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.

What you’ll need:img_8626

  • 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

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DIY Halloween Decorations – A Collab

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The weather is getting colder and the days are getting darker. The trees are dropping their leaves. Everybody knows what time it is… it’s time for Halloween!! Let the spooky decorations and treats come and most importantly: the Halloween parties!! 
This post is actually a collab with Maddie from alittlemadsmith. She blogs about DIY’s, crafts and baking. Her blog is amazing, you should definitely check it out!
We decided to organize a Halloween party together! I’m doing the decorations and she’s doing the treats, so definitely check out her post too! (link at the end of this blog)
For the decorations, I made three things: paper maché pumpkins, a ghost from a plastic bag and a spiderweb from string. I’ll explain how to make each of them in this post.
Starting with the pumpkins,
Paper maché Pumpkins
What you’ll need:
  • 1 balloon
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • old newspapers
  • elastics
  • tape
  • paint

 

Step 1: making the paper maché glue

To make the paper maché, take one cup of boiling water and put in a bowl. Then add one cup of flour and start stirring. Gradually add more boiling water until it becomes a smooth consistency. Then let it cool down and it’s ready to use.

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Step 2: preparing the balloon

Start with taking a balloon and blowing it up to the size of your choice.

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Then take your elastics and pull them around the balloon. Use tape to make sure they stay in place.

The elastics give the balloon a more flat and pumpkin-like shape and they give the balloon pumpkin-creases.

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Step 3: Covering the balloon

Start with cutting the newspaper into thin strips. Then cover the entire balloon with paper maché glue and stick the strips to it vertically. Press each strip down tightly and add more glue if needed.

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After you’ve done the first layer I recommend doing 2-3 more layers to make sure it’s strong.

Also cover the closing piece of the balloon to form the stem of the pumpkin.

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Step 4: Painting

You should wait for +-24 hours until the paper maché is completely dry and it has become hard. Then you can take your acrylic paint and paint the balloon. I decided to go for orange with a black stem, but you can be creative if you want.

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I think these turned out really cool. what do you think?

Spider Web

This was really easy to make, all you’ll need is string and tape.

Start with cutting three strings of the same length and stick them to a flat surface like this:

Then take a long string and bring it between the strings, making a knot to each.

Tek another string and repeat the same for the inside, making a spiral. Knot it every few strings.

That’s it, it’s really easy. Carefully pick it up and use the tape to stick it to somewhere you want.

Floating Ghost

To make this you’ll need some thin plastic. You can use plastic bags, cover sheet (like I did), maybe even cling film? You’ll probably be able to find something you can use at home.

You’ll also need some iron wire and fishing line.

Start with taking your iron wire and bending it around a circular object to form a circle

Place the circle in the middle of a big piece of foil and wrap it around.

Then make a ball from a piece of plastic and place it on top of the circle

Use another piece of foil and wrap it around.

Keep repeating this until you think it’s enough. Then use some fishing thread and wrap it around the foil and make a knot. use a needle to stick it through the head of the ghost so you’ll be able to hange it up.

And that’s it. Use some tape to stick it to a wall or attach it to a hook on the ceiling for a spooky ghost.

And that’s it! All of these decorations are really easy to make and cost almost nothing. A great way to make your house a lot more spooky. 

 

Be sure to check out Maddie’s post here, it’s amazing!

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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DIY Woven Basket

Hello everybody!

Today I’m showing you how to make this cute basket.


It’s so cute and it’s great to store small objects on your desk.

The only materials you need are:

  • Old magazines
  • Cellotape
  • Scissors

Step 1: Collecting the pages

The first step is to take some pages from your magazine. 


I decided to use bright coloured pages but you could also choose a pastel or black and white theme, whatever you want.

Step 2: Cutting the pages

Cut each page into fout equal strips.



Step 3: Folding the strips

Fold each strip in four so they become smaller, thicker strips. This is to make sure the basket becomes strong.


Make a few of these strips before you go on to the next step.

Step 4: Weaving the base

Start with laying two strips in a cross-shape snd secure them with some cellotape


Then add a vertical and a horizontal strip:



Keep adding more strips, securing them with cellotape when needed.


