DIY PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES – #3 POTATO PRINTS PART II

Allgemein, Gift cards, Paintings, Printmaking

Summer is a state of mind. Share your positive vibes with a friend by sending him a palm postcard. I made this DIY card with an easy printmaking technique: potato printing. You just need a potato and a knife. Follow my easy step by step approach to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected some inspirational pins on Pinterest about printmaking techniques and some nice little things that helps to to bring summer to your home.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyPost cards: 1,79€ / 25 cards = 0,07€ per card

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,13€ per card

MoneyPotato 0,35€/ 1kg: = 0,02€

Total cost per card = 0,22 €

search v2 Where to find: 
modulor – Acrylic Paint

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Printmaking Step by step – Palm leaves

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmaking with potatoes – Palm leaves

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DIY Printmaking with potatoes

DIY PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES – #3 POTATO PRINTS PART I

Allgemein, Decor, Gift cards, Paintings, Printmaking

Printmaking is one of the easiest ways to make creative, abstract paintings without being an excellent drawer. I successfully tested two printmaking techniques, linoleum prints and “random items” (links). Today I am going to use a simple potato and a knife to print a postcard. I used to do this before as a little child, when I wanted to prepare some birthday presents for my parents. This only demonstrates how easy this printmaking technique is. In my easy step by step approach, I show you how to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected some inspiring prints on my Pinterest pinboard for potato printmaking.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyPost cards: 1,79€ / 25 cards = 0,07€ per card

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,13€ per card

MoneyPotato 0,35€/ 1kg: = 0,02€

Total cost per card = 0,22 €

search v2 Where to find: 
modulor – Acrylic Paint

Dawanda – Diamond stamp

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Printmaking with Potatoes – Steb by step

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmakting with Potatoes – Diamond

BRING SUMMER TO YOUR HOME – #7 DIY Fan made of Straws

Allgemein, Decor, SUMMER

“And at the end of the day your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparking.”

Summer is definitely a state of mind. After a week full of hot summer inspirations, you might seek for refreshment and cooling. This is why the last DIY project to #bringsummertoyourhome is a DIY fan. In my easy step by step instruction I show you how to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

On my summer mood-board on Pinterest you can find some juicy inspirations for the summer.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyDrinking Straw: 0,57€ / (21cm x 35 = 735 cm) = 0,11€ / 133 cm per fan

 

2 x 35 cm , 3x 21 cm

MoneyWrapping paper: 0,98€ / 70 x 200cm = ~0,13€ per 25cm  x 70 cm per fan

Money Nylon thread: 1,70€ / 50m = 0,01€ / ~0,2m per fan

Total cost per fan = 0,25€

search v2 Where to find: 

Søstrene Grene – Wrapping paper

Søstrene Grene – Drinking Straws

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Fan mad of Straws – Step by step instructions

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Fan mad of Straws

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DIY Fan made of straws

Are you already in summer mood? What do you do to bring summer to your home? Leave your comment or share your pictures with me on Instagram or Facebook: #bringsummertoyourhome

BRING SUMMER TO YOUR HOME – #4 Pineapple showcase

Allgemein, Decor, SUMMER

“ADVENTURE may hurt you, but MONOTONY will kill you.”

Do you sometimes feel bored by your interior design? The fourth DIY project to #bringsummertoyourhome might help you to get away from monotony. A wooden showcase can be easily decorated in different ways to bring some variety into your home. For the summer season, I have chosen a pineapple wrapping paper. This can be easily exchanged once the summer is over. Follow the easy step by step instructions to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

My summer mood-board on Pinterest gives youa variety of sunny ideas.

2. Required supplies

MoneyWrapping paper: 0,98€ / 70 x 200cm = ~0,03€ per 19,5  x 19,5 cm

MoneyWooden Showcase: 5,58€ per piece

Total cost per showcase = 5,61€

search v2 Where to find: 

Søstrene Grene – Wrapping paper

Søstrene Grene – Wooden Showcase

3. DIY – Step by Step

DIY Pineapple Showcase @ artCREATORblog.com #bringsummertoyourhome

DIY Pineapple Showcase

Zeit 15 minutes

4. Results

DIY Pineapple Showcase @ artCREATORblog.com #bringsummertoyourhome

DIY Pineapple Showcase

Are you already in summer mood? What do you do to bring summer to your home? Leave your comment or share your pictures with me on Instagram or Facebook: #bringsummertoyourhome

BRING SUMMER TO YOUR HOME – #3 Strawberry sculpture made of straws

Allgemein, Decor, SUMMER, Wall Sculpture

“Happiness is… a basket of fresh strawberries”

We are continuing our third day in a fruitful way: After the pineapple wall tattoo yesterday, today’s DIY project is a strawberry sculpture. A summer without vanilla ice-cream and strawberries, is literally no summer for me. So we can’t miss strawberries, when we want to #bringsummertoyourhome.

