DIY PROJECTS

DIY | (faux) Leather Jacket – 3D Embroidery

DIY | (faux) Leather Jacket – 3D Embroidery

After my recent collaboration with Mollie Makes involving an embroidered denim jacket, I just couldn’t get out of the ’embroidery vibes’ and decided to embrace it when this beautiful vegan leather jacket arrived in my mailbox! Now don’t get me wrong, this jacket (and most jackets) don’t need to be ‘upcycled’ because they look great as they…

HAIR DIY VIDEO | Braided Scarf Hairstyle

HAIR DIY VIDEO | Braided Scarf Hairstyle

Today I have a special treat for you guys: the first LRS hair DIY video project!! This one is pretty special (and nerve-wrecking) for me, because it is the first video where you can actually here me talk (in English!). I am a big fan of girly hair tutorials, and I have posted many of them on…

BLOGGING | 6 Sources to get Inspiration for your next Blog Post

BLOGGING | 6 Sources to get Inspiration for your next Blog Post

Are you in a creative rut, ran out of ideas for your next blogpost or simply crave something new? Well, you have come to the right place! Because I have collected and wrote down my 6 favourite sources to get inspiration! The question that I get asked the most is ‘where do I get my…

SEWING DIY | Custom Fabric Frame Purse

SEWING DIY | Custom Fabric Frame Purse

Are your ready for the most handmade DIY project ever? Because not only can you make your own frame purse, you can also design the inner and outer fabric yourself! Which means that (apart from the frame) everything about this purse will be designed and made by you! — I am all for upcycling DIY projects…

DIY | Clay Initial Bracelet

DIY | Clay Initial Bracelet

What do you get when it’s too cold outside, cats that want to cuddle 24-7 and you are in between projects? Yes: many new creative adventures! These adventures include: – A new jewelry collection – A Lana Red Studio webshop!!! – A tutorial of one of the jewelry pieces, because you can DIY-it or BUY-it ;) –…

HAIR PROJECT | How I Went From Red to Blonde

HAIR PROJECT | How I Went From Red to Blonde

Surprise!! I am officially a blonde again! And what a journey it was! Most of you know me as Lana Red, with red hair. But for those of you that have been with me since the beginning might remember that I used to be a blonde. I actually gave myself the alter ago Lana Red,…

SEWING DIY | Geometric Fabric Scrap Zipper Clutch

SEWING DIY | Geometric Fabric Scrap Zipper Clutch

Are you also always starting many new projects and have a ton of leftover pieces of fabric that are too small to turn into something wearable, but too pretty to throw away? Well, do I have a great solution for! Turn them into a patchwork clutch! And no, by patchwork I don’t mean a granny style purse,…

SEWING DIY | How to Make a Robe Coat in 30 Steps Without a Sewing Pattern

SEWING DIY | How to Make a Robe Coat in 30 Steps Without a Sewing Pattern

Today I am sharing my collaboration with the amazing Spoonflower with you! I designed my own fabrics and used them for this robe coat project. I documented every step of the way, to make sure that you can also do this project at home and design your own fabric and make your own coat! Let’s…

RECIPE | Sweet Potato & Goat’s Cheese Tart

RECIPE | Sweet Potato & Goat’s Cheese Tart

What to do when you don’t like to cook, but still want to eat healthy and have it look tasty at the same time? Bake! I have been searching for new recipes online and I could never find something that I really liked, probably because I am a pretty picky eater and vegetarian. Oh, and…

UPCYCLING DIY | Braided Tee Planter

UPCYCLING DIY | Braided Tee Planter

I am a big fan of green in my house. As I mentioned in an earlier post, my temporary home already felt more like a proper home after adding plants in my living room. But as usual I craved more and wanted to add plants in other rooms as well, like my kitchen and bedroom. Finding…

DIY | Canvas Cutout Star Light

DIY | Canvas Cutout Star Light

I am ‘star struck’ on the blog this week. Because not only did I share a Star String-Light Garland DIY with you a few days ago. I am also very excited to share this project with you: A star shaped light made out of a simple blank canvas and a cheap string of LED lights! As…

CHRISTMAS DIY | Star String Light Garland

CHRISTMAS DIY | Star String Light Garland

It’s that time of the year, when my living room is craving a few extra light sources! Because I usually don’t have a Christmas tree (see my Alternative Christmas Tree version here) I like to overcompensate with fun and festive string lights and other DIY projects that involve Christmas vibes. This year I really wanted…

DIY | Concrete and Gold Leaf Pendant

DIY | Concrete and Gold Leaf Pendant

Today I am so pleased to share my new project with you: a concrete and gold leaf pendant!! You might recognise this pendant from my Etsy shop collection. Yes, that is right you can make one yourself with this tutorial or if you don’t have the time, resources or energy to make one: you can…

DIY ART | Copper Leafing

DIY ART | Copper Leafing

The origami craze on the LRS blog has definitely not reached its end yet! Instead of folding paper, I am showing you how to use an origami silhouette and use it for this minimalistic piece of art. The special ingredient for this project: Copper leaf! I found this pack of copper leaf sheets on sale…

SEWING DIY | Two Step Blouse Upcycle

SEWING DIY | Two Step Blouse Upcycle

I think that this is the quickest DIY project I have ever made! It is just so simple, that I can’t believe I never thought of this before. Upcycling projects are my favourite kind and I visit thrift stores as often as I can to spot new projects, and to give old items a new…

CROCHET DIY | Granny Square Sweater

CROCHET DIY | Granny Square Sweater

Let’s start off with a confession: I had never used the crochet technique before I started this project. I always thought that it would be waay too difficult and that the results would turn out to be a very poorly old fashioned (in a bad way) cushion cover. But, wow was I wrong! A few…

DIY | Embroidered Copper Bracelet

DIY | Embroidered Copper Bracelet

Take your jewellery making skills to the next level with this surprisingly easy copper bracelet project! If you have visited the blog in the last month, you may have noticed my copper origami brooch DIY and since the brooch is so tiny and delicate, I had a lot of material left over from that project.…

DIY | Renters-Friendly Origami Ceiling Decoration

DIY | Renters-Friendly Origami Ceiling Decoration

As you maybe already know, I am currently living in a sublet in Berlin. This means that I have very little furniture and stuff of my own. And most of all: no decorations. Because who packs decorations when you are living out of a suitcase, right? Living like this made me realise how much a…

RECIPE | 2 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

RECIPE | 2 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Meet my new favourite breakfast recipe: easy peasy banana pancakes! I am a real sweet craving breakfast person. When I was young I would only eat cocopuffs for breakfast (still my favourite food in the world!). But now that I am older and can’t get away with that much chocolate, sugar and other probably unhealthy…

DIY | Doodle Stitch Shirt

DIY | Doodle Stitch Shirt

When looking for new DIY inspiration, I quickly noticed so many fun new style trends for this fall. Not only did I see so many colourful pieces, but everything is also so incredibly playful! Patches, embroidery, pins, tassels, glitter, oh so many lovely things! My favourite collection so far is the 2016 Gucci fall collection, you can find it…

DIY | Copper Origami Brooch

DIY | Copper Origami Brooch

I guess you can say that I have gone origami crazy! After my origami embroidered book cover DIY, I started to make even more projects with this fantastic technique! Today I am sharing my new jewellery DIY project with you: an origami swan made out of copper foil. Copper foil is a material that always…

DIY | Geometric Concrete Planter

DIY | Geometric Concrete Planter

So many firsts in this blogpost! Get ready to experience: – The first LRS stop motion DIY video – An easy peasy concrete mold invention – My new favourite plant: the Pot Rose! Today I am showing you my new Green DIY: a Geometric Concrete Planter! (click here for the Dutch version) I have seen…

DIY | Origami Embroidered Book Cover

DIY | Origami Embroidered Book Cover

I guess I have been a little bit obsessed with origami shapes lately. I just love how a few simple lines can create this delicate and unique looking shape. Today I am sharing my new very simple project with you: An origami embroidered book cover! I am not kidding when I say that I made…

SEWING DIY | 10 Minute Fabric Basket

SEWING DIY | 10 Minute Fabric Basket

Ever since I moved into my second sublet here in Berlin, I have this mixed feeling about the emptiness of the space. It has all the basics: sofa, table, chairs, shelves, etc. And the walls are pretty and high and clean and light. So it’s a perfect blanc canvas, but unfortunately a canvas that I…

UPCYCLING DIY | Vintage Clock

UPCYCLING DIY | Vintage Clock

Remember my television debut from last week? Well, on tv I showed you a few fun upcycling tutorials that are fast, easy and most of all crazy inexpensive! One of those projects involved an old tea tin, a simple plastic clock and a drill. And that became a very easy to make vintage clock! Today…

SEWING DIY | Geometric Blanket

SEWING DIY | Geometric Blanket

I have always had a fascination for textiles and prints. Every time I would shop for clothes, bedding, etc. I would come home with fun prints or unusual fabrics. But why shop for something that you can make yourself! Today I am showing you a very detailed DIY of my geometric blankets! The idea behind…

