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REVAMP, REVAMP

Painting a glass vase using eco-friendly paint

An old and somewhat boring glass vase can turn it into a beautiful and modern vase for our flowers, just by using the right materials. The backstory : Recently, I had to use some glass jars as props in a photo shoot. The photo shoot wrapped, the vases remained. Plain, boring glass vases. So I decided to transform one of them! The result was very pleasing, that's why I'm sharing it with you! With that being said, if you have a boring glass vase at home that you don't really and can't wait to get rid of, think again! There is a...

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SEWING

How to embroider on a picture

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...

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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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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

Minimal colorful pencil cases

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...

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ECOLOGY, UPCYCLE

Flower vase from reusable materials

In this article, I share with you a cheap and easy way to take advantage of two things you most likely have at home: A plastic bottle that you are about to throw in the trash and a piece of fabric. This is the optimal way to spend your time creatively, make something useful for your home and do something good for the environment. All in one! The backstory : At the moment, I really enjoy crafting. It isn't only the peace of the house that allows me to, but also that I am challenged to make the most out of the...

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HOLIDAYS, KIDS

Christmas ornaments using wooden embroidery hoop frames

I’ve been trying to find a way to start this article for hours. I’ve been trapped in a circle of typing and erasing everything. The point isn’t if I like Christmas or not, or the fact that this year I decorated the entire house earlier than ever. The point is this ornament that I crafted using a piece of fabric, a basil leaf and a wooden embroidery hoop frame. It’s safe to say that I’m obsessed with it and by the end of the Christmas season I may load my Christmas tree with a bunch of these. The backstory : A...

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REVAMP

Decorative yarn throw pillow

As sweaters and socks become all the more necessary, the more I like to turn my house into a warm snuggle cave. Progressively, I start experimenting with yarn, looms and warm materials. One of my favorite pastimes is to create knitted decorations for the house using an improvised loom that I have made. The outcome : beautiful! I know you are looking forward to seeing how you can create a decoration using an improvised loom and this will be done very, very soon! This isn’t a difficult construction, but it requires your undivided attention. For this very reason I want...

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UPCYCLE

Flower vase made from a plastic water bottle

I was thinking : Do you know what can transform from a single-use petrochemical product to a gorgeous decorative flower vase?The plastic water bottle that we used for 10 minutes and are already trying to throw out! Greece takes last place in the European Waste Recycling rankings. Since the know-how and infrastructure are missing from the equation, it doesn't matter how much effort citizens put into recycling. Which is very upsetting, if you ask me. I hope that this is only temporary and in a few years we will be able to recycle, knowing that what we throw...

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CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS, DECOR, DECOR, DECOR, DECOR, DECOR, DECOR, PETS, PHOTOGRAPHY

Pillow case with cat print

I could come up with many titles for this article : 1. I printed my cat on a pillow 2. Look at this amazing pillow I made! 3. I’m going insane The thing is, I printed Travolta (the cat, not John)'s face on a pillow. Quite a few times. The backstory : In my notebook I have written down a lot of ideas for crafts that I would like to do at some point. Since the summer, I have noted that I want to print on my own fabric at home. So, recently, I brought a printer. I also, got a special iron-on print...

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