Tuesday, 26 February 2013

How To :: Colour Glass Jars


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Remember back in the olden days when I was Mrs Loved To Craft? Well, the other day she was back! back with a painty-inspired-by-pinterest venom!

How To Colour Glass Jars


Now, before all you DIY goddesses throw down your PVA in anger, yes, I know there is more than one way to colour glass jars and I think all of them are lovely. This way however, is with acrylic paint and is beyond simple. I like simple.

How to colour glass jars


Gather your clean, dry glass jars.

Generously pour acrylic paint (I bought mine from Hobbycraft) into the bottom and if you can, round the edges INSIDE.

Roll/twist the jar about to encourage paint to coat the inside completely. 

How to colour glass jars

On newspaper or a surface you're happy to ruin, leave the jars upside down to finish the inner coating and let the excess paint drain out. 

How to colour glass jars

Leave to dry and add contents.

Voila!

Do you think this is something you'll try? Think of the possibilities!!

Toodlepip!
xx
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126 comments:

  1. This is amazing
    I am definitely going to give it a try it make a container for my pens I am thinking orange paint
    Thanks a lot!

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  2. I really like the bright blue one that you made! This looks so simple that I am going to try this soon :D
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  3. Such a nice idea :)

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  4. I must try this!! Such a fabulous idea- thank you for sharing! :)

    xx
    Meredith

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  5. Such a cute idea! The pastels are abosoultey gorgeous for spring and you can make it match with accents in your room! Great and simple idea!

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  6. This is the easiest thing I've ever seen. I will definitely try it!

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  7. Amazing so pretty :) going to be trying this out such a good tip to re new plain jars xx

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  8. This is brilliant. The jars look gorgeous, especially that blue one! xo

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  9. Those pastels are so lovely!
    And what a neat idea to put the paint on the inside.

    Keep on keeping on :)

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  10. Wow there so simple but great, And so pretty!, will be trying these out very soon!.

    I would love it if you could check out my blog,As I'm new to the beauty blogging world!
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    Love your blog!,Thanks Louise x

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  11. LOVE THIS. Definitely giving this ago~ Thanks Louise!

    xo,
    derae.net

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  12. Hello! Amazing post! Love the colors. Followed you dear, hope you can check back and follow back

    *hugs*

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  13. These are so fun. I have been meaning to do this for ever a year now and still haven't. I need to stop procrastinating. :/

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  14. ooooo im thinking a marble effect with a few colours!
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  15. ooh thats amazing! :)
    i wanna do this fr my makeup brush holder! :D

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  16. I did this one and it did not turn out as good as your, I think I will try doing it this way! Love the colors!

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  17. I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was really cute- and it also looked easy!
    Now I have something to do with all those old jars and vases!

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  18. Ow wow! I need to do this! Simple = Awesome! XoXo.

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  19. I know I've pinned this before but I never knew you put the paint on the INSIDE. My mind is still trying to get around this one...but I hope to do this to some old soda bottles over spring break in March :)

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  20. thank you for sharing this ..Love it so much

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  21. This is a great idea! WIll have to try it!
    <3

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  22. Ohhhhhh I Need to try this!!!!! xxx

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  23. It looks really pretty! I love how you've picked out some pastel colours :D it's even in the theme of your blog, haha! Love it, might try this out very soon!

    Great post!

    XO
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  24. I like the blue one :3 But I have too many at the moment! x

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  25. wowza!! Must find (make) the time to give this a go :)
    Being crafty makes me happy i have to say!

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  26. Such a cute storage idea, definitely going to use for my room!
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    xo

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  27. Oh my goodness louise that is such an easy yet beautiful crafty project!!! Make up brushes and stationery prepare for a new home ;)
    maddiemrowan.blogspot.com xxx

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  28. Love this post! I'm totally obsessed with the coloured glass on pinterest but having gotten around to the actual DIY side or it yet. After seeing this maybe i'll have to give it a go sooner rather than later. I love those colours too, especially the metallic one on the left.

    Lau

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  29. So beautiful!!:D Thanks for sharing ;)

    Kisses from a reader in Portugal.

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  30. So cute and simple!! Love it!!

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  31. i wish i could do this but i really don't think i'm creative enough!!

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  32. These look so pretty Louise, I'm definitely going to make some for my makeup brushes! xx

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  33. This is such an easy and fab idea! They look great! I might have to try this out myself :)

    xx

    wearenouvellevague

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  34. These are gorgeous, something I may have to try for my bedroom and when I go to Uni as well.

