DIY – HOW TO GIVE A NEW LOOK TO YOUR CELLPHONE COVER IN MINUTES USING WASHI TAPE

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Well, hello there! How are you? It’s nice to come back!
And with a “Do It Yourself” tutorial! Wanna learn how you can give a new look to your cellphone case?
You just need a few minutes, some washi tape and other materials that I’m sure you have wandering around your home.

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So, here we go!

MATERIALS:
– washi tape *to cover and decorate your cellphone case
– old cellphone cover *to renew it
– plain white glue (or mod podge if you have it) *to protect the case and make it waterproof
– cutter *to cut and open the holes in your cellphone case
– small container *to put some glue
– soft brush *to spread the glue onto the case

STEPS:
1 – take the plastic case out of your old cellphone cover (mine was fake leather, bought online);
2 – clean and scratch all the glue that the plastic case might still have on it;
3 and 4 – cover it with washi tape (I used two kinds of washi tape, both from IKEA, but you can use whatever you want and cover the case however you want);

Between steps 4 and 5 I forgot to take a picture, but it’s when you make the holes with the cutter in your cellphone case to match the buttons/camera sockets.

5 – using the soft brush spread glue onto the cellphone case. Wait a couple of hours and apply a second layer of glue to it. Let it dry completely and there you have it! A brand new case!

Note: if you already have a plastic case, skip steps 1 and 2 :)

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20 MINUTES DIY: LETTER STAMPED T-SHIRT

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I always get the best ideas when I’m breastfeeding my baby… and sometimes I put them into practice! This time I only used a plain white t-shirt, the alphabet stamps set, cardboard and some duct tape and in 20 minutes I had a brand new t-shirt! What do you think about it? Do you like the idea?


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DIY: IKEA LACK TABLE COVERED IN WALL PAPER

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Do you remember what I first did with my plain Ikea Lack side tables? Here, take a look! Well, I got bored of them, besides, they didn’t match anymore with the living room decoration. So, I undid what I had and transform them again! This time I used Ikea wall paper, a stapler, a pair of scissors and some washi tape. Now, I just have to add some wall decoration and some curtains and my living room will be complete! YAY!

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OLIVIA’S NAME USING FABRIC RAGS ON IKEA’S POST CARDS AND FRAMES

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Yes, I admit it, I’m addicted to writing my baby’s name with fabric rags… But I love it sooooo much!!! This time I decided to make something more elaborated, so I used NYTTJA frames and the postcards designed by Tom Frazier for IKEA. What do you thing about the final result! I love it!

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DIY: HOW TO TURN YOUR INSTAGRAM PHOTOS INTO FRIDGE MAGNETS

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See how to create your own kitchen magnets using your Instagram photos!

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So easy that I don’t even have to show you pictures of the how-to process!

You just need these materials:

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And all you have to do is:

1. print your photos on the PHOTO PAPER;
2. cut them using the cutter and a ruler;
3. stick the photos to the MAGNET SHEET (it comes already with glue on one of its faces);
4. cut the MAGNET SHEET with your photos already glued to it.

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And that’s it! Easy, right? Do you like the idea?

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Tutorial in Action #6: Fabric Rag Bracelet with Sailor Knot

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Hello everybody! How are you? Well, I’m fighting against time and my computer… Two battles really hard to win! I have so much I want to do and so little time… And then comes my computer to mess up a bit more with my schedule and decides to freeze every time I want to work with images. That’s why today’s Tutorial in Action is so easy and fast. I found this tutorial on Pinterest and I decided to make a bracelet with it. Do you like it? I’m very happy with the result :)

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Tutorial in Action #5: XL Crochet Basket (fabric rags) by Crealoo

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So, today I want to show another thing that I’ve made following the instructions of a Crealoo kit: a XL Crochet Basket using fabric rags. If you want to learn how to do this basket you can buy the kit “Starter Kit Ganchillo XL” here. :) I promise you’ll not be disapointed!

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Tutorial in Action #4: Rubber Stamps by Crealoo

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What’s Crealoo? It’s a company that designs DIY kits, simple as that! You ask for your kit and you get a box full of materials and really good instructions to create your own things.

My mum gave me a three month subscription for 2012 Christmas, so I received three boxes during three months! I loved the idea, but with all the moving (from La Coruña to Berlin and then to Geneva) those boxes stood closed and untouched during a long time…

Since I arrived to Geneva I’ve been putting in practice some of the Crealoo‘s tutorials and this is one of my favorites! Rubber stamps! It’s so easy to make them! You just need to follow the instructions they give you in the magazine but you can see by my photos that it”s really simple.

I chose some simple shapes to carve since it was my first time doing it. What do you think? I’m really happy with the results!

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Tutorial in Action #1: Animal Envelope Pouch by Misako Mimoko

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I’ve been thinking in ways to give a new life to my blog and in that process I came up with the idea of writing regular posts about a specific subject.

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So, today we’ll start with my new Wednesday’s article “Tutorial in Action”. The idea is to pick a tutorial per week and put it into practice. I’m talking about those tutorials that I add to my Pinterest and say that some day I’ll do this… but I never do. So, today is the day that I quit all my excuses and start to get some work done!

I want to start with a tutorial by Misako Mimoko that I found last week in Handmade Charlotte. The idea seemed super simple, pretty and easy but… no matter how hard I try, the original is always better! Why is it that everyone else’s work is always perfect and mine seems to be made by a 3 year old child? First, I didn’t have in hand all the materials that I needed, so I made some alterations. Then, I hadn’t put these hands to work for a long time and, like everything in life, perfection demands practice…

Anyway… here are the photos of what I have done. But before, one of what I was supposed to do lol

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And here’s mine…

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I think I’ll give it another shot because I really liked the original idea. But with the right materials and a more thick felt.

Low Cost and Handmade Christmas Decorations 5: Christmas Tree stand and how I wrapped the gifts

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I think the tree was too short, so I made it a little taller using this stand. I used a small fruit box and some wrapping paper. What do you think of it?

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I wrapped the gifts with kraft paper and decorated them with wool pompoms, so they would be in accordance with the rest of the decorations. I used the paper from the toilet paper’s inner cylinder to make the name tags. Zero waste!

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