DIY: Painting in 11 colors tutorial!


Do you remember I was working on a painting project?

Here’s the sneak-peek I showed:

Well, It’s finished!


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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Unicorn themed birthday party

My daughter Marijke turned 8 in october, and she wanted a unicorn themed birthday party.

That can be arranged 🙂

So we went out and looked for unicorn themed items, such as diadems, balloons, stickers, lots of stuff!

Last week it was finally here: party-time!

We made a unicorn shaped pinata for the party. This is not difficult, all you need is old boxes, tinfoil for the horn, crepe paper, and a glue gun. And treats to fill the pinata of course!

I used THIS and THIS site as examples to make our unicorn. Unfortunately I didn’t make any pictures of the DIY process, but I do have pictures of the result:


It’s a cutie, right?!

I love how it turned out. Almost a shame to smash it. Almost, because smashing is fun 😉

Shouldn’t you be a DIY-er; Pinata’s are for sale in various (internet) shops.

At the party we looked for a treasure (with unicorn diadems in it), we did some watercoloring, decorated a cupcake (and ate it, nomnomnom) and we made unicorn slime (with glitters!).


Smashing the pinata was a lot of fun. Next time I will make the pinata a bit less sturdy, it took quite some time to smash it. Although this was also an advantage, as everyone could have a go at it 🙂

Hitting the pinata with a blindfold was difficult, so we removed it and hit it like we meant it!


One of her friends brought a party popper (with confetti in it) that she wanted to use after the pinata was broken. This was also a lot of fun!


It was a very merry party, everybody had lots of fun!

Now we will wait and see what she wants her theme to be next year 🙂






DIY sponge: crocheting cute sponges!

Did you hear about the new yarn to crochet your own sponges?

I saw it mentioned a few times in magazines and online, and I was curious about it.

That’s why I bought 3 skeins of this yarn in fun colors ( it was hard to choose!) at

The yarn is called Creative Bubble, it is made of 100% polyester and it looks quite prickly. Although the thread looks prickly, it is not! It’s actually quite soft and flexible.


There are cute patterns available for this yarn, but I just

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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:


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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