DIY | Sharpie & Alcohol Textile Print

DIY | Sharpie & Alcohol Textile Print

How about a fun summer inspired print tutorial! It’s easy, quick, affordable, fun and apparently very much in style. You might recognise this skirt from my L1 Fashion Collection. This was my first ever fashion collection and all of the pieces are made from reused items like curtains. Including this skirt, which is believe it or…

ADVANCED DIY | Soldered Flower Necklace

ADVANCED DIY | Soldered Flower Necklace

A few weeks ago I already mentioned on Instagram that I have found a new hobby: Soldering! I absolutely love it! I always thought that it would be too hard to do, and that it would require many expensive tools and supplies. But my Pinterest page was filling itself with many gorgeous glass pendants, lamps, terrariums and…

GREEN DIY | Wall Planter

GREEN DIY | Wall Planter

In case you missed it: plants are thé home decor accessory of 2016. Pinterest is booming and people are loving the green items filling their homes. I am also very much in love with this trend and embraced it with a giant statement wall DIY! I collaborated with mooiwatplantendoen.nl (thejoyofplants.co.uk) and represent the Flower of…

TECH DIY | Personalised Desktop & Matching Icons

TECH DIY | Personalised Desktop & Matching Icons

  What to do when things in your life are getting a bit chaotic? Organising! There are some big changes going in my personal life (more about that later this week) and I have discovered that when I start to organise one simpel thing, it really calms me down. After cleaning out a big part…

DIY | Tassel Necklace

DIY | Tassel Necklace

I can’t really remember when tassels officially got back in style, but I am a big fan! I have already made a tassel earring project in the past, and I have been wanting to use the tassel trend for something new for a while now. That is how I came up with this necklace. I…

DIY | Lightbox

DIY | Lightbox

I am a big fan of kitchy, glittery, over the top christmas decorations. But over the years I came to the conclusion that I just don’t fancy them in my own home..  Apparently ( and it took me a loooong time to figure this out) I like my christmas decorations minimal, bright and most of…

HAIR DIY | Low Braided Bun

HAIR DIY | Low Braided Bun

Rain, snow and storms going on in your part of the world? No worries! Because you will still look fancy with your new easy and quick braided hairdo! I have to be honest here, I usually wear my hair down because I am just so happy with my long hairdo. I never had the hair structure…

DIY | Sequin Heart Top

DIY | Sequin Heart Top

  I think we all need some love themed crafts every now and then, to keep things romantic and festive. So be prepared for this super easy, super fun new DIY! I have to sisters as you may know (Barbara, you all know pretty well by now ;) And Kelly, my other sister. Kelly has…

DIY | Flower Printing

DIY | Flower Printing

Oh, I love it when I get to play with new techniques! Because, did you know that you can use the color and shapes of flowers as a printing technique! I never realised this, but flowers have a lot of printable color in them which makes it so much fun for creating printed (well hitting…

RECIPE | Courgette Chips

RECIPE | Courgette Chips

Ok, here is some shocking news: I hate to cook. And to make it even worse: I am also not a big fan of fruit and vegetables… Pfeww, there, I said it. When I confess this to people, usually the responses are not very positive. I often get questions like: “but what do you eat?” Or:…

DIY | Painted Plates

DIY | Painted Plates

I am the biggest fan of miss matched plates! I have been spotting them for a while now on Pinterest and wonderful shops like Anthropologie and was desperate to have a few of my own. But I just never seem to find those ‘jewels’ at local thrift stores like my fellow thrifter friends – you…

DIY | Fabric Banner

DIY | Fabric Banner

  Last month was my boyfriends birthday, and I alway love to go all out on decorations and gifts. I am not a big fan of the regular store bought plastic banners and I know my boyfriend definitely doesn’t like them. So this year I decided to get up a little early on his birthday…

DIY | Cushion Cover Weaving

DIY | Cushion Cover Weaving

  Remember my color block cushion DIY? Well, I made that one because I recently bought a new black and white rug and really needed some new items to match the style. And instead of making one cushion tutorial, I decided to make two! So today I am showing you my cushion cover weaving DIY!…

BEAUTY | My Red Hair Story

BEAUTY | My Red Hair Story

After receiving many questions about my hair color over the years, I decided to dedicate a post to it! Most people think that I named my blog Lana Red Studio because of the color of my hair, but actually when I started this blog I was still a blond! (I used to wear red lipstick everyday,…

DIY | Personalised Socks

DIY | Personalised Socks

Let’s start of with something I am sure pretty much all of you can relate to: finding or making gifts for men is insanely crazy! There are two men in my life that I need and most of all want to buy gifts for at least twice a year: – My dad who will get…

DIY | Tasty Tote

DIY | Tasty Tote

You know what makes spring really perfect besides warm weather? Ice cream! And not just any ice cream, the real tasty colourful kind! To celebrate my love for not just the taste but also the look of ice cream, I decided to create a fun, easy and very quick bag tutorial. You could name it: your…

DIY | Colour Block Cushion Cover

DIY | Colour Block Cushion Cover

I am always a big fan of colours in my household accessories, but every once in a while I crave for simplicity and a more toned down design. So it was definitely time for some new colour block items! Not to mention that I just bought this black and white rug from Ikea, and I had…

RECIPE | Dutch ‘Appelflappen’

RECIPE | Dutch ‘Appelflappen’

I had a huge craving for something sweet the other night, but didn’t feel like going to the supermarket. While looking in my kitchen for some ingredients to make an easy, quick treat, I realised that I had the perfect ingredients for some good ol’ fashioned Appelflappen! ‘Appelflappen’ you say?! That is a very strange…

TECH | Custom Desktop Icons and Wallpaper

TECH | Custom Desktop Icons and Wallpaper

Finally!! I made a new and improved customised desktop wallpaper with matching icons!! For those of you that don’t have a clue on what is going on: “You can customise those ugly blue folder icon thingies on your desktop!” Yes, those folders you are looking at every day and are supposed to make your digital…

STYLE YOUR GEAR | Valentine Phone Wallpaper

STYLE YOUR GEAR | Valentine Phone Wallpaper

  It’s all love and hearts here at the studio! And what a better way to celebrate that special day tomorrow, than by dressing up your phone with a new wallpaper! Yes! It’s valentine’s day time! Fun idea: Not only can you dress your own phone up, you can also secretly change the background of your…

RECIPE | Personalised Sweet Valentine Cookies

RECIPE | Personalised Sweet Valentine Cookies

Oh my! It’s that time of the year again! Yes: Cookie time! Because even though valentines day is a fun holiday, I do know a lot of people that don’t really celebrate it. So I think it’s time to change that, why not make it a heart shaped cookie kinda day! You know, you can…

HAIR JEWELRY DIY | Button Chain Bobby Pins

HAIR JEWELRY DIY | Button Chain Bobby Pins

  Who says that you should only wear jewelry on your body? I say: decorate your hair to give it an extra fancy look! I always love to experiment with old items and give them a new purpose. And buttons just seem to be my favorite source for some fine DIY inspiration! I already made…

HOW TO | 10 PRACTICAL Tips Every Blogger Should Learn

HOW TO | 10 PRACTICAL Tips Every Blogger Should Learn

Guess what? Being practical about blogging can be dull! I mean I have been blogging for almost three years now, and I think I only started to care about this stuff a year ago. What do I mean when I say practical stuff? You know, the things that are the least favorite part of having…

DIY | Easy Ottoman

DIY | Easy Ottoman

We recently bought this pretty green sofa at the local thrift store, and even though it’s extremely comfortable, I still missed the relaxing factor of putting my legs up.  So, I collected some pieces of wood and fabric and started to make this very easy ottoman! It was so much easier to make than I…

CHRISTMAS DIY | Minimal Chalkboard Tree

CHRISTMAS DIY | Minimal Chalkboard Tree

One week until christmas and no tree yet? Oh no! (*update*- I wrote this post in 2014, but I have remade this tree every year since, you can view last years design in the bottom of this post)   It’s a good thing that I am just like you and really didn’t feel like dragging…

NAIL DIY | It’s a Glittery Sharpie Christmas

NAIL DIY | It’s a Glittery Sharpie Christmas

Red, glitters and christmas decorations. What more to expect for some festive christmas nails?!    It’s been a while since my last nail tutorial, and I have had all of these crazy nail decoration ideas, like applying scrapbook pictures onto your nails, or dipping them into gold. And even though I am definitely still going…

DIY | Cat Purrrrse

DIY | Cat Purrrrse

In need of a quick fun bag DIY? You are at the right place! I made this kitty purse in less than an hour  and love how the technique can be use for any shape! Maybe next time, I’ll make a bird purse or a doggy purse, so many options! How to make your own…

DIY | From Blanket to Fleece Sweater

DIY | From Blanket to Fleece Sweater

There is one thing that annoys me the most while preparing for traveling or dressing for a long walk, and that is the look of fleece sweaters. They are oh so practical being lightweight and warm, but it seems like there are not many designers that bothered to update the look of them (at least…

DIY | Canvas Headboard

DIY | Canvas Headboard

This tutorial is perfect for everyone that always wanted a headboard behind their bed, but never had the right tools or skills for it!    I always see a lot of fabulous headboard DIY’s but they always involve heavy machinery or at least a car to collect all the materials. Since I don’t own a…

