ikea hack: chalkboard

chalkboardI wanted to have a place for short notes in my kitchen and did a bit of research on the topic.

Because my husband loves coffee the initial notes board became a bigger challenge and now, besides having to fit it above our bar table, it also had to be large enough for both his coffee menu and my shopping list.

In the end our new board actually had a proffesional look. A cool and lazy detail was using a motion sensor plug for turning on the light – very handy for a sleepy husband searching for the coffee machine in the morning.
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make your own bio Christmas tree

Winter season is here and soon we will also  enjoy the holiday spirit. Until then I challenge you to take a walk in the park and gather everything that catches your eyes. It could be dog roses, different types of tree cones or nuts. And you could also cut some citrus: oranges, mandarins or even lime and lemons so that you get different shape and colours, and leave them on a paper to dry. You can see down what I have gathered till now:


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clean your boots for Saint Nicholas

The holiday spirit is coming to life. I had this project in mind since last week, but didn’t find the proper boots for it, so I spent most of the time searching for raining boots and finally ended up with a boot shaped flowerpot.

It’s a tradition in my country to clean the boots the night before Saint Nicholas and to wait and see if you were rewarded with gifts or if you were so “naughty” in the past year that you just got a rod. I thought that this could be easily  transposed in a very nice flower arrangement. Here is the outcome:


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bracelet for the maid of honor

Usually a florist will use a pearl bracelet or a ribbon as support for a flower corsage.
I used the wiring technique to form new stems for the flowers. My innovation was making the bracelet with the long wires used in the stems. I’ve covered them with flower tape and wrapped around my hand.

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