I know that, when I do themed posts that they can get boring! So I thought that this time I would try and keep them really close together and do something really interesting. Also I would just like to thank you all on the support for my last post. It was much more popular than I expected and after my daily ratings being down for the last few days, it was a real boost. I love you all and I hope you like this post as much as the last one.
When I first had the idea of doing a halloween post/s, I just knew that I had to do something crafty! I didn’t have a clue what and so I spent about 45 minutes just walking around my house looking for inspiration after failing to get any from Pinterest.( That made me sad because usually I find loads of inspiration on pinterest, but on this occassion it kind of let me down.) Anyway, so after walking around the house like an idiot for ages, getting hissed at by a horrible cat that likes to sit on my shed and going outside in my py’s, I finally got inspiration from two empty fanta bottles sitting in my kitchen. I know it sounds weird, but I am only telling you the truth.
So after finding inspiraton from two empty drink bottles, I decided that I was going to make little lanterns with the bottom of them. I know for some people right now, they are probably thinking that, how the hell can I see how to make a lantern from a bottle. The truth is, that I am just a real creative person and I can get an image from my head into what I create physically really well. I am always being creative and love making something out of nothing, that you can then use and treasure. At the end of the day you treasure and enjoy the things you have made the most, because you appreciate the making of it and always look at it and think ” I made that”!
When I started out, I really had absoutely no clue how I was going to get to what I wanted. So I really just improvised and saw little things around the hosue that I thought would work great and then just worked around them. STOP, Wait!!
So instead of carrying on and telling you everything that I did to get to the result I did, I will just get on with it and tell you how to make one for your self.
What You Need
An empty drinks bottle e.g Fanta
Coloured tissue paper
Some kind of string/ribbon/wire
Black felt or paper
Tea light or Electric candles
1.Get your bottle and cut in the desired place, just below half way. As it’s quite hard to just cut the bottle, it may help you to just squash the bottle at the top and cut it like that!!
2. Take a piece of tissue paper, indeally 23cm high by 33cm long. I used a Craftworks indivual sheet pack from The works. Then cut it in half.
3. Wrap the tissue around the bottle piece and tuck the excess over the top to create a rough guide line for later.
4. Take the tissue paper off the bottle and lie the tissue paer flat on the table. Cut pieces of about 2 cm thick and using super glue spread a line down th bottle.
5. Now stick the tissue paper on and using the rough guide line, bend the excess over the top of the bottle and stick in down on the inside with a bit of glue.
6. After the first piece has been put on, spread glue along on side of the tissue paper and attach the next piece using the same process as before. Now repeat this until all the bottle is covered.
7. Look at inside the bottle and check all the ends are stuck down.
8. Now decide where you want the handle to be and mark either side with a pencil. Then hole punch where the marks roughly are.
9. Now cut a piece of string, ribbon or wire for the handle. For a short one it should be ideally 20cm and a longer one would be around 40cm.
10. Put the string through the holes and put glue on about 2cm on either end and stick it down on the inside. Don’t worry if the holes don’t go right, still do the same thing and it should be fine.
11. Then cut out a face to put on your lantern, this can be from black felt or black paper and stick it on with super glue.
12. Finally put a candle in it. I have used electric candles but you could use tea lights but I think they may not like the tissue paper and it could cause a fire, so I would recommend getting some electric candles, you can get them from loads of places for usually about £2-£3.
I hope you love these little lanterns as much as I do. They look lovely when it’s dark and they are so easy and cheap!!
First of all, I would just like to say thankyou for all the support for the new post idea, it has been really popular and has been sitting high on my “Top post and pages” column in my side bar, since I wrote it two days ago. When I write a post I never know how popular it is going to be, it’s just guess work really, so when I wrote that life lesson post I honestly thought that it would not be that popular, because personal posts don’t really do that well on here normally, but you all proved me wrong and I am so glad because I really enjoyed writing it and putting it together. Also by you all loving it I am able to write more of them, in fact, I have already got one up my sleeve for in a few weeks time.
After seeing many Youtube videos and looking at lot’s of blog posts, all inspired by something halloween, I thought I needed to jump on the band wagon and write one my self.But the one trouble that I had was, that I had absolutely no idea what to do!!! So I took my self to the good old internet for some inspiration. After reading a post on IFB (Independent fashion Bloggers) I saw this idea and it just stood out to me. It just seemed the right type of post to do because gift guide’s are always popular on here and also i love shopping around for little gifts for people, so it fit perfectly, not just for me but for all you too.
At halloween everyone wants to have some ghostly fun! Whether that’s going on a ghost walk, having a halloween party or going to some kind of fright fest. Halloween is a time of heart stopping fright but unbelieveable fun, I guess that’s why we all love it soo much. But over the year’s especially in the U.K halloween celebrations have changed, most of us have said goodbye to trick and treating for something bigger and better like special fright nights or ghostly walks. But one thing that we still all want is sweets, chocolate and anything sweet.
Images sourced from We Heart It.
So keeping in mind the new british ways of celebrating halloween, I have come up with a gift’ guide to complement that. All the gift’s range from £1- £10, so perfect for any halloween celebration and especially good for a small token at a halloween party for people to take home. They are a range of different things to compliment everyone’s needs and desires for a halloween goodie.
