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 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