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Easy DIY: Large Polaroid Poster Frame

Hey Girlies!

Hope you’re all doing good! I have a little project for you today… I’ll be showing you how I made my own Polaroid Photo Frame which I absolutely LOVE so I hope you guys like it too! I have tons of Polaroids lying around and I wanted to display them on my living room wall. I don’t like the look of them hanging from twine or fairy lights like you see on tumblr and pinterest and instead wanted a more cleaner, contemporary look so I opted for a large frame instead. It is super easy to make and it doesn’t cost the world and as well as being easy and cheap(ish) it looks absolutely fabulous plus it’s a wonderful way to display your favourite pics. Every-time somebody comes into my home, they always comment on how cool it looks and how much they love it, so I thought I’d share it on here to let everybody know how easy and simple it was to make. It will cost you a little bit of money but not as much as if you were to buy it ready-made from a photography shop. It only cost me the price of the large frame which was £19.99 and the price of the Polaroids which I got from Lalalab. 

How To Make:

1. So first of all you will need a frame. I chose a large sturdy 61 x 91.5 maxi poster frame from Amazon UK which was £19.99, you could get the same size as I did or maybe get a smaller or bigger one. It has a 30mm frame, wall hangers included for both portrait and landscape display and is made of shatterproof Styrene instead of glass. I also chose the white frame but it is available in black too. I got my frame here if you’d like to take a look.

2. Next, you’ll need your Polaroids. If you haven’t already got some Polaroids lying around, you can head over to Lalalab and get some prints there. Simply click on ‘products’ on the menu and then ‘prints’ and chose the 10×12 vintage option, each print costs 0.39 euro’s which is about 35p or select ‘boxes’ (which is what I chose). In my LALABOX I got 32 photos in Vintage format (10x12cm). The box was 15.9 euro’s which is around £14. I did six rows of 5 Polaroids so 30 photo’s altogether. You can also add captions to your photographs and choose between eight colours too. The website is easy to use and you can upload pics from your computer or Facebook which is handy. If you enter my discount code: PGV2E9ZZ  upon checkout you will get yourself £5 worth of credit on your account. you’re very welcome! 🙂

(Read my Lalabox review HERE)


3. Wait for the frame and your chosen prints to arrive. I got my frame the next day because I am an Amazon Prime Member but I waited a couple of days for my Polaroid prints from Lalalab to arrive.

4. Ok, so when they have both arrived, take the back of the frame off and there will be a blue advert poster already inside, turn it round onto the plain white side and using sticky tape or blu-tak, stick your pictures down onto the white side of the poster, spacing them all out evenly.

5. Check they are secure and once your happy with how they look, put the back of the frame back on and clip it down and voila!

All done.



21463192_10213752297345998_4901525974719263153_n(Sorry about the crap images, my mobile phone is sh!te.)


Katie xo

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Handmade Christmas: DIY Mr & Mrs Elf

There’s nothing better than chillin’ out with a cuppa whilst reading a mag but lash a magazine freebie in the mix and I’m basically in my apple cart. I have an obsession with buying mags especially when their is a free gift involved. I bought a copy of this months ‘Homemaker’ mag ‘Handmade Christmas’ for £4.99 to give me some Christmas craft inspiration and gifted with the mag was a Mr & Mrs Elf cloth kit which was designed by the super talented blogger Stephanie Thannhauser over at I thought I’d share my little friends with you all, maybe you would like to pick a copy up yourselves and try making Mr & Mrs’ Elf too.


Included in the kit was a printed Mr & Mrs Elf cloth kit, a small spool of white cotton and four little gold bells and the other items I needed were some polyester filling, pins, fabric scissors and a sewing machine although they can also be sewn by hand.


The instructions were on page 25 and here’s how I made it:

1. Unfold and press your printed fabric sheet. Use sharp scissors to cut out all of the shapes along the dotted lines, pair up the legs right sides together, holding the fabric to the light to make sure the print matches up.


2. Pin and sew around the legs, leaving the top open. Clip the curves and corners, then turn the legs right sides out. Stuff with fibre filling (I used polyester filling) pushing the wadding right into the toes with a knitting needle (or the end of a pen) and tack along the top edge.

3. Match up the front and back body pieces and sew right sides together leaving the bottom edge open. Clip the curves and corners before turning right sides out and stuff the body firmly.

