIY Succulent Event I’m hosting next week! Read the full article →

DIY :: Valentine’s Naked Cake

Vday | ARTIESE x My Little Secrets

I adore naked cakes. I love the simplicity and elegance it offers and each and everyone has its own character, they’re perfectly imperfect. My sister and cousin gifted a naked cake to Kyle and I as our wedding cake and I absolutely loved it (see more wedding photos here). I’ve been meaning to recreate one as a side project, but the truth is, I’m no baker. I can’t seem to follow baking instructions correctly and much of my baking attempts typically turn into a disaster.

It was the perfect timing when Therese from ARTIESE Fine Art Photography approached me to collaborate on a creative shoot with her. I thought I’d take this opportunity to help those of you who suffer from the same baking issue as me. Don’t fret, I’ve got just the perfect DIY for you, to transform a store bought iced cake, into a beautiful, personalized, naked cake.

Read the full article →

Valentine’s DIY :: Happy Hearts

JF Heart Print Denim Skirt

I partnered with Joe Fresh to show you how to add a touch of true love to your favourite Joe Fresh designs with this easy DIY project.  This post originally appeared on Joe Fresh Post

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I think it’s a great time to channel the spirit of love into something fun and stylish. I love Valentine’s Day. It’s a great time to celebrate the simple acts of love with the special people in your life. If you’re looking for ways to spread some Valentine’s Day appreciation, try your hand at this effortless heart-print paint technique to embellish those Joe Fresh basics!

These are 100% washable and loveable!

Read the full article →

DIY :: Valentine’s Test Tube Candy Gifts

Valentines Test Tube Candy Gift Favors

Valentine’s Day is coming up and it’s by far one of my favourite times of the year to cook up some simple DIYs! I’m looking forward to surprising friends with sweets and treats to tell them just how much I love them!

During a stroll through IKEA a couple weeks back, I spotted these RIMFORSA test tubes (comes as a set of 4) and thought they would make the perfect containers for the bags of red and pink candies I picked up at the store. I am such a sucker for IKEA products and absolutely love a good IKEA hack (see my last IKEA hack and what I posted on Instagram). Their items are inexpensive in nature and I can always find a multi-purpose for them.

These glass casings are a great option as elevated Valentines or party favors!

Read further to see how you can assemble your own Valentines Test Tube Candy Gifts.

Read the full article →

DIY Inspiration :: 5 DIY Crafts to Try in 2016

Atm Knitting Scarf

Whoa! So sorry I’ve been MIA for a week from the blog, it’s been a crazy start of the year – but crazy good! I’ve missed you all and so glad to be back up and running with streams of ideas flowing through my head. Every start of the year, I like to compile a list of DIY projects I hope to tackle and pick up a few more crafting skills along the way. More importantly, I want to be able to share my DIY journey with you and in 2016, I’d love to focus on a few more complex projects. As much as I enjoy a simple yet genius DIY (who doesn’t), I’ve been thirsting to develop some legit crafting expertise.

So today, I’m sharing 5 DIY Crafts to Try in 2016. A couple of these I’ve started to embark on and the others I have slated in for later months.

What DIY/crafting projects would you like to see me share this year?!

Read the full article →

DIY :: New Year’s Eve Party

Nouwee DIY New Year Party

I love hosting a great party at home. Though this year, we’re (finally) hitting the town to celebrate New Year’s Eve with some friends, I thought I’d cook up some inspiration for those of you who will be celebrating with friends at home.

I created a super easy DIY floral backdrop (paper flowers made with love by Paper & Peony leftover from my wedding) and Pinata Balloons hung overtop that’s just perfect as a photo backdrop.

At midnight, puncture the balloons for some celebratory confetti fun! Read further to see more photos!

Read the full article →

Entertaining :: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Eat Drink Be Merry 1

It’s two days before Christmas and I’m officially signing off until next week. I hope you’ll find time to enjoy the company of family and friends! The holiday season is best when paired with great food and drink. If you’re still scrambling for some last minute entertaining ideas, take note from this festive tea party session I had the privilege to host with some of my favourite insta-babes!

It was an afternoon of sipping on decadent loose leaf teas from Sloane Tea (also a great gift idea) and munching on delicious french macarons handmade by the talented Stephanie of Petit Nuage. We were also surprised with handwritten, personalized mugs and plates from Donna, who also designed the typography on my beautiful wedding thank you cards.

This Christmas, try your hand at throwing a modern, yet cozy Christmas Afternoon Tea Party with elements of DIY and the best treats in town as special as your family and friends!

Read the full article →