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CRAFTS, STYLE

Semicircle Earrings

Every time I wear my favorite earrings, my friends say "i love your earrings!" and my answer is : "I made them myself!". These particular earrings are super easy to make yourself. You can choose your favorite color and make your own semicircle earrings in just 10 minutes! You will need : Polymer clay. I used yellow A cutting surface for constructions A knife A glass or rolling pin for constructions * It shouldn't be wooden because the clay will stick to it A tray A round cookie cutter Earring bases Instant glue Instructions : Form a 3 cm ball using...

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CRAFTS, PLANTS, STYLE

T-shirt printed with real flowers

Just like everything I try to create and it succeeds, the first time I tried to print real flowers on fabric, I was thrilled! I tried all almost everything you can print flowers to and one of the items is a boring white T-shirt! The backstory : A few months ago, I shared with you how you can print flowers on fabric. It's true! You can decorate any cotton fabric with all the wonderful pigments that real flowers produce! You can read the technique in detail here. The flowers and leaves of plants can give us wonderful pigments to decorate...

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CRAFTS, DECOR, PLANTS

Frames with dried flowers

After learning how to dry flowers, let's see what we can do with them! In this article, previously shared on A Shiny Day, I share my secrets on how you can decorate a wall of your house with framed dried flowers. Spring is here, as colorful as always, and I look forward to sharing with you all the wonderful ideas I have prepared for a spring full of flowers. Full of crafts that showcase and praise nature. For this easy craft, you will need : Double glass metal frames. These frames are quite hard to find especially in Greece. However I...

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LIFESTYLE, NUTRITION

Let’s make our own oat milk at home!

In this article is an open invitation for you to learn exactly what the title says : Let's make our own oat milk at home!. Enough with preservatives and sweeteners! Enough with the Tetra Pak packaging! With this easy and cheap recipe that will accompany your coffee in the morning, or your porridge at noon, you will have control over what you put in your body and you will save money too! Plus, you won't even create a piece of trash! Cool, huh? Hitting...three birds with one stone. The backstory : I started making my own oat milk at home because it's...

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LIFESTYLE, NUTRITION

Green power : Protein smoothie with spirulina (vegan)

It's delicious, I swear! In this article, I share with you the recipe for a very popular smoothie that will transform you into a strong superhero in no time. Okay, slight exaggeration, but you got the point. My partner loves this hyper-smoothie and drinks it every day after his workout, but it also works perfectly as breakfast since it's super invigorating and antioxidant. Why drink this smoothie? Because it's delicious and has a beautiful color Because it's rich in protein Why it has SO many vitamins (such as A, B and D) Because it has antioxidant properties Ingredients for 1 smoothie :...

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LIFESTYLE, NUTRITION

Vegan banana oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of those #hygge meals that warms my soul. In this article, I share with you my humble recipe fora cozy breakfast that reminds me of banoffee. We eat this vegan banana oatmeal at least 2 times a week, especially now that it's winter. As you may have read in this article, where I shared our recipe for a delicious savory cauliflower porridge, this type of meals are a habit we acquired after our short visit to Copenhagen. Copenhagen is the capital of #hygge and while in Groed, we drew inspiration from some of the meals that are...

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CRAFTS, PLANTS, TIPS

How to dry flowers

In this article I share with you one of my favorite pastimes! I will show you how easy it is to dry flowers at home. I love to pick flowers and dry them in my special press or in a thick book. I may be from another era, but I consider this #slowliving relaxing activity is truly magical. Isn't it somewhat poetic that we can extend the life of flowers by drying them? Once you put them in the press or the book, you need to completely forget about them for a few days and then come back to see how...

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CRAFTS, TIPS

How to : decorative tassels

In this article, we will learn how to make decorative tassels using materials we already have at home. Tassels/ fringes can be used in many crafts. Depending on their size, they can decorate a basket, turn into cute bohemian earrings or stand on their own as a wall decoration. In this article, we decorated a basket with these tassels. You will need : Knitting wool, cotton yarn or thick threads (depending on the size you want to achieve) A small book A pencil A pair of scissors Instructions : Cut a piece of thread, 25 cm long = "belt" You want this piece...

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CRAFTS, ECOLOGY, NATURAL DYES, STYLE

Naturally dyed net bags

Net bags are an easy and stylish way to avoid plastic bags while shopping. You can always carry them with you since they don't take up space and fill them with fruits and vegetables. In summer they can turn into the perfect bag since they are light and cool. Net bags are even more special when dyed with natural colors. By utilizing the colors that some plants and foods lavishly offer us, we can give character to any net bag. Did you know that net bags are also called mesh bags? That's what our grandmothers called them.   I tried to dye...

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CRAFTS, ECOLOGY, UPCYCLE

Notebooks from 100% reusable materials

A crucial part in trying to reduce our ecological footprint is reusing. Meaning that, when it comes to an objects we no longer need to find ways to reuse it. Thus, the environment is saved from one piece of garbage and recycling machines (if this item is recyclable) save a lot of energy. Eco-living : What do we do with paper? In my quest to live a greener life, my commitment and my dedication make me experiment a lot. Lately, in fact, I have been experimenting with paper. I've been looking for ways to reuse paper, that is useless in its...

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