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There’s something about a new copy of your favourite magazine.
Between it’s glossy covers; hundreds of inspirational ideas, gorgeous photos, tempting recipes and creative projects are waiting for you to discover them. 

This year I have been inspired by all the gorgeous ‘rustic’ and more natural Christmas styles and displays in so many of my favourite magazines, with lots of creams and warm tones of brown and gold. Kraft paper for wrapping, warm white twinkle lights and hessian garlands in beautiful big fir Christmas trees.

I spotted this cute little star garland hanging on the chair in one of my magazines the other day and was inspired to create my own. Perfect for Christmas decorating now and for use in Noah’s nautical inspired bedroom later.

Using air dry clay {you can buy this from most craft shops or make your own} and some little cookie cutters, I made stars for my garlands. 

When they were properly dry I threaded through some natural jute twine for that rustic feel and tied a knot below each star to keep it in place. 

I love their understated simplicity, but they are a beautiful finishing touch. 


My favourite magazines are definitely donna hay, Better Homes & Gardens, Australian House & Garden, Real Living and Home Beautiful as they are always filled with the most gorgeous ideas all year through, but I especially love the Christmas editions seeing as it is my favourite time of year! 
Just look at all the pretty!

My beautiful hubby bought me a magazine subscription for Mother’s Day and I always look forward to each next edition arriving in the mail. It makes such a great gift as it lasts all year long and all those inspirational pages just get delivered straight to your door each month.

For me, there’s a whole moment that goes into the reading of my favourite magazines, a ritual if you will. I’ll wait until I can find that moment to sit, uninterrupted with a cup of tea {or coffee these past few sleep deprived months!} and some quiet. I hate to just hurriedly flip through the pages.
Lately I have also been enjoying some magazine reading while feeding the baby. A little time out, just sitting and relaxing. 
We all need to do that now and then!

And because I love magazines so much and I love the inspiration the give and the time out they provide, I am super excited that I have one yearly subscription to a magazine title of your choice to giveaway to one of my beautiful readers thanks to Magshop!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below and leave a blog comment telling me in 25 words or less what you have made or done after being inspired by something you saw in a magazine. 
The winner’s chosen prize will be sent mid January due to the Christmas break. 
Magazine choice must be a Bauer publication.
See full terms in the rafflecopter widget

Right now if you buy a subscription for yourself or as a gift or renew your magazine subscription with Magshop you will have a chance to win One of TEN trips to Hawaii! Yes please! 

A subscription really is the perfect Christmas gift! Even for those who are not the easiest to buy for.

Head on over to check it out – and if you win can you please take me in your suitcase?!

Good luck!

I am searching for more spots to  hang my pretty star garlands! 🙂 Might have to start giving them away as little gifts?

xx

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