Here’s a little Christmas idea to brighten your home.
All you have to do is wrap up fairy lights in a ball shape and
place around as a Christmas decoration.
2 cups of self-raising flour, sifted
3/4 cup of caster sugar
3/4 cup of milk
125g of butter, melted, cooled
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups of icing sugar
4 drops of blue food colouring
2 drops of green food colouring
1 – 1 1/2 tablespoons of water
To make cake, preheat oven to 200°C. Line a muffin pan with patty pans.
Combine flour and caster sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the center.
Add milk, butter, eggs and vanilla to flour mixture. Using a wooden spoon, stir gently to combine.
Spoon mixture into patty pans. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into center comes out clean. Stand in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
To make icing, sift icing sugar into a bowl. Mix food colouring together and add water. Stir until smooth. Spoon icing over cupcakes. Decorate with fresh lavender.
Two nail polish colours (Ulta3 – soft hydrangea, Mode – glitzy glam)
Sticky tape or masking tape
Paint on base colour.
Lay a piece of tape diagonally across your nail. With your second colour paint in the area of your nail that isn’t covered.
Remove tape carefully.
You could add other angles to your nails and even overlap them. Be creative!
I was at the beach earlier this week and it inspired me to make this simple shell statement necklace.
Three or more shells
Measure the length of your string by putting it around your neck and deciding where you what it to sit. Take into consideration the you will need extra to tie the string onto the clasp.
Thread the string through the shell’s hole. I was lucky enough to find shells that had natural holes in them. If you didn’t happen to find any like this then maybe you could drill a hole? I’m not sure how shells would cope with that though.
– Let me know in the comments below what you would do to create the hole.
Now attach your clasp. The clasp is optional, you might like to tie a knot at the back, but I prefer to be able to take it off more easily. Tie a double knot on each ring and cut the excess off.
Sweet, simple and complete.
Today Inspiration Rose is having its first anniversary!
I love my blog and enjoy inspiring others. I want to thank my followers for your support. I’m a creative person and because of this blog I have been able to express this part of me to the rest of the world. I’m so glad I made the decision one year ago to create Inspiration Rose.
I hope to bring you many more projects, recipes, photos and inspiration in the years to come!
I decided to create this hair scrunchy because as well as wanting to wear it out and about I heard hair scrunchies are great to wear to bed. They are better than normal hair ties because they are not as tight and wont pull on your hair.
My hair is thick so I made the width of my scrunchy thick too. Depending on your hair type, it’s up to you how wide you want it. Make sure you add a centimeter or more of seam allowance.
Pin to hold the material in place and cut along the edge of the material.
Fold the material in half, inside-out, and pin before you sew so it doesn’t slip out of place.
Sew the pieces together one centimeter and a half in from the edge. Don’t forget to back stitch on both ends!
Attach the safety pin to the end of the elastic.
Work out how tight/long you want your elastic.
Tie a double knot and cut off the excess.
Sew the gap closed with your needle and thread.
Three colours of nail polish (essie – ballet slippers, essie – tart deco, mode – blackjack)
A pencil with an eraser end
A flat headed pin
Paint nails with base colour.
Now start dotting! To create a tool to make the flowers, I pushed the pin into the eraser end of a pencil.
Pour a little nail polish onto some paper and use the pin head to dot.
I used four dots to make a flower shape.
Now, using another colour, make the center of your flower with one dot in the middle.
Have fun creating your own combinations!
Half a cup of sea salt
Half a cup of sweet almond oil (or olive oil)
Half a teaspoon of lemon zest
Half a teaspoon of orange zest
In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients making sure to not let any water touch them as it will dissolve the salt.
Pour mixture into a jar or airtight container.
Note: Apply scrub to body in the shower.
Now that it’s autumn and the weather’s getting cooler, I’ve been feeling run down. So I decided to make homemade herbal tea. Instead of putting the herbs into a tea pot, I thought it would be a nice idea to make herbal tea bags.
Honey & Lemon (optional)
Step One: Sew tea bag
Step Two: Collect ingredients and chop up finely
Step Four: Close up the bag by folding the corners in
Step Five: Place part of the embroidery thread underneath a folded flap and staple into place
Add honey & lemon and enjoy!