Category: DIY

DIY for fall

I’ve started collecting a few ideas for DIY projects for fall. I’m getting rather restless these days – and I need different projects at home to distract me, otherwise I get in a foul mood – and we don’t want that.

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Here are a few of the DIY projects on my list:

Le paper globe – I want to make one or two – one for each kid. Want to make your own, then you can print it right here and get started.

Kitchen labels – I found some really cool ones and a guide over at nordic mojo. Unfortunately, the link to his labels doesn’t work anymore. But it’s great for inspiration. I really need labels like these in my kitchen – and it would be the perfect fall project.

Cord decoration – I first saw this idea a few years ago, and I’ve been wanting to try it out for ages. Now that I might have found wooden balls large enough to fit the purpose, there’s no excuse anymore.

Paper airplane – Ever since I saw Tina’s, also known as Traveling Mama, cute decorations for her boy’s birthday party last year, I’ve been wanting to add paper planes to my boy’s room. He’s got a large old school map on one wall in there, so the planes would be really cool. To see more pictures and to have a look at Tina’s guide, click here.

Lamp decoration – Ever since we moved into the new house, over two years ago, I’ve been wanting to change or even throw out a few lamps. Therefore, I think it’s time to either decorate them or get rid of them. I’ve got a few ideas in my head for decoration.

Paris in a box

Did you enjoy the summer in Paris with your kids? Or maybe a trip to the lovely city is just around the corner? I’ve found the perfect way for kids to discover or remember Paris.

On the blog Made by Joel, I’ve found the cutest miniature travel size paper Paris.

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Made by Joel has a really cute selection of paper city toys. Take a look around and maybe your kid will be playing with dinosaurs in Sydney in a few days.

Spring cleaning on my Mac

I was just spring cleaning my desktop on my mac. I was supposed to paint some more, but I just needed a clean canvas before class.

I saved these pictures from Fantastic Frank some time ago, and I forgot to share them here on Espresso Moments. Just now, I got inspired all over again, and might do something similar in my boy’s room. He’s getting a desk for a ‘big boy’ tomorrow, and I need some decoration on the wall above the desk.

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Images: Fantastic Frank

Beautiful 2014 calendar

As you know, I’ve been looking at different calendars for 2014. I’ve just found the perfect one for my home office. Oh the Lovely Things has created an amazing 2014 calendar, and the best thing is that it is free.

I cannot stop looking at it. I’m in love with the different patterns and the colour palette. I cannot wait to get ink for my printer so I can hang this above my table.

Visit Oh the Lovely Things right here to get the free printable yourself.

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Photo: Oh the Lovely Things

A sweet Christmas

Next week the first printed magazine full of Christmas ideas will be published and my mailbox will be full of them. I cannot wait. I go nuts every year and buy a ton of different magazines. I’m sure the publishers just love me this time of year.

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This year I also subscribed to Sweet Paul’s Holiday Mailing List. I’m a huge fan of Paul and his work, and I always get inspired browsing through his different projects and magazines. Therefore, it’s the obvious thing to do. You can subscribe to the mailing list by clicking on the link above.

Source: Sweet Paul

 

DIY Halloween costumes

The main reason I wanted to share these was because some of them made me smile yesterday. They are so extremely cute especially the mini Anna Wintour. You can find much more about her costume and the other fashion costumes on Oh Happy Day. I also included a few less fashion minded costumes – they look super cute. Imagine being a giant donut.

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via apartment therapy

 

doghnut via apartment therapy

 

Source: -1- Oh Happy Day -2- Apartment Therapy via Oh Happy Day -3- Studio DIY