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SUPER CUTE DIY HOSTESS GIFT

Today we have this super easy and adorable DIY hostess gift for you. Every woman likes to receive flowers, but this little cutie has a slight twist. We have gorgeously wrapped a herb plant, instead of the usual flower, in hessian and added a cute tag.

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The really cool idea about this is that the hessian actually works as a pretty flowerpot. You attain this by putting the herb pot into a plastic bag before you wrap it up. This way it will still hold water.

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NOTE: The size of the hessian will depend on your size of herb plant. You can get an approximate size, by looking at the first ‘how to’ picture.

Save the ‘how to’ picture below, to have a quick and easy wrapping technique handy or maybe pin it to one of your craft and DIY boards.

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Have a great weekend.

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FUTURE OF PRECIOUS SISTER

Dear readers. First I wanna say thank you for all your comments and messages. It has been heart warming.

Precious Sister was a project my dear sister and I launched together a couple of years back and due to her not being with us anymore, I have decided not to work on this site any further. I will keep this site open in memory of my precious sister, Sussi. This was a very special project of ours, we had a lot of ideas and visions of what to make of this little beauty.

I have disabled commenting on the site, but feel free to contact me using the contact form if you have any questions regarding our projects or just wanna say hi.

I personally have chosen to focus on my photography. I’m in the process of building my new site www.house3003.com and blog, where I hope to include some smaller graphical project and how to’s. You are very welcome to stop by.

Thank you for all your love & support for Precious Sister.

Annika

DIY: MAKE CHALKBOARD CLOCK FROM POT LID

I have so much fun stuff going on today. I’m going to do a photo shoot at my sister’s house, which I’m really excited about. Then I’m eagerly awaiting new books from Amazon that will be arriving today. I just love getting inspiration in the mail. Last but not least, I have this great project to share with you; a chalkboard clock made from a pot lid.

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This is probably one of the most fun and awesome projects I have made in a long time. You see I’m so excited about this project and the result, that I just can’t get my hands down 🙂 And I’ll tell why this was such a great project. First; turning something old into something new makes me feel really creative. Second; the cost of making this clock was next to nothing and it was easy to make. Third; you can give this clock your own personal touch and design. Or maybe let your kids decorate it. Last, but not less important. It looks super trendy and gorgeous. Chalkboard paint and beautiful type goes so well together.

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You’ll need these materials:

– pot lid (drill hole for clockwork, if it’s not already there)
– chalkboard paint
– clock movement + hands
– white acrylic paint
– design of your choice (or use my design)
– chalk
– spray lacquer (spray lacquer for coal drawings works fine)

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PRINT CLOCK DESIGN HERE

FOLLOW THE STEPS IN THE PICTURE BELOW TO MAKE THE CLOCK:

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I hope you have as much fun with this project as I did.
Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

GORGEOUS PACKAGING

I love beautiful packaging and especially the kind I can keep and reuse as decoration or storage. Sometimes when I go shopping I catch myself wanting to buy products just for the packaging, not really needing the product at all. I like to follow thedieline.com, a package design website. They feature talented designers and you can find links to their work. A great place for graphic design inspiration. /Annika

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{images via thedieline.com}

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{images via thedieline.com}

1. Packaging design for The Hairy Bikers Designed by Here

2. Packaging design for Queen Mary Tea Designed by Niedermeier Design

3. Re-design of Folgers coffee Designed by Noah Love

4. Packaging design for Moomah Designed by Apartmentone

5. Packaging design for Flour Pot Bakery Designed by Sara Nicely

6. Packaging design for Vi Novell wine. Designed by Atipus