Let Autumn into your Home by Painting Pumpkins!

October simply wouldn't be October without a pumpkin. When the kids were little it was the carved scary variety that had pride of place on the windowsill but now they're all grown up and gone, I take a refreshingly different and more adult approach to letting...

How to Guide – Prettily Packaging a Homemade Gift!

Homemade gifts are back in fashion and that's official! Over the years the home crafted market has been growing organically but add in a global pandemic and lots of people with a need to fill lots of spare time or a need to save money and...

Ode to the Daffodil…

I've always had a huge love and appreciation of Daffodils. For me, when Winters end is dragging its heels and the sky is hung over us like an oppressive grey cloak, they pop up from the ground like a cheery friend to uplift and remind...

Totally Tropical Makes

Oh my we are just SO loving the huge trend on anything Botanical or Tropical right now. Not unlike Skinny fit Jeans, Vinyl Records and the singer Howard Jones, Cheese plants have fought their way back from the 80's and rightfully so I say! Of...

How to make a Pretty Spring/Summer Table Decoration

With the Spring sunshine finally here and alfresco dining in full swing, here’s a quick and easy idea to brighten up any table using some bits and bobs in the house, a dash of creativity and some More Pretty Things know how. For this make you'll...

Recycling Christmas Cards

Every year I receive the most beautiful Christmas cards and the thought of throwing them in a bin (even a recycling one) after someone has spent time, thought and money buying them for me just isn't something I can bare. So this month we're bringing you some...

Hello birdie!

In my line of work I have the pleasure of meeting lots of wonderful people, many of them very creative!  This week was no exception and I was thrilled to stumble upon the very talented Artist and Illustrator, Iona Buchanan. Iona has designed a fabulous collection...