DIY felt phone case

Hello everybody,

this week I’m going to show you how to make this cute DIY phone case from felt.

FullSizeRender-59

FullSizeRender-61

What you’ll need:FullSizeRender-49

  • felt
  • an other piece of fabric
  • an ribbon
  • needle and thread
  • a press stud or velcro
  • cardboard

 

Step 1: Cut two pieces of fabric the length of your phone and the width of twice your phone+a few centimetres extra. Also cut two pieces of cardboard with the outline of your phone like this:

FullSizeRender-50

Step 2: Cut a thin strip of felt and sew it to the other piece of felt:

FullSizeRender-51

Step 3: Sew your other fabric to the opposite side of the felt

FullSizeRender-52

Step 4: Take a wide strip of felt and sew it to the other side of your original felt piece

FullSizeRender-53

Step 5: Fold over your green fabric and fold the wide strip over it and pin it up.

FullSizeRender-54

Step 6: Insert your cardboard pieces and sew alongside the edges of the cardboard to make sure it stays in place. Before sewing down the strip, however, inset you phone and sew around it to make sure it will fit later on.

FullSizeRender-55

Step 7: Cut off the left side of your wide strip, and sew down around the cardboard on this side too.

FullSizeRender-63

Step 8: Cut off all the loose strings and fabric edges.

 

FullSizeRender-56Step 9: Use your ribbon and cut off a piece. Fold it double and sew it shut and attach it to the back of the case. Then, add the press stud or velcro in a way that it will be able to shut. If you have neither, you can also use a button for this.

FullSizeRender-57

And you’re done! I think it looks really cute and the technique with the strips gives the case an unique look.

If you liked this tutorial, please like, comment or share. You really help me out that way.

See ya next week!

xxx, Yara

DIY Wall decor

FullSizeRender-47
Hi guys, happy easter!

This week I’m going to show you how to make this very cute DIY wall decor. It is really easy to make, and endlessly customisable. FullSizeRender-40
What you’ll need:

  • 2 Picture frames (10 x 10 cm)
  • 2 mini canvasses (10 x 10 cm)
  • a piece of wood (10 x 10 cm)
  • paint and masking tape
  • nails and string

 

Canvas one:

FullSizeRender-48

Use masking tape to cover the sides of your canvas and make a geometric pattern on the front. Then, colour each sectioning a different bright colour. Remove your masking tape and you’ll have a really cool looking painting.

Canvas two:

FullSizeRender-46

This one is really cool two. Print out a silhouet of a cat (there will be a document with all the pictures I used at the end). Cut it out and stick it to the canvas with two-sided and masking  tape. Then, take a piece of cotton-wool and dip it in dark blue, purple and white paint and dab it on the canvas. DON’T RUB! When you filled the whole canvas, let it dry and then remove the picture and you’ll be left with a white silhouette of a cat.

 

String art:

FullSizeRender-45

Use little nails and hit them all around the edge of the wood, each about a centimeter apart.  Then take some string (preferably multi-coloured, as this looks the coolest), and tie this to one of the nails in the corner. Bring it to the opposite corner and pull it around the nail. Now, bring it back to the other side and around the nail to the right and back but to the nail to the left. (sorry for the bad explanation, it’s hard to explain, just look at the pictures). After you’ve been all the way round, fasten the string and you’re done.

The two frames:

I just printed out two pictures I found on the internet, one with a pineapple and one with macarons, (I will add them in a document at the end) but you can choose any pictures you want.

This is everything you’ll have:

FullSizeRender-41

I shuffled them a bit and then decided this was the best way to position them:

FullSizeRender-42

Now, all that is left is to take your two-sided tape and stick ’em to the wall.

This is how it’ll look in different situations:

 

The document with all the images I used: Images

I really hope this tutorial was useful. If you liked it, please like, comment or share!

xxx Yara

3 DIY Summer Bracelets

IMG_6207

Ok, it isn’t really summer yet, but it is never to early to make some bracelets, right? Today I will show you 3 ways to make easy summer bracelets.

Bracelet 1:

For this bracelet, you will need a few kinds of string. I used one with little beads, one with bigger beads, one braided string and two strips of felt.

FullSizeRender-26

Make sure they are all the same length and glue them to a piece of thin cardboard (like from a cereal box) as shown in the photo:

FullSizeRender-27

Then, add some more glue and bend the cardboard over. Do this to both sides.

FullSizeRender-28

Add jewellery rings to both sides and attach a clasp and you’re done.

FullSizeRender-30

It looks really cool, right?

FullSizeRender-29

Bracelet 2:

This is the easiest bracelet to make. All you’ll need is 3 white strips and 3 blue strips of  craft foam.

FullSizeRender-31

Divide them into pairs of two, one white and one blue in each pair, and braid them.

IMG_6175

Cut it to the size of your wrist and sew it shut.

IMG_6176

FullSizeRender-32

It’s a really easy way to make a fashionable bracelet.

Bracelet 3:

This is my personal favourite, but it also takes the longest to make. For this, you will need a loom. I bought this mini-loom for a few dollars. If you don’t have a loom, you can make little cuts in both sides of a shoe box and use that as a loom.

Anyway, use string and put in on the loom like this:

IMG_6186

Now take a needle and thread and put five beads on the thread.

FullSizeRender-33

Lay these beads on the string, with a bead between every two strings. Then hold your needle underneath the strings and pull it back through the beads. This way, your beads will stay in place.

FullSizeRender-35

Repeat this until the bracelet is long enough.

FullSizeRender-34

Then, tie the strings together and attach rings and a clasp like this:

FullSizeRender-36

I think this one looks soo pretty!

FullSizeRender-37

Here’s a link to the design I mede for you to make the bracelet. You can print it to make sure you don’t mess up. The arrow shows where you should start.

The design

The bracelets also look really pretty combined:

 

These were the three bracelets! Please like if you found these tutorials useful and let me know which is your favourite in the comments. And don’t forget to share! 🙂

 

DIY Jewellery Rack

Hello, this week I’m going to show you how to make this little jewellery rack:

FullSizeRender-23
It isn’t hard to make at all,  but I think it looks really cute.

FullSizeRender-25

What you’ll need to make it:

  • Two pieces of wood (mine were 17x2x1 cm, but you can make them any size you want)
  • Two ice lolly sticks
  • A bunch of nails
  • Two staples
  • A piece of rope
  • White and gold paint

 

Step one: Paint the front and the upper and lower sides of the wood white. Paint the left and right sides gold

FullSizeRender-16

Step two: Cut the ice lolly stick until they’re both 9 cm long and paint them gold too

FullSizeRender-17

Step 3: Put nails in the wood. Make sure all of the nails have the same distant between them. I put the nails on the upper piece between those on the lower piece as shown on this foto:

FullSizeRender-18

Step 4: Attach the staples to your upper piece.

FullSizeRender-19

Step 5: Use wood glue to stick the pieces to your ice lolly sticks like this:

FullSizeRender-20

Step 6: Take your rope and braid it. Then, attach it to the staples.

FullSizeRender-21

And you’re done! It is a super handy way to store some jewellery like earrings and bracelets and it looks pretty too. Of course, you can customise the colours and sizes so it fits in your room. You could even add more then two pieces if you want.

FullSizeRender-22

If you liked this post, please like it and/or leave a comment. I would also really appreciate if you shared it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Tumblr. See ya next week!