Concrete planter and a giveaway – made and discovered

I have had a great week getting busy in the kitchen, almost always post bedtime. Ru is not the most useful helper, and asks on average every five seconds if he can try some of the mixture (!) I’ve been listening to Kisstory and embracing the mess. If you missed my gifts for giving ideas, you can find them below. The final one goes live tonight. I also had a very quick go at making a concrete planter because I couldn’t wait any longer!

Here is what else I’ve been up to:

  • Concrete planter – I keep seeing concrete cropping up everywhere. In Sweden they were mad for it, and it really tickled my mum and I – what would we see next made of concrete? It appears that the possibilities are endless. I got curious, and decided to have a little go myself. I bought some fine ‘just add water’ concrete and it was so easy. I may write a little tutorial once I’ve had a little more practice. The hardest part is being patient enough for it to dry completely. 
  • Gifts for giving – bread, grissini and chutney, hot chocolate and biscotti, fortune cookies, fudge and truffles, ending with meze jars this evening.
  • Copper wire lights – I adore these at the moment. They are brilliant because you can bend them into shape and the light they give out is so subtle. Wilkos has a great selection.
  • Magazine subscription voucher – Not sure what to buy someone for Christmas? A magazine subscription voucher could be the answer. You can either email them the voucher, or print it off yourself and present it in a card. It’s the perfect answer to any tricky people you may have left.
  • Little Passports giveaway – I’m excited to say that I have a 3-month subscription to Little Passports to giveaway. The subscriptions are suitable for 3-12 year olds, and the winner can choose any subscription they fancy. Read my review here to find out more, and enter here to be in with a chance of winning. Please see below for T&Cs.

Just over one week until Christmas – have an amazing weekend!

E xx

Giveaway Terms and Conditions

  • The prize is to win a 3 month Little Passports subscription of your choice.
  • The giveaway will run for 7 days. Friday 16th December – Friday 23rd December 2016.
  • The winner will be announced via Twitter and contacted by email.
  • If the winner does not respond within 36 hours, another winner will be selected at random.
  • Unfortunately it is only open to those living in the UK.

This is not a sponsored post. 



  1. 16th December 2016 / 4:18 pm

    I have put concrete planters on my wish list! 🙂 That looks ace! x

    • Esther
      17th December 2016 / 11:09 pm

      They are so easy to make Donna! Do it! x

  2. 16th December 2016 / 6:13 pm

    Oh I love that! I’ve never thought of making anything out of concrete but it’s such a good idea, the possibilities are endless!

    • Esther
      17th December 2016 / 11:10 pm

      I keep checking items of rubbish out for mould potential! I think cardboard is definitely best x

    16th December 2016 / 10:39 pm

    Number one on my wanderlust destination would be Rome to see the amazing buildings

    • Esther
      17th December 2016 / 11:09 pm

      Great choice!

  4. Jodie A Harvey
    19th December 2016 / 1:36 pm

    My number 1 wanderlust destination would be Egypt

    • Esther
      21st December 2016 / 9:14 pm

      Wonderful! x

  5. Lisa Wilkinson
    22nd December 2016 / 8:52 am

    I’d love to go to Japan

    • Esther
      2nd January 2017 / 1:57 pm

      Ooo! Me too! x

  6. Sarah Lee
    22nd December 2016 / 12:24 pm

    I would love to go to New York

    • Esther
      2nd January 2017 / 1:58 pm

      Great choice!

  7. Deborah Mackenzie
    22nd December 2016 / 6:24 pm

    I am desperate to go home to Africa, Zimbabwe to be specific! I have lots of family in South Africa, and am saving really hard to go back next year.

    • Esther
      2nd January 2017 / 1:58 pm

      Oh wow! That sounds incredible. I hope you get there x

  8. 22nd December 2016 / 6:49 pm

    Love that planter..can you paint it?
    Oh man a mag subscription would be a great gift 🙂 x

  9. Laura Corrall
    22nd December 2016 / 8:07 pm

    I love to go to America. More specifically Disney World for starters. I’ve always wanted to go as a child. Now my girls would love to go to.

  10. 24th January 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Oh my goodness these are so cute. I would never have thought to use concrete but might just give it a go now! #littlemakes

  11. 25th January 2017 / 10:28 pm

    These look amazing! Very on trend!

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