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Friday, 29 July 2016

DIY Pom Pom Photo Banner



DIY Pom Pom Banner

I can't be the only one that is super bad at printing their photos out? I have a ton of photos saved on my phone and computer, but I can't for the life of me seem to have any printed. Let's be honest, it's mostly because I am lazy.

I was so excited when I found the Impressed App. It's just an app you can download on your phone, and connect your iPhone photos or Instagram photos to, and super easy to use. They offer prints of your photos in different sizes and styles. I had been wanting to make something to hang above Emery's crib for awhile now, and thought something involving these prints would be perfect. I picked some of my favourite photos in similar colours. They shipped super fast, and are awesome quality.

I wanted to make something fun and colourful, but not too complicated. I had a bunch of yarn in fun colours, that were similar to the colours in the photos. A pom pom photo banner it was!


DIY Pom Poms


Materials Needed: 
-Yarn in different colours (or just one if you want, personal preference)
-Cardboard
-Scissors
-Washi Tape
-2 nails
-Hammer
-Level

DIY Pom Pom Maker

1.) Make a a bunch of Pom Poms.

There are a variety of ways to make Pom Poms. You can pick up a Pom Pom maker from somewhere like Michaels, you can make your own using a piece of cardboard or you can even use a fork to make cute little tiny ones. I used a homemade cardboard maker and fork to make a variation of Pom Poms. 

DIY Pom POms

Instagram Prints

Instagram Prints

2.) Arrange your photos in the order you want them to appear on the banner. 

I tried to space out different colours, types of photos, etc. This is also where you will decide how long you want your banner to be. 

DIY Pom Poms and Baby Toes

DIY Photo Banner

3.) Flip your photos over and place your yarn along the back of the photos. Leave a little tiny space in between each photo so there is room to tie the Pom Poms later. I also left extra yarn on either side of the end of the banner to hang more Pom Poms on.

4.) Use Washi Tape to secure the yarn to the photos. Press down extra hard or you use your nail to make sure the tape is super secure.

DIY Pom Pom Photo Banner

5.) Cut a little piece of yarn and attach it to each Pom Pom. 

6.) Tie the Pom Poms along the banner in between the photos.  

DIY Pom Pom Photo Banner

DIY Pom Pom Banner

7.) Attach however many Pom Poms on either end of the banner. I usually like using odd numbers when creating projects, so I did three Pom Poms on either side.

DIY Pom Poms

Baby Style

DIY Pom Pom Banner
DIY Photo Banner

DIY Pom Pom Banner

8.) Use a level to mark where you want your nails on the wall. Hammer the nails in, and hang your banner.

Viola! Your DIY Pom Pom Photo Banner is complete!

DIY Pom Pom Banner

DIY Pom Pom Banner

Nursery Decor

Baby Girl Nursery


I hope you enjoyed this little DIY. Emery is super obsessed with her new decor!

<3 Kastles



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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Anthropologie Beauty


The best of Anthro beauty

As most of you know Anthropologie is one of, ok my favourite store. It's hard not to go in there and come out empty handed. Everything is so beautiful, unique and inspiring. For the last little while, they have really been stepping up their beauty game. There are so many fun and unique products just waiting for me to test. This is a round up of my favourite ones so far.

The best hair, nail and face masks

Ok, how cute are these? Can't go wrong with the adorable packaging and pastel colors. First of all, I love that the brand Kocostar is Canadian (Canada represent!). Each single-use mask and cream is phthalate and paragon free. They are packed full of essential oils (which in case you haven't heard is all the rage) and they have a variety of kinds to try. My favourite is probably the Hair Therapy one, mostly because it smells like Lavender which is one of my favourite scents. The Nail Therapy one is awesome, especially in between manicures. Of course you can never go wrong with a foot treatment, especially in the summer months. The only one I haven't tried out is the Split End Therapy, which looks promising.

Rose Water

Mario Badescu can do no wrong. You might remember me talking about my love for his products here. The Rose Water facial spray is one my favourites. I love it in the summer time for a little refresher, especially when it's hot out. 

Best lip scrub and lip butter


These are two of my favourite lip products hands down. I use the Butter elixir lip every night before bed. It smells delicious and leaves my lips moisturized but not greasy. The Albeit lip scrub is great at getting rid of dead skin (especially when you get those goopy lines from lip gloss, you know what I'm talking about right?). Not to mention it looks so pretty, comes in the cutest packaging and smells like dessert.

Anthropologie Beauty


The Kaia Juicy Bamboo Natural Facal Cleansing Cloths are the best face wipes  I have ever tried, and I have tried a lot! They smell like a tropical vacation, are cruelty free and made of 100% biodegradable bamboo fibres. 

The MIYU De-Stress MI Beauty Essence is a great little mist that is perfect for helping you let go of some stress. Spritz a little here and there, take a few big deep breaths in and you feel a whole lot better. The pepperminty smell also perks you right up!

Have any of you checked out Anthropologie's huge beauty selection? What are your favourites?

<3 Kastles

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