[DIY] 8 Original DIY Head Accessories

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8 Original DIY Head Accessories
[Collection of DIY projects]
Your hair is your best accessory but on the bad hair day you’ll be happy to have one of this fancy hair accessories to lighten up your mood. From beanie to snap clip this collection of DIY projects has something for every type of hair.
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[DIY] Wooden Bead Keychains

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Wooden Bead Keychains
[Easy level tutorial]
3 weeks until Christmas. If you are a good planner then you already have all the presents for your loved ones. But what about all the other great people who make your life easier every day. Your colleagues, your babysitter or your neighbour, who waters your plants every time you are on vacation.  Nothing says better “Thank you” than a lovely handmade gift. This tutorial shows you 3 ways how to make small keychain made of natural materials like wood and leather. Everything under 10 €.

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You will need:

  • wooden beads
  • different key rings or lobster clasp
  • different types of leather
  • matching thread and sewing needle
  • punch pliers, cutter, metal ruler and cutting mat
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Step 1: You can keep the ball as it is or spray paint the surface with the color of your choice. Nail polisher works too. 
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Step 2: Cut thin leather strap, thin enough to get through the opening in the wooden bead.
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Step 3: Put the straps through the beads.
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Step 4: Wrap the ends around the ring or lobster clasp and stitch them together with the thread. You can pre-punch the holes for the stitches with the punch pliers. 
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DIY wooden ball keychains via www.fashionrolla.com

Photo and idea by Xenia Kuhn

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[Decor] SAMLA Box Upgrade

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SAMLA Box Upgrade
[IKEA hack]

I was looking for practical storage boxes for my home atelier and the stackable SAMLA boxes from IKEA were perfect for my needs. The Swedish retailer is famous for creating effective storage systems but even the smart SAMLA boxes need some improvement. There were 3 things that bothered me in design: the loose lids, the lack of label holder and the basic look. This fast and easy transformation makes the box more suitable in a creative working space, more unique and simply nicer to look at. 

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You will need:
  • thick leather or something similar for the straps
  • label holders (scrapbooking set)
  • small bolts with matching nuts
  • sticky back fasteners
  • punch pliers, marker, screw driver, pricker, cutter, metal ruler and cutting mat

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1. Step: Cut 2 leather straps. The small strap (7 x 1,5 cm/ 2.7″ x 0.6″) will connect the box and the lid. The long strap (9,5 x 1,5 cm/3.7″ x 0.6″) will serve as the fastener.
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2. Step: Punch 3 small holes into the material as shown in the picture.
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Step 3: Mark the spot (ca. 2,5 cm (1″) from the edge) for the straps.
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Step 4: Mark the puncture holes for the label holder.
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Step 5: Prepare holes for the bolts. The Polypropylene is easy to puncture.
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Step 6: Screw the label holder onto the box.
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Step 7: Secure with nuts. 
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Step 8: Connect the box and the lid with the small leather strap. Secure with nuts as well.
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Step 9: Attach one end of the long strap onto the lid. Then stick the hook and loop fastener onto the strap and the box as shown in the picture. The upgrade is complete. 
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by Xenia

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[DIY] Beaded Striped Beanie

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DIY Beaded Striped Beanie
[Easy level fashion tutorial]

Beaded beanies can easily look kitchy or childish if you pick the wrong type of beads and go nuts with the decor. The beauty of this project lies in it’s simplicity. But even this hat embellishments is made with 8 beads, the combination of stripes and soft colors make the whole design look ornate and sophisticated.

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You will need:
  • wool beanie with stripes (look HERE)
  • oversized acrylic beads in different sizes (look HERE)
  • thick thread and needle
  • pins with bigger heads (to hold the big beads)
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Step 1: Arrange the beads on the beanie with help of the pins. Eventually make the picture of the design with you phone for reference.
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Step 2: Sew the beads onto the beanie following your (or mine) design. Every bead should get it’s own thread and be attached separately. That way the hat keeps it’s stretchiness. The oversized beads have their weight. Make sure to secure them very well.
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Care Instructions: Ignore the instruction on your beanie. The acrylic beads last longer if you don’t through them into washing machine and dryer. 
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Photo by Xenia Kuhn, Model Wally Spaeth
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[Decor] Stenciled Salad Bowl

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Stenciled Salad Bowl
[Spray paint project]

Spray painting objects is probably the most popular way to express a creative bone. And by the variety of colors and areas of use you can produce stunning results around your house with spray painting. This project shows you how to customize a salad bowl by using stencil technique and permanent acrylic spray paint.

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You will need:

  • metal bowl
  • alphabet stencils
  • sticky labels
  • permanent spray paint
  • rubber gloves
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1. Turn the bowl upside down and place a rectangular label piece in the center of the bowl. The label piece should be big enough to hold the word you’ve chosen.

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2. Spray carefully couple times over the label. 

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3. Wait until the color has dried, then remove the label.