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  35. This is such a cute idea! Perfect for adding hints of colour around the room :) Love it Louise! xx

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  36. these are perfect! exactly what i was looking for to go in my bedroom! thankyou louise :D

    have a good day :)

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  37. I love this I am deffo gonna give this a go I need a new make-up brush jar.

    Sarah xoxo

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  38. This is so great and simple, xoxo.

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  39. Wow!
    This is awesome, I love it, such a great idea..


    What made you think of it?

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  40. These look awesome, such a cute idea! xx

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  41. I recently spray painted a jar with chrome effect paint, looked amazing:) x

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  42. wooh love a bit of DIY and ive been looking for a way to jazz up my brush jars! thanks

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  44. They look so great.. & who knew it could be so easy. Will have to give this ago!! I'm going to go raid the kitchen for jars.. x

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  45. What a great idea - if I had done this I would have been a wolly and painted them from the outside! Doh!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  46. Absolutely adorable make-up brush storage! I have mine currently in a mug I painted myself - which is amazing if I do say so myself!
    This seams quick and easy, very tempted to do it!
    xo

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  47. These look so vintage and cute. You'd pay good money for them too if you saw them in a shop!!

    Amy | The Little Koala

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  48. Tried this today! It's awesome and worked so well!!! I now have pretty jars for my makeup and are going to make more soon for my stationery! :) xx

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  49. I love this so much! I'm moving into a new house in a few weeks and you can bet your bottom dollar that I will be making it cute with a few jars like this! I bet it would be cute using a couple of colors in one jar too!

    xx Bridget


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  50. I love it, it's so simple and makes the jars so much more special. I'd use them to store jewelry and things like that. thank you so much.

    Lullaby For Pies

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  51. I'm totally going to have to do this when I get my hands on some acrylic paint, this looks so simple and so very pretty!

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  52. Such a good idea! Im going to give this a try too :) x

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  53. This looks really great!

    I recently did a post on how to easily remove the last of candle wax from glass jars. They'd look lovely painted like this :)

    x

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  54. this is such a great idea!

    i recently started a blog- it would mean the world to me if you could check it out...

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  55. I've never seen it done like that before but they look really nice and cheerful, they'd definitely brighten up a room! I might try this, thanks for the idea :)

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  56. so pretty!

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  57. I love these! I've made them before using multiple colors so they come out looking a bit marbled. But I love the single color, especially pastels. Must try soon!

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  58. I was looking for a nice, simple way to do this! Perfect for my pastel coloured room in uni!
    Thanks :)

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  59. This is so pretty, I am going to try this and store my makeup brushes in the final result! xxx
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  60. This is so easy and they look great. Im off to eat the entire contents of a jar, just so I can try this!

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  61. I love this idea, the colours you've chosen are gorgeous, I'll definitely be trying this one xx

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  62. This is such a simple yet pretty idea, it really doesn't seem to take much of an effort and still it has such a nice outcome.
    If I one day will need some jars I'll be sure to think of this post. ;-)

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  63. This is such a good idea! When I next decorate my room I will definitely be giving this a go!

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  64. I love the colours that you used. This is a nice idea, it seems very easy and less messy then i thought. haha. Thanks for sharing! x

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  65. These look amazing! And seem so so simple, might just have to give it a go! xxx

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  66. I may give these a go, they look ever so sweet and also really simple, no reason not to try it!
    - Deenie x

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  67. That looks so nice, such a good idea! :)

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  68. They look so cute! such a good idea:) x
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  69. Neat; I want to try this! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  70. Great idea :) I really want to try it out xxx

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  71. They look amazing! I've been saving a few interesting jars and bottles and this DIY will be perfect to revamp them!! :)
    Rachelle x
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  72. They look amazing! such a good idea! :')


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  73. Such a great idea!


    Katie xo
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  74. Definitely going to try this as I've been looking for something to hold my make-up brushes!

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  75. Tatz soo lovely!! I loved the pastel colors you opted for

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    xx

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  76. I LOVE this! I'm re-doing my room soon so I will be sure to try this, I might do the same as you and store my makeup brushes in it...
    Thank you Louise!
    Charlotte xxx
    http://charlottesconfashions.blogspot.co.uk

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  77. I definitely want to try this now! Thanks for posting this, Louise.

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  78. Aww so pretty! A cheaper and prettier alternative to make-up brush holders and pencil pots!

    Emily x
    www.emilyandlife.blogspot.com

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  79. Wow, this is really cool, they look so pretty! Bookmarking this to do on a rainy day (so no doubt soon) haha :)
    Eleanor x

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  80. the jars look soooo pretty. seems to be a good way to store my brushes. i will try this out.
    xx

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  81. Great storage idea!

    Sita xx
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  82. I love how easy this looks! Very pretty and very useful to know, thanks Louise!

