Category Archives: DIY

DIY – Olive oil spray bottle

January 28, 2015

DIY - Olive oil spray bottle

A while back I bought a spray bottle with olive oil. The olive oil wasn’t amazing, but I loved the way it worked. It makes it so easy to grease a dish, love it! But why not make a spray bottle with your favorite olive oil? I mean, how hard can it be?  continue reading

DIY – You are so loved 3D quote artwork

January 26, 2015

DIY - You are so loved 3D quote artwork DIY - You are so loved 3D quote artwork

A while back I found these really nice laser cut letters at the craft store. I took them home and thought about all the amazing things I could do with them. But honestly, they where just lying there waiting for me to decide what to make. And then I had some left over paint from another project. That’s when I knew what I wanted to do with those wooden letters: I wanted to make a cute 3D quote artwork. I absolutely love how it turned out. It’s a simple project, but it really looks amazing!

Learn how to make this DIY 3D quote artwork after the jump. . .  continue reading

DIY – Garden markers from paint stirrers

June 2, 2014

DIY project: make garden markers from paint stirrers (+ an easy way on how to transfer the text)

DIY project: make garden markers from paint stirrers (+ an easy way on how to transfer the text)

Sometimes it’s so hard to think of a good gift for someone you love. You want to give them something they will use and remember but they already have so much stuff. And to make it even worse: there is close to nothing on their wishlist. So what to do? Well, pick something they love to do and create something that helps them with it! This garden markers are a great example of just that. My dad loves his vegetable garden (I promise I will make pictures this summer, it’s really pretty) but I noticed he didn’t had any garden markers. So I decided to make him some for his birthday. I called my mom for a list of all the vegetables and bought a lot of paint stirrers. I love the end result and so did my dad. I think they will look great in his garden! continue reading

DIY – Gold leaf Easter eggs

April 11, 2014

Gold leaf Easter egg diy project

It’s no secret that I absolutely love gold leaf. It’s pretty and makes everything look better! That’s why I had to try some gold leaf on my Easter eggs. I made a simple design on white eggs to really make the gold leaf pop. I love how they turned out! Simple and sophisticated. continue reading

DIY – Easter bunny eggs with ears

April 10, 2014

Easter bunny eggs with pdf ear printable

Sometimes the simplest things are the prettiest. These Easter bunny eggs are super simple to make but will look so cute on your table! The ears are made with a printable that you can download below. This would also be a great craft to do with kids. Let them draw the faces of the bunnies! continue reading

DIY – Doodle Easter egg

April 7, 2014

Doodle Easter egg DIY Project

When I thought about what to do with this years Easter eggs I knew I wanted to try a doodle Easter egg. It’s fun, easy and looks really cool. You don’t really have to be a great drawer to make these. With just a few tips and tricks everyone can make a doodle Easter egg. Or anything ells filled with doodles for that matter.

What you need for doodle Easter eggs

– Permanent marker
– Blown out or hard boiled eggs

Doodle Easter egg DIY Project

How to make doodle Easter eggs

Doodling really isn’t hard to do, even if you are not a great drawer. Here are a few tips to create great looking doodle Easter eggs:

1. Choose two or three basic shapes. As you can see my egg is mainly filled with the image of one flower and a leaf repeated all over the egg. If you choose just a few basic shapes your design will get a consistent look.

2. Fill up the egg enthirely with the basic shapes. Don’t worry about holes just yet.

3. Now tackle the holes in your design. Again; just choose one or two ways to fill the openings. I doodled swirls and dots. In the end your egg will have just 4 or 5 different shapes drawn on it. This gives a consistent but really pretty look!

Now go grab an egg and start doodling! XO Wilma

DIY – Face planter

April 3, 2014

DIY - Face planter tutorial

As you might know after my cress cups with a face DIY project, I love planters with a face on it. I thing it just gives every plant more personality! So today I want to share this little fellow with you. His name is Bob. OK, just kidding, I don’t actually give my planters names. But isn’t he cute? And I can change his ‘haircut’ as many times as I want. He doesn’t complain! This actually is a recycling project. For the base of this face planter I used a empty can! continue reading

DIY – Mustache men eggs for Easter

April 1, 2014

DIY - Mustach men eggs for Easter

I really like vintage or vintage style stuff. So for my Easter eggs I wanted to do something that would go perfectly with the things I already own and have on display in my home. These little mustache men eggs are loosely inspired on pictures of vintage wrestlers (like the one below). I love the mustaches!

DIY - Mustache men eggs for Easter (inspired by vintage wrestler pictures) continue reading

DIY – No sew Easter bunny egg cozies (with pattern)

March 18, 2014

DIY - No sew Easter bunny egg cozies. Including pdf pattern and step by step  instructions.

In my Easter egg compilation yesterday I promised you to make new Easter egg projects this year. This is the first one I want to share with you. These cute Easter bunny egg cozies are perfect for an Easter brunch. They keep your eggs nice and warm! Best thing? You don’t have to sew anything! You do have to do a little bit of embroidery, but everything else is glued in place. A fast and easy Easter DIY project that you can keep and use for years to come.

Learn how to make these cute Easter bunny egg cozies after the jump. . . continue reading

DIY – Gold leaf vases or votives

March 11, 2014

Gold leaf glasses DIY project - By Wilma

I don’t no why, but I’m have a thing for gold at the moment. I love that it makes everything look fancy and chic. I experimented with gold spray paint, gold paint and of course gold leaf. So there will be more ‘golden’ DIY projects here at By Wilma! This project is made with gold leaf. You can buy gold leaf in kits like this one. If you are not planning on using it a lot, this might be the best option. When you are using it for more projects than only this one it might be cheaper to buy gold leaf and a good gold leaf adhesive separately.

Learn how to make these cute and chic DIY gold leaf vases or votives after the jump. . . continue reading