Colourful Customised Bookmarks

As Teachers’ Day is approaching, an appreciative teacher asked me to help create customised bookmarks for her fellow colleagues, which I readily agreed.

Customised Teachers' Day BookmarksThese bookmarks may look simple and easy to make but they are not. Not only are they time consuming, they also require tonnes of patience. Furthermore, I had a lot of problems calibrating my cutter to cut the intricate parts.

Customised Teachers' Day Bookmarks (b)

Seriously, making 50 bookmarks is no joke but thankfully I managed to complete them in time…*phew*

More importantly, my effort in creating these bookmarks is no where near the effort put in by teachers to nurture our young ones…

Thank You Dear Teachers and have a Happy Teachers’ Day!

Wolfberry Fruit Container

I love creating labels…they are so fun and easy!

My latest creation is this wolfberry fruit 枸杞子 label. Most people prefer cooking wolfberry fruit in their soups or drinking it with tea. However, I prefer eating it on its own as it tastes somewhat sweet and chewy, similar to raisins. 

I simply reused a biscuit container that I like (because of its silver lid) and added a wolfberry fruit label onto it. Now, it is the designated wolfberry fruit container which my mum constantly refills only with wolfberry fruit…YEAH! 

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Some time back, I came across some pretty plastic containers with a gold lid which I couldn’t resist not buying. So I bought them and created a different label for each container. It’s weird that I created two Nuts label despite I do not eat any type of nuts at all. I guess I just like making new stuff but then again I can’t keep them all…so these pretty containers are for sale…do check them out here.

Decoupage Drawer & Cabinet Knobs

This is what I do when I’m bored…decoupage drawer knobs and change them when I feel like it. I’ve decoupage the knobs for my tv console, coffee table drawers, study room drawers and kitchen cabinets. Most of the knobs were original, those that came together with my furniture. I simply unscrew them out, decoupage them and place them back in. It’s really quite easy to do so.

What I did

  1. Measure the knobs and cut some fabric into circles of the same size as the knobs or slightly bigger, depending on whether the knobs has a flat (same size) or curved surface (slightly bigger).
  2. Use Mod Podge to stick the fabric onto the knobs and then coat over the fabric with more mod podge.
  3. Wait for knobs to dry and coat it a few more times.
  4. Add Mod podge dimensional magic to give the knobs a slightly more 3D feel.
  5. Let the knobs dry.
  6. Finally, just to ensure that it lasts, spray the knobs with a clear acrylic sealer.
  7. Let it dry and it’s done!

Cute…Customised…Cans

Customised plastic tins for students (a)

Customised plastic cans

Customised plastic tins for students (b)

Customised plastic cans

These customised plastic and metal cans were a request from a sweet and caring teacher who wanted to give her students a present to encourage them for their upcoming exams. The customised cans included the name of student, class and the teacher’s 2-word message to them.

Now the teacher is able to place some treats inside the cans and when her students have finished their treats, they will be able to wash the cans and keep it as a memento.

 

Pastel Paper Flower Balls

I saw many different types of paper flower balls online and thought that it would be really nice to have a few pastel flower balls on my wedding reception table. Moreover, it didn’t look that difficult to make since all I needed was styrofoam balls, massive amount of pins, and paper cut-out.

However, what I didn’t realise is that, making these flower balls is seriously time consuming. Thankfully, they look so sweet after completion and I can see them being placed in almost any part of my house.

*Special thanks to the sweet girly who bought all these pins from her neighbourhood shop for me.

DIY Pastel Paper Flower balls

 

 

Sprucing up CNY Containers

We usually try to reuse containers from the Chinese New Year goodies but the red lid simply didn’t fit in or at least that’s how I feel. So I painted the lid and added a label for the container. Now it fits in perfectly =)

Live in the Moment

These drawings were inspired and drawn after my beach resort holiday, island hopping trips and long hours in the sea and pool.

They are definitely far from perfection but effectively conveys my feelings of tranquility and simplicity. Taking a break allows us to spend quality time with the ones who matter most and appreciating the simple wonders in life.

一起活在当下吧!