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REVAMP, STYLE

I decorated an old pair of jeans with beads (and you can too!)

Ever since I was a kid, I loved wearingweird, funny-looking clothingitems! I even enjoyed having little ornaments hanging from them. I still remember my favorite sweater: It was pink and little knitted cherries were hanging from the sleeves. I also remember that pair of fringed beaded jeans that I wore to my birthday party in elementary school. Wait a minute! Do any of these examples remind you of your last Instagram search? You know, the one about the latest fashion trends? The backstory : If you happen to be familiar with my content for a while now, you know this...

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DECOR, 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, REVAMP, 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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CRAFTS, DECOR, DECOR, DECOR, DECOR, DECOR, DECOR, DECOR, 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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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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HOLIDAYS

Wood bead christmas ornaments

In this festive article, I share with you an easy idea for the most elegant wood bead ornamentthat will gracefully adorn your home this holiday season. This ornament is a must-have for every Scandinavianand minimalist décorenthusiast, and what’s even better? It’s 100% natural! The backstory : The A Shiny Day headquarters have been in a Christmassy mood for a while now, but just like the rest of the year, we never stop experimenting! Blame it on the sun generously illuminating the room, or Mitsi blessing us with her company, one thing is certain : the creative juices are flowing! However,...

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ECOLOGY, PETS, UPCYCLE

Cat food can candles

In this article I will show you how to reuse the tin can that your cat (or your dog or even you!) just devoured,by making a super cute upcycled candle! The idea for this craft stems from one of the challenges I had to complete during my online Ding Dong journey. The brief was clear: "Find a way to reuse your cats’ food cans!" And so I did. I found a way. In case you’ve been around for a while, you may already have heard about my four fur kids. Felice, Ginger, Mitsi and Birbilo are my four very cute...

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PLANTS

How to paint a ceramic pot

There are 300 reasons that I suggest you paint a plain, boring ceramic pot and 2000 ways to do it. In this article, I share with you an easy wayto decorate with pastel geometric shapes one or two small ceramic pots. You should try this because... Painting is relaxing You had those plain pots lying around and you wanted to give them some flavor You always want to add your signature as an artist to everything within a miles radius it's a great gift idea You don't really need a reason. Just for the hell of it! There are no...

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ECOLOGY, NATURAL DYES

Natural dye with turmeric

From all the colors and pigments, plants and food so effortlessly create, it would be a shame for yellow to be overlooked. In this article, I share with you how to make our own natural turmeric dye. Yay! What is turmeric? Turmeric, an ingredient tha you may have come across in recipes or seen in powder form, comes from the root of the turmeric plant or yellow root, that belongs to the same family as ginger (ginger). You can read more here. Turmeric is widely used in Eastern recipes, for its color and also for its beneficial properties, usually in powder form....

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CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS, CRAFTS

Πιατάκι για κοσμήματα από πολυμερή πηλό

Το ξέρεις ότι μπορείς να φτιάξεις ένα πιατάκι για τα κοσμήματά σου, που να μοιάζει μαρμάρινο αλλά να είναι από πολυμερή πηλό; Στο πλαίσιο του zero waste living, σα να λέμε τίποτα δεν πάει χαμένο δηλαδή, κι επειδή περίσσεψε πηλός από αυτήν εδώ την κατασκευή για σκουλαρίκια, λέω να σου δείξω πώς να φτιάξεις σε δύο δευτερόλεπτα (υπερβολική) ένα πολύ στιλάτο και μίνιμαλ πιατάκι για να βάζεις τα δαχτυλίδια σου ή τα λεπτεπίλεπτα κολιέ σου. Τι θα χρειαστούμε : Πολυμερή πηλό, χρώμα : Λευκό (Fimo : 0) Πολυμερή πηλό, χρώμα : Μπεζ (Fimo : 70) Ένα  κομμάτι λαδόκολλα ή μία επιφάνεια...

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