DIY Paper Flowers

Hi Deerest Friends,

So I have not done a DIY in forever and ever! Homework and school has been out of control and turned me into somewhat of a nerdy hermit… but I love this blog and I really want to keep bring you some more DIY love! Anyway I though I’d get back into the swing of things with a really nice and simple tutorial, which is creating some paper flowers that are perfect to pretty up almost anything.

So Let’s Get Started!

You Will Need:
-Thin Patterned Paper
-Thicker Card stock (This is to stick the flower to but disregard this if you have something else)
-A Heart Holepunch (If not available use scissors and a heart template)
-A Button
-Glue (Any kind will do but make sure it won’t stain the paper or seep through)

Firstly, use your holepunch to cut hearts out of your thinner patterned paper. There is no exact number you will need as it depends on how large and layered you want your flower to be.
NOTE: The larger the hearts the bigger the flower.

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Step 2

Now glue the pointy/bottom end of your heart. Don’t put the glue all over.

Step 3

Place all the glued ends of the hearts on your paper (or other object), overlapping in a circular motion each time until you have a full circle of hearts.

Step 4

Repeat the above step with another circular layer over the top.

Step 5

Now slightly bend the top layers up to resemble the form of a flower

Step 6

Finally, glue a button in the middle.

Step 7

And You’re Done!

DIY Paper Flowers

So as you can see above you can apply these paper flowers to just about anything and it’s a really simple way to make anything look pretty. You can make these smaller and larger just by altering the size of your hearts and you can add more layers to make a more intricate flower. I think these would be really beautiful to add to cards or invitations.

If you liked this DIY tutorial comment below and if you have any other DIY ideas you’d like me to attempt let me know!

 

DIY Vegetarian Rice Paper Rolls

Hi Deerest Friends,

It’s a beautiful summer day here and it’s the sort of weather where you want to eat fresh, healthy food but its hot so you don’t always want to eat huge amounts of food and feel full and sluggish. That’s where today’s tutorial comes in. I really wanted to do a DIY today but I couldn’t figure out what to write about. So I started to make lunch and I realised this is a great recipe and one I should share. Now I obviously didn’t invent rice paper rolls (I’m not that good) but this is my way of making them by hand rather than buying them already made.

So Let’s Get Started!

You Will Need
-Carrot
-Cucumber
-Baby Spinach Leaves
-Bean Shoots
-Avocado
-Sweet Chilli Sauce
-A pack of Dried Rice Paper Sheets
-A Container filled with Lukewarm Water
-A Clean Tea-Towel

NOTE: There are no amounts given as you estimate how much you’ll need depending on how many rice paper rolls you want.

Begin by chopping your carrot, cucumber and baby spinach leaves into strips

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Now mash your avocado using a fork

Step 2

Place each rice paper sheet into the container filled with lukewarm water and wait for about 30 seconds or until they become soft and pliable. Only do this with one sheet at a time or they will all stick together

Step 3

Place each sheet on a clean tea-towel and pat dry

Step 4

Place your rice paper sheet on a plate and start by smearing mashed avocado down the centre

Step 5

Now add some carrot on top of the avocado,

Step 6

Then add the cucumber,

Step 7

And add the spinach leaves and been shoots.

Step 8

Now fold the bottom of the rice paper sheet up onto the filling and then fold both sides in. Serve with Sweet Chilli Sauce.

Step 9

Step 9

And You’re Done!

DIY Vegetarian Rice Paper Rolls

These are so delicious and so versatile. I’m a vegetarian so I have mine with just veggies or some tofu but you can really put whatever you want in these and of course this can be done with meat (Crab and Prawn seem to be very popular). This is such a nice thing to make for lunch and if they are kept cold these last very well so you could take it to work or school. This can also make great finger food for cocktail parties or also make great entrees at a dinner party as they are not too filling but full of flavour.

