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Top 5 DIY Ideas

We've been searching the internet for some wonderful DIY projects to keep our creative side happy. Here are our top 5 projects we're hoping to tackle over the next few months! How cool are the colour block succulant pots above?! Find out how to recreate them on Oh My Superfly blog here.

 

If you're like us and like to change your artwork around regularly or you like to display magazine cutouts and children's artwork then this DIY is for you! Design Sponge Blog has some great tips on creating tape picture frames - which look really awesome. You can find the post here.

This is a perfect DIY to do with the kids! Find the most colourful patty cases you can and get some wool, string, ribbon and buttons and you are set! Check out the gorgeous blog Le Pommettes Du Chat here.

Everybody loves a cheery welcome mat! How cute are the watermelons. eHow Home Blog tells you how to hand stamp your doormat to give it a whole new lease of life! Find the post here.

Blogging queen Holly Becker has a super cute DIY on her blog Decor8. She uses magazine cuttings to make unique gift tags. Find the post here.

SImple but effective is why we love this colourful DIY from Wij Zijn Kees blog. This post uses a collection of materials to create different pieces. Check out the whole post here

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D.I.Y Geometric Wall

Some of you may know I also own a clothing store called IGLOU. We recently moved the shop in Orange to a new location which gave me the opportunity to experiment with some D.I.Y projects.

Top of my list was painting a wall in a colourful geometric pattern. I had been seeing clever ideas on Pinterest and I've attached some of the images that inspired me. I always say that painting a wall is a quick and affordable way to change the feel of a space and if you don't like it you can always paint over it! Scroll down for my step by step guide.

 

Before I started I knew I had to clean the walls. I discovered this amazing product - sugar soap wipes - just like baby wipes but for cleaning the walls. They worked a treat and had the walls prepped for painting in no time.

It was a little tricky getting my head around the angles and the maths! They are all right angles! I started with an image of a geometric pattern I liked and then I roped in my handy husband; armed with his tape measure and spirit level, to draw the lines on the wall.

I then carefully stuck on the painters tape - which is the fantastic tape you can paint over and later peel off to reveal crisp straight lines. I placed my tape just next to my pencil lines so the paint would cover the pencil lines and I wouldn't have to erase them later.  

I painted one colour at a time, following the picture and plan I had created prior to starting. I started with darker tones in one corner, blues and greens and then moved to pinks and peachy tones in the opposite corner.

The wall with the painters tape still attached. I was taking very deep breaths here, petrified I may rip off half the paint with the tape - but it all worked perfectly!

I actually found the painting quite relaxing!

My first look at the wall after taking the tape off.

I then decided to continue the pattern onto the next wall and it really works

After finishing we added some faux floral installations and the two complemented each other so perfectly.

Images from - Paper and Stich, Interior Break, Pinterest,

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Workshop with Mikarla Bauer



Our next workshop is all organised and we are excited to announce that Mikarla Bauer is coming to Orange to hold two crazy amazing yet different classes on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February.

SATURDAY 22ND FEBRUARY
3.30pm - 6.30pm

Celebration Tables with Mikarla Bauer

Come and learn how to create crazy beautiful table settings for a wedding, lunch or dinner party! 

100% Guaranteed to knock your guests socks off! 

Mikarla will show you how to create the perfect floral centerpieces, unique name settings and how to mix and match dinnerware and tablecloths.

She will also be bringing bucket loads of blooms from Flemington flower markets and beautiful herbs, grasses, branches and fresh roses from her own farm in the Southern Highlands

SUNDAY 23RD FEBRUARY
10am - 1pm

Bouquets & Posies with Mikarla Bauer

Come and learn how to do it like a pro! Put the perfect bouquet together no matter what the occasion is... wedding, your next dinner party, a special gift for a love one.... Well we have got you covered!  Mikarla will show you everything you need to know from colour and texture, floral blooms, seasonal variations to how to create crazy wrapping with neon tulle and hand painted paper. She will also be bringing bucket loads of blooms from Flemington flower markets and beautiful herbs, grasses, branches and fresh roses from her own farm in the Southern Highlands

Which class to attend is the question...  Celebration tables or Bouquets & Posies!?

Tickets are $140

Each class is 3 hours and includes fresh flowers that you will take home, food and drinks.

Mikarla has spent the last 10 years as a floral designer working for boutique florists in Sydney and Berlin. She is regarded as one of Sydney’s most exciting florists blending her own unique style and vision into each installation.

Currently dividing her time between Sydney and her property in the southern highlands, Mikarla incorporates her own farm grown produce into her work to provide clients with locally sourced arrangements that compliment the season.

Mikarla strengths lay in clashing colour combinations, contrasting textures and the compulsive desire to search the markets, farms and the roadside for that special bloom her clients are lusting for. 

“Floristry is in my blood. I love nothing more than twirling the perfect posy, getting up a cheery picker to hang floral chandelier or seeing a bride gush over her bouquet. I’m a more is more kind of girl”

You can buy tickets online here.

 

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Simple but Fab Gift Wrapping

I love it when I receive a beautifully wrapped present! I love it so much, I almost forget to unwrap it and see what's inside. It doesn't have to be lavish wrapping, but we're going to share with you some clever tricks to give your gifts the KA-BOOM factor this festive season!

Also don't forget we have free gift-wrapping on all purchases made at Jumbled and we pride ourselves on 'Jumblifying' our gifts so they look AMAZING! See if you can pick which images are by us!

Images from: Decor8, etsy, studiodiy, woon blog, Joy Hey Blog, Confetti Sunshine, Nooha, Lines Across, Jumbled Online

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