Another year over

It’s hard to believe that yet another year is coming to a close. I bought the fairlylight.co.uk domain over a year ago but it took me nearly eleven months to finally get started. There’s a long way to go as I never anticipated quite how long it would take to pull together a post, but things are starting to come together! Thanks so much to my lovely friends and family for supporting and encouraging this little venture.
SparkleImage credit:: Jefra Linn via Oh, hello friend

As for my resolutions, I plan to generally do a little more with my spare time; read a little more, bake every so often, finish the first ‘layer’ of the house, see more of my friends and family, and obviously share a little glimpse of all that is Fairly Light with you.

May all your dreams come true in 2013 x

DIY: Glam up your glasses

Hope you had a fabulous fun filled Christmas!
I wasn’t planning on posting until the new year but after my sister and I got up to a spot of boozie DIY on Christmas Day, I wanted to share with you. Our glitter rimmed glasses are perfect to add a spot of bling to your New Years Eve.

We used edible glitter from a cook shop but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it in your more sophisticated supermarkets too. Our drink of choice was a champagne cocktail including vodka and cassis, but obviously you can use any drink you want. However, using champagne flutes means you have a smaller surface area to cover.
Gold glass rim tutorial

If you’re after some gorgeous inspiration to jazz up your glasses, here’s some beautiful images. I’m going to keep an eye out for Gold Mini Stars to use the next time. Also, wouldn’t say no to those stunning champagne saucers from the Style Me Pretty gallery.

Rim GlassesImage credits:: 1. Engaged & Inspired | 2. Revel Blog | 3.  Sugar & Charm | 4. Style Me Pretty

Do drop me a comment if you give it a whirl! x

Something sweet for Christmas

Having a swig of Hot Chocolate can really warm you up on a winter’s day (especially if it involves a good glug of Bailey’s). I’m expecting quite a few guests to drop in over the next weeks and as well as the usual tipples, I’m also thinking about setting up a Hot Chocolate Bar. Hot ChocolateImage credits:: 1. Kelsey Taylor via Norococo | 2. Liebesbotschaft | 3. Drew B Photography via Hostess with the Mostess | 4. Dear Lillie

– A Hot Chocolate Bar can be as simple as stuffing a few jars with marshmallows and chocolate chips, or loading a tray with a pile of baubles and then adding a cup of hot cocoa and a bowl stuffed with whipped cream.
– You could go to town and deck out with a chalkboard sign and lots of greenery like the gorgeous set up from Dear Lillie.
– If you’re stuck for a secret santa present, you could fill a kilner or spice jar with a few teaspoons of hot chocolate and layer up the marshmallows and chocolate pieces. Add a bit of a ribbon and a gift tag and you have a really pretty present.
Hot Chocolate_jarImage credits:: Left Infused Studios via Style Me Pretty | Right Fairly Light & Bonny & Clyde (gorgeous favours for a friend’s apres-ski hen do)

Would love to know if you’re inspired to try out something similar over Christmas x