DIY || Sunburst Wall Decor from Straws!

*This post is sponsored by Jumia

 


I throughly loved creating this project. Not only is also extremely easy to do, but it is such a gorgeous statement piece to add to your home and all you need to create this Sunburst beauty are

  • A pack of straws
  • Some gold spray paint – Available on Jumia
  • A glue gun – Available on Jumia
  • Some glue sticks – Available on Jumia
  • An old carton – I used my Jumia delivery boxes ^_^

Here’s how you make it


Step 1

Cut out a circle from your old carton and then cut a circle out from the circle to form a ring about 1-inch thick

Step 2

Cut your straws into different lengths ensuring you have enough of any single length. You’ll need about 100 straws in total

Step 3

Heat up your glue gun and begin sticking the longest lengths all around your cardboard ring.

Once you’re done sticking on the long lengths, stick on the mid lengths and then the shortest length.

 


Step 4

Once you’re done sticking on the straws, all you have to do now is spray paint the straws on the front and back side to ensure complete coverage. Leave to dry completely (I recommend 24 hours) and once it’s completely dry, it’s ready to grace your wall!

 

What do you think?



MORE INSPO!

You can either use this sunburst decor as is or add a mirror to it’s centre to give it an even more amazing look. You could also add an inspirational quote if you want to or whatever else you’re inspired to add!

Watch the Video Tutorial Here!



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DIY || 3 Extremely Easy Home Decor DIYs

*This post is sponsored by Jumia

Home decor is one thing I secretly love A LOT! However, I have quickly come to realise that it can be a bit pricy trying to get your house to look a certain way especially here in Nigeria.

One thing we lack the most is home decor – you know, those cute little bits you can use to quickly spice up the look of your living space; but trust, there’s always a DIY way to go about it.

So in today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you 3 simple ways to add gold accents to your living space using mainly spray paint and a few other bits and bobs you can easily access



#1 – Gold Flower Vase

What you’ll need

  • An empty wine bottle
  • Masking Tape
  • Gold Spray Paint – Available on Jumia
  • Old Newspaper

To achieve this, all you need to do is use your masking tape to cover the areas you don’t want to be painted in gold. Easy variations include straight lines around the bottle like the one I did, or diagonal lines across the bottle.


Once you’ve done that, Spray paint your bottle and leave to dry for 24 hours. Once it’s completely dry, take off your masking tape and your new Flower vase is ready to be used!


Top Tip! – Do not focus on one area as you spray so as to avoid the paint being too thick on a particular spot. Instead, spray paint your branches in layers until you get full coverage. Also, to achieve a clean finish, make sure your bottle is COMPLETELY clean and without an water, oil or glue stain.


#2 – Gold Himmeli Hanging Flower holder

What you’ll need

  • Some thin straws
  • Fish Line Rope
  • Gold spray paint – Available on Jumia
  • Old Newspaper

To start off this ornament, you need 4 long straw cuts and 8 short straw cuts. How to make this is best described through a video to be honest – So just scroll down and see below! ^_^


#3 – Gold Fruit Bowl

What you’ll need

  • A fruit bowl – Bought from Jumia
  • Gold spray paint – Available on Jumia
  • Old Newspaper

Probably the easiest and most straightforward of the bunch. All you have to do it literally just spray paint the entire bowl and viola! Golden fruit bowl

Which of the 3 above is your favourite? 1, 2 or 3?



Watch the Video Tutorial here!



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My Bungee Jumping Charity Fund Raiser Update and a what happened to my Bucket List?!

A few of you may remember that earlier this year I created a Bucket list of things I wanted to do before my 23rd birthday. I promise you I was super excited to get every item done, but my final year project came, took over my life and wiped every plan I had on that list away!

Of the few things I’ve learnt this year, the lesson that “Things don’t always go as you plan” has to be the biggest lesson so far (I might have said that about something else too recently but oh wellllsssss #lol). Anyways, I was able to do a few things from my bucket list but my fave of them all was bungee jumping!

Read More : My Bucket List Adventures – Pyjamas to Uni?! I’ll do it again!

It all started out as a joke, me just talking about doing something I saw in movies until I booked the date for my jump and I got an email back with my jump time!

On the 24th of June, I made a trip to the O2 (in London). I got to the venue with my friend Channon and her boyfriend Michael who encouraged me to go on with the jump even when I could feel my heart pounding; but that wasn’t my only motivation. I also committed to jump for charity in a bid to raise money for GHIEF, a Nigerian charity run by one of my blogger BAEs Rhoda Kusimo. So I went ahead with the jump as you can see from the video below and raised over £150 in the process!

Now here’s were all that money went to!

Convert the money raised to Naira (after the Just giving charges) and you get N71,000.

The complete sum was handed over to GHIEF who used the money to pay the school fees for a few children under its care. Part of it was also used to buy note books and school uniforms for them and I visited one of the schools to see some of the GHIEF Kids who benefited from the funds raised! Getting to L.E.A Primary school Utako, Abuja, seeing them in class and hearing their stories made me so happy to be part of such a project and I’m glad you all supported me as well!

Now, all that said, although GHIEF tries its best to keep these children in school, it’s a continuous process that constantly requires funds. School fees are paid 3 times in one academic year and we all know how many years it takes to complete even just the basic level of education education.

Rhoda and her team work day in day out to raise funds for GHIEF Kids and other projects the charity works on. One thing that touched my heart so much was that even on her last birthday this year, she took some goodies to one of the schools to celebrate with the children. She also had only one birthday wish and that was for people to sponsor a GHIEF child to school even with as little as N1,000 (£2 /$3).

Pictures from Rhoda’s birthday visit

I’m going to constantly try in my little way to support GHIEF whenever and however I can and I think you should do the same as well. Christmas is coming and whether you’re Christian or not, it’s a season of giving back and spreading love; but for some people, the season isn’t as cheerful as it should be.

Think of some of these children who require your help to stay in school during the next term or families looking for their next meal this season and donate whatever you have. Nothing is ever too small and I’m sure you can part with a little change! ^_^

Visit GHIEF’s website at www.GHIEF.orgwww.GHIEF.org for more information on how you can help but for now, cheers to  many more fundraising projects!

…. Maybe it’s a good time to consider that sky diving trip I’ve always spoken about 😀