Saturday, January 28, 2012

DIY Inspiration: Glamming Up Your Boxes

Hey sweeties,

Here's something I got done this week, after buying a hot glue gun and noticing that the way I was storaging items didn't reflect me enough. (a.k.a. my boxes etc. are made by Ikea. Very original, right?)

So, being a handy woman as I am, and after seeing amazing DIY posts from other bloggers (Laura, Emily, I'm looking at you two...) I decided to do a little makeover for two of my storage boxes.

Here's what happened:

I was doing a manicure, and I realized my nail polish box wasn't big enough. What to do?

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But of course, I would take a shoe box I don't need, and glam it up to a neat, girly box! All I needed was some craft paper, scissors, hot glue gun and red satin ribbon, and I was set to craft. :)

The result:

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It has a sort of Tilda feeling to it, super girly and sweet, and I love it. Now, I would like to know, what do you think? ♥

I also got carried away, and decorated another box. This one was a perfectly good Kassett box from Ikea, but I kinda thought that it's a good item to experiment with:

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Some heart-shaped bling to the top - which I glued there one-by-one.

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Black tullé to the sides, and pink silk paper to add boutique feeling to it.

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Final touch: Pink "diamonds" to frame beautifully what's inside the box.

This one, too, I love to bits, can't help it :)

Do you like these, and would you like to have a step-by-step guide on how to do this at home? Leave me comments and let me know ;)

xoxo

Johanna

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DIY: Decorative Alphabets

Hey everyone,

Here's something I worked on during last weekend. I thought our bookshelf could use some spicing up, so what better way than decorating a meaningful word in a personal style? And at the same time, I could better my scrapbook craft skills ;)

Decorative Alphabets

You'll need:
Cardboard alphabets
Glue
Paper
Anything you want to use for decorating
Old newspaper, or something else, for covering the table/floor, you are working on. (because you wouldn't want to make a mess, right?)

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I started by designing which paper I would use for which letter. I found these amazing Tilda papers, and couldn't resist buying them for this project. ;)

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My letters spell "love", because it's something we have and appreciate a lot in our home.

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I wrapped the alphabets half with plain white paper (which I actually softened before that, and it stuck quite well just like that, though I think you're supposed to put some kind of product on top of it).

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Then, I started covering the other half with the crafting papers - there, the water didn't work well, so I just cut the papers in the right shape and size and glued them on.

After this, I cut shapes from paper, and used some ready ones, to make cute details on the alphabets.

And this is how they looked  when I was done with them:

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Aren't they just adorable? ♥

Well, at least we love them ;)

Until next time!

xoxo

Johanna