1. Natalie Chocolates Mixed Bag of Praline Pumpkin Chocolates £5.00- John Lewis
2. Screme Egg Mini’s Bag £1.95- cadburygiftdirect.co.uk
3. Pumpkin Bubble Bar £2.75 each – LUSH Cosmetics
4. Tombstone Cookie and Pen £7.95 – Harrods
5. Witches Brew £6.75 – Yankee Candle
6.Cupcake and Pick Kit £6.00 – John Lewis
7. Pelican Bay Make Your Own Caramel Apple Set £6.50 – John Lewis
8. Pumpkin Treat Bag, Orange £4.50 – John Lewis
I hope you like this post and feel inspired to buy some little halloween goodies.
This season I feel like there’s so many colours and styles around that I am not really sure what I want to go for. Winter is one of my favourite times of the year because I just love winter fashion, but I always find it hard to find my own indivual winter style. I am bad winter fashion wise and I am often a victim of leggings and uggs. But this year I want to really step out of that box and find a style for this winter which I will truly love and will be really excited to wear every time I go to get dressed.
At this time of the year I always end up with my winter wardrobe being a little lacking. I am often needing something new to add to my wardrobe and that is normally trousers and jackets. I dont know why but I never seem to be able to find a nice pair of trousers I realy like and often never find a few jackets that I like too. But hopefully this year I will be able to truly find these things my wardrobe is dying for. I am going to London on a trip next week and I just love the clothes shops there, they just seem to be so much better and have made so much more effort there compared to here in central england. They often have better window displays, range of stock and the shop is set out better, I don’t why anything or things are like this in London but they are, so if you can’t find it her ethen to london I go!!
When I have just been mainly browsing in the shops I have been looking in them and they all seem to have their own style for this winter going on. I suppose that is what inspired me to write this post and to inform you what this season’s colours really are, the base of your winter fashion knowledge and then you can build your style around that really.
This year the colours are going all pink, purple, red and dark blue on us. They seem to go from the lighest shaed of our true girly colour to the darkest of the true manly colour. So can we really pull that extremity off??
This is a really light pink that would also be called or known as a Baby pink. It is a sweet and girly touch to this seasons harder colours, you need a piece of this!
This luxurious rich, dark purple is the most gorgeous colour you will have in your wardrobe this season. With a few other jewel tones and a bit od sparkle you will be un-stoppable in this amaizng colour.
These are just four of this season’s colours. These will be a great addition to your wardrobe and something that will hopefully inspire you to start creating your winter look, complelty unique to you. This will be the first of two posts, so look out for the second one!!
I know I have been a really bad blogger and not posted for such a long time!! But I am back now and hopefully back for good. School has just been so demanding the last few weeks and with having my birthday and all the celebrations, I have just had no time at the minute!! Anyway I hope you like this post and whne I told my best friend I was going to do it. she said “yes yes, I love those posts” so I hope you all love it too and if Caitlins reading this now, this is for you!
This year I never really asked for anything particular. I suppose I just indicated a few things I like and people just went alog with that and the fact I love fashion. The only thing I really asked for was vouchers, any type of voucher so I could go out and buy some new clothes and add to my collection of fashion and beauty bits. As I said this I honestly thought that I would have sooo many vouchers but luckily I did’nt have as many as I thought but I did end up with loads of swets and chocolate!!!
My birthday was last Tuesday and a few days before usually you get a few cards through the post and then open them on the day but I only had one, I felt a bit unloved, but over the week I got cards from friends and family and in the end I had a lot and everyone gave me really nice cards and some had really thought about passion in life, shopping and fashion. One card my aunty bought me even had “passion for fashion” written on it. I must amit all my friends and family do know we really welll and all did an amazing job with my presents.
So instead of me carrying on I will show you what I actually got and then I have a little explaning session!
I just love all my pressie’s so much. They are all sooo nice and everyone knows me so well to buy we all these lovely things.
AS you can see I had a lot of sweets and chocolate which I have not even started on and some I have not even put in thsi post. There is just tooo much to all put in but I love every single thing. I also can not wait to go out and shop with my money and my giftcards, esecially the mac one as I just love mac.
Welcome to my fourth birthday post. I just wanted to thank you all for being so loyal and coming back after me not posting for about 4 days. I had amazing ratings yesterday and after that I felt really motivated to write more. You all are the best and I could never do this without you all.
Thinking about the fashion post yesterday, I mentioned a few things about your hair and beauty. This got me thinking about hair and beauty and the fact that I very often lack inspiration. I find that I just do the same looks because I feel confortable with them and know how long they take. But sometimes I think you need to take the risk and step out of your box. The main problem I always have with this though is lacking inspiartion. I know that I want to try a new nail art or a hair style, but I don’t know what. So I decided that this post would be an inpiring post!
I want to get your creative juices flowing with some gorgeous pictures from my loyal friend Pinterest. Whenever I feel really lacking in inspration I always hve a quick look on there and my mind is racing with ideas. I do realise though that some people are not good at loking at a picture and creating on yourself as I am. I know taht some people find it hard, so I have included some easier looks as well, but not just so they are simple to re-create but so you look natural, as you never want to look really fake. That’s just not in anymore. natural is all the way, you may have make-up on and spend ages doing your hair but it should look effortless and natural.
I just find it so inspiring to see pictures and think “aww that’s really nice” or “I would love my hair to look like that”. I also love to experiment with my makeup and hair, I just find it fun but you need time. This is why I put on my last post that if you want to try something new, try it out before. I know it’s tedious but it will be benifical in the future, hopefully you will thank me!!
Also, ,aybe this is just me, but I like to impress my friends and look good. When you havent seen some of them for a while and then you look awful, i would comment on it, I’m ust that type of person that kind of notices everything. So I always try to make sure I look my best and not awful and I have not make-up, hair, fashion diasters.
I hope you find inspiration from all of this and look fabuloys and your birthday bashes.