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DIY collar update: nail it!

I love the trend with the decoration of collars. I used a old shirt from way back and a old belt with nails. To remove nails from the belt is easy, just open up the pins on the back. Use a large needle to remove the nails.

Then make small holes for the back of the nails where you want the nails to be.

Then your done!


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DIY Tin Reuse; toothbrush container

When you are a student you often need to be creative when it comes to decoration at home. For this DIY I used what I found laying at home; an empty corn tin, a string, a old key(for decoration) and some strong glue .

After getting glue all over the tin I raped the string around the tin.

When I was allmost at the top I made a cut in the string and continued with a part of the first string hanging out and the same with the new one(..see picture)

Make a loop and connect the key(or whatever other thing you like) to the loop.

Done! A new toothbrush container, zero money!


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DIY:cake stand

Due to a lot of cupcake baking I needed a cake stand desperately. On a flee marked I had my look out for something to make in to a cake stand. I found two vintage records and a candlestick. Then I simply glue it them together with a strong glue I had at home.

One can use the cake stand either way you like, both as a two stories stand or as a one story high stand.

Now I only have to make some more cupcakes…

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DIY Marius pillow; from a sweater and a blanket

If you have a sweater that is too big or have got ruined in some way it would make a  great pillow. In this tutorial I have decided to make the sweater and a fleece blanket in to two pillows.

The sweater i used is in a traditional Norwegian pattern called “Mariusgenser”.

First I made the sweater in to two squares by sawing the sides and then cutting of the arms and the sides. Then i cut a square out of a fleece blanket.

Now you pin one the sweater square and the blanket square together, remember to have the inside out on the sweater. Leave the end of the sweater to be about 10-15 longer in the of the blanket.

Sew the three sides together, and leave one side open to fit the pillow inside.

Make hooks on the end of the sweater to fasten the end of the sweater to the other side of the pillow. You can do this by crocheting small hooks.

Sew on buttons on the blanket side for the hooks to go in.

Then you are done!


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DIY: new skirt in an hour

I had some left over fabric after my dress sewing last week, and wanted to make an skirt from this. Tight fitted skirts are really easy to make and you do not need a pattern. Use an old skirt you like as pattern or just make an square a little larger then your thighs/butt( where ever you are the largest)

You don’t need a lot of fabric, just a enough for the dress. Remember to make the top a bit bigger then your hips, about 5 cm in each side.

As you can see I cut the skirt out in an angle with the tightest in the top, this to make the skirt follow my shape.

After cutting, sew the sides together(remember to leave room for the zipper!). If you try it on now you will realize that you need some incisions on the top to make the skirt follow  your shapes. Make two incisions on both the back and the front. See for yourself how long and deep they need to be.

Then it is just finishing left. Cast the button of the skirt and add a lining on the top ( see tutorial on bea lining). Insert an zipper on the side and you are done!

Cute little skirt in under an hour.

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DIY Lace Top

A lace top is a great way to make your outfit more romantic. I have been looking for the perfect top all summer, but have not found it, so I decided that I would make one myself.

My sister gave me the idea to copy one of her H&M tops. The top was made out of one big square and a hole in the neck line. I bought an old lace curtain on a Flea Market during my holiday that will be perfect for a lace top.

I started with cutting the fabric with the old H&M top as pattern. If you do not have an top to trace, simply make a big square. Make the square a little wider then your measurements so the top is a bit loose.

After cutting I overlocked  the side seams and the shoulder seam together. Then I overlocked the edges around the arms and the edges around the neck line.

Then out to enjoy the sun!

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DIY interior: Pegs On a Line

My sister loved for some while ago to make this kinds of clothes hooks. It is really easy and gives a fast result, crafts just the way I like it!

All you need is some pegs( preferably wooden), a wooden plank, glue(strong,liquid/wood glue) and some paint.

You start of painting the pegs and the plank, let it dry, then glue the pegs on! Wait… And then you are gone!

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