  1. Source of inspiration

My summer mood-board on Pinterest gives you some fruitful inspirations such as a strawberry art print.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyHot Glue Gun sticks: 9,61€ / 20 pieces = 0,17€ per sculpture (1/3 piece)

MoneyDrinking Straw: 0,57€ / (21cm x 35 = 735 cm) = 0,10€ / 121,5 cm per sculpture

Strawberry fruit (in red): 10 x 5 cm / 5 x 1,5 cm / 10 x 2,5 cm

Stem (in green): 8 x 4 cm / 6 x 1,5 cm / 1 x 8 cm

Money Nylon thread: 2,42€ / 100m = 0,05€ / ~2m

Total strawberry sculpture: 0,32€

search v2 Where to find: 

Søstrene Grene – Drinking Straws

Amazon – Hot Glue GunAmazon – Hot Glue Gun Sticks

modulor – Nylon thread

3. DIY – Step by Step

DIY Strawberry sculpture @ artCREATORblog.com #bringsummertoyourhome

DIY Strawberry sculpture

Zeit 180 minutes

4. Results

DIY Strawberry sculpture @ artCREATORblog.com #bringsummertoyourhome

DIY Strawberry sculpture

DIY Strawberry sculpture @ artCREATORblog.com #bringsummertoyourhome

DIY Strawberry sculpture

Are you already in summer mood? What do you do to bring summer to your home? Leave your comment or share your pictures with me on Instagram or Facebook: #bringsummertoyourhome

DIY Kubus Candlestick – Easy step by step approach

Candlesticks, Decor

For this DIY project I got inspired by the Danish architect Mogens Lassen. He was a pioneer of Danish Functionalism and was influenced by the German design school Bauhaus. I love the clarity and simplicity of his designs. Especially his Kubus 4 candlestick is outstanding.

  1. Source of inspiration

After getting inspired by Mogens Lassen, I made a new pinboard on Pinterest with candlesticks that I want to rebuild.

  1. Required supplies

 Hot Glue Gun sticks: 9,61€ / 20 pieces = 0,16€ per candlestick(1/3 piece)

Plastic tubes: 2,99€ / (25cm x 150 = 3750 cm) =  0,38€ per candlestick/ 472cm

  1. Outer cube: 12 x 20 cm
  2. Inner Cube: 8 x 15cm, 4 x 20cm
  3. Connections between outer and inner Cube: 8 x 4cm

Nylon thread: 2,42€ / 100m = 0,13€ / ~5,5m per candlestick

Tea candle: 2,99€ / 30 piece = 0,40€ per candlestick

Total Kubus candlestick: 1,07€

 Where to find: 

Amazon – Plastic Tubes or Universal A.I. Sheaths

Amazon – Hot Glue GunAmazon – Hot Glue Gun Sticks

Amazon – Nylon thread

  1. DIY – Step by Step
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DIY KUBUS Candlestick – Step by step

Zeit 100 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Kubus Candlestick – artCREATORblog

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DIY Kubus Candlestick – artCREATORblog

Now it is up to you. Make your own Kubus candlestick and share your results with me on Facebook.

Did you like this DIY project? I would be very grateful, if you share your feedback with me below:

DIY Fox Wall Sculpture

Decor, Wall Sculpture

When I was searching for some inspiration for my bare walls at home, I came across Bongo Design. The industrial designer behind this trademark is Magdalena Chojnacka. She produces unique interior objects. They are all hand crafted with a lot of passion and high quality. Her website inspired me for my next DIY project. In this post you can find my easy 4 step tutorial for a fox wall sculpture.

  1. Source of inspiration

After getting inspired by Bongo Design, I made a new pinboard on Pinterest with animal wall sculptures.

  1. Required supplies

 Hot Glue Gun sticks: 9,61€ / 20 pieces = 0,16€ per wall sculpture(1/3 piece)

Plastic tubes: 2,99€ / (25cm x 150 = 3750 cm) =  0,21€ per wall sculpture/ 259cm

  1.  head: 1 x 5cm, 2 x 6cm, 1 x 8cm, 4 x 9cm
  2. snout: 2 x 17 cm, 2x 20cm, 1 x 4cm
  3. ears: 2 x 25 cm, 2 x 35 cm = 259cm

 Nylon thread: 2,42€ / 100m = 0,07€ / ~3m per wall sculpture

 Where to find: 

Amazon – Plastic Tubes or Universal A.I. Sheaths

Amazon – Hot Glue GunAmazon – Hot Glue Gun Sticks

Amazon – Nylon thread

  1. DIY – Step by Step
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DIY Fox Wall Sculpture – Easy step by step approach

Zeit 120 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Fox Wall Sculpture – artCREATORblog

Now it is up to you. Make your own wall sculpture and share your results with me on Facebook.

