10 Ideas for Back to School Projects

This week we’re sharing DIY ideas for “Back to School” to help you get the kids ready for the new school year ahead. So let’s get started…

1. We’re in love with this cute drink bottle holder. It has a nifty little handle which makes it easy to carry around, so it looks pretty and it’s practical – win win! This was made with our Alley Rabbit laminated fabric.

Dailylike Drink Bottle Holder DIY Project with Laminated Fabric

2. If you can’t decide on just one pretty fabric, here’s another great idea for your drink bottles. Made with our adorable Voyage quarter fabric set with hot air balloons and stars.

Dailylike Drink Bottle Holder DIY Project with Cotton Fabric

3. New school year = new books to decorate! You can make your own fabric covered books with our adhesive fabric stickers. This adds a lovely tactile touch to your books and they will be even lovelier to look at!

Dailylike : Creative Ways to Decorate your Books

4. Bookmarks are an easy project that kids can create with you. Use fabric tape or washi tape for quick clean craft time – no messy glues! This was made with our Puzzle washi tape which features sweet hand drawn letters.

Dailylike Washi Tape Alphabet Puzzle Bookmark DIY

5. Fancy a bit of sewing? Why not give this Colour My World pencil case a go? We just love the bunny rabbit lining inside! (or you could choose the polar bear design which is just as fun!)

Tied With A Ribbon Colour My World Pencil Case with Dailylike Fabric

6. Make lunch time exciting with an awesome lunch sack! We love this cutie created by Blossom and Cat with our Wildflower laminated fabric and Seed bias tape for tickle the imagination magazine. You’ll find the step-by-step project in Issue 21.

DIY Lunch Sack with Laminated Fabric by Blossom and Cat

7. Want to make your books pretty but haven’t got much time? You can decorate the spine for a quick crafty fix! Here we have used a mix of fabric stickers and washi tape.

Dailylike : Creative Ways to Decorate your Books

8. Whip up a handy drawstring bag for swimming gear, library books, sports shoes, change of clothes, or maybe make a mini version for pocket money or hair ties. This one was made with our Starry laminated fabric.

Drawstring Bag with Starry Laminated Fabric

9. You can create a central focal point for reminders and important notices with some custom pinboards. These ones feature our Cloud fabric sticker set to make them a little playful.

Dailylike DIY Cloud Pinboards with Fabric Stickers

10. For something a bit different we created this fun countdown frame when my niece started school last year. It’s a creative way to bring on the new school year and it’s reusable so you can countdown to birthdays, concerts, holidays, sleepovers, everything! The free printable and instructions are on our blog over here.

Dailylike Countdown Frame DIY Project

So hopefully we have given you a few ideas to play with!

New Pencil Case Project Kits

We are excited to release our first new project for 2016! Teaming up with Jemima Flendt of Tied With A Ribbon we have created these wonderful Pencil Case Project Kits for you to enjoy.

Dailylike x TWAR Pencil Case Project Kits

The kits include Jemima’s “Colour My World” Pencil Case pattern and our beautiful Dailylike fabrics to complete the project. Available in two colour options, pop over here to find out more.

This is a great “Back to School” project for you to start the New Year. We’re looking forward to lots of making and creating in 2016!

Hello fabric!

So if you’ve been following us on Instagram or Facebook then you would probably already know why we are SO excited today… Today we launch the gorgeous collection of Dailylike fabrics for the first time in Australia! Yahoo!

Now you might be thinking – well hang on, didn’t you already have fabric packs anyway? And well yes, we did. But now we’re talking bolts of fabric, and lots of them! This means you can create exciting things with more than just a fat quarter of fabric, and the range of designs is even more amazing!

We’re also getting ready to take our first bolt orders from makers, fabric stores and interior designers, so if this interests you please pop over here and submit your registration.

We are definitely looking forward to seeing your marvelous creations with these new fabrics so please share with us via email, Instagram or Facebook. Without further ado, click here for fabric heaven.

9 Christmas Gift Wrapping Essentials

With Christmas in just over two weeks, we’re sharing 9 of our Christmas gift wrapping essentials to help you prepare for the busy wrapping season ahead.

1. Let’s start with the basics – you need paper, and lots of it! Here’s where our Daily Christmas Paper Set steps up to the plate.  With 36 sheets of pretty designs you’ll have plenty to play with.

Dailylike Paper Set - Daily Christmas

2. Giving home made treats? You might want to get a few of our Kraft Ziplock Bags. Combining ziplock freshness with the beauty of kraft paper, it’s a match made in heaven.

