Clever Craft: Christmas Advent Calendar Wall Chart (full tutorial with free printables!)

Advent Calendar Wall Chart

I love Christmas. It’s my favourite time of year. So, it seemed only fitting that my advent calendar should bring together a few more of my most fave things; wall charts, chalkboards, typography and bakers twine! The countdown to Christmas day isn’t something I’ve given much thought to since childhood, though now with little kids ....Continue reading….

Clever Craft: Simple Tea Towel Lumbar Pillow

SImple Tea Towel Lumbar Pillow

This is one of the easiest pillows you’ll ever make. There’s no hemming, seaming, measuring, or even cutting! And, if you use fusible tape, then there’s no sewing involved either! The trick is using a cute tea towel. I know, I know, it’s not a revolutionary idea, though it’s one I reckon can often be overlooked. Conveniently hemmed, ....Continue reading….

Clever Craft: Create a Faux ‘Authentic’ Antique Brass Effect

Create a Faux 'Authentic' Antique Brass Effect

So, I know the post title is kinda an oxymoron though it actually does make some sense. You see, there are elements of both ‘actual’ and ‘artificial’ in my experimental process. Anyhoo, read on to see what the heck I’m on about… With a new baby due in (gulp!) just four weeks time (when did ....Continue reading….

Clever Craft: DIY Fabric Bunting Flags Tutorial

DIY Fabric Bunting Flags Tutorial

One of my closest friends recently had her second baby – another girl (which, for whatever illogical reason, makes me think I’m going to have another girl too!). Of course with a new baby comes the bestowing of gifts, which is sweet, though does anyone else find it difficult to buy for newborns who already have a ....Continue reading….

Clever Craft: Removable String and Peg Picture Holder

String and Peg Picture Holder

At my parent’s house, my brother’s old bedroom has been converted into a nursery/playroom for their expanding army of grandchildren. To suit their evolving needs (and growing accumulation of toys!), Mum is constantly re-arranging the space and has found decorating with any sort of permanence a real inconvenience. Though with her understandable reluctance to commit to anything enduring, ....Continue reading….

Clever Craft: Filling a Naked Picture Frame

Filling a Naked Picture Frame

Sorry if my post title lured you here in hopes of some gratuitous nudity :-) I thought I’d ease back into the décor side of things with this easy project. It’s certainly not rocket science though for anyone scratching their head about an easy way to re-claim their glass-less, back-less picture frames here’s how I recently salvaged ....Continue reading….

Clever Craft: IKEA Card File Drawers Hack

IKEA Card File Drawers Hack

At the moment, amongst other things, I’m working on a totally new room makeover at my hive. It’s a little space I’ve not shared previously. I can’t wait for the final reveal though with a little pair of hands constantly clutching at my pant legs (with an accompanying unresistable “pick-me-up” whine), let’s just say progress hasn’t ....Continue reading….

Clever Craft: More Free Printable Labels!

More Free Printable Labels

After I posted my DIY canister decal tutorial I had a HEAP of requests for additional labels. Soooo, because I’m a really nice blogger (and/or just totally awesome in general :-) I decided I would create another page of some staple pantry labels for you guys (see the “At a Glance” section below to view and download). ....Continue reading….

Clever Craft: MAGIC Decal Tutorial with Free Printables!

Magic Decal Tutorial with Free Printables

Some of you may remember, a little while back I posted a tutorial for DIY waterslide decals. Amongst other things, I mentioned how wonderful they are for creating custom embellishments without the need for any fancy pants equipment. Yep, waterslide decal paper is a truly fab product, though as great as it is, there is ....Continue reading….

Clever Craft: DIY Transfer Decal Tutorial

DIY Transfer Decal Tutorial

Sure, there are a heap of different embellishing methods out there though did you know you can make your own custom, professional-looking, easy to use decals at home with no expensive outlays, time-consuming crafting or specialty equipment? All you need is some waterslide decal paper and a printer (plus a cute design of course!). Waterslide decal paper comes ....Continue reading….