Posts Tagged ‘Polka Dot Bride’

Atypical Type A DIY paper pinwheel

Hello friends! So the move went well on the weekend, thanks to our families’ help. I’d unpacked all of the essentials by the end of Sunday and since then I’ve been busy painting my office.

I’ll have some progress shots for you soon. In the meantime here is a sweet tutorial I did for Polka Dot Bride.


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geometric clay place card holder by Atypical Type A


I had SUCH a good time working on this shoot so I’m pleased to present the final DIY from the day.

You can find all the instructions for the geometric clay place card holders over on Polka Dot Bride.

They’d work really nicely as little photo holders too, don’t you think?

Creative Direction & Styling: Alanna Lock / Photography: Bentinmarcs / Coordination: Love Beth Events


It is going to be another stinking hot weekend here in Adelaide. Hence, perfect to be spending doing some craft under the airconditioner.

I made these table numbers for Polka Dot Bride. You can use the same technique to make all kinds of art – like ‘love’ or a heart as a Valentine’s Day gift perhaps?

Check out the project details here.

Creative Direction & Styling: Alanna Lock / Photography: Bentinmarcs / Flowers: Austin Bloom / Coordination: Love Beth Events

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DIY ombre napkins

Ready or not, it’s time for the Christmas posts to begin! I did this fun shoot the other day, the first tutorial of which is now up on Polka Dot Bride.

Find out how to make your own ombre dyed napkins here.

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peg escort cards

Gosh, I have missed blogging! I’ve had computer issues (as in, I didn’t have a computer because it died) and then we went on holiday. I am still catching up on work which means I’ve had little time for blog projects, but I have some good stuff on the horizon. I’ve just signed up for another of Holly Becker’s classes so hopefully that will help motivate me back into the blogging swing of things.

In the meantime, here is my latest tutorial for Polka Dot Bride. You could adapt it for everyday life by gluing magnets to the back and instead of table numbers, stamping filing notes (e.g. ‘To pay’ or ‘To file’) or days of the week (to plan your meals).

You can find the full tutorial here.

No-sew wedding banner

Hello friends! I hope you’ve had a great week. If you’ve got a wedding or other celebration on the horizon, I’ve got a cute DIY bunting tutorial for you… no sewing required.

Head over to Polka Dot Bride for the full how-to.

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You may have noticed him featured in our bathroom makeover, but I made this little paint-dipped pot for a feature over on Polka Dot Bride.

Check out the full tutorial!

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It seems winter is trying to make the most of the last couple of weeks of the season and give us day after day of dreadful weather.

Still, all the rainy days mean it’s perfect weather for baking!

I tried my hand at this citrus mud cake with, shall we say, mixed success. Only halfway through the cooking time it was well and truly browned so (after a quick skewer test) I deemed it ready. Unfortunately it was totally undercooked in the middle. It was very tasty though!

Happily, I had more luck with the cake topper. You can find the tutorial today over on Polka Dot Bride.

Thanks to Little Sweet Styling for lending me the beautiful cake stand.

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Looking for a cheap but impressive way to mark your guests’ seats for your next dinner party?

Head over to Polka Dot Bride where I’m sharing how to whip up these rustic-yet-glam gilded place card leaves.

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