Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Cute wooden name tag

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My best friend’s son recently turned ONE (well, it was mid-summer, but I want to keep thinking it’s still July and we still have plenty of summer days ahead!) and I had been thinking about something nice and customized for his room for a while.

So, I came up with this simple idea and with some help (!!!) from my little toddler we came up with a cute wooden name tag in boyish colors! The “making of” was quick and fun, you just need some wooden shapes and letters and acrylic colors!

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I hope you liked this simple idea, … Read more...

DIY Kaleidoscope. . . from a a toilet paper roll!

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Hello everyone!!

Today I want to share with you all a very simple yet super funny “scientific craft”, as I like to call it: let’s build an amazing Kaleidoscope together!!

You need very simple things, all of which can be simply found in your home:

  • An empty toilet paper roll
  • Mirror Card
  • Small shiny objects (such as sequins, plastic confetti, transparent beads)
  • Wax Paper
  • Clear Plastic wrap
  • White cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Clear tape
  • Wrapping paper and washi tape to decorate your kaleidoscope

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Now that you have collected everything you need… let’s make it together!!

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My Paintings for my daughter’s nursery

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As promised, I’m showing today how I decided to decorate the walls in my daughter’s nursery… with Disney characters and lots of bright colors!! At first, my idea was to go for mural paintings directly, realized with acrylics colors on the bare walls. But then I thought that maybe painting on canvases would be a better idea, first because I’m more confident with oil colors (they dry much slower, you are allowed to work much calmer) and then also because I didn’t feel comfortable with the idea of leaving my paintings behind one day, if we will perhaps move … Read more...

DIY Belt for kids upcycling mommy’s old scarf!

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Diapositiva1Hello everyone!!
Today I want to guide you through a super easy tutorial to make a DIY belt for your daughter starting from that old scarf you’ve not been using for ages! Ready? It’s fun and quick!

Diapositiva2I used an old silk scarf that belonged to my mom, but it definitely looks TOO “vintage” for me and I never actually wear it. Yet, I love the white polka dots on the deep blue fabric, and I thought it could be perfect as a belt for my skinny toddler, whose denim shorts are always too large, no matter the size!

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DIY Nursery Clock

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Do you have a plain and insignificant plastic clock and you want to make it cute and funny? That is, perfect for a nursery?

Just follow these easy steps and you will be totally satisfied, because it’s the details and the love for what you do that make the difference!

Here is what you need:

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I wanted to give my clock a “positive vibe”, and Love Life sounded just like the perfect everyday reminder that can cheer you up everytime you look at the clock! I simply started by cutting circles out of the felt (12 … Read more...

Cardboard Houses: a Dream for both kids and grown-ups!

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I’ve been thinking over a cardboard box for Minnie for a few months now, and I’ve been collecting ideas and inspirations for quite a while. Why have I not started making her my own DIY version yet? Well, my days have been pretty crazy recently but now I have no more excuses: I will have to go find a cardboard box big enough for the project I have in mind and then… no one will stop us! 😉

In the meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy the following ideas, which I find gorgeous and very inspiring!

 Shabby-Chic Cardboard House (www.handmadecharlotte.com)… Read more...

Wall Decor with Decals on Plates

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Everyday is a journey, and the journey itself is Home.

– Matsuo Basho –

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When we first moved in, I decided I would decorate the walls of my new home with something unique and quite unordinary (see also this tutorial for a Heart-Shaped Picture frame). While I was searching for inspiration here and there, I found the amazing possibilities of Decal paper, an easy tool to customize objects made out of plastics, glass, wax, wood, metal, cardboard, or, as in my case here, ceramics.

I’ve always liked the idea of using plates in pretty arrangements as decoration for the … Read more...

DIY Summer Wreath

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OK, technically… it’s not Summer yet. But I’m totally ready for it!! For this reason, I called my wreath a SUMMER wreath, not a spring one! 😉

And here is the tutorial to make this easy DIY wreath with felt roses, I hope you like it!

What you need:

  • felt in different colors (I went for yellow, white, and bright pink)
  • a styrofoam wreath ring
  • hot-glue gun
  • plastic pearl beads

Start making LOTS of felt roses. How? Very easy!!!

Cut several circlets of felt (I decided to go for different measures, but you can totally make roses of the … Read more...

Converse All Star Makeover

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I’ve had these Converse sneakers for almost TEN YEARS. And I keep wearing them with most of my outfits, since they look perfect for a modern mommy on-the-go. Well, they simply look perfect on anyone. Even the most unstylish people can find their  safe harbor wearing Converse All Star.

Anyway, some weeks ago I finally had to admit that mine were really looking terrible (see pic below) and needed to be pimped up with a fresh restyling. Nothing could be easier!!

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I simply used TWO meters of satin ribbon for each shoe, plastic beads (these are white pearls), and … Read more...

Custom DIY iPhone case

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After a couple of years loyal service my super-girly neon pink iPhone bumper… sadly passed away (I’m not ashamed to say it also had ears. Yes, pink EARS).

Yes, my daughter has been manhandling and chewing it for the last two months and a couple of weeks ago she definitely tore it into pieces. So I decided I needed something less “gummy” and chewable (is there anything on earth that doesn’t look chewable and tasty to a toddler?!?) and went looking for a plastic case. While scanning through all the cases at the store, my attention was caught by the … Read more...

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