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DIY Ideas’ Category

Easy to make crafts and DIY ideas for your home, parties and gatherings. Free printables and do-it-yourself projects. Come and craft a while with me x.

Creative QR codes

QR codes have been around for a while now, and perhaps some people don’t use them much anymore.   You know… It was always about the quality of the link. And the message behind it. Right?   I think we should bring them back as Art. And, you can too!   The other day I bought the
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7 Easy Luxury Bathroom Decor Ideas

Bought to you by Emporia and Nuffnang   Someone once said…Luxury is a state of mind. I’ve been doing a bit of that lately. We took a holiday, and we’ve been home to see the folks. It was wonderful. Luxurious even. And while I was reminiscing I found some gems that never made their way to you. Like
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An inspiring quote for you

This may be my shortest post ever! But I don’t think you need many words, to tell this story.   You just need to READ the words….   “Speak to your children, as if  they were the wisest, kindest, most beautiful & magical humans on earth.   For what they believe, is what they will become.”   Brooke Hampton. Magical. Inspiring.
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DIY Wine Glass Marker – Scandinavian Inspired

Never know which drink is yours at a party? No need to worry anymore… because you can make these Scandinavian inspired DIY Wine Glass Markers in a jiffy. And the best bit is… you can wear them as a necklace, so you’ll always know which drink is yours, whatever party you’re at. We had an epic
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DIY Outdoor Curtains – Yamba Scandi Style

I’ve always wanted some outdoor curtains. You know the kind, see through, tropical oasis like, your own resort style curtains, for special events and parties. And I wanted to make them myself.   But what I got was more than that. I found out about neighbours and friends. And the barter system. And a couple of
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DIY Wood Table Runner

Remember last week, I said I was going to make something from this piece of wood?   Well here it is. The simplest DIY, with added wow factor you’ll ever make!   A DIY Wood Table Runner. We have some great markets here in Yamba. The other week I bought a piece of wood home to our place to
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DIY Leather Tassel Keyring

Ready to get your tassel on? Me too! But first, I have a confession, I’ve been using a keyring with a soccer ball from the $2 shop for the last year or so, and it’s definitely time to do something about it. (You can’t even tell it’s a soccer ball anymore, all the ink has
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DIY floating frame art

Some things are just too good to be true… but this isn’t one of them. You can make this DIY floating frame art and create your own personal style in a jiffy. Truly wonderful! Great even. And definitely too good! Especially when it’s this simple.   DIY Floating frame art What you need: Floating frame (I got mine from Target for
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DIY wine bottle holder

The other day, I went to a pool party. And we sipped wine. It was that 40+ degree day. And… then I met the golden bottle of prosecco.   I loved it because it was gold. And it was spray painted already.     But it was more than that… It was time spent together with friends, floating
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DIY Eucalyptus Wreath

Helloooo, I’m back. I took the longest break ever! And it was so good, but I’ve missed you all.     How have you been? Did you have a wonderful Christmas? We did. Magical even.   I made this Eucalyptus wreath for our very first Airbnb guests this Christmas and it was so easy I thought
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DIY Guest Book – Scandinavian inspired

I should have done it last year… but I didn’t. Made a Scandinavian inspired guest book that is… to capture the memories and the people who came into our home.       Some came for a week, a day, or even a quick drop in. They were all precious moments.     I finally made one
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DIY Family Organiser – Scandi Style

You might remember my family organisers from way back, we’ve been printing them since 2001.   This year we’ve stopped printing them. {Very sad} Because so many people use their phone nowadays.   However, I can’t get by without my Family organiser, that hangs on the wall.   So, I’ve designed one you can print
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DIY Scandinavian Style Christmas Star

  Looking for a quick Scandinavian style Christmas Decoration? You can make this DIY Christmas star yourself. In 5 mins. Promise.   This one’s made of firewood, string and lights.   Happy Tree Trimming everyone.   DIY Scandi style Christmas star 6 sticks approx same length (I spied these at at friends house that were to
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Simple Scandinavian Christmas Decorating ideas

Let there be lights… to decorate. Because… it’s nearly Christmas, and everything is even more magical with sparkle.     Here’s 3 super simple, Scandinavian inspired Christmas decorating ideas you can try yourself. Introducing my new best friend…. Copper wire lights! I picked these up at The Reject Shop for $5,  you can find them at Cotton On and a
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DIY Advent Candles

We’ve never had advent candles, until now. Some friends dropped by tonight… impromptu, and we made nachos stretch for two more… And, everyone asked, “What do the numbers mean on the candles?”   I said…” It’s an Advent Candle, we light each candle over dinner for 4 weeks until Christmas.”   So, tonight we set the
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DIY Scandinavian Advent Calendar

It’s soooo close. I can feel it… That tree trimming day, the beginning of our countdown to Christmas.   We’ve used a few calendars here over the years to countdown to Christmas. My Santa’s countdown calendar and last years black Santa’s Beard Calendar. This year, I thought we’d try something new… A little Yamba Scandi even, and you
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Movember | How you can join the movement & a free printable

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Movember   Sometimes you get a wake up call… And sometimes you need one!   When the guys at Movember asked me to write a post for them, to stop men dying too young and support the movement for men’s health, I jumped at the chance.   Little did
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DIY Christmas Prints

Christmas is coming… There’s no doubt about it.   I’m so hoping we can get home for Christmas this year to share some time with family and friends and join in our Christmas traditions.   I just love decorating for the season. Do you? All that anticipation, menu planning, tree trimming, and Christmas cheer. I get
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7 easy diy wrapping paper ideas

