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/

DIY (46) – Little bird house

Hi everyone!!

Building some little colored houses to accommodate the birds on our balconies and gardens is really easy by following the tutorial below.

Lets see the necessary materials and the step by step procedure.

Let’s start!

DIY N. 46

LITTLE BIRD HOUSE

materials:

7 wooden panels 1 cm thick in the following sizes:
1 panel 28 cm x 32 cm for the bottom;
1 front panel as per diagram;
1 rear panel as per scheme;
2 side panels cm 35 x 28;
2 covering panels cm 32 x cm 25 with one of the sloping edges to join them
hinges – glue – nails – impregnating flatting to protect the wood – a rod drilled about 25 cm if you decide to anchor the house to the tree – iron wire – colored paint for brown wood – drill screwdriver with a wood cutter to create the opening, that will be the door to enter and exit – screwdriver – meter brush

Using the drill, equipped with a cup saw, drill a hole in the front panel, at the bottom of the same, a diameter of 12 -15 cm.

Glue the two roof panels along the inclined edge and let them dry.

Screw, with self-tapping screws, the shaft drilled to the rear panel (this step only if you want to anchor it to the shaft).

With the aid of selftapping screws and a screwdriver, assembled at the base, one after the other, the two side panels, then the rear one.

Screw, always with self-tapping screws, the hinge inside the structure, so assembled, and to the front panel in which the hole was drilled, as a way of access. The hinge will allow you to inspect the interior of the house at any time and to carry out the appropriate cleaning.

Fix to the structure the two roof panels with screws.

Treat the house with an impregnating flatting” type that will make it resistant to atmospheric agents and at the same time will allow you to paint the desired color.

Pass two coats of paint.

Your bird house is ready to be placed on a tree or on your balcony!

If you are not really passionate about DIY with wood, you can easily find on the market houses that are already cut and ready to assemble.

Fonte: https://www.faidate360.com/Costruire_casetta_per_uccelli_fai_da_te.html

DIY (45) – DIY kitchen bag holder

Hi everyone!

Today we will see how to make a very nice kitchen bag holder, simple and created using materials that surely you will already have at home.

Let’s start

DIY N. 45

DIY KITCHEN BAG HOLDER

material:

Tube Pringles – tape cm 27 – tape cm 25,5 – say paper diameter cm 7 – permanent marker, cutter, scissors, sample holder, pencil, rubber

Wash and dry the Pringles tube. Remove any residue from the closure film.

Color the entire top edge with an permanent color.

Sprinkle with the vinavil a part of the tube and begin to wrap the paper. You can stop the initial point with some paper tape.
It’s more comfortable not to cover the whole tube with glue, but to proceed to zones. Glue a disc on the lid with a suitable glue (e.g. universal glue).

Glue the 25.5 cm tape strip with the vinavil to the edge of the upper edge.

Make a slit about 1 cm from the edge of the cap; fold about 1 cm of the 27 cm tape onto the cap and attach it to the cap using a sample holder.

Glue the tape on the joint of the paper with the cap, using the vinavil. A few centimetres of tape must remain free to allow the cap to move freely.

Allow to dry for a couple of hours. With the cutter finally cut a square not larger than 5 cm from which the bags will pass.

Your DIY kitchen bag holder is ready!

p.s. if you want you can use fabric or lace instead of paper.

Fonte: https://www.consigli.it/migliori-porta-sacchetti/