If you liked this DIY tutorial comment below and if you have any other DIY ideas you’d like me to attempt let me know 🙂

DIY Heart Garland

Hi Deerest Friends,

So it’s the week of Valentine’s Day and that means all of a sudden hearts are everywhere.  Now despite being in a relationship I actually don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s not my kind of thing but you don’t need to be in a relationship or even celebrate Valentine’s Day to bring a little love into your house. Today’s DIY tutorial is a really easy heart garland that is so simple to make and can be varied in a number of ways to suit any house or any occasion.

So Let’s Get Started

You Will Need
-A selection of paint swatches
– A Large shaped hole-punch (You could cut shapes out with scissors if you didn’t want to find/buy a hole punch)
– Thread (I used white as to not compete with the coloured hearts but use whatever colour you’d like)
– Needle (nothing too thick)

Firstly, go to your local hardware store or paint store and grab a heap of paint swatches. These can be in whatever colour/s you like.

Step 1

Using a large heart hole-punch (or scissors), cut hearts out of your swatches. Depending on how big your swatch is you may be able to cut more than one heart out of each swatch (for example, I could cut three hearts out of each swatch)

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Using a needle poke two holes into each heart. You want this to be spaced evenly and consistently, for all the hearts, so you can judge it by eye or you could use a ruler if needed.

Step 3

Measure out how much thread you need. There is no standard amount as it depends on how big you want your garland to be. I wanted to hang my garland along my bookcase so I measured my thread against that and added a few centimetres either side so the garland would hang nicely.

Step 4

Now thread your needle. Using your needle, sew into the first hole and out of the second hole. This way the majority of thread will be behind the heart and only small bit will be visible on the edges of each heart. Repeat this until all your hearts are on the thread. Once you’ve sewn through all your hearts tie a knot a few centimetres in on both ends of the thread, to avoid the paper hearts falling off.

Finally, hang your heart garland wherever you like and move your hearts on the thread until they are spaced evenly.

Step 6

And You’re Done!

DIY Heart Garland This project is so simple and because most of your materials are either lying around the house or free, it may not cost you anything. Because you could recreate this DIY tutorial using whatever colours or shapes you like, this is a very versatile project. As a result, this garland can be used for a multitude of occasions. You could make these for a baby shower (in pink or blue, maybe), these could be created for a wedding or an engagement party or these could be made for a birthday party (using a number shape for your new age). Also, as most hole-punches have no exposed sharp components, this is a great activity for young children on a rainy day!

If you liked this DIY tutorial comment below and if you have any other DIY ideas you’d like me to attempt let me know :)

DIY Double Decker Brownie-Cookie Slice

Hi Deerest Friends,

You have to give it to the Americans. They have the uncanny ability of taking two yummy foods and creating some sort of crazy-delicious hybrid. Usually making me a cookie or giving me some brownie would be more than enough to make me smile but when I heard about this recipe, I couldn’t resist giving it a try! Part fudgy brownie, part moist choc-chip cookie; today’s tutorial is the completely delicious, Double Decker Brownie-Cookie Slice. Now making two separate recipes at the same time and having to combine them together may sound a bit tricky, but stick with me it’s easy as… well… cake!

So Let’s Get Started

You Will Need
-A 30x20cm slice pan
-Baking paper
-2 Saucepans (medium saucepan)
-1 Medium-sized bowl
-Sieve

For the Brownie Layer:
-180gm of Salted Butter
-¾ cup Unsweetened Good-quality Cocoa Powder
-1 ½ cups White Sugar
-2 large Eggs
-½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
-¾ cup All-purpose (Plain) Flour

For the Cookie Layer:
-180gm of Salted Butter
-1 cup, packed Brown Sugar
-1 ½ cups All-purpose (Plain) Flour
-½ teaspoon Baking Soda
-1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
-1 cup Milk (Semisweet) Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 170°C and lightly grease a 20×30cm baking pan and cover the inside with baking paper.

Step 1

Now to begin the cookie layer, put butter in a medium saucepan and melt over low/medium heat. Once all the butter is melted, take the pan off the heat and whisk in brown sugar until no lumps remain. Set aside to cool while you proceed to start the brownie layer.

