A DIY project for every other Wednesday : Washi Tape Wanders

HOORAY for making it half way through this week! Welcome to the first of our new posts, "A DIY project for every other Wednesday". Today we’re bringing a pretty and decorative DIY your way. We know washi tape isn’t exactly the new kid on the block in the craft world but we just can’t seem to shake our love for this amazing sticky tape! We hope to inspire you with a few cute ideas so you can see just how easy it is to use this versatile little tape. The list is endless really (and that’s just another reason why we love this stuff!).  You can purchase the ones featured in this post from our Elephantshoe online shoppe.

From sprucing up ordinary tea light candles (a great way to add some romance to the dinner table, bedroom or even bathroom), sticking inspirational pictures to your office wall, giving a boring notebook a makeover, adding a touch of YOU to your phone cover, finishing off a lovely parcel for a dear friend, to decorating some glass jars for bits and bobs. If all of those ideas still don’t inspire you buy a roll and keep it on standby because it’s just pretty to look at too!

Stripes + spots + geometric shapes = LOVE   Make an old book look brand new with your own personalised patterns.

Wrap the tops of plain wooden cutlery to bring in your chosen colours and patterns for your party. 

Display portfolio pieces, photographs and prints. This handy tape sticks to walls and isn't permanent like a hole in your wall. 

Transform plain glass jars and vases with a dash of tape. 

Allo Movellous Movember {Free Digital Calendar & Printable}

WOW! It's that time of year already, I'm spotting guys all around the city with tufts of hair growing under their noses which will soon be proud fully grown mustaches. It's the beginning of November, which really means it's the beginning of MOVEMBER. A month in which Mo Bros around the world raise awareness of prostate cancer by encouraging men to get annual check-ups and to be aware of a family history of cancer and their lifestyle. Find out a little more & register to participate on movember.com

I think it is important to encourage & MO-tivate all guys to stay healthy so I've designed a Digital Movember Desktop calendar as a gently reminder. The Pretty Blog & Elephantshoe blog readers can download it for FREE right here. Movember Calendar

Just because us ladies can't grow a Mo doesn't mean we can't join in the awareness celebrations. We have also designed a cute Washi Tape Mustache Free Printable for you to use in a variety of ways, download the PDF, print and go Washi Tape crazy by applying fun colored & printed tape to the blank mustaches, then trim your range of unique mustaches on the outer lines. 


Use these as party props, decorate your jars in your home and office space, attach them to paper straws, make fridge magnets the ideas are endless. Use your own Washi Tape or purchase some fun colours from our Shoppe.


Our friend Andre from Blackframe Photography always pops by to our studio to help me with the photography of our DIY & Free Printable Projects and I just want to send a big THANK YOU to him for always taking such beautiful photographs for us to share here and on the pretty blog. Thanks Andre, you're a legend! 

Happy Movember  

Lets change the face of mens health with the movember.com

Love Sam  

from the "Elephant factory"