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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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 || Makeup Wall Art Using Real Makeup!

It seems to me that wall art is increasingly becoming a must have in every room. When it comes to female bedrooms especially, Beauty related, Motivational and Sassy quotes seem to be a fave!

So in this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make some cute wall art using supplies from your makeup bag and a few other things you’ll easily find around the house! Here’s a full list of what you need…


Some Picture frames

Plain White Paper

Craft Glue – I used UHU

A Marker

Some Lipsticks

A pair of Synthetic Eyelashes


First Wall Art Using Lipstick!

I’m sure you’ll figure it out at first glance, but just incase, here’s how I made it…


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Step 1

Lay your plain paper on a flat surface

Step 2

Apply some lipstick on your lips and Create lip prints all over the paper. You can as many different colours of lipstick as you wish to make it look pretty!



Step 3

Once you’re done, place the sheet of paper into your picture frame and viola!




Second Wall Art Using lashes

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Step 1

Print out or use your marker to write up a Sassy Quote on a sheet of paper.

Step 2

Once that’s done, use your craft glue to stick your lashes appropriately onto your sheet of paper.



Step 3

(Optional) – Use a black marker to trace out the top of the lashes to create a faux eyeliner effect.

Step 4

Take your picture frame and place your sheet of paper into the frame WITHOUT the glass (This is to prevent the lash from being squashed)

Step 5

Once that’s done, hang up your wall art.


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Extremely easy right?

Which one’s your fave?! I know mine ^_^


DIY || Floral Pomander Room Storage

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Here I am, back again with another Jar tutorial (Check out the first one here!). This time, I’m making a décor piece which can be used and placed in almost any part of the house – Your bedroom, living room or even the kitchen and it can serve so many purposes as well! So far, this has to be my favorite DIY décor piece currently adorning my room (Wait… I think photo frame one is my fave but oh wells – can’t choose).

Enough of the story, Let me stop boring you and move on to showing you how to make this item for yourself!

Here’s a list of things you’ll need

An old jar

Some faux flowers and leaves

A Styrofoam ball – I got mine from Art World Abuja (There are branches in Lagos and PH as well)

A Glue gun


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Step 1

Remove the lid of your jar and press your Styrofoam ball on the rim of the jar to create an impression of where the lid usually sits. This is to help you know where to start placing the faux flowers in the next step!



Step 2

Using your glue gun, begin to attach your faux flowers. Start by gluing the flowers just above the impression made on the Styrofoam ball. The next layer should be above the layer of flowers you stuck on previously and so on until you get to top of the ball.



Once you’re done placing the flowers, if you notice any gaps in between, feel free to glue on some more flowers to cover up the space!

If you’re using foam flowers (Like the ones I used in this DIY), you might need to remove the outermost petal layer of the flower to make it smaller so it fits perfectly into the gap



Step 3

The last and final step is to add your faux leaves to the pomander (i.e. the flowers on the ball ^_^). Attach them to the bottom of the ball as shown below.

Tip : You can also decorate your flowers with rhinestones, pearls or any other decor of your choice!



Once you’re done placing your leaves, your DIY is pretty much complete. All you need to do is now place your floral pomander on top of your jar and your decor piece is done!

READ MORE : DIY MAKEUP BRUSH HOLDER FROM JAM JAR!


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As you can see in the picture above, I made two versions – one with a silver coated jar and one that’s transparent. You can choose to colour your jar if you want with some spray paint or just leave it as it is!

So now that you’ve seen it, what do you think?


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DIY || Copper flower Vase

Creativity for me is seeing the opportunity in everything! So when I spotted this bowl, I knew I could turn it into a super cute vase for my flowers!


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So here’s a quick tutorial on how I created this vase – But first, here are the things you’ll need!

A transparent bowl

Metallic spray paint of your choice

Masking tape

A pair of Scissors


TUTORIAL!



So what do you think? Crafty or Crafty?

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DIY || Sand Flower Vase


Again with the glass bottle recycle DIY! – Today’s DIY is very simple and straight forward but before I get into it, let me give you a little background story. Earlier this year I spotted this bath gel by Royal Jelly and when I saw it I thought to myself…

“This would make a fine flower vase once empty!”

I felt the bottle was just too fancy to be a bath gel container so I saved it from the shame of being just a bath gel bottle and brought it home!(lol). It took me 4 months to run out of this bath gel and each time I used it, I said to myself…

“I’m one step closer to using my flower vase”

… Longest 4 months of my life as I’ve been itching to do this project FOREVER! Oh wells. Once it was finally, empty I got straight to work and transformed the once bath gel bottle into a sand flower vase!



I got the idea  of making it a sand vase and not just a flower vase with water – when I spotted a mini sand bottle that my aunt got for my cousin when they visited Dubai and although not as fancy as the one from Dubai – I mean whoever made it somehow managed to draw a camel within – I was able to create a hilly Landscape design within my bottle – I think! ^_^

Enough rambling – Let’s get straight to it and let me show you just how I made it. But first! here are some of the things you’ll need

An empty transparent glass bottle/ or a normal vase

Some craft sand – I got mine on ebay (link here!)

Faux flowers – Again from ebay (link here!)

Some Super Glue

Some paper

A pair of scissors


DIY Sand Flower Vase


Step 1

Roll your paper into a cone to create a funnel. Insert it into your glass bottle and cut it short to make it easier to pour the sand in.


DIY Sand Flower Vase


Step 2

Pour your sand into your bottle in alternating colours. You can follow a set pattern or just go with the flow – BUT! for a more dynamic and interesting design, do not shake your bottle while filling it up.

Tip : You can place your paper funnel at an angle to fill certain corners and avoid others. See bottom pictures for the angle at which I was filling!


DIY Sand Flower Vase


Step 3

When your bottle is full to the bottle neck, gently move it up and down to get the sand to compact. Keep filling and tapping until you notice the sand level isn’t decreasing anymore. Then pour some super glue into your bottle to bind the sand at the bottle neck and allow to dry completely! – about 10-20ml should be enough. This will ensure that the sand does not leak out of your bottle when knocked over*

Note : The area filled with super glue might feel warm/hot.

*This depends on how much glue you put in and may vary from project to project ^_^ 

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Step 4

Arrange your faux-flowers around the top of your new sand vase as your please! and once you’re done you’ll have a new flower vase to add to your home decor!

See my finished result below. What do you think?


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