DIY Collection

A few days ago, I shared all the links for the baking recipes on this blog. I thought it would be fun to see all the DIY I’ve done so far as well. This was also something I wanted to do more of this year, so it will be nice to see all the things I’ve made in one post.

Travel Wall

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I recently did an update on how my travel wall is going. I have so much I want to add to it still. In general, I have lots of home decor idea, but I don’t want to run out of wall space haha! Looking at my travel wall definitely helps to inspire my wanderlust.

Travel Scrapbook

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If you don’t know, I went to Peru a few years back. It was an amazing trip and I made a scrapbook detailing where we went and what we did. I love looking back at this scrapbook, and I’ve been thinking about making one for our recent Japan trip.

Element Jars

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My first Pinterest inspired craft, and it came out really well! I only needed a few items to make these element inspired jars. They still sit on our windowsill today and look exactly the same as they did 6 months ago.

Rustic Wall Hanging Sconce

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This is the DIY project I’m most proud of! I did this as a collab with Sarah over at Vintage Tea Rose. As inspiration, we looked at lots of Pinterest ‘Mason Jar Hangings’, then did our own spin on it. I had so much fun putting this together, staining the wood, attaching the clamps and jars, even buying the flowers!

Marbled Jars

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This little project is easy in theory but tricky in execution. Sometimes you wind up with something incredibly beautiful, while sometimes I end up underwhelmed with the pattern. Either way, it is something I want to try again.

Crayon Art

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This is still by far one of the most fun projects I’ve ever done. Melting crayons with a hairdryer on a canvas. I really recommend it, but make sure you protect whatever surface you’re working on.

My “Blue” Zine


Making this little zine made me so happy. I’ve since made another one for my dad’s birthday, filled with pictures of all of us growing up. There’s an endless list of things to make a zine about!

I have future DIY plans that I’m excited to try. Pinterest has so much creativity and inspiration that I always add more to my boards.

What DIY project have you been working on?


Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
  1. I did a take on the element jars with Brownies tonight. They absolutely loved it πŸ˜€

    1. Yay! That’s so awesome!

  2. Great seeing all your DIY’s together like this. I love that you’re most proud of the one we did together πŸ˜‰

    1. It’s fun having them all in one post! Haha, it really is! I loved getting all the items together and then making the wall hanging πŸ˜€

  3. Love your element and marbled jars, those are lovely!

    1. I had so much fun making them! πŸ˜€

  4. Wow your so creative. Is that world map the one that you can scratch off where you have been!?

    1. Thank you so much! It is one of those maps, it’s been fun getting to scratch off the countries I’ve been to πŸ™‚

      1. That’s so cool I saw them on Pinterest 😍

  5. Wow loving all these diys!! They are all so good xx

    1. Thanks Amelia! πŸ˜€

      1. It’s okay xx

  6. Wow, you’re looking like a real DIY pro! I’m sure once we get a house I’ll find cool stuff like these to make (:

    1. It’s so much fun to try out all these different little activities! I hope you have as much fun making some random little DIY’s one day too πŸ˜€

  7. Oh so many good ones!! They all came out so well!! The element jars and the marbles jars are really freaking pretty but I think the hanging sconce are my fave!

    1. Thanks Rossy, I really lucked out with the DIY projects I tried! There’s still more jar DIYs I want to try, Pinterest has endless ideas haha!

  8. Girl you are so talented and so creative! I love reading bait your different projects! <3

    1. Haha thank you! These DIY projects are so much fun to do! πŸ˜€

  9. Wow these DIYs are seriously the best. The element jars are my fave though. I saw all of these on Pinterest but I never seem to get around so as to making them you are an awesome and talented writer.

    1. Thank you! I’m really happy with how the element jars came out. They do take some time to do, but they’re a fun way to kill some time πŸ™‚

      1. Ya and I suppose u felt accomplished after making them I always do

  10. The wall scones look great. I love photos. I can’t get enough of them.

    1. Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun making them πŸ™‚

  11. Love the element jars and the wall sconce πŸ˜€ Looks great. I’m gonna try to make those jars.

    1. Thank you! Definitely give them a go, they were a lot of fun to make πŸ™‚

  12. Fun! Your travel DIYs make me want to 1) Make something from my travels and 2) Travel more πŸ™‚

    1. I’m glad you like it! It’s definitely great as both travel memento and for inspiring wanderlust! πŸ€—

  13. I love you ideas, make me want to do something πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, definitely give them a go! πŸ™‚

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