PRETTY THINGSI came home from my Erasmus in Portugal with no money and the good intentions of buying less and recycling/DIY’ing more.  A plan that is surprisingly easy to stick too, if only I had a little bit more time on my hands to execute every idea!  Anyways, I’ve already had a lot of fun creating birthday gifts and redecorating my room, so I figured it’s time to let you in on all the fun.  It wasn’t an easy task to limit this list to just 8 ideas, so feel free to take a look at my pinterest board and these old posts.

  1. This kit introduces you to the art of Japanese bookbinding, although I’m sure with a little bit of google work you can find the right tutorials and start without the kit.
  2. I’m obsessed with decorations in concrete and combined with gold, I’m lost for sure.  Beau-ti-ful!  (source)
  3. Surely I’m not the only one who’s having trouble keeping her jewelry collection in order (at the moment I taped my necklaces to the wall with bits of colorful washi tape, not for heavy necklaces though!), and this branch display seems like the perfect way to do it.  And it’s gold! (source)
  4. A simple shirt and some scissors make for this gorgeous cut out top.  Easy-peasy!
  5. Throw in some architectural references in an interior and I’ll love it, so this skyline made out of what seems to be electrical cord is surely a winner in my book.  (source)
  6. All you need for this is simple white mugs and a porcelain marker.  I’ve tested this myself as a gift for my sister’s birthday and it has been approved!  You don’t even need a really steady hand, there are tons of simple designs anyone can do.  I pinned a lot of inspiring designs on my diy pinterest board and miss Mangelmoes even devoted a whole board to painted porcelain, so no excuses! (source)
  7. More branches!  I already declared my love to branches in interiors years ago, and my opinion hasn’t changed.  How beautiful is this lamp ornament?  (source)
  8. If you’re too lazy, you can buy this black and gold clutch here, but this shouldn’t be too hard to have a go at yourself.

Enough rambling, go get crafty!

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  1. Marijke April 23, 2013

    Toffe dingen! Ik moet ook sparen nu voor Parijs, dus DIY tips zijn altijd handig :).

  2. Elke April 23, 2013

    Heel inspirerend allemaal. Ik heb meteen je pinterestbord maar doorspit! Zoveel leuke ideetjes :-)!

  3. Rosa de los Vientos April 23, 2013

    I like number 5 pretty much. Thanks again!

  4. Mariekjen. April 24, 2013

    Tof! Japans boekbinden heb ik inderdaad ook wel ‘ns gedaan door goed te googlen. Veel werk, maar heel erg leuk!

  5. charlotte April 25, 2013

    oh wow, veel van je DIY-ideetjes staan ook tussen mijn ideetjes! pinterest he! oh maar zo geweldig allemaal. ik ga er ook eens werk van maken. supertoffe post!

  6. archistas May 8, 2013

    Super toffe dingen! Ik denk dat ik nummer 5 eens ga proberen deze zomer en die gouden juwelenhanger/tak vind ik echt zalig :D


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