Tag Archives: tutorial

Easter DIY Clay Ornaments

Happy Easter DIY_1.jpg

Today I’m sharing a fun, easy and quick project, yet brilliant for a unique gift wrapping or easter branch decoration. I designed fabulous clay ornaments that you can use as hangtags or gifttags. They are really easy to make and you can be super creative and individual with them, since there is no right or wrong. Brilliant, huh? If you like this kind of decoration, hop over to my brand new Etsy Shop and shop some unique gifts for your loved ones or treat yourself.

Learn how to make fabulous diy clay ornaments for individual gift wrapping or decoration. Find the tutorial and the clay decoration after the jump. I can’t wait to show you these beautiful results. Continue reading

Make your own Pin Wall + A desk make-over

Intro_make your own pinwall.jpg

Hello and Happy Weekend everyone. Last weekend I have been busy working on a nice DIY project that I’d like to share with you today. After the last Real Talk I thought I need to share something more cheerful, colorful and bright with you.

It all started a few weeks ago where I wrote about decorating small spaces. After we moved into our sweet home we first started working on all other rooms except the guest room. We never really new what to do with it, since there are no kids yet and also not guests everyday. That’s why we invested more time and effort in making the rest of the house cozy. However, after a while I had this urgent need to do something with my free time. Since I knew what color means, I loved everything creative, but I never thought I would end up putting my work on a blog, cause at that time, the internet wasn’t even existing. Moving to Amsterdam and being inspired by diversity and creativity everyday I wanted to do get hands-on as relaxation after a stressful work day in a big organisation. So there was the blog, but no space for all my things. You know the end of this story; The guest room had a purpose. I wanted to transform it into a craft room / home office where I can garner my ideas and inspirations and find freedom to forget all routines around me.

The room is very small, so I cannot have one of these amazing huge studios I’d love to have and that I pin about everyday. Therefore, I started with gathering decoration ideas for small office spaces and showed you some examples. Like this I could imagine how our small room might look. During that process I got really inspired by those pin walls / mood boards that you can use for collecting postcards, paper items, ribbons or whatever floats your boat.

Seeing these pin walls and looking at the white wall of my newly declared craft room, I was sold. Yes, I want that pin wall there too.

I think it is a wonderful tutorial and DIY project for a rainy weekend. I put together all steps how to make your own pin wall and how to decorate it. Have a look at all steps and the list of materials you need after the jump. Continue reading

How to decorate your mantelpiece

flea marketThis post represents how much I’m informed about Amsterdam already. I discovered a typical spot where mostly Dutch people come. A hidden gem in Amsterdam. So I thought, I go and have a look to see what Dutch people do when they see a piece of furniture they so badly want. I went with my Dutch boyfriend to have an advantage when it comes to negotiation. He never heard about this place before, which made me already think that I’m quite a good German deal on Dutch territory. Well, going there, showing off my negotiation skills when seeing this mind-blowing mirror, which you see below, made my boyfriend say: “You are becoming more Dutch than I am. I wonder where you got this from!” Eventually, being home I thought to myself “Well, this is because I’m not a tourist, I’m Dutch as by natural talent”! But see for yourself the story below.

The Saturday flea market was ahead and someone was getting excited. Ij-Hallen is supposed to be the biggest flea market in Europe. So people, come to Amsterdam to hunt for vintage furniture and clothes.

My shopping list included several decoration items, such as frames, hangers, vases, and something that blows my mind. I guess I found it. Oh dear, this flea market has it all. My DIY heart was beating faster. Raw furniture waiting for a new life in every corner. See some flea market impressions and read about the love story of a interiors-addict and a golden mirror after the jump.

Continue reading

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...