DIY Menu Planner

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Hello everybody!

I’m back, and this week I’m showing you how to make this DIY Menu Planner. It’s really easy to make and you’ll probably already have most of what you need at home.

 

What you’ll need:

  • Piece of cardboard
  • Coloured Paper
  • Clothespins
  • Plastic cup/bottle of some sort
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape

 

Step 1: The cardboard

Cut a piece of cardboard to the size of your liking. Mine was 18x 29 centimetres but you can make it bigger or smaller if you want. Then take some coloured paper and wrap the cardboard with it. Use tape to secure the paper to the cardboard.

 

 

Step 2: Adding the clothespins

I got pins with the days of the week on the back from a craft store, but of course, you can just use regular pins and write/stamp the days on them. Align the pins in a row on the left side of the paper, making sure there are equal spaces between them.

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Step 3: Adding the cup

For this step, take any kind of small plastic cup. You could also use a plastic bottle and cut off the top half. Then cut the trough the cup horizontally with a pair of scissors. Be careful though, you don’t want to hurt yourself.

 

After you’ve done that use some glue to stick the half cup to the right bottom of the planner

 

Step 4: Making the dish cards

For this step, you’ll need some coloured paper. I used memo cards because they were already the same length but normal paper will do just fine. Then, cut the paper into little streaks of the same lenght.

 

 

The next step is to write the names of the dishes onto the papers. I decided to categorize them into five categories: Asian, Italian, Soups, Other and Easy.

When writing make sure to keep to the right side of the paper or you won’t be able to see it! ( I might have written over 10 papers before I realised this…)

 

Step 5: Putting everything together.

Put the papers with the dishes you want to make in the clothespins and the rest in the cup.

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As a finishing touch, I printed out the word Menu and stuck it in the right top.

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I hope you like it! It’s so easy to make yet really useful. You can easily make a new menu every week and if you colour-code it you can make sure you get enough variety. Plus I think it looks pretty cute! What do you think?

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 Felt keychains

 

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Hello everybody!

This week I’m showing you how to make these super easy DIY felt keychains. They are really easy to make, completely customizable and so soft!

 

What you’ll need:

  • Felt
  • Needle and thread
  • Jewellery rings
  • Keyrings
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Stuffing

 

The first design

Step 1: Drawing the design

The first step is to draw your design onto the felt. I decided to make an Y, the first letter of my name. If you make a letter, make sure to draw it a bit broader than you want your final design to be. Make sure you can fold the felt over.

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Step 2: Sewing

Sew along the lines of the design, making sure to keep a little gap. Then cut off the excess felt.

 

Step 4: Sewing again

This is optional, but after you’ve folded it inside out sew along the sides again, this is to give it a nice look. Still make sure to leave a gap!

 

Step 5: Stuffing

To stuff your keyring, use stuffing, cotton or excess pieces of wool/fabric. You can choose to stuff it a lot or keep it a bit flat. After you’ve stuffed don’t forget to sew the hole closed.

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Step 6: Adding the keyring

Use a big needle to poke a hole in the fabric and insert a jewellery ring. Then you can attach the keyring to the jewellery ring.

 

And that’s it for the first design!

 

Second design

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For the second design I made this little flower. I started with cutting two of the main pieces and sewing them together. After stuffing Iadded two little petals in the hole I left open and sewed them in place. Then I used glue to stick the other two pieces to that. I attached the keyring using the same method as above and that was it!

I really like how this turned out! What do you think?

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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!

xxx, Yara

 

 

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