Saturday, 21 December 2013

holiday how to - light box

looks better at glows :)

here is a little festive decoration which is very easy to make as long as you have a few things handy...
you will need :
a box frame or deep picture frame (this one was from ikea a long time ago)
battery fairy lights
tracing paper and some nice patterned or coloured paper
scissors, double sided tape

1: take the front (glass) out of  the frame and place on top of the tracing paper, draw around and cut the same with your chosen patterned paper.
2: draw a shape like a star or a tree on to the centre of the patterned paper and cut out.
3: put the fairy lights in the box, making sure the on/off switch is outside of the frame and replace the glass
4: lay the tracing paper and then the patterned paper over the glass...mine stayed put on its own but you could add some double sided tape to keep it in place.
5: turn on the fairy lights and you have your own little festive light box :)

you could do this with a little scene from a christmas card or wrapping paper and I plan to change out the tree after christmas for a non seasonal image and I'm thinking numbers for birthdays...hearts for valentines....

ps I just wanted to add...I had many more ideas for tutorials and makes but recently life has gone a bit left of centre and the first thing to suffer is my blog. They are still all there in my head and hopefully  I will be blogging them when I get the chance. 

Hope your weekend is a jolly one :) x x

Friday, 6 December 2013

pop up shop....

just a quick post to show off the lovely Oooh betty's vintage caravan... Maurice will be making his debut at Vintage Village in Stockport this weekend as a vintage and retro pop up shop. Much tinkering and titivating has been going on to get the van looking very festive and tip top. I am very honoured that Maurice will be stocking some littleteawagon prints, owls and  stocking fillers... alongside the best cushions, critters and vintage goodies from Oooh betty herself.
The pop up shop will be there Saturday and Sunday. I love Vintage Village it is the best vintage market around these parts, pop along if you can and say Hello :)
Have a lovely weekend all x x
ps a little note to say I will be closing up shop next week on the 11th December for a few weeks, just in case you have your eye on anything or like me you have sent a little list to Santa :)