DIY | Kimono

DIY | Kimono

The kimono trend as been going on for a while now and it was time to turn it into a project! For those of you that don’t know the meaning of the new found kimono: it’s the perfect piece of clothing! You can wear it over your clothes as a vest (but more hipstery fashionable),…

DIY | Temporary Art Tattoo

DIY | Temporary Art Tattoo

I guess I can safely say that this is my most favorite DIY so far! I have always loved tattoos especially the girly ones, and I do have a few (small ones). But it is still a very big step to get a (new) tattoo. So how excited was I, when I discovered that you…

DIY | Wall Shelf Restyle For Less Than 50 Euros

DIY | Wall Shelf Restyle For Less Than 50 Euros

How about a complete wall restyle for less than 50 euros? Yes! But how, with less than 50 euros you ask? The best combo: Ikea and some serious thrifting!   I promised my sister to restyle her wall as a birthday present. We painted her wall a while ago, and she wanted a different look…

3 MINUTE EARRING DIY | Hoops to Squares

3 MINUTE EARRING DIY | Hoops to Squares

How do you turn your dollar- or euro- store earrings into trendy square-shaped ones? Easy! Just use a set of pliers and nail polish and three minutes later: you look fabulous! Here’s how: Supplies: Hoop Earrings | Pliers | Nail Polish 1. Buy cheap earrings (mine only cost 6o cents!) Or find some old ones…

RECIPE | Apple Tarte Tatin

RECIPE | Apple Tarte Tatin

Do I have treat for you today! Quick to make, easy, and most of all tasty! that will be the best way to describe today’s tarte tatin recipe! For those of you that don’t know what a tarte tatin is: it’s an upside-down tart! My apple version sounds a lot like a regular apple pie,…

RECIPE | Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

RECIPE | Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Also a big fan of the yummy chewy cookies that they sell at “Subway” and Starbucks”? Well today is your lucky day, because today I will show you how to make them yourself! The trick is to ‘freeze’ the dough before putting the cookies in the oven! I used the same technique for my cookie…

RECIPE | Breakfast Smoothie

RECIPE | Breakfast Smoothie

What you will be doing tomorrow morning? Well, making this amazing breakfast smoothie of course!   This smoothie has been my breakfast for the last few months and I just realized this morning that I never shared it with you!  I am a very difficult eater, and for some reason everything that is considered ‘healthy’…

DIY | From Picture Frame To Dry Erase Board

DIY | From Picture Frame To Dry Erase Board

A calendar or planner that matches your interior? Yes, it’s possible! Use an old (or new) picture frame and transform it into an erasable planner. Ideal for busy households, planfreaks and scatterbrains like me:) DIY: 1. Supplies: Picture Frame (in a size that is suitable for your planner) | Paper (for printing or to draw…

NAIL DIY | Velvet Nail Art

NAIL DIY | Velvet Nail Art

Have you heard of the velvet nail trend? No? No worries I only discovered it about a week ago and I am already completely obsessed with it!   I always love it when new discoveries are made, especially when it involves fabric, colors and nails!  So, what are velvet nails, you say? It means that…

DIY | Sturdy Camera Strap

DIY | Sturdy Camera Strap

I know that there are many camera strap DIY’s on the internet already, and even though I like a lot of them, I never tried them because they often don’t seem as strong enough as the original camera straps that come along with your camera.    I did this camerastrap upcycle right before I started…

DIY | 10 Minute Shirt Upcycle

DIY | 10 Minute Shirt Upcycle

  Also feeling tired of having spend all of your money on airplane tickets but seeing all these fun printed shirts in the stores that you just have to wear on your trip? I know I do!   Do I have a solution for you, just upcycle your old shirt in 10 minutes! And the…

DIY | Pom Shoes

DIY | Pom Shoes

Today I have a very simple and quick shoe upcyle tutorial for you!  I made these tule pompoms a while ago, and actually forgot about them until I recently started doing research on my new costume designs for school. For my costume ideas, I wanted to make a bold statement with the shoes and remembered…

NAIL DIY | Matte & Glossy Nails

NAIL DIY | Matte & Glossy Nails

Pink and dots, is there any better combination to put on your nails? Especially now that it’s time to wear all those spring colors! And the best part, it’s extremely easy to do! You won’t need any tape, or templates or fake nails. Just some nail polish and a helpful tool. Here’s how to make…

DIY | Brushstroke Cushion Covers

DIY | Brushstroke Cushion Covers

   Wait, what? Another cushion cover tutorial? Didn’t I just make one very recently? Well, yes! But my two lovely cute little monsters also liked my cushion covers, or let’s just say: liked them a lot! And this is what has been a daily activity for them: That’s right, I caught them, cuddling away on…

RECIPE | Spekkoek

RECIPE | Spekkoek

Ok, so I wasn’t sure if I should post this recipe on my blog for two reasons:  one – If your not Dutch and you translate the name of this cake, you will find that it’s called ‘bacon cookie’. Which doesn’t sound delicious at all and is completely confusing, because this cake doesn’t include any…

STYLE YOUR GEAR | Free Phone Wallpaper

STYLE YOUR GEAR | Free Phone Wallpaper

I have been in a drawing mood lately and that means free wallpapers for you!    I have been researching new techniques for school and have been painting and drawing away which resulted in a lot of new work for my exams and for you!   So, do you like: Green houses, pink wallpaper and…

DIY | Sweater Clips

DIY | Sweater Clips

When I was in New York, I visited the Wiliamsburg Flea, which is always so much fun! And I found these beautiful vintage clip-on earrings that just had to find it’s way into a new DIY project.  Because I realized that people don’t really wear them anymore, even tough there are so many pretty old…

DIY | Cinemagraph (Create your own partially moving gif)

DIY | Cinemagraph (Create your own partially moving gif)

Always been curious on how people made those gifs with only one part of the image moving? Well, look no further because here’s a very easy tutorial on how to achieve that with your own material!   I have been doing a lot of research on video and photography techniques for school and came across…

DIY | Shoe Transfer

DIY | Shoe Transfer

I always love it when I have discovered a new trick that involves restyling!    I ordered these cute boots from Chicwish with the idea that they would match with everything, and they do. But when they arrived, I realized that I have bought most of my shoes with the idea that they should match…

MAKE-UP DIY | Vintage Inspired Daily Make-Up Routine

MAKE-UP DIY | Vintage Inspired Daily Make-Up Routine

I am in love with vintage looking hair and makeup tutorials, but they always take forever to learn and apply. Don’t get me wrong I still love those tutorials! But maybe just for special occasions. So to spare some time I came up with my daily makeup routine that still has that vintage feel to…

DIY | Cat Socks

DIY | Cat Socks

What happens when you put two of your favorite things (cats and fashion) together? You get Cat Socks!  And no, not socks for your cat to wear, but to keep you warm and cozy during these cold months.  They are extremely easy to make, and I think I finished them in under 15 minutes! Here’s…

RECIPE | Heart Shaped Candy Cookies

RECIPE | Heart Shaped Candy Cookies

Treat your sweetheart to something sweet for Valentines day with the help of this candy cookie recipe! I am a big fan of cookies and am always excited when I discover new ways of making them, because it’s the perfect excuse to having to ‘taste’ them all when looking for the perfect recipe.  I never knew this,…

STYLE YOUR GEAR | Valentine Wallpaper

STYLE YOUR GEAR | Valentine Wallpaper

Valentines Day is coming up and even tough I don’t really celebrate it, I do still love to get into the romantic girly mood. How I do that you say? Well, I found out that around valentines day I unconsciously tend to wear more pink and red, strange right?! (or Pinterest is working really well and is…

UPCYCLE DIY | Braided Headband from upcycled Sweater

UPCYCLE DIY | Braided Headband from upcycled Sweater

Staying warm in a fashionable but inexpensive way? Yes! And if you go for pink like I did, than you can also look very cute on your way to your romantic Valentinesday date! I kept seeing all these girls looking cute in their winter headbands and decided to follow their example, but in my own…

HAIR DIY | Braided Bangs

HAIR DIY | Braided Bangs

Also have a bad hair day, rainy day or just tired of making your bangs look great? No worries, because I have the best solution for you: braided bangs! This is suitable for short bangs or longer hair, everyone can join! My hair is a bit curly, and having bangs with curly hair and humid…

DIY | Upcycled Bow Gloves

DIY | Upcycled Bow Gloves

The holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean that we have to be less fancy! So today I am showing a very quick and simple tutorial on how to give your old gloves just that little bit extra and upcycle them into a pair of show stealers! You can use your big fluffy winter gloves,…

DIY | Leather Rings

DIY | Leather Rings

Always wanted to wear a ring that’s: comfortable, pretty, adjustable, matches with everything and can be made in under 5 minutes? Well, today is your lucky day, because I have ring tutorial for you that is just all of the above.   My sister mentioned that a friend gave her a leather ring and that…

