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DIY: BIRDIE MOBILE

Happy Thursday everyone. I have a gorgeous little project for you today. Remember the beginning of the month, when I told you about those two drift wood branches I was going to use for a project? Well, this is that project :) I used them for a very cute birdie mobile in pastel colors. Not many materials is needed and anyone can make one of these.

You'll need these materials:

2 x branches (the ones I used were about 30-35 cm long) 
sewing thread
sewing needle
metal wire 
scissor
laminator (or use really sturdy carton, if your printer can handle it)
thick A4 paper
prints A4 (download here

BIRDIE PRINT HERE


1. Print out the pattern on one side, flip and print the pattern w. birdie tracing on the other side. Make one sheet of each color. Laminate the sheets. This will make your mobile a bit more sturdy and last longer. If you don’t have a laminator, then use thick carton for the prints. Just remember that your printer needs to be able to handle the carton you use.

2. Cut out all the little birdies.

3. Use needle and thread. Create five strings of birdies by attaching the birdies to each other with thread between them. Make the distance about 10-15 cm.

4. Take your branches and place them in a X. Secure them to each by winding wire around the intersection. Make sure the branches are pretty level when you hold them up; otherwise the whole mobile will be crooked. Now make a small loop from a piece of wire and attach it to the intersection.

5. Attach all the strings of birdies to your branches, one on each arm and one in the middle. Hang your mobile and enjoy your finished project.

Happy project! See you tomorrow.

DIY GARDEN JOURNAL

A couple of days ago I showed you my newly built and planted balcony vegetable garden. Well, today I have something to go with that. Since it's a very small garden, I have left over seeds in little seed bags from the vegetables I planted, and I thought I would find a way to keep these. I might just need them later this summer, if I have to plant more. 

So I decided to make a small garden journal, where I could keep the seed bags handy and keep track of my little garden. 

You'll need the above materials and the download below.

DOWNLOAD COVER HERE 
For personal use only please. Copyright 
Precious Sister  

Take your A6 carton sheets, punch holes and write the names of the vegetables on each sheet. Glue or tape the back of the seed bags to the carton.

Use jute string to bind the whole thing together. 

You can use the journal to document your garden and date the process.

Have a great Monday.

GARDEN TABLE NAME TAGS

As we promised you in yesterdays post, today we have the name tag freebie and instruction for you. To make these tags you'll need burlap, yarn and of course the printout of the tags. 

1. Print out the tags and cut along the lines.
2. Write the names of your guest on the top tag (small one). 
3. Cut out a piece of burlap. Use the small tag to measure, but add about 1cm to the width. Now fringe the edge of the burlap on the long side, by removing a couple of threads.
4. Make tassels. See 'how to' here. (The tassel is optional and can be exchanged for a piece of string). 
5. Take the big tag, place the burlap piece in the middle and place the name tag on top. Make a hole for the tassel in one end. Use hole punch.
6. Secure the layers to each other by attaching the tassel.

DOWNLOAD TAGS HERE (6 tags in one A4 sheet)
For personal use only please. Copyright 
Precious Sister  

Happy printing and tasseling.

OWL POSTER FREEBIE

Today we have an adorable freebie for you. I made this print from one of my random sketches and I thought it would be perfect for the kiddies' room. 

DOWNLOAD OWL PRINT HERE
For personal use only please. Copyright Precious Sister

Have a great friday.

WEDDING DECOR PART II

Today I have a really cool post for all of you, who just love making homemade presents. For my wedding I made these party favors for people to take home, but they would work just as well as a hostess gift or if you just like surprising someone special with a homemade present. 

I made this like a set, with three different homemade gifts; a jar of jam, chocolate flake tops and brownie mix in a jar. I put labels on everything to give it a fun and pretty look.

The brownie mix idea is inspired by this post from Call Me Cupcake (just love that site). I adjusted the recipe slightly to only contain milk and dark chocolate and not white chocolate. The layering is as written in the recipe in the above picture, except you mix the salt, flour, baking powder and pour in one half before cocoa and other half after. Add a tag with the baking instructions to the jar. You can use this text:

Mix with the following ingredients:

3 large eggs
150 g butter
4 tbsp strong coffee
1 tsp vanilla 

Bake for 25-30 minutes at 175 C (350F) 
 

I made the jam from a bag of frozen mixed berries, but you can use any recipe you like for this one. Mine was kind of a testing recipe, which luckily turned out pretty well, so I don't have the exact measurements to give you at this point.

The bag of Chocolate flake tops is a favorite of mine. Super easy to make and I would also recommend them as snacks for kids, if you want something that doesn't contain lots of sugar and coloring. Right click the recipe card to download and print. You can use a small paper bag, pretty easy to get a hold on or maybe make your own. I used this template (without the closing at the top) and folded it from a piece of drawing foil I had laying around. 

I used a 1 liter jar for the brownie mix and a smaller for the jam. If you like to print these tags, you'll have to use approximately these size lids; brownie jar lid ca 8,7 cm in diameter and jam lid is ca. 5,8 cm. The extra white is to cover the sides of the lid. Print on adhesive paper, cut along the line and position the label in the middle of the jar lid and fold down the excess white onto the side of the lid. It will automatically get a wrinkled look. Use the square label to close the bag of chocolate flakes.

I you have any questions regarding this project, feel free to ask. 

Hope you have fun!

CHRISTMAS NOIR

This year I have totally fallen in love with an elegant 'Noir' style wrapping, with textured ribbons, lace and  twine. All wrapped in brown paper, giving it a touch of yesterday.
 
I start dreaming of a snowy Christmas in the City of Love, 
walking the streets of Paris, 
hand in hand with the man of my dreams.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merry 22. December. 
/Annika & Sussi
 
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CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS

Christmas is all about giving...and we like to do that with style. That means a present is not just a present, it's also about how it is presented. When it comes to wrapping presents, only ones imagination sets the limit. If you are a crafty person, my guess is that you have a lot of buttons and ribbons laying around waiting for an occasion like this. But any beautifully wrapped presents needs a beautiful tag, and we have just that for you.
Here's a set of four different colored tags with individual text.
 
 
 
Download Christmas gift tags here
 
 
Merry 21. December. 
/Annika & Sussi
 
 
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PRESENT TAGS

It's nice when a gift is presented well and I especially like when you use a box with a lid. It looks so good when you open it and the present is just laying there looking up at you.
 
These tags are perfect for just that. They will secure the box lid and add a perfect touch to you wrapping. Print them out on either adhesive paper or regular paper, and glue them to the box.
 
 
 
Download present tags here
 
 
Merry 20. December. 
/Annika & Sussi
 
 
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GIFT BAG TEMPLATE

This is an awesome printable for little gifts and treats. 
The bag measures: height: 13 cm, width: 9 cm and depth: 5 cm. 
Choose from 4 different colors
 
 
Print the template and cut out along black lines. Score along white lines. Make holes as marked and assemble the bag. Secure it with glue/tape along side. Cut two pieces of string and make handles.
 
 
 
Download red goodie bag here

Download blue goodie bag here

Download brown goodie bag here

Download latte goodie bag here

Merry 19. December. 
/Annika & Sussi
 
 
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PACK OF CHRISTMAS CARDS

There's nothing like receiving a card on Christmas. I love to receive a card with a small personal message. This little printable could be used as a small gift as it works as a small collection of cards.  
It's a set of 4 cards in different colors with individual text. You also get an envelope/case to store all the cards. 
 
 
 
 
For best result, print on carton like sheet, so the cards get a postcard feel.
 
Download envelope here
Download cards here
 
 
Merry 12. December. 
/Annika & Sussi
 
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