Step 2

To begin the brownie layer, put the butter in medium saucepan and melt over low/medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once the butter is melted, take the pan off the heat and sift in cocoa powder. Mix until smooth and then add sugar and whisk until blended.

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Step 4

Add one egg at a time to the brownie mixture and whisk after each addition. Also add in vanilla. Sift flour over the chocolate mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until blended. Be careful not to over-mix as you may make the mixture too tough.

Step 5

Now back to the cookie mixture. In a small bowl mix together sifted flour and baking soda.

Step 6

Add the egg and vanilla to the cooled butter mixture and whisk until blended. Then pour the flour mixture into the butter mixture and stir until blended. Add chocolate chips to cookie mixture and mix well to distribute them evenly.

Step 7

Pour the brownie mixture into the base of the prepared pan. Use a spatula to spread evenly. Now drop the cookie dough over the brownie batter in large scoopfuls and spread evenly with a rubber spatula. Be careful to evenly drop batter across the brownie layer because it gets difficult to spread.

Step 8

Now put in the preheated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, turning your pan every 10 minutes. When a wooden toothpick inserted into the slice comes out with gooey clumps of brownie sticking to it, turn your oven off and take the pan out. Allow time to cool before cutting.

And You’re Done!

DIY Double Decker Brownie-Cookie Slice

This is so delicious and has automatically become one of my favourites! I will definitely be repeating this recipe again and again. This is a really unique, quirky idea that would be a great contribution to any party and would also make a really great gift.

If you liked this DIY tutorial comment below and if you have any other DIY ideas you’d like me to attempt let me know 🙂

DIY Pedicure

Hi Deerest Friends,

How long has it been? Between overseas holidays and battling the stomach bug to end them all, unfortunately Dorothy Deerest has had a little break. Well, I’m back and ready to go. Today’s tutorial is how to do your own pedicure. Now, I know this isn’t groundbreaking stuff but sometimes when life gets really busy you need to find a way to unwind and relax, and this is one of my favourite ways.

Aside from a DIY pedicure, I also wanted to talk about a range of products that I have fallen in love with. Reniu by Pure Fiji is a popular line of beauty products from Fiji that are comprised of natural ingredients, such as nourishing virgin coconut oil.

Reniu by Pure Fiji

When I was recently in Fiji, I bought a massive amount of these products and they are so beautiful. I’ve been using them on my feet and hands and after they are incredibly soft and smell fantastic for hours.

So Let’s Get Started

You Will Need
-A large basin or bucket filled with warm water (warm water is necessary as its softens the skin)
-A pumice
-Towels (To help dry your feet and keep your floor dry)
-Nail file
-Nail polish (I used “Pink Pandemonium” by O.P.I)
– A good quality scrub (I used Reniu’s Watermelon Infused Coconut Sugar Rub but you could make one yourself using my tutorial)
-A good quality lotion (I used Reniu’s Watermelon Infused Coconut Body Lotion)
-Socks

Start by lying some towels done and filling your bucket/basin with warm water. Soak your feet for around 10 minutes.

Step 1

Using a good quality store-brought (or homemade) scrub, rub all over the feet. The grains will exfoliate the feet and the oil with nourish and protect the skin. When completed, rinse feet in water to remove all grains and pat dry with a towel. For this step I used the Reniu Watermelon Infused Coconut Sugar Rub.

Step 2

Take your feet out of the water and dry them gently. Using a pumice, start to exfoliate the base of each foot, focusing on the particularly dry/rough areas (such as heels).

Step 3

Now file your nails and then paint them with your chosen colour. Allow plenty of time for your nails to dry.

Step 4

Once your nails are dried, apply a generous coat of a good-quality lotion or moisturiser and put some socks on to allow the moisturiser time to sink in. For this step I used Reniu’s Watermelon Infused Coconut Body Lotion.

Step 5

And You’re Done!