HOLIDAY DIY | Pearl Necklace

HOLIDAY DIY | Pearl Necklace

Here’s an easy necklace DIY that won’t take too much of your time during the Christmas holidays and will be perfect to wear with you little black dress. Or you can make a last minute one as a cute hostess gift :) I always wanted to have a pretty pearl necklace that would look classy…

Nail DIY | White & Gold Glitter

Nail DIY | White & Gold Glitter

No christmas outfit is complete without some glittery holiday nails!    I found this old jar of glitters in my workspace and figured that it would look perfect on my nails. I didn’t know if it would work, because they are just regular glitters. But they stayed on perfectly!   Nail DIY: Supplies: White nail…

FEATURE DIY | Double Exposure Photography

FEATURE DIY | Double Exposure Photography

I am so excited to announce that I created this new and improved Double Exposure DIY for the Daily Epiphanie Blog! Here are a few peeks into the tutorial. If you would like to know how to create these images yourself, than please go over to: Daily-Epiphanie and start creating!   It’s so easy to…

HOLIDAY DIY | Wineglass Shade

HOLIDAY DIY | Wineglass Shade

Did you know that you can use all kinds of paper to turn your wineglasses into pretty little lights? Well, you can! Because I recently found this vintage wrapping paper-book at the local thrift store and immediately fell in love with the patterns. But using it to just wrap presents in it seemed like a…

DIY | Fancy Stretchy Pearl Bow Bracelet

DIY | Fancy Stretchy Pearl Bow Bracelet

With the holidays in sight, it’s time to start crafting fancy items!    I always love to make my own accesories and outfits for christmas and new years eve, remember my dress last year? Well this year I am starting a bit earlier, so I’ve already been pretty busy with new festive tutorials! And not…

RECIPE | Pepernoten

RECIPE | Pepernoten

When everyone else in the world gets ready for Christmas after Thanksgiving, We ‘Dutchies’ still have one more holiday on the 5th of December called Sinterklaas (St Nicholas). I wrote about this event last year. Sinterklaas, and as many holidays do, it comes with it’s own special treats. One of them is the famous pepernoot.…

DIY | Painters Cloth Cushion Cover

DIY | Painters Cloth Cushion Cover

Yes, you read it right! This cushion is made out of painters cloth, and the best part is: it cost me less than 4 euros to make!   I always love DIY projects that involve using materials that usually have a different purpose. And when I found this fabric for only 1,50 euros, I just…

FREE | Fall Facebook Header

FREE | Fall Facebook Header

Remember my Fall Art Craft Project? I made a simple tutorial with a few leaves that I found. Well, those leaves came in very handy when I was a bit bored on a rainy day last week and so I used them for a little photoshop experiment.  The result: a free Facebook Header for everyone!…

DIY | Autumn Art

DIY | Autumn Art

I was walking in the forest the other day and suddenly came up with a fun and (extremely) easy Fall Art DIY Project.  I started to collect leaves and used a piece of white laminated paper as a base for the project. Because the fun part about laminated paper is that you can use a…

DIY | Bottle Bracelet

DIY | Bottle Bracelet

It seems like forever since I did an upcycle DIY project, so I’m very excited to share this new one with you!   It’s a pretty low cost and easy tutorial, and I personally really loved making it! The fun part is that you can alter it to your own taste, so please share your…

DIY | Monogrammed Tablet Sleeve

DIY | Monogrammed Tablet Sleeve

I always love to make things that are not only easy to make but also have a practical purpose!   So when a friend of mine asked me to make him a protective sleeve for his new tablet, I started sketching straight away!  I decided to keep the design as simple as possible, but I…

DIY | Delicate Feather Rings

DIY | Delicate Feather Rings

There is this gorgeous trend going around that involves wearing simple delicate rings, and I just love it!    But after a while I really felt the need to add a personal touch to the trend and that’s how I came up with this fun DIY: Delicate Feather Rings.   It’s very simple and you…

DIY | Custom Phone Case

DIY | Custom Phone Case

I am so excited to announce a super fun DIY collaboration with Casetagram today!    As some of you may have noticed by my improved Instagram photos, I just bought my first Iphone ever! And to celebrate: I am collaborating with the fabulous people of Casetagram and designed my own custom case.    It was…

BEAUTY DIY | 5 Alternative Ways To Use Eyeshadow

BEAUTY DIY | 5 Alternative Ways To Use Eyeshadow

One of my favorite things to do is to dress up and make my hair pretty, but I have never really been a make-up person. I always just keep it simple combined with my signature red lips.  Keeping it simple make-up wise has made me pretty creative over the years, because I don’t have that much make-up…

DIY | Name Art

DIY | Name Art

I always see these old paintings at thrift stores in nice frames, but never see myself hanging them in my living room, because they are just not really my taste.   So I decided to use them for a quick and simple ‘wall art project’. It’s so easy and I am especially curious on how…

DIY | Easy Art

DIY | Easy Art

Who doesn’t have a couple of these cheap (Ikea) picture frames lying around in the house? They are so affordable and easy to use for many DIY projects! Just put a nice color of paint on there and fill it with art!    But, wait.. art? Is it really that easy to make my own…

DIY | Quick Shelf Restyle

DIY | Quick Shelf Restyle

As you may have noticed from my Unclutter post the other day, I am in a bit of a cleanup vibe ever since I came back from New York.  And my worst and messiest room: my workspace, kept bugging me this entire time. Because it is very hard to make a room look tidy when…

5 WAYS | To Unclutter

5 WAYS | To Unclutter

  Chaotic? Messy? Lots of stuff? Trust me it’s not just you, I think we can all relate to these clutter problems.   Because even though I am always a bit embarrassed to say, that I love to organize( It always seems so ‘un’-artsy ;) I still had a pretty messy workspace for a very long time!…

DIY | Bangle Watch

DIY | Bangle Watch

I don’t know what it is about the watches that I buy, but the wristband always seems to break within a week! So it’s time to find a solution to not let the watch itself go to waist. I have been thinking of different ways to create a new watch, and I just love this…

DIY | Shoe Restyle

DIY | Shoe Restyle

Today I’m sharing another summer shoe upcycle!   Walking on heels in the summer is a must, but sometimes flats can make your day a bit more comfortable :) So I am sharing this DIY to restyle those simple comfy shoes into some serious summer sneakers!  Supplies: Shoes (Primark) | Ribbon | Fabric Glue |…

DIY | Picture Frame Restyle

DIY | Picture Frame Restyle

There are a lot of picture frame upcycle/restyle projects online that are amazing. And I love all of them! But what I do miss is a project to match frames and to give them a simple twist.    So I decided to also post a picture frame restyle DIY project, but a very simple one…

DIY | Wallet Restyle

DIY | Wallet Restyle

I just love restyling things! Every time that I see a plain surface, shirt, or right now even a wallet it makes me want to restyle it!   And it is the perfect excuse for experimenting with new techniques!  Today I want to show how to restyle your wallet with a few supplies you will…

DIY | Dip Dye Collar

DIY | Dip Dye Collar

This DIY has been on my todo list for ages. I remember seeing a Dip Dye collar on the runway a few months back on a mens shirt and thought it looked so cool! And I totally forgot about it until I saw this nice looking plain shirt on sale.  I immediately felt like experimenting…

DIY | Business Card Upcycle

DIY | Business Card Upcycle

I am always so excited when I can use a new method in a DIY! I just discovered this stamping kit from Staples, that lets you create your own text on a stamp!  And stamping itself is always great fun, but I wanted to see what else I could stamp on and discovered that it…

DIY | Restyled Wedges

DIY | Restyled Wedges

I just love the summer! Because it means that I can restyle everything in bright bold colors! Today I want to show you a very easy tutorial on how to paint your shoes and change their look in a few simple steps.   I always have a lot of trouble with finding shoes that fit…

DIY | Bow Earrings

DIY | Bow Earrings

I just love earrings! But I always have a hard time with matching them to my outfit. So one day I just thought, let’s use a piece of my outfit and create a pair of earrings out of it! This way the colors and materials will definitely match! What did I use, you ask? Well,…

DIY | Cross-Stitch Wallet

DIY | Cross-Stitch Wallet

I bought this wallet a while ago and just love the simplicity and the slightly vintage look to it. But I felt that it missed a personal touch.  So I tried out a technique that I haven’t used since I was ten: cross stitching. I have seen some cross stitching items in stores lately and…

DIY | Wire Letter Necklace

DIY | Wire Letter Necklace

Well, this must be the easiest DIY ever! It was so fast to make, that I even had time to start another DIY project today:)   Maybe I am also lucky that the ‘L’ is a pretty easy letter to have your name start with, but I cannot imagine that other letters will be that…

DIY | Wire Ring

DIY | Wire Ring

In the need of a cute ring, but don’t have the funds or much time for it, like me? Not to worry, because this is the easiest an most affordable way to make your own heart ring! And the fun thing about it, is that you can reuse it to create a different shape!   …

DIY | Bathrobe

DIY | Bathrobe

When moving to NYC I realized that the only bathrobe I owned was pretty heavy for traveling and not very suitable for summer. And I always wanted to make a nice robe, but it just seemed unnecessary, since I had a nice one already.   So my trip gave me the perfect opportunity to finally…

