HEART-SHAPED BOOKMARKER

By | February 12th, 2019|Categories: Children, DIY, Home, Presents, Valentine's Day|Tags: , |

What you need: a piece of cardboard a pencil 1 piece of red felt 1 piece of pink felt a small button 40 cm long ribbon needle and thread Cut the cardboard into the [...]

WOODEN BLOCKS

By | July 6th, 2018|Categories: Children, DIY, Djeca, DOM, Home, Little creators, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

Let your children enjoy hours of play-time with blocks you made yourself What you need: wooden blocks, 6x6 cm (you can have them cut at any hardware store) acrylic paint Mod Podge – [...]

CAR TIRE POUFFE

By | June 28th, 2018|Categories: DIY, DOM, Home, Uradi sam|Tags: |

What you need: 1 old car tire spray paint 1 round plyboard, 55 cm in diameter, 4 cm thick 1 round sponge, 55 cm in diameter 70 cm of unbleached linen 70 cm of decorative [...]

RECYCLED GARDEN MOSAIC TILES

By | June 23rd, 2018|Categories: DIY, DOM, Home, Uradi sam|

For 1 tile: leftover ceramic tile pieces 1 plastic flower pot tray chicken wire (cut to match the size of the bottom of the tray) self-adhesive paper (cut to match the size of the bottom [...]

DOG’S CORNER

By | May 29th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home, Pets|

What you need: 1 wooden board 5 hooks (single, double and triple) screws and a screwdriver masking tape acrylic paint Protect the edges of the board with the masking tape and paint the [...]

KIDS TEEPEE

By | May 19th, 2018|Categories: Birthday, Children, DIY, Djeca, DOM, Halloween, Home, Kids, Little creators, maskenbal, Pokloni, Presents, Rođendan, Uradi sam|

Set up a tepee in your yard or your child's bedroom and provide hours of fun What you need: For the teepee: 4 – 6 bamboo poles 180 – 200 cm in length [...]

UPHOLSTERED CHAIR

By | May 16th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home|

Breathe new life into your old chair and refresh your home with new colours What you need: 1 chair 1 piece of sponge the size of the seat, 4 cm thick 1 piece [...]

MINIAUDIERE

By | April 18th, 2018|Categories: DIY, DOM, Home, Let's celebrate!, Pokloni, Presents, Slavimo, Uradi sam|

What you need: 50x50 cm black plush 30x50 cm grey satin 30x50 cm strong fabric 30x50 cm interfacing fabric 1 zipper (with crystals), 25 cm long several feathers (optional) 1 safety pin Iron (to [...]

WALL-MOUNTED BOTTLE OPENER

By | April 16th, 2018|Categories: DIY, DOM, Home, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

During the months in which we spend more time outdoors, by the barbeque and in large companies, a wall-mounted bottle opener will prove handy. Mount it on the wall of your terrace, porch or [...]

BOOKENDS

By | April 16th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Djeca, DOM, Home, Little creators, Presents, Uradi sam|Tags: , |

These bookends will hold your books neat, even on open-end shelves or cabinet tops. What you need: 2 pieces of wood, 10x15x2 cm each sandpaper spray paint acrylic paint brushes 2 10-cm L [...]

SUMMER BACKPACK

By | April 10th, 2018|Categories: Children, DIY, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

The longer and sunnier our days get, the more often we think of going to the beach and being outdoors. This simple backpack will help you keep all the small stuff you need at [...]

BUNNY PILLOW

By | March 31st, 2018|Categories: DIY, Easter, Home, Let's celebrate!, Presents|

What you need:   1 pillow, 40x40 cm 1 piece of cotton fabric, 41x86 cm 1 piece of colourful fabric 23 x 16 cm 3 cm velcro strap 1 pompon Print and cut [...]

LIVING SUCCULENT PICTURE

By | March 21st, 2018|Categories: DIY, DOM, Home, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

Add a touch of nature to your home by decorating walls with living pictures made from succulent plants. What you need: 1 deep wooden box with a lid (similar to a key [...]

