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 || Geometric Room Art!

*This post is sponsored by Jumia

Imagine having the ability to paint but without actually painting… To create art and not be an artist…

 

 


Well that’s what today’s tutorial’s all about. I’m going to show you how to make your very own wall art that you can scale up or down depending on how big you want your piece of art to be and the best part is, you don’t need to be a genius to make it!

Here’s what you need to make these beauties –

  • A Picture frame – Bought mine from Jumia
  • Some gold Spray paint – Also from Jumia 😀
  • Some Acrylic Paint – I use BHD Acrylic Paint
  • A Paint brush
  • Masking Tape

Now here’s a quick 3 minute video that’ll guide you through the steps! – Enjoy!


Would you try this out?



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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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DIY || Gucci Inspired Bag!

Things you’ll need!

Mini bag – Got mine from Miniso

Gucci like Trimming – I got mine in Yaba Market Lagos, Nigeria (N400)

UHU Glue

 A pair of scissors

Step 1

Cut your trimming to the right length that will fit the area of your bag where you want it placed

Step 2

Apply some glue on the backside of the trimming

Step 3

Place the trimming on your bag and leave to dry for 24hours!

C’est Fini


Check out the video tutorial posted on instagram!

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 || Dress to Jumpsuit in 2 minutes!

It’s official! I have a thing for refashioning items. When I saw this dress at the thrift market, I immediately knew I wanted to make a jumpsuit out of it and so I did!

Here’s how I turned my thrifted dress into a jumpsuit in a few easy steps! BUT as always, here are a few things you’ll need

A Dress

A pair of scissors

A sewing machine / needle and thread

… and here’s the tutorial! Enjoy!

What do you think?

DIY || Phone Holder from Toilet Roll

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Hey guys!

So I’ve been on a recycling spree recently and generally trying to find new ways of creating magic from objects around me – hence the inspiration for today’s post using toilet roll! #lol. If this tutorial blows your mind away, then you’ll definitely want to stay up to date with me blog as I have even more ‘toilet roll’ tutorials coming up but today, here’s how to make a phone holder from toilet paper roll!

Things you’ll need

2 Toilet paper rolls

A pair of scissors

Foam sheets ( I got mine from an art shop called Art World in Abuja for N400 for A3 size)

A glue gun

A marker 

A ruler or something with a straight edge

Craft glue – preferably UHU, Evostik, E600 or Top Bond

Let’s get started!


Step 1

Cut a straight line through your two toilet rolls

Step 2

Place the toilet rolls inside each other like shown in the pictures below!

Step 3

Cut a small slice off ONE of the toilet rolls to create the groove for your phone to lie in (See pictures for a clarification).

You have now formed the base for your phone holder!

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Step 4

Lay your foam sheet flat on your work surface. Then place your toilet roll on one edge of your foam sheet and mark the length of the toilet roll.

Using this mark as a guide, take your ruler or straight edge object and your marker and draw a straight line across your foam sheet.

Once this is done, cut along the marked line.

Step 5

Now it’s time to permanently join both toilet rolls together.

Do this by applying some glue using your glue gun at every point where both rolls meet. Make sure you do not alter the shape of your phone holder base while doing so!

Step 6

Take your craft glue and apply it generously all over your toilet roll.

Once you’re done, begin to cover your toiler rolls using your foam sheet. Cut off the excess you may have when you get to the end!

P.S. – I actually prefer using a very sticky glue like UHU for this step rather than the top bond, but I was way too deep in the tutorial before I figured out it would have been a better option #lol

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Step 7

Now it’s time to cover the round edges. Do this by tracing the shape on your left over foam sheet. Cut out the shape and glue it on to your phone holder using your glue gun and voila!

C’est Fini!

What do you think?!

Disclaimer : This tutorial was inspired by something similar I found on pinterest^_^

DIY || Chandelier Purse from Watch Case

 

Things You’ll Need

An old watch case

Glitter Foam Sheet

A Marker

Craft Glue – UHU, E600 or EvoStik

Fringing 

Step 1

Trace out the shape of all sides of your box on your foam sheet

 

Step 2

Cut out each piece of your traced outline.

Step 3

Glue each piece onto your box.

 

Be careful of those edges that separate into 2 ( See picture below) – For these areas, further cut your foam sheet to fit each half of the side accordingly. Then glue in place and leave to dry.

