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paper snowflakes – make an indoor winter wonderland

Christmas is my very very favourite holiday, and one of my very very favourite things about this holiday is decorating. The lights and decorations (within tasteful reason) are a large part of what creates the magic of the season for me. Last year, @thatlaurachick asked me if I had any advice for hanging paper snowflakes, […]


paper bats

For the first time in over eight years, I’m living in an actual house that has an entrance onto the street, and windows that are easily visible from the street. This means that we might actually get trick-or-treaters this Halloween! It means that if I put decorations in our windows, people might actually see them! […]

beading on a DIY loom

My parents recently moved cross-continent to a house with more square footage but less storage space than their old home. This provoked a dismaying (to me) and zealous desire to unload us kids’ old stuff, making us take possession of it once more, despite us living in apartments with an even greater lack of storage. […]

glass etching – another method for fine details & original art

A few months ago I shared my first experiments with etching designs onto glass, which is a wonderful way to reuse, decorate and personalize glass containers of all kinds, whether to use for storage or gift giving or pure decoration. Apart from learning an important lesson about cleaning up my tools so as not to […]

a quick & removeable way to hang ornaments & pretty much anything else

Hey internet! I’m here to show you this one weird trick for making your Christmas tree look totally perfect! My gosh I loathe those ads. Ok so it’s not actually that weird, and it’s not really a trick, just, well, a thing you can do, and it is absolutely in no way guaranteed to endow […]

embossed paper “beach ball” ornaments

Well this is a bit embarrassing. Last time I put a proper tutorial up on this blog, it was Halloween season. And now it’s the Christmas season, with a big huge lapse of DIY silence in between. I’m afraid that with my day job, commission work and additional Desert Bus for Hope responsibilities this year, […]

paper rain cloud mobile

You know that saying about April showers? Well it’s very accurate in my part of the world, at least insofar as there are a lot of April showers. They do bring May flowers too, but that’s a little beside the point since in Victoria we’ve had flowers popping up since sometime in February. So I’ve […]