DIY twine wrapped vases

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It’s time to share another one of my crafty guest posts over at Polka Dot Bride. Today it’s these fun twine wrapped vases. They are an affordable and pretty way to add a DIY touch to your wedding. The jars would also make great wedding favours or Christmas gifts if you carefully filled them with soil and little succulent plants.






Pop up picnic

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I recently came across this fabulous company called Pop Up Picnic (you may have noticed their ad in the sidebar?) and was so excited when they offered to send me one of their hampers to review.






DIY custom polka dot coasters

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Fancy making your own customised coasters? They are super fun for wedding favours or decor, but also make great Christmas or birthday gifts. I went with polka dots and stripes because my artistic leanings aren’t particularly strong, but you could go wild with whatever pattern you like! For the full tutorial head over to Polka Dot Bride where I have posted the easy DIY instructions.  






Sticky turkey, corn and dill meatloaf

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It’s been a little while since I shared an easy dinner recipe with you but I’m back and there’s more to come! This dish is a spring-y twist on the classic beef meatloaf, using turkey which is super lean, and corn, leeks and dill for a flavour punch. I like my meatloaves sticky so this one has a smokey barbecue glaze for extra deliciousness. I …






DIY concrete candle holders

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Have you noticed that I am right back into the craft posts at the moment? Well you have Polka Dot Bride to thank for that, because they have me guest posting regularly over there every two weeks. This week I have made some cool painted-dipped concrete candle holders that work out at a fraction of the price that you can get them in shops and they …






Triple blood orange cake

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There is such a glut of delicious blood oranges around at the moment so I wanted to make a cake that really made a hero out of these citrus beauties. It’s a simple melt and mix batter which produces a moist and flavourful loaf. Since shooting I have retested the cake with the icing poured over in the tin while warm and this makes it even more …






DIY personalised tumblers

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Want to make cool personalised glasses for your wedding favours or just because? Check out this super easy DIY project that I posted over at Polka Dot Bride. They look great with air plants in like these or cute filled with tea light candles or lollies as well. For the full tutorial head here.