Crafting Supplies Haul

Hello everybody!

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I’m probably not the only one, but I’m pretty much addicted to buying new crafting supplies. I see so many cool things and I just have to buy them. Especially when I’m in a really cheap store and it all costs about nothing, I end up buying a lot of stuff.

So today I’m showing you some of the crafting supplies that I bought.

 

  1. Cute fabrics

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These fabrics are so cute! There are 5 different patterns and I love them all. The fabric is quite thin but it sows easily and the best thing is that all of them together only cost €1,80!

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I especially like the one with the little roses and the dotted one. Which do you like?

 

2. Markers

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The next item is this package of markers that I bought. I love them so much! There are 24 different colours and they’re alcohol-based. They write really nice and they only cost 7 euros! I really like alcohol-based markers as they leave a really solid colour and you can’t see the individual strokes which makes them perfect for colouring big surfaces.

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I really like these markers, the only things I missed were a red and a black marker, but they’re still really cool.

I also love the fact that each marker has both a broad and fine tip, this makes drawing with them really easy.

 

3. Stamps

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The next thing I bought was this cool multi-layered stamp. Normally I don’t really like crafting packages but this one seemed really cool. I haven’t tried it yet but you’re supposed to layer the different colours to create cool feathers. It looks really cool, so I hope it works!

 

4. Scrapbook paper

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I love scrapbook paper so much, I already have loads of it but I always want to have more. And I’m in love with these patterns, they’re so pretty! These are my favourite patterns:

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Which is your favourite?

 

I hope you liked this little haul. If you did, please like, comment and/or share. I would really appreciate that. And follow me for more DIYs and creative content!

Check out my previous haul here: Stationary + Crafting Haul!

xxx, Yara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Lovely Blog Award

Hello everybody!

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I was nominated for this award by the amazing JD from Studious Creatives. Thank you so much!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
  2. Share 7 things about yourself
  3. Nominate others (up to 15)
  4. Include this set of rules
  5. Inform your nominees

Seven Things About Me:

  1. I really like writing short stories and I have a diary in which I try to write every day.  ( I try, but I often forget…)
  2. I have a cat, his name is Mickey. He’s really cute, but he is a bit dumb and he doesn’t really listen. I still love him though.
  3. My favorite color at the moment is light blue, but it changes really often. I just like a lot of colors!
  4. I LOVE chocolate. But I mean, who doesn’t? Maybe some people who are allergic to chocolate. I feel sorry for the people that are allergic to chocolate..
  5. I’m a vegetarian and I don’t eat meat. I do eat fish occasionally, but not really often. I do it for the environment and because I value animals’ lives above my own appetite.
  6. I like being out in nature and walking through the woods, nature is really calming to me which is nice.
  7. I play the piano. I’m not extremely good, but I really enjoy it. 🙂

 

My Nominees:

I’m really bad at nominating people, but here are a few:

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Chachel

Elsie LMC

Doni W

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(I linked to one of their posts so they would get notificated)

Please check them out, they’re all really cool!

Of course you don’t have to do the award, only do it if you want to!

 

That’s was the One Lovely Blog award!

See ya on Sunday!

xxx, Yara

 

 

How to make DIY Foam Pins!

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Hello everybody!

Lately I’ve been seeing people making DIY pins all across the internet and they look really cool. The only problem is that most of them use shrinking plastic and most people don’t have that at home.

So I came up with this idea on how to make DIY Pins without needing special plastic.

All you need is:

  • thin plastic (from packaging)
  • Mod Podge
  • Printed Images
  • Scissors
  • Crafting foam
  • Safety Pins

Step 1: Printing out the images

Start with printing out some images you’d like to make pins of. You can choose anything you want. I chose for the Hogwarts logo, a pineapple, a cute little bunny and a pretty flower. If you’re good at drawing a great idea would be to draw your own images too.

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Step 2: Cutting the plastic

Cut the plastic into pieces that fit each of the mages. You can use any transparent plastic with a flat surface.

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Step 3: Sticking the plastic to the images

Coat your images in a thin layer of mod podge and stick the plastic to it.

