DIY Sunday: Make Easter Glam with Glittered Eggs

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Easter is just a week away and with that holiday on the horizon, it’s time to get crafty. Of course, food, family, and the feast that usually ensues is the focus, but decorating the eggs is often what makes all of it fun. Traditionally, they are to be painted a deep shade of red –the hisotry of which you can read all about by clicking here!

You don’t have to stick to tradition because in certain cases, rules are made to be broken. So rather than putting all of your eggs in one colour basket, try a new look and glam them up with glitter!

Materials:

Hard boiled eggs, white

Egg dyes or acrylic craft paint

Large glitter flakes (not the fine, dust kind)

White glue, dries clear

Egg holder

Eggprep

Instructions:

1. Colour your eggs with the dye shades you have selected, according to packet instructions. Let them dry. If you are using craft paint, apply it to one side using a sponge brush and let dry, then pain the other side and rest it on dry side.

2. Take your freshly coloured, but dried eggs and place them in an egg holder. With a crafts sponge brush, apply the glue to the top half of the egg I’m a downward motion, sweeping less as you reach the bottom in order to create an ombré effect.

3. Before it dries, sprinkle generous amounts of glitter onto the glue-covered end of the egg. Make sure to place a napkin or paper underneath to catch the flakes that didn’t stick, and re-use them!

4. Place it in the egg holder to dry for at least 30 minutes, with the glittered end facing up.

What are your favourite Easter traditions? Do you have any twists to the classic foods and customs?

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DIY Sunday: Crafting Tape Gift Tags

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It’s time for another installment of DIY Sunday: one of the more fun blog posts to write and make because it means it’s time to get creative! This week, you’ll be learning how to make craft tape gift tags. They can be used at any time of the year, for any event, and with any item. Clip it on to a box, or a paper bag, and watch your wrapping rise to the occasion.

What’s great about these, is that they can be personalized. Depending on the stamp you choose to use, they can spell out the recipient’s name or just say thank you (loot bag tags, right?). Not to mention, there are so many options of tape! So take out your sharpest scissors and ink pad, and start making yours. Here are all the secrets:

Tools:

Patterned Crafting/Scrapbooking Tape

Stock paper, beige or ivory

Mini coloured clothespins

Stamp

Ink pad, black

Scissors

TAGprep

Instructions:

1. Find the template of a tag you like online, and print it. Cut it out, and trace its outline onto the stock paper that you have chosen.

2. Cut that out as well using your scissors.

3.Measure a piece of tape that covers the bottom of the tag from end to end, and rip it so that it is a little longer. Line it up perfectly parallel to the edge of the tag and stick it on, wrapping the edges around to the back.

4. Attach the mini clothespin to the tag, and you can clip it on to bags, ribbons, boxes, and cards!

With those four steps, you’re set to start gifting! What was the nicest wrapping you’ve ever received? Leave your thoughts in the comment section or tweet @ThePoshDish.

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DIY Sunday: Heart-Shaped Origami Bookmark

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At a time of the year when everything is heart-shaped, your bookmarks should be too! What better way to celebrate your love for reading (and get into the Valentine’s Day spirit) than this origami DIY to mark your favourite page.  Follow the steps below to make your own!

Materials:

15 x 15 cm piece of origami paper

You can be creative here, and don’t have to stick to pink or red coloured paper. There are patterns, textures, and a whole lot of hues to choose from! If you’re ambitious, why not make one of each.

Instructions:

With so few materials needed, there isn’t too much that goes into making the bookmark. All you need is a little patience, practice, and this easy step-by-step video by Kawaii DIY.

Not too bad, right? By now you should all be origami masters who are ready to tackle more intricate projects. Feel free to show how your heart bookmark turned out by sharing a snapshot on twitter –tag @ThePoshDish!

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DIY Sunday: The Jewelled Oxford Shirt

DIYshirtAn Oxford shirt is a classic, whether layered under cardigans or peeking out from cable-knit sweaters. But whichever way you wear it, the collar is often the one that stands out. So why not make it dazzle? Sow on some jewels and skip the need for a necklace  –this DIY will show you how!

Tools:

Thin clear fishing wire

Needle

Assorted flat jewels

Glue stick

Plain Oxford/collared shirt

Steps:

1. Pick out your jewels, and spend some time deciding the pattern in which you will arrange them.

2. Once that’s settled, apply glue to the back of each and stick them in the position that they will be sown. This will prevent them from moving around until they’re secured with the fishing wire.

3. Sow each one on, tying a knot at the end. Cut the thread and voila!

Layer with your favourite frock or tuck it into a skirt for instant glam.

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DIY Sunday: Wrapping Paper& Gift Bag Wreath

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With the holiday season in full swing, we’re surely buried in mountains of gift bags, boxes,  and wrapping paper. Not to mention, all those shopping trips have left us with more bags than we’ll ever use to carry our lunch. But that doesn’t mean they have to be thrown out! Those things can come in handy for when it’s time to decorate. You can make a wreath so fantastic, the neighbors will ask for one too. Here’s how to put it together:

Materials:

Wrapping paper

Gift bags or paper shopping bags

Scissors

Thick needle & thread

Thin wire

Stapler

WREATHsteps

Instructions:

  1. With a sharp pair of scissors, cut up 7x7cm squares of your chosen papers.
  2. Scrunch up each one from the bottom, like a flower.
  3. With a thick needle, thread each one on to a string in your desired pattern. When complete, tie a knot at the end and staple the two end  papers together.
  4. Mount the finished wreath onto a circle shaped wire, by tying it with string in 4 quarter areas.

Now you’re all set to deck the halls! The wreath can look fabulous on your front door, or just as great used as a table centerpiece.

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DIY Sunday: Keeping a Clean Desk

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A workspace should be clear, clean, and under control –whether at home or at the office. With all the things on our to do lists,  it may be the last thing on our mind but getting organized is the first step to tackling the rest. And you know what’s always a mess? No, not the desk surface itself. The fact that it’s probably buried beneath books and paperwork is a whole different story. I’m talking about organizing trays and pen/pencil holders. Somehow, they always end up stuffed with a lot more than they should be. Hair ties, chocolate,  and candy from LAST year’s Halloween? Please clear that out before Willy Wonka seeks revenge.

The secret is to keep things in clear containers, that way you’ll have to keep it neat. Choose pretty glass jars in different shapes for added interest. Scroll below to learn how!

Before

What you’ll need:

1 old jar (jam, pasta sauce, if it’s pretty it works)

1 candy jar or elongated glass

1 pack of pencils

white erasers

Instructions:

It’s really as simple as choosing which jar is for erasers, and which is for pencils& pens! Once that decision is out of the way, fill them up and watch your desk become the fairest of them all.

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