DIY Cement Stars for Christmas Tree Decoration

Allgemein, Decor, WINTER

This weekend I will start to prepare my winter and Christmas decoration at my home. From my last projects with cement I still have some leftovers. So I decided to make Christmas tree decoration with cement. Cutters for cutout cookies are perfect to get the shape of a star or a falling star. Follow my easy step by step approach to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration 

I already collected all my ideas for Christmas decoration on my DIY Christmas Decor Pinterest board.

  1. Required supplies

Money Cement: 2,00€ / 1,5kg = 0,20€ / 0,15kg

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,08€ (gold-coloured)

 Supplies that you might possess already:

  • Cutters for cutout cookies
  • Cardboard (e.g. old shoebox)

Total cost = 0,28€ for cement stars

 search v2 Where to find: 

modulor – Cement
modulor – Acrylic Paint

  1. DIY – Step by Step
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    DIY step by step – Cement stars

    Zeit 60 minutes

    4. Results

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    DIY Cement Stars – Christmas Decoration

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    DIY Cement Stars – Christmas decoration

DIY Advent Calendar – Black & White

Allgemein, Decor, WINTER

Only 43 days until Christmas! You think it is too early to start your Christmas preparations? If you want to surprise someone you love and care about, you should start to think about a handmade advent calendar NOW! I myself would like to surprise my little sisters and brothers. They do not expect anything from me and always complain that their advent calendars are much too fast empty. If you also want to bring a smile to a special person, follow my easy step by step approach.

  1. Source of inspiration

There are a lot of very nice handmade advent calendar-ideas out there. Have a look at my DIY advent calendar pinboard on Pinterest to get further inspiration.

  1. Required supplies

Money Wrapping paper: 0,98€ / 70 x 200cm = 0,14€ / (ca. 20 x 20 cm *5 prensents)

Money Napkins: 0,88€ / 20 napkins = ca. o,26€ / 6 napkins

Money Clothes pegs: 2,49€ / 50 pieces =  1,20€ / 24 pieces

Money String (for wrapping presents): 1,98€ / 50m = 0,08€ / 2m

Money Band with sequins (for hanging presents): 2,40€ / 5m = 0,72€ / 1,5m

Freebie

Freebie_advent stars

Total cost = 2,4o€ per advent calendar

Recyle things that you already possess such as…

  • Toilet paper roles or paper towel roles
  • Golden nail polish

  search v2  Where to find: 

Søstrene Grene – Wrapping paper / Søstrene Grene – Napkins or Amazon – Napkins /

Amazon – Clothes pegs / Amazon – String / Amazon – Band with sequins

  1. DIY – Step by Step
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    DIY advent calendar – Step by step

     

    Zeit 180 minutes

    4. Results

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    DIY advent calendar – Black & White

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    DIY advent calendar – Black & White

DIY CANDLESTICK MADE OF CEMENT – Part II

Allgemein, Candlesticks, Decor

Wintertime is “candle time”! I love to light some candles when I am coming home in the evening after a busy day. With the switch from summer to wintertime, it is getting darker earlier. So get prepared for the upcoming months with a DIY candlestick made of cement. Follow my easy step by step approach to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

Find some more inspirations for cement deko on my Pinterest board.

  1. Required supplies

Money Cement: 2,00€ / 1,5kg = 0,33€ / 0,25kg

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,08€ (white)

Total cost = 0,41€ per candle stick

  search v2  Where to find: 

modulor – Cement
modulor – Acrylic Paint

  1. DIY – Step by Step

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Zeit 120 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Candlestick made of cement

Allgemein, Candlesticks, Decor

It is getting darker and darker outside. I don’t know how you feel, but I am really enjoying the feeling of coming home in this season. It is the perfect time to light some candles and create a cozy atmosphere in your apartment. You never can have enough candles. In my next DIY project, I demonstrate how you can create candle sticks with the help of cement. Follow my easy step by step guide to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

Find some more inspirations for cement deko on my Pinterest board.

  1. Required supplies

Money Cement: 2,00€ / 1,5kg = 0,33€ / 0,25kg

 MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,08€ (white)

Total cost = 0,41€ per candle stick

  search v2  Where to find: 

modulor – Cement
modulor – Acrylic Paint

  1. DIY – Step by Step
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    DIY Candlestick made of cement – Step by step

    Zeit 120 minutes

    4. Results

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    DIY Candlestick – Cement

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    DIY Candlestick – Cement

DIY AUTUMN DEKO – PART II

Allgemein, AUTUMN, Decor

Only a few more days to go …. Halloween is getting closer. This is the perfect moment to start a new DIY project with pumpkins. You can find them now in almost every store. I found many inspirational ideas how to decorate pumpkins on Pinterest. Follow my easy step by step approach to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected many fall decoration ideas on my DIY Autumn Deko pinboard and also create one for Halloween.