    Lauren x

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  83. AWWWW! Love this and think it's beyond cute!!

    I would LOVE IT SO MUCH if you guys would come and check my blog out and maybe even follow too?!?! :D

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  84. I love this & totally gonna try it out! Thank you for the idea!!! :)

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  85. Ooo I really love these! Perfect for lazy bums like me too xx

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  86. These are so cute i'm defiantly going to try this!
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  87. I really like the idea :) I'll probably try it out :)

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  88. Love this Louise! Thankyou for being so lovely when I met you!xxx

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  89. Love these. Will defo be giving it a go. x

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  90. What a great idea!!!

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  91. This is so cool, I love the colours you have chosen! I never knew it was so easy, I love the return of crafty Louise!

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  92. Really want to try this, it looks so cute! I'm awful with arts and crafts though haha

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  93. I will do this within this week! :)) Love it! And I really love your choice of colors ♥
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  94. This is such a great idea, I'm going to have a go using glitters as well. I love your blog and youtube videos Louise.... Your baby is so cute ....

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  95. Great collection i love it !!!! thanks for posting

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  96. They look great! Thanks to Pinterest I always want to do this!

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  97. These are so pretty! great idea
    xox
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  98. Genius. I've been looking for a way to do this for beer bottles as a wedding decoration. Now all I have to do is find a Hobbycraft!

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  99. This is a great post! Can't wait to try it :) xx

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  100. That looks really nice and so simple! I love my pastels :)

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  101. I think with the right colours and put in the perfect places this would look amazing to hold the things I choose to put in it.

    Pipp xx
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  102. This looks lovely! Definately going to try it out:D

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  103. Such a wicked post! I actually did a DIY post the other day, I think you would love it, maybe you would like to check it out :D http://beautybook13.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/diy-earring-holder-d.html

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  104. This is definitely something I'll be trying and doing in future! One of my local pound shops has some gorgeous kitsch jam jars for sale, for £1 each. They have cute blue and white gingham lids and remind me of something you'd have used as a kid to keep things inside... Most likely a frog! XD

    I don't have a Hobbycraft near me so I'll be looking for acrylic paint in the markets. The jars look pretty with colour inside and will look great around my room for little bits and bobs. ^_^

    Can't wait to do these myself, thank you for sharing. :)

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  105. That looks so great! I am totally going to try this one myself :) thanks so much for the idea! x

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  106. LOVE this idea!!! I am going out tomorrow and buying every pastel paint colour possible and trying this!

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  107. Such a great idea Louise, thank you! Definitely using this! Xxx

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  108. They look so nice!! I like simple too! :P

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  109. Been looking for a way to 'revamp' old pasta glasses, thanks for sharing Louise. Definitely going to try this out!

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    .Georgina Clare.

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  110. Such a neat and fab idea! :) Probably going to spend all of tomorrow making rainbow jars!

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  111. This si such a brilliant idea - especially for me when I want to jazz up my student accommodation which looks like a baby sicked all over the walls! Definitely be trying this soon, Thanks Louise!

    Abigail xx

    itsastudentthing.blogspot.com

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  112. That is such a cool idea, totally going to try it :)

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  113. Hi Louise, this looks like a great idea! Do you think it would work with other types of paint (I've got a tub of glitter paint that I think would make a lovely jar decoration?)
    I love how simple your idea is and think the jars looks very pretty. xxx

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  114. I love that and I will attempt to do it :) I would really like you to do more crafty blog posts please ;) xxxxx

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  115. Such a nice idea and so easy to make! I love the colours you used, it gives them a vintage touch. You've got a lovely blog :)

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  116. Using the above I just up cycled a load of our old jars destined for the recycling bins at our local supermarket. It was so simple and easy to do even for me (though I can't deny somehow I managed to get paint on myself) and it's utterly amazing how a little bit of paint can turn what otherwise would essentially be a bit of 'rubbish' into something so pretty and useful. I went for light antique white, turquoise and ocean green which is my particular favourite, but looking forward to trying other colours. I've also decided to make my own vases using narrow necked tall bottles / jars adding some pretty 'fake' decorative flowers to give as small presents for some upcoming birthdays. As you say think of the possibilities!! Thank you for sharing Louise xox

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  117. LOVE THESE.
    They are perfect for makeup brushes and in my all new mostly white and pale grey room as a splash of colour.
    Please post more crafty things like this, i'm looking for some new photo frames as well if you know anywhere that does pretty, girly, glittery frames please let me know!

    lots of love and sprinkles
    Josie
    xoxo

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  118. thats amazing louise :) another useful and easy idea! i have always wondered how to do this xx

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