Posts Categorized: DIY

30 til 30 + Crafts + DIY + Life + oh happy day / Monday, 11 Jun 2012

Recounting birthdays past 2012 with cupcakes

Happy Monday and in true blogger self-absorbed fashion, happy birthday to me! I’ll be celebrating with my friend Becca, visiting from America, and Paul at the ballet tonight. Did you have an incredible weekend? We made mischief and did a lot of touring of CPH. I have fun stories to tell about it, but FIRST! Remember how I was counting down my 30th birthday with my 30 Crafts in 30 Days project? Well, I soon realized that that was the stupidest idea of all time so I quit. I didn’t mention that I had quit and since no one said anything I thought I could get away with it. It’s my blog and I’ll quit if I want to. Ha! But really, I had so many projects anyway that I didn’t need a gimmick to keep me going. Needless to say, I do have some crafts coming up so my self esteem is not super hurt.

As for this cupcake stand, I made this as my final DIY for Oh Happy Day. I had such a great time crafting away for Jordan this past year (see all my projects here), but I need to focus more on Lars and some new exciting projects coming up. For full instructions on this cupcake stand including a template  go here.

And to keep the tradition going…here’s where we are in 2012

June 11, 2012: Roskilde, Denmark
June 11, 2011: Namje, Nepal

June 11, 2010: Copenhagen, Denmark
June 11, 2009: Berlin, Germany
June 11, 2008: New York, NY
June 11, 2007: Washington, DC

June 11, 2006: Kensington, MD

June 11, 2005: San Clemente, CA

June 11, 2004: Curitiba, Brazil

June 11, 2003: Dana Point, CA

June 11, 2002: Venice, Italy


Photography by Amanda Thomsen (a huge thank you for your ideas and patience!) And thank you Paul for making the amazingly delightful rhubarb cupcakes. They were the best. Just don’t leave them in the sun over the weekend. Not so great after that.

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design*sponge + DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012

Copper tubing side table

Hey! I’m doing a series of summer DIYs over at design*sponge and the first one came out today. It’s the first time I’ve done some serious home projects (serious for me anyway). I have a serious fixation on copper plumbing tubing right now so I incorporate it into a few projects. First one up is this side table for my new studio. Guess who learned to use a drill for it? Yup! It gave me an “I can do anything in this world” now attitude. Build a house? no biggie, coming right up. No, in all seriousness, learning to use a drill has changed my life. I need to give a big shout out to my downstairs neighbor, Sebastian, who so patiently walked me through these projects and directed me on how to make it feasible. PLUS, he has every single tool you could possible need/want (including one to bend metal! oh yeah, good times ahead) so thank you! Also, thank you for letting Hilda and I come crash your dinner to get some good shots of the table in your beautiful house. And once again, a gold medal to Hilda for your amazing patience, ideas, and support as I tried doing 5 DIYs in one day especially in the midst of moving :(. And one last shout out to my friend Anna who came to the rescue with engineering advice. I wish she could perch on my shoulder and direct me on a daily basis.

For the full instructions, go here.

Photography by Hilda Grahnat 

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30 til 30 + Crafts + DIY + Party + Projects / Tuesday, 22 May 2012

30 til 30: Gold!

Guys, I’m SO behind with my 30 crafts in 30 days before 30 years. I hope this isn’t a premonition of this upcoming decade. Yikes! But today’s is SUPER easy. I mean, SUPER. Just get some gold spray paint, masking tape, and some kraft paper notebooks and you’re golden (te he, sorry, punny.) I picked these notebooks up in Berlin at a store I like to call “heaven” but it’s really called Modular. It’s a supplies store with anything your heart desires and Germany prices are SO amazing. Anything is compared to Denmark though.
1. Just cover the parts your want protected with masking tape. I didn’t have any at the moment so I used some cheap stuff that comes off easily. 
2. Give it a little spray from about 18″ away. It doesn’t need too much.

3. The best part is definitely the ripping off moment. Look how nice that line looks.

Voila! Now I have a few notebooks for my new studio space. Thanks to Line for helping me with the photos.
Countdown:
20 days and 26 more projects.
PS- don’t forget to enter the illustration giveaway! Last day is today! 
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30 til 30 + Crafts + DIY + Party + Projects / Monday, 14 May 2012

30 til 30: Mexican picado banners

So, if you’re just joining in, I’m making 30 crafts in the 30 days prior to turning 30. This weekend I made some geometric Mexican picado banners to go along with the pinata for a friend’s Mexican themed party on Saturday. I used Jenny’s instructions found here. They were an absolute cinch to make and I love how they fill the space. I made some more for my new workshop to make the space feel more than it is right now. 

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Crafts + DIY + In the Know + Life / Friday, 11 May 2012

2 announcements!

The New Studio:
Remember how I was contemplating moving into a studio space? Well, I finally did it! I’m here! SQUEALS! I have this tremendous sense of giddiness (sp?) as I sit here looking around at these blank walls. What can possibly fill them? And what projects will emerge out of this room? Hopefully, so so many! I didn’t really think that this would happen but I recently met a pretty awesome group of creative women (a major answer to prayers) and two of them–photographers–invited me to share their space with them. After much contemplation I’m here and I couldn’t be more thrilled. We’re planning on lots of fun projects to improve the space as well as hosting events, and even using it as a shop to sell our stuff. So yup, that means my paper flowers and other goodies will be on display and you can drop in to check ’em out and make your purchases in person. There’s a “Fotostudie” sign up in front until we think of a name for all of us. Come check it out at Turesensgade, right by that beautiful park at Nørreport.
30 til 30: 

Next announcement: I turn 30 in 30 days. YIKES! That calls for some type of, uh, celebration I suppose. I decided to celebrate in the form of crafty insanity and replicate my 24 days of Christmas crafts. To be exact that’s 30 crafts in 30 days for my 30th birthday. Sound right? I’ll post my 30 projects weekdays until the 11th of June (the big day. gulp!) Today is day one. A friend is throwing a Mexican themed party so she asked if I could help out and I thought it’d be a good excuse to get my craft on so I planned a pinata. I absolutely love the colors together. I’ll work on a tutorial for you guys because they are seriously easy though a bit time consuming. Snaps to those pinatas you buy at party stores for like $7. I have NO idea how they can charge that little.
Stay tuned for more crafts next week as well as more photos of the new studio space!
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