BABY MOBILE

By | March 12th, 2018|Categories: DIY, DOM, Home, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

What you need: 2 battens (35-40 cm long) felt (in various colours: white, grey, cream and brown) a piece of silver lamé ribbons wadding fabric thread (to match the colours of the felt) and [...]

MOSAIC VASE

By | March 2nd, 2018|Categories: DIY, DOM, Home, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

What you need: 1 glass bottle or container mosaic pieces (available at hobby stores) a silicon tube grout mix or plaster water gloves contour paste – optional Use the silicone to [...]

DESSERT PLATE

By | February 17th, 2018|Categories: DIY, DOM, Home, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

If you have a mismatched plate and a stem glass lingering around your kitchen that you’re not quite ready to part with, this might be just the thing to give them a whole new [...]

BATH BOMBS

By | January 31st, 2018|Categories: DIY, DOM, Home, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

These bombs, made from your pantry staples, will make your bath fragrant and relaxing.  For 1 bath bomb: ½ cup baking soda ¼ cup lemon acid ¼ cup starch ¼ cup fine [...]

GLASS COASTERS

By | January 24th, 2018|Categories: DIY, DOM, Home, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

Make your coasters remind you of your favourite tunes or maps of the places you’ve visited. Design a unique decoration for your home or a beautiful, personalised gift. What you need: 6 [...]

GRAPEVINE TRUNK LAMP

By | January 10th, 2018|Categories: DIY, DOM, Home, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

When we were clearing grandfather’s old vineyard, I set a few vine trunks aside. They’ll be useful someday, I thought… And so they we... What you need: 1 wooden board, 5 cm thick, [...]

SOCK MONKEYS

By | January 9th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Djeca, DOM, Home, Kids, Little creators, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

 Sock monkeys are considered the world's most adorable toys. Materials and Tools: 1 pair of socks (adult size, striped or with a pattern) 1 ribbon wadding fabric (to stuff the socks) [...]

SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS

By | December 20th, 2017|Categories: Christmas, DIY, Home, Kids, Let's celebrate!, Little creators|

What you need: 2 cups bread flour 1 cup salt ¾–1 cup lukewarm water ½ teaspoon oil acrylic paints fast drying clear coat ribbons Method: Combine the flour and salt in a bowl. Add [...]

(NECK) HEATING PAD

By | December 16th, 2017|Categories: DIY, DOM, Home, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

Briefly heated in a microwave oven, the pillow will help relieve the tension in your neck and shoulder muscles … You can also use it to warm a belly ache, or you can cool [...]

WINTER WONDERLAND

By | December 11th, 2017|Categories: Christmas, DIY, Home, Let's celebrate!, Presents|

Create the warm atmosphere of your home with lanterns designed after a frozen city… What you need: 1 jar (1 l in volume or larger) black glass marker black acrylic paint glass contour [...]

CORK WREATH

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Christmas, DIY, DOM, Home, Let's celebrate!, Pokloni, Presents, Slavimo, Uradi sam|

What you need: 1 straw wreath (30-35 cm in diameter) corks (70-80 pcs) 4 candle holders 4 candles holly (artificial) hot glue & gun Stick the candle holders into the straw wreath. Using [...]

BREAD BASKETS

By | November 17th, 2017|Categories: DIY, DOM, Home, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

What you need: 1 60x30 cm piece of fabric with a pattern (I used a teflon-coated tablecloth) 1 60x30 cm piece of monochromatic cotton fabric Fold the fabric with a pattern in half, [...]

MERRY BATS

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Children, DIY, Halloween, Kids|

A 10-minute craft What you need for 1 bat: 1 cardboard roll (empty toilet paper roll) thick black collage paper (with glitter) 2 eyes black tempera paint glue gun a thick [...]

