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SEWING, STYLE

DIY fabric hair ties (scrunchies)

The fabric hair ties, you may also know as scrunchies, are a stylish way to get your hair out of your face. In recent years, they have become super popular (again) and can be found in various colors and sizes in the market. Apart from the fact that scrunchies are super snazzy, they are gentle with hair. And what's even better? We can make them ourselves! We can use old fabrics, leftover pieces from clothing pieces we have cropped, or clothes that no longer fit. Anyhow, DIYing scrunchies is super easy and cheap! It can take us from 15 to...

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CRAFTS

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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LIFESTYLE, NUTRITION

Refreshing water with fresh ginger, cucumber and spearmint

How cool am I that I drunk fruit infused water at my birthday party? I don't know if you're familiar with the concept of infused water, but I surely love it. In this article, my version is infused with lemon, cucumber, spearmint and fresh ginger but there are countless ways to make your water more delicious! The concept : In a jug, pour water and add various fruits, herbs or spices. Store the jug in the fridge so you can drink flavored water. You can serve this water instead of regular water, and you can take it with you to your office,...

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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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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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ECOLOGY, ECOLOGY, ECOLOGY, LOW WASTE, SEWING, SEWING, SEWING

How to make fabric pouches

By using fabric pouches while shopping, we can greatly reduce the waste we create. A fabric pouch is vital in our effort to reduce our ecological footprint, and what's even better? We can make it ourselves! Ways we can use fabric pouches : To buy bread and other pastries Nuts (in bulk) Rice, legumes, cereals (in bulk) Fruits and veggies To store food on the go (e.g. a cereal bar) I now have so many fabric pouches that I don't have to use any sort of disposable packaging ever again. I use my fabric pouches at the farmer's market, for nuts,...

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DECOR, UPCYCLE, 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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ECOLOGY, PETS, UPCYCLE

Eco-friendly cat toy

Is there a way to make a pyramid shaped toy for your cat, and do a good deed for the environment, at the same time? In this article, we will make an eco-friendly cat toy, utilizing the plastic pieces of trash that we came across and don’t know how to get rid of.  The idea for this craft came from the Big Green Challenge I accepted on my online Ding Dong journey. It seems that my cats are quite fond of these cute pyramid shaped toys, as well as YOUR furry friends! After uploading the IGTV tutorial I did on...

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CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS, 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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DECOR, DECOR, 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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