Healing stone and crystal pendants are back in if the collection of Healing Stone Wrap Pendants in Topshop are anything to go by. Although not a big believer in the healing properties of crystals or stones (I just can't get my head around it!), I love how they look and thought I'd have a go at creating my very own faux healing crystal necklace. To keep this post from becoming too long and complicated, I've shown you how I created the crystal out of clay in this post and next week, will share with you how I wire wrapped it and turned it into a necklace.
2. Spread the love by Martha Stewart
3. Valentine's Felt Heart Decor by Isoscella
4. Conversation Heart Macarons by Sugar & Cloth
5. Sweet Heart Earrings by Fall for DIY
Whether you're celebrating valentine's, wanting to give a thoughtful little gift to your nearest and dearest or deservedly making yourself a little treat, these 5 heart-warming DIY's are just the ticket! And although I'm posting these with valentine's in mind, purely because they're heart-shaped, these DIY's make lovely gifts and decorations that aren't eye-wateringly soppy so you can create or use them all year round. Perfect!
I'm having so much fun with my 5 Fave Friday posts at the moment, hence me posting two in such a short period of time!
Let me know what you think of the DIY's above and if you enjoy these kind of posts :)
If you read my valentine's day DIY post earlier in the week, you'll know that me and my boyfriend don't really do valentine's day and consequently, don't get each other valentine's cards. If we did celebrate it though, I would definitely be getting him one of these wonderfully non-cheesy and hilarious greeting cards. I love cards like these; they just feel a touch more personal and real compared to the, what for me feels overly gushy, valentine's cards that you find in card shops. I especially love number 2 and 5 because they not only make me smile, but they're just so true.
What do you think of these cards?
Let me know in the comments below! :)
I'm really not into Valentine's day. Despite being in a long term relationship, every year it comes around and it just annoys me (sorry!). Perhaps it's the pressure it places on couples to make extravagant (and often expensive!) gestures or the unnecessary reminder to singletons that they are, in fact, single. Either way, my boyfriend and I rarely celebrate it; last year, as a good will gesture to the day I bought him a steak and he bought me some chocolate. But in fact, that isn't really that unusual for us, and buying lavish gifts for a day that as far as I'm aware has become popular because of card companies, isn't really my cup of tea.