DIY cake stand made from thrift store dishes plus a giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Dulux Australia.

Today I have a fun DIY for you that I have been wanting to try for ages! So when Dulux offered to send me some of their new fast drying spray paints I leaped at the chance.

What I like about these cake stands is that you can create any size or colour that you fancy and each one is original. Of course I went for hot pink and gold! If they had a leopard print paint, I would have chosen that….

And what’s more, Dulux is giving four lucky readers the chance to make these stands themselves with a giveaway of the new Duramax spray paint. Be sure to check out the competition details at the bottom of the post!


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New cookbook – Eat Drink Share

I popped in to see the lovely ladies at Women’s Weekly Cookbooks the other day and was so happy when they handed me a copy of this super fun cookbook that I worked on earlier in the year – Eat Drink Share. It is packed full of awesome recipes for sharing and will make the perfect Christmas gift for the foodie in your life.

Today I am sharing a few pics and a recipe from the two chapters I worked on – Vegie Garden and All Day Diner.

parsnip-hummus Parsnip hummus with warm spiced chickpeas (recipe below)

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Rustic wooden coloured pencil holder

This DIY rustic pencil holder is so cute for the kids table at an outdoor wedding. We had one similar that my dad made for us at our wedding in a barn, which you can check out here.

Just add some pads of paper and the kiddlies (and maybe some of the adults!) are all set for an afternoon of drawing.


For the DIY tutorial, check out my guest post over at Polka Dot Bride.


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Peach and elderflower sangria

We have a very festive pairing for you today, a Peach and elderflower sangria from Feasting at Home and our red snowflake straws. It would be perfect on Christmas day don’t you think?!


DIY marble photography background

In my recent internet travels I stumbled across this great DIY marble background trick from a pair & a spare and thought it was too good not to share!

It uses a piece of plywood and some sticky marble-printed contact paper. So much cheaper than buying the real thing and a lot lighter to lift too! Food always looks great shot on marble, especially over the top like this image.


I did a quick Ebay search and you can get rolls of marble contact paper there if you don’t want to grab it by the metre at the shop recommended in the post. Let me know if you come across the paper anywhere locally!


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