DIY Marbled Calendar​

 

 

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Hello everyone! I’m really sorry for not posting in soo long… I’ve been really busy.

But today I’m back and I’m showing you how to make a DIY Marbled calendar. I just recently found out about DIY marbling and I think it’s so cool! It looks amazing and is really fun to do too.

So what will you need to make this?

  • Strong paper (normal paper will tear when you scrape off the shaving cream)
  • 3 small nails
  • A pinboard/ a piece of wood
  • A baking tray
  • Shaving cream
  • Watercolour paint
  • Printer
  • Some kind of stick
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Black Marker

 

Step 1: Printing out the template

I made a template for you showing the 25 cards to make.

Click here to download it: Template

Print it onto a piece of strong paper. This will make cutting out the cards a lot easier later.

 

Step 2: Preparing the baking tray.

For the marbling you will need a small baking tray.

 

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Fill this with a layer of shaving cream. You don’t have to fill up the whole tray, about half of it will be enough.

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Then, add the colouring. I did this by filling a painting tray with a small layer of water and adding a lot of watercolour to it. I chose for the colour blue, but you can use any colour you want.

2a326ff3de80adbff89e15db1bb9af71With a paintbrush, drip the paint onto the shaving cream.

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Then use some kind of stick to swirl the paint around and mix in the colour a bit.

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Step 3: The marbling

Cut your template into a few smaller pieces and press these into the shaving cream with the template facing up.

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Carefully remove the template and lay it on a flat surface. Then use a ruler to scrape off the shaving cream. You’ll be left with a beautiful marbled pattern. Doesn’t it look amazing?

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Step 4: Letting the paper dry.

Let the paper dry for about 15 minutes. My paper curled up a bit so you might want to flatten them by laying them underneath a pile of books.

 

Step 5: Cutting the cards

Using the template as a guideline use scissors to cut out all the cards.

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Step 6: Writing on the months and numbers

Use a black marker to write all the months, the numbers 1-9 and the numbers 0-2 onto the cards. You won’t need an extra 3 as it can never be the 33rd.

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Step 7: Creating the calendar.

Create the calendar by either hitting three nails into a piece of wood or pushing them into a pinboard. You could use wood to make a stand on your desk or to hang it on the wall.

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Add the cards with the months on them to the first nail, the card with 0-2 to the second and the cards with 1-9 on the third. This way you’ll be able to make every date.

 

I decided to add this little calendar to my planner pinboard I made in this post: Easy DIY Planner Pinboard.

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I thought it fit pretty well with the style of my board. The only thing I needed to do was add a few little nails! That’s what I love about pinboards. You can change them up so easily and customize them into whatever you want.

 

Well, that was it for today! I had a lot of fun doing this project. Marbling is so cool to do and it’s fun to experiment with using different colours and techniques.

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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5 Room Organisation Hacks

 

 

Hello everybody!

I don’t know about you, but I’m a pretty messy person. I always lose things and my room is never completely tidy. But there are a few things that help me organise my room.

Here are 5 hacks for room organisation that will make your room a lot tidier.

 

Hack 1: Desk Organisation

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My desk always gets really messy really fast. All the stuff I need lies randomly on the desk. And I just can’t concentrate well when my desk is full of stuff.

A great way to solve this is by just using a small basket and putting all the stuff you need in it.

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It’s so easy but it gives your desk a much more organised look. I used a basket I wove myself from old magazines in my post DIY Woven Basket, so it cost me no money at all. The rest of your desk is clear of stuff so you can concentrate on your work.

 

Hack 2: Bobby Pins

f2d03e38cb2a4b0e23a9684d14745831Bobby pins. I don’t know how it happens but I buy a bunch of them and one way or another I seem to lose every single one. I managed to solve this problem by using this little box to store them.

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I don’t remember what the actual use for this was, but it worked really well to store bobby pins in and it looks really stylish too.

 

Hack 3: Strings

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This is my favourite hack. I’ve got a lot of strings for crafting but they always seem to turn into a tangled mess. This hack is so easy and the only things you’ll need are a few clothespins.

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Just wrap the strings around the clothespins and use them to keep the end in place. Whenever you need some string you can just cut of whatever you need and put the end back. Your strings will never tangle again!

 

4: Notebooks

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This is just a really easy hack to organise your notebooks. I have a lot of notebooks for all kinds of uses. I used this cute wooden letters and just stuck them onto the notebooks spelling ‘my diary’ ‘sketchbook’ and ‘writing prompts’. It just an easy way to determine what every notebook is for and it looks pretty nice too.

 

5: Jewellery.

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For this hack I used an empty tea box. It was a really pretty jasmine tea box. It was perfect because it already had 9 different compartments and even a magnetic seal.

 

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But any old tea box could easily be transformed into a jewellery box that is perfect for keeping earrings, bracelets and necklaces.

 

So that were the 5 organisation tips. I hope you found them useful.

Which organisation tip was the most useful? Would you like a part 2? Do you have any other tips for room organisation? Let me know in the comments.

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!

See ya!

xxx, Yara

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