DIY (13) – Recycled boxes – decoration in rhinestones and pearls

Surely you have boxes at home that you don’t know what to do with.

Today we will see how to recycle them in a simple and very nice way.

You can use them to store your items or to make a gift.

Let’s start!

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boxes – acrylic colour – brush – rhinestones and beads – hot glue

First of all, let’s prepare the our box:

Color your box with the acrylic and let it dry.

Apply the decorations

Here you will have to leave space to your creativity using rhinestones and beads (if you do not have them at home, you can buy them in Chinese stores or online).

Attach the decorations with hot glue.

Your precious box is ready!

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DIY (12) – Bowls made in natural fimo paste (baking soda)

Do you remember how many objects you can make with baking soda fimo?

Unlike the salt fimo, this one turns out white and smooth which makes it look almost like porcelain.

Today we’ll see how to make a beautiful bowl.

Let’s start!

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100 ml water – 200 g baking soda – 100 g corn starch or cornstarch – lace fabric – rolling pin – kitchen scalpel

First of all, let’s prepare the paste:

In a pan pour the water and add baking soda and corn starch.

Put the pot over medium heat and, only when it begins to thicken, start mixing with a wooden spoon,

Mix thoroughly, so as to remove any lumps that might form, until it is compacted.

Remove the pan from the heat and let the dough cool a little, before you start working it. Place the dough on the worktop. If on the inner edges of the pot, starch has remained attached, do not add it to the rest. Work the dough with your hands until it is soft and compact.

Warning: if the soda paste is not processed well it may crumble a bit, it will need to be heated in your hands before working it. It is recommended to leave the dough rest for 24 hours before using it to create objects.  It can be kept for almost a month if well wrapped with film.

How to create a bowl:

Roll out with a rolling pin the moldable soda paste or das to a rather thin thickness. Press small doilies over the dough and form a circle helping you with the outline of a bowl. Dry the pasta in the air, resting it on a bowl or a plate to make it take its shape.

When it is dry, finish the edges by passing some sandpaper.

Your bowl is ready!

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DIY (11) – Felt basket

Today we will see how to make this small basket with recycled materials.

I had some insulating material at home (the one you put behind the radiators so as not to disperse the heat) and I used it to create a beautiful basket in which to put my brushes and makeup.

It’s simple: just cut the shapes on A4 sheet and transfer them to the insulation material and felt sheets.

Let’s start!

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rigid padded fabric (in this case I used insulating material that is placed behind the radiators to not disperse the heat, you will need two A4 sheets for the sides and a round one for the base) – colored felt (two for the sides and one for the base) – felt for the handles and for covering the seams – scissors – pencil – lace – hot glue

First, print the template (it must be on A4 sheet) and transfer it to both the felt and the insulating material.

Now cut two pieces of insulation material in A4 format. Do the same with two felt sheets.

Now, with the hot glue attach the two sheets of insulation material to your base (the white color will have to be towards the inside of your basket). Before joining also the sides, cut 4 cm from the top of the basket, this to be able to turn the felt sheets inwards.

Attach the felt sheets on the outside (the silver part). Turn the excess part towards the inside of your basket.

Now cut two strips 4 cm wide from a sheet of felt and place it over the junctions, always gluing it from the base. Let this also go inside and cut the excess part.

Let’s see how to create the handles: cut two strips 4 cm wide and 15 cm long. Glue one part inside and one part outside the basket.

Finally decorate with lace (I put it both inside and outside the basket).

If you want you can also put some lace on the base, to make your basket more special.

Your felt basket is ready!

DIY (10) – Paper hearts with surprise

After the Christmas holidays… here we are with a gift idea for Valentine’s Day.

How about these paper hearts with surprise? You can insert some sweets or use it as a container to give a jewel.

I sewed them up, but if you want to do it faster, just use hot glue.

Let’s start!

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colored sheets (you can also use gift paper, or decorative silver or gold sheets) – needle and thread – small surprises to insert into the hearts – hot glue

Fold the sheet in half and draw half a heart on thefold. Cut and open it. In this way you will have your shape, to be repeated twice per color.

I advise you not to draw too small hearts, as this will make it more difficult to close them once you insert the gift.

Choose your small surprise to insert in the center and sew the edges. If you decide to use hot glue instead, it would be nicer to decorate the edges with colored ribbons or a cord.

I left them pretty simple, but you can use different materials like glitter, beads and ribbons to make them more sophisticated.

Your paper hearts with surprise are ready!

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