DIY // Paper Cranes

Mijn hoofd zit regelmatig erg vol en het vouwen van kraanvogels, of iets anders, geeft mij een gevoel van rust. Ik hoef dan even nergens aan te denken en ben gewoon even creatief bezig zonder zorgen. Heerlijk is dat.

Ik weet inmiddels uit mijn hoofd hoe ik ze moet vouwen……dat heeft wel even geduurd 😉 en ik heb inmiddels een stapeltje met papiertjes naast mijn computer liggen zodat ik het altijd bij de hand heb.

Ik gebruik verschillende papiertjes, maar het leukste vind ik om mooie papiertjes uit het Flow Book for Paper Lovers te halen en die te gebruiken.

Wat doe jij om je hoofd leeg te maken?

To clear my head I like to fold paper cranes. It gives me a moment to relax and don’t worry about stuff. I love to use papers from the Flow Book for Paper Lovers. What do you do to clear your mind?

Love, Elisabeth

 

Bron: 1,2,3 and 4 Elisabeth’s Way  5 Belle Amour

DIY // Vrolijke Halloween pompoenen

Ik hou van halloween, maar de kleuren zwart en oranje die daarbij komen kijken spreken mij echt niet aan…..bleghhh. Geef mij maar vrolijke kleuren. Vandaar deze vrolijke en kleurige pompoenen.

 

Voor deze DIY heb je nodig:

  • Pompoenen (nep of echt)
  • Acryl verf
  • leuk papier
  • kwast
  • schaar
  • passer
  • een beetje geduld 

Ik heb echte pompoenen gebruikt, omdat ik geen nepperds kon vinden. Gisteren zag ik ze ineens bij de Xenos liggen, dus ik denk dat ik een beetje te vroeg was. Bij thuiskomst de pompoenen een poetsbeurt gegeven en daarna beschilderd met acryl verf. Ik heb maar 1 laag hoeven te verven. Als ze droog zijn kun je het gezichtje erop verven. Maak ze vrolijk of eng, net wat jij wil. Om de hoedjes te maken ga je met je passer op een hokje van het papier staan en maakt dan een deel van een circkel. Uitknippen en dan oprollen tot een hoedje……easy peasy. Hoedje over het stengeltje zetten en je pompoenen zijn klaar.

Happy Halloween!

Liefs, Elisabeth

DIY // Mini Flower arrangement for a hot summer

As you know I love flowers, but one thing I don’t like is that flowers doesn’t last that long when it’s very hot outside. What I do then is make little flower arrangements with floral foam and strong, long lasting flowers. The flowers I used in this arrangement are chrysanthemums. You can use all kind of chrysanthemums, I used the Santini. This is a fresh looking, compact flower. 

Soak the foam in a bucket with water, but don’t push it underwater. Then fill your flower pots with wet floral foam. Make sure it sticks out a little bit above the edge.

Then you start to fill the outer ring with flowers. Please use a sharp knife to cut your flowers…..the flowers will love you for that 😀 

When the outer ring is filled you start to fill the middle up. I always like it when it’s a little bit of a mini hill…..not a flat polder field as we have here in Holland ;D. Make the stems a little longer then you did with the outer ring. 

Your Done!!! 

I added a little decoration to give it a summer vibe. 

Give your arrangement a little bit of water twice a week. 

Enjoy your little creation!

Love, Elisabeth

Glad Midsommar

For this year’s Midsummer Eve* celebration I made a simple wreath out of baby’s breath. I used baby’s breath because it dries very nicely and it will keep it’s white color. After Midsummer It will be on the wall for decoration :D. 

* what is Midsummer Eve?

The Swedes celebrate Midsummer eve between the 19th and 25th of June. Mostly they start the day by picking flowers and making beautiful wreaths, or go to the florist to pick up a flower wreath.  They also make wreaths to decorate the maypole. The maypole is a large pole decorated with loads of green, flowers and of course the wreaths. It’s standing in an open spot where a traditional dance will be preformed around the maypole. The day ends with a lot of food and drinks….oh and a lot of singing after the drinks 😉

 

 

Have a wonderful Midsummer and weekend! 

