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DIY | Color Block Print Cushion Cover

DIY | Color Block Print Cushion Cover

Fabric scraps, discount fabric coupons or simply that old dress that doesn’t fit anymore, I just love to use one-of-a-kind materials that would normally go to waste and turn them into a handmade statement piece like this cushion cover project! Today I will be showing you in a very detailed step by step how to…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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!…

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…

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…

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 | 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…

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…

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…

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 | 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…

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…

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 | 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…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

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 | 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…

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 | 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 | 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…

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…

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…

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!…

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  | 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…

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 | 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…

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…

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 |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 | 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…