This tutorial is a great way to relax and pamper yourself, particularly if you don’t have lots of money to spend going to a spa or a salon. Get your girlfriends over, have a chick-flick marathon and pamper yourselves. This tutorial can also be repeated as a manicure. As I said any scrub or moisturiser can be used for this tutorial but if you ever visit Fiji or have the opportunity to buy these products online, I definitely recommend them.

If you liked this DIY tutorial comment below and if you have any other DIY ideas you’d like me to attempt let me know :)

Thanks guys!

*NOTE: Not Sponsored… All the opinions about this amazing range are solely mine.

Fiji Craft Adventures

Hi Deerest friends,

When some people go on holiday they relax by the pool, when some people go on holidays they do activities such as hiking, fishing or surfing and when some people go on holiday they may even go shopping… but when Dorothy Deerest goes travelling, She Gets Crafty!

In my last post I mentioned I’ve just spent a week on Denarau Island in Fiji. I had the best time there (including a bit of shopping, kayaking, swimming and relaxing by the pool) but I also took part in some crafty activities.

Fiji has an amazing culture and crafts/DIY-ing are an important part of this. Whether its cooking their amazing meals from scratch, weaving baskets from dried leaves, wood carving, using shells and pearls for jewellery or creating cosmetics from natural produce, such as cane sugar and coconut oils, Fiji has a proud DIY heritage. Many of these skills are passed down from ancient times and shared through families.

During my trip I tried my hand at bracelet weaving. Using strips of dried leaves and being led by a very helpful Fijian; “Tiger”, I weaved the strands together creating a really intricate “checkerboard” pattern. It looks complicated but it was easy and a lot of fun.

Tiger Cutting Strips of Dried Leaves

Weaving The Bracelet

Our Finished Bracelets

Hand-Woven Bracelets From Fiji

If you ever visit another country I really recommend doing a native craft class, if you can. It’s really interesting, gives you a greater insight into their cultural practices, allows you to meet some new people and you get to keep a great souvenir that you made yourself!

Love Dorothy XOXO

DIY Closet Edit

Hi Deerest Friends,

If your anything like me, every time a brand new year rolls around you feel the need to revaluate your life and consider the things you might want to change. This usually goes hand in hand with some form of a resolution. Well sometimes to have a fresh start you need to de-clutter your life and in today’s tutorial, I’m going to break from my usual format and give my tips and tricks on how to de-clutter an area that, for us ladies especially, is usually a clutter goldmine; your closet. Now my family/boyfriend/friends would be in a fit of laughter if they knew I was giving advice on clearing all the clutter from your life. I’m not known as the tidiest person in the world (I throw the term “creative chaos” around far too often for my own good) but this is the time of the year I like to  clear all the unnecessary things from my life and I promise to lead by example. So if your closet is bursting at the seams (clothes related pun!) this tutorial will tell you how to edit and refine your closet.

So Let’s Get Started!

You Will Need
-Garbage Bags
-Marker
-The Patience of a Saint (and maybe some tequila)

Firstly, get in the right mind-set. Some people have a very hard time letting go of stuff and this is going to be a long, intense process. Maybe have a drink now.

Take your marker and label six different garbage bags with the words “Trash”, “Charity”, “Friends”, “Sell”, “Alter” and one with a “?”. Place these aside for the moment.

Now it’s time to be ruthless. When editing your closet there are four key questions to ask yourself about each item;

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Do I still wear this?
Haven’t worn that velvet jumpsuit since “The Artist Formally Known as Prince” was actually known as “Prince”? Any clothes in your closet that you don’t wear are just wasting space. Find the items that are gathering cobwebs, clear it all out and start again.
Yay!! A legitimate reason to shop!
Yeah… Like you needed one.

Does it fit properly?
Still hanging on to those “skinny” jeans that you had when you were 16 and resembled a toothpick? Now your in you 30’s and have a few more curves? Don’t torture yourself! Get rid of those unrealistic expectations and buy a pair of jeans that not only fit you but make you feel/look amazing! You don’t want to be 16 again! You can stay up as late as you want, you don’t have pimples anymore and you can buy all the vodka you damn-well please… minus the fake I.D.

