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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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Apps I can’t live without

Most people today own some kind of smartphone. I’m part of the iPhone crowd, and are, mostly, happy to be so. Apple is an interesting company, but I do like their phones. What I think is the best feature of smartphones is how much you can make it your own. Apart from sounds and background images, all smartphone users probably have at least 10-20 apps that they use regularly.

Or you know, can’t live without.

I’d thought it would be interesting to share which apps I can’t live without (or at least get very enraged when they don’t work. Uhm)

1. Twitter

Twitter is probably my most used app. It’s the first thing I check in the morning, the last I check at night, and about 200 times in between. I’m a total twitter addict and I’m not too ashamed of it. Sadly, the twitter app is known to have some troubles from time to time, and I can’t even count how many times I’ve cursed out the little thing for crashing on me. But all on all, it’s a great app and I couldn’t stop using it, even if I wanted to. (Not that I do)

2. Instagram

Most of us have Instagram. It’s a great way to show your images, and feel a bit cool adding some hipster filter to it. I usually don’t post too often, but I lurk often enough to always be updated on what’s happening anyway. (*cough* stalker *cough*)

3. Bloglovin

I’m a frequent blog reader, and Bloglovin is hands down the best app ever to keep them in check. Instead of having to check every single blog for new updates, this little app tells you when there are new posts, and you can read through the ones you find interesting. Doesn’t get much user friendly than that.

4. Facebook

I do mostly hate the facebook app, but I can’t live without checking my facebook from now and then. I don’t think it needs more explanation than that.

5. Pinterest

As I have mentioned about 100 times already, I’m in love with Pinterest. It’s a great site for getting DIY ideas, cooking recipes, or just looking at pretty men pictures. The app is user friendly and works well.

6. Sunny Seeds

Sunny Seeds is the only game on this list. I’m not the type that likes Candy crush or farmville, so this math game suits me perfectly. It’s really easy to understand, and highly addictive. Great little mind puzzle for the boring bus trip or the family gathering. (Don’t tell my grandma, I was totally checking my mail…)

7. Imdb

Can’t remember that actor’s name? Imdb is the reason I survive movie nights and TV-watching, as well as the source to my watch-list and general culture knowledge.

8. Splice

Splice is, as far as I know, a fairly unknown app. It’s great for video editing in your phone, no matter if it’s just cutting a little piece away or wanting to put up a video for youtube. It’s simple to use, and works perfectly. It’s not as the professional things you can find to your computer, but for everyday usage it’s hard to beat it.

9. PS Express

I’m one of those people who have a hard time living without photoshop. This little app is awesome for the basic, but from time to time needed editing. Plus you can add a rainbow filter, and who can live without that!?

10. UrbanDictionary

As a frequent (obsessed) twitter user, and non-native English speaker, UD is a must-have. You can find anything in this dictionary, with actual honest explanations. And of course, you can finally understand all that american slang that they barely understand themselves. (But don’t tell them I said that)

 

So, there we have it! 10 apps I can’t live without. Of course I use more than these, but I could probably live without them if I absolutely had to.

Maybe.

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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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