Posts Categorized: DIY

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!

Crafts + DIY + oh happy day + Party + Projects / Monday, 7 May 2012

DIY fruit balloons

I was at our cute little niece’s house and she had these neon balloons in her room that all of a sudden reminded me of fruit (does that happen to you ever? You accidentally mistake something for something else and then boom, you get a new idea?). I thought they’d be perfect for the fruit party we’ve been wanting to do forever. See the full instructions on Oh Happy Day.

Photography by Hilda Grahnat

Crafts + DIY + Projects / Thursday, 3 May 2012

DIY wooden bridal spoons

Beware, wood items! I will find you and you will end up painted! Muhaha. (Exhibit A, B, now C). How cute would these be to personalize and give to a bridal couple OR give out as favors at a wedding? I did these for Brooklyn Bride

 Photography by Hilda Grahnat 

Crafts + DIY + guest blog + Home + Projects / Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012

Kissing clothespin magnet

I did a version of my wedding couple clothespin (originally on Brooklyn Bride) for Chalkboard Mag, but this time I turned into…drumroll please….a magnet. *GASP*. I know, contain yourself. 
Materials: oversize clothespin, acrylic paints, paintbrush, pencil, magnet strip, double sided tape or glue, scissors.
Step 1: Create the outfit outlines of the couple’s clothing with your pencil. (I based her outfit off of Lauren Moffat‘s fall 2012 line)
Step 2: Paint in the outfits with your acrylics.

Step 3: Cut a strip of magnet and use double sided tape or glue to attach it to the clothespin.

Voila! 
I mostly wanted to find a way to find a practical use for this clothespin rather than just have it sitting on my bookshelf so I thought the fridge would be a much better place for it. Plus, you get a little peek into the chalkboard cupboard that I painted in our kitchen. 
As always, photography by Hilda Grahnat 

Crafts + DIY + guest blog + Party + Projects + Styled Magazine / Thursday, 19 Apr 2012

Paper flower branch candelabra

I give the most boring titles to my DIY projects. In my heart I want to pull an Anne Shirley and call this the “Flowers make my heart hurt of beautiful rainbow goodness” but sometimes you just gotta restrain. I created this piece for Styled Magazine’s ALL FLORAL issue. Yes, florals call for all caps. Tiger, one of my favorite stores in Denmark (think dollar store but awesome) has an amazing array of colored candles and I picked some up ages ago thinking, “oh yeah, I need a whole rainbow of candles to add to my collection of stuff for my little apartment” And look, I put them to use. And of course added lots of flowers to it.

For full instructions head on over here.

Photography by Hilda Grahnat.