WEDDING UMBRELLAS

By | September 17th, 2017|Categories: DIY, Presents, wedding|

There was to be a beautiful, merry wedding. And the weather forecast said it would rain. Hence – the need for umbrellas was only logical. A lovely gift and a nice reminder of the [...]

BLUE BOTTLE

By | September 9th, 2017|Categories: DIY, DOM, Home, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

As I was reading the fabulous book written by my friend Ivana Plechinger, entitled “Ono što ostaje uvijek ljubav je” ("What remains forever love is"), I suddenly wanted to make a blue bottle in [...]

WOODEN SPOON DOLLS

By | September 9th, 2017|Categories: Children, DIY, Djeca, Home, Little creators, Uradi sam|

Create a puppet show with your children! I believe that loved ones of all ages will enjoy taking part! To make a home theatre, click HERE. To make the dolls, you only need several [...]

HOME THEATRE

By | August 23rd, 2017|Categories: DIY, DOM, Home, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

Years ago I saw a photograph of a similar home theatre on the web. When my niece said she wished she had her own theatre, I remembered the photo and made her a similar [...]

A COLOURFUL QUILT

By | July 25th, 2017|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

Some general advice: 1. Carefully cut all the pieces, taking care of the right angles. 2. Iron the seams well, first the reverse and then the front. What you need: 12 pieces of cotton [...]

TOWEL-BAG FOR THE BEACH

By | June 18th, 2017|Categories: DIY, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

What you need: 175 x 75 cm terrycloth 55 x 55 cm terrycloth 55 x 55 cm cotton fabric 2 strips of cotton fabric, 66 x 7 cm – for the handles Hem all [...]

STUFFED BUNNY

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: DIY, Easter, Home, Let's celebrate!, Presents|

What you need: 1 m soft fabric (blanket-like) with a pattern 200 g stuffing (flakes) 30 cm ribbon a needle and thread 1 pompon Use the templates to cut the fabric for the bunny [...]

HEARTS FOR THE PETIT AND GRAND CHEFS

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents, Valentine's Day|

These heart-shaped oven mittens will be a nice protection for mothers and their little assistants What you need: 50x100 cm plaid fabric 50x100 cm single-colour fabric 50x100 cm wadding fabric Print the [...]

A QUILT OF MEMOIRES

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

Over the years the pile of T-shirts with cool designs grows. Your kid is still fond of them, yet he has grown out of them. The same goes for T-shirts from places you visited [...]

GRILL CHEF’S APRON

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

What you need: 70 x 140 cm teflon fabric 4 m bias cut strip of fabric 3 m cotton ribbon 50 cm cotton fabric (single-colour) embroidery needle and thread or textile markers – for imprints [...]

DINOSAUR’S TAIL BLANKET

By | January 28th, 2017|Categories: Children, DIY, Home, Presents|

What you need: 1x1 m green felt 10x100 cm gray felt 10x100 cm white felt some wadding fabric – optional NOTE: The measures indicated here are suited for a 7-year-old. I suggest you take your [...]

TOOTHBRUSH & TOOTHPASTE ETUI

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: DIY, Home|

What you need: 1 50x12 cm piece of fabric with a pattern 1 20x3 cm piece of fabric with a pattern 1 50x12 cm piece of waterproof fabric 1 button 3 cm velcro strap [...]

KNITTING BASKET

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

These baskets can be made out of fabric scraps and used for storing wool, handicraft equipment, toys… and you will always know exactly where to find what you need. What you need: For [...]

A MAKE-UP BAG FROM LEFTOVER FABRIC

By | January 16th, 2017|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

Whenever I sew something, there are always scraps of fabric that can hardly be used for anything substantial. I decided to combine them, creating something new in the form of a unique make-up bag. [...]

MAKEUP BAG

By | January 10th, 2017|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

A makeup bag that will keep your brushes, liners, lipsticks and mascaras always on hand What you need: 1 50x48 cm piece of strong fabric 1 50x48 cm piece of fabric with a [...]