DIY Himmeli mobile – Step by step

Allgemein, Decor, Himmeli Mobile

A few month ago I became aunt of a little nice – finally a girl in our family! For the baptism of her I was searching for a personal gift, but I was struggling to find something. Then I saw this really nice “Himmeli mobile” on Pinterest. I tried to make it by myself and will share my easy DIY 4 step approach with you in this blog post.

  1. Source of inspiration

I created a pinboard on Pinterest with all Himmeli mobile’s that I loved.

2. Required supplies

Money Hot Glue Gun sticks: 9,61€ / 20 pieces = 0,16€ per Himmeli mobile (1/3 piece)

Money Drinking Straw: 1,59€ / (24cm x 50 = 1200 cm) =  0,57€ per Himmeli mobile (430 cm = 4 cubes à 12 x 5cm, 1 triangle à 6 x 5cm  & 1 diamond à 5x 18 cm / 5x 6 cm / 5 x 8 cm)

Money Nylon thread: 2,42€ / 100m = 0,03€ / ~1m per Himmeli mobile

Total cost per Himmeli mobile = 0,76€ (excl. Hot Glue Gun)

search v2 Where to find: 

Amazon – Fackelmann Drinking Straw or Universal A.I. Sheaths

Amazon – Hot Glue GunAmazon – Hot Glue Gun Sticks

Amazon – Nylon thread

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Himmeli Mobile – step by step

 

Zeit 120 minutes

4. Result

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How to make a Himmeli Mobile – easy DIY step by step approach

Did you also create your own Himmeli Mobile? Let’s share our results on Facebook.

DIY Pinboard made of straws

Decor, Pinboard

In the last few years I got a bunch of “save the date”-cards, wedding invitations, thank you cards and the like. I didn’t want to decorate my nice white walls with colored post cards that do not fit to each other and to my interior. So, I never found the right space for them and threw them away. When the couples visited me after their weddings and could not find their handmade cards, they were upset and I felt bad. This was why I was searching for a flexible and stylish solution that fits to my interior design: Pinboards are a structured way of decorating your wall. In my easy DIY approach, I demonstrate how you get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

On Pinterest I found very nicely decorated Pin Boards that inspired me to do my own one.

2. Materials needed

Money Plastic tubes: 2,99€ / (25cm x 150 = 3750 cm) =  0,39€ per pin board / (24 x 20 cm = 480 cm)

Money Hot Glue Gun sticks: 9,61€ / 20 pieces = 0,16€ per pin board  / 1/3 piece

Money Nylon thread: 2,42€ / 100m = 0,15€ / ~6m

Total cost = o,70€ (excl. Hot Glue Gun) per pin board

search v2 Where to find: 

Amazon – Plastic Tubes or Universal A.I. Sheaths

Amazon – Hot Glue GunAmazon – Hot Glue Gun Sticks

Amazon – Nylon thread

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Pin Board made of straws

Zeit 120 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Pin Board made of straws @ artCREATORblog.com

DIY Concrete Flowerpot

Allgemein, Decor, Flowerpot

I love the spring season as everything is becoming green. Only my apartment is still in winter mode. So I was searching for some nice plants for my home. For me a plant must bring additional value and should not only look good. So I was searching for herbs and bought a pot of cress. When I was home I realized that I have no pot for such an herb. So I decided to build one by myself with the help of concrete. Following my easy 4 step DIY approach, I demonstrate how you get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I got inspired by all the nice Pinterest posts that I found, when I was typing in “concrete” and made my own DIY Concrete Deco pin board.

2. Materials needed

Money Concrete: 13,87€ / 2,5kg = ca. 5,55€ per 1kg

Money 2 plastic pots: I took 2 empty pickled cabbage-pots (1 small & 1 bige one)

Total cost = 5,55€ per pot (depending on the size)

search v2 Where to find: 

You can buy concrete already mixed with sand or unmixed. I used unmixed concrete, but I think it is much easier, when you take the mixed version.

Amazon – Concrete

3. DIY – Step by Step

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artCREATORblog – DIY Concrete Plant Pot

Zeit 20 minutes (without drying time)

4. Results

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artCREATORblog – DIY Concrete Plant Pot