Tag Archives: DIY

DIY Idea

A few days ago I found this really simple but cool looking DIY idea. It’s written in both Spanish and English so most people will understand it! Lucky me managed to find a grey t-shirt the other day hidden in my closet, that got a very similar makeover… I haven’t ironed it yet, but I’ll post the results as soon as I can. In the mean time, check out the original tutorial 😀

Photo from the tutorial page. 

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Upcoming DIYs

I know I hinted about some DIYs the other day. I’m still not finished with them, but I will say that they include studs, fabric paint, jewelry, chains, the US flag, and paper clips. To name a few things. Are you excited? 😀

I also wanted to share one of my Pinterest boards. It’s a mix board called “Things for the future”. I pin pretty much everything that I want to do, great household tips, DIY inspiration, interior and a shit load of other things. Check it out here –> Things for the future

fill balloon w/ water, drop a light stick in it, put it all in a white stocking and hang from tree branches, ceilings. found at Yanko design

 

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Cord pimp DIY

A few days ago I saw this great little project on one of my favorite blogs, I spy DIY. It got me inspired, and yesterday I did my own version. I think it’s an awesome way to brighten up your day, a pop of color. Plus, in my case it also saved my cord which is starting to fall apart.

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So you start with a cord of your choice. I decided to pimp my iPhone charger.

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Get yourself some tape, and a pair of scissors. I only had electric tape, but I’d say it doesn’t really matter what kind of tape you choose as long as it’s well, tape.

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How hard could it be? Just wrap it around your cord in some kind of pattern or something. I decided to do it in this way, but that’s just my cord. Let your own imagination flow on this one.

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And just like that, you’re done! Took me about 20 min, and the result is fun, and practical. Great little project, in other words.

 

 

 

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Sneak peek

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Hmm, what could this be..? 😉

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DIY inspiration

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All found on Pinterest.

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Necklace DIY

 

As mentioned, I’m addicted to Pinterest. The site offers some great DIY ideas, among a ton of other things. I personally love jewelry, and after seeing a few cool ideas I decided to put myself into action. It’s super easy, but time consuming, so you’ll need quite some patience for this!

I started off with getting some of those little disks you have between the surface and the screw when you, well, screw things. I had some laying around, but if you don’t I’m sure they’re pretty cheap at a handyman’s store. I also found some thread in different colors. I would recommend you to use yarn instead, which is a bit thicker, because with ordinary thread it took FOREVER. Just a little tip.

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The actual principle is super easy. You just cut a long piece of thread, knot it and start to twine it. When you run out of thread, just tie it together with a new one and keep on going. I was messy and just wrapped it around, using enough thread so that eventually everything was covered. You could be more precise and just use one layer all the way around, but then you have to have a lot of patience. With my way of doing it, each disk took about 2-3 episodes of Criminal Minds to complete (Yes, that is a valid way to measure time, shush!).

Once you’re satisfied with the result, tie it together and use some clear nail polish to seal the knot. When you’re finished with the disks you want, tie them together somehow (use your imagination) and then loop a necklace through the top one. Done!

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I suppose you could do different designs or bracelets with the same principle, just go with what you want to do! It takes time and effort, but it’s a cheap craft with a great result.

Easy peasy squeeze the lemon! 😀

 

 

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Skyline Artwork project – #1 New York

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A few days ago, I cleaned out my entire room and went through every single drawer. I found a lot of crap that I could happily throw away, but also some things I’d completely forgotten about. One such thing was about 200 crayons. Being the creative bastard that I am, I went on Pinterest and looked for inspiration. I’ve done crayon art before (Why do you think an almost 18 year old guy would have them?) but it was a few years ago and I wanted to try something a bit funnier than just “glue them on and then melt them with the dryer”. So, I decided that I needed more American inspired art in my room. And a few hours later, tadaaah. *pats self*

The first one in the series (Yes it became a series very fast, I found not one, not two, but 4 panels!) is New York. I’m fairly happy with the result, but I do have a lot of improvements to do when I continue onto the second one. Speaking of which, the second one will be *drum roll* Chicago! For that one I will also do a DIY-tutorial.

So, now comes the all important question – What do you think? 😀

 

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Hello!

After about two hours of try and error, I have finally made this site look at least kinda pretty. I’m a newbie to wordpress, so I have to learn where everything is and how it works. But it’s a start now, at least!

I wanted to create a blog because I miss writing. I’ve had a few other blogs through the years and generally I loose interest after a few weeks or months. This time I have no expectations on myself, which should hopefully keep my interest going. I hope you want to read what I’ll be writing, and that I’m interesting enough, haha!

At first I though about only making it a DIY/crafts blog, but I figured that would make it pretty boring. So instead, it will be about everything and nothing. However, I’ll probably post a lot of DIY things anyway since I like doing it, and I want to start getting active on Pinterest, which is my new drug. Lots of inspiration on that page! I’ll also post things about school, art projects, my life in general, my awesome boyfriend, and anything else I find interesting enough to post.

Now I shall stop talking, for now. You’ll see me soon, if you decide to stick around! 🙂

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See ya!

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