DIY | Pillow Gift Box

DIY | Pillow Gift Box

For some reason I have a lot of friends that celebrate their birthday around May/June/July. And because I am a fan of making most of the presents myself, I feel that it’s only suitable to present it in a homemade gift box!   For today I am showing you a very easy Pillow Gift Box…

HAIR DIY | Clip In Extensions

HAIR DIY | Clip In Extensions

How about getting thicker and/or longer hair without an expensive stylist! My hair is pretty thin and it just won’t grow longer than a certain length. And I have always wanted to have longer thicker hair, but because my hair is so fragile I was too afraid to use extreme options like the glue-in extensions.…

DIY | Upcycled Tights Necklace

DIY | Upcycled Tights Necklace

I own a lot of tights as you may already know from my Tidy Tights post :) It’s because I almost always wear skirts or dresses. This means that I am constantly looking for new ones because they tend to rip pretty fast, as tights often do:)   It just felt so wasteful to throw…

HAIR DIY | Beehive Hair

HAIR DIY | Beehive Hair

I always love to experiment with new hairstyles! Especially the ones that make you hair look bigger, since my hair is pretty thin.    Today I will show you how to make an easy and fast version of the Beehive hairdo. I usually use this trick when I have to go out in a hurry…

RECIPE | Carrot Cake

RECIPE | Carrot Cake

Today I want to show you one of my favorite recipes: my Carrot Cake Recipe! I am a big fan of carrot cake, with it’s creamy frosting and original spices. I just love making it and it’s just so easy to do!   here’s how:   Ingredients for the cake:   330 g Grated Carrots…

DIY | Rose Petal Phone Cover

DIY | Rose Petal Phone Cover

Use your phone for storing romantic memorabilia!  My boyfriend gave me these beautiful roses the week before I left to New York. And I really felt like it was the perfect gift to bring with me on my trip. So I decided to use it as a decoration for my phone:)   DIY: SUPPLIES  –…

RECIPE | Easy Frosting

RECIPE | Easy Frosting

I LOVE to make cupcakes ( and eat them:)) But I always have a hard time with making the frosting. Because I like everything sweet and sugary but my boyfriend always finds frosting to be to much on an already sweet cupcake. So I came up with a sweet but not to sugary tasting Cream…

Name Necklace DIY

Name Necklace DIY

Thought shrink plastic was just for kids? Oh, how wrong you are. It’s also perfect for making cheap and easy grown-up *bling*. Check out my new Name Necklace Tutorial over on Buzzfeed!  Have a lovely friday everyone!

DIY | Pom Pom Necklace

DIY | Pom Pom Necklace

I just love pompoms! I already made two tutorials with them ( cushion & lamp), and I have always wanted to incorporate them in a jewelry tutorial.  And now that neon is totally in fashion ;) I decided that it’s time to finally create my PomPom Necklace!  Anthropologie already made a fabulous version last year,…

RECIPE | Tiny Tin Cakes

RECIPE | Tiny Tin Cakes

I made these cakes a couple of days ago for my 1 year blog anniversary. So as promised am I giving you the tutorial on how to make them yourself!   There is one big easy secret to making these cakes and that is to bake them in tiny tins! It’s a really simple method…

DIY | Felt Hard-Drive Sleeve

DIY | Felt Hard-Drive Sleeve

Remember my Phone Case DIY? Well, I realized that my external hard-drive also might like a warm coat:) So I decided to use the same method as my Phone Sleeve tutorial, but add a bit of color to the design. It’s really simple, and you can of course use this method for anything that might…

DIY | Cat Phone Sleeve

DIY | Cat Phone Sleeve

There are just so many ways to make cute phone sleeves and I really felt like coming up with a new design.  And since I have been wanting to try out my wood burning tool on leather, this was the purrrrfect opportunity;)   Here’s how: Supplies: Leather,scissors, chalk, woodburning tool, sewing supplies. 1. Cut two…

Organizing Desktop DIY

Organizing Desktop DIY

**update** Things have changed in computer-land, so I created a new wallpaper and icons with a: New and improved tutorial on how to install your custom icons and wallpaper So go over to the new tutorial and try it out with the closet design or the my new artsy one! ***************************************************************************************************************   I have always tried…

RECIPE | Strawberry Shortcake Muffins

RECIPE | Strawberry Shortcake Muffins

I recently found this amazing Strawberry Shortcake Muffins recipe on Dashingdish, that I just had to try! The reason why the recipe is so special, is because it doesn’t include any flour or butter! The main ingredients are greek yoghurt, oats and strawberries. And they are delicious!   I love baking, and I think that…

DIY | Pom Poms

DIY | Pom Poms

I am currently working for the fabulous designer Miek Uittenhout as an intern. And one of the fun things that I did while working for her was making a huge pompom skirt.    Making the pompoms for the skirt was so easy that I kept thinking of all the different ways to incorporate the round…

RECIPE | Cookie Dough Cupcake

RECIPE | Cookie Dough Cupcake

Well, my Baking Time evening did not only result in some delicious cookies, I also made these tasty cupcakes! So get ready for some serious sweet baking!   And guess what, the leftover cookie dough is actually the same as the dough for my chocolate chip cookie recipe! So maybe you should make some extra and…

RECIPE | Chocolate Chip Cookies

RECIPE | Chocolate Chip Cookies

  Remember my Baking Time evening? Well it’s time to share my Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe with you! I already finished them all (not by myself of course:)) and they turned out great! So get ready for the easiest and fastest cookie recipe ever! RECIPE:   Ingredients:   110 g Butter 150 g Flour 75 g Sugar …

UPCYCLING DIY | Sweater into Gloves

UPCYCLING DIY | Sweater into Gloves

Remember my Upcycled Sweater Bag? Well, I still had some fabric left and thought it would be perfect to use for another winter project. So today I am showing you how to make these lovely gloves from old sweaters! It’s really very easy, and you can mix and match with different sweaters!   Here’s how:…

Baking Time!

Baking Time!

It’s happy baking time! I really felt like baking and finally had the time to do it.  I find it so relaxing to put on some nice music and bake like an old fashion girl:) So stay on the lookout for some new recipes here on Lana Red, because they will be coming soon! And…

UPCYCLING DIY | Retro Chandelier Necklace

UPCYCLING DIY | Retro Chandelier Necklace

Today is Part 2 of the Chandelier Necklace DIY’s! Yesterday I showed you how you can use an old and forgotten chandelier piece and turn it into a modern necklace. I used a bright nail polish to give the piece a new look and I really loved how it turned out.   Today I would…

UPCYCLING DIY | Chandelier Necklace

UPCYCLING DIY | Chandelier Necklace

I found a couple of these chandelier pendants at the thrift store and immediately felt a new DIY project coming up!  I just love to repurpose things, and to give them a second live. And these beauties just seemed perfect for just that.   I decided to make two different tutorials for them, because I wanted…

DIY | Leather Heart Shirt

DIY | Leather Heart Shirt

Valentine’s Day may be over, but that does not mean that hearts are out of season! I just loved all those Valentine tutorials so much, that I really missed them once it was over.  So I decided to finish a project that I already started, and keep the love in the air :)   Here…

5 Ways: To Stay Creative

5 Ways: To Stay Creative

Here is the second post in the ‘5 Ways‘ series for you!    Today I want to share you my experiences about staying creative. It can sometimes be difficult to have a creative job or hobby and stay inspired. Everyone has those days where you just came up with nothing new. (and I actually think…

DIY | Cape Coat

DIY | Cape Coat

I bought this coat a couple of years ago in a thrift store, and even though I really like the fabric and color, the coat just didn’t seem to fit me right. But I just never wanted to get rid of it, because it is so pretty :) So I decided to see what else…

Pallet Table DIY

Pallet Table DIY

Here’s a fun project that my boyfriend did, that I would like to share with you. He really wanted to make a dining table by only using ‘leftover’ materials. I really liked this idea and decided to document the project and turn it into a DIY for you :) The table turned out great, and I…

RECIPE | Pumpkin Soup

RECIPE | Pumpkin Soup

So, you probably have noticed that there are a lot of pumpkin recipe’s on this blog, and you’re thinking: really, another pumpkin recipe?! Well, yes! This is yet another delicious pumpkin recipe, and no I am not addicted to them :)   There is a simple explanation for it: my boyfriend has been growing pumpkins…

RECIPE | Cream Cheese Brownies

RECIPE | Cream Cheese Brownies

  What a better combo then Cream cheese and Brownies?!    I was in the mood for some chocolaty brownies, but wanted to add a different taste to it and decided to try out the cream cheese/brownie mixture.   It may not be the prettiest cake in the world, but it sure was tasty!  …

TECH DIY |Valentine’s Day Wallpaper

TECH DIY |Valentine’s Day Wallpaper

Here is a fun Valentine’s Day wallpaper for you!    1280 x 1024  1600 x 1200  1680 x 1050  1920 x 1080  1920×1200 Iphone   I am so in the mood for some valentine’s day crafting! So keep an eye out for more valentine’s crafts this week on Lana Red! Are you also crafting away…

