I am super excited to share this news with all of you. I have had to keep it secret for so long!
If you aren’t already a regular reader of the magazine, you are missing
out on pages of fabulous inspiration, beautifully appointed homes and, for this issue, my holiday-themed DIY! Now everyone who reads the magazine has the inside scoop on how to make one-of-a-kind Christmas spiders. For readers who don’t celebrate Christmas, these spiders are still a fun and easy DIY – I turned a few into a sparkly Halloween wreath.
Working with the photographer, Michel Gamache, was a new experience for me but I think we made a great team. We photographed a few different versions, and more than one was used for the feature. When I saw the finished piece, I thought that was a great editorial decision because readers can see a few different colour variations. Having blogged for almost two years, with a bundle of DIY projects under my belt, it was definitely an odd feeling to photograph a DIY project, write up the instructions and then just have the finished tutorial appear in my inbox (if only everything happened that magically)!
Apologies to anyone with arachnophobia, but I promise spiders aren’t a regular theme here. Really, I have oodles of fun and fabulous DIY projects that aren’t in any way creepy (take a look here). Might I suggest some felted wool billy buttons (you can use the tutorial to make cozy Christmas tree garland, too) or perhaps a pretty chain and coin pearl necklace for something sparkly, but not scary.