Keep doing this until you have a base the size you want. I decided to make my base 9 by 9 strips, but you can make it bigger or smaller if you want.

Make sure you only use cellotape on one side, this will be at the bottom so you won’t see it. This is how the side without cellotape will look:


Step 5: Weaving the sides

This is the hardest part. To start, create a long strip by sticking 2 (or 3 if you make a large basket) strips to each other, it should be long enough to go around the base.

Then, weave the long strips through one of the sides like this:


Then bend the strip and continue weaving through the second side.


Continue this all around the basket, make sure to secure it with some cellotape in all the corners!

Cut off the excess of the strip and stick the end to the beginning:


Then add another layer by weaving it through all the strips again, but alternatr to the last strip.


Add a third layer and it will look like this:


Step 5: Finishing off

To finish of cut all the stips untill they stick about 1-1,5 centimeters above the basket


Now, fold them all around the edge of the basket and stick each of them to the basket with a small piece of cellotape.


And that’s it! It’s ready to be used now!


The bright magazine pages just turn it into a colourfull desk decoration that is really convenient too and you only need a few newspapers!

I’m certainly planning on making a few more of these 😊

If you found this tutorial useful, please like, comment and/or share. And follow me for more DIYs!

Thank you for reading!

P.S. Sadly,  I won’t be able to post next week because I’m on vacation. But when I’m back I’ll be posting 2 times a week! 

See ya!

Xxx, Yara

DIY Pompon stool

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Hey guys,

First things first: I’m so sorry I didn’t post anything last week…😔 there’s just a lot going on in my life at the moment, and I really couldn’t find the time to make a post.

But this week I could, so I’m showing how to make this very cute DIY pompon chair for just a few dollars. Of course, you don’t have to make  a stool, you can use this on any surface you want, for example a table, a mat, maybe even a shelf? There are endless possibility’s.

I decided to make this as I didn’t really like the look of the plain white stool in my room. I wanted to make something soft that also looked cool, so I decided to use pompons.

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  • Wool in a few different colours
  • A piece of foam the size of your surface
  • Scissors
  • A fork
  • Needle and thread

Optionally:

  • Fabric to cover the foam

 

Part 1: Making the Pompons

For this step, I tried out a few different techniques, but I found that this one was the easiest. The only thing you need is a fork, which you probably have at home (I hope).

Step 1: Take your wool and tie it to the fork

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Step 2: wrap the wool around the fork a lot of times.

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Step 3: Make a vertical knot between the middel spikes of the fork

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Step 4: take the wool of the fork and cut through all the loops like this

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And there you have your pompon:

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How often you should wrap the wool around the fork depends on the wool you have. For my pink wool of medium thickness I wrapped it around +/- 40 times. My white wool was thinner, so there I had to wrap about 60 times. My purple wool was thick, so 30 wraps was enough there.

Then, repeat this step lots of times. LOTS of times. To fill up my surface I had to make 50 pompons and it ook me 3 minutes per pompon, so that took a while…

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All the pompons I made

 

Step 2: making the surface.

My stool had holes in it, so I marked the places of those holes on the foam and made a hole there with my scissors.

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Then, I took some wool and pulled it trough the wool. This is so that I could tie the foam to the stool at the end.

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Pull the wool through like this

I decided to cover my foam with white fabric from an old T-shirt, so I traced my foam on the fabric, and cut out a few centimeters around it.

Then I laid the foam on top of it.

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Sewing the fabric to the foam went surprisingly easy. With a sharp needle you can easily go through the foam.

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When I had gone all around this it how it looked:

 

Step 3: Sewing the pompoms to the foam.

This step took a lot of time. I had to sew every single pompom to the fabric. I didn’t want to use glue as I don’t have any fabric glue and with normal glue it would probably just have become a sticky mess… but if you have good fabric glue I would definitely recommend using that.

And that was it!

That was how I turned this…

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into this:

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And the best thing is that you can easily undo the knot at the bottom and remove it if you want to.

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I think it turned out really cool, pompons are just so cute and soft..😊

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Photo to demonstrate how cute and soft pompons are

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

See ya next week!

xxx, Yara

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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.

What you’ll need:FullSizeRender-6

  • 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.

 

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