DIY | Valentine’s Day Frame Art

DIY | Valentine’s Day Frame Art

Valentine’s day is coming up, and that means some cute lovey-dovey DIY’s for you or your special friend :)!  I was approached by DecoArt to try some of their products, and I thought that their glass paint would be perfect for this DIY. I have never used glass paint before, because it just doesn’t always…

DIY | Fabric Painting

DIY | Fabric Painting

My parents gave a big party on new years eve, and I thought it would be fun to make my own party dress. I didn’t really now what kind of dress I wanted, so I just started to drape some fabric on my mannequin. I used this white fabric and decorated the edges with some…

RECIPE | Pumpkin Pancakes

RECIPE | Pumpkin Pancakes

I LOVE pancakes! I just don’t ever seem to get enough of them! I am still trying out different recipes to see what my favorite kind are, but I just like them all :)   And do you remember that huge pumpkin from my garden? Well there was still a lot left over, and that…

DIY | Tassel Earring

DIY | Tassel Earring

I have a lot of earrings, but always seem to forget to wear them. But lately I have been in the ‘earring wearing mood’, and that called for a new crafty tutorial featuring earrings! I found these tassels on sale in a store that sells about anything (xenos for the Dutch people among us). And…

RECIPE | New York Style Cheesecake

RECIPE | New York Style Cheesecake

I am totally in love with cheesecake. To me, cheesecake is the best comfort food in the world! And since baking is my new hobby, it was time to write down my own cheesecake recipe to share with you.   Enjoy!   Ingredients:   150 grams of Bastogne cookie crumbs or other cookie crumbs 75 grams of…

5 Ways: To Create Your Own DIY Project

5 Ways: To Create Your Own DIY Project

  There are a lot of incredible and original DIY projects out there. But what if you’re like me and want to come up with some of your own tutorial projects once in a while? Well, not to worry I have come up with 5 ways to create your own DIY project!   1. Find…

UPCYCLING DIY | Vase Restyle

UPCYCLING DIY | Vase Restyle

I just love it when a new outlet store pops up in town. It means that there are going to be so much cute bargains! I found this black vase for only 3 euro’s and couldn’t help but thinking of ways to upcycle it.   Don’t you also just love to buy good priced objects…

TECH DIY | New Years Wallpaper

TECH DIY | New Years Wallpaper

Celebrate the new year by dressing up your laptop or computer! I made this new years wallpaper to get in the festive mood for the brand new 2013! It is completely free, so start celebrating! Just click on the size of your laptop screen and download the image!     1280 x 1024  1600 x 1200 …

RECIPE | Pumpkin Cupcakes

RECIPE | Pumpkin Cupcakes

  What a better way to treat yourself during the holidays, then to make some yummy pumpkin cupcakes!   Here’s how: For the cupcakes: 600 gram pumpkin (uncooked) muffin/cupcake pack for 12 cupcakes/muffins(+ ingredients mentioned on the box) 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon nutmeg – Preheat the over according to the…

DIY | Feather Snowballs

DIY | Feather Snowballs

Here’s the last Christmas Week Tutorial. It has been such a fun week, and I just love all the christmas decorations in my home! I hope that you have enjoyed this christmas DIYweek as much as I have, and please let me know if you have any more christmas DIY wishes! Today I am sharing…

DIY | Wooden Christmas Tree

DIY | Wooden Christmas Tree

I just love christmas decorations and especially the big tree to hang them in! I unfortunately don’t really have the space for a big tree, and my boyfriend and cats aren’t really sharing my love for the big green tree :) So I decided to build a more modern looking tree to hang my decorations…

DIY | Felt Christmas Ornaments

DIY | Felt Christmas Ornaments

I just love felt! It is such an easy material and it really seems to match with everything! That is why I just couldn’t have a Christmas DIY Week without some cute felt ornaments :)   You can use any type of felt for this project and make the ornaments in your preferred size. DIY:…

TECH DIY | Free Christmas Wallpaper

TECH DIY | Free Christmas Wallpaper

    This might not count as an official DIY, but I felt that it fits pretty well in the christmas theme :) I have made this fun retro wallpaper for you, to use for free! The DIY part is to just download the wallpaper in the right size and to get even more in…

DIY | Snow Globe

DIY | Snow Globe

I have always wanted to make my own snow globe but figured that it would be impossible to make. Until I found these snow globes on Anthropologie, and thought: ‘I can do that!’   I bought a tiny jar and decided to use shrink plastic for the tree to give it a more personal touch.…

DIY | Shrink Plastic Snowflake Necklace

DIY | Shrink Plastic Snowflake Necklace

Christmas doesn’t just mean that you should decorate your house, you should also treat yourself to something pretty to wear!  And do I have the perfect solution for you! I am really fond of the the shape of snowflakes, and thought it would be perfect as a necklace. Combine that with some white shrink plastic and…

DIY | Painted Fabric Ornaments

DIY | Painted Fabric Ornaments

I already gave you a sneak peek on twitter and Facebook about this DIY and I am so excited to share my christmas crafts with you this week!  I have been in the christmas spirit all week while preparing these crafts for you and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I have! Christmas…

DIY | Painted Mugs

DIY | Painted Mugs

I have seen so much pretty hand painted mug projects on Pinterest that I really wanted to try it for myself. And I must say that it’s a lot of fun! It’s also very easyand inexpensive, which makes it even better! And now every time that I see someone drink from my own designed and…

RECIPE | Dutch (French) Toast In A Cup

RECIPE | Dutch (French) Toast In A Cup

When I spotted the French toast in a cup tutorial on Prudentbaby, I immediately wanted to make the Dutch version of it.   You see, here in Holland we have our own version of French toast, called Wentelteefjes. It’s very similar to the original French toast recipe, accept that it uses less eggs and we…

NAIL DIY | Color Striped Nails

NAIL DIY | Color Striped Nails

Here’s a very easy and fun nail tutorial for you! You can adjust it by using all the colors that you like and mix and match them for a personal touch!   Here’s how: 1. Get your colors ready! I used a basic grey for the base. And a green, blue, pink, red and purple…

DIY | Wooden Door Hanger

DIY | Wooden Door Hanger

I got a wood burning tool from my dad and immediately wanted to try it. So here’s a fun wooden door hanger tutorial for you!    I decided to keep the design simple and just made one for my craft room. And I obviously had to add a bow to keep it girly :)   Here’s…

DIY | Book print

DIY | Book print

Here’s a quick and super easy tutorial for you: Printing your own design or image onto an old book page.  I really enjoyed making this vintage looking artwork, and it is so fast to make. I used the design that I made for my leather printing tutorial and I think it really gives it that…

DIY | Fabric Transfer

DIY | Fabric Transfer

  I recently posted a couple of old pictures that my dad took and I really wanted to integrate them into a new project. So I used one picture to try out a fabric transfer project using Gel medium.    The picture is of my mom and I wanted to capture the vintage feel of…

DIY | Tea Towel

DIY | Tea Towel

I am so excited to show this tutorial! I made these tea towels from scratch and hand painted the drawings on them. It was so much fun to do!    I have been seeing a lot of new and fun tea towels over on Etsy, and just felt so inspired to make a series of…

DIY | Sweater Bag

DIY | Sweater Bag

I think that autumn just makes you want to snuggle up in anything. Because I apparently want to upcycle everything fluffy, soft and warm in, well, anything!  Today I want to show you how I transformed an old thrifted sweater into a bag. I also used some leather fabric samples that I got at a…

DIY | Cork Coaster

DIY | Cork Coaster

Here’s a quick and easy tutorial about customizing your boring old cork coasters that you can use to customize to your own taste! DIY: Supplies: Cork coasters, pencil, wood burner   1. Make a test sheet with your favorite drawing or text. 2. Draw your chosen image or text onto the cork coaster. 3. Trace…

HAIR DIY | Bow Hair

HAIR DIY | Bow Hair

Do I have a fun and girly hair tutorial for you!  I’ve seen a few hair bow tutorials online, but they just didn’t seem to work for me. My hair is pretty thin and the tutorials that I tried created this tini tiny bow on my head… So I created a new version that’s suitable…

DIY | Boots Restyle

DIY | Boots Restyle

  After I upcycled my dress shoes, I decided to restyle a pair of boots that I recently bought at the local thrift store.  The boots where still in pretty good shape, but the noses where a bit worn out. I choose a pretty floral fabric and started project boot restyle!   DIY:   Take…

DIY | Fabric Stamp

DIY | Fabric Stamp

  I have been wanting to create my own stamps for a while now and finally got the time to do it. I used a simple eraser to create the stamp and used it to restyle a scarf. It’s very easy and fun to do, and also extremely inexpensive (which to me, is always a…

UPCYCLING DIY | Button Rings

UPCYCLING DIY | Button Rings

My supplies of buttons just doesn’t seem to get any smaller. After making the Bow button shirt, I still had loads left. And because I’ve seen some button ring DIY’s on Pinterest and Craftgawker, I felt like making my own button rings!   Here’s how: 1. Get your supplies: Buttons, adjustable sizes rings, super glue,…

