DIY Photo Wall Decor

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Hello everybody,

I’m back with a new post! This week I’m showing you how to make this cool wall decor. It’s a cool way to display photo’s and it’s really easy to make.

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  • A canvas
  • String
  • Paint
  • A stapler
  • Photo’s/ postcards/ printed images of your choice

 

 

Step 1: Painting the canvas

I chose to use dark grey paint and paint it in thick streaks to create a rough effect, but you can choose any colour and style.

 

Step 2: Attaching the string

Once the paint has dried, turn around the canvas and use your stapler to staple the back. Make sure not to press too hard.

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Now, knot the string to that staple.

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Step 4: Creating the net

Then you turn the canvas around again and pull the string across it.

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Turn the canvas around and staple the string to it.

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Repeat this, stapling the string to the canvas every time. I chose to create an even net, but you can also do it randomly.

This is how it’ll look:

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Step 4: The images.

Collect photo’s, postcards and printed images and stick them in the net at a crossing point. And that’s it!

I think it’s a cool decoration for your room and a great way to display photos and it’s really easy to customise and rearrange.

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If you liked this tutorial and found it useful, please like, comment or share. It really means a lot to me.

See ya next week!

xxx, Yara

 

 

 

DIY Pendant Necklace

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Hi guys, I’m sorry this blog’s one day late… I really couldn’t find the time to post it yesterday, with mother’s day and everything.

But today I’m showing how to make this cool DIY Pendant Necklace. I really liked how this one turned out, and it’s soo easy to make.

What you’ll need:

  • Thin wood
  • A cool image
  • Mod Podge (I used Mod Podge Matte)
  • An big jewellery ring/ an earring hook
  • A string
  • A jewelry clasp and a closing piece

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Step 1: Cut out a piece of wood of 3 by 5 cm. Round the top two edges and drill a hole in the middle.

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Step 2: Trace the wood on your image and cut it out. Make the hole with a (stanley)knife.

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Step 3: Next up, cover the wood surface of one side with Mod Podge and stick on the image.

(TIP: Mod Podge is a really handy product, but it can be quite expensive. Luckily, there are a lot of recipes to make your own Mod Podge online.)

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Step 4: Cover up the entire image with  Mod Podge.

This is to protect the image better against water etc. It will seem white at first, but it will become a clear layer, so don’t worry. If you want, you can also cover up the other sides of the wood for extra protection.

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Step 5: Attaching a ring.

Of course, you’ll have to attach the pendant to the string with a ring, but I found that normal jewellery rings won’t fit around the wood. I didn’t have any bigger ones and didn’t really feel like going all the way to the craft shop. So I came up with this hack: use an earring hook! Snip off the top edge and you can easily bend it around the wood.

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It works really well and looks pretty too.

Step 6: The last step is to attach the jewellery clasp to the string, pull it through your earring hook and attach the closing piece to the other side of the rope. And you’re done!

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I think it looks really cool and you can use any image you want, so there are endless possibilities.

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If you liked this tutorial, please like, comment or share. It really means a lot to me.

Thanks!

xxx,

Yara

How to do simple bookbinding

Make your own strong, hardcover notebooks in half an hour!

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Hi guys, I’m back with a new tutorial. This week I’m showing how to make a hardcover notebook/journal. I’ve been making them for a while now, and I found that this is the easiest and fastest technique that still looks good and is strong enough.

What you’ll need:

  • A4 paper
  • A needle and string
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Cardboard
  • Glue

 

Step 1: Divide your paper into groups of 6 sheets and fold double

You need at least 4 groups. I chose to make 5 groups, because that makes a nice thickness. FullSizeRender-78

Step 2: Mark the places for the holes

Draw dots on the spine of each group where the holes will come. The dots should be 3 cm from the outside and 3 cm apart, as shown in the picture.

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Step 3: Poke through all the marks with a needle

This will make it easier to find the right place later on. Make sure to go through all the sheets, though!

Step 4: The Binding

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Make a knot in your string and pull it through the spine of one of the groups. Flip the paper and pull it back out through the other hole. Then flip the paper again.

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Now, what you’re going to do is take the 2nd group of paper and pull the needle through the most outside hole. Again, flip open the 2nd group and go back through the other hole  and this is what you’ll have:

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Pull the string tight and lay the groups on top of each other like this:

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Now, you put the needle into the next group and so on:

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When you’re finished, make a knot and this is what you’ll have:

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Step 5: Repeat step 4 for the other side

Do the exact same but for the other side. This is what you’ll have.

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Step 6: Cut the cardboard and stick it to the upper and lower pages.

Cut two pieces of cardboard the size of half an A4 paper and stick them to the top and bottom page with glue.

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Step 7: Use scrapbook paper to make the spine

Make sure to use strong paper, or the spine might fall apart (I know this from personal experience…)

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Step 8: use more paper to decorate the out- and inside

Stick paper to the covers of your book and to inside of the first and last two pages.

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And that’s it! This is how the inside pages will look:

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This book makes a really nice notebook or journal. I think I’m going to use mine as an art journal.

If you liked this tutorial, please like, comment or share. I would really appreciate that. 🙂

Easy DIY bracelet

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Hello everyone,

I’m back with a new post. This time I’m showing you how to make this cool DIY bracelet. It’s my own design and it’s really easy to make.

What you’ll need:

  • White crafting foam
  • Thin string
  • Two kinds of cute beads
  • A clasp (I used one for leather, it worked quite well)
  • Glue

Step 1: Cut a piece of foam with the length of your wrist circumference and the width of your clasp.

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Step 2: Cut of a piece of string twice the length of your foam, fold it over and glue it to the edge of the foam like this:

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You can use clothes-pegs to keep the string in place while it dries

Repeat this for the other side.

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Step 3: Find some cute beads that will fit between the strings, preferably with a flat shape.

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Step 4: Stick the beads to the foam with glue. I chose to place them alternately, with a little gap between every bead.

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Step 5: Cut of a bit of the string if necessary and attach the clasps to the foam.

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That’s it! It’s a really simple and quick way to make a cute bracelet.

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

See ya!

xxx, Yara

DIY felt phone case

Hello everybody,

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

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  • 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:

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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

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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

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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.

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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:

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

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

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It looks really cool, right?

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Bracelet 2:

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

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

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

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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:

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

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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.

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Repeat this until the bracelet is long enough.

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

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I think this one looks soo pretty!

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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! 🙂