Is it in wearable condition?
Holes? Rips? Stains? When you wear that once-white (now it’s sort-of a brown-yellow) tee down the street do people slip coins in your take-away coffee cup and wish you the best? When you wear those old pants do people worry you were in some kind of a freak lawnmower accident that left your clothes ripped to shreds? Yep probably time to get new threads. Unless your one of the Olsen Twins… damn those girls know how to rock hobo-chic.

Is it still in style?
Pants that would make MC Hammer cringe may fit and may be in immaculate condition but if you never wear them and they no longer suit your style (I hope not!), put those bad boys back where they belong; The 80’s. Trust me… you don’t want to touch that!

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Now while editing your closet, keep these questions in mind.

  • If you answered ‘yes’ to all of these questions: It’s a keeper! Back in the closet it goes!
  • If you answered ‘no’ to all these questions: Why do you still have this? Get rid of it! NOW!

If you answered a combination of ‘no’ and ‘yes’ to a particular item thats were the garbage bags come in.

"Trash"

Any items that are stained, ripped or damaged beyond repair (regardless of whether you still wear it, how stylish it is and how well it still fits) go straight in the bag marked “Trash”. These will later be thrown out. Note: You can often salvage buttons, ribbons or embellishments from these clothes and use them for future DIY projects.

"Alter"

Any items that you really love but are ill-fitting, place in the bag marked “Alter”. These items can be sent to the tailor for alterations or alternatively if you have a close friend or relative who is a good sewer see if they can help. If your a really good sewer you may even be able to alter some yourself.

"Charity"

Any items that are in good condition but don’t suit your style or may be out of fashion, place in the bag marked “Charity”. These will later be donated to a charity op/thrift shop.

"Friends"

Any items that are not great on you but would suit one of your friends perfectly, place in the bag marked “Friends”. For a fun alternative, you could also organise a clothes-swapping party where you trade clothes you no longer want/need with clothes your friends no longer want/need. If your friends are anything like mine, the tequila will come in handy here too.

"Sell"

Any items that are in immaculate condition (i.e. never been worn) or a piece from a well-known label (in good condition) but don’t really suit you, place in the bag marked “Sell”. Whether it’s on eBay or at your local consignment store, selling a few of your unwanted clothes can give you some extra money to put towards new clothes that suit you better.

"Question"

Any item that violates one of the above rules but you can manage to part with it, place into the bag marked with a “?”. Place this garbage bag wherever you can fit it in your house/room for three months. Any items you take out and wear can be put back into your closet but any items that still remain after the three month period need to go. When disposing of these items, see above (i.e. if it’s stained it goes in the trash; if it would suit a friend,  give it away; and if it isn’t in style, donate it.)

And You’re Done!

Clean, Neat Closet

Generally I would recommend repeating this process every year, but this could be more/less frequently depending on how much you typically buy. This process may seem like a lot of steps and you may be tempted just to get rid of it all in one shot but the garbage bag system makes sure that your unwanted clothes are serving the widest variety of purposes possible. Selling some clothes gives you some extra money to invest in future pieces, giving to charity helps people who may be unable to afford clothes from retail stores, keeping the clothes your uncertain about for an extra three months stops you from making a decision in haste that you’ll later regret, giving your friends clothes that they will love and wear will make their day and throwing away clothes that are ruined… well, that just needs to be done! Now you’ll have a closet filled with only the things you want/need and a bit of extra room for some new purchases.

Time to go shopping!… But maybe wait till the tequila wears off.

If you liked this DIY tutorial comment below and if you have any other DIY ideas you’d like me to attempt let me know :)

Thanks guys!