DIY | Printing Leather jewellery

DIY | Printing Leather jewellery

I already posted a sneak preview on my facebookpage about this tutorial and I finally got the chance to share it with you! I am very excited about this tutorial, because I think it’s one of my favorites so far. I’ve made many DIY’s for my blog and I have enjoyed doing each and every…

DIY | Shrink Plastic Rings

DIY | Shrink Plastic Rings

About a year ago I visited the Saatchi gallery in London. Besides having some incredible art pieces, they also have a very impressive store. They sell the best art books you can find, and a lot of accessories from some pretty amazing designers. That shop is where I stumbled upon these rings from Soop. I…

DIY | Painted Heart Tights

DIY | Painted Heart Tights

  I recently made the amazing discovery that you can use textile paint on tights.    I was so enthusiastic that I immediately started thinking of all the fun things that I could paint on them. I decided to go with the classic heart shape, because who doesn’t like hearts right?!   DIY: 1. Draw…

UPCYCLING DIY | Dress Shoe Restyle

UPCYCLING DIY | Dress Shoe Restyle

I bought these shoes a couple of years ago for about 2 euros. I tried to spray paint them, but it failed miserably and I completely forgot that I had them, until I was cleaning out my closet.   I decided that I could easily restyle them with the help of some mod podge and…

DIY | Bleach Drawing on Fabric

DIY | Bleach Drawing on Fabric

  I have been wanting to try bleach painting on fabric for a while now, and I finally had the time ( and dress) to do it. I bought this simple black dress for only 4 euros and wanted to spice it up a bit and the cheapest way to do that is by painting…

NAIL DIY | Bow Nails

NAIL DIY | Bow Nails

    How about some fancy nails? I always like the pink/red combo, but felt like spicing it up a bit. That’s how I came up with adding a black bowline. I think that it immediately ads a bit more class to it, don’t you think?   Here’s how: 1. Choose your colors. Make sure…

DIY | Double Exposure Photography

DIY | Double Exposure Photography

A couple of days ago, I spotted this fabulous post on Oh The Lovely Things about Double Exposure Photography. She links to photographers that use this look in there work and luckily she also links to the website Bubby and Bean, where there’s a great tutorial on how to create your own work of arts.  I…

DIY | Lana’s Podge

DIY | Lana’s Podge

I have seen many tutorials on making your own version of Mod Podge that I just had to try it myself. For those of you that don’t know what Mod Podge is: It’s a glue that is normally used for decoupaging, but a lot of crafters also use it for pretty much everything else, because…

HAIR DIY | Braided Crown

HAIR DIY | Braided Crown

  A couple of weeks ago I posted a tutorial showing how to make a hair bun for people with thin or shorter hair. I got some really kind replies and realized that there are of course, many like me that have not been blessed with thick long hair. Over the years I’ve been experimenting…

RECIPE | Strawberry Smoothie

RECIPE | Strawberry Smoothie

School is nearly starting, so to celebrate the final weeks of summer I made this very yummy strawberry smoothie as a breakfast treat. What a better way to start your day, than with something pink and sweet?   Here’s how:   Shoppinglist for 2 large or 3 small smoothies:   14 strawberries (frozen will also…

RECIPE | Blackberry Yoghurt Icecream

RECIPE | Blackberry Yoghurt Icecream

Here is a fun and very easy recipe to make your own Blackberry Yoghurt Ice cream! My boyfriend has his own kitchen garden and came up with the idea to make our own home-made ice cream! And I assisted him of course during the making process. It was very easy to do and it turned…

DIY | Lampshade

DIY | Lampshade

Here is an easy tutorial for a yarn lampshade. I was inspired by all those lamps made out of yarn that people are making these days, using a balloon. So I thought why not make a regular shaped lampshade but with the yarn technique to make a look more unique.   I bought this lamp…

RECIPE | Strawberry Cream Cake

RECIPE | Strawberry Cream Cake

    Remember me talking about my sweet tooth weekend yesterday? Well here is part 2! After baking some Peanut Butter Cookies yesterday, I decided to go bigger and maybe even better ;) I searched the internet for some cake recipes and found a lot of delicious looking cakes. I never really baked a proper cake,…

RECIPE | Peanutbutter Cookies

RECIPE | Peanutbutter Cookies

There are some days, that you just crave for something sweet. Well I am having one of those days, or better said: I am having one of those weekends! When I finished baking for my first craving, that just didn’t seem to be enough, so I baked some more!  So be prepared for: “my baking…

DIY | Engraving Nametag Necklace

DIY | Engraving Nametag Necklace

My dad got me this engraving tool from lidle which is pretty cool! It engraves in basically anything, so I have been searching for all kinds of things to personalize and engrave my name into:) Today I decided to engrave my name in a name tag. On the front I wrote my name, and on…

DIY | Restyled Canvas Tote Bag

DIY | Restyled Canvas Tote Bag

My mom got me this Canvas bag from Turkey (picture below), but I didn’t really know what to do with it. It was a very nice gift, but I just didn’t see myself using it. So I restyled it into a summer beach bag! This is wat the bag looked like before and after.   …

NAIL DIY | Pink & Yellow Neon Triangles

NAIL DIY | Pink & Yellow Neon Triangles

I felt like adding a bit of color because of the grey skies here in Holland, so here is a new and festive nail tutorial for you!  You will need: Two colors of nail polish that you like together. And a white nail polish with a thin brush. I used a neon yellow and a…

DIY | Bottle Lamp

DIY | Bottle Lamp

  When I saw this bottle lamp from Maison Martin Margiela, I thought: I can do this! So I grabbed that empty bottle of wine and bought a cheap lampshade to match it. This is how it turned out: I think it looks pretty good considering it only cost me about 4 euros to make!…

BEAUTY DIY | My Daily Make Up Routine

BEAUTY DIY | My Daily Make Up Routine

Here is a little peek into my daily make-up routine. This is the same make-up that I’m wearing in my photos on this blog. Over the years I’ve got into this routine that I’m pretty happy with, I do like to vary sometimes or go all out for a special occasion, but for most of…

DIY | Canvas Portrait Transfer

DIY | Canvas Portrait Transfer

When I saw this tutorial on A beautifull mess, I just had to try it! But I decided not to completely copy it and add a personal touch.  I found these oval canvasses for only 2 euros each and wanted to create a vintage looking portrait. So I grabbed my camera and convinced my boyfriend…

DIY | Phone Case

DIY | Phone Case

My boyfriend just bought a new phone and needed a new phone case to go with it. So I promised him I would make him one. He really wanted it to have a simple design and no bold colors. I decided to use felt, since it’s affordable and if you use it in grey it…

NAIL DIY | With Love Writing

NAIL DIY | With Love Writing

What a better way to say something nice, then to say it with your nails! I had a girly night with my sister, and we decided to paint our nails. We felt like doing something unusual and ended up with simply writing messages on our nails. Just think of how wonderful it would be, if…

DIY  | Fabric Flower Pots

DIY | Fabric Flower Pots

  My house has a huge garden and a balcony. My boyfriend already worked a lot in the garden and is now growing vegetables and it all looks really nice. So I decided to leave the garden to him, and start a balcony project for myself.    The balcony is pretty boring, it has a…

HAIR DIY | Easy Bun

HAIR DIY | Easy Bun

High hair buns have been in style for a while now, unfortunately my hair is very thin and I just don’t have enough thickness in my hair to create a proper bun. Until I was shopping at Primark and found this ‘bun donut’ (see image 4, below). It is just a genius way to make…

Chocolate Covered Oreo’s

Chocolate Covered Oreo’s

My sister is celebrating her birthday today and she mentioned some time ago that she really liked the chocolate covered oreos made by Tikkido. So I decided to make my own version as a birthday present to her! After I covered the oreos with chocolate, I personalized them with applying the letter B. (B stands…

DIY | Tidy Tights

DIY | Tidy Tights

I was cleaning out my closet and was very irritated by the fact that my tights didn’t fit anywhere in the closet. I keep my socks, underwear and stockings in separate boxes in my closet, but my tights just kept piling out of the box. But suddenly I remembered all those tutorials on how to…

DIY | Bottle Necklace

DIY | Bottle Necklace

(This giveaway has expired. Thank you all for joining!)   Here is a treat for you: I am having my first giveaway! I made these fabulously cute necklaces and not only did I make a DIY, I am also giving you the opportunity to win one in case you are feeling less crafty!   To…

DIY | Fork Ring

DIY | Fork Ring

Yesterday I promised to post another ringdesign made out of a fork.  The fork was actually really hard to bend and I was figuring out a way to make it in the shape of a regular ring, but when I tried it on during the process I really liked the shape that still looked like the…

DIY | Spoon Ring

DIY | Spoon Ring

Here is a fun and ridiculously easy tutorial for you about making your own pretty ring! The hardest part is actually to find the perfect spoon.  No you didn’t read it wrong, I did say: spoon. This ring is gonna be made from the backpart of a spoon! (or fork, knife, etc.)  Here’s the tutorial:…

DIY | Dogtag

DIY | Dogtag

Remember how I talked about my sisters new dog Cacao? I made him this cute dogtoy a couple of days ago. Well now I’m posting about a unique dogtag that I made him as well. It seems like a lot of work when you see the tutorial, but it’s actually very easy, I promise! 1.…

