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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DIY || Cement / Concrete Tea Light Holder.

Hey there my fellow DIY lovers! How have you been?

Today’s tutorial is yet another decor DIY (I seem to be loving them these days) but this Tea light holder is a little bit more interesting and fun to do!

This tutorial, like the name suggest was done using Cement!… and a few other bits. I’m totally, TOTALLY loving the outcome of this Tea light holder project which makes for such a cute and aesthetically pleasing addition to any living space!

Don’t you think so?

 


Here’s a step by step guide on how to make these beauties!

A List of things you’ll need

5 heaped tea spoons of Cement (per tea light holder)

Some water

A Plastic spoon

1 big disposable plastic cup

2 small disposable cups

A paint brush

Some Gold Acrylic paint (or any metallic paint of your choice)

Some sand paper ( I got mine from shoprite for N599.99)

Masking tape

 


Here we go!

Step 1

Combine your dry cement with some water to make a paste, using the big disposable cup and your plastic spoon. The mixture should be about the same consistency as tooth paste.

Step 2

Pour your paste into one of the smaller disposable cups to the height you want your tea light holder to be!

 


Step 3

Release any air bubbles that might be in your mixture by gently tapping the cup full of the cement paste on your work surface in an up and down motion.

Step 4

Take your second small disposable cup and place it into the cup full of cement to make a hole in the cement. Press it down GENTLY until some of the paste begins to rise on the sides around the inner cup. When your happy with how deep your hole is (which is essentially where your candle will be placed), place something heavy into the inner cup to keep it in place. Ensure it is right in the middle of your cement mixture and leave to dry for 24 hours!

 


Step 5

When your cement is completely dry, remove the plastic cups from within and outside the cement mould.

 

 


Step 6

Once you’ve removed all the plastic, take a piece of sandpaper and smoothen out any rough edges or bits of cement that are out-of-place.


 

 


Step 7

Last but not the least, Decorating!

Use some masking tape to mark out a triangular shape on the side of your cement mould. Paint the inner section with some gold paint and leave to dry for a few hours.

Tip! – Use at least 2 coats of paint to get proper coverage and a rich vibrant colour!

Once the paint is completely dry, remove the masking tape and your tea light holder is complete!


 

 


Just place any tea light of your choice into it and voila!


 


What do you think?

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DIY || Picture Frame from Indomie Carton!

Pictures speak louder than words they say. So it’s not surprise that having pictures all around your living space and even motivational quotes is the new craze. However, having it in the right frame is very very key and a great way to add classic decor to your space.

So what other way to ensure you get exactly what you want than making one yourself?!

I’ve been meaning to do this tutorial for a while now but once one of you specifically asked for a tutorial, I knew I just had to work on it. Here’s a tutorial on home to make a picture frame at home using materials you can EASILY get your hands on. Just look through the list of items you’ll need below!

An old cardboard box

A pen or pencil

A ruler

A pair of scissors

A blade

UHU glue

A paint brush and some paint

Some faux flowers

A glue gun

C’est fini! and nowwwww, here’s the tutorial!

I hope you like it ^_^



DIY || Ankara Hand Fan

Hi there!

Welcome to my blog!

So today’s tutorial was inspired by Nigerian Blogger and Saxophonist Tuke Morgan. I met her at Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2017 and she had this gorgeous hand fan with her. I asked where she got it and to my dismay she said Ghana sob sob. Seeing as I couldn’t go all the way to Ghana to get the fan, I used the little time I had with her studying the fan trying to figure out how it was made and viola! I figured it out and made very own foldout Ankara Hand Fan and as usual, I have a tutorial for you guys on how to make one for yourself too! (see below)

… but before you go, here’s a list of some of the things you’ll need!

Fusible interfacing – a.k.a Collar Stay in Nigeria (half a yard is more than enough)

Ankara Fabric – about 12 by 45 inches in dimension

Heat bond hem – a.k.a Hemming gum (also Naija street name lol)

A measuring tape

A pair of scissors

A marker or tailoring chalk

Something to serve as handles – I used 4 kebab sticks

E600 Glue or UHU Gum

Pearls (optional)

Enjoy!

P.S. – This fan is absolutely perfect for ‘asoebi’ especially if you want to stand out from the crowd wink wink

THANKS FOR WATCHING!

What do you think?

DIY || Frayed Hem Jeans – Thrift Upcycle #refashion

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Hi everyone!

Welcome back to my blog!

This DIY has to be one of my favourites from this year as I absolutely loved styling it once it was done – The Frayed Hem Jeans! It might also interest you to know that I never thought I’d love them as much as I do right now just because I felt they were a bit overrated but anywho! ^_^

Here’s a tutorial on how to add this staple piece to your closet by DIY!

P.S. – Did I mention these jeans were thrifted?! 😌

Things you’ll need

A pair of jeans – one that isn’t stretchy 

A pair of scissors

A blade

A pen or tailoring chalk

A hair comb

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Enjoy the tutorial!



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