Tassels are easy to make and can be used to customised anything – bags, clothes, belts, hair accessories, your bedroom, the lot. All you need is scissors, some wool, and something to wrap your wool around.

Do you want to make your own Christmas baubles? If you’re subscribed to bettybox, then you’ll have a Bubble T bauble you can empty out and decorate. If you’re not subscribed, you can get some from Hobbycraft.

We’ve got three bauble designs here for you – The Disco Bauble, The Cool Yule and A Star Is Bauble. We used a hot glue gun, but you can use PVA glue instead. If you’re using a hot glue gun, make sure you get help from a parent or guardian.

A new month means a new bettybox.  We asked bettygirl Lauren to have a look through October 2016’s bettybox and let us know her opinions. Spoiler alert: she’s a big fan of the salted caramel drinking fudge.

This month’s box contains:

Squirrel Sisters Cacao Orange snack bar 

AA Skincare Frankincense & Rose Cleansing Gel

NPW Beauty Junky Shea Butter Mud Mask

Sass & Belle Biscuit Box

Sass & Belle Biscuit Nail File

Maybelline Colour Show Nail Polish

Benecos Natural Kajal Eyeliner

Fudge Kitchen Salted Caramel Drinking Fudge

Ombar Centres Coconut & Vanilla (we used these in our banana pops tutorial!)

Want to get your hands on a bettybox? Watch this space, sign-up is coming soon!

We love notebooks. You love notebooks. Everyone loves notebooks. Notebooks are like the lipbalms of stationery. You rarely actually finish them but you’re always happy to receive them, and you can never, ever have too many.

Which is why, when we discovered Papier, we let them enter our hearts and empty our wallets.

Papier are a London-based company that have partnered with amazing illustrators and designers to create a collection of notebooks (and, brace yourself, they also have greetings cards) that you can personalise. And the best news of all, their gorgeous notebooks are all £12.99. No exceptions.

Fruity Lady

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Everyone has a Fruity Lady friend in their life. The friend who dances in the supermarket and gets obsessive about fancy dress parties. This is the perfect gift for the Fruity Lady in your life (even if that’s you).

Fruity Lady notebook, Papier, £12.99

Orange triangle

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We are pretty sure that this was designed with the betty team in mind. It’s colourful and fun and the pinks and oranges will remind us what summer looks like, even when we’re in the deepest days of February.

Orange triangle notebook, Papier, £12.99

Bear

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This is a bear holding a sign that says yay. This notebook is appropriate for pretty much any human, on pretty much every occasion. It fulfills the dream notebook trifecta of being adorable, uplifting and having an animal holding a sign.

Bear notebook, Papier, £12.99 

Maureen

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Leaves are officially in, and this print is mighty cool for something named after your auntie. For those of you who are saying, ‘But what about the pineapple?’ don’t panic. There is room for both and Papier have you covered. Thanks, Maureen.

Maureen notebook, Papier, £12.99

 Spring Dahlias

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Spring is a time for joy and baby animals. It’s a time for pretty flowers and new life and pretty blank notebooks. Spring literally could not be further away in the calendar year… but with this notebook, you can carry it in your hand all year round.

Spring dahlias notebook, Papier, £12.99

 

Image: Katie Edmunds/Papier