Decopatch!

Decopatching is a brilliant hobby and a great thing to get your children involved with.

You can decopatch pretty much anything and I love love love the finished look.

Any of you thinking what on earth am I talking about and what is decopatch?

Well …

Decopatch is a paper craft using a specific type of paper and glues. I guess you could say it is similar to paper mache but a lot more modern and prettier to look at.
You use patterned or plain papers to create a collage effect over any type of object.
I’ve taken to giving bottles and jars a new look but you can buy plain mache shapes and objects to decorate.

Here is a mache heart that I started one evening.

Mache heart decopatched!
Mache heart decopatched!

Follow my Decoptaching Tutorial to find out exactly how to begin and see how I decorated a couple of bottles.

Hayley x

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Family Time!

Sorry for the lack of posts yesterday but I was enjoying some family time with my younger sister. She is currently studying at Foxes Academy in Minehead, a catering college for 16 – 25 year olds with learning disabilities. We had a great day having lunch, going bowling and playing in the amusements.

Here is a picture of a hand painted sign I made for her. I will be doing some tutorials soon on hand painted signs and hanging hearts. The bottles in the back ground have also been hand decorated using a “decopatch” pattern. There will also be tutorials coming for those too : )

Hand Painted Hanging Heart "Catrin" <3
Hand Painted Hanging Heart “Catrin” ❤

Last Minute Valentines Ideas!

Need some last minute Valentines Inspiration?

All of these ideas can be made and used in the home.

Love Heart Ice Cube All you need is... via photopin (license)
Love Heart Ice Cube
All you need is… via photopin (license)
Painted and Craved Heart Shaped Stones Hearts via photopin (license)
Painted and Carved Heart Shaped Stones
Hearts via photopin (license)

Metal molds for making heart shaped fried eggs.

Why not try not making heart shaped pancakes too : )

Fried Egg Moulds Heart-shaped eggs via photopin (license)
Fried Egg Moulds
Heart-shaped eggs via photopin (license) 

Ok so you probably couldn’t whip one of these up quickly but how pretty are these wicker hanging hearts?

Wicker Hearts and Roses Romantic white wicker heart and pink rose by @RGrayscreations liked by wickerparadise, visit our wicker furniture selection. via photopin (license)
Wicker Hearts and Roses
Romantic white wicker heart and pink rose by @RGrayscreations liked by wickerparadise, visit our wicker furniture selection. via photopin (license)

Its all the about the Whites!

Today we are all about the whites.

A crisp clean white interior is just stunning and here’s a few of my favorite designs.

White bed linen with cloud pillows. Photo by " khongkitwiriyachan" FreeDigitalPhotos.net
White bed linen with cloud pillows.
Photo by ” khongkitwiriyachan” FreeDigitalPhotos.net
White Leather Sofa and White Rug with White Decorations Photo by " photostock"  FreeDigitalPhotos.net
White Leather Sofa and Rug with White Decorations
Photo by ” photostock”
FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I love the bed decorations you get when you stay in a hotel. They are so pretty and actually quite easy and effective. This one is just two twisted towels shaped in to a heart and completed with some flower petals.

Pretty heart Shaped Bed Decoration Photo by " franky242" FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Pretty heart Shaped Bed Decoration
Photo by ” franky242″
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