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4. Position the stencil letter inside the window on the bowl, cover it with paper and spray paint it with short color beams. Wait until the color has dried, then repeat the step for each letter of your word. Protect your hands with rubber gloves.
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5. The permanent spray paints are normally resistant up to 80°C but you still should hand wash the bowl.

Thanks for reading,
Xenia
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[DIY] Personalized Hangers

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Personalized Hangers
[Quick makeover]
Personalized dress hangers are usually something girls get for their bridal showers and weddings. But believe it or not custom clothes hangers can also be very helpful, when it comes to organizing your closet. 
Use the custom hangers to rearrange your wardrobe by seasons. Prepare whole outfits for certain occasions and “label” them with name hangers. Or simply “mark” his and your clothes and prove that he has definitely more stuff, when you do.

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So first get the…
  • wooden hangers
  • permanent spray paints of your choice
  • permanent marker
  • big sticky labels, Washi tape and plastic bag
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1. Cover the metal hooks with plastic bag and secure with Washi tape.
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2. Spray paint the top of the hanger with the lighter tone. That is going to be the color of the circle. Let the color dry.
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3. Prepare forms (circles, hearts, whatever you want) made of sticky labels.
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4.  Place the labels in the centre of the the hangers.
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5. Spray paint the entire hanger with the second paint.
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6. Once the color has dried, remove carefully the labels and the plastic bags.
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7. Draw the initials/monogram with the permanent marker in the centre of the circle. 

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Thanks for reading,
Xenia
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[Gourmet] Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberry Basil Popsicles

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Basil Popsicles
[Fruity dessert recipe]

Here’s an easy and healthy popsicle recipe, featuring one of my favorite combo of ingredients– strawberries, basil and pine nuts. Let’s call this frozen treat the adult version of strawberry popsicles. Made with ripe August-strawberries and covered with strong dark chocolate, these refreshing non-dairy creations are necessity for the hot summer days. If you adore strawberries and basil as much as I do, you’ll love these delicious pops!

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Ingredients for 4 popsicles:

  • 400 gr ripe strawberries
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 300 gr vegan dark chocolate (bars)
  • 50 gr pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


For the form:

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1. Hull and roughly chop the strawberries.

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2. Put the strawberries, basil leaves and the powdered sugar into a bowl and blend together until thoroughly combined.
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3. Pour the mixture into popsicle bar molds, place the sticks and freeze until completely solid.

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4. Meanwhile melt the chopped chocolate via a water bath. If you don’t know how to do that, here is the description: http://bit.ly/1E7Rilh
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5. Once it has melted add the coconut oil to the glaze and mix until everything is smooth.

6. Pour the melted chocolate into a tall glass and wait until it has cooled down.

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7. After 4 hours of freezing remove popsicles from the freezer.

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8. Now quickly dip each popsicle into the chocolate topping, turning it to coat.


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Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberry Basil Popsicles {via www.fashionrolla.com}

Because of the coconut oil the chocolate topping will harden in seconds.

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Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberry Basil Popsicles {via www.fashionrolla.com}

9. For extra flavour decorate the popsicles with roasted pine nuts. Make sure you add the pine nuts immediately after you took the popsicles out the chocolate topping. Otherwise the pine nuts won’t stick to the glaze.
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Guten Appetit!

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Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberry Basil Popsicles {via www.fashionrolla.com}

Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberry Basil Popsicles {via www.fashionrolla.com}
Thanks for reading,
Xenia
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[Decor] Colorful Spray Painted Mason Jars

How to transform mason jars into colorful home accessories.

Colorful Spray Painted Mason Jars
[Upcycling project]

Everyday objects such as jars or bottles usually don’t have a long lifespan. The shiny containers are something we’re unfairly taking for granted and throwing them away after they’ve served their purpose.

But if large scale events like weddings and birthdays lie ahead of you, you might rethink your attitude toward the mason jars. With little time and permanent spray paint, you can transform the simple preserving jars into a colorful table decoration. Because of their inexpensive production the spray painted jars aka flower vases can save you a great deal of money.

How to transform mason jars into colorful home accessories.

For this project you will need:

  • min. 3 embossed mason jars
  • Edding spray paints in 3 different shades
  • rubber gloves and something to cover up your table

How to transform mason jars into colorful home accessories.
For this project you will have to work outside: balcony, garage, garden. Spray paints tend to smell strong and spread rapidly across the room. Before you paint, the jars must be dry, clean and free from grease or food scraps. Cover up your work surface and wear rubber gloves.

1. Take your mason jars and make sure they’re clean before placing it upside-down (lidless of course) on your covered up table. 
2. Take the Edding permanent spray paint (or any other spray paint) and spray your jars generously until it’s well coated. It’s important that you spray the outside and not the inside of the jar. Not only makes it easier to clean the vase, it’s also better for your lovely flowers since most of the color sprays aren’t food-safe.

How to transform mason jars into colorful home accessories.



3. The paint takes approx. 30 minutes to dry completely.



How to transform mason jars into colorful home accessories.



And there you have it – a beautiful decor idea created in 3 steps.




How to transform mason jars into colorful home accessories.





Thanks for reading,
Xenia
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