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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Monday, December 17, 2012

Spikes, Studs and Fishnets Christmas

They're everywhere! Shoes, bags, shirts, jeans, iPad sleeves, jackets, hats so why not Christmas? A little risque but if your home is either very modern or classical, a choc culturel can do it good.

What you'll need:
  • Spikes, Studs and fishnet stocking
  • Plain Christmas ornaments
  • Bells
  • Glue Gun
  • Yarn

Raquel S.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

A Star? It Says So

This is Christmas craft #2 and it's by far my favorite. Although i'm really excited and proud of the upcoming posts , this one is special because it came out of desperation!

After several failed attempts at making a unique star for our tree , i gave up and went shopping for one. Sadly yet luckily nothing caught my eye and out of the blue i got this silly idea to make a sign that says "Star" . I ran it by my husband who thought it was genius so i guess I'm lucky he's a fan!

What i used:
-Chalkboard Spray
-White Chalk

Start with a cardboard cut out. It can be any shape you want except a star. I found the circle to be the easiest shape to hang at the tip of the tree

Spray it with chalkboard paint and allow it to dry very well. Don't use a hair dryer, let it air dry for best results

I chose to write Star in 3 languages : English, French and Italian.

Other ideas would be to make one that says "Star Here" or "I am a Star" 

And since it's chalk, you can even make a daily Christmas countdown 

 Raquel S.

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