DIY Inspiration Board {With Google Picasa}

Hi Deerest Friends,

So it’s New Years Eve here and I’ve spent the past few days thinking about what I want to achieve in the New Year. Every year we all have our New Years Resolutions;

“I want to quit smoking”

“I want to save money”

“I want to lose weight”

“I want to get better grades in school”

“I want to make more time for myself”

but we’ve all usually broken them within a week. I am definitely no exception. I start every year with drive and enthusiasm to reach my goal but as time passes on you realise a year is long time to keep up with your newfound motivation. So today’s DIY tutorial is how to create an Inspiration Board using Google Picasa. You simply put pictures on your board of what you want to achieve in the New Year and how you plan to accomplish your goals. By visualising your goals every day this reminds you what your reaching for, how you will accomplish your goals and how great it will feel when you do. For example, my new years resolution is to be healthier and to workout more so I’m creating an inspiration board that reflects this.
*Note: Always aim for a goal this is attainable. Most New Year’s resolutions fail because we put too much pressure on ourselves and aim for a goal that may be too hard to achieve.

Remember: Starting small can lead to big things!

So Let’s Get Started!

You Will Need
-A Computer (with an internet connection)
-Google Picasa (This is free and really simple to download)

Start by using Google Images to find pictures that are relevant to your goal. For example, I found pictures of healthy food, motivational quotes, exercises and my fitness idols to add to my board. Save all of these images to your desktop. You can remove these later.

Step 1

Access the Google Picasa homepage and download a free copy of Google Picasa.

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Once you’ve downloaded Google Picasa add your photos to a new folder. I called mine “Inspiration Board”

 Step 3

 Now select the button “Create Collage”. This will automatically take all your photos and organise them into a collage.

Step 4

Using the toolbar on the left side of the screen you can change the style of you collage.

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Select the style you want your collage to be presented in. I chose the “Mosaic” style.


Once you’ve created your collage, you can make it your computer’s desktop background (if you want to display your inspiration board in a different way skip these steps). Press the “Desktop Background” button and this will save your collage as a jPG file in a new folder, “Collages”.

Step 7

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Now select your collage and click on the “Create” tab on the top toolbar. Select “Set as Desktop”.

Step 8

When the confirmation message pops up, click “Set Desktop”

Step 9


And You’re Done!

DIY Inspiration Board {With Google Picasa}

This tutorial shows you how to make this inspiration board your desktop background so if you use your computer lots (like me) it reminds you everyday what your aiming for but you could easily print this out and stick it up in your bedroom like a poster. Now you have a inspiration board that makes your goals seem tangible, keeps you focused and reminds you what you’re striving for. Visualising your goal everyday makes you feel accountable and will hopefully keep you motivated in the year to come! 

If you liked this DIY tutorial comment below and if you have any other DIY ideas you’d like me to attempt let me know 🙂

Thanks guys and Happy New Year!

DIY Chocolate Mousse

Hi Deerest Friends,

Whether it’s summer or winter where you are, there are always times where you desperately need comfort food. You’ve just been dumped. You have PMS. You’ve just finished watching The Notebook after being dumped whilst having PMS. Well I can’t fix those problems but I can promise you that this DIY tutorial will make you feel so much better.

I am a very modest person but I make the best chocolate mousse in the world. Really.

All year long, I get requests from family and friends regarding this mousse. If it weren’t for this mousse they all would have probably stoped talking to me years ago. Now “best chocolate mousse in the world” may sound like a big claim but after you try this you will be agreeing with me. And if you don’t I will ignore you anyway.

So Let’s Get Started!

You Will Need
-3 Mixing Bowls (one large, two medium sized)
-Double Boiler
-Electric Beaters
-Large Metal Spoon
-Spoons
-Serving bowls

For the Chocolate Mousse:
-300g of Good-Quality Chocolate (I use a combination of 150g of Dark, 100g of Milk and 50g of White Chocolate)
-3 Eggs
-¼ cup of Caster Sugar
-1 tbsp of Cocoa Powder
-300ml of Thickened Cream (must be suitable for whipping)
-Grated Chocolate, to serve (this is how I decorate mine but this can be changed)

Using electric beaters, start by whipping your cream in one of the smaller bowls until it forms firm peaks, being careful not to over-beat. Once whipped, put the cream aside for the moment.