DOUBLE-SIDED HANDBAG

By | January 7th, 2017|Categories: DIY, DOM, Home, Pokloni, Presents, Uradi sam|

What you need: 2 43x35 cm pieces of strong cotton fabric with a pattern 2 43x35 cm pieces of cotton fabric (single-colour) 2 76x3 cm pieces of fabric with a pattern 2 73x3 cm pieces [...]

PENCIL CASES

By | December 11th, 2016|Categories: Children, DIY, Presents|

What you need for 1 pencil case: 2 10x6 inch pieces of unbleached linen 2 10x6 inch pieces of cotton fabric 1 coloured zipper, 14 cm long 2 inch wide bias cut strip of [...]

COUNTING DOWN TILL CHRISTMAS

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Children, Christmas, DIY, Home, Let's celebrate!|

What you need: 1 wooden cutting board with a handle acrylic paints (red and yellow) chalkboard paint a ribbon a piece of string glitter glue (a tube) a glue gun scissors chalk a small round [...]

OVEN-PROOF DISH HOLDER

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

The measurements fit a 33x20x14-cm dish. Before tailoring, measure your dish and adjust the measurements. a piece of cotton fabric a piece of wadding fabric 25 cm velcro 2 wooden spoons or sticks [...]

RECYCLED GLASSES

By | September 15th, 2016|Categories: DIY, Djeca, DOM, Home, Little creators, Presents, Uradi sam|

After one too many times in the dishwasher, porous glass corrodes and your glasses get white smears that are not nice to see. That’s no reason for you to discard them – turn them [...]

GIN & TONIC GLASSES

By | September 9th, 2016|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

These highball glasses are simple to make and make great presents for cocktail lovers What you need: long drink glasses glass paints (black, yellow and green) – e.g. Hobby Line Glass Color Pens [...]

FIRST-DAY-OF-SCHOOL CONE

By | August 31st, 2016|Categories: Children, DIY, Home, Presents|

I really like the German tradition of presenting first-graders with a big cardboard cone filled with useful items, toys and candies. Here is how you can make one yourself: What you need: 1 [...]

PATCHWORK QUILT FOR FUTURE SEAFARERS

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

The quilt can also serve as a playground – all the “toys” are fastened to it by means of velcro straps, which enables your seafarers to rediscover the world over and over again. [...]

ENGRAVED COASTERS

By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

wooden coasters or a board a pencil and an eraser a wood burning (pyrography) tool kit Use a pencil to write or draw the message of your choice on the board. Use the heated [...]

PISANICE ZA KUPKU

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: Children, DIY, DOM, Easter, Home, Let's celebrate!, Little creators, Pokloni, Presents, Slavimo, Uradi sam, Uskrs|

Razveselite drage ljude ovim šumećim pisanicama za kupanje. Napravljene od sastojaka koje je jednostavno nabaviti (vjerojatno većinu već imate u kuhinji), uronjene u kadu punu vode, brzo se tope, divno mirišu, njeguju kožu i [...]

OMOTNICA ZA VALENTINOVO

By | February 13th, 2016|Categories: Children, DIY, Let's celebrate!, Little creators, Pokloni, Presents, Slavimo, Uradi sam, Valentine's Day, Valentinovo|

Iskažite ljubav dragim osobama ovom jedinstvenom omotnicom Potrebno je: 1 kolaž papir (crveni ili s uzorkom) škare olovka samoljepivi gumbić (naljepnica-pečat) Isprintajte šablonu pa izrežite srce. Napišite poruku, a zatim papir presavijte [...]

LITTLE HAWAIIAN GIRL

By | February 5th, 2016|Categories: Birthday, Children, DIY, Halloween, Kids, Let's celebrate!, Little creators|

You don’t need any sewing skills to make this skirt. It recycles all those plastic bags lying around your house. Have your little Hula Girl help you and enjoy the project together! What you [...]

