DIY: Painting in 11 colors tutorial!

Painting

Do you remember I was working on a painting project?

Here’s the sneak-peek I showed:

Well, It’s finished!

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Here is the result! I only used 11 colors, “Painting by Numbers”style. I’m very pleased with it, and so is my family. Now it only needs to go on the wall.

It is made in the same style as this one:

and this one:

In this post I will show you how you can make a painting like this yourself!

What you need:

-a canvas

-a computer/laptop with printer

-carbon paper

-a pen

-paint and brushes

– something to mix paint in and with, such as plastic cups and wooden sticks.

 

Step 1

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DIY: wooden houses, a whole street filled with lights

Houses with lights!

I have another DIY project for you, with wooden houses.

The base of this DIY is a creative set by Action, a Dutch shoppingchain. (but perhaps there is a similar kit available in your vicinity)

The idea is not my own, I found it somewhere on the internet, but I gave my own twist to it.

In the picture below you can see the finished project:

houses

A set of canalhouses with lights behind the windows, it looks so cute!

Curious how I made it?

Below you can find the tutorial with lots of pictures.

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coldfoiling technique

Valentine card with handlettering and coldfoiling technique

Hi!

As you may have read I’m uploading some older posts from my Dutch blog.

Today I will show you a card I made for Valentine’s day:

I will also show you the coldfoiling technique how to give the card a glossy finish.

coldfoiling technique

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fluffy wooden star

DIY project: fluffy wooden star with lights, christmas or winter decoration

Another DIY project! A fluffy wooden star.

 

A DIY project with stars, I love stars. This time I made a decoration which would look awesome in winter, and around Christmas.

I made lots of pictures, so if you want to make this star decoration, just follow my lead!

fluffy wooden star
This star was in my house last Christmastime. Isn’t it pretty?!

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jar with lights

Jar with lights and stars DIY and a did you know

Today I will show you a DIY tutorial.

We will turn a plain jar into a light decoration.

A jar with lights! This would be lovely for Christmas!

The idea is an adaptation from a light I saw in a shop somewhere. The thing with DIY lights is that the battery holder stays outside of the pot/jar/vase, so you often have a cord with a battery holder placed next to your home-made light. Not pretty.

So, this DIY tutorial shows you how to make a jar with lights and stars, with the battery holder in the jar!

No more visible batteries! whoop whoop!

Of course the battery holder will be easily accessible, you will have to be able to turn the lights on and off, right?!

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Placing a vinyl decal on a smooth surface

Vinyl decals are great! They can easily (and fast!) change the look of a wall, window or any other smooth surface.

But how are you supposed to place them correctly? Placing a vinyl decal can be tricky!

In this post you will find a tutorial on how to place vinyl decals to a smooth surface in 7 easy steps.

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