November 27, 2015

19 Giveaways to make your Festive Season even more Magical!

19 Giveaways from the bloggers behind the holiday collective | @fallfordiy

You know I told you about The Holiday Collective right? And you know I told you that we had one or two tricks up our sleeve to help you make Christmas awesome? Well I might have under egged the nog because we've got not one or two, but an amazing 19 giveaways to win some really exciting prizes. In fact I'm a little jealous that you guys get to enter and I don't!

Each of these giveaways will be running for three days so follow me and save this post in Bloglovin or Pin it to make sure you keep up with and enter to win each prize!

Friday Nov. 27 | Design Improvised | $400 box of Martha Stewart Crafts supplies

Saturday Nov. 28 | Pars Caeli | $100 to Seedling

Sunday Nov. 29 | Fall for DIY | Silhouette Cameo

Monday Nov. 30 | Squirrelly Minds | $200 to SnapBox

Tuesday Dec. 1 | This Little Street | $200 to Anthropologie and a beauty assortment box

Wednesday Dec. 2 | Idle Hands Awake | $150 to Artfully Walls

Thursday Dec. 3 | A Bubbly Life | $250 to Pottery Barn Teen

Friday Dec. 4 | Alice & Lois | $200 to Banana Republic

Saturday Dec. 5 | This Heart of Mine | 4 pairs of Livie & Luca shoes

Sunday Dec. 6 | The Merrythought | 1 adult bicycle and 1 kids bicycle from Brilliant Bicycles Co.

Monday Dec. 7 | Shrimp Salad Circus | $200 to Michaels

Tuesday Dec. 8 | Lovely Indeed | $150 to Social Print Studio

Wednesday Dec. 9 | A Girl Named PJ | $250 to BRIKA

Thursday Dec. 10 | Brepurposed | Welcome package & $100 to Spoonflower

Friday Dec. 11 | Damask Love | Cricut prize bundle

Saturday Dec. 12 | Hey There Home | $200 to Pottery Barn

Sunday Dec. 13 | Alice and Lois | Minted gift card

Monday Dec. 14 | Hello Lidy | A pair of Lotta from Stockholm clogs (up to $200 value)

Tuesday Dec. 15 | Lulu the Baker | $200 to Design Life Kids

As you can see I'm giving away a Silhouette Cameo and I've been playing with mine all week to show you some of the things it can do! I've been having the best time creating these paper #craftlays on Instagram! So much fun I'm offering them as phone wallpapers. Just click on the image to save then position as your wallpaper as you like!

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If you can't wait to get your hands on a Silhouette machine for yourself then check out some of the Black Friday deals that are running right now until December 4th:

  • Free Shipping on order over $50.00
  • 40% off almost everything in the Silhouette America store
  • 20% off Silhouette Design Store Subscriptions
  • Machine bundles as low as $99.99 including 
  • Silhouette Mint $99.99
  • Portrait & Mint $189.99
  • CAMEO $199.99
  • CAMEO & Portrait $289.99

Just use the code "BLACK" to get your deal or come back on Sunday if you''re feeling lucky and enter the CAMEO Giveaway!! But before you do anything scroll back up and get entering the competitions on the list above!

November 26, 2015

Buy or DIY | Seven Winter Hat Hacks to keep you Cosy & Stylish

Buy or DIY 7 Stylish winter hat hacks

I have that kind of hair that frizzes wildly out of control at the mere sight of cloud, so for me winter is always about how I can keep my hair under control and not look like I'm living in arctic conditions. This means that in any given winter month I have a number of hats for any mood (or outfit) I might be in. So much so that they have gone way past being a practical item and are now part of my daily winter uniform (even if they're not on my head you know there's one in my bag... just in case!)

My hats range from DIY numbers like this Gem stone beanie, to soft, faux fur, pom pom topped, woollies. But you know what they (I) say. A girl can never have too many hats! So here are seven that you can buy OR DIY. Or if you're looking for a bargain check out this collection of winter knitted hats for even more inspiration!

*This blog post was written in collaboration with eBay. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Fall For DIY!

November 24, 2015

Marbled Paper Chain Christmas Decoration

DIY Marbled Paper Chain Christmas Decoration | Fall For DIY

This marbled paper chain christmas decoration might be one of the quickest, easiest and perhaps most wonderful festive DIY ever made! (Well by my two hands at least.) And it's a great way to use up off cuts and left over contact paper from projects like these DIY Marble Planters or these Marbled Envelopes. I think you already get how this one goes but here are the directions anyway!

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Contact paper | Craft knife | Cutting Mat | Ruler

DIY Marbled Paper Chain Christmas Decoration | Fall For DIY

Cut the marbled paper into equal sized strips. Peel off the backing paper and loop sticking one end over the other. Take another strip and peel off the backing paper before threading it through the loop. Stick the ends together to start creating the chain.

DIY Marbled Paper Chain Christmas Decoration | Fall For DIY DIY Marbled Paper Chain Christmas Decoration | Fall For DIY

The one downside to this ease of using contact paper is that the inside of the chain links are sticky so you have to be careful when handling it. If any parts stick to each other they should be easy to pull apart. On the plus side it's really easy to stick to anything. Hang it anywhere!

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November 20, 2015

Irresistibly Easy DIYs for Christmas

Irresistibly easy DIYs for Christmas | Fall For DIY round up

Guys, life it chaotic right now. It's Christmas all over this joint - but not in a beautifully decorated way. It's more of a strewn decorations here, scattered eucalyptus leaves over there sort of festive feeling. I'm enjoying this build up to when I get to do it for real. I even got to make a mess with wrapping paper yesterday! But I still have so many ideas to share with you.

I know what you're thinking right now (or at least I think I do!) Christmas is stressful enough without the chaos of over complicated DIYs. That's why at this time of year I strive to keep things simple and make life a little easier on myself. So when I wrote this post on 5 must have supplies for an easy Christmas it got me thinking. What amazing and super doable DIY's can I actually find to do with these supplies? So I did some research and came up with this list:

1. Honeycomb gift toppers - Minted blog
2. Star Garland (cut the stars out of glitter paper and glue together back to back over a length of string.
3. Tattoo Transfer Baubles - Tattly
4. Calligraphy Gift Labels - The Pretty Blog
5. Easy Tube Rings - Fall For DIY (Us!)
6. Beaded Snowflake - By Blikfang

If you want to see even more essential Christmas crafting supplies then click here and start dreaming up what you can do with them! Let me know in the comment if I've left anything out or if you have any go to Christmas craft items!