DIY • Repurposing Map Wall Art

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The maps in decoration have something exotic and cosmopolitan. They can serve easily many different styles in interior design from classic to contemporary since we can choose from a large variety of products to add to our space; antique, old, silver, colorful, monochrome, etc. Many of us gather free or cheap maps from our travels, or maybe have some double maps. This could be great material for some easy and beautiful DIY projects. Almost everything can be covered by a map; tin cans, vases, small decorative plates, side tables and dressers. Spray adhesive and decoupage glue are some of the options to make the attachment. Other beautiful and easy crafts with maps are tags, envelopes, garlands, gift wrapping, coasters and of course instant wall art decoration.

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DIY • Easy Sunburst Mirror

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I never thought that it would be so easy to make a sunburst mirror and especially a mirror that would seem nice from very close. The inspiration came from Healthy, Wealthy and Diy’s blog and I decided to transform a beautiful handmade round mirror that the last three years was hidden in my closet because it didn’t match with our current furniture and home decoration. So, the first step was to paint it silver and the second step was to change it to a sunburst mirror in order to hang it over our fireplace. My main problem to this project was that I don’t use spray paint because I can’t handle their flow and I don’t like their smell. Fortunately, the result was very good despite the fact I used acrylics and the bamboo sticks for rays, which here in Greece are the synonym of our famous food “souvlaki”, made the project very affordable.

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DIY • Easy Wall Hanging Macrame

Definitely, macrame isn’t something new for me. I remember myself around 16 years old to knit a whole backpack with rope. It was the year that my mother was teaching ways of macrame knittings to other women and when she was practicing at home, we were learning from her. But before this, back in late ’80, I remember my mother making macrame lampshades, pot hangers, and curtains. In our first home with my hubby, I had put one of this lampshades in the kitchen and it was really beautiful. I must find it again and show it to you in the future.

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Ceramicist Linda Fahey’s Classes on Creativebug

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I love ceramics. I had attended ceramic lessons in the past and I had chosen a special program of ceramic lessons for toddlers for my son when he was two years old. Unfortunately, this year our schedule didn’t permit us to take more clay lessons. So, I was excited to learn about Ceramicist Linda Fahey Creativebug Classes on how to create beautiful ceramic vessels at home without a potter’s wheel.

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DIY CRAFTS • Easter Chalk Paint Eggs

The previous year I had decided to make some Easter decoration since our son, three and a half years old, could participate more in the preparations. I wanted to make some eggs with black doodles and hang them on branches, but I didn’t find white eggs. So, I decided to paint the brown I bought with white chalk paint, keeping also some of their appearance for a more natural result. Chalk paint is something like obsession. Once you start painting, you can’t stop; you just want to paint everything. materials eggs needle, or thin hand drill syringe paintbrush white chalk … Continue reading DIY CRAFTS • Easter Chalk Paint Eggs

DIY Crafts: Shabby Chic Fabric Heart

Follow me on Facebook • Google+ • Bloglovin’ If a month had to be matched a heart, definitely this month should be February. Whatever you are, a believer or not, of this questionable Saint named Valentine, you can’t escape from the heart-shaped love that is going to overwhelm the world and, of course internet, the next days. I always keep a calm distance from all these, but I’m a lover of heart-shaped art anyway, whether the day has the number 14th or 15th.  So, before some days when I found a very soft decorative wire in a very good price, I bought it immediately with … Continue reading DIY Crafts: Shabby Chic Fabric Heart

Spring Monogram Letter

Good morning ! Have a great new month ! The first of spring ! Although the weather here is still little moody, no one can deny the eagerness for shiny spring days. A very easy drawing project to welcome spring and cheerfully decorate your wall, is a floral monogram letter. You will need a white sheet, some colors of the kind you are convenient (pencils, or pens, or watercolors, or oil colors, or acrylics, etc.) and a photo frame. You can make a little internet searching to decide the form of your letter and then draw in the center and … Continue reading Spring Monogram Letter