Category Archives: DIY + CRAFTS

DIY HEAVY KNIT THROW (WITHOUT ANY NEEDLES!)

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Can you believe that this beautiful throw is easy to make? You don’t need any knitting needles as you use your arms for knitting. At Stylecookie you can find the tutorial video.

Credits & source: Anke Helmich & Sanne Tulp @ StyleCookie.nl for Libelle’s issue 43 | tutorial by Anke Helmich & Wenda Torenbosch.

GIVE YOUR (FAMILY) PHOTOS A PLACE IN YOUR HOME

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Recording moments in life that are precious has never been so simple, yet despite this, the reality is most of us store our photos away online or just leave them on our cameras or phones and do nothing with them. Photos of loved ones, important milestones and memorable holiday adventures should be treasured and are the perfect way make a space truly your own. Together with Canon I have created some tips on how to make the most of your post–summer holiday photos and how to give them a well-deserved place in your home:

Tip 1: Organising and selecting your photos

There are many simple, yet appealing ways to get creative with your printed photos but first you will need to organise them. An easy way to manage this is to upload your photos from your camera or phone on a regular basis, deleting the bad ones as you go, to a cloud service such as irista from Canon. Not only will your images be safely stored but irista will group your favourite photos each time you upload a batch, making it much easier to find your best shots later. Choose rich, vibrant and imaginative images and think about the story you want to tell and express these with the images you select. Irista not only lets you store and protect your photos in an online cloud but also lets you group your photos into collections that you access at any time, from anywhere on any device.

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Tip 2: Choosing your frames

The type of frame you choose is another way of bringing character to your photo display. Photo walls are more pleasing to the eye when the frames complement each other and the easiest way to do this is by sticking to one colour or texture. For example, you may decide to use all black frames or just wooden ones. My favourite photo frame at the moment is one from Danish label Moebe. Their minimalistic style frames consist of four pieces of oak wood and two pieces of plexi-glass which means you don’t have to worry about cutting your photos in the exact size of the frame.
Having a printer at home means you can easily try out different photo sizes and still achieve professional standard prints, so if you change your mind about what photo you would like to put in a frame, selecting and printing replacements is convenient. I am using the Canon PIXMA MG7750, which produces high quality prints in a variety of sizes (A4, A5, 20x25cm, 10x15cm, 13x18cm) at high speed.

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SUMMER ESSENTIALS: DIY DIP DYE MARKET TOTE BAG

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This colorful dip dye market tote bag makes an easy and fun summer diy project! You can find full instructions here on The Sweetest Occasion.

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Credits & source: images by Alice G. Patterson for The Sweetest Occasion.

SUMMER ESSENTIALS: FUN DIY PINEAPPLE PROJECTS

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Some fun pineapple inspired DIY projects to give a tropical touch to your summer! You can find instructions by following these links: 1. pineapple night lights | 2. pineapple mojito | 3. pineapple backpack.

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SUMMER DIY PROJECT: FRAMED PALM LEAF

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Give your home a tropical summer look with this framed palm leaf. It is a diy project but it doesn’t seem too complicated. You can find instructions on Monsters Circus. I love the frames that are used for this project, they are from Danish company Moebe.

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SUNNY YELLOW SUMMER INSPIRATION

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To celebrate the sumer weather (in this part of the world) this post is all about sunny yellow. I hope you have a wonderful (summer) day!

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DIY: PLATES AS WALL ART

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A collection of beautiful plates is a great way to decorate a plain wall. Take some plates in various sizes, patterns and colors and group them together. I love the plates selected in these images as they are playful and they add just the right amount of color.

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1. plate with yellow leaves | 2. Donna Wilson Bear plate | 3. saucer Twiggy | 4. | 5. Donna Wilson Beardy Bob plate | 6. saucer with leaves | 7. large plate with blue leaves | 8. Donna Wilson Meg plate.

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