When I found out I could print my own pictures on fabric, I was thrilled! I started experimenting and tried a bunch of creations. The creation I enjoyed the most was embroidering on a picture. So in this article, I will be sharing just that : how to embroider on a picture. With this idea, you can create unique decorations for your house or a thoughtful gift for a loved one. If you are wondering how you can print your own image on fabric, this article is for you.
You can print anything you can imagine : Your favorite artist, a landscape...
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 glass or rolling pin for constructions * It shouldn't be wooden because the clay will stick to it
A round cookie cutter
Instant glue Instructions : Form a 3 cm ball using...
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...
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...
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...
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 pair of scissors Instructions : Cut a piece of thread, 25 cm long = "belt"
You want this piece...
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...
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...
In this article, you learn how to make fluffy pom-poms using toilet paper rolls. Pom-poms can be used in many crafts that we will go over in future articles. They can spice up your clothes, your accessories and everything else you can imagine. On the market, there are pom-pom machines that make the process easier. But if you don't have such a machine at our disposal, you can use toiler paper rolls. The process is really simple and not at all time consuming. You will need : Knitting wool, cotton yarn or thick threads
2 toilet paper rolls
A pair of scissors Instructions...
In this article, I share with you how you can easily create minimal colorful pencil cases. If you have a container of a similar shape, why not turn it into a stylish pencil case for your office? Below, you will see how you can easily paint such an object with this design. Half colored, half with a black and white pattern. Of course, you can apply this design to whatever container you have at your disposal: A clay pencil case, a plastic bottle that you want to repurpose or a glass cup that you no longer use.
About the ingredients I...