Thursday, July 14, 2016

DIY Evil Eye Macramé Friendship Bracelets



You asked for it, so here it is. Even though it took a while, today's DIY is a macramé friendship bracelet.
These types of macramé bracelets are perfect to wear during the summer, mostly because they don't get ruined with water or sand, and also because they are super light, no one wants bulky jewelry on hot days.
The video bellow has all the steps, and I hope is easy enough to follow, but if you have any doubts, leave them in the comments and I will do my best to help you out.



Materials:
3 pieces of waxed cotton cord with 80 cm, in whatever color you like (mine is the dark purple),
3 pieces of waxed cotton cord with 60 cm each ( my colors are blue, white and dark purple), glue, scissors and strong tape or a clipping board.





Sunday, May 8, 2016

DIY Watercolor Pillowcase | Room Decor



I wanted to give a refreshed look to my not so pretty pillows without spending money and using supplies I already had at home, so I grabbed an old white sheet, some acrylic paints and after some tests I managed to recreate the watercolor effect that is such a big decor trend, on the cheap.




Materials:

3 Pieces of white fabric with 45x45 cm, 35x45 cm and 25x45 cm
(these measurements may depend on the size of your pillow)
Acrylic or fabric paints
Sewing machine, hot glue gun or needle and thread 
Paintbrush 
Water 
Scissor 







Do you have any other cheap ways to give a new look to your decor?

Talk to you soon,
Daniela


Thursday, February 25, 2016

DIY Jar Necklaces + Supernatural Inspired


I've been wanting to make a supernatural inspired project for a while, not only because it's one of my favorite shows, well maybe that's the main reason why, but it also makes for a great themed jewelry.
While doing some tidying up of my supplies I also found the tall and skinny jar that I'm using for the salt necklace, sadly it was missing a lid, but I found an end cap on my local craft store that matches the size perfectly. Of course, I could not only make one necklace, so I also ended up making a glittery one.








If you made one of these what would you put inside?
Talk to you soon,



Sunday, December 20, 2015

DIY Star Photo Holder



I always forget what a mess it is to work with glitter, it ends up stuck on everything, but a glittery mess is totally worth it. These photo holders are super easy and quick to make and can easily double as a Christmas or New Year's eve decoration.  








Hope you liked this quick DIY.
I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.



Sunday, November 8, 2015

DIY upcycled advent calendar // Christmas Crafts


Everyone is already thinking about twinkling sparkling lights and presents, so to get even more in the Christmas spirit, why not make this calendar with papers you already have at home? Best part is finding treats and small presents to fill the bags with, since I made this one especially for my sister and since she is a little fashionista, besides the candy, I've also added some hair clips, rings, a necklace and small makeup items.


Materials:
paper bags or any kind of paper you want to use | glue | scissors | x-acto knife | cord | small clothes pins | sewing machine (optional)


Start by taking the bag apart and draw a rectangle as big as you want your calendar bags to be and cut it.


Fold both sides to the middle overlapping in the center and glue it.


To make the bags a little bigger, I'm folding the sides to the inside making an accordion effect.


Print a bunch of numbers with different types of fonts. Since I'm also making white bags, I printed the numbers on a piece of paper from one of the bags as well.

Cut the numbers one by one, this actually didn't take as long as I expected, though it does take a while, maybe watch a tv show in the process.

Make sure to plan which bags are going to be white and which are going to be brown, so you don't waste time cutting numbers that are not even going to use.

Once you have all the 25 numbers you can start gluing them onto the bags.


Once they are dry you can start filling them up.


To make sure there is no peeking, I've sewed the top of the bags with a zig-zag stitch.


Lastly, hang all of the bags onto a piece of twine and hold it with small clothespins. Since the brown and white paper is not very christmasy, you can decorate it with Christmas lights, or maybe some red ribbons.



Are you planning on making an Advent Calendar this year?
Talk to you soon,


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