Monday, January 21, 2013

Life and Love Travel - Part Un

"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer".

It's hard to believe that i havent posted about this subject yet ! There's nothing more inspiring than flipping through your holiday pictures at the start of a week to remind you that if you work hard enough, you'll get a well deserved holiday to a new destination....

So in preparation of the next post , i edited a few of my Hipstamatic holiday pictures from 2011 and added some cool fonts. I won't tell you why just yet!

Happy Travel
Raquel S.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

DIY Coffee Cup Sleeve for Brides

Happy New Year dear DIY bloggers and followers! 2013 will be BellesOfBeirut's 3d year and i started feeling the pressure to reinvent myself with new ideas and crafts , could there be a writer's block for crafty people? ? ? I'll just have to wait and see

With this post , im actually cheating because it's something i made for my wedding in 2012 but was so busy with Christmas celebrations that i forgot to share it with you! So here goes . . .

Most of my married friends advised that i should keep sipping coffee to help me overcome sleep deprivation symptoms but when i woke at 5 am full of energy and buzzing with excitement, my mother advised that i should go for Chamomile tea instead  :) Wether a caffeine drink or herbal tea, i didn't want to carry a cup , it was the Bride's cup , it has to be special. Its her wedding day!

What you'll need :

  • Coffee paper cup with a sleeve. The one you can get at any coffee chain like Starbucks  or Tim Hortons
  • Graphic or colored paper
  • Colored pen
  • Pencil , scissors and glue

Raquel S.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

DIY Cheese N' Charcuterie Platter Labels

It is the last post for 2012 and what a year it's been! As a finale , here's something quick and simple that many of you might find useful especially if hosting a new year's party .

You'll need:

  • wine corks (no shortage of those this time around)
  • BBQ sticks
  • colored paper
  • blade or knife
  • glue

Before we start crafting , here some Cheese and Wine pairing principles which i displayed on the tabele and which the guests found quite interesting!

Bonne Annee et Bonne Sante!

Raquel S.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A DIY Christmas Night In

Christmas is just around the corner and i am done with all the decorating so now we celebrate! Just last week a few friends of mine hosted a fabulous Christmas girls night in, each one of us had to make a Christmas inspired dish . The issue was that i have a cooking handicap so i planned a crafting project instead . Here are some of the pictures from that night

We made a Christmas wish jar using mason jars, magazine cut outs, glue, mod podge and white tissue paper.
This was inspired by the Fashion Collection Candles craft from last year, click here to see

 The girls started off by making magazine cut outs of their Christmas must haves

Some looked for furniture 

Others were inspired by sports

The rest were label junkies

Tamara's jar in the making

Working hard

Concentration levels peaked

Team work!

 Very intense


Raquel S.

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