Whenever I go on holiday, I tend to keep every ticket, scrap of paper, and memento that I can find. Rather than taking pride of place back home, they tend to stay in a pile in a drawer somewhere, to be pulled out every few months and looked through.

I decided that this wasn’t good enough, especially when I had so many maps, stickers, and memories saved from my trip to Florida in October 2016. The mass of paper was being ignored and was taking up a lot of room in my drawer. I decided to fix two problems in one and made the most of these mementos by displaying them permanently in my room.

Here’s how I did it.

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The Minnie Mouse ears I made have been catching a lot of attention, with some people wanting to buy them and others wanting to make a pair for themselves. As much as I’d love to start up a little business, I definitely won’t have the time. So instead, I’m taking what I learned from my attempts at making Minnie Mouse ears and sharing my secrets.

I first decided to make these when I was shopping around on Etsy. With most ears costing at least £15 plus postage, I decided it was well worth trying for myself before buying any. I set off to The Range, a nationwide shop that sells literally everything, and got crafting.

If you follow my tutorial, I’d love to see the ears that you make! Trust me, if I can do it then anyone can. Send your photos to me on twitter @farawaylisamae.

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Well, don’t tell me my week hasn’t been eventful.

This one has been full of great highs and horrible lows. The latter sadly included accepting that I’m not going to be able to move out of my rubbish house share for another three months. But, come September, I’ll be free from my contract and (fingers crossed) be able to move into a house or flat with my uni housemates. Time to start the countdown!

I’m never one to dwell on the negatives, and this week has been full of great moments too. My birthday is on Monday 23rd, and this week has been a sort of extended celebration of that. I booked two days of work and travelled back to my family home on Wednesday night. Before that, I decided to buy myself a birthday present of my own in the form of expensive running shoes. I think I’m in love with them (yes, it’s a sad life that I lead)!

Read on for burgers, relaxing and my first forray into crafting with my very own pair on minnie ears…

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