DIY (57) – Recipe box

Hi Everyone,

I love lace and ribbon and pretty vintage things, and this box is inspired to match vintage 1950‘s aqua and yellow colors.

Enjoy doing this project and let out all your creativity! You can decorate it with fabrics, lace or other material that you already have at home

Let’s start!

DIY N. 57

RECIPE BOX

material

1 patterned paper (about 12 x 12 iches or 31 x 31 cm to cover the box) – 1 patterned paper (6 x 12 inches or 15,5 x 31 cm to decorate) – 3 patterned paper sheets ( 12 x 12 inches or 15,5 x 15,5 cm to make the recipe cards or more if you like) – a cardboard box (wooden, metal) – Letters (chipboard , stickers or die cuts) – old ribbon or cloth belt – vintage pin or earring -vintage button (smaller than the pin) – scarap of ribbon – paper scraps and stickers to embellish – scissors – paper trimmer – dry adhesive – hot glue – pen

Trim the top or any excess off of the box.

Cut your recipe cards out of 12×12 paper to fit inside your box.

Write your recipes on your cards and decorate them however you like.

Cover your box with patterned paper and secure with a dry adhesive.

Glue an old fabric stripe or ribbon around the top of the box by using hot glue.

Add your title, and any decorations you want to the front of the box. At this point, you are also going to bunch up a scrap of ribbon, and glue your vintage button to the vintage pin and glue the pin to the ribbon and stick on on the top left corner of the box.

Voila! It’s beautiful! Add a couple of stickers to one side of the recipe box to list the recipes that were in there, feel free to experiment and be randomly creative!

Original post: https://web.archive.org/web/20120204045846/http://punkprojects.blogspot.com/2010/01/guest-blog-major-cuteness-tutorial.html

DIY (54) – Decoupage Easter eggs

Hi Everyone,

Here we go for a quick and easy Easter craft project, I’ve got just the thing. These DIY decoupage Easter eggs are so nice and such a nice idea for decorating your home for Easter!

These beauties require few supplies and can serve as a fun activity for the whole family, especially for kids.

Let’s start!

DIY N.

DECOUPAGE EASTER EGGS

material

paper maché eggs (if you don’t have time to make on your own, you can buy them ready at your craft supply store or on Amazon – scrapbooking paper – mod podge (vinilic glue will work as well) – paintbrushes or découpage sponge

Start by tearing your scrapbook paper into strips of various sizes (do it randomly, without taking too much care).

You’ll want to create pieces that are small enough to mold to the egg’s contours but large enough to display your decoupage pattern.

Apply the mod podge (or vinylic glue mixed with very little water) on your egg and immediately stick the pieces of paper (i suggest to do small pieces at a time so that the glue doesn’t dry out).

it could be helpful to place decoupage egg on an open mason jar while working.

Be sure to overlap your pieces well, but you can always fill in any gaps after your first layer dries.

After you’ve covered 2/3 of the egg, wait 10-20 minutes for the Mod Podge to dry.

Once it’s dry, turn it around and finish the missing part.

The nice thing about this project is that you can have fun in looking for the paper to apply, it could be napkins, gift wrapping paper etc. The only suggestion is that, especially at the beginning, it is easier to use very light paper (such as napkins) because it sticks very easily.

Your découpage eggs are ready to be placed on a tray or wherever you like in your home.

DIY (53) – Ceramic vase

Hi everyone!!

Can one have too many vases?

They might get overlooked but I feel they are a core element of interior decoration. Those fresh flowers you just brought home are amazing but the vase you choose can either bring them down or elevate them. This is probably why people tend to keep a serious collection of vases! You never know what shape or style you might need. Today we will make an easy DIY ceramic vase to add to your rotation!

The rustic faux pottery finish will fit any decoration style – whether you love farmhouse, minimalist or japandi. Check out the tutorial below to learn how to make it yourself!

Let’s start

DIY N. 53

CERAMIC VASE

materials:

Glass vase – cheap glass carafe – wooden curtain rings – white paint – baking soda, plaster or talcum powder – glue

To start, look at the vase you want to upcycle (in this case it’s a water carafe!) and decide how many rings you need to use.