 

Step 4

While the glue on your watch case is drying, prep your fringing.

In order to create a layered chandelier look, you’ll need the fringe on the lowest layer to be the longest one vertically. Some fringes come in different lengths but if all your fringe is the same length, cut some inches off the other layers to achieve the desired look.

Step 5

Once the glue on your watch case is dry, apply some glue on your fringing and begin to place it on your watch case (Start with the lowest layer first and work your way up)

Step 6

Once you’re done applying your fringe, puncher 2 holes at the top of your watch case and insert a rope or chain through it to create a handle.

Once this is done, your box bag is ready to be used!

DIY || Half and Half Colour Block T-shirt in 3 steps!

What you’ll need!

Two T-shirts of contrasting colours

Sewing pins

Needle and Thread or a sewing machine

A Pair of scissors


Step 1

Fold your T-shirts into two equal halves along the long side of your shirt. Then cut your shirts into two equal halves.


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Step 2

On the reverse side of your T-shirt (inner part), place your T-shirts side by side and pin the edges of the front and back of your shirts together.

Step 3

Sew your T-shirts along the pinned edged and you’ll have your very own custom Colour Block T-Shirt!


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Here’s my final result! What do you think!

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DIY || Lipstick Organizer! – Step by Step Guide

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What you’ll need

A small cardboard box

Polystyrene/Styrofoam

1.5 inch ribbon – 1 meter

A Glue gun

Metallic spray paint

Loose glitter to match the colour of your paint

A pair of scissors

A Paper cutter/Craft Knife

A ruler

A marker or pencil

Some Glue – Mod Podge preferably

A foam brush

A heating source – e.g A Candle

A Table Knife


DIY Glitter Lipstick Organiser


Step 1

Cut and glue your box to shape. How you go about this will largely depend on the type of box you use and the final shape you want your organiser to take. If you need to cut away some parts like I did, do so carefully using your craft knife and glue the pieces together, using your glue gun,  until your box is in shape.

However, ensure you make one side taller than all the others. You’ll need this for the ‘headboard’.


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Step 2

Draw a design of your choice on the headboard of your box using a pencil or marker and carefully cut out the shapes.


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Step 3

Once your headboard pattern has been cut out, apply your metallic spray paint on all sides of your box following the instructions on the can. You may need up to 3 coats to get complete coverage of your box.


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Step 4

Cut your Styrofoam to the same size as the base of your box. If your styrofoam has holes on it (Which is typical with styrofoam from old appliances), just fill it up using some loose parts of the styrofoam.

P.S. Getting the Styrofoam to be the same size as your box base is the longest part of the whole process. You may choose to avoid this shaping process by buying plain square styrofoam boards from a craft shop.


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There was a hole in mine; So I filled it up with some styrofoam I cut away
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I used a blade and my craft knife to cut the sides until it fit into my box.

Step 5

Place your styrofoam into your box and glue all the edges to secure it in place. Then using a ruler, draw out a 4 x 3 grid on the styrofoam. You can draw out more or less depending on how many lipsticks you want your organiser to hold.

Step 6

Once you’re done drawing the grid, take your table knife and heat it up over an open flame. Then use the hot end of the knife to create wholes within each box of the grid you drew out

P.S. Hot metal objects go through styrofoam very quickly and easily. So you may want to practice creating holes on some scrap foam first. You may also permanently damage your knife with burn marks so ensure you uss one you don’t mind loosing. Do this under adult supervision if required!


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Step 7

When all your holes have been created, spray paint your box again and over the foam to get the foam and the box to blend together. Then leave to dry for a few minutes


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Step 8

Next, apply some glue to each edge of your box using your foam brush and sprinkle some loose glitter over the wet glue. Do this one side at a time and on every single side of the box.

It is also advisable to sprinkle the glitter onto the box over a large piece of paper so you can catch any glitter that doesn’t stick on and reuse it!

Once all edges have been ‘glittered’ up, leave your box to dry completely


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Step 9

Once the glue is dry, tie your ribbon round the base of your box and your organiser is complete!


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I totally loved how it turned out and although it look me about 2 hours to complete (Purely because of the cutting and shaping of the styrofoam) it is totally worth it!

What do you think of the final outcome?!



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