Elisabeth

PS: Photo’s are made by me and the beautiful model is my daughter <3

DIY // Flowery Plates

IMG_20160213_115720Yesterday I had great fun decorating plates with porcelain markers and afte I was done I thought it would be nice to share the results and how I do this with you. 

The porcelain markers I use are edding markers and I bought them at edding-shop.nl. They have a nice brush to work with and the colours are very vibrant. Their is one but! When you’re going to use the decorated plates to eat from……don’t the paint will come off. I use my plates only for decoration. You don’t want to eat paint 😉 

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I start of with washing the plate (I always use plates from the Ikea) and make sure it’s clean and grease-free. After that I start with drawing the bigger flowers first and spread them around the edge of the plate. Slowly I’m adding more flowers in different colours. When i’m done with that I add the leaves and some little details like the little red dots. 

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When you’re satisfied with the result let the plate dry for a bit and in the meanwhile preheat your oven to 160 degrees. The plate goes in the oven for 25 minutes. When the plate is done I always take it out directly, but be carefull it will be very hot! Now the decorations on your plate have a nice shine.

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Have fun and please show me your results 

@-}— Elisabeth

 

DIY // Vintage Cup

A few weeks back I bought a beautiful vintage cup and saucer at the webshop Ontbijtpret from the always friendly Christy. Unfortantely 1 of my kids dropped the cup and it fell in a lot of pieces. I coulden’t drop the broken cup in the trash so i kept it for a while….sitting all broken and still pretty in a glass vase. Till I bought an autumn crocus (herfsttijloos in Dutch and Tidlösa in Swedish) and put the bulb in between the pieces of the cup. I must say that it looks very nice and I’m so happy that I kept my broken cup.

So….never throw away a broken piece of vintage porcelain, but keep it and add a flowerbulb to it and you can still enjoy your favourite cup or other item.

Love Elisabeth

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Dahlia {Summer Bulbs}

I’m looking forward to the moment I can fill my vases with beautiful dahlias and enjoy all those amazing colours and textures.

You can buy your dahlias at the florist, but it’s way more fun if you can pick them out of your own garden! But to be able to enjoy them in a couple of months you need to plant the bulbs now. You can plant dahlias in pot or in your garden if you have enough space.

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How to plant dahlia bulbs in a pot you can see in the video.

@-}— Elisabeth

 

 

DIY {Vintage Planthangers}

Today I’m going to show you a very simple and quick idea to make your won planthangers.

All I used was vintage cups (I got them for €0,35ct) from the thriftshop, bakers twine, soil and small petunia cuttings. Fill te cups with some soil. Put the petunia cuttings in the cups and press them firmly. Don’t fill them to the edge but keep the soil 1cm below the edge (you dont want the soil to come out of the cups). Bind the bakers twine at the handle of the cup and then hang them wherever you want them to be. When you water them be carefull you dont give them to much….you don’t want the plants to come out again 😉

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Have fun being creative!

Elisabeth @-}—

Photo’s: Elisabeth’s Way

 

Easter Pinspiration

On Pinterest it’s bursting with Easter inspiration. Eggs decorated with just some stamped words or eggs completly covered with the most beautiful, impressive and handpainted paintings.  It’s so wonderful to see easter pins from all over the world, it gives me loads of inspiration and I hope it does that for you too! For more EASTER! pinspiration see my board on Pinterest.

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Source: Click on the pictures for the source, only picture 4 is missing so if you know who is the rightfull owner of that picture pls send me a messages so I can add the right source to it. 

Happy Easter!

@-}— Elisabeth

 

 

Let Love Grow

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Een kleine tip voor Valentijn en helemaal in onze stijl is deze kaart van niko niko. De kaart is van handgemaakt papier en zit vol met zaadjes……veldbloemenzaadjes! En als je deze kaart heel veel liefde, beetje water en aarde geeft groeit ze in een paar weken uit tot een prachtig veldboeket.

De kaart is onder andere te koop bij niko nikoBijzonder Mooi en Design Fabrix.

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Foto’s: niko niko