Category Archives: DIY + CRAFTS

10 OF THE BEST CHRISTMAS TABLE DECORATION IDEAS

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Today’s post is about Christmas table decorations. I have selected 10 beautiful images with various ideas for how to dress up a table. The overall theme is a natural style table setting with lots of greens. At the end of the post there are links to the source where you can find more images and often instructions. I hope this post will give you inspiration or at least bring you in a festive mood!

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10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL & UNIQUE DIY GIFTS

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It is December which means that it is time to start with the holiday gift guides! The first post of this series is a DIY gift guide as these gifts take the most preparation time. Making gifts yourself take a bit more effort but the result is an unique and personal gift which will definitely be appreciated! I searched online for the 10 best DIY gifts, I hope you will enjoy them. You can find links to full instructions at the end of the post.

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10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STYLES FOR A GREEN CHRISTMAS

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It might not come as a surprise, but I personally prefer natural style Christmas decorations. What about you? Today I show you some examples of how stylish a ‘colorless’ Christmas can be. I will be adding some red to the Christmas decorations at our own home. And as my son loves colors (his favorites are pink, orange and purple!) we will have a smaller tree in our hallway with lots of color!

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10 OF THE BEST ADVENT CALENDARS

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With seven weeks to go to Christmas it is time to start covering holiday seasons related topics. The first post in this series is about Advent calendars. For those not familiar with these calendars: an Advent calendar is a special calendar used to count or celebrate the days in anticipation of Christmas, beginning at 1st December. I have selected 10 beautiful advent calendars that either can be made yourself or can be purchased on Etsy. You can find the links to the instructions or shops at the end of the post. Enjoy!

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DIY FALL DECORATIONS

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Fall is definitely here and although it is not my favorite season (Spring is) I do enjoy this time of the year. With days and nights getting colder I like to cozy up my home and add decorating touches to make it cozy and welcoming. I also like simple DIY projects that I can do with my toddler son, making puppets from chestnuts for example. Here are a few projects that I found online which will get you in fall spirit. At the bottom of this post you can find links to the source which is where you can find more information and instructions.

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10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EXPOSED BRICK WALLS

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An exposed brick wall has become a popular feature in interior design. Leaving a wall bare with the bricks visible can give an apartment, home or loft an industrial and unconventional touch and adds character to the interior. Here are 10 of the most beautiful interiors with exposed walls that I found online. Older homes typically have brick underneath the plaster walls, and the brick may still be in good condition. You can expose and restore it back to its former beauty. Find more information on how to do this yourself here. Also in ‘the 10′ series are ten beautiful sinks made of stone.

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diy: toilet paper roll advent calendar

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Today I’m loving … this advent calendar made from toilet paper rolls and cardboard. And you don’t need to wrap the calendar gifts, you simply lock them inside the rolls. Find out how to make this calendar on Morning Creativity.

diy: making furniture from pallets

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Used shipping pallets are great to use for a design DIY project. They are inexpensive, rustic looking and using reclaimed wood/products is evironmental friendly. You can paint them (or not) and pile them up with some lovely cushions to create a sofa. But there is a lot more you can do. Here are some of the best pallet projects that I found online.

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(image source: 1. C. Aarsland Photograpy, 2. Style At Home, 3. Design*Sponge, 4. VT Wonen, 5. unknown, 6.Witte Huisjes, 7. Nana Bech, 8. Peppar O Vanilj)

diy: star basket

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A plain basket is turned into an eye-catcher with this easy diy project. All you need is a star template, a black marker and a little bit of time!

(via esprit champêtre)

diy: painted baskets

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Marion from The Marion House Book has posted a great diy project on her blog. She bought some plain baskets and designed a pattern and color combination. She then painted the baskets in these chosen colors and design. An easy way to personalize some baskets and give them character!

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You can find the full instruction (incl. more photos) here on Marion’s blog.