DIY: Gold Geometric Flower Pots

 Pretty, simple and affordable flower pots!
All you need are clay pots, acrylic paint, a paint brush and some tape. You may also want some clear coat spray paint to seal and protect your painted pots. 
I started by painting the base colour onto the pots. They dried very fast! 
Next I painted the rim and about an inch or two down into the pot, gold. 
Next, I used masking tape to outline the triangle. If you have painters tape that would be better!
Paint in the triangle. I did two coats to make sure it was really gold. 
Once it is dry, spay it with the clear coat. 
Now you're ready to add flowers! 

Enjoy!

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Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Just like Mrs. Fields Cinnamon Sugar cookies - one of my favourites!

Ingredients:

½ cup of  butter
¼ cup of granulated sugar
½ cup of brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 ½ cup of flour
¼ teaspoon of  baking soda
pinch of salt

Coating:
2 tablespoon of granulated sugar
½ teaspoon of  cinnamon

Directions:


Preheat oven to 300°F

Soften butter in the microwave, and then mix in both the granulated sugar and the brown sugar.
Add in egg and vanilla, and mix until fluffy and light in colour.
Using an electric mixer is recommended.

Mix in flour, baking soda and salt.

The dough will be a little light and fluffy, but you should still be able to roll into a ball.

Roll tablespoon amounts of dough into a ball, and roll into the coating.

For a different taste, make the same cooking dough, but do not roll in the cinnamon sugar coating. Mix in a teaspoon of almond extract and top with some almond flakes.

Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Do not over bake!

Cool on a cooling rack.
Makes 20 cookies (at 1 tablespoon size cookie)
Print the recipe card here.

Enjoy!

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Closet Dividers Printable

I always see closet dividers for babies, to help mums sort out the sizes - but I wanted them for my closet!
I thought this would be a great idea to help divide work clothes, casual clothes, etc!
I originally got the template from House 36, which can be found here.

I got these printed out double sided on cardstock, and then laminated. 
Then I cut them out - fast and simple!
Print the pdf from here.

Enjoy!

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FIMO Clay Beads and Necklaces

I was down in the beaches the other weekend, and came across this FIMO modelling clay that hardens in the oven, its inexpensive, cost me around $2 and can be found in craft stores such as Michaels.
 First thing I tried to make is an anchor pendant. I rolled the clay out with a rolling pin, then I printed out a picture of an anchor off of google. I cut out the anchor, and placed it on the clay and traced around it with a knife.

I then removed any excess, and smoothed the edges and poked a hole with a skewer at the top of the anchor.

Next I tried imprinting the clay. I rolled the clay into a ball with my hands, and then pressed one of my flower earrings into it.
Next, I tried making a little jewellery bowl. 
I always see a picture of something similar on pinterest, but it doesn't give clear directions. 
I rolled my clay out into a circle.
Then I pressed one of my lace tops into it, to make the imprint.
I then placed it into a muffin tin, to make it more of a bowl shape.
I didn't push it all the way in though, just enough to make a bowl shape.
I cooked all of the pieces, following the directions on the clay.
I placed it on tin foil as I wasn't sure if it would ruin my pans.
Once the clay was dry, I glued and painted the pieces.
I made the earring flower imprint into a little thumb tack.
To one of my necklace pendants, I added some beads and attached it to a chain.
This geometric necklace, I created also, by rolling into a ball and then flattening different edges until I had the desired shape. I used a butter knife to flatten the edges.
I then painted with acrylic paints.



Cute and simple necklace diy with clay!
Try making a few clay beads for a statement necklace, such as this one from Brit.co
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Banana Bread

Banana bread has always been a favourite of mine. 
When I was little, there were always recipes mum made, and recipes dad made - this was a dad recipe!
Ingredients:

½ cup of margarine or butter
2/3 cup of  granulated sugar
1 egg
2 mashed bananas
1 ½ cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
¼ teaspoon of salt
*chocolate chips or walnuts (optional)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F
In a heat proof bowl, melt the butter and then add the sugar.
Mix it together. Add the egg, and mix. 
 It should look like this:
Add the two mashed bananas, and mix.
Then add in the final ingredients of flour, baking soda and salt.
Grease and flour a bread pan, and then add in the mixture. 
Try to level it all out.
Bake for 45 minutes to an hour.
Whenever I make this it tends to be closer to an hour.
Stick a skewer in the middle, and if it comes off with any raw batter, you know it needs to be cooked a little long.



Print the recipe card here.

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Sparkle Stripe Key

I moved in to a new place at the beginning of May, which means I had new keys to decorate!
First I started by taping a line down the middle, where I want to put the sparkles.
 Then, I put a piece of tape around the bottom, so I don't get any of the nail polish there.
I picked one of my favourite Essie nail polishes to paint the key with.
 Then, after the nail polish was completely dry, I did the opposite of above.
I put mod podge on the stripe in the middle.
Then I covered it in sparkles.
I removed the tape, and then painted the sparkles with a coat of clear nail polish.

I hope you love this summer inspired sparkle key!

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