DIY | Dogtoy

DIY | Dogtoy

  My sister just got a new dog named Cacao, and I must say that he is the cutest dog in the entire world! As a gift for him I made him this dogtoy out of old shirts. He doesn’t really know what to do with a toy yet, but I guess he will figure…

HAIR DIY | Vintage Hair

HAIR DIY | Vintage Hair

Here is my promised post about the vintage hairdo. It’s really easy and all you need is your vintage headband! 1. Brush you’re hair. 2. Get your hairpiece. 3. Wrap your headband around your head, like shown on the picture. 4. Get a lock of hair. 5. Wrap the lock around the headband. 6. Pull…

DIY | Vintage Headband

DIY | Vintage Headband

I always seem to be focussed on my outfits, and can forget sometimes that there are a lot of fun ways to dress up your hair to! This is why I decided to make a headband. My head is a bit small and elastic bands seem to be sliding right of my head. So I…

DIY | Lamp Upcycle

DIY | Lamp Upcycle

Here is a fun and easy tutorial on how to restyle an old lamp. Your lamp can transform in any style you like with just a few simple steps! 1. Take the lampshade of the lamp. Put down some newspaper and use painterstape to protect the wire and the inside of the lamp. 2. Spraypaint…

NAIL DIY | Striped colours

NAIL DIY | Striped colours

I was feeling girly today, and what a better way to spend such a girly afternoon then transforming you’re nails into pieces of art! I used painters tape to help apply the polish on my nails. I have seen this technique on a few other blogs and wanted to try it myself. And it worked…

DIY | Modern Patchwork Pillow

DIY | Modern Patchwork Pillow

I bought some old plain cushions and pieces of fabric from the local thrift store and decided to design my own new cushions! The pieces of fabric actually where textile samples, from what I assume to be a home decorating store. They are a really nice material and the colors match really well. So my…

UNGOING DIY | Braided Rug Project

UNGOING DIY | Braided Rug Project

I haven’t been posting as much as I would like in the last week, but I have been really busy with my new DIY project. To make up for it, I am showing you a preview of what I have been working on. I always wanted to have a round carpet, but they seem to…

DIY | Special Limewash Paint Project

DIY | Special Limewash Paint Project

My sister has been busy with bringing a new ‘feel’ to her home. She already did an amazing job on decorating everything, but still wasn’t happy with the color of her wall. She wanted the main walls to be special and unique like all of the items that she so carefully collected.    She eventually…

DIY | Dip Dye Coat

DIY | Dip Dye Coat

Today is the final part of the Dip Dye Tutorials. I dip dyed this simple coat that I bought for only 5 euros at Primark. I liked the model but I didn’t really like it ‘on’ me, so I changed the silhouette a bit after I dyed it.  Have fun Dip Dye-ing!  1. Get some fabric…

DIY | Dip Dye Dress

DIY | Dip Dye Dress

I kept finding fashion photos of dip dyed clothing and didn’t want to be left out in this new trend. So here is a two day dip dye tutorial for you!    Today I upcycled an old dress from H&M. The dip dyeing process is actually really easy:   1. Get some fabric paint. I…

HAIR DIY | Easy Messy Hair Updo

HAIR DIY | Easy Messy Hair Updo

I bought this hair accessory at Primark and it is THE most easy to use hair accessory I know. You just pull up the top part of you’re hair, glide the piece in the bottom part of you’re hair and drape the top part over the bun. All done!  I tried to create a messy…

NAIL DIY | Festive Springtime Nails!

NAIL DIY | Festive Springtime Nails!

It’s springtime and why not celebrate it by showing of those fabulous spring-colors on you’re nails?! I choose two different colors but in the same color sphere: The first one is pink and it’s from: Essence, you can buy this at Kruidvat.  The second one is a nice deep red from bourjois (I got this as a…

UPCYCLING DIY | Vintage Shoes

UPCYCLING DIY | Vintage Shoes

I bought these shoes at a local thrift store for less than one euro and was really excited to add a personal touch to them. Here is a very easy to do tutorial to help you spice up you’re old shoes!   1. Remove the shoelaces. 2. Clean the shoes with nail polish remover and…

UPCYCLING DIY | Old Vintage Cupboard

UPCYCLING DIY | Old Vintage Cupboard

  I got this cupboard from my dad, but thought it was a bit too old fashioned. That is why I decided to upcycle it and machete it mor my style. It was really very easy and I m sure that with this DIY you can thrift some amazing cupboards as well and turn them…

DIY | Anthropologie Inspired Accordion Strands Necklace

DIY | Anthropologie Inspired Accordion Strands Necklace

I was browsing the internet looking for inspiration to make something special, when I saw an amazing tutorial on Yellowblackbird. I just had to try it!  I didn’t want to completely copy her necklace so decided to use 2 different colored ribbons. Each ribbon is about 5 meters long. I also used a silver colored chain instead of gold. Pictures…

DIY |Mothers Day Gift

DIY |Mothers Day Gift

     Mothers day is here and I know it’s a little late to post a tutorial about a mothers day gift, but my mom reads my blog, so I couldn’t post this without ruining the surprise for her :)   I made her these two cute pink candles and it was actually pretty easy to do:…

DIY | Upcycling Lace Vases

DIY | Upcycling Lace Vases

  There are many ways to upcycle vases with spray paint, but why not add a little texture to make something really special?!   I bought these cases at the local thrift store, because I loved the shapes. But they all had different colors and textures, and didn’t match at all. But with the help…

DIY | Ruffled Top

DIY | Ruffled Top

Today is the final day of my Upcycling Shirts Tutorials series. This obviously does not mean that I am done with reusing old shirts, but I think that it’s time for some new tutorials and inspiration sources.    So here it is the last in the series: Take an old plain top (a new one…

DIY | Mens Shirt into Women’s Top

DIY | Mens Shirt into Women’s Top

    Here is a new fun tutorial to change you’re boyfriend/brother/dad/uncle’s shirt into a pretty top!    I really wanted a simple comfortable top to wear around the house and got the idea to turn one of my boyfriends shirt into a comfy top. But when I finished the base, there was still something missing……

DIY | Old Shirts into Stretchy Necklace

DIY | Old Shirts into Stretchy Necklace

  Oh my! A new necklace with braids and a flower for free! Just reuse an old stretchy shirt and start crafting!  Perfect for the holidays or as a gift! Tutorial on how to make this necklace:   1. Cut strips of fabric from an old shirt 2. Braid the strips into three different braids…

DIY | Shirts into Braided Bracelet

DIY | Shirts into Braided Bracelet

  A stretchy comfortable bracelet that is also made out of recycled material? Yes!  All you need is an old stretchy shirt, or two or three!    I loved doing this project, because you can make endless variations with colors and thicknesses.    Let’s start:   Materials: One shirt, cut into strips | Glue Gun…

DIY | Shirt into Braided Necklace

DIY | Shirt into Braided Necklace

Make this simple braided necklace out of just one shirt! It’s very soft to wear and easy to make!    Here’s how: 1. Take an old shirt. 2. Cut the sleeves of and cut the shirt into long strips. The width of your strips depends on how thick you’ll want your necklace to be. I…

UPCYCLING DIY | Mens Shirt Into Skirt

UPCYCLING DIY | Mens Shirt Into Skirt

My boyfriend and I have been cleaning out our closets and it felt like the perfect opportunity to recycle some of the shirts and turn them into some fabulous new pieces.    So be prepared for the following days, because there will be a lot of upcycling shirts tutorials on the blog!   I hope…

DIY | Easy Bracelets

DIY | Easy Bracelets

  I was feeling nostalgic and thought about ‘the good old days’ where you would make you’re own bracelets  during those boring classes in school. But I forgot how to make these simple but fun bracelets. That’s why  I searched the internet and found some very easy DIY’s by my fellow bloggers.   I made…

DIY | Big Bow Necklace

DIY | Big Bow Necklace

Yes, I know I already did a Bow Button Shirt DIY a couple of days ago. But I just really seem to like bows these days! That’s why I just had to make a bow necklace to wear with my summer dresses. It was actually really easy to make, so I am very excited to…

DIY | Upcycling Bottles

DIY | Upcycling Bottles

  Eating and drinking wine is of course a lot of fun, but it’s also fun to use the old bottles and jars and transform them into original decorating pieces.     First find some old bottles and jars and remove the labels. I soaked them in hot water to clean them and to  make…

DIY | Suitcase Side Table

DIY | Suitcase Side Table

I still had this suitcase that belonged to an old sewing machine and never really knew what to do with it, until I was in a thrift store and noticed these beautiful wooden table legs. I figured that they would match perfectly. So I decided to make a DIY about it and share it with…

DIY | Peter Pan Collar

DIY | Peter Pan Collar

When I saw this leather peter pan collar necklace diy on Love Meagan’s blog I had to make one. She made such an easy to follow DIY and I love her for even putting a pattern online for everyone to download! I still had a piece of fabric lying around that my mom gave me, (it actually…