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Personal handmade gifts for the people you love

Personal gifts for people you love

I really like the idea of giving handmade gifts to loved ones. The problem with handmade gifts is that first, you need to have the time to make them. Second, you need to be fairly creative or good at something to come up with something that will look really stylish and not looking as if it has been done by a five years old. I’ve made a few scented candles this month but they are more like little tokens of love rather than proper gifts. I didn’t have time to craft anything so I decided to offer my friend Perrine, one of the photos I took of her when we did this photoshoot. Now… I don’t have the presumption to assume that anyone receiving one of my photos is going to say “wow” out of excitement but last time I saw Perrine, she told me that the photoshoot really boosted her confidence and made her re-connect with the person she was a few years ago. This really strokes a chord with me. I have know Perrine since …

10 beautiful Christmas gift wrapping to inspire you

10 modern, minimalist Xmas gift wrapping to inspire you

If you love Christmas in a simple, modern, natural style like me then you will love these minimalist examples of Christmas gift wrapping and free, printable gift tags. As you may have guessed, I’m not a big fan of green, red or fancy Christmas gift wrapping (but if you do, that’s cool, no judgment). I like things to be simple and beautiful so I always circle back towards the same style mixing plain white paper, kraft paper, gift labels featuring lovely black & white typography, some black twine or even just some natural string bought from the supermarket. I always have a stock of brown luggage labels at home. They are easy to find at any stationery shops, post offices and craft shops or you can order them from Amazon here. I have also included my favourite gift labels and wrapping paper free to download. Last year, I used these beautiful printable hand lettering gift tags. They are still my favourites but I came across a few more which are also very pretty and all available to print for free: printable christmas …

10 jolies, naturelles couronnes de Noël à faire

10 beautiful, inspiring Christmas wreaths to make

I’ve always loved Christmas wreaths and today is just about inspiring you to make your own Christmas wreaths. I know it may be a bit early for some, to start thinking about Christmas. However, as per my post from yesterday, I want to re-focus on things that provide us with a great deal of happiness and peace. I’m talking about doing things that are good for our body and for our soul. For some of you, me-time will be a warm bath and lounge around in your gorgeous Hush pyjamas. Personally, when I find the time, I find it very calming to make things while listening to the radio or baking a gluten-free banana cake for Mila or doing some DIY. Whatever I chose to do, usually provides me with a great sense of achievement. So, there are two things I really would like to make before the end of the year: 1) a beautiful wreath inspired by nature, 2) some scented candles… I love scented candles. Making some to give to the people I love, has been on my to-do list for a …

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Festive touches from nature

Now that the craziness of black Friday and Cyber Monday is over (I got some real good bargains & I hope you did too), I’m back thinking about Christmas decorations. Mila has already decorated the Christmas tree in France and I’m waiting for her to arrive on 22nd so we can decorate the one in London.  I’m very much looking forward to the holiday and have a nice break with the people I love. In the meantime, here are some holiday festive decorations using what nature has to offer. I find these simple wreaths very soothing, what do you think?

COMING SOON! The BODIE and FOU Christmas catalogue

I’m so excited to finally share the front and back  covers of our beautiful Christmas catalogue!It has been quite an adventure to get this front shot done and get all the stock arriving in time for our shoot.  At some point, I had to come up with a plan B…then a plan C…then everything turned up at the same time and we went back to plan A (I credit Bikram yoga & wine for keeping me fairly sane during these past few weeks) but I’m happy.  I’m in love with this Z1 pendant light by Nelson Sepuvelda, who is also the Creative Director behind this beautiful collection of ceramics (displayed on the table) and I loved it so much that I wanted to make it the key piece of our Christmas Home collection.It’s a lamp that exudes style, lightness and was just perfect for the effortless chic, stylish Christmas I had in mind. The two white chairs are the Knot chair (another beautiful piece which we recently supplied to The Hospital Club), the black & …

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

in the BODIE and FOU headquarters!  We’ve just received a few of these beautiful paper stars to finish styling the BODIE and FOU Christmas catalogue (the 9 points, Black star, Width 87 cm is in stock).  Our White Christmas collection is now online and I’m super happy with the photos we’ve done for our Winter collection. I’m sure you gonna love them! Well I hope so… If you are not on our mailing list yet, make sure you request a copy of our beautiful, inspiring catalogue Today is our last shooting day so I better dash… Have a great day! LEAVE A COMMENT THANKS!

Styling tips to make your Christmas decoration easy

Early this week, I shared some of my styling tips to decorate your home for Christmas at little cost using masking tapes. If you have children around to give you a hand, that’s even better! Mila loved doing the Christmas tree on the wall or making little flags to decorate cakes and pies…and then eating the pies afterwards! Today, I would like to show you what Frida from Trendenser did with black & white masking tapes to give you more ideas. From decorating tea lights (you can get cheap ones from Ikea) to jazzing up Christmas gifts, there is a huge amount of things you can do with masking tapes… If some of you have lovely images of your creative projects, by all means email them to me to leblog(at)bodieandfou(dot)com and I will post them here with a link to your site or blog if you have one {Thank you for leaving a comment. Reading them always makes me very happy} (C) Trendenser En début de semaine, je vous ai montré quelques unes de mes suggestions pour créer une décoration …

4 Styling tips to make your Christmas decoration easy

If you are on Instagram, you may have seen that over the weekend, Mila painted a pumpkin left over from Halloween in silver. It was a creative job we both enjoy – although for different reasons :-) but that pretty much kick-started our Xmas decorations… For those who haven’t received a copy of the BODIE and FOU Christmas catalogue*, here are four styling tips I put together using washi tapes. I’m a big fan of japanese masking tapes and I use them regularly at home and at work to create mood boards. Versatile, easy to use, they are an inexpensive way to get cracking with Christmas decorations… *You can see the BODIE and FOU catalogue on Issuu here {Thank you for leaving a comment. Reading them always makes me very happy} Decorative star | Polar bears (SOLD OUT!), can be replaced by White Deers | masking tapes Si vous etes sur Instagram, vous avez peut-etre vu que ce weekend, Mila a peint couleur argent, une citrouille qui nous resté d’Halloween. C’était un petit projet créatif que nous avons apprecié toutes les …