Everyone has heard of and seen plenty of bunting around the place. If you haven't then you must be a very unhappy person indeed. Bunting has become incredibly popular within the last couple of years, and not just in the sailing community. Gone are the days when bunting was simply used on ships and across lanes at your local swimming pool, it is now a regular at many weddings, birthdays, shop fronts and used to adorn the bedrooms of children the world around. Bunting has taken over the DIY world!
So last Saturday was my 20th birthday (cue cheering and celebratory gunfire) and I decided to celebrate with a vintage carnival themed party. The twist? I had to decorate the whole thing with $100 (NZD). Was it a challenge? Yes. Did I relish the challenge? You bet I did. Did it work out the way I had hoped? Just see for yourself:
This week's craft idea, is a super cool, quirky and easy way to jazz up an old and boring canvas print. Presenting: Wool Stitched Canvas Art. Admittedly, it is not the prettiest of names, I was just really uninspired when it came to choosing a name. But it puts across the idea of the craft, so whatevs.
You may have noticed recently that pom poms are coming back, in other words, it's World Pomination. You may have also noticed that it costs $30 for one pair of shorts with a pom pom trim. HOLD UP. That ain't right. I bring you a brand new pair of shorts with pom pom trim for $7.60!
Today's craft comes to you courtesy of my aunt, a super clever and creative lady just brimming with ideas! I present to you the cutest (and cheapest) pot planters the world has ever seen; Cup Planters! These gorgeous and thrifty planters are the perfect addition to any coffee table and provide a stunning live centrepiece that is great to bringing a splash of colour into any room.
To start things off with the Thrifty Crafts, I bring you 2 super easy and super free-sy projects to give your place a little pizzazz (insert over-exagerrated jazz hands here). These projects will take you very little time or effort and once you're finished you will say to yourself "Why didn't I think of that before?"