Flowerbasket

A while ago I bought three little cactus plants in IKEA. Although I like the white flowerpots they are in, I thought my cactuses deserved to be brightened up a bit. Inspired by spiegelstiksels I made three little plant baskets.

You can find the template I used here. Spiegelstiksels described the dimensions you need very clear. Side A is half the width of the pot, side B the height and sides C are the width divided by 8. Don’t forget to add the seams! For one basket you will need to draw the pattern two times. Since oilcloth is a solid tissue, I drew the pattern directly on the oilcloth.

Cut out and put wrong sides facing. Now stitch the outer seams (B and D), following the dashed lines. Then fold to stitch the corners. Turn inside out and done! Since I will be using this basket as flowerpot, I didn’t use lining.

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Bathroom baskets

My bathroom storage is above the toilet, every time I need something out of it, I am afraid something will fall. Right. Into. The. Toilet. So far, it didn’t happen (bless me!) but to prevent this, I made a few baskets from Lola oilcloth.

Before

Lola basket

After

One year ago I already posted how to make storage bins. Nonetheless, I will repeat the different steps for you.

  • Determine what size you want your basket to be. Add 0,50 cm on each side for the seam. Draw a square on your oilcloth in the required dimensions. This will be the bottom.
  • Next, you need to draw four extra squares to the sides of the bottom square, like in this template. You end up with a cross-like shape that you have to cut out.
  • Sew the sides of the outer squares together, printed sides facing, so that your bin begins to take its shape. This will be the inner layer of the basket.
  • Repeat these steps to create a second layer. Here too, you sew printed sides facing. When stiched, turn the right side out. This will be the outer layer of the bin.
  • Put the inner layer into the outer layer. You can add a square piece of cardboard to the bottom for extra firmness.
  • Sew the two layers together with a matching piece of cotton border or ribbon.
  • As extra you can fold over the edge so that the design on the inside also shows on the outside.
  • Ready!

 

 

Easter bunny

 

Easter bunny from oilcloth

In a few days it’s Easter and I am already looking forward to all the chocolate! To decorate the house I made a stuffed bunny of oilcloth.

I draw a pattern myself. I must admit it looks more like a Barbapapa, but that’s kinda cute I think. You will need 2 body pieces and 4 ear pieces. First you have to stitch the ear pieces together, right sides facing. Leave the base open. When stitched, turn the right side out. You can use a wooden spoon to help.

Then pin the two body pieces together using paper clips, again right sides facing. Put the ears in place between the two layers. The border of the ears must go parallel with the border of the body pieces and the top of the ears have to point to the bunny’s belly. Stich all pieces together, leaving an opening to turn the right side out and to stuff.

When you stuffed the animal with fill, close the opening by hand or machine. I decided to not add eyes or a tail so you can use the bunny both ways. But of course you can use buttons for eyes or make a pocket on the belly, it’s best to do this before you stitch all the parts together.

 

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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Charming cabinet

First of all, I would like to wish you a very happy 2015! May all your wildest dreams come true this year ;-). I will do my best to write even more fun oilcloth and adhesive foil DIY projects this year, to keep you inspired.hallway_1

You may have noticed the blog silence over the past few weeks. I have been very busy preparing the new Lola collection – this year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary!! – in every aspect: designs, marketing materials, a stand for upcoming trade fairs, etcetera.

All the planning has almost come to an end, so I am starting up some new DIY projects. For now, I wanted to show you how to give your hallway a quick update, using oilcloth. I found this cabinet in a second hand store, and immediately thought it would be great to fit my scarves, gloves and hats. However, the top was a bit scratched, so I decided to glam it up with the Melrose Pepper design from last year’s winter collection. I used spray glue to attach the oilcloth to the top of the cabinet. This way, the oilcloth stays in place for as long as I want it to, but it is still quite easy to remove when I want to replace it with a less “wintery” design in summer. Looks great, doesn’t it? 🙂

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P.S. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook over the next couple of weeks, plenty of new things to be revealed 🙂

Summer stool

Quite some time ago, I bought a simple blue stool here. I thought I “needed” it for the kitchen or the bathroom, but actually I just had one of those days where you want to buy practically everything that looks cute and is affordable at the same time. Sounds familiar 😉 …?

Turns out that my impulsive buy proved useful after all! stool_1One of my friends was complaining about how expensive it is to decorate her daughter’s room, which made me think about my pretty little stool again…

I was already waiting for an ocassion to use this Small Big Flower Summer adhesive foil from the new collection, so this was the perfect moment!

Did you already give an object a second life with my adhesive foil? Don’t hesitate to let me know!

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Stylish side table

Although projects that are quite labour-intensive – like last week’s teepee, for example – make you feel so proud when you finally finish them, sometimes all you need is some instant crafting happiness.

A DIY project that is almost too easy for words, is this side table covered in adhesive foil. I just love it!

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  • Any type of side table. I got lucky while I was second hand shopping and found this wooden beauty for only 10 euros!
  • Adhesive foil (in this case, the pretty Pebbles linen from the new lola collection)
  • Pencil
  • Pair of scissors

What to do

Well… Do I even have to explain? 😀

What you end up with

The coolest interior ever. Period.

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