Snowflakes

I snowflreally enjoyed the Christmas holidays: the company of my family, lots of food and very nice presents. Even though I don’t mind it isn’t that cold these days, I somehow regret that it wasn’t a white Christmas… That’s why I decided to decorate the room with self-made oilcloth snowflakes.

I think six-sided snowflakes are the most beautiful, but they are harder to fold. Follow the steps on the image. In step 3 and 4, the paper is folded in thirds (corners of 30°). You can use a protractor for this or just estimate it yourself.

For the shape of the snowflake itself, there are a lot of nice templates on the internet. I also put some templates on my Pinterest page to help you 😉

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Christmas stocking

Christmas preparations are taking up a lot of my spare time these days. Buying gifts, figuring out what I am going to cook, writing cards… Christmas is hard work! But it’s fun work as well :-).

In between all of this planning, I found a little moment to make oilcloth Christmas stockings. Very quick and easy! For now, I stuffed them with some cotton wool, but of course they will be filled with little presents next week ;-).

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Christmas card holder

Are you one of those people who would already put up their cardholder_1Christmas tree in November if it was socially accepted? Well, I am! I even make an entire decoration plan for the Holidays. This year, I created this fun Santa card holder to display all the greeting cards that will (hopefully) fill my mailbox in the next couple of weeks.

What you need

  • Piece of oilcloth – approx. 120 x 30 cm
  • Set of mini clothespins to attach your cards
  • Cotton border or ribbon, to hold the clothespins
  • Black and white fabric or oilcloth, white cotton wool, to make the Santa’s feet, face and beard.
    Of course, you can leave these parts behind if you want a multi-purpose greeting card holder that is suited for birthdays and other occasions as well!
  • Sewing machine or stapler

What to do

  • Cut the oilcloth in the desired shape. I just made a plain rectangle for the Santa’s body.
  • Use your sewing machine or stapler to attach the pieces of border or ribbon from left to right. Every line should be approximately 10 cm apart, to make enough space for the cards.
  • If you are going all the way on the Christmas theme (like me 😉 ), make the Santa’s head and feet.
  • Put up your clothespins.
  • Display your Christmas cards!

Isn’t the Lollipop red design great for Christmas decoration? Red, white, snowflake-like pattern… I just love it!

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Wrap your jars yourself

personalize_jars_lola_lollipopDuring the holiday season with a family gathering around every corner, it is difficult to come up with an original gift for everybody. Sometimes even a small personal touch makes a gift a lot more fun to give. This little project isn’t too time consuming and will definitely help you to personalize your gifts.

What you need:

  • any piece of lola tablecloth (example: lollipop red LOL..006)
  • rope
  • scrapbook scissors
  • a jar

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What to do:

  • Draw out a cirkle 5 cm wider than the diameter of your jar.
  • Cut the circle out of the tablecloth with your scrapbook scissors.
  • Slide it over your jar and attach the rope right under the lid.
  • You can also add a little note with a personal message.

You’ll be sure to impress your friends and family with a simple but pimped jar!

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Trendy Tissue Box

lola_tissue_box_raw_collectionIt’s that time of the year again, when your nose can’t stop running and you have paper tissues lying around everywhere. Some of the things that seem to be very helpful are drinking lots of tea with honey and staying under that blanket in the couch. Another thing that makes it all more bearable is to decorate your tissue box, so why not with lola tablecloth?

What you need:

  • tissue box
  • 0.5m of lola tablecloth (example: lola raw collection) – or adhesive foil
  • scissors
  • scotch tape

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What to do:

  • Consider your tissue box a little gift you are going to wrap and cut out enough tablecloth (or adhesive foil) to fold underneath.
  • Lay the lola tablecloth over the box and locate the opening.
  • Draw around the edges of the opening and cut it out of the tablecloth.
  • Place the tissue box with the opening under the opening of the tablecloth.
  • Wrap the entire thing up, fold the edges under the box and attach with the scotch tape.

You have to admit, this is such a fun thing to do, simple as ABC, and now you can almost look forward to blowing your nose.

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Cosy Christmas decoration

Christmas is almost there! You probably spent hours decorating your tree, but in my opinion, one can never have enough Christmas decoration 😉

This week, I’m showing you how to make cosy Christmas stars out of tablecloth. Choose a design that matches your Christmas table, or go for something completely different to create a fun and colourful interior!

What you needstars + stuffing

  • lola tablecloth (in Christmas colours 🙂 )
  • scissors
  • cottonwool stuffing
  • sewing machine

What to do

  • cut two star shapes out of the tableclothsewing_stars
  • start sewing them onto each other
  • when you’re almost ready sewing, stuff them with the cottonwool
  • continue sewing until the two stars are attached firmly
  • … and you’re ready! That was easy, right 😉 ?

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