  1. Required supplies

Money Pumpkin: 2,50€

Money Acrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,13€ (black and white)

Total cost = 2,63€

  search v2 Where to find: 
modulor – Acrylic Paint

  1. DIY – Step by Step
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    DIY Autumn Deko – Step by step

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    img_6399Zeit 20 minutes

    4. Results

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    DIY Autumn Deko

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    DIY Autumn Deko

DIY AUTUMN DEKO – PART I

Allgemein, AUTUMN, Decor

The summer is finally gone and autumn is just ahead of us. Therefore it is getting colder and dark outside. But not inside your home. A nice fall deco is bringing light to your heart and your home. You can easily utilize natural things such as acorn nuts, acorn or maple leafs for the prefect autumn deco. Follow my easy step by step guide to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected many fall decoration ideas on my DIY Autumn Deko pinboard.

  1. Required supplies

Acorn nuts, acorn and maple leafs – explore the nature outside your home

Acrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,13€ (black and white)

Total cost = 0,13€

 Where to find: 
modulor – Acrylic Paint

  1. DIY – Step by Stepimg_6367img_6368img_6369
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    DIY Acron Autumn Deco – Step by step

    Zeit 20 minutes

    4. Results

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    DIY Autumn Acron Deco

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    DIY Autumn Acron deco

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    DIY Autumn Acron Deco

DIY STORAGE IDEAS – 3# PENCIL CUP

Allgemein, STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Did you ever find yourself searching for a pen and you could not find one? Pencils are all over the place and never available, when needed. Do you face a similar problem? Then my next DIY project might be a good fit for you: With a pencil cup you can easily organize your pens and always have a place, where you can put them. My easy step by step guide shows to you how to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

There are many ways to organize your desk. Have a look at my Pinterest board.

  1. Required supplies

Money Masking Tape: 2,99€ / 10m = 0,03 per cup

MoneyCan: Recycle an old food can

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

Total cost per pencil cup = 0,16€

 search v2 Where to find: 

modulor – Acrylic Paint

  1. DIY – Step by Step
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DIY Pencil Cup – Step by step

Zeit 20 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Pencil Cup

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DIY STORAGE IDEAS – 2# DESK ORGANIZER

Allgemein, Decor, DESK ORGANIZER, Pinboard, STORAGE SOLUTIONS

My desk gets easily messed up with all the tools, materials and office supplies that I need for my DIY projects. I don’t know how you feel, but I am always getting distracted, if my desk is not organized. I feel like I need to clean it up to free up my mind before I can even start to work. If you feel the same, I found a nice DIY solution for this problem: A desk organizer helps us to find a place for all the things that are lying around the table. Follow my easy step by step instruction to get the best result.

  1. Source of inspiration

Get inspired by my DIY Desk Storage solutions board… there are many ways to get a clear head and an organized desk.

2. Required supplies

Money HDF board: 3,0 x 250 x 500 mm 1,30€ per piece

MoneyWire mesh: 150 x 500 mm = 1,50€ per piece

Money Cardboard box: 6cm x 15cm x 5cm = recycle packaging material of cometics or food

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,03€ per desk organizer

MoneyWrapping paper: 0,98€ / 70 x 200cm = ~0,04€ per desk organizer (20cm x 16cm) x 2

Total cost per desk organizer = 2,78€

search v2 Where to find: 

modulor – HDF board

modulor – Wire mesh

modulor – Cardboard box

modulor – Acrylic Paint

Søstrene Grene – Wrapping paper

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Desk Organizer – Step by step

Zeit 30-45 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Desk Organizer

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DIY Desk Organizer – Ways to organize your desk

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DIY Desk Organizer

DIY PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES – #3 POTATO PRINTS PART IV

Allgemein, Decor, Gift cards, Paintings, Printmaking

Printmaking with potatoes is a fairly easy technique especially if you chose a motive like a triangle or rectangle. Geometric motives are easy to cut with the knife and therefore the perfect to start your printmaking project. In my easy step by step approach, I show you how to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected some inspiring printing techniques on Pinterest.

  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 Triangles – Step by step

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmaking with Potatoes – Triangles

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DIY Printmaking with Potatoes – Triangles