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Tip: leave the images to dry under a heavy object to make sure they won’t curl up.

Step 4: Cutting out the pins.

When the Mod Podge is dry and has turned clear, cut out the pins with your scissors. I chose to leave a little margin around the Hogwarts logo and the bunny to save some cutting work.

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Step 5: Adding the foam

Stick your images to crafting foam of a colour of your choosing. I decided to go with black and white foam. Then cut around the imager. You can choose to leave a margin if you want.

Step 6: Adding the safety pins

I tried to do this with glue but it kept coming loose so I decided to use sellotape to stick one half of the safety pins to the pins. If you have strong glue you can use that too.

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And that’s it! It’s so easy and the cool thing is that you can make a pin of anything you want! Which pin do you think is the coolest? Let me know in the comments!

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you did, please like, comment and/or share. I would really appreciate that. And follow me for more DIYs and creative content!

See ya on Wednesday!

xxx, Yara

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I present to you: Ecosia

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Hello everybody!

This post is something different than usual, but I just wanted to share this with you.

It isn’t like Ecosia sponsored me or anything, I just love what they do so much and I think everybody should know about it.

Trees are really important for our planet, they provide oxygen and forests are the home to many animals.

Sadly, 48 football fields of forest are lost every minute. If we go on like this, in a few decennia there won’t be any forest left.

How can we save the world? Well, the simplest solution is planting trees. And that’s exactly what Ecosia does. 

Ecosia is a search browser and like most browsers, they earn money by advertisement. the only difference is that Ecosia spends at least 80% of their profits on planting trees.

I only found out about this a few days ago and I was amazed.

They have already planted over 10 million trees and they plant a new tree every 1.7 seconds.

Their goal is to reach 1 billion trees by 2020 and I really hope they will make it.

I love what they do so much and the search engine is really aesthetically pleasing too.

So please, everyone reading this, I ask you to share this and set Ecosia as your default browser. It works just as good as any other browser, it’s completely free and you can save the world in the process. 

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This post was a bit different than my usual posts, but I hope you liked it. Ecosia didn’t sponsor me for this, I just think this is such a good way to save the environment and I want as many people as possible to know.

So what do you think? Do you want me to make posts about websites or companies I like more often? Maybe start an ‘I present to you’- series? Let me know in the comments!

See ya on Sunday!

xxx, Yara

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DIY Birthday Cards

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Hello everybody!

Is it me or is it true that during this time of the year there are exceptionally many birthdays? For some reason loads of people have their birthday in fall. That’s why I decided to make some cool birthday cards.

These cards are really easy to make and much more personal than a store-bought card.

 

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  • Strong paper (cardstock)
  • Four colours of coloured paper
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Glue

 

 

I decided to use four pastel-coloured papers for these cards in pink, light blue, light orange and light green. I think they look really cool together. I used 1/4 of an A4 cardstock paper for each card.

 

The first card: Confetti card

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Step one: Writing the letters

To make this card, start with sketching out the letters and filling them in with a black marker. I decided to use round capital letters spelling ‘Happy Birthday!’

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Step 2: Making the confetti

Then, cut small pieces from all your coloured paper. Stack these onto each other and punch holes in them with the hole puncher. Make sure to keep all the punched out holes, these are going to be your confetti.

 

 

Step 3: Sticking the confetti to the card.

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Then, stick all the confetti to the card. I decided to stick a lot to the sides and just a few near the middle for an ombre-ish effect.

 

Step 4: Adding a coloured border.

This step is optional, but I decided to add a coloured border by sticking the card onto a slightly bigger piece of pink paper.

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The second card: Little Flags

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This card is really easy to make, but still so cute!

 

Step 1: Drawing the lines

Start with drawing two (or however many you want) lines on the card with a black pen.

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Step 2: Cutting the flags.

First, draw two lines on the coloured paper, two centimetres apart. By drawing crossed lines between them you get a pattern of triangles:

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Cut these out and you’ll have a bunch of coloured flags.

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Step 3: sticking the flags to your card

Stick the flags right under the black lines. You can choose to do this in a pattern if you want.

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Step 4: Adding a coloured border

The last step again is to add a coloured border around your card. I chose for a light blue border.

