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 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 PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES – #3 POTATO PRINTS PART III

Allgemein, Gift cards, Paintings, Printmaking

The beauty of printmaking is that it does not required advanced painting skills. You only need to apply an easy technique like “potato printing”. I first applied this method, when I was in kindergarten preparing presents for my parents. 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 Potato Printmaking step by step- Cloud with raindrops

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmaking – Clouds with raindrops

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DIY PRINTMAKING IDEAS – Potato print

DIY Gift card Mother’s day

Decor, Gift cards

Mother’s day is coming closer and closer… only 3 days left! And as every year I am struggling to find the right gift for my mom. On the one hand my mom is really delighted about flowers. On the other hand this not very creative and personal. That is why I decided to add a nice individual card to the flower gift. In the easy DIY 4 step approach, I am showing you how to build really nice personal gift cards with the help of masking tape.

1. Source of inspiration

I got inspired by all the unconditional love my mom is giving to me. And she never is asking for something in return. A small personal gift card is the least that I can create to show my appreciation.

2. Materials needed

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

Money Masking tape: 5 roles for 6,99€ = 1,40€ per role = ~0,10€ per painting

Total cost per card = 0,17€

search v2 Where to find: 

Amazon – Masking tape gift box Kamoi Paper

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY step by step – Gift Card Mother’s day

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

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DIY step by step – Gift Card Mother’s day

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DIY gift card Mother’s Day 

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DIY step by step – Gift Card Mother’s day

 

 

DIY Herb Garden

Allgemein, Decor, Herb Garden

In my city apartment I have no garden. I only have a small balcony. After the long winter, there were no flowers, plants or herbs left. So I wanted to find something green that would pimp-up my balcony. In my easy DIY 4 step approach I demonstrate how I created my own little herb garden.

  1. Source of inspiration

This time I got inspired by the season. Everythin is turning green these days and I wanted some spring at my home.

2. Required supplies

Required supplies - Herb garden

Required supplies – Herb garden

Money Wooden box: 2,62€ per box ( you can also take a fruit box from the supermarket, e.g. oranges)

Money Masking tape:  5 roles for 6,99€ = 1,40€ per role = ~0,05€ per box

Money Acrylic paint: 2,50€ per bottle = ~0,05€ per painting

Money Branch: 0,00€ (in the forest)

Total cost = 2,72€ (excluding herbs)

search v2 Where to find: 

Amazon – Wooden box

Amazon – Decormatt Acrylic Paint

Amazon – Masking tape gift box Kamoi Paper

3. DIY – Step by Step

Part I

DIY step by step - Herb garden for your home

DIY step by step – Herb garden Part I

Part II

DIY Herb Garden for your home

DIY Herb Garden – Part II

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

DIY Herb Garden

DIY Herb Garden

 

DIY Picture Frames with Washi Masking Tape

Decor, Picture Frames

The picture frames at my home were all white or black and looked very boring. I was desiring this very nice and expensive ones that you can buy at Zara Home or KOKON. This is why I was searching for a way for pimping up my frames. Washi tape is the perfect solution to let your picture frames shine. In my easy 4 step approach I show you how to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

2. Required Supplies

Required Supplies - Washi Masking Tape & a plain picture frame

Required Supplies – Washi Masking Tape & a plain picture frame

Kamoi Kakoshi Masking Tape: 1,96€ / 10m = 0,40 per painting

IKEA Picture frame: 5,65€

Total cost per paper tape painting = ~6,05€

Where to find:

Amazon – Kamoi Kakoshi Masking Tape Gift Box

Amazon – Ikea picture frame

3. DIY – Step by Step

DIY step by step - Washi Masing tape Picture Frame

DIY step by step – Washi Masing tape Picture Frame

15 minutes

4. Results

DIY Picture Frame with Washi Masking Tape Black & White

DIY Picture Frame with Washi Masking Tape

 

DIY Picture Frame with Washi Masking Tape Black & White

DIY Picture Frame with Washi Masking Tape

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DIY PAINTING OF GEOMETRIC OBJECTS – PART 3

Geometric Paintings, Paintings

I constantly feel bored about my wall decoration. I love to change it every week to bring more variety in my life. If you are also struggling with a monotonous wall, I found an easy and fast way to create pictures to change that. Please follow my easy DIY 4 step approach to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

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Kristina Dam Studio | Graphic objects & my DIY Inspiration pinboard

2. Materials needed

 

Money Canvas 40 x 40 cm: 2,98€

Money Acrylic paint: 2,50€ per bottle = ~0,40€ per painting

Money Masking tape: 5 roles for 6,99€ = 1,40€ per role = ~0,28€ per painting

Total cost per painting = ~3,66€

search v2 Where to find:

NANU-NANA – Acrylic paint & canvas

Amazon – Decormatt Acrylic Paint

Amazon – Masking tape gift box Kamoi Paper

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY step by step – Painting with Paper Tape

Zeit 35 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Painting with Paper Tape

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DIY Painting with Paper Tape

DIY PAINTING ORGANIC FORMS PART 3

Organic Paintings, Paintings

Are you searching for individual paintings that make your home a special place? If you also struggle to find the perfect picture that fits well into your interior design, I found an easy way for you. Please follow my DIY 4 step appraoch to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

#Organic forms #Painting #DIY #Acrylic painting #Canvas

Source of inspiration – DIY Painting of organic forms

my DIY Inspiration pinboard

2. Materials needed

Money Canvas 30 x 30 cm: 1,98€

Money Acrylic paint: 2 x 2,50€ per bottle = ~0,30€ x 2 = 0,60€ per painting

Total cost per painting = ~2,58€

search v2 Where to find:

NANU-NANA – Acrylic paint & canvas

Amazon – Decormatt Acrylic Paint

3. DIY – Step by Step

#DIY #PAINTING #ORGANIC FORMS #dots #black #white #black & white #acrylic #art

DIY step by step – PAINTING ORGANIC FORMS PART 2

Zeit 25 minutes

4. Results

#DIY #PAINTING #ORGANIC FORMS #dots #acrylic #art

DIY PAINTING OF ORGANIC FORMS – PART 3