    Christmas is coming… It’s my favourite time of the year. And I’ve promised myself I’ll be more organised this year. {Maybe} So… I thought you might be interested in these easy DIY wrapping paper ideas to wrap your presents for Christmas, or any occasion. It’s super easy and you can make it yourself.
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DIY glass bottle

Sometimes you just get floored. By people. And the WONDERFUL things they do. So, I made a DIY glass bottle to remember what they did. And you can too, it’s super easy.   Last weekend. It was my birthday.   It all started with a beautiful bunch of flowers from my brother. And breakfast in bed from
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Free Take a Chance Printable

Sometimes… you just need to take a chance, at least one. Or ask for one. Or give one. I’m a big fan of taking chances, and sparking conversations that make a difference.   I thought this would be a great reminder to me, about taking more chances that improve my life. And… hopefully yours too.  
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DIY Tree Art Sculpture

The other day my husband messaged me from work, and said, “Are you still after a dead tree?” “Always!” I said. I drove right over to pick up the tree. It was big. And beautiful. Perfect. “This is going to be an awesome tree sculpture” I exclaimed. “Art even!” He smiled, a funny smile, the like, “you’re
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20 awesome gifts for dad, that give back + DIY wrapping paper

Bought to you by Nuffnang and Good Spender   If I had one tip for myself… it would be, to get organised for Father’s day, earlier! I’ve left it to the last minute again.   Incase you’re like me; I’ve found a great site with some awesome gift ideas for hard-to-buy-for dads.   So, if you’re looking for
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DIY Floating Pool Candle & Lights

  It’s all about family and friends, and time spent together. But, when you can’t be there, it’s nice to symbolise it I think.   There’s a party on this weekend and we won’t be there. {I can’t believe it!}   I decided to to make some floating pool candles and lights, so we can celebrate it too, under
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DIY glass greenery art in a flask

Sometimes, it’s best to use what you’ve got a lot of, and in my case it happens to be… bamboo.   We planted some 10 months ago and it’s still growing.   This time last year my folks were driving through the sugarcane to visit us for the first time.   Today, they drove through the cane to
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3 super easy DIY party table decoration ideas

A few weeks ago A friend of mine turned 40!   We had many meetings to discuss the party decorations.   I think that’s the best bit of a party… The anticipation.   And, making things together with friends.   Over wine of course! I thought I’d share 3 super easy decorations we made for
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DIY Shampoo Containers

“It’s not just a house… it’s a home.”   That’s the line I remember… from the 1997 Australian movie, The Castle.   It’s a wonderful thing… Making a house a home. Filling it with memories. And love.     You may well ask what shampoo containers have to do with that?   And I’d probably
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70 birthday letters as a tablecloth

Have a 70th celebration coming up? Ever tried using 70 letters as a tablecloth for a birthday party?   Me either. Until, now.   In my travels on Pinterest I’ve seen lots of letter parties and I thought this would be a great idea to gather 70 letters for my mum for her birthday celebration. So, I
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DIY Modern 5 minute flower arrangement

Need a quick flower arrangement? Try this super simple, modern palm leaf flower arrangement. You can make in 5 mins.   It’s super simple to make. How to make a modern palm branch flower arrangement Snip 2 or 3 palm leaves. Use scissors to take the leaves off at the base. (see pics above) Then fill a
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How to make a creative Instagram account

Fancy some wow factor on your instagram account? I did. So I made a 12 shot series today.   I love Instagram. And getting creative with your account. Especially if you are creating a brand. Like me.   Here’s a way to show #thebiggerpicture I used this DIY 12 shot series to showcase my new
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Pandanus a new piece in the Yamba Scandi Collection

I have a tree… you need to meet. But… I think you’ll agree. It’s more than just a tree. (maybe you have one too?) This Pandanus at Turners. Made me take off my seatbelt and get out of the car, to take another photo. Again.   It’s more than just a tree that reminds me
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10+ happy birthday messages to write in a birthday card

Just like that. After hours of preparing and making and re-making. My new Yamba Scandi Collection Shop is live. I’m so excited to introduce… The Yamba Scandi Collection. Black and white, home decor, scandi prints, canvasses and paper goods that are sometimes quirky, always inspired by Scandinavian Style, with a touch of Yamba.  I thought you might like to meet… my…
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Just Love – a free printable

I’m humbled to be part of Sam’s “She’s so Inspiring” series over at The Annoyed Thyroid today. And, Grateful. that I crossed paths with this lovely lady, she’s totally inspiring.   If you haven’t met Sammie, she’s a dam fine cook.   I remember, The first time I met her, she made me fudge… and then I was hooked.
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DIY Ikea shelf hack

I’m always looking for ways to make my home unique. Today I’m sharing this simple DIY you can make in 10 mins. This bracket shelf, has a secret…   And it’s so simple.   I can’t believe it never told me until now.     All you need is a stick, some string and a
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Spray paint decor ideas with Rust-Oleum

I’ve got a beautiful plate.   That used to be my grandmas. I’ve carried it with me for years.   It used to whisper… “Please display me” when I open the drawer it lived in.   I knew I never would… until now.   I sprayed it with Rust-Oleum Spray Paint. And now it’s got so
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DIY Modern Flower Arrangement

  They say if you plant a garden… you plant happiness.   I remember my grandma used to make beautiful flower arrangements. And my friend’s mum. {Clever ladies}   I think, even simple green foliage can make a beautiful flower arrangement.   You can make this easy DIY modern flower arrangement with foliage you probably already have
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Sarah-Preston-TomfoHi I'm Sarah, I'm a blogger and an artist who’s made the sea change and moved to the north coast of Australia. I love an easy DIY and making my house my canvas, my new home has become my greatest project: Yamba Scandi. Come visit me in my shop to view my collection of prints, canvasses, home decor and paper goods READ MORE.

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