4. Turn in and pin the raw edge at the bottom. Position the legs between the bottom edges and over-sew the seam closed, securing the legs as you do so. Stich the bells to the end of each hat and hey presto Mr & Mrs elf are finished.


Don’t they look super cute and adorable!!! I love how they have turned out.

Go get your copy of Homemaker now and have a go yourselves.

Make sure you tweet me a picture at KatieRoseLovesx. I’d love to see yours!

Seasons Greetings,


Kate xo

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Budget Yankee Candle Alternatives: Wickford & Co Christmas Candles – Gingerbread, Mulled Wine, Apple & Cinnamon

Christmas is coming to town kids…

 So you know I had to get the candles in to get me into the swing of things. I love Christmas. I love my candles, any candles to be fair… but, you really can’t beat Christmas candles can you? There’s nothing better and nothing cozier than lighting a candle to get into the Christmas spirit.


I bought three very large Wickford & Co candles from Home Bargains yesterday and at only £2.99 each for a large jar with around 95 hours burn time – they really are a bargain. You would pay over £20 for a same-sized Yankee Candle. Although these aren’t as strong smelling as Yankees but they are still smellable, Yankees are so potent. I love my Yankee’s but they can be expensive especially when you’re the type of person who has candles lit of a DAY and of a night when I’m home, continuously non-stop – #obsessedwithcandles.


Mulled Wine – I’m not usually a mulled wine drinker but this candle smells lovely. It has a rich aroma and I might even be tempted to get some Mulled Wine in this Christmas.


Apple Cinnamon. – Smells like baked apple pie with a hint of cinnamon. This has a girly sweet aroma and I love it. Delish!


Gingerbread – Without a doubt my favourite candle out of the three that I bought. This candle smells like you have just walked into a bakery on Christmas Eve – absolutely gorgeous. It is so lovely and has a sweet aroma exactly like gingerbread biscuits. It has made me want to eat some gingerbread men. Yum!


If your liking these gorgeous Christmas fragranced candles, head down to your local Home Bargains store before they sell out. I almost had a punch up over the last Gingerbread candle, so be quick and be prepared to rumble and pounce if you have to ha. I’ll be getting a couple more in for myself and to give as little gifts to all the ladies in my life as I think they will like them just as much as I do.

Hopefully, next time I pop into HB they will still have some left. I think they are fabulous and I would be very happy if I was gifted one of these candles this Christmas.

Hint hint.

 You can read my review for the Wickford & Co. ‘Halloween’ Candle HERE.

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Review: Lalabox (Polaroid Prints In A Box) From Lalalab (Plus £5 Discount Code)

Hey girlies,

If you read my September Birchbox post, you will have seen that I received a fabulous little gift inside my box. It was a money-off code for the photo app website Lalalab (formerly known as Polagram) to receive a cute little photo box with 36, 10×12 polaroid prints of my choice inside. The Lalabox is priced at 15.90 euros (£13.70) but thanks to Birchbox all of their subscribers had the chance to get a box completely free, well excluding £2.99 p&p. The code was ‘BIRCHBOXUK’ and it was apparently valid up until 31st of October 2016 but I have just checked and the code is still working. So be quick if you’re gonna order – before they realise, haha. They deliver to 75 countries, worldwide.

My Lalabox:


My little cutie…



Delivery was pretty shite to be fair, I waited ten whole days after ordering before my box was delivered so I think I would love Lalalab even more if delivery was quicker: I’m impatient!

Included in my box was a little scratch card with a code for a free gift. Only thing is I have a windows phone and a windows laptop and the code must be entered onto the app and not the website and yep, the app is only available to download on apple, google or android devices, so missed out there, hey. I also got some origami too but I’m still trying to put it together, ha.

Next time I order I will adjust my photo’s so the whole picture is shown and visible on the upload page as one or two of my pics were all bodies and no heads, so keep this in mind when uploading your pics, what you see is what will be printed! You can also add words to each picture or choose to leave them blank and change the colour of the polaroid… I stuck with white!

Apart from the long delivery wait, I love everything about Lalalab – The prints are excellent quality and the box is so cute and unique. A Lalabox would make a perfect gift, and I would be thrilled to receive a little box as a gift. Lalalab also do lots of other things to such as fridge magnets, calendar’s, canvases and I’ve got my eye on a framed poster for next time. I will definitely be ordering again!



Use code:  ‘PGV2E9ZZ’ for a £5 discount to spend towards whatever you like. Just copy and paste it.


Katie x