WritingMonique
November 19, 2014

It was hard to wait this long but we’re half through November, so I think it’s time to start some festive DIY projects. I am a huge candy cane lover, so it wasn’t that hard when I needed to choose a first Christmas DIY for this year. Looking a bit further than the usual wreaths, ornaments and garlands, I came up with these wonderful candy cane rings. Amazing for every Christmas dinner hostess this year!

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November 11, 2014

Phew! The last couple of days have been quite the rough road. Being busy and having quite a long to-do list always seems to pair up with feeling poorly. Luckily the last days I have been feeling more myself again, and being able to get my mind around a few crazy colorful DIY’s. One of which I’ll show you right now.. my lovely bunch of balloon flowers.

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November 4, 2014

 

A little while back IKEA came out with their own papershop; a department filled with the best of the best for giftwrapping. Since the start of this new collection I got a few questions from readers about what to do with the  colorful honeycombs. So I went and picked some up, because they are too cute to leave but if you buy them you should have inspiration to use these lovelies, shouldn’t you?

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October 28, 2014

In The Netherlands we don’t celebrate Halloween, which means I don’t have to feel afraid walking the streets but it also means that we won’t get the chance to dress-up in the great costums you see on every DIY blog right now.  Luckily I did make some amazing decorations which will, at least, make our house a bit Halloweeny this year.

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October 20, 2014

If there is any holiday I miss here it’s definitely  Halloween. The bigger cities in The Netherlands celebrate it, but unfortunately I don’t live in one of them… That means I never get to see dressed-up children at my doorstep and I never get to give candy out… BUT that doesn’t mean that I don’t allow myself the priviledge to buy sweets and create small trick-or-treat monsters. If children don’t want them… I’ll eat them myself!

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October 17, 2014

This is the most exciting I have ever been, I believe! Today is the day that I can (finally!) show you my first CraftingMonique collection! It took me months to figure out the designs and materials, but I am so happy with these final results and can’t wait to share them! My first cute, small and especially festive gift collection!

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October 13, 2014

Y’all know how much I love everything Disney! And I know most of you won’t turn down an amazing Disney DIY! So let’s combine our love and create some cute clothespins with the best Disney characters out there! Let’s start with a few lyrics from one of my personal favorites: ‘Heigh-Ho Heigh-Ho, It’s Off To Work We Go….’

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October 7, 2014

Who doesn’t like to recieve money? And doesn’t it get even better when that money is chocolate? I had the change to recieve these amazing gift boxes from Selfpackaging (who by the way have the best and most unique collection of gift boxes I have ever seen!) and with the upcoming Dutch holiday: Sinterklaas, our stores are filled with these money chocolates. To good to leave behind and too cute to not give away!

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October 3, 2014

I’m sure a lot of you by now have heard of me expanding my blog by opening my own webshop. Till a few days ago it was a dream, but the last couple of days have been filled with brainstorming for ideas, checking every DIY item I have ever made, and pushing myself through the pain that’s called math. I thought I’d share a little bit of the journey, and the items I’ll use, with you today…

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September 17, 2014

After a lovely warm and sunny summer it can be a bit depressing seeing the weather change and the clouds getting dark early at night. Almost every year this happens to me, but this year everything seems different. I have never been this excited for the fall ever, in my life, never! The warm colors, beautiful nature and drinking a lot of hot chocolate make me really enthusiastic. And when I am enthusiastic about something… I cover it with confetti!

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