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Easy DIY Origami Blossom Garland

Easy DIY Origami Blossom Garland

Do you know that feeling?

That you want to give origami a try, but you’re afraid you will fail miserably?


I’ve had that feeling for quite some time, but this time I conquered it for the sake of Mother’s Day.


By now all the blossoming trees have lost their flowers here, so I wanted to make some blossoms that would last longer that the two weeks the real ones last.


And even though origami sounds and looks difficult, I promise you that you can do this one too. (more…)

This Year's 8 Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts

It’s the time of year again to start thinking about what to give your mom for Mother’s Day.

As you might know I share some fun DIY gifts you can make for Mother’s Day every year. Last year I shared a DIY for Yarn Wrapped Words and in 2013 I made a list of great Last Minute DIY Gifts.  (I don’t know what happened to 2014’s ideas, but OK)

This week I’ve gathered the 8 best DIY gifts you could make for your mom this year.

Whichever you choose this year, it will for sure make your mom glow with pride for being your mom. (more…)

10 Swedish DIY's You'll Love

What’s not to love about Sweden?

The past weeks I’ve shown you the Best of Stockholm and the lovely souvenirs I took home.
And on top of that Swedes are great in decorating houses. We all love those beautiful Scandinavian interior designs, right?

Today I’ve compiled a list of 10 DIY’s to make some of those typical Swedish items to give your house a touch of Scandinavia.

Let’s get going!


9 DIY Christmas Gifts

We are more than a week into December, I’m sure you’ve got your Christmas shopping game on.

Browsing online, strolling through shops to find that one perfect gift for the people you love most.

But have you considered making a gift yourself this year? It’s the perfect way to show how much you love someone and you can make something truly unique.

I’ve gathered 9 awesome DIY’s that you could make this year. Let’s go!


Learn to Make your own Pompom Bunting and Brighten your Home

Make your own pompom bunting


You just moved to your new house. Boxes everywhere that are half unpacked, furniture scattered around, all your things still need to find their own place.

Your walls are still screaming white, there’s nothing around you to give some life to your new place. You sit down in your favorite chair, envisioning the home you want to create: how to decorate it, what color palette to use. But inside you feel sad that it will probably take at least a few months until you have found the basics for your interior.


Go unpack some more boxes, then head to your nearest yarn shop and grab some colors that will complement the color palette you’ve just been envisioning. Then take the evening to relax, watch some tv and make this fun pompom banner.

By the end of the evening it’s done, you hang it across your kitchen and living room with some washi tape. And the next morning, when you wake up, you find yourself in your home instead of just the brick house you spend a lot of your time.

Let me show you how.


What you need

  • yarn in your favorite colorsTools pompom bunting
  • some cardboard (not too thic), you could simply use the box that a little earlier still contained those yummy cookies
  • round objects in various sizes
  • scissors
  • a pen
  • a crochet hook, if you’re making smaller pompoms.



How to make your own pompom banner

Template pompom bunting

  1. Make a template. For making the pompom you need two circles of the same size. I’ve made two different sizes. Cut the circles out and make the hole in them.


Circles pompom bunting

2. Put the two circles on top of each other.


Wrap the yarn pompom bunting

3. Now take those lovely colors of yarn and cut a length from it. Now wrap it around your cardboard circles and pull the thread through the hole. You could take two stretches of yarn at the same time, this will speed the process.


Cut your pompom bunting

4. When you are satisfied with the amount of yarn you wrapped (the more yarn, the fuller/more dense your pompom will be), take your scissors and put one end of the blade in between the two cardboard circles. Now go on and cut the yarn all around and try to hold the yarn somewhat in place.


Make a knot pompom bunting

5. Take a separate stretch of your yarn and put it in between the circles. Carefully make a knot and pull both ends to tighten it. Make another knot on top of that and make it a s tight as possible. Don’t yet cut off the ends of this piece of yarn.


Make a knot pompom bunting

5. Now fluff up your pretty pompom. To make it into a bunting I’ve crocheted a long line with one of the yarn colors and attached the pompoms by making another knot on the line with the two longer ends you left on in the last step.

Now, when that is done, you can cut these ends off and hang your handmade bunting in your house to make it into your home.

Pompom bunting single pompom

I hope you enjoyed this DIY.

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