Mother's Day Idea: Your Mum's Favourite Biscuit... on a Biscuit!

You can't go buying your mother a packet of biscuits for Mother's Day. But you CAN bake some simple sugar cookies, whip up a quick batch of pink cream cheese frosting and plop her favourite biscuits on top! And, in fact, you should. I made a big batch of these babies and went to town plopping Tim Tams, Kingstons, Oreos and Iced Vovos on top. If you don't already know what your mothe…

Awesome DIY Envelopes (Pattern + Instructions)

Sure, regular envelopes get the job done. They contain their contents quite well, no one's denying that! But sometimes you want to take things up a notch. And these DIY envelopes are decidedly next-notch. Using my envelope pattern and a few basic household supplies, you can make your own envelopes out of anything! Cereal boxes, newspaper, wrapping paper, old *NSYNC posters. Get the…

DIY Personalised Chocolate Bars

People love chocolate and people really, really love chocolate that has their name on it! This is my personalised chocolate bar and you can make it at home pretty easily. All you need is white and milk chocolate, a container, letter cookie cutters and some pots and pans. They make a great birthday present and you can keep the idea in mind for affordable, fun Christmas presents in a couple mon…

Gift Wrapping Idea: Make a Card Pocket!

I know the sushi cakes and pizza bunting can blur the lines a bit, but Things by Bean is a card company. I make cards, I give cards, I love cards. I never give a gift without a card to accompany and that's birthday best practice across the board. So, this week I've come up with an easy gift wrapping idea that not only looks cute, but also highlights the present's paper sid…

DIY Tiny Apple-a-Day Banner for Your Workspace (or Colleague Gift!)

Research shows that your work environment has a huge impact not only on how productive you are, but also your emotional state while you're at work. I'm a big fan of indoor plants on the desk and office decorations that make you feel happy. And I recently made a teeny tiny addition to my office decor - a mini Apple-a-Day banner! If you're looking to snazz up your workspace, this is your D…

Milk and Cereal Candy Bark

I actually quite like the idea of sending someone home from a party with an actual bowl of cereal - but I think I'm probably alone in that sentiment. Fair enough. But I think a few of you will feel the same way I do about this milk and cereal candy bark. It's super simple to make with just three ingredients - white chocolate, milk and cereal! Serve it during a party, send a shard of…