Category Archives: DIY + CRAFTS

DIY PROJECT: GROW YOUR OWN PINEAPPLE PLANT

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This is a fun diy project, kids will love it as well! Turn a left-over pineapple crown into a beautiful plant. Here you can find detailed instructions.

CONGRATULATIONS BABY CARD WITH DIY MOBILE

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This beautiful designed card from Origamizoo is the perfect card to congratulate someone with a newborn baby. It’s not only a card but also a present for the new baby boy or girl! The receiver can cut, fold and craft it into a cheerful nursery mobile. The card contains a clear instruction. You can also find the tutorial here on the Origamizoo blog. You can order the card here but also through Origamizoo’s Etsy shop.

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DYI PROJECTS: LEATHER MASON JAR HOLDER

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This leather mason jar holder (which is an easy diy project) is perfect for organizing crafts supplies. I can see a few of these hanging on a wall above a (children’s) desk storing pencils etc. They are also perfect to store spices in the kitchen! You can find instructions here on Natalme.

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DIY PROJECT: (EASTER) BUNNY MUG

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I love this cute diy bunny mug, an easy project to do with (or without) kids this weekend. All you need is a white mug, a porcelain marker, a pencil and a piece of baking paper. You can find instructions here. Have a wonderful long weekend!

EASY DIY PROJECT: MODERN POM POM CUSHION

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I always love a great DIY project, especially if it is that easy to make as this pom pom cushion. You can find instructions here on Almost Makes Perfect.

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FREE HAND LETTERED CALENDAR

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I like to use old an fashioned paper calendar and a to-do list which I attach to a clip board. Online you can find many free downloadable calendars and lists. The hand lettered calendar featured above can be downloaded here.

Source: Delineate Your Dwelling.

KNITTING WITH WOOL AND THE GANG

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Do you have any resolutions or goals for the new year? One of my goals for 2016 is learning how to knit. This has been on my list for a long time but life was too hectic the past years that I just could not find the time to do it. But lately I have been seen some cool designs and I can’t wait to knit these myself. I did some research on where to start and I found Wool and the Gang. This ground-breaking fashion company, which has started a knitting revolution, offers some very cool patterns and beautiful yarn. You can buy a kit that has everything in it and these are available for various levels. Even if you are completely new to knitting (like me) there is a knit is suitable. Thick wool and needles are used in most of their pattern which makes knitting easy to learn and you don’t have to spend days to finish your design. Wool and the Gang also offers some online (free) tutorials which are very easy to follow. For those who don’t have the time to knit, you can also buy the finished piece that has been hand-knitted by what they call one of their gang members. Good to know, Wool and the Gang ships world-wide and you now get a 15% discount on a first order if you sign up to their newsletter.

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I am starting with the Foxy Roxy scarf (the red one pictured above) and the Zion Lion hat (red hat in the image above and the black one in the image below) and then I will move on to the Love U beanie (the hat with the heart – above). When I have mastered the basics and want to make a jacket/cardigan like the one in the top image. I will keep you posted about my knitting progress in 2016!

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