The Christmas Tag

It’s almost december and the Christmas Decorations are popping up everywhere so I decided to get the nlogging community in the Christmas spirit by creating this tag!

I decided to start it a bit early so we can hopefully reach a lot of people before Christmas🎄

The rules:

  • Thank the person that nominated you with a link to their blog
  • Add the picture in your blog
  • Copy these rules into your post
  • Add a link to this orginal post (littlediyprojects.wordpress.com/thechristmastag)
  • Answer the 10 questions (you can add extra Christmas-related questions if you want)
  • Tag at least 3 other bloggers with links to their blogs
  • Have fun!

The Questions:

  1. What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
  2. What’s your favourite Christmas memory?
  3. Are there special traditions your family has for Christmas?
  4. What’s your Christmas wish? (Can be personal or general)
  5. What’s your favourite Christmas dish?
  6. What’s your favourite Christmas decoration?
  7. What’s your favourite Christmas song?
  8. Where do you usually celebrate Christmas?
  9. What does the ‘Christmas Spirit’ mean to you?
  10. Who out of anybody in the world would you want to spend your Christmas with?

My nominees:

Gracie

https://gmarchiani.wordpress.com

Tabi

https://busybeeblogweb.wordpress.com

Bekah

https://questionabletortoisecouture.wordpress.com

Elsie

https://elsielmc.wordpress.com

Life of Creativity

https://lifeofcreativityblog.wordpress.com

Maya

https://mayawillemse.wordpress.com

Emma

https://puddlesidemusings.wordpress.com

Starling

https://starling7.wordpress.com

Chachel

https://crazydiysite.wordpress.com

Sonia

https://soniasocool.wordpress.com

Maddie

http://alittlemadsmith.com

Discovering Your Happiness

http://discoveringyourhappiness.com

Cynthia

https://asweetnsimplelife.wordpress.com

Ellie

https://ellie342.wordpress.com

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you’ll all have a lot of fun doing the tag🎄

xxx, Yara

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Make your own DIY coasters!

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Hello everybody!

I hope you’re doing well!

Today I’m showing you how to make this super easy DIY coasters. They are really easy and cheap to make but I think they look very nice and would be great as a gift!

 

What you’ll need:

  • Thin Cardboard
  • Rope/thick wool
  • Glue

 

Step 1: Cutting the circles

Start with cutting circles of your prefered size out of the cardboard. I went for a radius of 4,5 centimetres.

 

Step 2: Glueing the middle

Make a little circle with your string and glue it to the middle of the cardboard

 

Step 3: Filling it up.

Slowly wrap the string around the middle, adding glue everytime you start a new round. You might have to use tape to keep the string down while it’s drying.

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Step 4: Cutting off the excess

When it’s dry you can cut off the excess if necessary. With some strings, it’s really hard to get a perfect circle so you can just cut off the extra cardboard. It’s a lot easier with wool.

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Step 5: Decorating

The coaster with the string had a little hole in the middle, so I decided to add a little bead which I think looks pretty cool.

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And that’s it! They’re so easy to make and I think it would be so cute to make a set and give it to someone as a (Christmas) present.

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What do you think? 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

DIY Hanging Decor

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Hello everybody!

Starting off, I’m so sorry this post was delayed two days… I’ll be sure to post on time next time!

But today I’m showing you how to make this DIY Hanger, It’s really easy, cheap and only takes a few minutes to make.

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  • A stick
  • Wool in a colour of your choice (preferably thick)
  • Some string /rope
  • Scissors

 

 

Step 1:

Start with cutting off your outer strings. Cut two strings off your prefered length. Make sure they are the same size.

Then, fold the string double lay your stick on it.

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Take the ends and pass them through the loop.

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Do the same for the other string.

 

Step 2:

Cut your next two strings, these should be a few inches longer than the last. You can choose what length you like.

Knot these to the stick the same way as we did in step 1, but make sure they are on the inside of the first two strings like this:

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Step 3:

Repeat step 2 until your stick is full, making sure each pair of new strings is longer than the last. At the end, for your final length only cut one string and tie it in the middle. Thick wool works best for this as you won’t have to tie nearly as many knots and it looks simpler and (in my opinion) nicer, but you can always try with thin wool if you want.

This is how it should look:

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Step 4:

Take your other string or rope and make a knot in the middle. Then tie both ends to the stick like this:

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And you’re done! When you hang it on a wall the strings will get pressed together a bit which gives it a nice effect.

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And you’re done! I love the style it has, what do you think? 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

DIY Stone Pendant Necklace

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Hello everybody!

Today I’m showing you how to make a stone pendant. It’s so easy and I like the rough look it has. The best thing though is that I made it from a stone I just found in the woods! I thought it looked really cool and decided to make a necklace out of it.

 

What you’ll need:

  • Some sort of flat stone
  • String
  • Clasp
  • File
  • Drill
  • Mod Podge (optional)

 

Step 1: Draw the shape you want

 

This was the original stone I found:

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You can decide to keep the natural shape if you want, but I decided to go for a geometrical shape and drew it on the back with a pencil.

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Step 2: Filing

Use a rough file to file the stone to the right shape. I used an iron file, but others will probably work as well. My stone was quite soft (for a stone) so the filing went pretty easy.

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Step 3: Drilling

Dril a hole in the middle of the stone. A good idea might be to start with a small hole and making it bigger gradually. My hole is 6 mm wide.

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Step 4: Glazing

This step is optional but I used a layer of Mod Podge to give it a glossy look. You could also add a layer of clear nail polish for the same effect.

 

Step 5: Adding a string

Add a string to the pendant. I decided to make a knot to keep it from sliding too much. Add the clasp and you’re done!

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And that’s it! I think it looks pretty cool. What do you think? 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

Blogger Recognition​ Award

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Recently I was nominated to do this award by Maya. Thank you so much! Be sure to check out her blog, it’s very cool!

The rules

  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how and why you started blogging.
  • Give two pieces of advice you would give to brand new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog letting them know you have nominated them giving the link to the post you have created.

 

Why I started blogging:

I started blogging because I’d always liked to craft and do DIY projects, and this is a way for me to share my creativity and (hopefully) inspire other people, which is something I just really love to do!

 

Advice for starting bloggers:

  • Make friends in the blogging community. This is something that really helps you to grow your blog and it’s so much fun to discover other blogs. Start with just commenting on blogs that are similar to yours and you will meet loads of amazing people!
  • Try to post regularly. Your followers like to know when they can expect new posts. Instead of posting 3 times in one week and only once in the next, try posting twice every week. But: don’t just write random posts because you have to post something that day. Only write about things you really like, that interests you or you think is fun to do. Blogging should be a hobby, not an obligation!

 

My nominees:

Mimi

Bekah

Starling

Ellie

Erin

Chachel

Aanmarie

Make sure to check these bloggers out, they’re all amazing!

 

Well, that was it.I hope you enjoyed this post. 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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