Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Christmas Decorations

Last weekend I met with friends and made some Christmas decorations, something we had planned for a long time. Firstly we went (very early!) to a flower market to buy all the necessary items. Then we spent all day long gossiping and having a great time doing these things - it was the most fun I had in a long time!  But not everything was so great when we started- we failed so many times in the beginning, that we almost gave up. Now I understand why these Christmas decorations are so expensive! Fortunately, after a while things started working out better and the results are good enough to show you :)

Soon we'll be getting a Christmas tree and decorating it with these pieces we made... I can't wait to see how it will look like!

Monday, 18 November 2013

DIY - Wool String Picture

Lately my mother has been teaching me how to crochet, and while I was learning I thought I could also use the wool to create an image for our walls, which are still quite empty! Both me and Ze have some ideas for pictures and wallpapers, so I started out by making this "textured" painting with a three tone gradient, simply by using wool and gluing it to a white canvas.

Now we are preparing a coffee table, and we can't wait to finish it, and show it to you!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

DIY Sofa Tray

Both me and Ze enjoy sitting on the sofa while reading a book, browsing the internet, or just relaxing. And we always have something to drink, or to eat, and we don't have anywhere to put it! And spills happen... they happen so much, in fact, that originally we had planned on buying a white sofa, but ended up with a gray one!

Well, not anymore! We decided to do something about it, and came up with a simple and very useful plan!

Two pieces of wood, and some oil to protect it afterwards.

Connect the two pieces together with some screws...

And done, a simple yet very useful tray for our sofa! No more spills!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

DIY Candle Decorations

Now that the days are shorter we love lighting some candles in the evening. And because I enjoy these sort of "do it yourself" things, I made some candle holders out of old mayonnaise jars, with some black paint, white spray, and decorative tape.