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Card 3: Beehive pattern

This last card doesn’t really have a lot to do with birthdays but it does look really cute, don’t you think? And of course, you can still use it as a birthday card!

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Step 1: cutting the hexagons

For this step, I decided to print out a little hexagon template and trace it onto the different coloured papers. You can also draw them by hand if you prefer that. Then I cut them out using my scissors. I ended up needing about four of each colour.

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Step 2: Sticking the hexagons to the card.

Stick the hexagons to the card in a beehive pattern, leaving a little gap between each of them. At the edges, I used parts of the pink and blue hexagons and cut off the excess.

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Step 3: adding a border

Again, adding a border is optional. I decided to add an light orange border.

 

That’s it! Here are all the cards together:

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I think they look so cute as a set and they were so easy to make!

Which one do you think is the prettiest? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you did, please like, comment and/or share. I would really appreciate that. And follow me for more DIYs and creative content!

xxx, Yara

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100 followers!

Hello everybody!!! I’m so excited! Yesterday we officially reached 100 followers on this blog! My first milestone!

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I want to thank you all so much for supporting me, I (obviously) couldn’t have reached this without you!

I started this blog in January and since then I have gained a great love for blogging. I hope that one day I’ll be able to make much more people happy with posts.

My new goal is in to have 1000 followers in one year from now, so on 6 September 2018,  I have no idea if it’s realistic, but I’m at least going to try. 🙂

I will keep posting at least once a week and maybe more.

I’m so happy, thank you all so much!!!

xxx, Yara

Cute DIY Box

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Hello everybody! This week I’m showing you guys how to make this adorable little DIY box. It’s so cute to store little things and it’s pretty easy to make.

 

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  • Thick cardboard
  • Thin cardboard
  • Two patterns of scrapbook paper
  • Masking tape
  • Glue
  • Stanley knife + cutting mat
  • Button + Ribbon

 

Step 1: Cutting out the base

Start with drawing the outlines of the base onto your thick cardboard. I chose to make my box 11 x 6,5 centimetres. I also decided to give it rounded edges for an extra cute look.

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Then, use a Stanley knife and a cutting board to cut out the base.

 

 

Step 2: Decorating the base

Trace the base onto the scrapbook paper and cut it out. Stick the paper to the base, this will be on the inside of the box.

 

Step 3: Making the sides of the box

Start with cutting out a strip of thin cardboard with the width of the height of your box. I chose to make my box 2,5 centimetres tall. Then cover the strip with scrapbook paper.

 

Lay the strip beside your base and use masking tape to stick them together at the back.

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Hold the strip upright and fold it around the base, making sure to stick it down firmly with tape.

My strip wasn’t long enough to o all the way around so I cut another piece and stuck them to each other. This is how it should look:

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Step 3: Making the lid

Turn the box upside down and trace it onto the thick cardboard. This will make sure the lid fits onto the box. Cut it out using your Stanley knife.

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Lay the lid on top of the box and use masking tape to tape one edge to the outside of the box.

I also added a little piece of tape on the inside for extra strength.

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Step 4: Covering it up

Start with tracing the lid onto some scrapbook paper and covering both the inside and outside. I decided to use different paper for the outside for a cool look.

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Then I cut a long strip of the other scrapbook paper to cover up the outside of the box.

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I used paperclips to keep the strip in place while I stuck it down.

 

Step 5: Making the button clasp

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This step is optional, but I think it makes the box a lot cuter. For this step, you’ll need a button and a piece of ribbon. I decided to use an orange button to fit with my scrapbook paper.

Use a small square of thick cardboard to make the button higher so you can easily slip the ribbon around.

Start with sticking the cardboard to the lid and stick the button on top.

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Then put the ribbon around it and stick it to the bottom of the box with tape.

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And you’re done! I think this little box looks soo cute! It would also work great as a gift box for small gifts.

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I use it to store these small wooden letters.

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Do you like how this looks? What would you use it for?

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you did, please like, comment and/or share. I would really appreciate that. And follow me for more DIYs and creative content!

See ya next week!

xxx, Yara