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!

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

20 Christmas Ideas with Fabric Stickers

Wondering what you can create with our Fabric Stickers for Christmas? Here’s 20 ideas to get you started!

1. Christmas tree napkin rings with Wish Wish.

2. Star garlands with Holy Night.

3. Christmas tree table settings with Twinkle.

4. Holly leaf cake toppers with Snowflake.

5. Up-cycle old boxes with Snow Bell.

6. Cute Santa hats with Afresh.

7. Christmas ornaments with Daily Christmas.

8. Christmas wrapping for the blokes with Holy Night.

9. Christmas treats with Celebrate.

10. Pinwheels with Winter Forest.

11. Nordic inspired Christmas trees with Snow Village.

12. Merry Christmas banner with Twinkle.

13. Pretty garlands with Owl.

14. Mini lanterns with Twilight.

15. Pretty envelopes with Winter Forest.

16. Christmas favours with Blossom.

17. Hanging Christmas trees with Strawberry Berry, Flower and Berry Stripe.

18. Fortune cookies with Dear Grove.

19. Christmas blooms with October Grace.

20. Baby bon bons with Nostalgia Blue Sky.

We hope this post has given you a few new ideas to play with! What will you create?

See our full range of Fabric Stickers over here.

Sarah’s Top 5

Have you seen all of the gorgeous new Dailylike goodies added to our store?! Oh my! If not, quick pop over here. We are all quite excited about the newbies and I thought I might quickly share my top five new products that I cannot wait to get my hands on…

Number Five

I have been spending a bit of time with my oven of late. Re-discovering all of the marvellous foods it can help you create. My old oven glove is worn to the point of burning my fingers so I am looking forward to adding a new Oven Glove to my kitchen. The ‘Lesser Panda’ is pretty darn cute so that’s my pick, but it was a touch choice between the panda and the ‘Fig’ (one of my favourite foods!).

Number Four

I am so in love with the idea of growing your own herbs, fruits and vegetables but I am absolutely hopeless at it! I always forget to give my garden the tender loving care it needs. The little hand drawn pictures on the ‘Gardening’ washi tape are so delightful and I plan to use the tape around my home to inspire me on my gardening adventures!

Number Three

In anticipation of a hot Summer ahead, the Ice Tumbler is on my list. I love a beautiful chilled tea and I’m going for the ‘Woods’ design to remind myself to always “Be Thankful”.

Number Two

I’m planning to use the ‘Cactus’ Multi Wall Pocket as a declutter station in the entrance of my home. The hooks will be perfect for our keys (which you’re always looking for otherwise right?!) and the other little pockets will be used for appointment cards, fuel vouchers, receipts and all those bits of random you need to put somewhere safe.

Number One (and did you perhaps already suspect this?)

The Dailylike Wrapping Paper Book is definitely my most anticipated arrival! All those pages of lovely papery goodness just waiting to be crafted into something exciting. Oh bliss!

Got something you can’t wait to receive? Let us know, we always love to hear from you  :)

Sarah xx

6 Winter Craft Ideas

As we enter the last month of Winter, our fingers and hands are well and truly in need of some crafting activities to keep them warm and cozy. So here are six Winter inspired crafts to get you in the mood.

Dailylike Fabric Tape - Paper Clothing

1. Make some cute Winter sweaters to dress up your gifts.

Dailylike Fabric Tape - Decorating Jars

2. Decorated jars of freshly baked treats are always a favourite.

Dailylike Fabric Tape - Snowflake Decorations

3. Brighten up your days with colourful snowflakes to hang in your window.

Dailylike Cotton Fabric - Little Birds

4. Create adorable little fabric birds to remind you that Spring will soon be here!

Dailylike Fabric - DIY Coasters

5. Warm yourself from the inside and stitch up some fabric coasters for your mugs of hot tea.

Dailylike Fabric Stickers - DIY Craft Trees

6. Design your own miniature Winter village, starting with some quick and easy self-standing trees.

So what will you create? Thaw out those fingers and get them working!

Make it : Fabric Chandelier

Happy Friday! Today we thought we’d share a quick and easy DIY project for the weekend, this gorgeous fabric chandelier!

DIY Fabric Chandelier by Dailylike

Here’s how it’s done: Gather your favourite fabrics and cut (or tear) them into long strips. Start tying them around a mini hoop at different lengths, and mixing up the patterns, until you make it all the way around. Attach some fishing line or twine to hang the chandelier and you’re done!

We think these fabric chandeliers would make fabulous party decor or a lovely addition to your little one’s bedroom. They have a wonderful whimsical feel to them.

This example uses the divine Leaves fabric but we think it would look just as amazing with any of our pretty quarter fabric packs. Happy making!

Wrapping Inspiration from Dunne With Style

You know how much we love our gift wrapping (and if you don’t, well we like it A LOT!), so to see a beautiful gift wrapping idea using our very own Dailylike washi tape, well that just sends us over the moon!

Last month the ever-lovely Sam Dunne of Dunne With Style shared this super easy, yet super awesome, watercolour wrapping paper idea, with cute little bunting made with Dandelion washi tape.

Watercolour Gift Wrapping by Dunne With Style

Wouldn’t it just make your day if you received a fabulously wrapped gift like this?

We love Sam’s gorgeous style and her unique approach to all things creative. If you ever need some honest, down-to-earth inspiration and advice, with a few delicious home recipes in between, then make sure you pop over to Sam’s Dunne With Style blog and benefit from the wisdom of this very lovely lady. She can help you with making no zip cushion covers, inspire you with positivity through her Monday Musing posts, plus Sam has a tasty thermomix adaptation of Jamie Oliver’s Tomato Ketchup recipe! Need we say more?