Easter bunny

Hooray, Easter time!  I don’t only love this period because it’s a good excuse to eat too much chocolate (Easter egg overload !!!), but also because I can decorate my house. For sure you also know the little yellow fluffy chicks, the pastel coloured Easter eggs and then there is this cute paper rabbit DIY…

What you will be needing:

  • template
  • thick paper
  • scissors and/or cutter
  • adhesive foil
  • glue (or double sided tape)

And then…

When printing the PDF document, change settings to “poster” format. In this way you can scale the template to A2 format and have a much bigger rabbit. It is also recommended printing on thicker paper in order to make the rabbit more solid.

Once printed I placed the template on adhesive foil, the printed side still visible. An extra helping hand might be useful here. Normally when you put the foil on furniture, you make the surface wet in order to be able to move the foil a little bit. With paper this is – unfortunately – not possible. Precision required!

When the adhesive foil sticks to the paper, start cutting. Do this as precise as possible since all shapes must fit together very nicely. Cut all the lines inside the figure gently (!) with a utility knife and the help of a ruler. This will help you to make folding more easy.

You will need to fold all the lines. Then you can start gluing all parts together. This might be a little tricky sometimes, but hey, you can do this!! 😉 I started gluing clockwise and finished with the backing. I think this is the best way to not make it too hard for yourself. Anyhow, the result will be worth the tinkering.

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Safari

Now 2016 started and the weather is getting worse, I am starting to dream about the summer holidays. I don’t know yet where I will be going, but seeing the Big Five is high up on my wish-list. You can understand I was immediately sold when I bumped into this super cute frames!

They were very easy to make. You pack the panels with adhesive foil just like a present, you cut out the animals, you glue them to the panel and done!

What you will be needing

  • 3 cutted out images of cute animals
  • 3 wooden pannels (15 x 15 x 2 cm)
  • 3 squares of adhesive foil (at least 21 cm)
  • Glue

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Cut-out-quote

I am totally loving gallery walls, showing pictures of great memories, lovely paintings or good quotes. Since I already made a lot of cute accessories, I decided it was time for some nice wall decoration.

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  • Nice quote or image
  • (Colored) paper
  • A cutter
  • Colorful background (for example Lola oilcloth or adhesive foil)
  • Glue

Oh deer!

Because I couldn’t choose, I made two designs. Lately I am very much into deer-head so I immediately fell in love with the design below. In Word, I drew up a layout with matching text. You have to make sure your quote isn’t too long and the font isn’t too tiny because there is a lot of precise cutting work. It will save you a lot of work 😉

When printed, I cut out the black parts and put the stencil on a black paper. With a white pencil, I colored the empty spaces so it was clear which parts I had to cut out afterwards.

My kitchen is for disco

This quote is so me! I just love singing and dancing while cooking. Because I had a lot of (double) work on the deer-design, I changed my tactic. I inverted colors, so I had white text on a black background. Now I only had to cut once and the result is the same! Make sure you change Word-settings in order to print the background.

Once everything was cut out, I used glue stick to glue the paper to the oilcloth. As an extra, I added a golden detail to the kitchen-design. (I kept this coffee package already a long time ago because ‘one day, it might be useful’)

Now your cut-out-quote is ready to be framed!

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Pretty in pink

Whanightstand_1t are you buying your mom for Mother’s Day? Chances are high that it’s either flowers or chocolate. This year, I tried to come up with something more creative and personal, and I am really loving the result!

I picked up this vintage nightstand at the thrift store for €3. The top was quite damaged but I just couldn’t leave it 🙂 . I just love old stuff, I guess.

Knowing my mom was looking for a new sidetable nightstand_2for her living room, I decided to add some colour and personality to the nightstand so it would make a great Mother’s Day gift.

This is what it looks like with a layer of adhesive foil (Chiwy lily rose) attached to the top. No more signs of damage, yay!

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Easy does it!

If you are looking for an easy DIY project that willGo with the flow curacao_04 give you instant satisfaction, read on!

I created this so-called “IKEA hack” for the 2015 product shoot. Using a splash of high gloss white paint and some pieces of adhesive foil, I gave this plain step stool an entirely new look.

The best part of this project is that you can change it up anytime you want. As you might know, the adhesive foil is super easy to remove, so you can choose a different print (and paint colour!) whenever you feel like shaking up your kitchen interior! 😉

I had so much fun doing this, so I’m sure you will enjoy it too!

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Customised cookie box

Hello there! Now that the new collection is fully launched, cookie_1I am finally finding the time to get back on track with my weekly to do-list, like this blog. Yaay 🙂

This week I wanted to share a super easy adhesive foil project that will save you time ánd money! Imagine you are invited for dinner, and you don’t want to arrive empty-handed. The first thing that probably comes to your mind is bringing the host a bottle of wine. At least that is what I used to do, after I realised it’s just not that original…
Nowadays, I always have some plain tin cookie boxes in my pantry (e.g. Danish butter cookies), just in case I am invited over at someone’s house. I just pick out an adhesive foil design that matches the host’s interior, cut out a piece of foil that fits the box and that’s all! A cheap and personal gift that goes great with a cup of coffee after dinner 😉

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Smart storage

I certainly mentioned it already on this blog: I am not newspaper_rackthe most organized person. I have so much stuff lying around all the time, that it is sometimes hard to find something when I need it. Especially old newspapers and magazines (which to me are like inspiration) tend to pile up until the mess gets so out of control that I have to throw everything out.

To prevent this from happening in the future, I decided to make a new rack that’s big enough for everything I am working on at the moment. And the best thing: it is made out of oilcloth AND adhesive foil!

What you need

  • oilcloth, of course (I used Small Big Flower aloe vera for the outside, and Small Big Flower jamaica for the inner lining)
  • cotton border in a corresponding colour
  • piece of cardboard
  • scraps of timber
  • Cabane Playa adhesive foil
  • sewing machine
  • handsaw
  • hammer & nails

What to donewpaper_rack2

  • Sew a rectangular “bag” out of the oilcloth. To make sure it will be firm enough to hold the weight of the dozens of magazines you are going to put in, I advise you to sew a double layer – plus, having the ability to use 2 different designs is always more fun :-). I also sewed a piece of thick cardboard in the bottom, to make sure the bag will hold its shape.
  • Your bag should have two openings at the top, wide enough for your timber (as seen in the picture to the right).
  • Saw 6 pieces of timber. 2 should be a bit longer than the width of the bag part you just made, the other 4 have to be just over the height of it. Not the clearest explanation, but the photos speak for themselves.
  • Cover the pieces of timber in adhesive foil. This gives you the look of old, worn wood, without it being actually old and almost falling apart!
  • Dig up your best carpenting skills and assemble the rack.
  • Be proud of the fact that you have just proven that you are not only good at sewing, but also at using saw and hammer ;-).

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