Our baby boy’s nursery theme consists of safari animals, grey and wood. A cot use to be in there but since he still sleeps in our room it’s become more of a toy/play room now. My favourite thing in his room is the handmade hanging name branch. My husband found the branch and sanded it smooth and he also spray painted some of the wooden letters. I hand drew aztec patterns on the rest of the letters and hung them on the branch with twine. I love the theme of his room because he can grow with it.
It was our five year anniversary last week and my boyfriend gave me a beautiful wooden box that he hand engraved. He bought a wood burner/engraver and a plain wooden craft box. He sanded it, engraved it, stained and polished it, and wrote a lovely poem inside the box. It was a beautiful and heartwarming surprise. I think he’s more creative than me!
Handmade gifts are so precious and sentimental. My boyfriend recently carved me a beautiful wooden heart pendant which I wear on an antique brass chain. It is made of pine wood which is a soft wood and easier to carve with. He then sanded, stained and polished the heart numerous of times to get a nice glossy golden brown colour. It is very simple wood crafting, but the time, love, and work he put in it makes it so much more special.
Etsy is my favourite online place to shop. Most of the items on there are handmade or vintage. From my experience, every Etsy seller packages their item beautifully. They also have a personal touch, which makes receiving it even more special.
My most recent purchase was from Etsy seller, Jamie’s Jewels. I got these delicate sterling silver flower earrings with leverbacks. They are so pretty and comfortable to wear!