Next, take a half wooden ring and position it on the vase so you have an idea of where to place it. When you’re confident with your positioning, apply a few drops of hot glue on the end of the half-ring and press it onto the vase. Repeat this step with all the handles you prepared.

To achieve the rustic faux pottery look, you need textured paint. It’s quite easy to change the texture of paint and you don’t have to feel locked in a particular add-on ingredients. A variety of powders can work!

I have tried baking soda, soda bicarbonate (not the same thing as baking soda! It’s much grainier), powdered clay, and talcum powder. They all work in their own way. Baking soda makes your paint bubble up for a lovely messy, rustic finish. Soda bicarbonate (or salt for that matter) gives the paint a grainy texture. And talcum powder or powdered clay provide more body.

HOW TO PREPARE THE MIXTURE:

Mix 1/3 cup of paint, half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda, and 1 teaspoon of clay.

Feel free to mess around with non-food powders you can find in your home, it’s fun playing little alchemist! You can adjust the dosage until you get a finish you love, just start painting and adjust as you go!

Don’t forget to paint inside the vase, at least a couple of inches down the rim, for a clean finish.

Your ceramic look vase is ready!

Original post: https://veryliv.com/diy-ceramic-vase/

DIY (52) – Lace labels

Hi everyone!!

Here we are with another easy DIY, done with materials that you will most likely already have at home.

Let’s start

DIY N. 52

LACE LABELS

materials:

colored cardboard – small pieces of lace (if you don’t have any at home, you can also use the decorated paper that you use to put under the cakes) – glue – colored tape

For this project, all you need to do is to create different cardboard shapes (here are circles, but you can make them square, triangular, etc.)

Lay down the lace and, following the shape of the label, cut the excess parts.

Make a hole and insert the wire.

For simplicity in this post we used the classic package cardboard , but you can also use colored cardboard and threads. Juts follow your creativity!

Your lace labels are ready!

DIY (51) – Essence diffuser

Hi everyone!!

How about this diffuser for essences? A nice container in which to insert your bottle of natural essences.

The process is simple, it will only take a little patience to assemble all the flowers. For the flowers you can transfer the attached design on the fabric and package it.

You can used the technique from one of my previous post (see: https://laborsettadelledonne.blog/?p=19107).

Let’s start

DIY N. 51

ESSENCE DIFFUSER

materials:

Polystyrene cone or ball – essence – sticks essence Are fine those used for skewers that you find in the supermarket) – zucchini emptier – felt – hot glue – beads to decorate

First, cut the cone (about in half). If you use the sphere, just cut the base so it stays still on the table.

Create a hole with the zucchini emptier (here you will insert the essence bottle).

Now create the roses and leaves from the template below or following the post mentioned above.

Apply the leaves and roses on the surface of the cone (or sphere) with hot glue.

Once you have covered the cone (or sphere) with leaves and roses, add the beadsas you like.

Finally, insert the essence bottle with wooden sticks inside.

DIY (51) – Baby bib

Hi everyone!!

I love the designs that baby clothes usually have. Unfortunately, they get easily stained.

Here is an idea for recycling fabric that you have at home.

You will find a simple version and a siecond one with a practical pocket!

Let’s start

DIY N. 51

BABY BIB

materials:

quilting cotton – waterproof fabric (for the pocket bib) – 5 cm velcro – sewing tools – sewing machine (if you don’t have one, you can sew it yourself because it’s really easy) – bib sewing pattern (at the end of this post)

For the non-pocket bib cut out two bib pieces from quilting cotton, while for the pocket bib you will need to cut out one bib piece from quilting cotton and one bib piece from waterproof fabric. Cut the pocket from waterproof fabric.

Pin the two sides of the Velcro to the two sides of the bib. Make sure to choose the same side (both left for example). Center the Velcro on the straps. (If doing a waterproof bib, the hook side of the Velcro should be on the waterproof fabric and not the quilting cotton.)

Sew around the Velcro to secure. You can skip sewing the short side of the Velcro along the raw edge of the fabric.

