15 minute DIY project

Before my family is visiting us later this month¬†I’m trying to beautify our apartment a little. So I bought some silk flowers but when I got home I noticed that I didn’t have any containers to keep it in. Luckily I had a box lying around and a 1m brown wood wallpaper strip

I covered the box with the wallpaper and trimmed the edges, I then arranged the flowers and viola.

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Come dine with me, the family edition

A few years ago, our family decided to host our own come dine with me. Come dine with me was in South Africa and we decided that although we can’t be on TV we’ll do our own little Come Dine With Me. We wanted to do it with people we love and trusted and who will give honest opinions without screwing you over… We each gave $20 as prize money. The idea was that at the end of the day your event should not cost more than $80. Therefore if you win the BIG prize, your event would not have cost you anything. But of course we all wanted to win so we had to make our tables look stunning. We borrowed, bought and exchanged plates, glasses an even flower pots.

We decided to do it on a Saturday afternoon so that everyone could participate. Two days before the event we had to share our menu. We did it over 4 weeks, each week for each couple.

and this was the result

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

It was interesting to see how each one’s decor represented their personalities and the way the approach life, the colours were definitely a reflection of each ones style.

There are also some reasons why you should not do this kind of thing with your family, but I’ll leave that for a later post.

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