Dailylike Kraft Ziplock Bags

3. If subtlety is your thing then you’ll want some of our Glass Tape. Clear cello tape with beautiful designs, it’s also great for decorating glass jars.

Dailylike Glass Tape - Crown and Lace

4. Wondering how you can jazz up your gift of cash or vouchers? Our Patterned Envelopes are just what you need!

Dailylike Patterned Envelopes - Small - Gold Dot and Gold Stripe

5. Nothing says Christmas like classic red and white. Our gorgeous Thick Red Twine looks great with minimum effort needed!

Dailylike Thick Red Twine

6. Add some festive cheer with our lovely Fabric Tapes. Easy to use, they add a pop of colour and texture when you need it. This pretty little set is Snow Bell.

Dailylike Fabric Tape - Snow Bell - Christmas

7. Sometimes you can get stuck wrapping a weird shaped present. Gift Boxes to the rescue! We have a great mix of shapes and sizes to help you out.

Dailylike Pillow Box - Large and Small - Rudolph

8. Want to show off your Christmas treats? Grab a few of our Clear Gift Bags – they look cute and you can still see what’s inside.

Dailylike Clear Gift Bag - Small - Gold Dot

9. And of course you can’t be without some awesome Washi Tapes to dress up your gift wrapping. Our pick is this super cute Winter Green set which features mini Christmas tress and snowflakes.

Dailylike Washi Tape - Winter Green - Christmas Tree and Snowflakes

So now that we’ve equipped you with what you need, let the wrapping begin!

Kids Christmas Activity Set

I always loved activity books as a kid so I created this cute Activity Set project for Better Homes and Gardens to entertain the kids on Christmas Day!

Dailylike Christmas Activity Set DIY Project

The project uses fabric and trims from our Christmas Sewing Sets and I made a mini activity book that you can print at home.

Dailylike Christmas Activity Set DIY Project

The activities include drawing and word games around the Christmas theme, plus some colouring and tic-tac-ho!

This makes a special treat for Christmas day.  I hope you give this project a go!

You can click here to download the free project sheet and printable activity book from the BHG Shop website.

Sarah xx

Lovely words from Tied with a Ribbon

It is always an absolute delight to meet talented creatives on our Dailylike journey. One such lady is Jemima Flendt of Tied with a Ribbon. Quilt maker, pattern designer and blogger, Jemima creates wonderful pieces that are modern, classic and just beautiful.

Tied with a Ribbon Hand Made Custom Quilt

If you visit Jemima’s online store and you’ll find downloadable patterns to make at home and gorgeous quilts made with love.

Tied with a Ribbon Pattern

We were ecstatic when Jemima recently discovered our Dailylike goodies and kindly featured us on her blog. You can read Jemima’s blog post over here, then make sure you have a look at her tutorials over here too.

Jemima, thanks so much for sharing what we do!

Easy Christmas Cards made with Washi Tape

Wondering what to do with your ever-growing collection of washi tapes? Here’s a cute project I created for Better Homes and Gardens to show how quick and easy it is to use washi tape to make something wonderful!

Easy Christmas Cards made with Washi Tape by Dailylike

Using a great mix of Christmas themed washi tapes, these DIY cards are simple enough for the kids to join in (which means novice crafters can do it too!).

You’ll find the project on the BHG Shop website. Click here to download the free project sheet and printable template. Have fun making!

Sarah xx

PS. The washi tape designs featured in this project are: Aileen, Amuze, Dot Silver, Love Gold, Martha, Scarlet, Starry Gold and Winter Green.

Supporting our local makers

With a never-ending love for all things handmade, I can’t wait for the Etsy Made Local Brisbane market next weekend.  I’m planning to tick off lots of Christmas presents, and of course a few little treats for myself too!

Etsy Made Local is a nation-wide market that will be held at many exciting locations around Australia. Bringing together the region’s finest artisans and makers, the Brisbane event is on Saturday 28th November 2015 at Brisbane City Hall, from 9am to 3pm.

Etsy Made Local Brisbane Market

With so much creative goodness gathered together in the one place, I’m certainly looking forward to meeting lots of lovely people and buying lots of lovely things.  You can find out more details about the Brisbane event here, and on their Facebook event page here, or click here to see if there is an Etsy Made Local event near you.  I hope you’ll join me in supporting our local makers too!

Sarah xx