Category Archives: DIY

How to make personalised keychain hangers

Hopefully you enjoyed Christmas as much as I did. Too bad it’s already over again. I had a lot of fun with my family. As crafty as I am, I made a lot of gifts for family and friends myself. It’s so much more fun and also more affordable. The biggest benefit? People love it as those gifts are unique. Recently, I have shared a photo of some keychain hangers I made for Christmas. Some of you asked me how I made them and where to get them. Lucky you, cause today I’ll show you how to make your own personalised keychain hangers

Materials:

  1. 2-3 colors of polymer clay (I used this one)
  2. Letter stamps (I used those)
  3. Rolling pin
  4. Shot glass for cutting the shape
  5. Glossy sealer (I used this one)
  6. Wooden beads
  7. Golden beads
  8. Golden keychain rings
  9. Colorful tassels
  10. Robust polyester neon cord (you can get it in a store that sell jewelry making supplies)
  11. Lighter

Instructions:

  1. Roll your clay with a rolling pin and form long lines.
  2. Randomly mix your colors of choice together and roll again so you get a thickness of half a centimeter approximately.
  3. Select what you want to stamp into the keychains. I used the initials from ma friends and family members.
  4. Cut out the clay with your whiskey glass. I used a diameter of approximately 3 centimeter.
  5. Punch a hole with a pencil or wooden stick
  6. Bake the clay in the oven according to packaging instructions
  7. Let dry
  8. Use your glossy varnish for sealing both sides of the keychain hanger. You can apply 2 layers. Let dry again.
  9. Add beads and tassels in an order of your preference onto the cord
  10. Attach the hanger with your neon cord on the one side and with the keychain ring on the other side. Try to knot the two ends at the backside of the keychain hanger and use a lighter to melt the ends together.

Hope it works out for you. If you have any troubles, let me know in the comment sections below.

DIY customised tea box in 4 Steps

IMG_6137 Hello and happy weekend. Sharing a new DIY today, which is super quick and simple. You might have seen it already on Instagram, if you follow Mahalolena. I also did something similar a couple of years ago. A customised tea box in 4 Steps. It doesn’t get easier guys.

Materials

  • Wooden Tea Box
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Decopage silk paper
  • Any conventional glossy sealer water-based (not visible in this picture, cause I forgot it – oops)

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Steps

  1. Apply the mod podge onto the wood
  2. Cut out your paper and carefully cover the entire box
  3. Let dry
  4. Apply glossy finish

Fill up with lots of tea bags and enjoy with guests a relaxing tea time.

Etsy Shop Update

IMG_5285 Hello after a long period of no words. I hope you had a nice weekend so far. You probably noticed that I haven’t been tremendously active on my blog.. I have been focussing on other things in the past couple of months, which made it difficult to blog. Besides a lot of changes that I have been dealing with, I have also been busy creating new products for my Etsy Shop. Today, I’m sharing with you my latest Etsy Shop Update. I’m very proud of the outcome and hope you are enjoying a full nose of Spring coming your way. The sunny weather must have inspired me.

Different patterns and color combinations make the newest collection of clay coasters, ideal for the upcoming garden season. Some designs could make a really nice wedding gift or wedding table decor. Speaking of wedding – my sister is getting married in June, which is amazing. She will look lovely with her baby bump. Yes, I’m not only going to have a new brother-in-law, but also a little niece.

Jump over and take a closer look at the new items. On Instagram I show how to use my coasters plus I share loads of interior and DIY inspiration, so I recommend you explore and ask me in case you have questions.

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Source: Mahalolena

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