MASKS

By | February 5th, 2016|Categories: Children, DIY, Halloween, Let's celebrate!, Little creators|

What you need: a piece of hard cardboard hot glue (a glue gun) a glitter glue tube a pencil scissors gold spray black paint fine sand paper a piece of fabric a stick or a [...]

VALENTINE CARDS

By | February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Children, DIY, Let's celebrate!, Presents, Valentine's Day|

Make these cute Valentine cards yourselves to show your affection in a funny way. What you need: coloured thin cardboard cards collage paper plastic eyes glitter glue tubes glue scissors Print out [...]

BOAT-PILLOW

By | February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Children, DIY, Home, Kids, Presents, Rođendan, Uradi sam|Tags: , |

What you need: 1 (A) 36x23-cm piece of fabric 1 (B) 40x20-cm piece of fabric 1 (C) 40x30-cm piece of fabric pillow stuffing Method: Print out the drawing and use the templates to tailor [...]

BABY BLOCKS

By | January 30th, 2016|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

Make these blocks from left-over cotton fabric For 1 block: 6 10x10-cm pieces of cotton fabric with various designs wadding fabric (stuffing) a needle and a thread a pin and a safety pin [...]

BABY PATCHWORK QUILT

By | January 30th, 2016|Categories: Children, DIY, Home, Presents|

As with any patchwork project, it is important to select those patterns that go nicely with one another. You can start by choosing “like” colours (e.g., blue, green and yellow) or, like I did, [...]

MAGIC WANDS

By | January 24th, 2016|Categories: Birthday, Children, DIY, Halloween, Kids, Let's celebrate!, Princess party|

Help your princess make these magic wands herself. What you need: cardboard wooden skewers glitter or spangle collage paper gold paint spray scissors glue laundry pins Cut cardboard hearts or stars. You [...]

PUPPY TOWELS

By | January 20th, 2016|Categories: DIY, Pets, Presents|

Make a towel for your dog to make wiping his paws and belly easier, after having played outside or having a bath. 2 pieces of terry cloth (towelling), 95x22 cm each 2 pieces of [...]

A SIMPLE PUPPY BED

By | January 8th, 2016|Categories: DIY, Home, Pets, Presents|

Make this simple puppy pillow for your pet - even if you dislike sewing. It will take you less than an hour! What you need: 1 long-neglected pillow (60x60 cm) felt (150x90 cm) scissors [...]

CHRISTMAS NO-NAME CARDS

By | January 7th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, DIY, Home, Let's celebrate!, Presents|

For years now we have been making Christmas decorations with the names of family members and friends. We use them to tag presents, and to simply hang them on our Christmas tree. The idea is [...]

WRITE & ERASE GLASS COASTERS

By | December 21st, 2015|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

These personalized glass coasters are easy to make. They make a decorative and practical present, in particular for birthdays, wedding anniversaries, … 6 ceramic tiles, 10x10 cm in size blackboard paint cork sheets glue [...]

STRING ORNAMENTS

By | December 19th, 2015|Categories: Božić, Christmas, DIY, DOM, Home, Let's celebrate!, Pokloni, Presents, Slavimo, Uradi sam|Tags: , , |

Decorate your home and Christmas tree with DIY ornaments What you need: string (or twine) glue (I used Drvofix) balloons golden/silver spray paint satin ribbons wooden beads, pine cones, dried lemon/orange slices, … [...]

CHRISTMAS COOKIE-CUTTERS

By | December 12th, 2015|Categories: Christmas, DIY, Home, Let's celebrate!|

Decorate your Christmas tree with these merry cutters. You can purchase them for a small amount of money, or use the old ones that have been taking up space in your drawers for far too [...]

MULLED WINE GLASS ETCHING

By | December 11th, 2015|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

Add your personal touch to glasses you give as presents. Make them personal by etching initials or an adequate drawing. The method is quick and easy, although it requires some safety precautions, so make sure [...]