Step 1

Break up your chocolate and place it in the top of the double boiler. Place the double boiler (with water in the lower section) on low-medium heat and stir frequently. When the chocolate is smooth and fully melted, take the chocolate off the heat and leave in to cool slightly.

Step 2

Place eggs and sugar in one of the smaller mixing bowls and beat with clean electric beaters for 5 minutes, or until mixture is pale, thickened and doubled in volume.

Step 3

Mix sifted cocoa powder into the egg/sugar mixture and stir well.

Step 4

Fold the cooled chocolate into the egg/sugar/cocoa mixture and stir well. This will cause the mixture to thicken significantly.

Step 5

Now using a large metal spoon, gradually fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture and stir well until all the cream has been incorporated.

Step 6

Move the mousse into a serving bowl and smooth out the top using a spoon.

Step 7

Sprinkle grated chocolate over the top of the mousse.

Step 8

Finally cover the bowl with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge.

Step 9

And You’re Done!

DIY Chocolate Mousse

Even though this mousse will leave you with a lot of dirty dishes, it is really easy to make and is ridiculously delicious. This mousse can be made up to three days before serving and the longer it sits in the fridge the better it gets. I use a combination of three different chocolates that give a sweet, rich flavour but you can change this recipe to all dark if you like it really strong to all white (don’t add cocoa powder) if you prefer it sweet. Oh… and if the world does end today/tomorrow (it won’t) at least you will spend your last few moments consuming delicious calories that your won’t have to work off!

If you liked this DIY tutorial comment below and if you have any other DIY ideas you’d like me to attempt let me know 🙂

Thanks guys!

DIY Typo Quote Poster

Hi Deerest Friends,

I may be making a massive generalisation but people who love craft and DIY usually love Op Shops/ Thrift Shops. You can find the funniest stuff and I love finding older things that you can change and update so they look modern and new. I actually went to an Op Shop Party the other day with friends and the fashion was hilarious yet questionable.

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So spending all day in an op shop looking for an awesome outfit inspired me to take something old and revamp it. Today’s DIY tutorial is a really cool graphic/typo poster that is incredibly easy and cheap to make. All you need is to head down to your local thrift store and find an old poster, map or painting. If you can’t find anything suitable you can also use a newspaper or a magazine.

 

So Let’s Get Started!

You Will Need
-Spray Paint (any colour but black and white look really effective)
-Masking/Electrical Tape
-Your Poster Base (E.g. Panting, Poster, Map, Newspaper, Magazine)
-Scissors

Firstly, find a poster base. The one I’m using is a canvas that I found at an Charity Shop. It has just been half-painted randomly but the colours are really vibrant.

Step 1

Now think of a quote, a sentence or any random words you would like your poster to say. The quote can be anything at all. I’m using the quote “There’s No Place Like Home” because I love The Wizard of Oz and also this is going to make a great house-warming gift for one of my friends.Using the masking/electrical tape, start taping your quote onto your poster base. Just judge where the letters will go by eye.

Step 2

Now use your spray paint to cover the entire poster base until you can’t see the base’s original images anymore. You may need multiple coats to achieve this. Allow plenty of time to dry.

Step 3

Once dried, remove all your masking/electrical tape.

Step 4

And You’re Done!

DIY Typo Quote Poster

This graphic poster has a really cool, urban vibe and is very eye-catching. This would make a great house-warming gift, especially if you have a quote that is personally relevant to your friend. If you can’t think of a quote to use you can use a list such as “New York, Paris, London, Tokyo, [the name of your town/city]”. This is a really versatile project as you can use anything as your poster base. You could use a plain coloured poster board from the craft store, you could paint your own canvas first, reuse some cool wrapping paper or you could use planks of wood…just use your imagination.

If you liked this DIY tutorial comment below and if you have any other DIY ideas you’d like me to attempt let me know 🙂

Thanks guys!