Mask chains are very in this season! And probably will be for the next one as well… and the one after that… and so on. It seems that masks are here to stay. At this point, I perceive my mask as an additional accessory. An accessory that unlike other accessories in my collection, can reduce the chances of me and a fellow human being getting sick, when worn CORRECTLY. Of course, no one likes this essential accessory, but because it's a crucial element in combating the virus, we can always find ways to make it...fun! Wearing a mask as a pleasant...
Looking back at this photo album filled with travel memories, I traveled again! In this article, I encourage you to make your own photo albums of your travels, excursions, summer shenanigans, to look back on when times are difficult (!) The backstory :
There are many reasons why I decided to create these photo albums from all the trips I've been on. The first is that, I'm an old-soul. I like having all my photos on hard drives and online folders, but I LOVE flipping through tangible photo albums. And if it weren't for all the paper waste, I would be...
As you may have seen as a spoiler on my Instagram account, we have over-renewed our bedroom in the most magical way. In this article, I share with you an easy and cheap way to make...your own bedside lamp. The backstory :
Our bedroom isn't done yet, because there are still some crafts I want to add left. I look forward to sharing our reno with you, because everything was done with our own two hands. Literally. After finishing some of the more demanding tasks, like painting, installing new curtains etc. we sat and admired the result (!) and I said...
I dyed two decorative pillows using an avocado. No, you didn't read that wrong. I actually dyed two decorative pillows using an avocado. In fact, I decorated them with small tassels made of thread that I had also dyed with avocado too. Those of you that have been in the company of A Shiny Day, you may have realized that avocados are a part of my life. I love them very much because they are an important element of my vegetarian diet and after enjoying one, I can give the most beautiful pink dye to any fabric, using only its peels...
The condition is as follows : Outside is something like 5C to -15C degrees, depending on the region of the world from which you are reading this article. You are freezing and all you want is to snuggle under the duvet with a hot chocolate. I get it. Tomorrow I will share with you the most delicious recipe for homemade hot cocoa. But today my advice is this : Stay home and craft something.
And what is more cozy than embroidery?
I love embroidery. It's a love that my grandmother passed on to me, who taught me all the secrets of...
A few days ago I made this very easy knitting yarn wall decoration. I really want to share with you how you can create this wall decoration for your house. It will cost you close to nothing and take you less than an hour. By making this decoration, you can give a warmer hue to a space that you don't know how to decorate.
You will need : Knitting yarn in three colors : Beige, rotten apple and brown. You can use whatever colors you want, depending on the space in which you will place the decoration.
A wooden round bar for...
Hair clips are the cutest and in fashion accessory you can wear lately and in this article you will learn how to make them yourself.
The backstory :
Several months ago, I started seeing hair clips (or hair barettes) coming back in fashion! Most international fashion brands and magazines incorporated them in their looks. I lusting after them because I love cute details in my style, but it was impossible for me to buy them, because their price was something like 35 euros a pair. That's a bit excessive! So I decided to make them myself! And I have already made...
A boring and somewhat awkward box has been transformed into a lovely and handy storage box.
As a Greek blog, in some cases, English titles are more suitable. Like this construction. It's clearly a "makeover".
The backstory :
This backstory is short. Lately, (i.e the last two years!) I've been trying to find the best way to organize the materials for my constructions. I found these beautiful bamboo boxes in a store by chance, and they were very cheap.
I didn't like the handle and when I got home I realized that apart from it being shoddy, it was also very uncomfortable....
There's an easy way to turn a boring plastic flower pot into a beautiful home pot using a cotton rope! I'm sure you know all about the love I have for plants by now, and you certainly know that I take care of a lot, here at home. Many plants mean many transplants and many transplants mean many plastic pots. When it comes to plants and home decor, I'm always looking for a beautiful pot, a clay pot, a knitted basket in which I can put the plants. At some point, I exhausted all of my options. Concrete pot, clay pot,...
After 8 months I can proudly say that Operation Rainbow is over. My colorful pictures were framed and became a wonderful and super-colorful wall decoration. Right now that I'm typing this, I'm smiling from ear to ear because indeed, I am very, very pleased with the result.
And I'm sure, as soon as you see how Operation Rainbow came out, you will refer to your most colorful photos to make it too! Don't waste any time, comb throught your hard drives and phone! Look for the color! Operation Rainbow : What to do : Rummage through your cell phone, your computer and your...