How to Make a Sliding Knot



Summer is here and for me, lightweight jewelry is always my go to. I made these with satin cord and combined with the sliding knots makes whatever piece you create very comfortable to wear and perfect for the beach. You can then personalize it by adding charms and beads that you like.


DIY 5 Styles of Hair Tie Bracelets | Friendship Bracelets


This season I've been seeing some stores sell this sort of mix between a bracelet and a hair tie that I find super handy. Not only looks good as a bracelet but it's also functional. 

So following this trend I created this set of different styles that you can try, all of them very easy to make. Watch the video bellow for step-by-step instructions and all the supplies are listed bellow it.




Free Download Premade Gold Foil Logos


On the weekend, I was testing some symbol ideas with paint and then though they would work great as logos, so I scanned them and created this set to share with you.

Keep in mind that this is not one of a kind design and it’s being made available as a freebie. Many more people might use the same logo. Being a designer myself, If you’re looking for something professional, I recommend hiring someone to create a complete branding targeted to your needs and audience.

You will need basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator to be able to edit these files. You can easily add the name of your company and tagline in each text area.

The files provided in this freebie are:
• Editable Adobe Photoshop file.
• Editable Adobe Illustrator file.
• Links to the free fonts used

If you don’t know how, can’t use the adobe programs listed above, or want to personalize the logos a bit more, email me at curlymade@gmail.com and I will create a special Etsy listing for the personalization of the logos (from 5€)

The Fonts used in any of the logos are available for free and each one is listed along with the respective logo on a pdf in the link bellow. Please install the fonts before opening the files.


DIY Speech Bubble Dry Erase Board






This DIY came pretty much out of nowhere, I had this idea that I wanted to try and tried to figure, out of the supplies I had in home, what would work for this. I actually had some trouble with the "dry erase" part of the board, because the contact paper I had, did not let erase the marker, it absorbed the paint slightly, so you will see I had to use something on top of that for the board to work.

Materials: A big piece of cardboard | x-acto | scissors | white contact paper | clear plastic | electrical tape | two magnets | D-ring | glue



DIY Upcycled Cement Vase Using a Plastic Bottle






Cement DIYs have been super on trend for a while, but somehow I haven't got to make anything with this material before. I actually found it surprisingly easy and inexpensive, making the mold out of cardboard is free and the pack of cement, for me was less than 3€.
The only bummer is the drying time, this piece took me a whole week to dry, but I think that I might be different depending on the mixture of concrete you get.

Materials: Cement | Water | Mixing Bowl | Plastic Bottle | Iron | Cardboard box | Acrylic Paints | Paintbrush | Painters Tape | Scissors | Sanding Paper



DIY Watercolor Bookish Quote


How to make a watercolor calligraphy bookish quote


“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

It was my best friend Bianca's birthday this week, and honestly, I can't even remember all the presents I've made her over the years, though, most of them I know have been jewelry related. This year I went for a decorative piece, a watercolor with her favorite colors and a bookish quote that she can hang near her bookshelves.

I was not intending to make a video out of this, but I had a hard drive problem, and lost the DIY I was editing, wich sucks, so to at least make up for it and keep the creative juices going, I ended up making kind of a quick vlog of the process.



How to make a watercolor calligraphy bookish quote

How to make a watercolor calligraphy bookish quote

Free Valentine's Day Hand Drawn Graphics

Free Heart Vector Graphics for Wedding Invitations, Cards, Heathers, Posts

It's been a while since I released a new freebie, so I decided to sit down and do some valentine's day themed doodling. Here's the result a set of completely free vectorial decorative elements to use on your valentines day cards, blog posts, or even wedding invitations, the files are vectorial wich means they can be resized to any dimension without loosing definition. To Download just click the button bellow and you'll be redirected to a Google Drive folder with all the files in eps and png.

If you use this set, share your creations with me using the #curlymade on Instagram.