It's Saturday morning, my cats are fighting and I will share with you how you can make a beautiful rainbow decoration for a kid's room, or not (!). If you follow ashinyday on Instagram, you may have come across #ashinydiychallenge. If you don't follow ashinyday on Instagram and don't know what I'm talking about, I'll tell you immediately!
#ashinyDIYchallenge | The backstory :
As I may have mentioned in a previous article, on most of my shopping trips (online or offline), I often find myself thinking "I won't buy it, I can make it myself". My friends think the same when it...
Time: 30 minutes | Cost: 11 euros It is this time of year that we are experimenting with home decoration. We make various changes, alter objects, decorate the rooms that need more care and ... bring new plants home! At the moment, 25 little plants live (and thrive) in my house (crazy plant lady alert). I don't have time to count the plants in the terrace now (!) but they are also thriving. That will be until tomorrow that the infamous snow and frost will begin, I imagine. One of the beautiful details that we have added lately to the house...
The heavenly pink dye that avocado seeds and peels bear, can dye anything cotton, wood or silk. This time, I attempted to paint a cotton rope I wanted to use in one of my constructions. I had tried to paint a white string a few months ago, but it didn't very well. It seems that the rope I had wasn't 100% cotton. This time, I searched and found a Greek craftsmanship that produces 100% cotton and linen ropes and yarns. The difference was noticeable, since the rope absorbed the avocado pink dye in no time. If you're new on A Shiny...
Spring is all about juices and refreshing smoothies and this time, I tried making a juice with lotus and orange. The experiment was successful once again, and the juice was delicious! In this article, you won't ready anything crazy complicated, I just really wanted to share this idea with you. Have you ever eaten a fresh lotus? It's delicious. In juices, lotus gives a taste similar to peach. Ingredients :
(for one person) 2 oranges
A ripe lotus
A pinch of cinnamon
A pinch of ginger The beneficial properties of this juice :
It's perfect for detoxing. All four ingredients of the juice have strong...
Headbands and retro hair clips are making a comebank and I'm so happy! You may have noticed that, I'm a huge fan of retro and somewhat childish details in accessories and clothing.
After hair clips, it's now time for headbands. Today I will be sharing with you this -very easy- way to decorate an old boring headband with just some inches of gorgeous floral fabric. In the process of DYIng headbands I experimented a bunch with different textures, fabrics and styles. Let's start with this, since it's the easiest! Once we perfect this technique, we will go to the next level....
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...
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...
This body srub is my specialty! It's solely made from edible materials and is the purest way to exfoliate our body.
The backstory :
A few days ago I hosted a workshop, in which I showed 50 women how to make this body scrub on their own. It's safe to say that the scrub was a success, and some of you asked me to share the recipe et voilà! Why scrub?
Especially during summer, it's important to exfoliate our skin regularly to remove dead cells. The ingredients for this scrub are detoxifying and invigorating for the skin. I have been using it every...
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...