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maandag 17 februari 2014

DIY 'nail art'

Bonjour ma Cheries,

Today's post will be a DIY which I'm quite excited about! It was really fun and simple to do and only took one hour at most. It actually looks really cute on a shelve as a decoration or you can even give it to someone as a gift! 

I'd love to see it if you've recreated this DIY so send me a picture of it on my Instagram or twitter @atouchofrosa

Lots of Love,

So the things you will need are:

- a piece of wood in the shape you like (I chose simple square)
- a hammer
- wool yarn in any colour you like

Start with cutting the shape you want to make out of paper so you have a stencil.
Then place it onto the wood. The best thing to do is to tape the stencil to the wood so it won't move.

Then start hitting the nails into the wood with your hammer. Place the nails about two centimeters apart from each other. And once you're done remove the stencil.

Tie the end of your yarn to one of the nails. I chose the bottom one because that's the best to start with.
Then go around all the nials randomly with your yarn until you have done all of them. Keep on tying the yarn to the nails but make sure you eventually follow the line of your shape.
Then keep on doing that until you have something around three layers of yarn between every two nails.

So if you've chosen a heart shape like me it should look something like this!

dinsdag 9 juli 2013

DIY Bracelets

Bonjour ma Cheries!

Yesterday I went shopping and I went into a Creative-ish store. There was lots of stuff like DVD's, CD's, books ect. There was also a section where they had a lot of beads. I couldn't resist them they were all so cute! Sooo I bought some ofcourse, and that's why I am doing a DIY on bracelets. I will also do one on necklaces but I hadn't had time for that. So these are the tree bracelets I made. The 'How to' will be under every single bracelet!

No. 1 Silver Cross Bracelet
- Tiny White beads
- a silver cross
- a needle
- white wire/rope
- a closure and ringlet 

Take about 18cm of white wire and attach it to the little ringlet. Then put the wire through the needle's eye. Now slide half of the white beads onto the needle and onto the wire. When you're halfway put the silver cross on. Then slide on the other half of the beads. Now tie the closure onto the wire. And there you have you're Silver Cross Bracelet! :)

     No. 2 Pirate Skull Bracelet
- Skull Beads (I prefered cream but you can take any color)
- a closure and ringlet
- brown or black wire/rope

First tie the ringlet onto the rope. Now slide on the first skull bead. Then tie three knots and slide on the second skull bead. Again tie three knots and so on. When you have enough beads and knots to fit around your wrist tie the closure onto the rope and there you have your Pirate Skull Bracelet!

       No. 3 Blue Cross Bracelet 
- white wire/rope
- a needle 
- a closure and ringlet
- a silver cross
- little blue beads

First tie the ringlet onto the wire. Then put the wire through the needle's eye and slide the blue beads onto it.
When you're halfway slide on the silver cross and the other half of the blue beads. Finally tie the closure onto the wire and That is you're Blue Cross bracelet!

I hope you liked this DIY! If you have any other DIY suggestions feel free to comment them below. I will do a Necklace one soon. If you have any improvements about my posts please comment too. I'd like to know kow you feel about them and how I can make them better :)