Wednesday, December 24, 2014

DIY Photo Gift Labels

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If you're looking for a (very) last minute but cute idea to pimp your gift wrapping, look no further!
Here's how you make your own personalized gift labels.

What you need:
- Wooden gift labels
- Transfer medium gel
- Photos
- Sponge
- Fixation spray

1. Choose your labels and lay them next to each other. Cut out your photos so that they have the right size to fit on those labels.

2. Take your transfer medium gel and apply an even layer of the gel on both the label and the photo.

3. Place the photo on the label, the ink facing down. Let it dry or use a hairdryer. Make sure there are no air bubbles! They will ruin your photo.

4. Once completely dry, take a sponge and rub off the paper, revealing the photo underneath. This might take a while and has to be done in different stages. Rub off the first layer and then wait a while, you'll see a white haze coming back. It took me 3 to 4 times to get off all the excess paper.

5. Add a layer of fixation spray (or an extra layer of transfer medium gel), to fixate the colors and make it shine. 

While the 4th step is a bit messy, this DIY is quite easy! Now you have a very personal way of giving your presents to your loved ones. And the labels also can be used as a cute Christmas tree ornament!



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Simple Christmas Wall Decoration

9:09 PM
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Hi guys, here's a quick, cute idea how to decorate that empty space on your wall, Christmas style!

All you need are some twigs, a little green branch and some ornaments of your choice. Take a roll of twine, cut off three pieces and use it to attach the twigs to each other so that they form a triangle (a Christmas tree shape!). Hang the green in the middle and add some small Christmas decorations. And that's that! Enjoy your home made wall decoration.

Love, Laetitia

Friday, December 12, 2014

Gift Wrapping Hack

4:38 PM
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If wrapping gifts isn't your biggest talent, you're probably already worried about all those Christmas presents that are in need of a festive paper. But no more worries! I've found a video that explains you how to wrap a gift in only 12 seconds. The only thing you need to do is follow the steps shown in the video and make sure that the ends of the wrapping paper always reach the corners of the box.

Check out the video here:

Love, Laetitia

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Shooting Star Christmas Decoration

9:24 PM
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I'm a real sucker for Christmas and the decorations, presents and spirit that come with it. Our tree is up, our house is decorated, but what about outside? Here's an awesome idea to bring light and that whole Christmas spirit into your yard.

Here's what you need:
- thick wire
- pliers
- Christmas lights (lots of them!)

First, shape the wire in the form of a star by bending it with the pliers. Then, take the lights and attach them to the star, so that they take the same form.

Once your star is formed and lighted up, go outside and find a tree. The star goes in the tree, while you take the rest of the lights to form the tail. This tail should consist of 5 of 6 strands of lights: all attached at one and the same point on the star, and on the other side divided over the length of another tree or a pole.

And that's it! Just light it up and enjoy your beautiful Christmas shooting star.

Love, Laetitia