Honey Living Online Store Opening!

So I am proud to announce that the Honey Living online store is now open! The items that I will be selling will all be hand-made, and will be of simple, clean, and innovative design. I will be selling home ware, art, decorations, and accessories. They make great presents for others- especially with Christmas coming up- and for yourself. Check out the items that are listed here and add my store to your favourites to get updates of new soon-coming designs!

Framed Dream catcher Drawing- One of a kind design, hand-drawn, in a white wooden frame.

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DIY Pretty Bohemian-inspired Party

I just got back from a really nice bohemian-themed birthday get-together. It was supposed to be held in the garden, but rain drove us inside. While the rain gave the grass a good watering, it did not dampen our spirits- we set up the gazebo in the lounge room instead!

IMG_5631For a bohemian look, wear a colourful flowing dress/skirt, a headpiece (it can be a chain- see above photo-or a flower headpiece), and simple jewellery (rings, bangles, long necklaces, gemstones etc).

IMG_5633I love these rings! Combining numerous thin gold rings together is such a nice look.  I also thought having a few dainty string bracelets would add to the bohemian theme.

IMG_5764My favourite time of day! The sun makes everything and everyone glow.

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IMG_5810These three look so pretty. Their headpieces and jewellery completed the bohemian look.

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IMG_5846Love the contrast of colours in this shot- gold, turquoise, orange, and green. They are all so vibrant and complement each other so well.

IMG_5771Group shot! Note the head pieces, jewellery, flowing dresses/skirts, and vests create the bohemian vibe.

IMG_5682Just a few Kookaburras hanging out on the washing line. These birds are native to Australia and New Guinea, and have such an amazing call- it actually sounds like they are laughing!

IMG_5663Olives- my favourite!

IMG_5667A really good platter to have at a party- water crackers, olives, sun dried tomatoes, and a few types of cheese. Mmm…

IMG_6142These are such amazing decorations! They are tissue paper pom poms hung on elastic. They look so pretty with fairy lights next to them- the light just shines through the edges accentuating the pom pom’s ruffled effect.

IMG_6144Beautiful crystal chandelier

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Most of these images were taken by Ray- if you like them visit his blog here!

Hand-drawn Dream catcher

I thought I would share with you guys one of my most recent drawings. I love how the dream catcher is so simple, yet so detailed. Having pictures like this in your living space really contributes to a clean, calm atmosphere.

Having the dark pencil drawing- with just a touch of colour from the beads- on a plain white back drop really makes the image pop. I think the addition of a white wooden frame really puts the icing on the cake as well. Hand-drawn Dream catcher

These photographs were taken by my partner, Ray. You can check out more of his photos here!

DIY Simple & Lovely String Lantern/Chandelier

Here are some string lanterns that I made! I love the organic shapes of the lanterns- they are such cool, quirky, simple decorations that add a really fresh and clean vibe to any space!

Hang them in the corner of your living room above a lamp, in your bedroom, on your balcony, or basically anywhere to make your living space just a little bit cooler and more unique.

DIY simple string lantern/chandelier

You will need: PVA glue; tray for glue (optional); string; balloons; fishing wire; white spray paint

How to:
1) Blow up balloons to desired size.
2) Cut pieces of string (30-60cm*) and run them through the glue- the string should be completely covered with glue.
3) Wrap the string around the balloon- start vertically, then as you can go you can wrap it in different directions.
4) Hang the balloons to dry.
5) When dry (it took approx. half a day) take them down, lay them on some plastic or newspaper, and spray paint them white. Hang them back up and leave them for the rest of the day to dry.
6) Hang them up with fishing wire

Tips for creating:
1) I’m pretty sure most hardware glues- i.e wallpaper glue- will work fine.
2) To create a really round shape make sure you use ROUND balloons. I used normal balloons and they still worked out fine, just not as round.
3) Some instructions say to mix the glue with corn starch and water- I just used plain old glue and it was fine!
4) I didn’t use a tray for the glue, I just poured it on a sheet of plastic
5) I hung my balloons to dry on pieces of string from a clothes horse.
6) Mine really didn’t take more than 4 hours to be completed- I do, however, live in a hot country so this could have increased drying time.

Tips for displaying:
1) You can hang them all at different lengths- this adds a bit of depth and variation to your decoration.
2) Hang them above a lamp to create shadows of the lanterns on the wall.

*The bigger the balloon, the longer my pieces of strings were. Each balloon was wrapped with around 4 pieces.

Inspiration from Ruffled Blog.