ADVENT CALENDAR MADE FROM TUBES

By | November 29th, 2015|Categories: Children, Christmas, DIY, Home, Let's celebrate!, Presents|

A calendar that will make it easier for your children to wait for Christmas - make it yourself by recycling. What you need: 24 toilet paper tubes (or 8 paper towel tubes, each cut [...]

CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS

By | November 27th, 2015|Categories: Christmas, DIY, Home, Let's celebrate!, Presents|

Hanging over a fireplace, underneath a window, or on a rope by your Christmas tree, they decorate any home (while we wait for them to be filled). What you need: red and green felt [...]

CHRISTMAS TABLE RUNNER

By | November 27th, 2015|Categories: Christmas, DIY, Home, Let's celebrate!, Presents|

Investing a little time and effort will make your Christmas table shine anew. I chose silver fabric, but you can match the fabric to the colours and designs of your home. a 150x50 cm [...]

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS made with felt

By | November 25th, 2015|Categories: Children, Christmas, DIY, Home|

Pieces of felt in various colours, some glue and thread can help you create beautiful Christmas tree decorations. You only have to master the basics of using a needle and thread. Make a template [...]

OVEN MITTS

By | November 25th, 2015|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

You can make this beautiful and useful kitchen aid using leftover fabric of various designs Cut the fabric to get: 2 rectangles 20x75 cm 4 squares 20x20 cm 2 rectangles 8x20 cm 1 square [...]

GRANDMA’S COMMODE

By | November 1st, 2015|Categories: DIY, Home|

Grandma’s attic hides wonderful things! I found this 100-year-old commode and decided to breathe new life into it, rather than discard it. It now makes our country cottage even cosier. electric sander or sanding [...]

LANTERNS

By | October 25th, 2015|Categories: Children, DIY, Home, Kids, Little creators|

Decorate your homes for Halloween with these lanterns that children will enjoy making. You can leave them hanging from a branch in your garden, by the front door, or in a window, or take them [...]

COLOURFUL BAMBOO SPOONS

By | October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Children, DIY, Presents|

Presents from children to delight their moms and grannies and add colour to their kitchens Bamboo spoons Acrylic paints Brushes (various) Water Table cover A jar (or a holder for drying) Play with [...]

PLACEMATS

By | September 30th, 2015|Categories: DIY, Home|

For 3 (45x30 cm) placemats: 50x140 cm strong fabric with a pattern 50x140 cm strong white unbleached linen 25 cm lace Fabric colours, brushes - optional Cut three 46x31 cm pieces of the fabric [...]

PICNIC BASKET

By | September 17th, 2015|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

All you need to make this merry picnic basket is beginner-level sewing skills, some effort and imagination. 1 wicker basket 1.5 m fabric 0.7 m interfacing fabric 2 plates 2 cups 2 champagne glasses [...]

BALL TOSS – HALLOWEEN

By | May 19th, 2015|Categories: DIY, Kids|

What you need: 1 plywood plate 1 x 1,5 m (get it from a building materials store) chalkboard paint a brush collage paper scissors glue crayons, chalk a tennis or any other ball Have [...]

BALL TOSS GAME – PIRATES

By | May 19th, 2015|Categories: DIY, Kids|

Cheer up your little ones and let them enjoy this highly entertaining game during a pirate-themed birthday party or an afternoon outdoors. While playing and having fun, children practice precision and develop a competitive spirit. [...]

ENGRAVED WOODEN CUTTING BOARDS

By | April 5th, 2015|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

A present to decorate any kitchen and delight every chef a wooden kitchen cutting board a wood burning tool kit a pencil and an eraser Use a pencil to write (or draw) the [...]

YUMMY JARS

By | April 4th, 2015|Categories: DIY, Easter, Let's celebrate!, Presents|

Surprise your little ones with these yummy jars filled with chocolate treats, hidden all over your home. They will have fun searching for them. 1 jar with a lid crepe paper (various colours) a [...]