If doing a pocket fold the pocket piece on the fold line. Pin it to the bottom of the waterproof bib. Baste it on along the raw edge.

Pin the front and back bib pieces right sides together.

Sew all around the edge and leave a 4 inch (about 10 cm) hole for turning. Backstitch when you start and stop.

Notch the outer curves and clip the inner curves.

Turn the bib right side out through the hole. Push out the curves and roll out the seams.

Press the bib flat. If using a waterproof bib use a warm iron, press from the back, and use a press cloth! Be careful not to melt your fabric.

Edgestitch around the edge and close the hole.

Template:

Fonte: https://heatherhandmade.shop/collections/free/products/free-baby-bib-sewing-pattern

DIY (50) – Roses made with ribbon

Hi everyone!!

Today we will see how to do these beautiful roses using a simple ribbon and glue or by sewing them together.

Cominciamo

DIY N. 50

ROSES MADE WITH RIBBON

materials:

ribbon – needle and thread or glue

Follow the tutorial below to see the procedure.

It’s in Italian but it’s very easy to understand.

Fonte: https://youtu.be/75V8PZOMMDY

DIY (49) – Easter trees

Buongiorno a tutti!

Today we will see how to make this idea to decorate your home in just a few steps.

You can prepare them for the Easter period, but also as a simple decoration to use in your home all year round.

Let’s start

DIY N. 49

EASTER TREES

materials:

twigs with flowers (you can also pick up some dried branches and then decorate them with fake flowers) – glass vase – colored eggs (if you want to prepare them for the Easter period or pebbles to use as decoration throughout the year) – acrylic color to paint branches (optional) – glass jar

For this project all you have to do is pick up branches with buds.

If you want, you can create them by taking some dry branches and applying (with hot glue), some fake flowers or flowers made by you.

Put the branches in a transparent vase that you have filled with colored eggs (if for the Easter period), or pebbles if you want to use them as decoration throughout the year.

If you want, before gluing the flowers, you can color the branches with acrylic colors.

Fonte: https://www.pianetadonne.blog/0alberi-di-pasqua-fai-da-te-20-idee-per-realizzare-degli-alberi-pasquali-con-dei-semplici-rami/

DIY (48) – Clutch mask bag

Hi everyone!!

But… is it just me? Masks everywhere… in the car, in the house

Today we will see how to create this easy clutch bag in which to put your masks.

Let’s start

DIY N. 48

CLUTCH MASK BAG

materials:

cloth – snap buttons – needle and thread (or sewing machine) – decorations – pdf template (below)

For this project I leave you directly to the video tutorial that is really clear and simple.

Fonte: https://youtu.be/LZo7ikauqE4

DIY (47) – Spring wreath

Hi everyone!!

I don’t know about you… but I can’t wait for winter to finally give way to good weather. To welcome spring you can refresh your interior or the front door with a beautiful and daring spring wreath. 

Similar to the Christmas and autumn wreaths, this one is made of elements that symbolize the spring season.  In this case many flowers and colors are used. 

Below you will find a detailed seasonal decoration project that you can achieve in half an hour!

Let’s start

DIY N. 47

SPRING WREATH

materials:

small wooden nests – vintage wallpaper – craft painting – Mod podge glue – brushes – wooden wreath (you can create one yourself also with cardboard) – fake moss – artificial flowers, miniature decorations – ribbon

The first thing to do is to paint your nests with a layer of white paint. Let them dry.

Then, measure and cut the pieces of wallpaper to fit them wherever you want on the birdhouses.

Apply a little bit of Mod podge glue with a brush on the wood.  Smooth the paper on the support and remove the folds and air bubbles if there are any.

Then you can add a little more color to your birdhouses.  Once the paint is dry, apply a very strong glue layer on top to seal.

As soon as your houses are decorated and dry, you can place them on your wreath.

Attach each shelter to the crown with hot glue.

After adjusting the houses, it is time to fix the pieces of fake moss around until the spring wreath is full.

Finally, arrange the flowers and small decorations

Glue a ribbon on the back of the wreath to hang.

Fonte: https://deavita.fr/brico-diy/couronne-printemps-diy-idees-faciles/