Restyle 2014 highlights!Β 

Last year I participated in restyle run by Telstra Perth Fashion Festival. There are prompts for each day and you have to find a piece of clothing to match that prompt from an op shop. Here are some of my favourites from last year: 

Outerwear: fake fur from Good Sammys  
Tailored: hand me down houndstooth pants from my mum’s friend 

  
Sheer: a $3 top 

  
Arm candy: a fishy can basket 

  
Floral: standing outside my classroom

  
DIY: a ripped dress I turned into a top

  
Classic

  
Double denim 

  
It was so much fun! Restyle 2015 starts on Monday and I will be participating once again and blogging everyday!!

Casey xxx

DIY shadow box refurbishΒ 

My husband use to have this beautiful shadow box in his room when he was a child. He had all his little trinkets and toys in there. When his mother asked if we wanted it, I jumped at the chance. 

 
To begin with I went to Bunnings and bought sandpaper and varnish. I think sandpaper the whole thing. Then I did one coat of varnish and let it dry. The next day I did one more coat. 

   
  

   

We then hung the box in the hall outside our bedroom. Josh’s mum still had some of his trinkets from when he was young, so I put them in and added a few of mine. 

   
       

Casey xxx

DIY Bar Cart

Today I’m feeling in a very DIY mood. My last big DIY project was nearly a year ago!! I always wanted a bar cart and found this white trolley at a small church op shop for $10! 

  

I bought some sand paper and blue spray paint then got to work. I took it apart, gave it a light sanding and then carefully spray painted the white parts. I love the final result!   

 

I’m continually adding bits and pieces. I particularly like different drinking straws, gin and flowers! 

   

  

  

Casey xxxx 

Our Wedding Day- The Reception

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We arrived at East Fremantle Yacht Club on our boat, which was a surprise! The MC called the guests into the balcony to welcome us!

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Our decorations were done by my mother and her good friend. The flowers were amazing by Signature Floral Design. I am very nostalgic and wanted my beautiful grandparents wedding days to be involved. I had photographs of them and my husbands grandparents at the entry. I also had my great grandmothers hat box from Scotland as our card box!

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My mother’s friend made gorgeous white paper garlands to hang behind the bridal table and I ordered beautiful Mexican wedding flags on etsy. We danced the night away, drinking and celebrating! My gorgeous grandparents were lovely on the dance floor!

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We had such a beautiful day and couldn’t have asked for more!!

Casey xxxx

Classroom Valentine’s Day art and craft

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Over the last few days I have been making heart sun catchers with my students. To begin with I gave the kids a laminating sheet, card heart cut outs, tissue paper & cellophane. The kids then glue their pieces down & I laminated their sheets.

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I then traced a heart, cut it out & made a template to trace onto cardboard.

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I then glued the laminate heart onto the heart cardboard. The kids glued a few more hearts onto the cardboard and then they were done!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Casey xxz

DIY Paper Christmas Wreaths

These were a bit tricky for my class of year twos but they managed to pull them off and they look super sweet! We started off with a piece of A3 green card, folded it “hotdog” style length ways, ruled a line that wasn’t on the fold & then ruled lots of lines to cut. The full instructions are on my Pinterest board: Christmas Wreaths

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Once the kids had cut all the lines, they folded the paper around into a cylinder shape (pretty tricky) and then I stapled it. They then glued on red bows and berries!

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I then hung them up in the classroom off some tinsel πŸ˜€

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Casey xxxx

DIY Paper Snowflake Chandelier

I love doing Christmas craft and activities in class. The kids are getting excited for Christmas and the teachers are excited it’s nearly holidays. Snowflakes are a fun thing to make (even though it doesn’t snow in Perth).
I photocopied the template from Pinterest Pinterest
and got the kids to fold and cut.

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I then got a hula hoop, tied different lengths of string into the hoop and started sticky taping snowflakes onto it.

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It started looking like a beautiful dream catcher.

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Once all the snow flakes had been stuck on, I tied the hula hoop to wire across the classroom ceiling.

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Casey xxx

More Japanese Art and Craft

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I can’t get enough of Japanese culture. Sharing it with the kids in my class is so fantastic!

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We made these super sweet carp kites. To begin we got large A3 coloured card. The kids drew scale patterns with oil pastel crayons, stuck paper fins on, white eyes and then I stapled the paper around to make a cylinder shape. We then stuck streamers into the bottom and I hung them up in the classroom!

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The kids then followed a step by step picture and drew two koi fish. After using pencil then went over it with oil pastels and they then painted it with edicol dye!

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I got both ideas from the wonderful Pinterest! Follow my link to view more fabulous ideas for teaching kids about Japan!!
Pinterest

Casey xxx