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Hoe ik van een gehuurde kamer mijn thuis maakte - kamertour

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Vind je ’t niet heerlijk om in andermans huis rond te kijken?

Mijn aardrijkskunde leraar van de middelbare vertelde dat hij na het avondeten vaak een rondje ging wandelen door de buurt en er dan van genoot om bij andere mensen naar binnen te gluren. Hoe ze leven, hoe ziet ’t eruit, wat doen ze? En vooral in de donkere dagen genoot hij ervan, als de lampjes en kaarsen aan gingen en hoe warm en gezellig het er dan uit zag.

Het is de menselijke natuur om nieuwsgierig te zijn naar het leven van een andere. En ik heb goed nieuws: vandaag krijgt jouw menselijke natuur een cadeautje.

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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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10 Simple Ideas to Decorate your Rented Room

Since a few weeks I’m renting a room in someone’s house in Stockholm.

I’ll be here for at least 4 months, so I want to make it cozy and feel like home.

But how do you do that in a rented room, where you’re not allowed to put some paint to the walls or even not drill holes to hang things?

 

Here are 10 easy ideas you could use to give your room some color and home-like feeling, without too drastic changes.

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How to Use Dried Flowers in your Home

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Drying flowers is something that my mom and grandma already did back in time.

And now this trend is back again.

It’s easy to do and soooo pretty! A lovely way to bring nature into your house.

I’ve been thinking of how you can easily use these flowers and leaves in your home, without risking of damaging these delicate pieces of nature. Continue reading How to Use Dried Flowers in your Home

Restyle your Corkboard & Closet

Do you remember that a loooong time ago I’ve decorated my closet with paint samples?

I was a bit done with that, so I’ve restyled it last week.

I’ve been collecting pictures and patterns I liked and taped them on my closet doors.

I’ve also restyled a corkboard I had. I’ve painted it and made the edges look vintage with a technique I showed you a few weeks ago. And I added a little piece of string art and I was surprised to find out how easy this is to do and it still looks great!

See the result below!

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