• DIY: kids dessert bar cart

    Posted on February 10, 2017 by Magdalena, Unleash Creative in DIY, sponsored, Tutorial.

    You’ve read the title, so you know this post is all about getting your DIY on for a dessert bar cart! Heck yes, have there ever been sweeter words uttered than DESSERT. BAR. CART. Being the up-cycler and re-user that I am (I hate wastage), I’m forever searching for discarded or unloved items + materials […]

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  • DIY: Polish folk paper cut heart (Wycinanki)

    Posted on February 7, 2017 by Magdalena, Unleash Creative in creative inspiration, DIY, Tutorial.

      As folk as it gets, Wycinanki (click here to hear it being pronounced) translates to paper cuttings which were an inexpensive means of decorating the homes of Polish peasants and were popular from the mid 19th century. They were generally made by women using sheep-shearing scissors and any readily available paper. Layers of coloured paper were cut […]

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  • DIY: donut parcel mailer

    Posted on August 2, 2016 by Magdalena, Unleash Creative in DIY, Tutorial.

    Receiving cute stuff in the mailbox is such a sweet treat. Decorating a parcel or envelope can truly brighten your recipients day. And I am yet to find a person who doesn’t like a donut (or doughnut depending on where you’re located in the world). So I’ve combined mail and donuts to create a mailable […]

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  • ‘I heart’ DIY Wall-Mounted Shelf

    Posted on July 26, 2016 by Magdalena, Unleash Creative in DIY, sponsored, Tutorial.

    Oh my gosh you guys! You know how you get an idea in your head and then you spend heaps of time working on it and it turns out nothing like you had hoped it would. Well this is one of those rare times when a DIY idea has turned out even better than I imagined […]

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  • 7 ideas to show off your iron-on patches

    Posted on May 20, 2016 by Magdalena, Unleash Creative in creative inspiration, DIY.

    You’ve been collecting those iron-on embroidered patches that seem to be such a massive trend item right now and you’re starting to wonder what on earth you’re going to do with them all. I have a small collection going myself (it’s for the kids, I swear) and so I started thinking about fun ways of […]

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  • creative spotlight: Care Packages [book] by Michelle Mackintosh

    Posted on May 18, 2016 by Magdalena, Unleash Creative in books, creative spotlight.

    In what is a beautiful follow up to ‘Snail Mail‘ released through Hardie Grant last year, Michelle Mackintosh has delivered another delicious book jam-packed full of beautiful photography and practical advice on sending mailable gifts. Care Packages follows a familiar format to Snail Mail  with suggested types of creative packages and occasions for sending, techniques, templates, DIY’s […]

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  • Etsy craft party + himmeli tutorial

    Posted on May 12, 2016 by Magdalena, Unleash Creative in creative inspiration, DIY, events, Tutorial.

    By now, I’m guessing that you have heard about Etsy Craft Party which has been running as an annual global initiative to bring creative folks together on one day – all for the sake of craft + connecting + inspiring + learning + sharing. This year is no different and for me, personally, it will be the […]

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  • DIY ideas for pimping your notebook

    Posted on March 8, 2016 by Magdalena, Unleash Creative in DIY, sponsored, Tutorial.

    If you’re anything like me, then you might be a bit partial to stationery and craft supplies. I have an excessive amount of notebooks and notepads in a variety of spiral-bound, book-bound, plain, patterned, small, large, medium, ruled, dotted + grid books. Excessive, I totally know that. But I like to have options. I start […]

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  • DIY: desk organiser

    Posted on February 24, 2016 by Magdalena, Unleash Creative in DIY, sponsored, Tutorial.

    Week after week, our recycling bin at home is full well before rubbish collection day. I’m always looking for ways to up-cycle and recycle our consumables into something useful, without looking like it’s literally a pile of garbage hot-glued together with a dash of glitter. I’m also desperately trying to be more organised in my […]

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  • your guide to buying handmade: 5 things you should never say to a creative

    Posted on February 11, 2016 by Magdalena, Unleash Creative in the hard stuff.

    There is a certain handmade / designer etiquette that should not have to be discussed, yet, time after time I find myself shaking my head at the comments on Instagram and Facebook below a photo of someone’s beautiful work. Someone who is trying to make a living off selling their work. It’s as though it’s eluded the commenter […]

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