Easy DIY slippers: use iron-on patches for a super-simple hack

A pair of luxury slippers are on my Christmas wish-list, but as the colder weather sets in, I need something to tide me over. Not wanting to splash out on my dream pair, I decided that an easy DIY option was the best the short-term solution. This simple hack was achieved using a pair of basic slippers I’ve had kicking around (boom boom) in the bottom of my wardrobe for months (if not years), and some iron-on fabric patches which I think I must have got in a goody bag from an event somewhere. Above you can see the slippers…

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Bee face paint: Just So Festival 2017

A brand new tribe is joining the Tribal Tournament at Just So 2017, and there’s much excitement about the costume and face paint possibilities the Bee Tribe offers. We were very tempted to jump ship from the Fish to join the Bees this year, but I think we’re set on Fish for a second year. Maybe we’ll join the buzz around the bees next year. The bee tribal head is one of the most beautiful from this year’s designs, so I was excited to create a bee face paint version (using a Snazaroo party pack and a Snazaroo set of brushes).…

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Easy no-sew frog costume: Just So Festival 2017

Why not make a fun and super-easy frog costume to go with my frog face paint idea for the Just So Festival Tribal Tournament? Here’s creative genius Victoria to show you how… The amphibians of Just So seem to always be the underdogs but who wouldn’t want to go green for a festival! Be the eccentric Toad of Toad Hall or one year we witnessed a frog member in a full body green lycra suit with only pin holes for eyes. Hopping mad if you ask us! To make these fun google eye frog eyes and matching web hands you…

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Easy no-sew fox costume: Just So Festival 2017

My Just So Festival mate Victoria is amazing at pulling costume ideas out of  the hat. Here she’s got a brilliant no-sew fox costume, so you can swap your needle and thread for a hot glue gun and you’re good to shimmy on down to the Tribal Tournament. I’ll pass over to Victoria to share her easy tutorial… Whether you’re Fantastic Mr Fox or darstardly Mr Tod, the pack of foxes are the sly tribe of Just So, ready to pounce, growl and snap and any other woodland creature. Team furry ears with deerstalker hats, flat caps, bow ties and…

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Easy lion headdress: Just So Festival 2017

Victoria’s fantastically easy lion headdress is the perfect partner for my lion face paint design for the Just So Tribal Tournament 2017. Over to Victoria now to share the instructions… Hear me roar! The kings of the jungle are ready to prowl and pounce in their golden fur and wild manes. Lion costumes are all about texture so make use of any scraps of fabrics – velvets, wools etc – it doesn’t matter if they don’t match as it’s the hair/ mane effect that will instantly roar lion! For this version you will need a stretchy hair band or circle of elastic…

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