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Balloon arch DIY

For our 5th birthday party we collaborated with a few of our fave local creatives! Girls who, well, know how to throw a beautiful party! @shewolfsa on makeup, flowers by @BouwerFlowers, cake and sweet treats by @Sweet.lionheart and photos by the talented @Carlalikesphotos . We had fun conceptualizing what we wanted our party to include and a balloon arch was right at the top of the list! We had so much fun!!!  Us #Zanagirls are a little obsessed with…

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Lightbox DIY

Zana has a *BRAND NEW* retail space at Mojo Market in Seapoint, Cape Town. Our shop needed signage and so this DIY came about! Thought up by Sue Britz co-founder of Zana, it was super quick and easy to make. As you can imagine opening a shop is expensive and well…budgets are tight, so if we can make a lightbox ourselves for a fraction of the price, why not! Now you can make one too! YAY!…

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Let’s get festive – DIY place cards

Recently we photographed our festive table, and no festive table is complete without place cards! Any pinterest lover will have seen these in the past but we simply couldn’t help but share our interpretation of this old favorite DIY. Let’s get festive! What you will need: Paper/cardboard A pen String Scissors Freshly cut rosemary sprigs   Step 1: Cut your rosemary springs in lengths you are happy with, keeping in mind that the length of…

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DIY DOG TEEPEE

Pamper your pooch… and build this cute dog teepee using our fabric! Our ‘All Ears’ pattern inspired by, Biscuit, our studio Frenchie. We designed and made this frenchie pattern on a whim, just for fun. See how we came up with it and brought it to life and now how you can incorporate it into your space. What you will need: A ruler Dowels (cut to your preferred length, this depends on the height of you pup) Fabric Scissors…

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Slumber Party Eyes Cake How-To

So we’re sure you saw all the hype about our Slumber Party Linen Launch we held a few weeks ago. If not, here’s a link to a post that has the low-down 😉 Besides for the glorious DIY hot chocolate station kitted out with every sweet you could imagine, our in-house baker made us this cute Eye motif cake. With a little help from Robyn who drew the eye guidelines, Nikki created a custom little…

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Batik DIY

We’ve seen a lot of batik and batik-inspired prints on Pinterest lately and thought we’d give it a go. In short, Batik is the art of decorating cloth using wax and dye. This method of fabric decoration has been practiced for centuries, originating in Java, Indonesia (the name orginated from Javanese tik meaning to dot).   YOU WILL NEED: Staple gun or drawing pins Piece of 100% white cotton fabric Old wooden frame Wax (combination…

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