Thursday, December 6, 2012

Make do and Style this Chrissy

Make do and Style this Christmas with lovely homemade decor

 Have you made a merry lil something this silly season? Why buy new when you can hand make something that is one of a kind, beautiful and has your own creative stamp, value and worth? For me, that is a much nicer and meaningful aesthetic! I know creative perfection is something to aim for and I understand it can also be a deterrent for many. I believe more so in having a go, at trying something new and I think that perfection will follow if you love it, enjoy it and believe in yourself enough. Go on, unleash your merry "make do and style" creative spirit this Xmas!

Love the playful-chic mood-styling that this rustic Christmas tree (made from a white washed palette with paint-chip bauble decorations) brings by Juz Savage. "Big Fat Albert cheers" for this marvellous styling and photography also by Juz Savage, follow on Instagram @ juzsavage
It's hard to not like a rustic twig Christmas tree, would you agree? Chinese doily decorations handmade for Advent twig tree by Heather from Ollie and Ruby. Styling and photography also by Heather, follow on Instagram @ ollieandruby
Very-fancy refashioned baubles on rustic twig/cross mobile with fairy lights by Sonia at Life Love and Hiccups. Super- fancy (I do love that word! ;-)) styling and photography also by Sonia, follow on Instagram @ lifelovehiccups

How stunningly beautiful is this Xmas wreath made from twigs with a touch of sparkly glamour?? by Melissa from Miss Sew and So. Beautiful styling and photography also by Melissa, follow on  Instagram @ misssewnso
* This #makedoandstyle snap chosen by me 
Do you think the humble pine-cone is the most fabulous symbol for an Australian Christmas? I do! Love this simple pine-cone ribbon decoration hung from a candle chandelier; it adds so much charm with its mix of natural and romantic-industrial. The view is also quite amaze too! Glamour styling and photography by Hayley, follow on Instagram @ mumlittle

This will be the last Make do and Style round up for this year; I simply must do a lil "give away" as a token of appreciation for everyone who has embraced it. I will do the draw this coming Sunday 09/12/12. It will include anyone that has submitted a snap with #makedoandstyle, commented on any make do and style round ups or is a follower of this blog. Have a lovely Xmas and if you do get the urge tag #makedoandstyle. Merry Xmas!
 Rach xx


Stylish Kylie said...

Great pics Rach. Have a relaxing Christmas break. K xx

Hip Brown said...

Thanks Kylie. They are rad pics & great styling ideas! Hope you have a relaxing one too lovely!!! One week left of School drop offs... I think I can ;-)

vintagemovement said...

Such an inspiring collection of images, I love that this Christmas is all about thinking outside the square, recycling and up-cycling! Thanks for sharing Rach xx Tina

Hip Brown said...

Thanks Tina! There was such inspiring pics in your blog today too... THAT DEER! love him! x

MumLittle said...

Thanks Rachael, Love reading your blog, It's even more exciting when I see one of my pics there! I'm a huge fan of the #makedoandstyle philosophy!
Hope you have a beautiful Christmas full of love and laughter. Hayley @mumlittle

Hip Brown said...

Thanks Hayley. Love showing off your work and glad you like the MD&S philosophy :-). Merry Xmas hon! Rachxx

Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups said...

Oh I love all of these gorgeous creations. What a bunch of clever chicks there are out there. Thank you so much for including me hun, I feel very very chuffed and pleased that I finally remembered to tag lol
Have yourself an abislutely fabulous Christmas hun xxx

Hip Brown said...

Yes my thoughts exactly Sonia... there are such a wonderful bunch of talented ladies out there!!! Love it. You have yourself a fab Xmas too sweets xxo

Melissa said...

Happy Christmas Rach....

How amazingly creative are some people- I adore the wooden palette tree...
Always inspiring here- so happy I found you on IG through Leah_theinsidestory2

Have a wonderful Christmas and huge hugs for including my oh so simple creation!

Melissa - Miss Sew & So xx

Hip Brown said...

Thanks Melissa! Yes such creative peeps on IG! You have a great Xmas too hon. Love your twig wreath! Rach xx

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