Lighthouses

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I’ve been doing weekly sales in my shop, this week I’m going with a new item, a photograph turned pendant made of a transparent image backed with shimmery white resin. I love this and have my own that I wear all the time.

You can get it here for $22 for the next week, on Tuesday a new item will be on sale!

FYI: This lighthouse is near where my wedding photos were taken! The lighthouse isn’t standing anymore sadly, but it’s a gorgeous place besides that, and it’s full of fossils so it’s super cool. Point Aconi, Cape Breton, NS.

Paper-Cut Light Box

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This Christmas I’m fully going the DIY route. I’ve got bath bombs chilling in the cupboard (lime, bergamot, and orange scents). There’s cross stitched images waiting to be turned into ornaments. But the banger is the light box. Working in layers you cut card stock to reveal an image is simple or details as you want it to be. I, of course, jumped into something a bit more detailed (I’m looking at you, spruce tree).

There’s so many instructional videos, photo tutorials, and pictures for inspiration online that if you’re so inclined you could figure out how to do this in a day. Here is a great tutorial that gives you a step by step. If you’ve got an evening to spare I definitely suggest giving this a try.

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DIY Halloween Wreath

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I LOVE HALLOWEEN. So Much. Treat bags are made (and slowly disappearing, let’s not talk about it..) but I needed more.

Wreaths are all over, for every holiday and every season, and I love it. I needed it. I got it.

This bad boy cost a whole $6.50 Canadian when all was said and done, so I thought I’d share.

Materials:

  • A wire hanger, loop bend down or broken off, and formed into a circle
  • Bubble wrap and tape to give some more thickness to the hanger
  • 2 feather boas from the dollar store, one black, one orange
  • A spool of spooky spiderweb ribbon, also from the dollar store.

This is the easiest wreath in existence.

Wrap your hanger in some bubble wrap, taping it on along the way. Wrap your boas one at a time around the hanger, then add your ribbon on top. My boas had loops on either end so I put that over the hanger loop to secure it, but more tape or a needle and thread would also work. Then I tied some string around it and hung it on a hook.

Add some cute bat stickers and you’re set!

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