EASTER EGG HUNT

By | April 4th, 2015|Categories: Children, DIY, Easter, Let's celebrate!|

Have your little ones enjoy an unforgettable egg hunt on Easter morning blown-out eggs written clues chocolate bunnies and eggs as prizes a basket Plan hiding places for the eggs. Place a riddle [...]

BUNNY ON A PLATE

By | April 1st, 2015|Categories: Children, DIY, Easter, Home, Let's celebrate!|

Children will enjoy decorating their Easter family table with these cute bunnies. 1 cardboard tube (kitchen paper towels or toilet paper) 1 piece of designed fabric a pom-pom for the tail glitter collage paper [...]

TOY BOX

By | March 25th, 2015|Categories: Children, DIY, Home|

This is a nice way to breathe new life into an old toy box. Or to make a new one! What you need: 1 wooden box with a lid Sponge Thick fabric (half a [...]

PUMPKIN

By | March 25th, 2015|Categories: Children, DIY, Kids|

Jack O'lanterns are a staple of Halloween. They are easy to make, following the simple steps written below. Choose the right pumpkin – a nice, round one with a smooth skin. Cut the bottom [...]

HAPPY HANGERS

By | March 25th, 2015|Categories: Children, DIY, Home, Presents|

What you need: -a wooden hanger -acrylic paint -three-dimensional effect paint pens (such as PicTixx Pluster&linen pen or glitter pen) -fine sand paper -paint brush Sand the hanger with sand paper, then paint with [...]

KITCHEN TRIVET

By | March 25th, 2015|Categories: Children, DIY, Kids, Presents|

You can make this cheerful trivet together with your kids. I’m sure it will make a nice gift for a mother, grandma or teacher… You need a precut glass circle, which you can [...]

NAME TAGS

By | March 25th, 2015|Categories: Children, DIY|

Dora’s birthday party was held in Boston. She organized a yoga party for her friends and we made name tags for each of the yoga mats which were given out as party favors. You can [...]

KITCHEN JARS

By | March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Children, DIY, Home, Presents|

These jars will surely help organize your pantry, add charm to your kitchen and delight your mum. What you need: a jar adhesive paper tape a brush chalkboard paint scissors Wash and dry [...]

COLOURFUL VASES

By | March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Children, DIY, Home, Presents|

For International Women’s Day my children surprised me and their grandma with uniquely designed vases. They painted them using acrylic and ceramic paints. If you use ceramic paints, check the label and instructions, as they [...]

MOSAIC FRUIT BOWL

By | March 23rd, 2015|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|

To make this one-of-a-kind bowl, you will need:   1 plain glass bowl silicone glue plastic mosaic tiles (available at craft stores) mosaic grout (available at craft or home improvement stores) ½ dl wood glue [...]

BREAD BOX

By | February 23rd, 2015|Categories: DIY, Home|

We came across an old bread box at an antique shop in Boston. It only cost us a couple of dollars but with a little imagination we brought it back to life. Perhaps we can [...]

PAINTED BOTTLES

By | January 5th, 2015|Categories: DIY, Presents|Tags: , |

Should you wish to give home-made juice, liqueur or olive oil as a gift, why not pour it into something unique? What you need: A bottle 3 D coloring pens (e.g., PicTixx Pluster&Liner Pen) Wash [...]

A PILLOW FOR MUM

By | January 5th, 2015|Categories: DIY, Home, Presents|Tags: , |

To make this beautiful present you will need a decorative pillow, panama weave (with small holes and gaps), thread in various colours and a tapestry needle. Choose the hair, eye and clothing colours to best [...]

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS – PAPER NAPKIN DECOUPAGE

By | July 31st, 2012|Categories: Children, Christmas, DIY, Home, Let's celebrate!|Tags: , |

You need small plates of left-over thin wood, plywood or hard cardboard. Get them cut at a building supply store and have them punch two holes on one side. Find designed paper napkins that you [...]