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March 2014

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

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. . . Read More »

DIY, Easter

Three DIY Easter eggs

DIY Easter eggs

I love to create different Easter egg projects each year. I searched trough my archives and I found these three lovely ideas from earlier years. Of course there will be new Easter egg diy projects this year but I wanted to really get in the mood with some projects I already made.

1. This Decoupage Easter Egg diy project was made with napkins I got from my little brother when he was just five years old. He just turned 12 but I still love the print! This is my absolute favorite Easter egg diy project!

2. Someone asked me if I knew ho to decoupage a picture on an egg. Well I figured it out and made a diy tutorial out of it that you can find here.

3. These cute yarn wrapped Easter eggs are from last year.

Which one is your favorite? XO Wilma

DIY and Craft favorites, Easter

DIY – Gold leaf vases or votives

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. . . Read More »

DIY, Interior Design

About kitchen makeovers and colorful dining chairs

Love this - Colorful dining chairs

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Our kitchen is still waiting for a makeover. Our pretty 50’s stove broke and I needed a new one. I was sad about the fact that this beautiful piece of history was now broken but I also thought this might be the time to makeover the kitchen completely. I don’t like the cabinets (they are dark grey), I hate the counter top (really hard to clean metal) and the tiles are just not my taste. We also have some room left right next to the stove where we put a trolley, but it’s always a little bit of a mess because we have not enough cabinet space. I wanted a cabinet there. I thought if we needed a new stove, we could just as well do all the other things we wanted at the same time. Because if we do it later, I have to buy a stove now and later replace it for an oven and a gas cooker that we build in. Crazy right?

I’m also on the hunt for some new dining chairs. We are thinking about having colorful dining chairs like the ones you see above. Maybe all in yellow? We are thinking about painting the kitchen too, but we are not sure yet. We really love the DSW chairs. They are so pretty and classic! I absolutely love them! XO Wilma

Interior Design, Kitchen, Love this

Thrift store find: 70's craft books with lots of Macrame!

Vintage craft books with macrame tutorials! Vintage craft books with macrame tutorials!

A few days ago I showed you a few of my favorite macrame wall art pieces on Etsy. I also told you that I would love to learn some macrame. Well, I found some great 70’s craft books at the thrift store! Oh, I love those old fashioned books…

The first book (the orange one) features LOTS of different crafts. Macrame is just one of them. But it was the first one I found and I love all the inspiration I get out of this book. I’m definitely going to look for more vintage craft books in the thrift stores from now one!

Vintage craft books with macrame tutorials! Vintage craft books with macrame tutorials! Vintage craft books with macrame tutorials!

I didn’t had the time to really read the books at the thrift store, so I just took a quick look inside and decide based on that if I took the books home or not. The second book had because of that a little surprise. It looked if halfway the book there was a complete second book about macrame. It had it’s own front page, it’s own table of contents and so on. There are many tutorials on the macrame basics plus some great projects (like the wall hanging above). I love this book the most of the two!

Don’t you just love those old fashioned pictures and crafts? XO Wilma

Thrift store

DIY – Printable fox corner bookmark

DIY - Printable fox corner bookmark

I love the cuteness and color of foxes. I know, I know, they aren’t that cute in real life. But in print or fabric they are super cute. Today I want to share a cute printable fox corner bookmark with you. Perfect for children books but why not for your own books? It makes even the most boring things look cuter. Not that my book really needed it because I looooove that cacti print!

The template I designed is really easy to work with. Just cut it out and use a little bit of glue to secure it. It can’t get much easier, doesn’t it?

Get a free printable pdf file of these cute fox corner bookmark after the jump. . . Read More »

DIY, Printable

Time for a change – New blog design

New blog design

I felt it was time for a change. Time for a new blog design. I wasn’t completely happy with my old design and I thought I really needed something that would look professional, fun and colorful all at the same time. I have So Many Ideas for new blog posts. You have no idea. I thought: a new start needs a new design.

What do you think? XO Wilma